Tuesday, January 14, 2014

cool. congrats. (SSS, CASology)

I would love to share a page from the February 2014 issue of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking with you... but I can't figure out how to do it.  (I was so excited to be sharing p. 52 with Asty P., a new pal from WCMD 2013).  So I'll just have to share my card.

I LOVE this card.  Why? It's all about the UNEXPECTED, folks.

Of course when I was creating the front panel I was working with straight lines.  Punched squares, halved them on the diagonal and then glued them down.  But when playing around with the finished piece of paper with the squares/triangles on it (it was larger than the card front) I skewed it a bit and fell in LOVE.  The UNEXPECTED, ya know?!?!? And because I had skewed it,  the design didn't cover the entire card but that was my next eureka moment!  I just trimmed along the CS triangles and love the bit of white card left to peek out.

I hadn't really known exactly where I was going with this card (I seldom do), but when the eurekas were over it became apparent (to me!) that it was an iceberg.  So... enter the sentiment. Which BTW is computer-generated for those of you who don't own a Dymo.  Here's the font.

I'm joining these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
CASology - #77 Bubbly

Bubbly? you ask.  Here's the deal.  We drink carbonated mineral water in our house.  And refer to it as "bubble water".  Bubbly... bubble... water... iceberg... see?

Check out the mag if you haven't.  In case you're still looking for ideas using hexagons, there's lotsa inspiration.

Appreciate your visit.  Have a fantastic week.

Supplies cool. congrats.:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann, other DCWV+
Stamps:  none
Tools: square punch
Other: free font for sentiment


  1. Stunning!!! I love how your creative mind works Maria! The colors you've used are PERFECTION! Love the dymo tape sentiment too. Congrats!

  2. Cool.
    Reminds me of one of the buildings at Futuroscope. Love how the iceberg evolved, and the mind leap from icebergs to bubbly water :)
    Try Print Screen key, or Alt + Print Screen for just the active screen (Windows) or CMD + shift + 3 (Mac) Not sure if there would be any issues about copyright?

  3. I'm all about the skew! Love this fun card, Maria! Hope all is well in your world, my friend!

  4. Oh my! This is strikingly beautiful Maria!
    I love it!
    Thank You~

  5. So totally awesome Maria! Love it when a Eureka moment happens!

  6. Awesome, awesome, Cool. Congrats. You were right to be excited, this is one heck of a card on a couple different levels!! All those blues, the angle of course, the card base showing, and I love how you wrote the sentiment. Such a perfect card for the challenging teens. Love how seemingly random the colors are too. So glad you shared it!

  7. Very, VERY cool, indeed! Love it...a big congrats to you, my dear!!!

  8. simple und wunderschön.
    Ich mag deine graphische Karte sehr gerne
    Lg HEidi

  9. Ok..now you are talking!!! This is Beyond COOL!!! Love the graphics....AWESOME!!!

  10. Awesome card - love the clean graphic look and all the blues!

  11. This is freakin' genius! Truly spectacular!!

  12. This card is beyond amazing!!! It is all kinds of incredible. LOVE it!

  13. Oh, my God, Maria, we do, too! Refer to it as bubble water!! The twins actually started it when they were about two and would see us drinking it, they wanted some "bubble water," too! Such a silly thing to get becited about, but it's cool that we do the same thing in different corners of the world!

    Your card, Wowza! SO DESERVING of being published and by rights it should have been on the cover. It's awe-mazing!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. SO COOL. Great way to use scarps... I've got to try this. Thank you for the inspiration! I've played with squares before but why have I not halved them? Super idea! :)

  15. Love the graphic edgy feel of the card. The exploration of the idea is fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  16. Amazing card, Maria! Sometimes the unexpected solve things for us... I love when it does. The sentiment is the perfect match!

  17. You've totally blown my mind. AH-MAY-ZING! I'm so in love with this design and the simple graphic feel has such a strong impact.


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