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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

CAS-UAL Fridays #106 and CASology #50

 
I haven't played along with CAS-UAL Fridays in a long time, so today I spent some time with their challenge #106. The theme is Over the Edge...now what can I hang off the edge of my card? Flowers? No. Leaves? No. How about some cute butterflies? That sounds like an idea to me. My sister is having a birthday on Sunday and she loves not only butterflies, but the color purple, so those are the elements I decided to use. As I brought out the butterfly stamps, I remembered that this week's CASology #50 challenge cue word is "Free" and for some reason the butterflies seemed to fit this cue word, so lucky me...one card for two challenges.
I die cut some PTI Beautiful Butterflies and stamped the cut out portion with WM Woodgrain. I think Woodgrain looks good on everything, even butterflies! The sentiment is also from Beautiful Butterflies and I used a Cuttlebug Sheet Music embossing folder. The butterflies are scored alongside their bodies and added with scor-tape. I don't have a lot of embellishments here with me, but I did have some pearls, so I lined up a few for the butterfly bodies and think they add a little elegant touch to the butterflies. So what do you think you can hang over the edge of a card? Something that also reminds you of the word "free"? If so, get hopping and make a card for this weeks CAS-Ual Fridays and Casology #50...this was a fun one!

 

13 comments:

Renee said...

I like woodgrain butterflies too!
They look so great like that...
like their in motion...
so it definitely fits the "free" challenge too.
Gorgeous card...
she'll love it! :)

Linda said...

I love your card. So beautiful. Love your butterflies.

Judy1223 said...

What a beautiful brthday card...I love the butterflies over the edge of the card, and the pearls are just the right touch! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

Monika Reeck said...

I love purple....music....and butterfly...it seems like you made a card for me...LOL...wooow adorable combination for two challenges...you are faster...I still thinking about FREE which stamp.I should choose :-) your card is adorable...I join also Cas ology....jump please to see it...big hugs...Monika

Joyce said...

Now, I have that Elton John song stuck in my head! This is a wonderful card, and just perfect for both challenges. I have several woodgrain stamps and IP's, and I cannot believe you are making me think I need another one..

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful - they look like they're about to take off - perfectly free! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Sharron said...

Fabulous--they look just like they are flying off your card--perfect for illustrating 'free'! And the purple and embossing look gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Cathy, this is so beautiful and I am sure your sister will love it. I love what you did with those butterflies, so clever and on that music embossed background, stunning!

Dortesjs said...

Really love this!

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty design Cathy! love the die cut popped up butterflies over the edge and the embossed music is so fun for a b'day card - makes you just start singing Happy Birthday!!

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, how pretty with all that texture and floating butterflies! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Diane said...

What a fun design, love using the negative with the fun butterflies and embossed background.

Regards diane

Rosemary said...

what a pretty card... your sister will love it! thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!