Sunday, September 18, 2011

CAS Fall Card

When I think of fall, I think of my 4-year old daughter playing outside in the leaves and trees.  This year she has really discovered climbing trees.  In making a fall card for the The Friday Mashup fall challenge #24 and the Clean and Simple with an Animal or Plant #64 at The Paper Players, I decided to use the Forever Young Stamp Set from Stampin' UP!.  The little girl on the swing reminds me of my little girl who adores being outside whenever possible.  The images from this set are so intricate and beautiful.

When I began this project, my intention was to use Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze for the colors.  As I was stamping the image and then textured it, I realized I really liked the card as monochromatic so it ended up only being Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy. 

Design Hint:  As I am slowing adding to my stampin' supplies, I don't have ribbon and embellishments in every color.  To solve this little issue, I took Crumb Cake Seam Binding and colored it with the brush side of a Bravo Burgundy Marker and VOILA matching ribbon:). To attach the seam binding, I used Tombow Glue as double-sided tape wasn't sticking to the colored ribbon.

Don't forget to look at the other projects for these challenges! and

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

As always, only Stampin' UP! products were used:

Stamps: Forever Young, Fabulous Phrases & Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy & Very Vanilla
Ink: Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Pad & Marker
Tools: Tombo Adhesive Glue, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Embossing Folder
Embellishments & Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' UP! Glitter Glue & 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding


  1. This image and the monochromatic colors are perfect for a CAS card. Great tip for the ribbon. I will have to remember that. Thanks so much for joining the Paper Players this week!

  2. Krystal, I really like your card, so pretty and clean looking, I love monochrome, the effect can be stunning as in this case!

    Lovely to see you playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  3. Very pretty, Krystal! I love the texture at the top and bottom of your card. Dying the ribbon to match was a clever idea! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

  4. Love the monochromatic look of this--it really highlights that gorgeous stamp! Bravo Burgundy is not a color I use often but after seeing your pretty card, I will have to rethink that! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Great job Krystal! This is one of my very favorite stamp sets and you used it beautifully. Love the embossing at the top and bottom.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  6. I Love this image..and the ribbon detail is great! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!!

  7. Great image, and I love that you customized your ribbon! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  8. I like how you embossed the card at the top and bottom. So pretty!

  9. Great card, I like the monochromatic look to it, and the embossed edges.Thanks for playing at Friday Mashup this week.

  10. Great way to use the supplies you have.. I think this came out great just leaving it Monochromatic. Perfect image for a Fall themed project. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  11. Very sweet, and I great way to dye the ribbon! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  12. Love the embossed bottom lovely...thanks for joining us at the Paper Players and at Friday Mashup!

  13. Oh yes... this was a fun one to make and take


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