Tuesday, 24 February 2015

CASology 135 - Mini


This week's CASology Cue Card is Mini!



There are lots of fun ways to go with this! I chose to use a small image (There She Goes Stamps) and a cut-apart sentiment (Uniko - this week's sponsor!) to make a mini focal image. To make sure it stood out, I chose a high-impact colour for the balloon as well as coating it in glossy accents for some shine. I also used a black frame for contrast. Surrounded by all that glorious white space, 'mini' is perfect for a CAS card!

 Now it's your turn! Before you go, make sure to check out the rest of the DT's blogs for inspiration!







34 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

I couldn't wait to see what you'd do for this... fab as always! We'll all be channeling our Ardyth-esque style this week!!
=] M

richardbreaks said...

That is so cute! I love mini just about anything!

Yolanda Garrido said...

This card is one of my favourites!!!!!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Lol! That is SO a cute! This was right up your alley! Perfect for your style --- love all of your cards - they are always so "neat"!!!

Kate said...

Absolutely adorable !!! Love how the balloon string forms the "i" and that glossy red balloon may be mini but definitely won't be missed !!!

Joyce said...

Such a fabulous little mini focal point. That balloon is fantastic.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just too cute! And chic! Perfect.

Sarah Gray said...


Such a crisp and fresh design - love your CAS card!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so FUN!!!

Happy Dance said...

Yep! PERFECT mini card! This is just fantastic. Love the black frame as it really helps you focus on that awesome balloon! LOVE THIS CARD!!! Really, really do! Bev

Jenny said...

This is 'mini ' perfection..love it :)
Jenny x

Shelly said...

LOOOVE this!

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely sweet Ardyth! I just love that mini balloon. Perfect CAS!

Tracey McNeely said...

..and I love your new profile pic! Pretty lady!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Loving this perfect mini masterpiece! I think we might see a lot of square cards for this challenge :)
I have been meaning to compliment you new pic too! Love it too!

Pam said...

Love this cute balloon on your sweet card. Mini will be fun.

Lynn said...

Love that glossy balloon. Perfect take on the mini challenge.

Barbara Derksen said...

Gotta love Glossy Accents - the little balloon looks like its rising right off of your card. So effective! Love all the white space.

Judy1223 said...

Yep, I love that little balloon...with such a big impact!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I mean, seriously, what more does a card need? You did a masterful job of making your sweet inchy have a HUGE and FUN impact, Ardy!! Hugs, Darnell

Gabi MeWi said...

Simple and elegant - fantastic.

Jen W. said...

Adorable! Love the pop of red from the balloon!

Geri said...

Cutie Patootie! Too darn cute for words....

Brenda said...

I love your take on the "mini" prompt Ardyth! It's so cute and so CASalicious! Hugs, Brenda

mayholicraft said...

That's my lady, Ardyth!!!! You know how you make the card stand out. So simple but stunning in a CAS way.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Ardyth, your card is wonderful, love the balloon string being I letter and a delicate glossy accent. Thank you for inviting to CASology, it's always fun to play :) Ksenija

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the pop of color and all the white!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Adorable, love the gloss on that cute balloon!

Anita in France said...

So much perfection in one small space, Ardyth ... fab pop of red on that gorgeously glossy balloon, cool use of the 'i' for the string, crisp framing ... oh, and all that glorious white ... blissful ... LOVE it! Anita :)

Hazel Hodgkins said...

You know I love this card! (wink!!) Your style is obviously inspiring me in a big way!! Wish I could touch that glossy balloon! It looks fantastic!

Marlena M. said...

This is so sweet!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Ardyth!! Your sentiment and balloon are truly mini!! I love how small everything is. You've outdone yourself this time.

Melissa said...

Eeep! A mini balloon! So perfectly perfect with that single pop of shiny red!!! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Your CAS card always clever Ardyth I love this and the simple design you did..Love love love ..hugs, Monika