Saturday, 24 March 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #45 - pastels and black

Hello!

CAS-ual Fridays challenge #45 this week is to use pastels and black. I have to say, I don't think I've ever made a card using pastels and black, and yet all the DT cards were so gorgeous, I had to give it a go myself.

This is my card:
This card was claimed as soon as it was made. It's a hit here at home! That always makes me happy.

The stamps are PTI Think Big Favorites #12 and Tag-Its #10. I used PTI white card, SU! black, almost amethyst (retired), pretty in pink, barely banana (retired).

This card looks very simple, but for me it meant a little bit of maths to figure out just how wide those three stripes had to be, and how much border needed to go around the panel. I adhered the pastel stripes onto a piece of card, and then trimmed the edges to make sure they were all neat. THEN I stuck the whole panel down on the black panel. The black panel is up on foam to give it some depth.

Thank-you to everyone who left me lovely get-well wishes this past week. I had a shocker of a time with that headache and all the rest, and all of your good wishes went a long way to making me feel much better.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle
xxx

16 comments:

Elaine said...

Super card Michelle ...you are on a roll.
Hugs Elaine

Jackie Rockwell said...

So bold and crisp—I just love it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

Sara Mac said...

LOVE this card Michelle! It's a hit with me too:) Great birthday card for anyone.

Jenny said...

Oh I love this card Michelle... The colour blocked bkgd is so perfectly measured and placed :0)
I always have problems when precision measuring comes into play!
Jenny x

Michelle Lupton said...

Saw your card on CASual Fridays and it really stood out to me! Really eye-catching :)

T to the Essa said...

it's a hit in my home, too. FABULOUS card!!

Meadie said...

I love your card Michelle - its gorgeous! Hugs x x

Virginia L. said...

Love the three panels of pastel with floating balloons, Michele! I also like the subtle background stamping! Very fun and effective design!Glad to hear that you feel better already! Sending healing hugs! Thanks SO much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is an adorable spring birthday card! (I know what you mean about the math with these panel cards - it's not easy for me either! But your work is flawless and well worth the effort!)

Jen W. said...

The maths were well worth it for this adorable card! Love how you attached the balloons to the sentiment and the tone on tone balloons in the background. :)

Laurie said...

I love the 3 panels of pastels! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Michele Gross said...

This is really awesome-love what you did with the colors :)Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Love love love this super card Michelle! What a fabulous design and perfect for the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays! Thanks so much for joining us:)

Tracey McNeely said...

So so pretty Michelle, great take on the challenge.

Lisa A. said...

I love how your black pops with the pastels...just lovely, Michelle:)!!