CAS Christmas April Reminder – Ornament

 

Hi there!  Just poppin’ in for a quick reminder of this month’s Ornament challenge at CAS Christmas.  The challenge closes on April 24, so there is still time to play along.  Here’s my card.

 

 

This is the first year I’m making Christmas cards outside of the holiday season, so I thought I would incorporate a little spring rainbow into my card. 😉   The ornaments were stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Masking was used where they overlapped.

 

 

Coloured with Copics in rainbow colours.  Drew in the strings with a black Copic Multiliner and a ruler.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with foam adhesive to a white top folding card base.  Finished with clear shimmer on the ornaments for more sparkle.

 

 

 

Now It’s your turn to add your CAS ornament Christmas card to our gallery.  If you need more inspirations, head over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T#463 Christmas
Papercraft Challenge#009 Bingo (embossing – text – no design paper)
Fussy & Fancy#209 Add a Sentiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello What’s Up?

Hello there!  So what’s up?  How about this cute little Spring card to start off the week?

 

 

The bunny image is actually lying down, but I thought it would be fun to have him floating away holding onto bunches of balloons.  To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Using Memento black ink, stamped and masked the heart balloon without the string to create the balloon bundle.

 

 

Next die cut a reverse circle mask from masking paper and positioned it in the center of the panel.  Stamped the bunny and bird then masked them.  Took a cloud stencil and created the cloud background with Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks and a mini blending tool.

 

 

Removed all masks and coloured images with Copics.  Drew in the strings with a ruler and a black Copic multiliner.  Added highlights to the balloons with a white gel pen.  White heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip.  Mounted the panel to a top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the balloons to finish.

 

If you’re interested, I have a 1k followers giveaway on my IG account (link on 👉 sidebar).  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Uniko#46 Colours, optional twist Easter
The Sisterhood of CraftersBunny Rabbits
Sweet Stampers#19 Too Cute
 Fab’ n Funky — #389 Cute Critters
Joy ClaireApril Challenge Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #369 – Bring Something Back

Hi there!  Are you ready for a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)?  This fortnight, the challenge is to Bring Something Back.  It could be something you have not used in a while or something that is outdated or simply an old favourite stamp.  We have two guest designers joining us: our January random prize winner Cara of Crafting Bunnies and our February winner Sue of Sentimentally Sue.  Our sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers  (HLS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BALLOON PUNCH & COLOR SPRITZER

 

During my time as a SU! Demonstrator, punches were huge and I had a healthy collection.  Then when dies became more popular and available, my punches started to collect dust.  Since I was not using them anymore, I did a complete punch destash last year.  Sadly, not all sold, so now I get to bring back punches.  I have two cards to share.

 

First up is this straightforward birthday card.  Punched out the balloons (retired) from white cardstock, coloured with Copics then added a highlight with a white gel pen.  Adhered the balloons to a white Wonky Stitched rectangle from my stash.  Black heat embossed the sentiment (retired HLS) with clear glitter embossing powder.  For the ‘confetti’, brought back the color spritzer and used it with a black marker.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base then added Crystal Glaze to the balloons to finish.

 

This one’s heading over to:
Uniko#46 Colours, optional twist Easter
Always Happy BirthdayBirthday Anything Goes optional Balloons
Watercooler WednesdayTenia’s All About Occasions
STAMPlorationsApril Challenge Focus on the Sentiments

 

 

 

 

 

PUNCH ART GNOME

 

For my second card, I did a punch art gnome.  Back in the day 😂, when I didn’t have a particular stamp, I would try to create what I needed using a variety of punches (example posts from 2 years ago HERE, HERE and HERE).  Other than the eyes, this gnome was created entirely from one flower petals punch (retired).   The mushroom was created from a wide oval and circle punches.  The background strip is blended distress oxide inks on a masked Mix Media stitch rectangle. White heat embossed the sentiment, mounted the punch art pieces and adhered the panel to a top folding card base to finish.

This one is for:  
Freshly Made Sketches#332 Sketch by Karren
SSS Monday ChallengeMythology/Inspired by a Story (The Little Gnome children’s book)

 

 

 

 

Now it’s your turn to bring something back and play along.  My team and our guests have some great ideas and made wonderful cards to inspire you.  You can see them HERE.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.  Thank you for dropping by.  Happy crafting! 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Chapter

Hello there.  Guess what?  No rainbow birthday card to share today!  Instead I have a new home card for a neighbour who moved last week.  She was really upset about it, but it was necessary as she needed help.

 

 

I love die cuts and there are so many fun die cutting techniques. One of my favourites is faux dry embossing.  I did this technique with the three white houses where I die cut them from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them to a Whisper White A2 panel.

 

 

 

Welcome’ and the little home were die cut three times from Whisper White cardstock as well and stacked for dimension.  The top layer was ombré coloured with Blueptint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool.   The stamped sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  Once all pieces were assembled on the panel, it was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Crystal glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

I also had a friend who recently had to downsize and move.  She loves purple, so I made a similar card for her.  This one was not CAS as there were three rows of faux dry embossed houses.  Hopefully she will receive it some time this week,

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking in the following challenges:
CASology#294 Start
Mod SquadSimply Clean
SSS MondayA Trio of Something (3 faux dry embossed houses)
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Challenge Focus on the Sentiment
AAA CardsGame #112 A Favorite Technique (die cuts/faux dry embossing)
Joy ClairApril Challenge Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got Cake?

Hi there.  Having more rainbow fun and dropping in quickly to share (surprise, surprise 😂) another rainbow CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the bear and cake with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, coloured with Copics then fussy cut out.  Created the plate by die cutting an Oval Shadow from a scrap of white cardstock and outlining the perimeter with a black marker.

 

 

Die cut ‘Celebrate’ three times from more white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  White heat embossed the second part of the sentiment on a black strip.

 

 

Took a white A2 rectangle panel and coloured the bottom with the same markers used to colour the cake.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding cardbase, then assembled the card.  Added clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

 

Spring has just begun, so I hope you’re not sick of seeing rainbow cards from me. 😉   Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Tuesday Throwdown#386 Rainbow Colors
Moving Along with the Times#68 Fold and/or Drink
Always Happy BirthdayApril Birthday Anything Goes optional Balloons
Mod Squad — Simply Clean
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Focus on the Sentiment
SSS WednesdayHappy Birthday