Tuesday, 12 January 2016

CASology 180 - Open


This week's CASology Cue Card is Open!



This card works for open in 3 (no, make that 4) ways:

1. there is lots of open space
2. I the negative or 'open' space of the die cut
3. the card can open
4. you hug with open arms

I actually started with the idea of open arms for a hug and chose this PTI die (love the clean graphic style of the font!). Then I went searching for 'sending warm'. These little words from MFT's Hug in a Mug set (but not from the same stamp - some surgery was required) are perfect because they are similar in style to the "hugs". Non-serif, all-caps - perfect!

I backed my (MFT pierced square) panel onto some kraft cardstock, to warm it up a little from a plain white card (but plain white would have been even more CAS because there would have been no break in the open (or white) space).

Now it's your turn - make sure you check out the DT blogs for more inspiration!


and this week's Guest Designer: Rachel

25 comments:

Hannelie said...

Clever. clever. Clever!
Loved this from the first moment I saw it on the DT blog.

Marion said...

Clever card Ardyth!

Rahmat said...

Wow, you wouldn't believe it, I actually was going to make a card using a word die just now...Such a simple and classy card Ardyth.

Maxine D said...

Oh my goodness Ardyth, this is amazing - love your interpretation of the theme.
Blessings
Maxine

Jenni's Jems said...

This is such a brilliant take on the cue word !!...must remember to case it one day :)x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is such a brilliant take on the cue word !!...must remember to case it one day :)x

sandie said...

Love how you used the negative die, so perfectly CAS

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

You are so clever with your takes on the inspiration! Love it.

Deepti said...

You are supremely creative, love the simple yet striking creation :)

Cindy H. said...

This card said *warm* to me as soon as I saw it. Beautiful card and perfect colors!

Shelly said...

This is awesome!! Love your take on the cue card!

Bobby said...

You just need one of those thumb emojis or a 'like' button for your blog, Ardyth. I always love what you do.

Happy Dance said...

So cool. I think I'll send you a hug or two after seeing this beauty. Love the die-cut 'hugs' and the piercing around the outside of the white panel....more "open[ings]!!" The kraft was the perfect warm color, too. Great card, my friend. Bev

Joyce said...

Fantastic and CAS. Love how many interpretations you have on your card. Isn't that the best 'hug' word die ever?

Geri said...

AWESOME card! Great choice of sentiment - totally works with "Hugs". Clean & simply stunning!

Pam said...

Perfect!

Lisa said...

Lovin the kraft and white, this is terrific Ardyth!

TK said...

That die is gorgeous, and I love the white on kraft too!

Jen W. said...

Love the combination of the softness of the word "hug" and the cool graphic look of your design. Glad you went for the kraft too.

carol (krillsister) said...

Love all the interpretations. He he. Lovely card.

Kim Heggins said...

So sweet...love your wonderful hugs.

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Ardyth ... popping up the negative hugs against the kraft really does seem to add to the sense of 'warm hugs' ... kind of snuggly in a CAS way!! Hugs & bisous, my friend, Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth your OPEN is brilliant, love how you think my friend!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

The Kraft looks fab with this! Love it!

Mac Mable said...

Love the white against the kraft card. Very clever interpretation, beautiful and striking CAS card.