August 13, 2013

CCC #57 and Addicted to CAS

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It is time for another CASology Cue Card.
This week's Cue Word is:




Nothing says summertime like a picnic. For my birthday card I built a scene without cluttering up the CAS design.  My scene includes the gingham blanket, fresh lemonade in a mason jar and yummy sweet watermelon.  My secret is to keep the elements together and in one spot so that there is breathing room around it. It does not have to be in the centre, it could be in a corner but try not to scatter it all over your white space. When you use die cuts in your CAS design try not to stack multiple layers.  My blanket and mason jar are adhered to the card base, the only element with dimension is the watermelon.  Popping up one element gives interest to your card, but any more would start to create clutter. I am also submitting this to the current Addicted to CAS challenge.

What is your favourite thing to do for a picnic?

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Guest Designer: Kanan

I can't wait to see what PICNIC means to you!


Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: green gingham (Double Dutch Lily Bee)
Stamps: Friendship Jar, Fruit Fusion: melon (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Berry Sorbet (Papertery Ink)
Dies: Friendship Jar, Fruit Fusion: melon (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape

29 comments :

Barb said...

So cute, Tracey! Love the summer colors and fun plaids!

Annette Allen said...

what a fun card.. love those stamps..

Jen W. said...

Such a sweet picnic scene, Tracey! I love how you layered your elements and the CAS tips you provided are perfect.

Lynn said...

This is so sweet and your design tips are awesome. Live the soft color palette.

Lynn said...

Love not live :)

Kanan Pandya said...

Very sweet card, Tracey. Love the yellow and green colors against white background. :-)

Kara said...

ahhh....i need to go on a picnic before this summer is over! love your card and the summery colors!

Janet Zeppa said...

Feels like a picnic to me!! Cute!

Meghan said...

That Friendship Jar set is one of my all time favourites! You and I got our picnic blankets at the same place! Great card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

3 classic components of a picnic - watermelon, gingham and lemonade - perfect for a sunny day!

Deepti said...

What a lovely use of pattern paper :) love ur cards, always

Rosemary said...

sweet card, tracey... the perfect take on picnic!

Virginia L. said...

You can make all kinds of cards, Tracey!! This is another delightful one! Love the gingham and watermelon!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card, dearie!!!

Lisa said...

Gingham and lemonade...perfect picnic choices Tracey!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so sweet!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is so sweet, and you got the lemonade color spot on!!!

I WNANT THIS CARD!!

Alanna said...

This is just the cutest card ever. Such a fun picnic scene that you've created.

Gay Peplow said...

Super CAS card :D You have captured the essence of a picnic with your lovely card, I love this !! Gay x

Marybeth said...

Love the gingham picnic cloth. I would say you got picnic down perfectly on this adorable card.

Joyce said...

What a cute and sweet little picnic scene you have created. I'd love to picnic with you some time. You bring the lemonade.

Kim Heggins said...

Sign me...when is the picnic? Looks like it will be so much fun with your sweet treats! Adorable card, just love it!

Shelly said...

How perfect is this card?!!!....LOVE it! :)

Sharron said...

Such a sweet summer scene! Love the gingham!

Barb Ghig said...

I love your summery color combo and how you created your plaid blanket...such a sweet card!

Renee said...

Adorable!
A perfect picnic scene! :)

sandie said...

Hi Tracey, great advise on the CAS design-thank you, all tips are welcome! This is a gorgeous Summer scene and love the gingham. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

Judy1223 said...

Tracey, you make so many good points regarding your CAS layout, and your card is the "proof in the pudding!" Sweet card, fun images, perfectly arranged for a CAS design!

Barb said...

perfect! i love the little yellow gingham napkin...awesome scene :)