Thursday, August 22, 2013

CAS-ology #58 - Paper


The possibilities, wow, and I went for a very plain jane option!  You can find all the challenge details on the CAS-ology blog.  My one nephew is turning 20 this weekend and I needed a card, so I went "simple" as he is a no frills kind of guy.  When you have nice paper there often is no need to try and do all sorts of additional things, I find it can detract from the beauty of the pattern on the paper.  Here is my take:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (Fancy Pants designs)
Die: PTI

Can't get any simpler!  I love that woodgrain background paper, it's so masculine.  The 20 was die cut several times with Kraft cardstock and then the patterned paper die cut was adhered over the top, making a dimensional paper embellishment.

On a side note, I am trying to learn a little bit about Watercolour paints and found this interesting idea of how to make your own Watercolour Chart on Jennifer Frith's website HERE.  It's quite a tedious process (for me that is), but then to top it off my daughter decided she wanted to do one with her palette of paints!!!  (Poor thing, if only she knew what she is in for.  I am on day 2 and can barely stand to do the same action for more than 15 minutes at a time and you'll see, I am not getting very far.  I have 25 colours to do, that's 25 X 25, Natasha has almost the same amount, 22!)  Here is our work in progress:

 That's Natasha at work.

This is mine using the Koi Watercolour set from Sakura.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

LOVE your card Brenda and your nephew will too!! Good for you & Natasha to undertake this project, looks tedious!!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a perfect, masculine card! I'm sure he'll love it! Love your watercolouring too - looks really fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Pam W Merwin said...

Love this card, Brenda! Great masculine card :) AND I love the dimension you gave to the numbers!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love this card -doesn't need to say anything else!!!! VERY CAS design, and lovely colors pallete!

Thanks for playing with us this week at CASology!

Dawn Turley said...

great card Brenda. Love the real CAS style. And what a labour of love to make your watercolour chart

CinnamonSally said...

Perfect male card Brenda, your watercolour chart looks interesting have fun with it!!

walchowDesign said...

Great masculine card for your nephew!
Kudos to Natasha and you on the colour charts!

Michelle said...

Love the CAS design, Brenda! Natasha looks so sweet coloring!

OH Babs said...

This is a great clean and simple card and your paper choices make the card a winner.

Nat said...

hi Brenda :) hope you are doing well. I love this woodgrain cas design for your nephew! the watercolour chart does look like a lot of work but very good Mother / daughter time :) love both creations:) !!!