Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CASology Week 182: ADORE

Welcome to a Week #182 at the CASology Challenge

The word ADORE had me immediately thinking about using this image called Couple in Love from Coronado Island Designs & Stamps. It is a wood mounted stamp and was bought before I really started stamping because I just loved the image.  I truly adore the way this elegant, formally dressed couple are leaning into each other.

The image was stamped with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink on the card base and on a post-it to create a mask. For the mask, the area between the couple and tiny section at his left elbow are carefully cut out before the I fussy cut around the image. This was adhered over the image on the card base and then a heart negative mask place over it.

The heart was sponged with Barn Door and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, alternating between the two until I had the depth of color I wanted. Once the masks were removed, the card was done.

Sometimes an image sends a strong enough message that words are not needed. With no sentiment this card can be used for an anniversary or wedding card or, the obvious, as a Valentine.

Check out the variety of ways the Design Team has been inspired by the word ADORE.

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Jenny

You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog and a chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Concord & 9th.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This image really is so very elegant, fabulous card. And thank you so much for choosing my card last week. I am thrilled x

  2. Great card Jacquie! Nice masking!

  3. Jacquie as soon as I saw this in the galley I thought wow you totally nailed the cue! Beautiful card!

  4. So beautiful, Jacquie!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  5. This beautiful image conveys a romantic message without 'saying' one word. Your masked heart is gorgeous and is the perfect compliment to your lovely couple. So lovely. Bev

  6. This is fantastic - a perfect CAS card!

  7. This is fantastic - a perfect CAS card!

  8. Jacquie, this is gorgeous! That image really is lovely and so perfect for so many occasions. Love the gorgeous red heart too. :)

  9. This is just awesome! Such a rich red, and your fussy cutting is amazing. Love it!

  10. Hey Jacquie!! Simple beautiful! I love the cleanness of your card. Nicely done.

  11. I can't imagine fussy cutting around that beautiful image, Jacquie. I sure hope you saved it for another time.


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