Friday, July 29, 2011

Clean & Simple...and Paper Pierced

I am really loving CAS-ual Friday challenges.  They really make me think and expand my comfort zone, all while working on perfecting that wonderful CAS style! :)

For more info, click here to find out about their challenge this week. 

So, I made a 4 x 9 card last week for my brother-in-law's birthday... turned out pretty well for a masculine card. This week I made a more feminine version for a loved one...

 If you know me, you know I LOVE hearts!  I started with a kraft 4 x 9 base.  I used the small SU heart punch to punch out lots of white cardstock hearts.  I punched out one red heart to make it 'pop'; I also used a dimensional to make it literally 'pop' out, as you can see from the close up picture below.  The stamp I used really reads "because I love you MOM", but I wanted to keep it more general for future use, so I masked the "MOM" part out.  (I DO love both my mom & mother-in-law, but this just makes for more options in the future! :) )  I also paper pierced a small row of dots under the sentiment to bring a little more attention to it since the card is so very simple. 
The stamp is a rubber cling from Michael's by Studio G.  Here's the close up of the sentiment, popped up red heart, and paper piercing. 

I am also entering this card into Pals Paper Arts Challenge 104 (PPA104): Paper Piercing & CAS.  You can visit their site here to get all of the details of this challenge! :)

I love how this card turned out!  What do you think? 

Thanks for stopping by & for your comments!  Have a fabulous weekend!



  1. Oh, this is such a pretty card! Love the white hearts on the dark card base...very striking!

  2. Very pretty clean and simple card. Love the size of the card and how the red heart stands out. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  3. This is such a fun card, the pop of red against the kraft is a spot on fun idea! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Awesome! Love the line of heart with just one in red. Fabulous!

  5. What a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. How stinkin cute is this?! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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