Wednesday, January 27, 2010

CAS 51 - Designer Paper Tree 2

For the Clean and Simple #51 challenge over on SCS the challenge was to use designer paper on our CAS cards. Well, that just happens to be one of my New Year's Resolutions!! I have challenged myself to use what I have....and trust me, I have a ton of designer papers!!
Some of my favorite papers are from the BasicGrey lines! I particularly love this multi-lined sheet from the Stella Ruby collection called Drive in the Country.
I adhered a 1" strip alone the edge of a white card base and rounded the corners. I had originally intended the card to be horizontal but I wasn't feelin' it and in the end, it turned out to be a vertical card.
I stamped this truely delicious tree that I just received in my latest order from Papertrey Ink. It comes from their brand new set called Through the Trees. After that, I was stumped as to where to put the sentiment. I considered placing one along the bottom between the tree and the designer paper but that didn't look right. Then I tried it up along the top right of the card...but again, yuck! Then I turned it sideways to run along the paper and I had an idea. I put away the sentiment I was using and pulled out my Around and About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink). It has the best long and skinny repeated sentiments so I stamped it along the edge of the designer paper. I really liked how this ended up. Glad I played around with placement before putting it in my original spot!!
Supplies: Stamps - Through the Trees, Around and About Sentiments (both Papertrey Ink); Ink - Old Olive, Bravo Burgandy (Stampin' Up!); Paper - White (Stampin' Up!), Drive through the Country (Stella Ruby collection, BasicGrey); Other - corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers).
Now I think I'll browse around on the CAS site to see what all the other crafty ladies did with designer paper. Then, maybe I'll make another card with some other designer paper....the lord only knows how many cards I could make with it all!! LOL!!
Thanks for dropping in today!! Hope you have a great day!


Natasha said...

Ooh, this is gorgeous! I love how this image looks slightly stamped off!

Deb (dcorder) said...

OMG!! This is gorgeous!!!

Juanita said...

Great way to use the DP. I love how you placed the sentiment, great thinking.

Susan Raihala said...

Donelda, this is totally FAB! The sentiment up the side of that gorgeous paper, the tree stamped off the side, the vertical orientation...FAB, I say!

Doris said...

Beautiful! Love the way you offset the tree.

Steph said...