Sunday, May 18, 2014

Happy Sunday

Well, the weekend is winding down, and it's been a beautiful one here, weather-wise. The sun is still shining, and with all the rain we've had here (last week...), the grass has greened up nicely. Did a few things outdoors today, but then while I was weeding the roses, I had a PING! Since the Cue Card went up at CASology, I've wanted to play. I think my recycle bin is half full of poor attempts. Until this one. This one worked. It's for our granddaughter Melissa, who has just completed her first year at UW, and is about to embark upon a summer long tour with a Drum & Bugle corps. She's on the drum line. And she's good...really good. We will miss her, of course, but know she'll make new friends and impress them thoroughly with her talents. So this one will go to her. I know she'll make a huge splash!




After fretting over this all week, my "showable" card was pretty easy to make...




I used 'Dream Orphans' computer generated font. I found a free clip art file that looked like water splashes and printed it on a transparency sheet, trimmed it, and cut a frame with my Cameo. It's popped up to give the water some depth. Then I added three white sequins next to the 'H'. And that's all it took. It looks sooo cool irl. I think it might be one of my top 20 favorites. Sure hope your upcoming week is full of happy dances!

19 comments:

Deepti said...

What a fun look of splash!! I did know that we could print in a transparent sheet too :) a great thing to learn ! What a sweet way to express ur love toward ur grand daughter :)

Bobby said...

Well you made a splash with your card. What a neat idea. I'm so far behind on challenges, homework and everything else. Maybe I can get straightened around this week. Or do I need to garden to get a pin? ;)

wienerhoneymooners said...

BEV, you are amazing, and I love seeing your creations so much! Always a thrill to see what you are going to come up with next!

Cool splash, and so inspired!
Thanks so much for joining your friends at CASology

mayholicraft said...

Oh my gorgeousness!!! This is an absolutely winning card this week. I'm sure your granddaughter love this fun card. I've never print my image on a transparency sheet, and you made me want to give it a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration and thanks again for playing with us at CASology. May

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is simply amazing and I have to agree with the others, this is a winning card! And so for your granddaughter too...you are just the best!

Lynn said...

How cool that you printed on the transparency sheet. This looks awesome Bev!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is absolutely so creative Bev! I have never tried to print on a transparency before, did you use special ones? The image is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CSAology!

Kelly Griglione said...

I had to check and make sure this wasn't REAL water you trapped in a shaker ... hahaha!! This really turned out well, Bev!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This has got to be one of the biggest pings you've had, Bevie! Just genius is all!! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

This is THE BEST CARD IDEA EVER!!!

Seriously beyond amazing and brilliant! This is exactly the type of card that a card magazine needs to snap up!

Like Kelly, I also thought that you actually trapped water within a plastic bag!

The mother of all pings, without a doubt!

WOW!!!!!!!!

Hannelie said...

Is this real! Seriously Bev!I can't think of a better interpretation of the cue word!
FABULOUS!

Judy1223 said...

AH! Now I get it! I really thought you had real water in there for a minute!!! :)
What a perfect card for such a wonderful occasion...so exciting. Very creative and unique...a brilliant card, Bev! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Super, super cool! Love that you printed on transparency - who knew?! So glad you joined us at CASology, my friend!

Anita in France said...

Genius! Bev, this is awesome ... I've just sat and looked at it for ages wondering how you got that watery effect ... so cool, so stunning ... and sooo refreshing!! I see your Mr Mojo returned with bells and whistles on, my friend ... my Monsieur Mojo is still AWOL, so the paper bin is very full ... again! Anita :)

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. I love the look of that water. I never thought of printing on transparencies. Congratulations to your granddaughter. And, yes, please--I'll take some of that rain.

PiecesByEmily said...

Such a fabulous card. Love the splash on transparency sheet!

maria f. said...

Printing on a transparency - you're brave. What a great idea for this card, though. And one day I'll have to drop in to see your fireplace ;) I so love art deco.

Marybeth said...

Hi Bev. Love this wonderful splash card. So neat that is computer generated. For sure one of my top favorites of yours. I love the CAS trendy look of it. Love your pretty new picture of you as well. Take care.
Wonderful news about your gd

cm said...

What an amazing adventure your grand-daughter is embarking on! You're right: she'll impress and delight with her talents, and in turn, gain such a wealth of experiences! Missing her will be challenging, but think of the reunion when she comes home! so many stories to share, and so many big squishy hugs to give! Your splash card is brilliant x awesome x amazing! Printing on transparency = super cool! What an incredible "ping" and I know Melissa will love this, as do I!! Hugs~c