Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CASology #78


Welcome to Week 78 of CASology!  Take at look at this week's cue card:


This week's challenge is sponsored by Neat & Tangled!

Along with my Use What You Have efforts this year I also want to start making use of my CASE File.  Before I discovered Pinterest I used to dump inspiring projects into a file on my desktop.  I still do that sometimes but I'm trying to remember to pin things too - it's a lot easier to pay homage to the original designer that way!  

Today's card was inspired by this card by Kalyn Kepner (it's the 5th one down).  I like the layers peeking out from the corner and thought this would be a good chance to break out my Lil' Inker stitched circle dies. I used the current Stampin' Up In Colours (they're perfect for a cheery Hello card) but I inlaid mine instead of layering them.  The initial design only used the die cut circles but then I started questioning myself because the cue word it Dot not Circle right? However, after some pondering, I decided that a circle is just a really big dot. And I was going to leave it but then I found those cool dots in Neat & Tangled's Sparkle & Shine set and I thought they would make my circles into a really funky multicolored sunshine!  Can't go wrong with dots of all sizes.  And now it's your turn to go dotty!  Before you start be sure and check out the awesome creations by the rest of the DT and then get crackin'!





And this week's guest designer:

Link your creations to the CASology blog and remember that submissions are due by 4pm CST on Sunday, 19 January.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Hello from Swirly Twirly Tags, Dots from Sparkle & Shine) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Strawberry Slush) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Stitched Circles) Lil' Inker
Gem:  Recollections

16 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I would call this 'dots two ways' - love that the centre is layered dots and the 'rays' are dots too!

Radhika said...

Beautiful card Jen .. :) love the gradient dots as rays..

Meghan said...

Love those dots from the Sparkle & Shine set! Your card is dots all the way....from your large "dots" to the smallest!

Lindsey said...

I think the rays of dots make the card, Jen! And I've been all about inlaying die cuts lately, too, so I love how you did that with your circles.

Joyce said...

I agree with Ardyth--dots two ways. Love your inlaid circles, and how the rays of dots turn it into a sun. So fun and bright.

Laurie said...

Love!!

Lynn said...

So stinking cool Jen!

Judy1223 said...

Jen, the colors of your dots are just delicious...I love them together! Love the inlaid stitched circles, too...must try that!

ScrapaDiddle said...

Fun card! Looks like a big colorful sun!

Marlena M. said...

I love the colors you married together and the way the dots fan out. This is such a great card Jen!

Deepti said...

Beautiful dots and beautiful colors :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this!!!

baileyrosy.com said...

What a fantastic card love it !> The colors are sublime and the design is sheer perfection.

Marie

Rosemary said...

your card is so cool, jen! love it!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen your design is fantastic, love the LI circles and the beautiful colours!

Jessi Fogan said...

now that's just super fun & funky! I love the colours :)