Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Learn to Swerve - CAS

8/28/2017 Update: Diamond Award Winner at Color Dare Challenge #257.

Time for another CAS card. When I create a card that is CAS, I really have to "swerve" from my first instinct, which is to add layers upon layers.
Onto a white cardstock card base, dies were used to create two curvy stitched lines. A strip of cardstock was die cut to create the third. Another die was used to cut the three strips across the bottom of the card. The inside of the card was also cut with the stitched dies and a strip of cardstock was added. The card was assembled and the sentiment was stamped.

The card is being submitted to:

1. (CAS)E This Sketch #235

2. Color My Heart Color Dare #257
    (CTMH White Daisy, Lagoon, Blossom, Pansy, Slate with  optional Silver - substitutions permitted)

3. Crafty Creations #348
    (Anything Goes)

4. Paper Smooches July/August Challenge
    (Anything Goes)

Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, CAS
Size: A2

Stamps: Paper Smooches "Spiffy Scooters"
Ink: CTMH Slate
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (heavyweight), Perfect Plum, Tempting Turquoise, CTMH Blossom
Dies: Lawn Fawn Landscapes


  1. I usually zig when I'm supposed to zag...love the sentiment and the CAS card. Thanks for playing along at the Color My Heart Color Dare.

  2. Mel - this is so cool! I know it goes against every instinct that you have but this is a card that draws in the viewer because of the straight edge at the bottom and then the unexpected hits - the curved lines and the COLOURED curved line! Brilliant! Super use of the given colours. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your design with us at Colour Dare :)

  3. That is awesome! Love the stitched lines and your sentiment is perfect. Your CAS design is fantastic!! :)

  4. Love how you used the sketch combined with our color challenge...CAS and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare this week.

  5. Love your "swervy" card--both the perforated swerves and bold Lagoon swerve. Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Dare challenge blog--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  6. Love this card! I love the strait lines with the curves. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart!

  7. Love this cas curvy coloured card Melanie. Super sentiment font.

  8. Beautiful CAS Card..I always find it difficult to make CAS.. You are just awesome in this..Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges. Hugsxx Deepti Aggarwal