Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Another CAS-ual Friday Text Challenge Card

So I'll start off with the disclaimer that I don't even know if I can enter more than one card in this challenge! I should probably go check and see.
I can't tell you all how excited I am that this challenge started. I first began my blog a little over two years ago because I wanted to finally enter some online challenges that I had been stalking for quite some time. For a while there, I was playing along with a number of different challenges, it seemed like there was a card to post each and everyday! But with the way life goes, most of the challenges I began with have either run their course, or I have played them enough, and so I was so happy that the CAS-ual Fridays challenge has been born! I guess what I am trying to say is that it was my love of challenges that got me started in the paper crafting blog world, and it feels good to sort of get back to my roots so to speak-get back to why I started doing this crazy blog thing in the first place.

I love challenges because they get my creative juices flowing and many times pull me out of my comfort zone. I never thought that 8 years ago when I began stamping that I would have ended up where I am. Stamping, blogging about the projects I have created, and even being able to have some of my work published has been an amazing journey, one that I hope continues for a long time to come. I am so humbled and honored to be rubbing shoulders (in an online way) with some truly talented and creative women. I feel even more humbled when people actually comment on my work. I do this first and foremost because I love stamp and create paper crafts, but I can't tell you how much all your comments and well wishes have meant to me.

Okay, I seriously did not mean to ramble on like that.....I don't know what got into me. With that said, here is the second card I made for the CAS-ual Fridays Text Challenge! This idea just popped into my head as I was coming home from taking Sam up to Kindergarten, and since Kellan went down for a nap, I had a chance to make this card!

The flower I stamped in Pink Pirouette ink, and then I inked up a French Script background stamp that I have with Baja Breeze Ink, and using the kissing technique, stamped the flower onto the background stamp to pick up the text over the pink, and then stamped it on the white card stock. Added a sentiment, a few little pearls, and slapped it on the card base. Couldn't be simpler than that! I have to say that I am really pleased with how it turned out with the text on the flower petals. Cuz you know, sometimes I get these crazy ideas that look real nice in my head, but don't work their way onto paper very well! I'm happy this one worked!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Whisper White and Basic Black Card Stock by SU

Fabulous Flowers Set by SU. French Script Bkgrnd Stamp by SU, Think Big Favorites #2 by PTI

Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze Ink by SU, Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Pearls by SU


Kryssi said...

Gorgeous card! Loving that big bold flower! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen B. said...

The kissing technique is perfect for this challenge, I wish I would have thought of it! So glad that you can find time out of your crazy busy life with four boys to make cards and share them with the rest of this. So happy when I read about your first publication a while back too, totally well deserved. Thanks for choosing to play, again, at CAS-Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

So sweet of you to share your stamping and blogging journey with us, Amanda! I feel EXACTLY the same way about card-making!! This crafting community is the BEST!! AND it is always good to play with challenges to stretch our minds and creativity--that's how I learned in the last 2-3 years!! Love your kissing technique and the flower really speaks volumes! The placement of pearls are absolutely perfect! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope to see your fabulous work again!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

You SHOULD be happy with how this turned out, and thank you so much for sharing the technique! I adore everything about this!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing CAS!

Laurie said...

How beautiful! I love that flower and the bling! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!