Sunday, February 10, 2013

C & S Day 10

Oh dear, it's the last day of class (yesterday that is) and once again the girls were full of inspiration!  Again it was about using one stamp set in many different ways and these girls totally rocked it!

I wanted to make a card for every technique that was shared but had to resort to one for now, time being of the essence.  So I went with Jennifer Rzasa's interactive card.  This is one of those techniques that I also never really play with but  I just had to try this one.  Here is my card and it's going to my hubby, I hope he likes it.

Here is the card before pulling out the interactive piece:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); Neenah
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel; Copic markers; Ripe Persimmon distress ink
Stamps: PTI (Houndstooth); Unity (Love you to Pieces)
Other: Foam tape

And here it is when you pull the tab:


Very CAS indeed!  I love that little puzzle border stamp.

I stamped the large puzzle piece on my white cardstock and then had to fussy cut it out.  I wasn't very happy about the edges, they just looked rough so I first went around the edges with a dark grey copic marker and didn't like that either.  So then I thought I would do a bit of flicking with 3 different gray copic markers and I do like the emphasis it has placed on that puzzle piece.

A big thank you to the entire Clean & Simple Cards team, you were amazing!  I am going to take all the PDF's to be printed and bound into a book that I can refer to over and  over, it was THAT good!

So, on a personal note, I made the Half Marathon this morning.  It was supposed to be 88F and it turned out to be much cooler, BUT, we ran it in torrential rain with thunder and incredible lightning just zapping all around us.  I was carrying an extra 3kg of water in my shoes and in my clothes for sure!  The water was very often above ankle height, almost mid-calf!  Man, what an experience!  I have to say that I am a bit achy but I am exceptionally pleased with my time, of course  I can improve, but considering all the factors, it was AWESOME!

17 comments:

joy said...

Ankle deep water, thunder, lightning??? That would do it for me, Brenda! You are a dedicated kinda' gal.

Love the puzzle piece and the border. too. Your husband will adore this card.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is adorable! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I am subscribing by email to your blog.

Lisa said...

I still haven't been able to finish the last class!! ACK!
Love your inter- active card tho, B! And the puzzle piece is just too cute! Michael will love this :)
The race sounds like a sloppy one! Glad you did well- I was thinking of you all morning!
XX

Moz said...

Awesome card. Love the concept and the message is so special. Well done in your marathon. Wow, the storm was a shocker and there you were, running your heart out! You can be very proud of yourself B!

CinnamonSally said...

Your card is so cute Brenda, love the puzzle cut out and you are right it looks great emphasized with the copic marker. Great fussy cutting by the way.

Well done with your half marathon, I think I would have given up with the weather that bad, I hate the rain!!

Virginia L. said...

This is such a COOL interactive card, Brenda! Your hubby is going to love you to "pieces"!! Happy to know that you continue to run! I need to train HARD!xoxo

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Brenda this is sooooooooooooooooooooooo cool. I love it. That puzzle piece is perfect for this technique.

Rosemary said...

wonderful card for your hubby, brenda! i love how you resolved the problem of the rough edges around the puzzle piece!

Trinh said...

What a clever card, Brenda! You did a great job cutting out that puzzle piece. I would have butchered it. I will have to take the CAS class later when I have more time.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Awesome card!! I love the bright surprise pop of color!

Dawn Turley said...

what an adorable card Brenda. It turned out beautifully. Well done on the half marathon.

walchowDesign said...

Awesome interactive card, Brenda! Love the CAS look!

Well done on your marathon!

Lisa said...

What a FUN card Brenda, your hubby will love it! Holy cow on your marathon adventure! I don't think you were running for time...you were running for your life LOL!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow! First, congrats to you GF!
I'm so impressed! I dream of having you courage and tenacity one day....
Secondly, why, I adore your card! It's smart, beautiful and so modern ;-)

TFS Sweetie!

Maureen Morton said...

Such a fun idea for a card, Brenda! How you "got it together" is a great story. Love the grey treatment. Great run story, too - I could just feel that nasty weather. Glad you are safe and happy.

Michelle said...

Your dedication to running is amazing! A stray gray cloud would keep me indoors! :)
This card is awesome! I love the interactive aspect!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow this is a fabulous CAS card. Love the design and the pop of colour behind the puzzle piece is so clever. TFS.