Unleash your joy... 39

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, July 31, 2011 @ 9:00 PM | ,

Happy August 1st! It's time again for a new Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful monthly challenge.
The challenge for the month of August is The Beauty of CAS (Clean And Simple). Many of us, me included, looove to gussy up our projects with a pretty bow, fancy lace and many more embellishments. This month we are asking you to challenge yourself to create a CAS card, minimizing the use of all the bells and whistles or leaving them off all together! YIKES ~ This is quite the challenge for me! 
To create this card, I first stamped the beautiful solid butterfly image from Fanciful Flourishes followed with the fancy butterfly image, cut/embossed using a Spellbinders Labels One die template. I embossed the white background using a Cuttlebug embossing folder, punched the edges using a decorative Fiskars border punch. I couldn't resist adding a simple mettalic string bow and a few pearls. There you have it - my interpretation of a CAS card!


Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you join along in the fun! Please be sure to visit the entire DT for some amazing inspiration:
If you join along, link your Bringing Back Beautiful Challenge creation here and if you upload to SCS or an online gallery, please use the keyword BBB13. You have until August 31st to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we'll share our True Beauties - those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!


***I will be back at today, August 1st @ 3 am Eastern to kick off the Waltzingmouse Stamps August S.O.A.P. Day #1 ~ hope to see you then :)


Supplies Used:
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, metallic string and pearls from stash

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 Comments

39 Sweet Comments So Far:

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful CAS card. I think the silver string is perfect. :)
Hugs~

Julie Ranae said...

This is a stunner!! Still your flair and totally CAS...now you KNOW where I want to see you soon ; ) Great card indeed!

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi Mona, great card and what a beautiful border punch!!
Hugs Ageeth xx

Monia said...

So clean and beautiful card :)

Debgem said...

Mona - this is simply stunning!

Mandy said...

Absolutely stunning Mona!

KathyO said...

So beautiful, Mona! Have a great week!

JGoedes said...

Beautiful CAS look, Mona! I love this color combination and the gorgeous butterfly! Great job stamping!

Fiona said...

So very beautiful Mona! You can do just about anything! CAS or gorgeous and detailed! I just love your style, Mona! Bravo!

Ros said...

Gorgeous! ... you did a wonderful job of CAS ...

~amy~ said...

stunning CAS Design!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

You aren't the only one who found this a challenge - but you ACED it!! :) Love the clean look of white and blue - so cool and calming! A sweet butterfly and touch of embossing, makes for a beautiful CAS card!! :)

lynn said...

classic and beautiful, mona! lovely card:)

Hilary said...

So beautiful! Love your CAS designs!

Tracey said...

FABULOUS CAS card Mona!!! Still has your beautiful "girly" style :)

Mirna said...

Mona, even your CAS designs blow me away!

Jeanne J said...

WOW! This is really stunning - I think it is the clean lines and the white embossed background. The butterfly really takes center stage and that little silver thread - the perfect finishing touch!

Laura Fredrickson said...

Gorgeous! Love the monochromatic colours and your details are perfect to make the card stunning and clean and simple!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Very pretty card, Mona! Simple but elegant! Great job!

Allison Cope said...

So beautiful Mona! Love the grey, cream and blues together! Gorgeous and simple!

Theresa said...

Another beauty...so simply elegant.

Jennifer McGee said...

Gorgeous - doesn't look like it was a challenge.

GinaB said...

So elegant, Mona! CAS is amazing! Love that beautiful butterfly!

PaperLover said...

Incredibly beautiful CAS card Mona! That butterfly is stunning!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Oh WOW! This card is just divine and absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors too.

Jen said...

You had me at the unleash you joy sentiment. Such a credo I think is so important and one I aspire to live by. I have to say that your bells and whistles are still there Miss Mona. They are just deep deep undercover. Love that! The silver twine and the packing a punch pearls are fantastic! Seriously lovely and still satisfying. Brava!

Stella said...

Aqua and white are a match made in heaven. And so is your card; heavenly :)

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Mona! The CAS design is lovely in its elegant simplicity! Great colors and design!

Lisa said...

Another beautiful card Mona, the pearls are the perfect accent!

Carrie said...

Mona, this is such a gorgeous card! CAS but so incredibly elegant! Those pearl brads are so pretty too!

JennyGerber said...

So classic and creative, Mona! I love all your elegant CAS designs!

Emily Taylor said...

Love this CAS card! Love that butterfly; love how you stamped it!

Tumbleweed said...

Very beautiful! Clean, simple and very elegant! Thanks Mona!

Constance said...

So elegant and classic, Mona! Love the way you present the butterfly! TFS!

Shannon White said...

Wow, Miss Mona! This is soo very Elegant! Love the embossing and that Gorgeous Butterfly! Gorgesou CAS Card!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Alison said...

So beautiful, Mona! What a classic look with that beautifully stamped butterfly and the pearl accents everywhere!

Carol Reisner said...

What a CAS beauty! Love that embossed layer with the gorgeous die cut border! Also, that butterfly is fabulous! Love the stamps you used! Thanks!

Kelli Burnstein said...

Stunning, Mona!!!! Love the stamp you used for the butterfly! This is true elegance!

Andrea M said...

Are you kidding?! No challenge at all for you :) This card is stunning, CAS - and you made it look effortless!!! This is AMAZING!!


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