CASology – Sweetheart

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Sweetheart!

Here is my take:

you have my heart | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love this sheep set, but I don’t think I’ve actually used it yet. This little guy with the heart caught my eye for this challenge.

Since there isn’t much to it, I offset it on the card base and used a die to emboss a circle ’round it all. Well, I didn’t have a stitched circle so I faked it with the Arch die…and it works perfectly (and saved me a few bucks from having to buy a die that, until now, I didn’t think I needed).

Oh, and I have a tip for any newbies reading this. I don’t have the dies for this because they are fairly easy images to cut out, but I didn’t want a white outline, so I trimmed as close as I could. That leaves little bits of white that show up on dark cardstock (granted, probably wouldn’t have been much of a problem for this card). If you run a black marker around the edge of the cut out, it neatens it up and “finishes” it. See…

finishing an edge

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Check back next week when I’ll have more inspiration from this challenge!

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

you have my heart
Stamps: Ewe Are Here (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Tuxedo (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Tickled Pink (My Favorite Things), White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Thank You die, Stitched Arch Stax die (MFT);

6 thoughts on “CASology – Sweetheart

  1. love how you used the embossed die this way-off the edge, a nice touch of texture. And not a newbie, but didn’t know that marker tip-so thanks for that…always learning! Adore the pink base, goes perfectly with the subtle shading of the sheep x

  2. I love all the details in this design, Karen! Using the arch die on the side is a great tip and the way you have stacked the sheep and sentiment elements is just perfect.

  3. It’s the detail on your cards that I love Karen – on this one, it’s the way you’ve grounded your sheep by sitting her on the ‘You’ and the way the ‘Y’ overlaps the sentiment banner. Gorgeous!

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