Tuesday, 17 November 2015

CASology 173 - Pretty


This week's CASology Cue Card is Pretty!


My mind automatically went to flowers, but when I dug a bit deeper, I realized that this poor little word has a lot of baggage! Seems like we all want to be pretty, but we're not really supposed to because (as we all know), it's what's inside that counts. And I know that to be true, but hey, it doesn't hurt to brush your hair or put some lipstick on every once in a while, does it? So I made a compact. When you open it, there's a mirror so you can see that you're pretty. Because you are. And there's some words that remind you to focus on much more than how you look. 

Here's a look at the card with the compact closed. I used a trick from Michele's book, of embossing black on black on the top for some shine, texture and interest. (I put a little video on Instagram)


I used a circle die on folded black cardstock to create the compact. I used a slightly smaller circle of silver mirror card for the mirror and I used Simon's "You're Amazing" dies cut in pink mirror card. The outside of the compact is stamped with a Winnie&Walter Sparkle stamp.

I think that despite the 'action' on this card, it remains CAS due to the white space and simple colour scheme.

Now it's your turn. Be sure to check out the rest of the DT for some more inspiration!


22 comments:

!neke said...

You made a very special card !
Love it !

Ineke X

Susanne Vargas said...

Brilliant! Absolutely love it!

Deepti said...

What a creative card !! Love the pink inside :)

Joyce said...

This is such an ingenious card. Love the thought, and how clever is your compact.

Tracey McNeely said...

A really brilliant design Ardyth! Loved your video too you should make more!

Lynn said...

So clever. Love seeing where your imagination takes us.

Melissa said...

You're much too clever. When I initially saw this, I couldn't help but shake my head at the pure genius of it. So unique and beautifully done! I love the black on black embossing!

marilyn said...

I'm sure it doesn't look this way in person, but my first thought was it was a toilet seat! Sorry..just struck my funny bone!

TK said...

This is very sweet; a great pick-me-up for someone needing a boost!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant and original!

Geri said...

Seriously? A compact ? How do you think of these AMAZING ideas? Echoing Lindsey's comment - brilliant and original!

Maxine D said...

What a stunning card Ardyth - love it, and your thoughts behind it.
Blessings
Maxine

Claire said...

What a great idea Ardyth! I never thought you could create a CAS, interactive card...so clever!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh wow Ardyth this is pretty amazing,Iknow a few people who would just adore this ...myself included !!😊x

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh wow Ardyth this is pretty amazing,Iknow a few people who would just adore this ...myself included !!😊x

Lisa said...

So clever, so CUTE!!

Petra Swart said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT, Ardyth!!! What a fantastic idea so creatively put onto paper!!!!

Monika Reeck said...

this is GENIUS dear Ardyth
I love the black on black stamped too
and I never think to make the compact powder like you did
you are a genius idea for CASology
love always your card
I just join again after long time absent will be thrilled if you like to visit my CASology card
hugs, Monika

Anita in France said...

So clever, Ardyth ... and fabulous ... the black on black sparkle and shimmery sentiment are so pretty! Hugs & bisous, bisous, Anita :)

Marianne said...

Such a clever take on the cue word, Ardyth. Love it.

Judy1223 said...

Indeed, it's whats on the inside that really makes one "pretty." So true...and such a clever take on the cue!

TaeEun said...

Such a cute idea! Love the compact!