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:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

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

Laurel said...

Beautiful card!

Michele Gross said...

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

jen said...

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

Virginia L. said...

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

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

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!

Lynn said...

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

Kelly said...

Your card really highlights that beautiful clip!

Lindsay said...

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

veronica said...

love your bling! very pretty clip!

lynn said...

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

Christina said...

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!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

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

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Pretty creation dear.

Kryssi said...

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

Jenny said...

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

Cassie_lu said...

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

Dana said...

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.

Laura Davis said...

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

BabyBokChoy said...

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

Benzi said...

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

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful Karen!

Trinh said...

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

Dana said...

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

~Tammy~ said...

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!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SO PRETTY! LOOOOOOOVE the simplicity but beautiful bling:)

Jan said...

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

Pauline said...

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

Michelle said...

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

Marlena M. said...

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

~amy~ said...

wonderfully clean & crisp!

Alice Wertz said...

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

Courtney K said...

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!

Jocelyn said...

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

Leigh Ann Baird said...

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

Brandi said...

What a gorgeous embellished pin! Pretty!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

sweet paper clip LOVE the edging on the kraft cardstock

Anne said...

I love your ink distressed edges and that beautiful pin!

Valerie said...

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

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Really nice design and great addition of the gemstone embellishment.

Emily Leiphart said...

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!

Cheryl said...

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

Becky said...

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

Julie Day said...

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

Laurie said...

Totally loving this bling! And your CAS design!