Tuesday, 29 January 2013

You're Ace .....

.... Hi everyone!  One of the first things I do in the morning, after Jonathan and Kathryn have left, is to check the various challenges I play in.  This morning I saw that the new CASology - CAS29 challenge has the cue word "GAME", which immediately led to thoughts of scrabble (I play online games), cards, computer games and crosswords.  I'm sure that others might think of more physical games, but these are ones that I play!!  I recently got some new papers and stamps from Kaisercraft which are just perfect.  So here's my card:


Stamps: Kaisercraft - Sears & Son
Inks: Stazon - Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers STAX
Accessories: Kaisercraft Design Paper - Sears & Son; Stampin' Up! Card - Cherry Cobbler; SU Pen - Cherry Cobbler; Glossy Accents; Card from stash

 
I used the layout from this week's Less is More - LIM104 challenge -  the sketch was designed by Jen.  Chrissie and Jen have a couple of constraints and they are "It's simplicity itself, so to add a little constraint, we ask that the card stays in this orientation ie that the band remains in the horizontal plane, in the lower part of the card and that it takes up no more than 1/3rd of the height of the cardbase."

Although you can't see it in the photo above I have embossed a single line above and below the panel.  I cut the design paper to keep the Ace on the right and layered the paper onto some red card.  I stamped the cards in Stazon, colouring the ace of hearts red to match the card.  Then I cut them out - I added a touch of glossy accents on to the hearts, diamond, club and spade.  The sentiment was produced on my PC using a font called CK Chemistry and I used my fishtail dies to cut it out.  Clean, simple and perfect for a guy!

It's really dull and grey here today - we had thunderstorms and lots of rain last night, and I don't think I've had the lights off all day!!  The plus side is that it's 14°C and that really is unseasonably warm!  It's not going to last though.

That's all for now - see you soon.

Edited to add:  I was thinking that this was an original idea, but Fiona got there first!!   Fiona has posted a link to Motorhead - Ace of Spades!!

28 comments:

Elaine said...

It's a great card with a great design!

Lynne said...

Wow Deborah, this is ace (sorry). Love the stamps and how you`ve used them for the sketch.
Lynne xxx

cbuswell said...

Brilliant card, I love the 'Ace' in red, it really pops!

Deepti said...

love ur sentiment n its representation through ur card

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Terrific card Deb! Love the shimmery golden Ace :)

Sue - said...

Great card and unusual papers.

Claire said...

Fantastic take on the Casology challenge Deborah - love it! And such a great blokey card too!

Fiona said...

Love your card Deborah and how you picked out the ace with red. (Misog's is the misery's.) Thanks for the mention btw.

Jackie said...

Fantastic CAS card, love the design :o)
Jackie xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Absolutely love the added shimmer dimension of the cards on the accent strip! Great one it tis!

Jen W. said...

Those card stamps are awesome! Must check them out... And I love the sentiment. Reminds me of a friend who used to say everything was "Ace" all the time. :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Craftilicious said...

Fabulous guy card Deborah!

Julia Aston said...

What a great GAME card Deborah! love the cards and card paper!

Ardyth said...

This is a perfect masculine card - I love the subtle dp you've used as well! Thanks for playing the CASology game this week, Deborah!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great card Deborah, and such a great idea to use cards as a theme.I was stumped when I saw that particular challenge!

Gay Peplow said...

Brilliant! Love it Deborah! Brilliant idea with the games theme, Gay x

Pauline said...

What fabulous images! A fab card Deb!

Vickie Z said...

This is fabulous!! Great interpretation of the challenges!!

butlersabroad said...

As soon as I saw that I thought "that's a LIM card"! Doesn't matter if someone else had the same idea, bet the execution is different. I got a bit of a slapped wrist for "escapee stamping" on LIM, Chrissies words!! Hey, we all interpret these things differently, lol!

Hugs
Brenda

Chrissie said...

Great interpretation Deborah!
Love it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE that gray band with the outline of the cards and then your hand of cards! FAB sentiment! Great game card, Deb!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is great, the red ace really pops with all of the neutral shades. Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Awesome Aces card, Deborah! I love playing cards and board games and only get to do it once a year when I get together with my sisters. Mister hates all of them, sadly. Anyhoo, that is all to say that I adore your take on the challenge!!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Deborah!

Jen said...

just love how the cards overhang

Thanks for joining us this week!

Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Kathyk said...

Fab card and I just know I'll be singing "ace of spades" now too!

Kathyk

Tracey McNeely said...

Deborah I love the cards and the great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

Sue W said...

Great design Deborah, love this card!

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