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Caring Lion

Hi there.  I have a sweet little card to share and I ain’t lion. 😂   Ok, ok, I hear the groaning and grumbling, but I had to do it. 😂  And now onto my card.

Stamped the lion with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masked him and the ground area, then blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio distress inks for the background.  Next die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.  To add dimension and still keep it CAS, used the matching die to die cut him along with three more from scraps to stack them.

Adhered the stitched panel to a white top folding card base, stamped big with Deep Iris ink, then inlaid the stacked diecut lion back.  Next die cut hugs from white cardstock and white fun foam to stack them for dimension again.  Ombré blended Wilted Violet distress ink with a mini blending tool.

A white gel pen was used to give the heart highlights.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the heart and hugs sentiment, and a few Crystal clear sequins.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Addicted to Stamps and More – #234 Clean and Simple
AAA CardsGame #86 DIecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
Tuesday ThrowdownTT335 Add Dimension
Shopping Our Stash – SOS295 Forest Friends

 

 

 

 

Spring Hydrangea

Click here if you are looking for my YNS March Feature Day post.

Hi again.  I am back again tonight with a CAS watercolor Spring card to share.  There are so many images I associate with Spring.  One being flowers.  I’m not very good with watercolouring, but flowers look so pretty when watercoloured.

The hydrangea was white heat embossed on Bristol smooth paper and watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  The leaves and stem were stamped with distress inks, then watercoloured with a watercolor brush too.  Once complete, they were all die cut out with the matching dies.

For dimension, the sentiment was die cut twice from scraps of watercolor paper, stacked and Ombré coloured with Zigs.  A Stitched Rectangle was then die cut from Bristol paper.  Blended Tumbled Glass distress ink and added splatters for the background.

The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before the die cut pieces were assembled.  Added glossy accents to the sentiment and a few clear droplets to finish.

 

 

SSS Flickr – 67 Spring
CAS Watercolour – March Spring
STAMPlorations CUTplorations – March Garden Party

 

 

 

YNS March Feature Day

Hi everyone.  Today is my final post as March guest designer for Your Next Stamp.  It’s Feature Day at YNS and this month’s theme is laughter.  Leave a comment on their blog post here for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  For my card, the idea came from this 😂 LOL emoji.  I initially added tears, but they looked like they were crying rather than laughing.

So…I nixed the tears and created this card.

YNS Supplies: Create a Character | Silly Monsters Chill OutCircles diesStitched Rectangle dies | Happy Spring Paper Pad | Gumdrops

First I die cut the stripe pattern paper with the largest Stitched Rectangle.  I didn’t have the right yellow colour cardstock so I coloured scraps of white cardstock with a Clarity brush and Mustard Seed distress ink.  I stamped the faces with black Versafine ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then die cut them with a circle die.  To give them definition, the edges were outlined with a Y15 Copic marker.  All faces but one were attached to the upper 2/3 of a 3.25″ x 4.5″ white piece of cardstock before it was die cut with the third largest 3″x 4.2″ size Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black stitched strip and then adhered below the laughing faces.  The last face was adhered to overhang the black sentiment strip.

The card was assembled on a white top folding card base and a few yellow gumdrops were added to finish.

 

Thanks Oscar

Hi everyone.  I have another CAS card to share today.  AAA Cards challenge is to create a card inspired by the fashions on the Oscar red carpet.  Such a fun and unique challenge.  So my inspiration came from the dress worn by Prianka.

And since there are a lot of speeches thanking people, I thought a thank you card would be appropriate.

On an A2 piece of vellum cardstock, I heat embossed the foliage images with Silver Pearl embossing powder.  Then I die cut it with a Scalloped Stitched Rectangle to give it some elegance.

 

Next I die cut the Heartfelt sentiment three times from white shimmer cardstock.  Only after halfway through the third cut did I realize I wasted some beautiful and expensive shimmer paper. Since only the top piece will be seen, I should have just die cut one from shimmer paper and the other two from plain white cardstock.  So that’s what I did for the Thanks sentiment.  I stacked there for dimension and adhered them to the vellum.

To attach the vellum piece to a white top folding card base without the adhesive showing through, I carefully added adhesive behind the sentiment and the embossed foliage.  A few Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

AAA Cards – Game 85 Oscar Red Carpet
CASologyWeek 240 Foliage
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
STAMPlorations – March Anything CAS Goes optional twist Sky Blue

 

YNS Challenge #60

Hi everyone.  I’m back again to share another guest design project for Your Next Stamp.  YNS challenge #60 is up and you can see more inspirations there.  This time I used the color challenge to create a birthday card.

And here’s my card.

I stamped the Darling Little Mermaid on an A2 piece of X-Press It paper and coloured with Copics.  Next I die cut it with a Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on strips of black cardstock.  For a sunny background, a light dusting of Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush.

The stitched panel was adhered onto a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  Clear WInk of Stella was added to her top, tail and select strands of her hair.  To finish, a few sparkly gumdrops were added.

This card would have been perfect for my niece two birthdays ago when she received a Mermaid swim suit for her birthday.  Hope she will like this and have good memories.

 

 

I am entering this in The Cat’s Pajamas challenge 333 – Water

Turtley Rock

Hi there.  I am sharing another super CAS turtley punny card today.  It seems I can’t get enough of these turtle puns.  😂

I stamped the turtles on a scrap of X-Press It paper three times, coloured them with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching die.

 

Next I used a leftover piece of Bristol smooth paper and blended Cracked Pistachio distress ink through a Concentric Circle stencil.  I used a Clarity stencil brush my friend Christine loaned me to try before buying. The verdict?  Love them and have ordered them already! 😏

Next I die cut that piece with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment in black, then mounted it to a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  I adhered the turtles, allowing a couple of them to hang off the edge.  To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to their shells and a few metallic green sequins in the opposite corner to balance out the design. .

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – 335 Green and White
Paper Smooches – March Greenery
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC169 Off the Edge
Naught or Nice – 39 Feature a Creature

 

 

Guest Designer for MarkerPop

Happy Sunday everyone.  Today I am sharing a card I created as the guest designer for challenge #116 at MarkerPop.  The theme is Lucky Pot of Gold and here’s the inspiration graphic.

And here’s my card

I don’t make and celebrate St. Patrick’s day so I made a friendship card instead. The pot of gold, face and sentiment were stamped.  All other elements are diecuts.  To start, I stamped the pot of gold with Intense Black ink on X-press It paper, then fussy cut it out.  Next, I masked the bottom half of a white A2 piece of cardstock and using a DIY diecut ray stencil, I blended Twisted Citron for the background.  I die cut the rainbow, hat, beer, arms and clover leaf from X-press It paper as well and coloured with Copics, giving them a no-line colouring look.

Next I adhered the rainbow and pot of gold to the panel then die cut it with a stitched rectangle die.  For some dimension and interest, I did the camouflage die cut technique using NBUS Stitched Scallop Rectangle Frames.  I die cut two more frames to stack them.

I stamped the face onto the clover and the sentiment inside the frame. To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the clover and gold coins and glossy accents to the beer mug.  Join in the fun and link up your Irish inspired creations for a chance to win a pack of X-Press It cardstock.

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Words 2 Craft ByW2CB 39 Proverbs and Blessings
Happy Little StampersMarch Anything Goes with Dies
Addicted to Stamps and MoreMake Your Mark
Dies R Us68 Something New (frame die)
Craft StamperAnything Goes with Stamping

 

YNS March DT Dare

Hi there.  I’m back with another guest design project for Your Next Stamp.  Each month, YNS dares the DT and guests to create a project based on a theme using new released products.  This month the theme is Shades of Spring.  To view all the projects from the DT and guests, go to the YNS blog.  Be sure to leave a comment there for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  And now here’s my card.

So nothing says more spring to me than rainbows. 😉 To start, I die cut curvy masks from masking paper with the Double Stitched Hills die.  I trimmed off the stitching marks because I didn’t want them to show from ink blending.  On a white A2 panel, I stamped the butterflies and mini butterflies within the curved masked area and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

For the rainbow of colours, I die cut another curved mask, from acetate this time, and used it to blend different distress inks in sections. The bunny was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap piece of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and fussy cut out.  I adhered the bunny on the cardstock, then coloured in the ground and shadow.  Once again, I used a DIY cloud border stencil and Tumbled Glass distress ink to create the sky background.

Next, I die cut the A2 panel with a Stitched Rectangle die before stamping the sentiment in black.  To finish, I added gumdrops and clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow.

Now don’t forget to head over to the YNS blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

I am entering in the folloing challenges:

Just Add Ink Challenge #349 Inspiration Photo
Send a Smile 4 Kids Spring Colors
Penny Black and More March Anything Goes

 

Wedding Congrats

Hi everyone.  Just dropping in quickly to share a super CAS wedding card today.

I stamped the connected rings on a scrap of white cardstock with silver pigment ink.  I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and then die cut it out with the matching die.  To colour the image, I used a silver Gelly Roll pen for the band and a clear Spica pen for the diamond.

The diamond rays was stamped also with silver pigment ink on a Scalloped Stitched Rectangle piece, but this time it was heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The congrats die cut sentiment was a leftover piece I had die cut in excess from this baby card.  I just die cut a second one from scraps to stack them for a little dimension.  I Ombré coloured the bottom in a teal colour with Copics.

The scallop panel was adhered to a white top folding card base.  The ring image was mounted with foam tape and a few sparkly clear sequins were added to finish.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Inkspirational- 129 Connect (rings, wedding)
Less is More – 318 Mainly Teal
Time Out – 3rd Birthday Party Love/Friendship optional spotlighting
STAMPlorations – March Anything CAS Goes optional sky blue
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Weeks 271 and 272 Use Snippets (cardstock)

 

YNS 2017 March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2017 March Release Blog Hop for Your Next Stamp!  There are many fantastic new products being released this month. And the best part?  They are available right now in the YNS store!  But first…

Okay, I love interactive cards, so for this hop, I decided to do a magic slider card featuring A Cute Stack stamp set.

This is my second time making a magic slider, so I created it from memory.  I’m sure a google search will yield plenty of tutorials for you if you wanted to make one yourself. The key is to align your images perfectly.  Here’s my card.

YNS Supplies: A Cute Stack | Cool Tag Banner Sentiments

And here’s a short video to see it in action.

 

And that is it from me, but keep on hopping to see more inspirational projects from the group.  Click on the blue button to access the blog links on the hop.

 

And don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.  A $25 gift card to the YNS store is up for grabs!  Then head over to the YNS store and use the discount code to save 20% on your entire order, including new releases!  Thank you for stopping by. Happy hopping!