Dec 7, 2014

Grow Old With Me: Casology Week 24




Inspired by the Casology Week #24 challenge, which is the cue "old".  

How I Made This Card:

1.  Took some watercolor paper on which I had embossed in white some houses from Stampin Up Holiday Home.  Realized that I wasn't going to use them anytime soon, so cut them into strips.
2.  Watercolored strips with Tombow markers.
3.  Ran an SU black marker onto an acrylic block and flicked a wet water color brush over an A2 white card.  (Note:  the SU black marker produced gray/purple speckles -- need another black marker.)
4.  Starting in the center of the card, glued the centers only of each strip onto the card and snipped off the ends. 
4. Made sentiment (one dear to my heart) with a Dymo Label maker (love that toy).


MOOD WHEN DONE = Hopeful
HUSBAND'S COMMENT = (He hasn't seen it yet)

24 comments:

  1. Wonderful card. You are a genius at design.

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  2. Not only clever... it looks fab too!

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  3. Well thanks for popping over to my blog! Have I mentioned i am SO GLAD you are back stamping? :) I also love my Dymo label maker -- mine is 30 years old! Gotta love a "keeper" DH. Love the strips on your card too!!

    ps - How's that MISTI doin? I use mine alot :)

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    1. thanks; my MISTI looks 100 years old. I hope this thing can't wear out. I use it all the time!

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  4. Look at you rockin' the label maker ... love this

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  5. I really like the effect of having used the embossed houses to create your strips - for me it gives them the feel of one of lines on a graph, and I like it a lot.
    I love my Dymo too - and was delighted when I recently found some fancy coloured labels by Artemio. Much easier than my other "colour" alternative which was cutting strips of light card. Hmm, I should keep it somewhere more accessible!!

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    1. thanks for the artemio hint. off to check it out

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  6. This is a wonderful love card. So clever with the strips of paper, and I just adore that sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  7. Wonderful colors of watercolor paired with the lable, ultra trendy and FUN, and romantic!!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!!

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  8. Love the bursts of colour on this - a really fun card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  9. I love it! At first glance I thought those were the spines of books. I will totally grow old with books!!!! Best company ever. Love the card, love the splatter effects. I really must try it sometime but I just know I'll splatter the wrong thing (the wooden desk, the wall, the cat....)

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  10. Well, it's different. I'll give it that.

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  11. Beautiful design!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at CASology.

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  12. I love the dymo label against your watercolors!! So pretty! Love the artsy look!

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  13. This is really cool! Different in a good way!!

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  14. So cool! Love the contrast between the colored strips and Dymo sentiment!

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  15. Another simple and perfect card! The embossing add a nice texture and effect to the strips. They remind me of batik almost.

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  16. really fun cas...love the look....

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  17. Love this - the dyno label is awesome!

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  18. What a lovely and creative way to bring joy to your love one! And more than that we are very happy to see that our little Dymo inspires such creativity! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work and we are looking forward to see other great ideas! Happy Holidays!

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