CASology #186: Distress

Hello All

I hope that you’ve all had a good week, and are back, ready to play again at CASology. Our cue for the week is:

There are a few ways to go with this, but I chose to express it as a noun, where distress is defined as:  extreme anxiety, sorrow or pain.


I actually CASE’d a card I made a while ago for a dear friend who lost a significant someone.

We all know that color has an impact on mood, and in my opinion, this can apply to the colour of our cardstock, regardless of what we stamp on it. I particularly feel this when looking at CAS cards, where the background colour is more prominent than in other styles of card-making.

I have gone, somewhat conservatively, with the ultimate absence of colour – white! I wanted the vastness and emptiness of the card front to be the feature, so I deliberately chose a diminutive image and sentiment, to further accentuate the space around it.

Visit the DT and see how they were inspired this week:

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Guest Designer:  Annie

Sponsor:  Lawn Fawn

Thanks for visiting!



Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Bazzill: Marshmallow
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Real Red (SU!)
  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments; Holiday Home (SU); Waffle Flower: Bowtiful

15 thoughts on “CASology #186: Distress

  1. This card is amazing, Hazel! The small image with the little heart and powerful use of white space to convey loss is beautiful – it really touched me. Fab design 🙂

  2. Fantastic design, Hazel. It really emphasizes the sense of loss and sadness. Although there is not a lot of ‘stuff’ on this card, the amount of thought you put into it comes shining through.

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