Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  So after three weeks (gotta love the US-Canadian postal service 😝), my Mama Elephant order finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Little Monkey Agenda stamp set to create this CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  These little monkeys were a bit challenging to colour due to their small size, but I persevered. 😉  Next die cut the stitched rectangle panel with the trio of peek-a-boo windows from Whisper White cardstock.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For some colour behind the windows, ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueorint Sketch distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol smooth paper with a mini blending tool.  Spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Adhered the monkeys, then mounted the panel with fun foam on a white top folding card vase for some dimension to finish.

 

 

 

These monkeys make me smile and I have other plans for them. 😂   Thank you for dropping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: 
CAS Colours & Sketches — #271 Sketch
CAS on Friday#132 Cute
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Birthday!

Happy Monday everyone!  So back to birthday cards as May is a busy birthday month.  In fact, I have two friends with the same birthday today!  I’m only sharing one of the cards now and the other on Saturday. 😉  My friend loves her cat, so I thought it was the perfect time to break out a NBUS set and make this CAS birthday card.

 

 

Took a wonky stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock and stamped the image with Memento black ink.  Masked the image, then die cut a reverse oval mask from masking paper.  Adhered the oval mask into place and ink blended Shaded Lilac distress ink with a mini blending tool.  Removed the masks and coloured the image with Copics.  Having destashed a lot of my coloured cardstock, the sentiment was white heat embossed on a white strip and coloured with Wilted Violet distress ink.

 

 

Mounted the panel with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base.  Popped up the sentiment strip also with foam adhesive since it didn’t need to be mailed.  Added sone clear sequins and clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

I’m meeting up with my friend for a birthday lunch, so I’m hoping she doesn’t see this post beforehand. 😉  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a fabulous week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inky Paws — #71 Color Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches#335 Sketch by Jen T
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday — Animal Magic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Challenge – Snowman

 

Hello everyone.  Our CAS Christmas May challenge is here and this month’s theme is Snowman.  Our talented March winner, Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations, is joining us as our guest designer.

 

 

I decided to give an in and out card a try.  I don’t remember where I saw this type of card first, but afterwards, Jennifer Macguire shared a modified version of it HERE.  And here’s the inside of the card.

 

 

Initially, it was going to be a one layer in and out card, but there was too much warping from the heat tool drying.  So I took a stitched rectangle piece die cut from watercolor paper that was in my stash and did some distress oxide ink smooshing with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.  For a snowy effect, white acrylic paint splatters were added.  Made sure the panel was completely dry, then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Next, took the snowman die and die cut the opening.  Positioned the panel on an A2 Soft Sky card base and traced the opening.  Aligned the die to the traced image and die cut the front of the card base.

 

 

Stamped the snowman on a scrap of X-press It paper, colored it with Copics and die cut out.  Stacked the die cuts together, but I wanted the image to pop out even more through the opening, so added a black fun foam diecut.  Aligned the openings and adhered to finish.

 

 

 

And I couldn’t let that warped ‘one layer’ smooshed piece go to waste, so it was die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Added a stacked white die cut sentiment (retired) covered with clear shimmer.  Stamped, coloured and die cut another snowman.  Adhered to a white top folding card base and VOILA finish!

 

 

 

Well, that does it for me.  For more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my team, head on over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  The challenge runs till May 24th.  Can’t wait to see your snowman cards.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Winnie & WalterApril Color Combo with Heather H.
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
Papercraft#10 Clean and Simple
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple
Snippets PlaygroundChallenge #325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Mom Day

Hi there!  I am dropping in really quickly to share another mother’s day card.  This one is for my friend… my goddaughter’s mom.  😊  Updated to add: Oops… I wasn’t paying attention, but with the word ‘mom’ in the sentiment, this will now go to my mom instead. 😉

 

 

First, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the hummingbird and cherry blossoms with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  Masking was used to create the floral cluster.

 

 

Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear embossing powder.  Mounted the panel onto a white top folding card base and added a few clear sequins and clear shimmer to the flowers to finish.

 

 

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch — Sketch #269
Creative with Stamps#26 Mother
CAS-ual Fridays — #198 April Showers Bring May Flowers
Always Fun — #56 Flowers
Joy ClaireMay Photo Inspiration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #370 – Sketch #23

Hellio there!  Another fortnight has passed and we are back with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It is a sketch this time.  We have our February winner, Sue of Sue’s Card Craft, joining us as our guest designer.  Once again, our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the sketch.

 

 

And here’s my card.

 

 

I decided to create a simple sky scene with these little bees, so a stitched rectangle was die cut from Bashful Blue cardstock (retired).  Inked VersaMark through a cloud stencil and heat embossed with White Puff embossing powder (ep).  This ep is new to me and instead of a shiny raised image, it leaves a puffy texture.  Next, stamped the large and small bees on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured them with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The sentiment was white heat embossed with regular white ep on a black strip.  Mounted the blue panel to a white top folding card base then assembled the elements on the card.  Added clear shimmer to the bees’ wings to finish.

 

 

Entering in the following challenges:
Always Fun#55 CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More — #289 CAS
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  But our guest and my team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Visit the LIM main blog post HERE to see them.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!