Friday, March 9, 2012

A CAS Birthday Card


  The past few weeks I have been making more CAS cards.  This has never been my style as I love to add lots of embellishments to my cards: ribbon, buttons, bling.  However, I think the peony in the new anniversary stamp set is so beautiful, it should be the focal point. Thus this card.


 

   I stamped the sentiment from Botanical Silhouettes in Scarlet Jewel..The butterfly was punched from a Martha Stewart punch.



     The peonies are stamped with Autumn Rose and outlined with Scarlet Jewel.

  

 This card was sent to my sister.  Usually she receives my cards with all the embellishments.  I thought it was time I exposed her to the beauty of a CAS card.  Yesterday's card  White Peonies was sent to my sister-in-law. I hope both my sister and sister-in-law have a Happy Birthday. I wish I could celebrate their birthdays with them but because we live in 3 different states, the cards will have to suffice.
Thanks for stopping by.



12 comments:

Karen C. said...

Beautiful card, Carol. The combination of Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel is very striking.
I have a hard time with CAS - I love other people's work, but I can't seem to stop adding details to my cards and soon it's no longer clean and simple!!

Joyce said...

I am screaming about this card. I think it's one of my favorite cards of yours ever. Well, you know I love CAS, and this one is brilliant. I think you have sold me on this Anniversary set, and the idea of Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel. That butterfly is the perfect extra touch--nothing else needed.

Leah said...

So, so pretty! I love the CAS design and the colors. Fabulous!

Nancy Guse said...

Beautiful card Carol!! I am so looking forward to getting my Peony stamp set.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Carol, so sweet and amazing colours.

Terri said...

Very pretty. You are doing great things with this set. I need to start using mine too.

Cassi said...

so beautiful, love the gorgeous peonies!

Deanna Jean said...

Great CAS card! Love the color you used. I'm sure your sister will love it.

Mayol said...

Carol, what a CAS-tastic card! i love it! and including the butterfly is adorable.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful card, Miss Carol. CAS isn't my style either, but I love seeing it - and this is an elegant beauty.

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful CAS card Carol and I'm sure she loved it. I can't wait to get my stamp set - hope it comes soon!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Wow! The outline in Scarlet Jewel, the solid in Autumn Rose...I think that is the perfect combination for these Peonies! Gorgeous card! Do you know, I spent all my rewards points last month and did not get the Anniversary set thinking I had Rosie Posie, and I didn't need both!?!? Oh, what a terible mistake I made! I have been kicking myself ever since! Ah well, maybe I can buy it off the forum eventually.