Tuesday, January 5, 2016

CASology Guest Designer Week 179

Surprise! I was asked to stop by as a guest designer for the CASology challenge after my recent win during Week 177. This week's cue is:

I had several ideas for this cue (it could be anything, am I right?!), but I settled on the first one that came to me.

When I think simple, I think lots and lots of white. Nothing too flashy and colorful. No huge amounts of coloring. I decided to use an intricate die cut heart from Simon Says Stamp and pair it with a little simple ink blending in pink. In order to make the sentiment stand out, I white heat embossed it on black. The dark color really draws your eye! This card is simple to put together, but it packs a punch!

Stamps: You Have My Heart (MFT Stamps)
Dies: Bramble Heart (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark, Worn Lipstick
Other: White embossing powder


  1. Beautiful card, Rachel - love how the soft pink makes the white die cut pop! So great to have you as GD this week!

  2. Simple elegance at its finest! This is absolutely gorgeous, Rachel! So happy to have you joining us as guest designer at CASology this week! :)

  3. Your card is so beautiful. Love the simplicity, but there is really so much to love. Thanks for being our guest designer this week.

  4. You totally captured the cue word, Rachel. This is simple but so elegant. Love the soft ink behind the die cut and the gorgeous white on black sentiment! So glad to have you as our GD this week!
    And by the way who are your furbabies? I have Ella (brown tabby cat) and Tex who's a total bitsa!

    1. I have 5! 3 cats and 2 dogs. My oldest is a snowshoe Siamese and she's 11, named Hannah. I inherited a Great Dane named Jax when I met my husband and then we adopted a mutt from the humane society to be his friend (Molly). Alex is the next kitty and he's 3. And last year our vet accidentally trapped a stray behind their building and we took her in. She has weird coloring, kind of a tabby, but with orange splotches interrupting her stripes, so we named her Penny after the copper color. I just can't seem to say no when it comes to animals!

  5. Rachel, this is simply beautiful! So glad to have you guest designing with us this week at CASology!

  6. Your beautiful design deserves to be in the guest design spotlight Rachel!