Sunday, May 29, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #4 & The Play Date Cafe Challenge #83

I've been thinking of this idea for awhile, but it's taken some time to gather my supplies and work out how to assemble all the parts.  I finally got it all together this week and I was happy to find two challenges that worked great with what I already had in mind! 
The theme is graduation (courtesy of CAS-ual Fridays CFC4in colors of black and white with a splash of green (ala the Play Date Cafe Challenge #83).   
Since I wanted to use a custom quote, I used the computer to print out the words and the outline box.  I stamped the agapanthus images over the printed words.  The whole idea of the card stemmed from the tiny glass tube which I got from the lab where I work (it's used in microbiology work).  I fashioned a custom cork for my teeny test tube from small pieces cut from a roll of bulletin board cork.  The seeds are pansy seeds which were chosen because of their size and look.  I originally wanted to use zinnia seeds, but they looked like small leaves instead of seeds. 
Inside the card, I stamped another coordinating image.  The back of the card is not shown, but I've listed the type of seeds and growing information from the seed packet for the card recipient.  The hardest part was using my circle die to do the circle window.  It was fun making this one and look forward to trying it again.  I've found all sorts of quotes to use for so many other occasions.  Thanks for looking! 
{aloha, jj} 

P.S.  I have a few of the test tubes/corks to share.  If you're interested, please leave a comment about it and I'll email you back for your address.   
{aloha, jj}

Stamps: Agapanthus Long (Stampendous), Silhouette Spray (Hero Arts)
Ink: Colorbox Moss Green
Paper: Recollections white
Other: Standard Circles Lg (Nestabilities), baker's twine (The Twinery)

14 comments:

  1. Very cool concept and card! Wonderful use of the colors and I love the custom quote! Glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays!

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  2. Fab idea for a card JJ :) Great use of the colour splash - thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week!

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  3. Wow, what a great card! Love the idea of seeds in that tiny test tube...too cute! It makes for a great graduation card...LOVE IT!

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  4. This is FANTASTIC! Love the process you've described here on how you came up with this idea and I can say without a doubt you succeeded in accomplishing your vision. Love, love, love it!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Hope you'll join us again!

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  5. WOW this is such a cool card! Great work!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  6. Wow, talk about inventive, cool, fun, unique... just awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. Oh, I just LOVE this to pieces! Such a great and inspirational quote and idea! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  8. very pretty card. love the way you did the cut out.

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  9. This idea is so fresh, fun and utterly cute! How clever! Wonderful sentiment and overall great clean and simple design. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  10. OH MY OH MY!! I love this idea--what a great card! BEAUTIFUL--Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!

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  11. Love this! Such a creative way to package the card. The whole "growing" and "graduation" theme work perfectly together!

    Great Job!

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  12. Very pretty approach to this challenge!!!

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  13. What a fabulously unique card - love it. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

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I'd love to hear from you! Aloha!