Tuesday, 21 October 2014

CASology 118 - Home


This week's CASology Cue Card is Home.



I used a well-known quote and some symbolism (ruby red sparkly paper) to hopefully connect with a memory (Wizard of Oz).

Sometimes in card-making, flexibility is key. I started with the Memory Box row of houses die. Then (after I cut it haphazardly on a strip of white scrap) I realized that it's really a border die. No problem, I straightened it out and trimmed it up so that  it could sit along the bottom of my card. I then used a scrap of red glimmer paper to cut out just one of the houses and glued it on top, to show that this house is special - it's 'home'.

I don't have a 'There's no place like home' sentiment, so I figured I would use a type-writer (Inkadinkado) font to create my words. Being a clever girl, I started with the bottom word to ensure proper spacing and placement. Took me a while to find the 'l' (losing letters is really the biggest problem with clear stamp alphabets, I find) but I got 'like' stamped. Then I couldn't find the lower-case 'a' for 'place'. UGH! I really didn't want to start over (I hear there are people who plan their cards BEFORE they start them - not me!), so I figured I could mix it up a bit by using the upper-case 'A' instead. To make it look authentic, I then used a lower-case 'o' from a bigger type-writer font (Hero Arts). And until I told you this story, you had no idea that this wasn't my plan all along, did you? You just thought it was edgy and artistic, didn't you? lol!

And now it's your turn - what does home mean to you? Make sure you stop by the DT blogs for even more inspiration:

19 comments:

Susanne Vargas said...

Love it! And yes, of course I thought you had planned it that way! ;)

Hannelie said...

LOVE it!

Joyce said...

I thought you had planned the sentiment that way--and that you were brilliant because of it. Wonderful glittery red house--I am proud of myself for 'getting' the Wizard of Oz reference.

Meghan said...

I'd like to live in a sparkly red house! Your sentiment is perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

You have nailed this one Ardyth! Absolutely stinkin' creative. Now every little girl should have a pair of ruby slippers...and every woman should have a ruby house!!

Tracey McNeely said...

...oh and definitely edgy and artistic!

Jenni's Jems said...

Yeah I thought you had been very artistic with your sentiment! but what a really clever idea ...hope I can remember this when I lose one of those pesky letters...and love the sparkly house ! x

Rahmat said...

A lovely CAS card Ardyth!, if I didn't read through, I would have have thought that you planned everything, it came off really well!

Lisa Lara said...

This is pure magic Ardyth. I love your sentiment, the font and placement and leaving the word home off and letting your glitter home speak for itself. Genius.

icardeveryone01 said...

Plan? People plan card designs? No matter, Ardyth, this is perfection in my book! And quoting my favorite movie just tops it! Lovely die-cut...
=] Michele

Mrs Harry said...

You are always edgy and artistic Ardyth, but today's is just fab. Glad it's not only me that 'needs' stamp sets in multiple sizes, just in case.

Charlene Mitchell said...

Love, Love, Love this! Thanks for sharing your artistic details/process! This is such a fantastic creation!

Shelly said...

So sweet! Love!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love this MUCH!!! Glitz and CAS!!!

OH Babs said...

Mistakes can become masterpieces.

Judy1223 said...

Brilliant, Ardith! The ruby house is just brilliant!

Jen W. said...

Yup - totally thought the sentiment was planned! It works perfectly! Hate when stamps go missing - so annoying! Love the sparkly red house - how cool to live there!

mayholicraft said...

I thought you had planned the sentiment that way, too. You shouldn't haven told us! Haha! Your red house really pops out of all the white space. Love it! May

Brenda said...

Eeek! I love this card Ardyth!!! It does make me connect with my memories of the Wizard of Oz! Awesome for sure!!! Hugs, Brenda