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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

{Spotlight Project} Maria Goes CAS with a Message


Welcome to my spotlight post about creating a super simple CAS card which still has a lot of "heart". If you've ever eaten at a Cracker Barrel restaurant you'll recognize where I got my inspiration ;) And you can imagine that my parents, who love the place, will appreciate my card.



STEP 1
I created a sheet of woodgrain cardstock, a la Karen D. of Snippets. Here is a link to her tutorial for this fabulous technique. I used Antique Linen, Weathered Wood and Gathered Twig inks.




STEP 2
 Since it immediately reminded me of Cracker Barrel visits with my folks, I grabbed the rocking chair image from Country Rustic and decided on the big hello from Big Greetings.



STEP 3
Trimmed a rectangle of woodgrain paper to mimic a sign and heat embossed onto it. The embossing is "rustic" (due to the glue splotches and scored lines on the woodgrain) but that was perfect for this design.



STEP 4
Opted to go extreme CAS (no grounding of the chair with a floor or a shadow) but to try to have the sign appear behind the rocking chair. So I decided roughly where it should hang and stamped the rocker and a tidbit of the rocker on the corner of the sign.



STEP 5
Added some jute to reinforce the "rustic sign" feel, lined things up and adhered.




So there you have it. My extreme CAS card that still packs a punch cuz it has a "message" sure to be appreciated by the recipients. Care to create a CAS project with a specific message/recipient in mind and share it with us? Enter your project to our Spotlight Project Showcase for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate (random drawing) OR your choice of 5x7 stamp set + a Spotlight Project guest designer spot (randomly drawn from the Top 3 picks).


Tschüss,
Maria

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17 comments:

  1. Wonderful - and thanks to the link for the technique
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Fabulous CAS card! The woodgrain panel looks awesome...when I first saw the card I thought the woodgrain panel was a pattern paper....

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  3. What an amazing wooden panel...love this card Maria! :)
    Suchi xx

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  4. CAS to the mark !! Minimal elements and max effect ..loved it !

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  5. Gorgeous CAS card with all the focus on that fabulous sign x

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  6. The wooden panel looks fabulous. Very effective CAS

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  7. Very cute! And way too funny ... I just went to Cracker Barrel yesterday with my mom! lol We didn't sit in the rockers, though. :-)

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  8. GENIAL !!!!
    gefällt mir total gut !!!!
    LG hellerlittle

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  9. Cracker Barrel, yes please! ;)
    Awesome card!

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  10. So happy you were able to create some papers...looks wonderful!

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  11. Love the rustic sign. I shall have to have a go at this one:)

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  12. I love Crackle Barrell and this card is awesome! That panel you created look like real wood! Great work :) Thank You!

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  13. Your woodgrain paper is fantastic! I like how you stamped the corner of the rocker on the sign to give it dimension.

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  14. Woowza I love your Idea Maria and I bought this stamp set..still waiting till it comes..your card is masculine cool

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