Friday, February 22, 2013

You Warm My Heart

Another challenging cue this week at CASology:



My card didn't turn out exactly how I originally envisioned and after I put it together I was actually glad it didn't!


Instead of going literal with the flame (I was originally going to die cut logs and a fire) I opted to add some gradient color with distress inks to my die cut words to represent flame.  The Cricut cart I used to die cut the sentiment (Beyond Birthdays) also includes this cute heart wrapped in a cozy scarf:)  I remembered I had this SU heart border embossing folder and I really like how it adds just enough interest to the background.
Other Supplies Used:  Stampin' Up pool party, real red and soft suede cs, Stampin' Up lined pp, Papertrey ink rustic white cs, Teresa Collins Tell Your Story dotted pp, Ranger fired brick, spiced marmalade and squeezed lemonade distress inks

Not a lick of stampin' on this card.  I always feel some weird sense of guilt whenever this happens - do any of you ever feel that way????

See the flower froggie I used as a photo prop?  My friend Sue has been on the look-out for me and brought this one when we met for lunch (and a few margaritas!) yesterday.  I really love its larger size- thanks Sue!  

Happy Friday everyone! 

18 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Robin, this is awesome! I love the die cut letters, and the shading on "warm" is just perfect! Sweet embossed hearts, too...adorable touch. So glad to see you playing along at CASology this week!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Great sentiment and I love how you've coloured it - it really looks warm for sure! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

your card is soo cool, robin!! i love how you colored just the one word! so glad to see you playing along with CASology this week!

Barb said...

What a neat card, Robin! Love that you didn't use any stamps! Sometimes it just works out that way! Love it! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your sentiment and no need to feel guilt when you don't stamp, I sometimes do too, but this turned out perfect! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Cindy C. said...

How special! The die cut sentiment is really cool!

Anita Rex said...

Hello Robin! I love your new flower frog! :> Love your card today, such a great take of the cue! And i know what you mean about feeling guilty when there isn't much stamping lol!

Greta said...

I need one of those froggies--works so well for your photos. You are just too darned clever, Robin--never would have thought to use the inking to represent flames--brilliant!

joy said...

This card is fabulous even if there isn't any stamping, Robin. Love the unique way you represented the cue word FLAME!

Nancy said...

Adorable card, Robin! Very creative!

mypapercraftworld said...

Fantastic take on the cue card ... love the way you coloured one word to reflect flame and the background embossing is perfect! Anita in France :)

Lisa said...

LOVE the take on this challenge, Robin! And I love that there is no stamping too :) The gradient coloring on "warm" is awesome and so perfect- This one is a winner!

svelteSTUFF said...

I like your version of flame, and 'froggie' seems very content with it too ;-) !!
WONDERFUL non-literal take, as always.

Maureen Merritt said...

This is perfect for "FLAME"!! I love your creativity. Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Super fun die cuts! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Melissa said...

This is just too fun! :) LOVE the font of your sentiment and the way you used the gradient color to highlight one word! Perfect for this week's cue word!
Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

fun stamping said...

Awesome card, Robin! Its CAS, but there is quite a bit of detail in it. Congrats on the HM!

Maureen Morton said...

What a creative take on the challenge, Robin! you are so darn creative. Love it all, especially that great background.