Do you CASADIA?
Wida Miller of Beachorado started a fun event (much like the childhood game of telephone) where you have many card-makers lined up, each CASing the person before them. How interesting it is to see the cards morph as you go down the line!
It all started with this iconic card by Laura Bassen
and 22 cards later we get to this beautiful, yet very different card by Pauline Pollington. How fun is that?! Here are the previous entries summarized on Wida's blog.
OK, so now it's my turn to play!
I was inspired by the pretty lace border on Pauline's card. Awhile ago I bought a huge spool of vintage lace for $3 (a crazy deal, there must be 25 yards on the metal-edged spool from the 50's!) I wanted to make something Christmas-y, but didn't want to use the ecru lace. So I colored it with markers. I'll have to remember this, it's a great way to customize embellishments to your card.
The background was selectively embossed with Swiss Dots. Originally I had the sentiment in Turquoise, but it was too light so I searched for a Kelly green. Boy, was it hard to find a "true" green ink in my drawers. I must never use it! So now the turquoise is just behind the lace. I dusted each tree with a little left-over glitter.
The Make It Monday challenge uses glittered & layered die cuts. So I layered a left-over neon berry as the focal point in the middle of the card. It's only a tiny bit, but it's still going into the Moxie Fab Keen on Neon challenge.
If you're interested in joining, let Wida know. You could be next!
Then after cleaning my desk I'm left with the piece of lace from when I was experimenting with the colors. I am such a saver, and can never toss anything. So ...
I made a quick card with it. On this card the lace doesn't relate to the star. I like how the point of the star separates "you" and "re", but the line of the lace leads your eye right off the card never to return. So let's try again.
Better, the line of lace leads to the star now. And I added lines to the bottom half of the star to fill the space more.
Here's another version with larger text, and an angled star to give a little more energy.
Not sure which you prefer, but I always enjoy hearing others' thought processes, so I included my own here. Plus, it fits with the "evolution" theme of Wida's CASADIA event.
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used on Tis the Season:
stamps: Papertrey Think Big Favorites
impression plates: Provo Craft Swiss Dots
dies: Papertrey Stars
other: lace, hole punch, Martha Stewart glitter, Spectrum Noir markers
Supplies used used on the Star cards:
stamps: PSX lowercase alpha, Papertrey Just the Ticket
dies: Papertrey Ink Stars, Provo Craft Tag Sale
other: lace, Martha Stewart glitter, Spectrum Noir markers