Thursday, May 19, 2011

Forever in Debt


I remember a proverb that goes something like this:

You can pay back a loan of gold,
but be forever in debt to those who have shown you a kind heart. 


This week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge is all about the bling. Shiny. Dazzling. Stunning. Bling.

I pulled out my most shiny of shiny embellishments with the desire to bring richness to a clean and simple design. After gathering a few scraps of patterned paper in similar color and/or pattern, I layered and glued them after outlining each with a thin black line. I then added just a few other refined embellishments.


Hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog to find out more on this week's fabulous sponsor, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, review the challenge details and rules and to check out the really beautiful, really stunning Girl Friday cards. Thanks to all for continuing to make CAS-ual Fridays so much fun!




Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI

Patterned Paper: (Blue) October Afternoon, (White Polkas from the packaging of Modern Basics) PTI, (Yellow) Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: (Sentiment Sticker) SRM, (Paperclip) K&C Co., (Rhinestones) Michaels, (Black Satin Ribbon) SU
Tools: (Black Marker) SU

45 comments:

  1. Love what you've done withe scraps of patterned paper and for a bling challenge I'd say this is very CAS, perfect! Love the subtle black lines around paper and cardl

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  2. I'm swooning over your gorgeous embellishment! Such a wonderful card :)

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  3. that is an excellent saying- and a beautiful card! love that the 'bling' is still your style!!!

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  4. SO very sophisticated, Karen! Always a delight to see your creations!

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  5. AH-MA-ZING!! Seriously? I must get my hands on one of those gorgeous clips. It's the perfect finishing touch to an out of this world stunning design. You blow me away!

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  6. Beautiful proverb Karen..the black edging makes the kraft pop. I love all the clean lines and the paper clip...gorgeous!

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  7. Your card really highlights that beautiful clip!

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  8. I love this card Karen! The fun patterned papers and that clip is awesome!

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  9. love your bling! very pretty clip!

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  10. gorgeous bling, karen! love the scrappy mix of papers, too:)

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  11. So fun to see you add a little bling to your graphic style. The black outlines really make the design "pop"! That is one fabulous clip!

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  12. Karen this is just CAS perfection. Love the touch of bling.

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  13. I love it, just that one big bling surely makes a big bold statement!

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  14. Oh wow Karen this is gorgeous, love the black edge detail to all the elements and that is a great piece of bling :)
    Jenny x

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  15. this card looks amazing and the idea to outline the edges in black is a brilliant touch.

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  16. Those thin black lines push this card to the top my dear. You always know JUST the thing to make a card perfect. You are my muse.

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  17. This is so beautiful and elegant! Love it!
    hugs
    Laura

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  18. Such an elegant card and at first I was like, oh no, don't wanna be in debt forEVER! lol

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  19. Very, very pretty and what a lovely piece of bling you used. Wow!

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  20. Love that bling & how you used the scraps, Karen!

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  21. I have to say that I adore your black outline of everything! So unique!

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  22. You make scraps look good! I am trying to work through my scrap pile that never seems to end. That is one fabulous piece of bling my lady!!!

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  23. SO PRETTY! LOOOOOOOVE the simplicity but beautiful bling:)

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  24. What a wonderful sentiment (forever in debt).
    A pretty card and a thank you for visiting my blog xx Jan

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  25. This is wonderful, the gorgeous paper is perfectly placed, and I love the blingy bling!

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  26. Beautiful mix of patterned paper and the design so sleek and pretty. Love how you bejeweled it with a clip!

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  27. What a difference a black outline makes...nice touch. I love that paperclip...gorgeous!

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  28. love how you framed the papers in this. super card, Karen!

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  29. love how you added bling to this card!!

    and btw, i can't wait to see the card you mentioned on my blog post yesterday!! i'm totally flattered!

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  30. That blingy paperclip is to-die-for! I love how you mixed the patterned papers, too. WOW!

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  31. Lovely! I hope to get my bling on in this challenge. This illness I picked up is killing my mojo.

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  32. What a gorgeous embellished pin! Pretty!

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  33. sweet paper clip LOVE the edging on the kraft cardstock

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  34. I love your ink distressed edges and that beautiful pin!

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  35. Love how you mixed the blingy accent with your CAS design. Perfect mixture of material!

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  36. Really nice design and great addition of the gemstone embellishment.

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  37. I don't think I commented on this card here... No, apparently I didn't but I loved it the second I laid eyes on it over at CFC!

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  38. Clean, simple and fabulous! I love the bit of bling.

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  39. Oh how I love this card! That blingy paperclip is gorgeous!!!!

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  40. Love your simple design with the different patterns and that blinged paper clip is divine :)

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  41. Totally loving this bling! And your CAS design!

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