Sunday, January 25, 2015

Can You Case it? Design Team - Designers Choice CYCI #54

Good morning!  We're enjoying a great weekend, even if our "snow event" turned out to be a non-event, we'll have to see about the next one.  Today I have some very exciting you may recall a few weeks ago I was invited to be a guest designer over on the Can You Case It? blog, this is a great group of talented ladies and I had fun playing along.  Well today I get to announced that I've joined their design team which means you'll be getting new inspiration every Sunday morning with this great challenge site.  For the first weeks challenge we were given the freedom to use any products and layouts we wanted so we had a lot of freedom.  Of course, this time of year I decided to make a Valentine's card using the Groovy Love stamp set (we actually made this card in this month's Just Cards class.  I have a lot of guys in my life so you need Valentine's cards that don't have lots of girly colors.  I started with Island Indigo cardstock for the cardbase and then added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Happy Heart Embossing Folder

Next I added a piece of Typeset Speciality Designer Series Paper for the newsprint look (this is a great package of DSP as it has lots of different prints that are neutral to work with lots of different types of projects).  Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and Stamped the heart image from the Groovy Love stamp set (in the middle) using Island Indigo ink before punching it out with the Sweetheart Punch.  I used both pieces, the stamped heart was attached to the card and then I took the framed piece, sponged around the edge with Island Indigo ink and tied a bow around one of the edges with a  piece of Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon before attaching it to the cardfront with dimensionals on all four corners to provide a shadowbox effect.  I added a couple more hearts using the Gold Glimmer Paper and the heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The greeting is from the same stamp set and since I made this card for Aidan I thought the "born to be loved" sentiment was perfect.  I stamped it with Memento Ink on Island Indigo cardstock before cutting it out with the Big Shot and Itty Bitty Banners Framelits and attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

I had a lot of fun making this card and can't wait to give it to my little man.  Make sure to check out the other design team cards, there wonderful and you'll get lots of fun, fresh ideas.  Then play along and share what you made so we all can enjoy!

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and be safe!

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1 comment:

  1. Diana, totally love the card! I've enjoyed your work for a long time, and am so happy that you are a part of the design team at CYCI. Eva :)


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