CASology Word

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I’m so happy – I was asked to be a guest designer for CAS-ology! And this week’s cue was so fun to work with!

Week 40 - WORD

I actually made a couple cards for the challenge. But first up is the one I chose to have on the challenge blog:

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Word Up

There are so many directions you can go with the cue “word”, but my first thought was the phrase “word up” (there’s an old 80s song). Of course that phrase also makes me think of Word Girl (I have two girls that love PBS Kids), but I wasn’t sure what kind of card I could create that would incorporate our favorite Lexicon superhero.

Using the original phrase, I wanted an urban feel to the card. I created a conversation and added a bit of brick texture to anchor the die cuts.

The brick background is a full-size image. To get just a partial inking, I broke out my sponges – that way it has a nice fade to the edges.

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Word, Bird

Another thought that came to mind for the cue “word” was the phrase “what’s the word, bird”. I actually have a sentiment stamp that says that, so I had to use it! I paired it with a cute little bird and added color with pattern paper.

Since the pattern paper was so bold and colorful, I left my stamping black and white – enabling it to pull the focus.

I hope you play along too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Word Up
Stamps: Say What (My Favorite Things); alphabet (Studio G); Brickwall (Cornish Heritage Farms);
Ink/Card Stock: Limeade Ice, White, Black (PTI); Going Grey (SU);
Other: Say What dies (MFT);
What’s the Word, Bird
Stamps: Bird Assortment (Inkadinkadoo); My Peeps (Paper Smooches);
Ink/Card Stock: White, Black (PTI);
Other: Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP, Pool Party SAB ribbon (SU);

8 thoughts on “CASology Word

  1. Wow congratulations on the GD!
    Loving both cards but have to say the first card is my favourite, the brick background is great x

  2. Karen, I love BOTH of these CAS cards! I thought of the same quotes (“word up” being the first to come to mind!) and I also thought of the PBS show “Word World” but couldn’t come up with a card idea for it! I LOVE the partial bricks, and the unclored image is perfect with the patterned paper. So glad to have you guest designing this week!

  3. Oh My, I just love your lime green card with the brick wall and speech bubbles, I had to pop over from CAS-ology to tell you how great it was (and it’s totally pinned… of course)!

  4. Love both of your fun cards! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas with us!

  5. Your speech bubble card totally rocks easpecially with the awesome bricks in the background. Love the fun paper on your second card too.

  6. Two great cards for the cue word. Congrats on your guest design spot. Fantastic patterned paper.

  7. fantastic card, Karen… so enjoyed having you guest design with us at CASology!

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