Monday, June 11, 2012

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CAS-ual Fridays #56: Sweet Spot

It's CAS-ual Fridays time! I hope you are playing along with this week's challenge, CFC#56: create a clean and simple card using polka dots! How fun, right? Polka dots are one of my all-time favorite "go-to" items! You can use polka dots, circles, spots, etc.

The Girl Fridays were lucky enough to receive some awesome stamps from this week's sponsor, DeNami Design Rubber Stamps! Yay! I used the darling Mimi on Scooter and Hello Friend sentiment. For my layout, I copied this card featured in the Stampin' Success magazine (a publication for Stampin' Up! demonstrators), didn't want to take undue credit. *smile* 

If you haven't already played and linked up at CAS-ual Fridays CFC#56 yet, there's still time! You know you love polka dots and would like to win a $25 shopping spree at DeNami Design, so come on! *smile*

Just for grins, at the bottom of this post I put 3 more "dot" cards I made...and rejected, scroll down to check them out! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs and happy stamping!

Finished Size: 6 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Stamps: Mimi on Scooter & Hello Friend by DeNami Design.
Cardstock: SU Marina Mist, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP.
Ink: Staz-On Black.
Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Decorative Label Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Reject #1, this is what I was going to go with, until I got the new blue polka dot paper above. I punched different size circles out of white cardstock, adhered them with temporary adhesive, poked holes around them with paper piercer, removed circles, then stitched through the holes with baker's twine

Reject #2, I actually liked this card, especially the way the inky lines on the Amy Tan paper under the sentiment looked like exhaust coming from the scooter, but thought maybe it wasn't "clean and simple" enough:

Reject #3, I still like this one, just didn't know if it had enough "oomph!":


~amy~ said...

Love them all:) What size is your first card?

Lisa A. said...

What cute cards...that image is perfect with the the layout of the one you used for the challenge...sweet:)!!

Virginia L. said...

Wow, Angie, how creative are you! I love the dotty cards that you made for the CAS-ual Fridays. The colors are so varied and yet so fabulous in its own way! Your rejects? They are pub-worthy! Do not give up because!

Deanna said...

Ha, love these! The last one is my fav!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the card you went with but the last card is amazing too!