Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Clean Message

I began the adventure of being on the Dreamweaver Design Team with one goal in mind: to help inspire others to take the plunge and play with Dreamweaver product.

I would never consider myself a great designer or a talented artist. I can live with the fact that I make creations that are pleasing to look at. Nothing more than that.

So this last month of creating CAS (clean and simple) projects for the Dreamweaver Design challenge has been fun and fairly easy for me. I hope in someway I have inspired at least one person to look at their stencils in a different light.

With this all being said, I bring you to my "last" CAS simple card for this month. (Add footnote here, there will be many more CAS cards out of me, this is just my last "formal" one for March.)

Dreamweaver stencils used: LG687 Geese and LG696 Comfort Combo
One of the facts of life I have come to learn is that as we get older, we need less Birthday cards and more not so happy cards. So today I thought I'd share one of my favorite sympathy cards to make. Its fast, its easy and it has a very comforting feel to it.

Both the sentiment and the goose were pasted with Black Matte paste. Notice though that I only pasted 1 goose. The stencil actually has 3. By covering the "unwanted" geese with removable tape (or post-it notes), I was able to only paste one goose onto my card. I think it gives it the solemn feeling I was striving for.

Please take a moment or two and check out the other (way more talented than I) Dreamweaver Design Team members. Their links can be found in the right hand column.

And then get yourself busy and create your own CAS card and get it linked up to the Dreamweaver blog before midnight on March 31. Remember, if you can't link it up to the blog, then just email your image to Lynell and she'll upload it for you!

This month of CAS has been fun for me and I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me in cyberland!



Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a lovely sympathy creation Cherylynn! I love the idea of the bird flying away. CAS has been many cards from the team and so many people playing with us!

Louise said...

Cherylynn, this is stunning. It conveys the perfect feeling for a sympathy card, and I absolutely love the paper you pasted on, what is it?

Wendy said...

I know what you mean. Thank you for bringing my attention to stencils that I haven't noticed before.

Have a great day!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

I'm with Lynell on this. My first thought was, "why didn't she have the bird flying in toward the sentiment?" Then I realized that for a sympathy card, this was more appropriate. A simple statement for something not so simple to deal with.

kristi said...

Very nice card. Perfect for sympathy.

Laura Drahozal said...

Very lovely and simple for a sympathy card. Nice job.

SherylH said...

Very elegant card in its simplicity, perfect for a sympathy card.

Jessie said...

I'm often asked to create Sympathy cards, and I'm going to file this one away in my head to use sometime, I really like it!