Thursday, June 27, 2013

You + Me

Hi everyone! Yeah! It's almost Friday. My daughter's half-birthday is tomorrow--since she has a late-December birthday, we've always had a  mini celebration for her half-birthday. To celebrate, on Saturday, we're taking the kids to a nearby amusement park. I'm thinking someone is going to need a long nap (and I'm not talking about the kids). ;)

If you have time this weekend, you can make a card for the new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge:

Nope, not food. The challenge is to make a CAS project with arrows. Instead of using traditional arrows, I went with a series of really large arrows:

It's not patterned paper in the background--I made that by stamping through a digital mask.  I used the Giant Chevron Knock-Out by Splendid Fiins and cut the mask in half. Then, I used a digital mist brush to create the pastel ombre.

After I printed the panel, I sprayed the paper with a real iridescent mist to give it some shimmer. I stamped the sentiment from Kelly Purkey/Simon Says Stamp and embossed it in gold. Here's a close-up:

If you would like to play along with this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge, the winner will receive a gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp:

You can link up your projects HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend. :)

Cardstock: (white) PTI
Other paper: (Premium Matte Photo Paper) OfficeMax
Clear stamp: (sentiment from Instalove) Kelly Purkey at Simon Says Stamp
Ink: Versamark
Mist: (Pearl) Tattered Angels
Digital elements: (Giant Chevron Knock-Out) Splendid Fiins at The Lilypad


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the gradient background.

  2. Ya lost me at "stamping through a digital mask". Hee hee. But this is fabulous. Enjoy your day.

  3. Oh, the gradient background, the pop of gold embossing...super sweet, super trendy!

  4. Loveeeeeeeeee this ... and as a lover of that book series ... I am LOVING the theme too!! :)

  5. Gorgeous card, Jocelyn!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!
    YOU are MY personal card making idol.. no matter what :)
    Sylvia xx

  6. I love, love, love this! So pretty! You're amazing and you better know that!

  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS! And your photo captured the shimmer...I'm impressed!

  8. Loving this FUN Design!! =) Have a Blast celebrating her half birthday!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  9. Terrific card Jocelyn and I just love the 'half-birthday' idea. I have a nephew born in December and I think I might just surprise him and start this 'half' celebration for him. :)

  10. Love the subtle background and thanks so much for the tips! I so appreciate you taking the time!

  11. Your arrow design is just amazing! I love the gradient effect and perfect with the gold sentiment!

  12. This one knocked my socks off. Gorgeous.

  13. Super clever take on the challenge Jocelyn, I just love the way your mind thinks!

  14. This is awesome, Jocelyn! Such a graphic, perfectly-designed card.

  15. Love the pretty chevrons!!!!!


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