Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spectacular Spectacles Challenge

I have been making a lot of cards with butterflies and flowers, here is a change for varieties!  Moxie Fab World's The Spectacular Spectacle Challenge got me started on making this card with glasses!! I had this Lawn Fawn Stamp Clear to See for a while, but I never post anything with this set of stamps. Here is (clean and simple) CAS card....could it be a bit too boring?

One of the biggest challenges in making CAS cards is that it can be a tad boring...Do you find any "wow" factor for this card? This is definitely not the most creative design, but I decided to share it anyway. The instant gratification from your feedback and kind comments keep me posting and posting... ( can you see me smiling?)
 you're a vision
 I thought the patterns and colors of the washi tape provide the perfect visual effect for the background. I added the little black gems for the "eyes"! I have a few more cards made from this Lawn Fawn stamps. Hope you will not get tired of seeing them in the coming week!

 Be the way, in case you miss seeing the flower card made with Washi Tape,  please scroll down to the previous post or click here. Have you tried stamping on Washi tape? It is so easy! This card will come in handy at the end of the school year. I think any of my kids' teacher/prof deserves a card like this!

39 comments:

Piali said...

Super cute!! love how you used the black gems...awesome!!

Jennifer said...

Nope - not boring! The "eyes" look like they have a bit of mischief in them! And that makes all the difference! :)

I am not good at CAS -- I think my card style "Less is Not Enough!" So I have to live vicariously through those of you who do it so well! :)

Arlene said...

Look at those vivid colors... NOT boring. I love it. Those eyeballs are too funny.... What fantastic creative juices are flowing!

Kara Lynne said...

I agree with Jennifer, it's all in the eyes - not boring, fun!

Laura B. said...

We were both thinking washi tape, huh? I love this. I don't think it's boring at all. It's clean and simple, just the way I like it! Love how the stripes line up and the black gemstones for the eyes! Adorable!

Simone said...

This is soooo fun! I love how you used the washi tape and the black gems as eyes is genius!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! This is def. different than butterflies! LOVE the CAS design--LOVE the washi tape and the glasses with the eyeballs! FUN! YOU ROCK:) And the WOW Factor--the colors and the eyeballs!

Dawn said...

I think it does have a WOW factor Virginia. I love the brightness of the tape and the placement of your "eyes" is just great ~ gave me a big smile.

Lynn said...

Love, love, love what you did with the gems in the glasses...cracks me up!!

Donna Bowman said...

Such a fun CAS design Virginia! Love how you used the Washi tape and those "eyes" are too cute!

Krista W said...

I love the 'eyes' - such a fun touch!

alexandra s.m. said...

Heeheehee...so fun and fresh Virginia!
Love it!!

Brenda said...

Fun! You are so creative!

Brenda said...

Nothing boring about this card Virginia! Those eyes just crack me up!

Annette said...

what are you talking about this card is awesome...and you are very creative...totally love this...

Cindy C. said...

Oh yeah definitely WOW !! The black pearls in/on the glasses speaks volume !! WOW!

Bethany said...

Very neat card Virginia, I love the black gem "eyes"!

Eve said...

in fact, i luv this kinda card, a bit fun & whimsical! :-)

cnelson said...

DELIGHTFUL!! LOVE the sentiment!

Melanie said...

Fabulous card, Virginia! I sure love your style :)

Jenny said...

I love it Virginia, the colours are vibrant and eye-catching which I think is important in bold graphic designs :0) love the beads as eyes especially as they are looking towards the sentiment to.
Jenny x

MarcyK924 said...

I am always saying how CAS is not as easy as it sounds. I can't do it AT ALL! Your ability to make a powerful and interesting statement on a mostly blank background is a gift. So, to answer your question, this is NOT boring! It is VERY interesting and I am in AWE! XOXO

PS - I do remember you were recently talking about wanting more stamps with eyeglasses!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the strips on the side! Totally awesome and I love the bling for "eyes" in the glasses! THanks so much for keeping us inspired and always on our toes!
Lisa

Nancy said...

Really charming...loving the black gems, too cute!

BabyBokChoy said...

You wow me every time, not boring at all!!!!

joy said...

I've never seen a card made by you that was boring, Virginia! This one is just too cute - any teacher would love this.

Lindsey said...

Wow factors for me? The stripes from the washi tape, and the "beady" black eyes! I think it's fun, not boring! (But you are welcome to use my own personal acronym, PAB -- Plain and Boring -- anytime! I don't think it applies to you, though. :P)

Sheila H said...

So NOT boring! It's cute, ans I love it :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

The black gems are fabulous! You are so creative!

Melissa Shea said...

I love how you added eyes to the glasses, makes them really come to life :)

Katarina said...

What a fun card! CAS with a twist!

Lisa Arana said...

hee hee, this made me giggle!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can only say - love it!

Alice Wertz said...

so cool! fab card, V!!

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your card!! The tape is a NEAT added touch!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Spectacular Spectacles challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great way to make the eyeballs!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Really cute CAS card, Virginia! And fun eyes!

Lea L. said...

Cute card and fun colors! Great job with the Moxie Fab Spectacular Spectacles challenge!!