Friday, July 22, 2011

A Challenge, For Sure

I've LOVED participating in the challenges at CAS-ual Fridays.  They are helping me expand my creativity & cardmaking abilities.  When I got on this morning and saw this week's challenge- rub ons & stickers- I knew it would truly be a challenge for me.  One reason I prefer cardmaking to scrapbooking is because you can do so much with stamps and you don't need to rely on stickers, alphabets, and rub-ons so much.  I think many are beautiful, but they also tend to be an added expense for this frugal stamper.  However, during my last trip to Michael's, I bought some value packs of Making Memories embellishments that were on clearance... since I can't resist a good deal, I bought them.  After a quick look, I found some rub-ons to try that were in those large packs of embellishments.  So... here's my attempt at using rub-ons.  I kept it very clean & simple... and I actually made two! :)

CAS-ual Fridays CFC12

 The center ribbon is really a deep purple that matches the center of the flower.  For this card, the flower & sentiment are both rub ons. 

For this card, I ONLY used rub ons.  (A first for me, for sure!)

It's a little overcast again today... so my lighting wasn't the best.  It's so hot & it wants to rain, but I don't think it will. 

I hope you like my attempts! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. I think you did an excellent job for a first timer rub on user:)I'm new to crafting but I prefer card making(its so many fun ways to make a card) vs scrapbooking as well. I love the designs on both of your cards.

  2. what a fantastic way to use rubons..
    I'm inviting you to add your cards to our linking party gallery at

  3. Rub ons and stickers are outside my comfort zone too! :) You did a great job with your cards-both are dynamite! Thanks for having some fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. So pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. Both cards are fantastic, but that second one is outstanding! Love that row of color. So glad you joined us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  6. Great cards! Love the design and color of the second one, totally CAS :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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