Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CASology #142: SWEET

Hello, friends!  Welcome back to a new cue card at CASology!


We are sponsored by STAMPlorations, so be sure to check out the CASology blog for all the details this week.

There are so many ways to go with this cue, I really look forward to some SWEET entries this week! I pulled out some classic (i.e., retired) Hero Arts favorites and had some fun.

Believe it or not, I did not watercolor the backgrounds of these cards.  I'm waiting for the "poser police" to come knocking on my door.  (Yeah, she calls herself a card maker? Ha!  She didn't even do her own watercoloring!)  Actually, I found a cool site via Pinterest (one of my addictions hobbies) that offered free downloads of various watercolor backgrounds.  So, I pasted a few into a document, printed them, and then stamped on top of them.  You'd be amazed at the free downloadable backgrounds that are out there, my friends!

I made two versions of my card, one for a female and one for a male.  I'll add sentiments on the inside later to make the cards more specific to the occasion, whatever that may be.




Hero Arts Stamps Used:
"Sweet Wonderful You," "A Real Flower Drooping," and "Native Grass"

While I'm at it, since I embossed both sentiments using some favorite Hero Arts stamps, I'm adding these cards into the current "Embossing" challenge at A Blog Named Hero.


Be sure to link up your SWEET card by noon on Monday (Central time). Check out the DT and Guest Designer posts this week, too!

Guest Designer: Marika
Thanks for visiting,
Judy

18 comments:

  1. Wow! Both cards are just beautiful, Judy! ♥

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  2. Both of them are beautiful, Judy! But I am in love with the feminine one. So soft! Beautiful work.

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  3. Wow! I never knew there were such beautiful backgrounds out there free for the taking! Two great cards, Judy!

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  4. Gorgeous cards, Judy! You did an amazing job creating a male and female version with this sentiment...both are so soft and 'dreamy', and really beautiful!

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  5. Such beautiful cards, Judy!

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  6. Really beautiful, Judy... I'm amazed because I don't think my printer would handle your cardstock - which one [cs] do you use for printing like this... they are gorgeous!
    =] Michele

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    1. Hi Michele, it is just plain white (100 lb) card stock from Staples, and it handles the printer great! Thanks for your nice comments!

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  7. I love the one I have seen at CASology Judy love the sentiment with silver
    looks elegant
    and the manly card also lovely love the soft color behind the sentiment
    Judy I was absent not joining last CASology cause busy with kids Easter Holiday hehehe
    but today I join again
    wish I see you there and what do you thing with my SWEET CASology card..
    big hugs from Germany
    Monika
    PS: Judy do you like to join my birthday linky Party?

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    1. Here is the link to that birthday linky party...only choose one of my card there and CASE ing it Judy...I guess you can do best than me :) my card all simple and CAS you know if you have a little boys it must be busy at home hehe
      http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/04/my-birthday-linky-party-open-until-30.html

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  8. These are gorgeous, Judy! I should download some of those and save myself from tearing my hair out trying to watercolor! LOL!

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  9. You are a veritable treasure trove of ideas, aren't you?? This looks amazing!! Wish my printer could handle cardstock! There will come a time when I DO possess up to date technology, and then, you know who I will be asking for all the cool sites!!

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  10. Hey Judy!! You totally fooled me. I thought you water colored your cards. Totally awesome. We have to find creativity were we can. Your cards are beautiful. I have to check out that site.

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  11. These are really wonderful, and I cannot believe you did not make those water color backgrounds yourself. Clever you for finding those downloads. Now, for me--I am not intimidated by watercolors, but by digital crafting! Love your sweet cards.

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  12. Judy, thanks so much for your lovely comment. I really like both of your cards, I would never tell that backgrounds were printed. You found excellent matches for your stamping.

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  13. Wow love those big sentiments with the soft,beautiful scene. Thanks for playing with us over at A Blog Named Hero!

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  14. loved the soft background against the embossed sentiments.. beautiful cards. thanks for playing with us at A blog named hero

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Thanks for taking the time to comment...I do appreciate it!
Judy