Wednesday, June 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #57: Clear As Day

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The current challenge (ending noon tomorrow EST!) at CAS-ual Fridays is to use either acetate or vellum.  I have a hard time working with both as I either end up with my stamp sliding across the acetate or I don't give the inked vellum enough time to dry:(

So I decided to die cut some acetate to make a shaker card:

 
Once I figured out what I was going to do this actually came together quickly.  I used Spellbinders reverse wonky rectangles to die cut both the acetate and the frame the acetate is attached to.  After placing some closely spaced pieces of foam tape to the stamped card front I laid the buttons down before adhering the framed acetate piece.  I chose green buttons as I wanted them to look like "grass".  And I spotlighted one of the flowers to go along with the sentiment from Paper Smooches "Sentiment Sampler" set :)
Other Materials Used:  Stampin' Up flower stamp from World Treasures set, Michael's black pearls, Papertrey ink white cs, Ranger worn lipstick distress ink,  pp from Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 6 x 6 pad

It's been unusually hot in the Northeast these past few days (heat index of 100 degrees today!) so my hubby and I plan to spend the day tomorrow with our friends on their pontoon boat.  I looooove this kind of boat - it reminds me of a floating living room!  We plan to stay well-hydrated :)

Thanks for all your encouraging comments and stay cool (or warm!) wherever you are!

13 comments:

Rosemary said...

what a fantastic card, robin! i think i see another CAS-ual Fridays VIP nod in your future!

Barb said...

Love this, Robin! What a fun card! Love that you added those bright green buttons!

Love pontooning - and you're so right - it's like a floating living room - so perfect on a hot day! Have fun! :)

Stephanie Washburn said...

LOVE this card! SO funky and SMART! Love when designers use products in a fun new way and you definitely did- those buttons are perfect for this card! So awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays! :)

Nancy said...

What a striking card, Robin! Beautiful design! I have never been pontooning, but it sure sounds like fun!

Maureen Morton said...

Love this - I haven't thought of shaker cards in years! What colorful fun, Robin. Love that background and that punch of color with the sweet buttons. I want to shake it!!! Stay cool (we call them party boats in CA) and thanks for sharing.

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous card, so striking! Love your fun, colorful buttons in the shaker window! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Gayatri said...

Such a neat card! Love the shaker card and use of buttons. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays

Virginia L. said...

You have done it again, Robin! This is so creative and unique! Love the wonky shape you chose for this shaker card! Gorgeous!

Nancy said...

Hi Robin, I just added your blog to my Google Reader (somehow I lost all the blogs I'd been following) and I've been catching up on your amazing card-making magic! Oh my goodness you have some fabulous talent, you've completely inspired me with this button shaker card and all of your recent cards. I'm looking forward to keeping up with all of your wonderful designs! hugs~

sheila said...

Well, just how darn spectacular is this? Wow-so creative Robin!

Greta said...

What a terrific card, Robin! Your style is just so appealing to me--always!

Brenda said...

That's an exquisite card Robin! Love those green buttons!

Michelle said...

Robin, this is such a neat design! Love the window!