CASology # 28Posted: January 22, 2013
I am the guest designer at the CASology challenge blog this week. I felt honoured to be asked and said yes, not knowing what a challenge it would turn out to be! I keep saying that about challenges don’t I?
The cue card this week is…
I was already pretty sure, but a quick look through my stamps revealed a lack of ’drink’ related images. Once again I had to think outside the box. The thought I came up with involved a Penny Black background stamp and the emboss resist technique. The background I chose is called Damask Pattern and reminded me of china cups. I stamped it in versamark and embossed in clear powder before sponging over the top with blue ink. As I was sketching a cup shape I noticed that the stamp already included the perfect handle shape in the design, so I cut that out determined to make it work as the handle of my cup. After much fiddling around with layout I settled on the design below which involved slicing off the side of the cup and popping it up over the sponged strip. I made this card narrower than usual so will enter it in the CAS-ual Fridays Long and Short challenge too. The size is 3½” x 5½”.
So check out the cards at CASology and get thinking, outside the box if necessary.