Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Simply Blue Jay

I've been having lots of fun making CAS cards, so I decided to visit some of my favorite challenge blogs and get inspired ... and it worked so well, I made four cards!

Here's my favorite:

The CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to be Inspired by a Song (I'm pretty sure it's a song that I love, not just a love song ... anyway, this is my kind of love song!) I chose the song "Blue Jay Way" by The Beatles (read the lyrics and listen to song). This challenge paired really well with Less is More's Music challenge, and used the simple Blue & White color combo from Crafty Boots

One of the reasons I chose "Blue Jay Way" is that the other day I went open the back door to let out the dogs, and much to my surprise there was a giant Blue Jay poking around in our herb pots. The jay population in our neighborhood has really grown in the past few years, and I've witnessed some of their beautiful ferocity in the trees, but up close it was much bigger than I had expected!

The paper for this card and one in the middle in the photo below is China Blue Eyes Linen Finish Card Stock from Mark's Finest Papers. I used my very last piece for this project; really need to order more! I used a Prickley Pear Stamp/Die set for the bird image. I cut the shape from adhesive masking paper and filled in the bird directly onto the card with blue ink (all the inks used are from Memento). I heated-embossed the white overlay stamp. The sentiment is from the Rosy Wishes set by Crafty Secrets

Here are my other takes on the same design:

I sure had fun!


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  1. I love these cards.That bird's gorgeous!

  2. Gorgeous set of cards, I love the clean lines and your sweet bird image.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. CG - the white embossing looks great against that bluebird! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Great cards, that's a super image.
    I remember seeing the blue jays in our yard when we lived in Va in the 70's.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Isn't is amazing how just a little variation of a card may give such a different look! I like your favorite too, as the embossed music note pattern is really decorative. My second favorite one is the one with the opposite colors, the one to the right in the photo. But they're all great!


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