Thursday, July 28, 2011

Long and Short

 
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that the "bosses" through a big project our way for this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and I was skeered! Create a 4x9 card and embrace the white space! Woah Nellie, create a card that isn't standard? Woah, What? Not fill it up with stuff? But never being one to back down I stared down this challenge and came up with the following card.


This size is the perfect size to take to the office and get the tons of swoopy girly signatures for a co-worker during her time of distress. Find out more details about the challenge, read the challenge rules and find tons of Long and Short inspiration from the Girl Fridays at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog.


Oh, and did I mention that this week's sponsor is Lawn Fawn? Um, yeah, you really need to make a long card now!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue) SU

Stamps: (Critters in the Sea, Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Momento
Other: (Markers) Copic
Tools: (Impression Plate) PTI, (Scallop Border Punch, Hole Punch) Fiskars

45 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Aw....how I love this!! You rock at this challenge! The ocean and whale design are perfect for the tall card! I can only dream about the LF stamps (LOL)!!

Laurel said...

This is just so cute! love that little whale!

Amber said...

Very cute card Karen. I think its perfect for the challenge.

Fiona said...

Great card Karen, you've used all that space well.

Lynn said...

Well...you rocked it Karen...I love all the white space...and the blue...looks like the whale is in a big ocean!

Lindsay said...

Oh my goodness Karen! This is such a fun and fabulous card! LOVE IT!

Be(e) said...

Looks gorgeous, Karen!! Quite a challenge if you ask me, but you did such a wonderful job!!

Kelly said...

A "whale" of a card, hee hee. VERY cute! I have never made one that size. Looks fun!

Aimes said...

Well you certainly embraced the challenged and ROCKED it! Such a cute CAS card :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Christina said...

Adorable! Love the embossed "bubbles"!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Ingenious! Love it! Love it! This is so cute!
Mackie

BabyBokChoy said...

Looks fantastic, no reason to be scared, though I would have been myself :) Whale done! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cute!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I really love this card Karen. You surely nailed the challenge. It is sure to cheer up your ailing co-worker!

~Tammy~ said...

This is super cute and I have no idea why you would be skeered of anything!!! This is fabulous!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER DUPER cute--LOVE the whale!! What a great idea for this size of card:)

Marlena M. said...

I love the deep blue ocean! Great idea and cute card. ;)

Donna Bowman said...

So cute! Love how you looked at this long card and saw the ocean!! That whale is so cute!!

Alice Wertz said...

too cute! LOVE all the white space! may have to give this a try! super card, Karen!

Jenny said...

Just Fab Karen...my kinda card, I've so fallen in love with white space again :)
Jenny x

lisa a said...

you should be thrown for a loop more often, this is just a perfect CAS card. Adorable design.

Amy said...

You certainly embraced the challenge and did fantastic! I love the little wave outline detail!

wendyp said...

You nailed it! Perfect design w/the long card! Fabulous card Karen!

alexandra s.m. said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen!
So pure, so clean!
Love it!!

Mary Jo said...

I LOVE this card! Your proportions are just perfect and it's adorable!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love this, what a great way to make the water and you've really nailed this challenge, I've yet to see a card challenge that hasn't inspired you in some way or another, and this is no exception.

Ma ménopause said...

Bonjour
Juste un petit cocou!

Laurel said...

Tee hee! I love this. LOVE how you did the water! Super cute.... A long card, EEK! Not sure I even know how to cut the card stock to make the long card but I might just have to give it a whirl! You did a fab job! Very inspired.

artfuldelight said...

I LOVE your take on the long card. I am not sure I could do it. Not only do CAS cards intimidate me but then to make the card bigger than normal.....oooh all that extra space to leave empty. Yikes. LOL! You did an amazing job though. :-)

~amy~ said...

Wonderfully perfect!!!

lynn said...

awesome way to fight back your skeered-ness, karen:) proportion is key for this size and you rocked it!

Karen Aicken said...

I love the way you added the blue piece to the center of the card. TFS!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

I hear ya, GF . . . that white space FREAKED me out!! LOL Clearly, you embraced and knocked it out of the park! How freakin' cute is that sweet little whale - must add this set to my collection, for sure!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Okay, the 4x9 is kind of freaking me out, but your card makes it seem more do-able. The whale is so cute!! I love it!

kasia c. said...

Absolutely fabulous, as usual!! I don't know what you were worried about. ;)

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this!!
Laura

kingstonmama said...

I really love this card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne said...

LOVE your blue, embossed water!

Theresa said...

This is super cute!! Love that little whale.

Alanna Harris said...

love your card...great texture on the water & cute whale!

Alberta said...

Love the blue and white combo. Great water. Awesome card!

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Karen, Thanks for stopping by my blog for a peek. Your whale card is adorable. I think designing on a 4 x 9 card is challenging as well. You divided up the space beautifully.

Divya Rao said...

Lovely CAS card! The blue theme is gorgeous!

Julie Day said...

Oh that whale is too cute, love the design of this card, fab :)

jen said...

so fun- love the punniness!