Thursday, July 5, 2012

CFC60 - Thank you

Happy Friday!  Today I'm back with this week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays:
CFC60: Text me
Use text in your clean and simple project

And this week's sponsor is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp:

Not only will the winner of this challenge receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at Simon Says Stamp, she will also win a guest designer spot at the CAS-ual Fridays blog!  For this week's challenge, I wanted to use text in a way I hadn't before.  I had a couple ideas in my head, and finally decided on this paper yummy:

I applied a white flower rub-on to a panel of black cardstock.  Then I colored over the rub-on using Prismacolor pencils.  I wanted to stamp my text onto the black panel, but really only have it show up against the rub-on.  So I used black Staz-on ink, and it still shows up, ever so slightly, against the black.  I really like the way it looks!  And I was able to position the flower just where I wanted on the stamp so that the "thank you" would show up.  Here's a close-up of the black-on-black stamping:

I finished off the card with a simple strip of ribbon, some stitching, a glittery brad, and some rounded corners.  I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge.  You have until next Thursday at noon EST to do so.  We'd love to have you!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (black); rub-on: American Crafts; colored pencils: Prismacolor; stamp: Hero Arts; ink: Tsukineko; ribbon: Hobby Lobby; brad: craft supply; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Singer; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


  1. beautiful! i love the texty flower :)

  2. Kim I love this card! The flower is like a touch of vintage on a CAS card! Love the bold black and white base! So glad you played along at CAS-ual Fridays! And thanks for the sweet comment in my blog! Hugs!

  3. Love the coloring of your white flower and how you stamped your text on top! So pretty!

  4. Very cool card, so striking! Love the close up shot!

  5. Love the flower and the stitching! So striking but also soft and pretty!

  6. Very cute idea! I love the subtle effect of the black-on-black stamping with the sentiment highlighted by the flower.