CASology Challenge Week #239 Guest Designer

 
 
Hello there.  Today I am really chuffed to be the Guest Designer over at CASology after winning their challenge a couple of weeks ago with this card which you can see HERE.
 
So the theme for this week #239 is:-
 
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Well I have to say I struggled with this theme.  I don't have any landmark stamps, I deliberated over whether a birthday or retirement could be a landmark event and then eventually after a few days of me asking my husband things like 'is a new baby a landmark event?' and him rolling his eyes each time, I made a 'landmark' decision and came up with this card which is meant to be Giza in Egypt!
 
Landmark card made using distress inks and hand cut pyramids
 
I have been to Egypt before and absolutely loved the history and architecture there so images of pyramids kept popping into my head.   As I didn't have any suitable stamps, I just hand cut 3 pyramids and a palm tree out of some black card and layered them onto a distress inked background. Simples-but I think it works! 
 

I cut out the front panel using a Rectangle Peek a Boo window die by My Favorite Things and the sentiment is by Papertrey Ink and is called Big and Bold Wishes. 
 
I did think about printing a sentiment that read 'Happy Birthday to a Diamond Giza'!!
 
Anyway, hop on over to the CASology Challenge to see what the talented Design Team have created and maybe have a go at entering this challenge - I think it's a tough one (especially as it doesn't involve any cute animals!).


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9 comments :

  1. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Wendy! Your card is gorgeous...love your blended background and the silhouettes are so striking!

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  2. Great inspiration, Wendy! Love the card.

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    1. Thank you Jacqueline for all your lovely comments - do you have a blog so I can repay the compliments? x

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  3. VERY clever and beautiful card. Great thinking outside the box too.
    Faith
    x

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  4. I love your bright and beautiful card. The background is so pretty. Very creative to come up with the pyramids.

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  5. This is beautiful Wendy, such a striking design.
    Congratulations on your Guest Design spot.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  6. Gorgeous card, Wendy! It is great having you Guest Design with us this week at CASology!

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  7. Such a clever and creative take on our challenging challenge. Love the wonderful window and background you created. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this week at CASology.

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I love to get comments on my blog so thank you for taking the time to say hello! Wendy x