Tuesday, March 18, 2014

CASology CUE Card #86: Blush!

CASology CUE Card #86: 

          A Refresher:  CAS = Clean and Simple.          
   Minimal Layers, lots of empty space, and easily recreated.   

What comes to mind for you?
Blush on a rose, cheeks blushing, blush on a fruit, like a peach, 
Lovebirds blushing cheeks, the color Blush, a blush wine.
Shyness, a kiss.

I like to do a few cards and flush out my favorite.

Today I am trying to get more use of larger stamps 
that may have a full card coverage image, 
or multiple images.
If you have some too, take a new look at them, 
try masking off areas
or using a 1 inch square or circle punch to highlight a favorite
area of the image on the stamp.

Here is my favorite take.
The blush of the confession 
of sweet nothings.

This is the Large stamp with multiple images:

Take TWO and THREE.
The Blush of a Rose

Heartfelt Sympathy

Here is my MEGA Large Stamp by Magenta

Its cheeks on fire
Cooling in the mist
a Rose Bush blushes
A sight not to be missed.
When I was small,
a small. sweet girl
I made a sweet perfume
from the petals that curl.
Now trapped in the mad hustle
always in a rush
I smile at the space
where I kept this sweet bush. 

                                              -Cheryl Love

What journey will this CUE take you?

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Irish Cherokee said...

I like all of the post. Too much to comment on individually, unless of course, you have an hour or two. Well done.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how you've shown that you can use supplies that are NOT CAS to make beautifully CAS cards! Well done!

Meghan said...

You really covered all the blush options! Love all the extras you include especially the poem this time!

Shannon J said...

A gorgeous trio, Kimberly! Love how you've interpreted "blush"! And love how you think outside the box - using a portion of a larger stamp is such an awesome idea!

May Park said...

Love the way you used a large stamp. I must try it myself. Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem.

Gillian R said...

Beautiful cards as always Kimberley, you have demostrated Blush perfectly

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I love your take on Blush K- Especially the first one!!!!

Jen W. said...

These are brilliant, Kim! Gorgeous cards and such a great way to use larger stamps (which normally scare me). I especially love the first card - it's so sweet!

Judy1223 said...

Kimberly, all beautiful cards...and poetry, too! Girl, you are amazing!!! I love how you used sections of busy stamps to make super CAS cards...that is something I would never think to do! LOVE that idea...and you demonstrated it perfectly!

Tracey McNeely said...

All such lovely cards Kimberly! Great way to demonstrate CAS!

Joyce said...

Super cards. I really like your instructions about using small areas of large stamps. That is very practical advice.

Jasleen said...

Wonderful cards Kimberly. I really love your technique about masking and stamping. It indeed looks very effective.

Barb Ghig said...

Totally mind-blowing post, Kimberly! I love all 3, but I have to say that your first card just took my breath away...WOW!
Thanks for sharing that beautiful poem with us, too...so lovely!

hazelhodgkins said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!! I thought they were all amazing, but you got me with the first one. Felt like I was let in on someone's special secret. Made me blush! ;)

Joni nina Andaya said...

What GORGEOUS cards Kimberly!!! Love each one:) Fabulous!!!

Radhika said...

Wonderful set of cards so beautiful !! love the stamps :)

Anita in France said...

Wow, way to go, Kimberly ... what a fabulous selection of 'blush' cards ... each so delicious! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...your stamps are just beautiful and I love the way you used them too. Really makes for 2 stunning cards.

Gay Peplow said...

Oh These are wonderful cards :D The first is beautifully CAS and the sentiment is perfect. Masking is a great way of using the bigger stamps, love your roses cards too :D x

cm said...

Impact...this post has such impact, from your writing, the poetry and especially, the cards! Techniques - awesome; inspiration - second to none; and that first card - breath-taking. Seriously. I. love. this. post. Repeat times a zillion! Hugs~c