Hello! The challenge CASology Week #6
is to create a clean and simple card using the word "School" as your inspiration. My daughter will be starting 7th grade next week and she is a total bookworm. I've had a bit of a challenge getting her out and about this summer because she has her nose stuck in a book most of the time (I was just like that as a kid too!). But.... it's hard to complain too much when your kids love books - I mean REALLY!
I used a making technique to get my darling little worm right in the corner (this time I used dotto to hold the mask in place before stamping over it with the book page). I think I am getting better at this whole CAS thing. I really resisted the urge to add more embellishments and layers. Ultimately though I just couldn't resist adding the googly eyes to the bookworm. Here is what it looked like before I added the eyes:
I think it really made a fun difference and didn't take away from the CAS style. What do you think? Here's how I finished the inside (please ignore that smear, and the crooked cutting (how come we don't see these things til we post the photo? - urgh!):
Brooke is not too happy about starting school next week - she has had a great lazy summer that she doesn't want to end. Hopefully this card will cheer her a little (gonna put it in her bathroom so she sees it when she is getting ready). I know that once she gets there and sees all her friends she will soon be back in the swing of middle school life.
Gotta run for now. Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today! Hugs!
Supplies (all from Stampin Up except noted): Cardstock - Whisper White and Real Red. Stamp is a retired set called First Day (bookworm is colored with Copic markers). Those googly eyes are a NEW product in the SU Holiday Mini catalog - you get 50 adhesive eyeballs on a sheet.
This are adorable Danielle! She will love it! I don't want to go back either...I will be setting up my classroom next week...we go back on September 4th.ReplyDelete
Thanks Lesley! I wish we didn't start til after Labor Day especially to give us a few extra days of sleeping in - LOLDelete
Ah middle school. Harder for the parents than the kids, maybe? My son is going into grade 8 and also not terribly exited about the beginning of September! Love this CAS card - your daughter will too! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!ReplyDelete
Oh my - you hit the nail on the head with that comment. It's not quite as bad as going through it the first time as a tween - but close - LOL. Pleas tell me it gets better by 8th grade?1 Thanks for your nice comment:o).Delete
Such a fun image, great CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us at this week at CASology!ReplyDelete
Great interpretation of the theme - I hope you'll link up with 52 Card Pickup this week!ReplyDelete
I adore that little bookworm! I was a big reader as a kid too (still am) and loved anything with a bookworm on it. :) Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!ReplyDelete
Oh ~ so sweet ~ LOVE the bookworm!ReplyDelete
heee heee... love that you added the googlie eyes!! what a fun CAS design... thanks for playing along with CASology this week!ReplyDelete