Hello and happy *fabulous* Friday! Today I thought I would share two cards that I made for a swap on Splitcoast. Patty was our hostess for this swap and the theme was "Got a CASE of CAS". Here are the deets of the swap:
"CASE stands for 'copy and share everything' and all you need to do for this swap is to find a CAS ('clean and simple') card in the gallery and CASE it. The idea of casing a card generally means that you will use the main concept of the card and then change at least 2 things about it in creating your new card. This can mean changing the color of card stock, maybe use ribbon instead of brads, you can use a different image, or change the layout a bit, etc..."
My first card was a CASE of a card I saw HERE on Susan's blog, Susan's Day Off Creations. Funny thing is, I think I picked the only card from her blog that she did NOT post in her Splitcoast gallery. Oops! I have had the 2-Step Owl punch since it came out, but this was my first time to actually use it for a project. These little guys are SO stinkin' cute! I added some Crystal Effects to their eyes and to the heart on the wee dude in the middle to make him a little more "one of a kind".
My second card was a CASE of this card HERE from Paula on SCS. I completely over-complicated the flower element on the first 2 attempts...I had to keep reminding myself it was a clean and simple swap. I was making some crazy 3-D flowers that would never actually fit in the envelope to ship them out. I saved them for another project though. (*wink*) I have to admit, I had to resist the urge to add lots of layers to both cards but in the end, I was happy with how they came out. Hope you like them, and my attempt at "clean and simple"! Thanks for visiting today! :)
Card #1 SU! Supply List:
Stamps: One of a Kind
Ink: Rich Razzleberry classic ink
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP (ret), Orchid Opulence (ret.), Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Owl punch, Perfect Ploka Dots Embossing folder and Crystal Effects
Card #2 SU! Supply List:
Stamps: Whimsical Words
Ink: Wild Wasabi classic ink
Paper: Afternoon Tea DSP (ret.), Groovy Guava (ret.), Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Sizzix Flower Layers #3 (ret), Groovy Guava stitched ribbon (ret.), XL Oval punch, Scalloped Border punch, hemp twine and button (non SU!)