Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CASE a CAS at Gingersnap Creations


There are so many fun challenges going on over at Gingersnap Creations.  Today I decided to play along with the Once in a Blue Moon challenge, which is to CASE (copy and share everything) a CAS (clean and simple) card designed by Ali.  Are ya with me? So, the cards I chose to CASE were these CAS Cards with Ephemera.  I loved this post because it shows how vintage doesn't have to be fussy.  For my ephemera, I chose an ink pen nib. I have a lovely vintage box with about 80 of them, and it seemed a good choice to pair with this sentiment from the On the Desk set by Cornish Heritage Farms.  I attached the nib with some waxed twine from 7 Gypsies, and there ya have it - clean and simple vintage.  Thanks for the inspiration, Ali!

If you'd like to play along, you can see all of Ali's CAS posts by going to the Gingersnap Creations blog, then scrolling waaaaaay down (yep, keep going), until you see a list of "Tags" listed alphabetically on the left hand side. Click "clean and simple" and all of the inspirational posts for the Blue Moon Challenge should appear.

Have fun, and be sure to link up your work at Gingersnap so we can all be inspired!

8 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Simply stated and Simply Stunning. Love it!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Jean--this is simply gorgeous! Love everything you did here!

Ellen said...

perfect, I love the combination of the sentiment with the heart .

mmm that reminds me I've still got some of those pen nibs somewhre

LeAnne said...

Lovely! I remember that card of Ali's and yours is just as gorgeous! Love that background and what a clever thought to use the pen nib!

Evelyn S. said...

This card is just fabulous!!! I must have missed that particular theme when I checked out Ali's creations. I love the simplicity of this...the image and pen nib in the center and the sentiment down in the corner by itself. Beautiful!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I just love this, Jean!

Lorraine said...

I really like this its very sophisticated and elegant perfect for the man in your life or your dad perhaps

Shar said...

Totally delightful design and a perfect take on CAS with ephemera!