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Sunday, May 4, 2014

CASology Challenge - Electric

Happy Sunday Crafters!

For today's post I decided to participate in the CASology Challenge.


I saw this card awhile back from Laurie Wilson at Soapbox Creations and thought one day I would be able to use it for inspiration. Well today's the day and here's my take on "electric":


For the base, I cut a rectangular piece of white card stock and applied a corner rounded to each side. I then used a circle punch and sliced off the top and bottom to create the outlet shape. I used two more punches to create the slots and dots. I had to extend the slots a little bit with an exacto knife as the punch looked out of portion. Next, I inked the edges of the shapes with a tan ink to make them standout against the craft card stock. I love these little screw brads from recollections. It was the perfect center to the outlet. Lastly, I adhered it all together with some pop dots to give it dimension. The sentiment was stamped in black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

For the inside of the card, I used a fun little lightbulb stamp from Techinque Tuesday. I first stamped it on the card and then stamped it on white card stock. The bulb is enhanced with colored pencils and gamsol with a little bit of yellow Stickles for sparkle. To give it a glass feel, I applied Glossy Effects from Stampin' Up. After it dried, I fussy cut the bulb and attached it with a pop dot. Lastly, I used a color pencil to create the "glow" of the light. It really produced a neat effect on the craft paper. Since my boyfriend ultimately inspired this card, I had to make a matching envelope! The little lamp is from the same stamp set and I die black letters to spell out his name. I thought it was missing something so I used a border stamp to create a little zig zag that I think looks electric running though a current.


Thanks for visting my blog and be sure to check out the other fantastic entries over at the CASology Challenge!


Stamps: Technique Tuesday - Bright Idea; Neat and Tangled Stamps - Little Tangles
Punches: 1" circle punch; Slot punch; Tiny dot punch; corner rounder
Other: Versafine Onyx Black ink; Memento Dew Drop Toffee Crunch ink; Ranger Super Fine Detail Clear embossing powder; Recollections screw brads; Stickles Yellow; Prismacolor pencils; Gamsol



  1. FUN! I love how you've incorporated electricity both outside and inside the card! So glad you joined us at CASology!

  2. Briliant card. I love it :)

  3. This card is a stand out! I love the electric outlet! and the way you did the inside is super cute.

  4. Oh how clever Jenny! I would have been totally stumped for ideas :(

    I hopped here from Darnell's blog and will try to add myself as a follower although Blogger seems to be throwing hissy fits when I try to follow folk today :(

    Do come and join us in the Snippets Playground sometime - it's a lot of fun, you just have to use one or more scraps, no special themes each week. And prizes to be won - but best of all Darnell plays there and all of the girls are so friendly!

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Over the top cute!! : )

    Darnell sent me. Have a great time blogging.


    BLOG CANDY at my place. For a chance to win just go to my blog and comment on my latest post ; ) Hope to see you there.

  6. I remember that outlet card of Laurie's and love your take on it, Jenny! And to have it continue on the inside and the envie is like giving Casey three cards for the price of one!! He will treasure it!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Very cute take on Laurie's card! I am a new follower. :)

  8. What a brilliant card! Love how you created new shapes from your die cuts to make the outlets, genius!

  9. Super cute design Jenny.

    Hugs diane

  10. How fun, I love this! Great idea on making your outlet, very creative. The sentiment is perfect! Love your shaker cards too!

  11. Hi, came over from Darnell - and I am happy I did - GREAT cards - love them! Keep crafting and blogging, Jenny!