CASology Cue Card – Yellow

Hello again…

My second post for today is a card I’m linking into the CASology Cue Card – Yellow Challenge. I must admit, this one was tough…I kept thinking flowers and spring but couldn’t get anything to look quite right.

Week 48 - Yellow

So I went back to my faithful Distress Inks, and pulled out the Spellbinders Flowers Impressabilities and clear embossed the pattern onto some white cardstock. This gave me a base to apply Rusty Hinge, Spice Marmalade and Mustard Seed inks over the embossed piece (resisting the clear embossing).


Then I did something I’d not tried before, but seen lots of other crafters try – I used an iron to remove the clear embossing, by sandwiching my piece in between two bits of paper, and going over with a medium set iron (no steam). This left a kind of halo around the flowery pattern, between the inked and clear areas, which I quite liked.


I cut my piece into three strips, on a diagonal to create some interest. The sentiment comes from the Hero Arts Birthday Sayings stamp set.


I still thought the front of the card needed something, so I created the butterfly embellishment in the same way that I did for this card, out of some yellow cardstock. I mounted the butterfly with foam adhesive and used black gemstones for the body.


The photos make the butterfly look more orange that it actually was…but it is made of about 5 layers of yellow die-cut butterflies stuck together with Glossy Accents.

Thanks for looking!

9 thoughts on “CASology Cue Card – Yellow

  1. carinacards says:

    Oh wooow I love your butterfly the strip and also lovely sentiment..great arrangement too..lovely done…..good luck with the challenge…

    I am also joining the challenge on CASology, my card is number 89, would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so happy if you could leave me some love. Thanks before and big hugs, Monika from Germany

  2. Ardyth says:

    Beautifully dramatic – love the rich colour and the diagonal strips! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  3. Sian says:

    This is stunning! The yellows and oranges are perfect against the kraft background and I love your layered butterfly 🙂 I’m glad you managed to find a way of getting flowers onto your card in the end!

  4. Maureen Merritt says:

    Wow, this is a striking design. I love the strips on the diagonal! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  5. Rosemary D says:

    absolutely gorgeous… love the panels cut on the diagonal and that beautiful butterfly! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  6. Melissa says:

    This is a real stunner! Wow! Love what you’ve done with color, texture and dimension!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology! 🙂

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