For my first card I printed the image in it's original size.....then cut 2 tag shapes from it to create a layered focal image.....
I couldn't ask for a better match for the flowers in the image than Mulberry Cottage Rose Flowers (available again soon) and the Chevron Stripe on Twill on Pink ribbon.
I generally don't put a sentiment on the outside of my cards as I like for them to be more all occasion...but this little Birthday image stamped on a basic banner shape was just the perfect neutral addition to break up the busy patterns.
For the next card I printed the image large enough to be substituted for regular patterned paper. Partnered with a coordinating stripe it covers the entire front of the card.
Once again I was able to pull the ribbon and flowers from my Really Reasonable Ribbon supplies to coordinate perfectly with the printed image. Pink Wrinkle Ribbon, Trellis Roses, and Sweetheart Blossoms. I always love brown and pink together....such a classic combination.
On to the 3rd card......I printed the image just a bit smaller and used it as a focal image layered on a diecut frame. Landscape orientation is another thing I do not do too often....but hey I'm walking on the wild side today!
Okay....last but not least is my take on CAS...which I will be the first to admit...I do struggle with. My eyeball was twitching not being able to add lots of layers. But I am pleased with the outcome...and it was super fast to put together....you could make elebenty hundred of them in no time flat..so I can see this style of crafting appealing to someone who needs a lot of cards fast..like thank yous or invitations. Also this is an A2 sized card so I printed the image a bit smaller.
Topaz Blue Ribbon with Grosgrain Edge is super yummy!!!! More pretty matching flowers to top off the bow. I added the sentiment just by simply stamping it right onto the corner of the printed image.
Here is the Times Remembered Digital Collage Sheet from my shop. I'm very pleased with the variety of projects I was able to create with just 1 sheet.
Well now that I've written the longest post ever and my poor fingers are cramping up I'll be off. Wishing you all a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative :) G