Monday, May 23, 2011

Fifth Avenue and Bling

Today's card is for a new to me challenge that I've seen the link to on some of my friend's blogs.  It's called CAS-ual Fridays.  You know me, I'm a CAS kind of gal so I had to check it out.  This week's challenge is to put bling on a card.  I  can handle that!

The layout is from this week's CAS challenge at SCS is to do a card  inspired by a sketch by Regina.  (You can see her card on the bottom of the CAS challenge link.)

I tried to use decorative paper, I really did and then went with my Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I hope you aren't getting sick of seeing it, because I seem to keep pulling it out.

The flowers are some that I embossed and watercolored some time ago.  They were stamped with Whisper White on Shimmery White cardstock then heat embossed.  I used the Aquabrush and reinker to paint the flowers with Melon Mambo then cut them out.  I tried several ideas for the strip but settled on a piece of So Saffron ribbon with a scrap of DSP over the top.  So I did get some decorative paper in!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink:  Whisper White, Reinkers (Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry)
Paper:  Shimmery White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, Whisper White, DSP
Accessories:  White EP, Aquabrush, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, So Saffron Grograin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones

I hope you had a good start to the week.  Thanks for the visit and all the lovely comments you have been leaving.




Kryssi said...

Pretty! Love that textured white cardstock! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Simply delightful!Love the embossed background and the flowers with gems! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susie said...

This is really lovely. I've been going to try that new challenge - I subscribe to their blog - every week and somehow times gets away from me.

Michele Gross said...

Welcome! I'm so glad you found us and decided to play along :) Your card is delightful, love the texture and the bright happy colors and a great job with the bling! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Vicky said...

Stunning bright and beautiful card Bonnie! I too love this square lattice embssing folder, perfect alternative to patterned paper!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Karen B. said...

A beautiful card with beautiful colors! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, I think this challenge is right up your alley. I know you love CAS and do them so well. Your card is soooo pretty and has just the right amount of bling.

Laura Davis said...

This card is beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Shirley said...

Very very pretty! Love the texture and those flowers too!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love that texture and your bright colors. Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.