Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friend to Friend on Mackinac Island, Michigan

This week's CAS (Clean and Simple) Challenge 62 is an inspiration challenge featuring Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Jen, the CAS forum coordinator, grew up there.  It sounds absolutely idealic.  You can take a look at the inspiration photo I chose HERE
My bicycle is cut out  (don't ask and don't try this at home)  and "propped" against the window of my card.  The flower panel is actually mounted on dimesionals on the inside of the card on the piece I had when I cut a window in my card front with a Spellbinder's square die. 
 I cut another square using a larger die that fit my window out of black CS.  I then centered the die I used for the "window", on the black square and cut with my Big Shot.  Instant window frame!

Cutting that bicycle isn't something I'd like to do again, but I do like it.

Stamps - Papertrey Button Bits, SU Pocket Silhouettes
Paper - Papertrey Soft Stone
Ink - Papertrey Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise
Accessories - dimensionals, buttons

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Mandy said...

I love the bicycle but you must have soo much patience to have cut it out..A beautiful card..
Mandy xx

shelley said...

hi charlene,
i haven't popped over in a while to say "hi" and see how things in your part of blogasphere are going so "what's up?" i started an etsy shop at the end of the year, any advice for a newbie?
shelley :)

Sabrina Jackson said...

Charlene, you have been busy!!! I love this CAS card and I wish I could do CAS ;D. I am having major computer issues and can only stay on for minutes at the time...sorry if I am behind leaving you some love. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

My fingers cramp just thinking about all that cutting! You did an awesome job I might add! Very lovely card!

Regina Easter said...

ooooooooooooooooooooooo love that bike girl...hugs

Deb Neerman said...

What a fab card, Charlene! But man-o-man, cuttin' out that bicycle would have sent me screaming in the opposite direction! It looks great but I totally appreciate how much work and time went into that!

Anonymous said...

So sweet charlene!! Great CAS card!

Gretchen said...

It does kind of remind me of Mackinaw Island (sigh). You know they don't have any cars there? Been there - beautiful in the summer. Blessings.

Jessica G. said...

Wow -- amazing cutting technique! I would have ended up with a unicycle for sure. Wonderful window technique, too!!

Kelly said...

What a great card...I dojn't know how I missed this one. Love the bicycle and the button for the wheels are awesome!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Charlene...this is one of your best...all your effort did not go to waste! Outstanding!

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