Thursday, June 21, 2012

CFC58: Thanks

It's Friday!  And you know what that means...another CAS-ual Fridays challenge!  YAY! Here is this week's challenge:
Create as CAS project using pink. 
June 23 is National Pink Day so we're doing pink designs.

And the wonderful sponsor this week is The Ribbon Carousel.  The winner of this week's challenge will win a $20 gift card to spend in their store: 

I love pink, but I had a bit of a hard time with this challenge.  I think it was because I had so many ideas, that it was difficult to narrow it down and decide on just one.  But I'm pretty pleased with this paper yummy:

I used some cute pink polka dot paper from Lily Bee Designs, that I die-cut using a Nestabilities die.  I love that it's distressed looking, with the black "smudges".  I used a chevron stamp from the Paper Smooches Geo-Graphic set, and stamped it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick.  Then I stamped a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Simply Said set in black ink.  I added a pink button, threaded with pink and white baker's twine:

To continue to distressed look and bring in more black, I drew lines around the card using a black pen, and made it a little thicker in the corners:

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge!  You have until next Thursday at noon EST to do so.  Thanks for looking!

I'm also playing along here:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 138: Pastel Colors
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #126: Polka Dots
Paper Play Challenges '12 - Week 25: Use a die

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific; patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; stamps: Paper Smooches (Geo-Graphic and Simply Said); inks: Ranger (pink), Tsukineko (black); cutting die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders;  die cutting machine: Cuttlebug by Provocraft; baker's twine: Divine Twine; black pen: K & Company; button: craft supply


  1. Hi Kimberly! Love how the pink in your die cut paper really pops against the white...the button is a very pretty and perfectly matched pink embellishment...great card:)!!

  2. This is super cute! Great work... I stay away from pink as much as possible but you rocked it! Love the CAS design.

  3. I love the touch of chevron against the patterned paper. So cute!

  4. That design is clever with the chevrons going through the pp. Love that button too!

  5. Great card! Love the pop of black with the pink!

  6. I love the look of the chevrons stamped on the polka dotted paper. The black frame is the perfect finishing touch!

  7. Really pretty card, love the chevrons.

  8. great card thank you for sharing with us at crafty catz this week
    linda x

  9. Simply beautiful, love the design...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  10. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.

  11. great 'clean & simple' design - fab card. thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
    Kim x

  12. Very cute! The chevron looks 3-dimensional, almost like it was stitched! I like your CAS take on the challenges.

  13. Beautiful - love the CAS design.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

  14. Very beautiful CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at Paperplay.