Wednesday, September 18, 2013

hello, i heart you

Arrows are all over the place in cards these days...perhaps they've even replaced the banners and bunting?  Even with their popularity, it turns out that I don't have a single arrow in my entire stamp collection.  Gasp!  So, for the CASology challenge -- with its cue card "arrow" -- I had a make-it-work moment and took a different approach.

I followed the advice and pointers from CASology's talented design team and guest designer, specifically: using patterned paper sparingly (as suggested by Janet), arranging elements in a corner to leave open lots of white space (shared by Judy), and clustering elements together (brought to you by Melissa).

Problem solved.  I don't need no stinkin' arrow stamps (even though I want some, ha!). Even with my personal victory, I was tempted to add more.  More sequins, enamel dots, die cut hearts...more, more, more!  But, I listened to the inner CAS voice, put down my adhesive and just walked away.

This was definitely fun, and now I'm contemplating making a while set of these arrow cards.  Thanks for stopping by:)

Stamp: Lawn Fawn Happy Feast
Ink: Memento (tuxedo black)
Paper: Lawn Fawn Into the Woods petite paper pack
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear); sequins


  1. YAY, this is a HAPPY FUN Card, love it so much!!

    Thanks for joining in the FUN at CASOlogy with the CUE of Arrow- your card is cool with all of the great interest!!!

  2. This is so cool - it's like a little highway of arrow traffic! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  3. What a fun card! So perfectly clean and simple! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  4. Just goes to prove you don't need to buy every stamp on the market - you rocked this challenge!

  5. I serious love this card. You're a creative genius. I'm going CAS this card.... Copy and Steal your creativity!

  6. Great card. Totally love this. Brilliant use of colors and textures. Will be pinning this one for sure. Bev