Action Ninja

Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another CAS birthday card today.  This time, it’s a really quick and fun interactive masculine card for my soon to be 10 year old nephew.

The explosion was stamped with Mustard Seed distress ink on a white A2 Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.

The ninja was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the  coordinating die.  The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire ink and clear embossing powder.

To make the card more fun, the ninja was mounted on a mini action wobble.  You can check it out in the video.  I’m so sorry, but I have no idea why the video is displaying so big.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash 
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day 
SSS MondayMasculine
SSS WednesdayMake It Masculine
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Stamp, Ink, Paper#102 Masculine
Cards in EnvyYou’re the Man
STAMPlorations – Anything Goes STAMPlorations (birthday boy sentiment from Party Time)

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom

Hi everyone.  I needed a birthday card for my mom whose birthday is in a couple of days, so I made a CAS floral birthday card.  And I finally got up the nerve to try no-line colouring.  It was not as daunting as I had thought.  I just mailed it off today, so hopefully she will receuve it on time.

On a A2 stitched rectangle X-press It paper, the floral image was stamped in the upper right corner with London Fog Memento ink, then coloured with Copics (RV0000, RV63, RV66, RV69, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67).  The sentiment and mom were black heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

For interest and dimension, a stitched rectangle was die cut in the center to create a frame.  The frame was popped up with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base and the die cut rectangle was inlaid back.

Clear shimmer on the flowers and rhinestones for the flower centers were added to finish.

 

Updated to add: I sent the card with a gift card and my mom called to say she loved it and that the card was enough without the gift card.  My mom is so selfless. 😂  Love her!

 

Thank you you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am linking up to the following challenges:
AAA Cards – Game #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash
The Paper Players – PP347 Birthday
City Crafter  –  Week 365 Inspiration Photo Challenge by Kirsty
ModsquadSpark It Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweet Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!  And Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.  No Mother’s Day card and no winner to announce for my giveaway last week since no one entered. 😜   So today, I have another birthday card to share.

Black Memento ink was used to stamp all images so they can be coloured with Copics.  Five of the six birds were stamped on X-press It paper then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The rest of the scene was created using the masking technique on a white Stitched Rectangle piece of Copic friendly cardstock.  The string holding the birdhouse was drawn with a ruler and Copic multi-liner.

The cloud background was created with a DIY cloud border stencil, mini blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink.  Tweet was stamped twice for a shadow effect, while birthday wishes was stamped as normal.

 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC173 Pick 6 Birthday Card (6 birds)
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#287 Sketch by Jen
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional toppings Creatures or Animals
Addicted to Stamps and More#241 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

Halftone Birthday

Hi there.  I’m back quuckly today to share a super simple birthday card.

The halftone circles were stamped in rainbow colours along the right-hand side of a white Stitched Rectangle.  Inks are from Altenew, except for orange and red.

The celebrate sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink.  The you (can’t remember where it’s from) was die cut twice.  One from white and the other from black cardstock to offset them for a shadow effect.  The stitched rectangle was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the sentiment for some sparkle

 

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays – CFC173 Pick 6 Birthday Card
AAA CardsGame#89 Bright and Beautiful
MarkerPop – #120 Rainbow Fun
Addicted to Stamps and More – #241 Anything Goes
STAMPlorations – May 2017 CAS Challenge optional color twist Feminine Colors
SSS Wednesday – Going Dotty

 

 

One Year + Giveaway

Hi everyone!  This month marks my one year blog anniversary.  I’ve learned a lot in this first year and am continuing to learn more. I thought I’ve heard of all the stamp companies out there, but I’m still discovering new ones!  I’ve met quite a few crafty friends (online of course) and love being part of this friendly, supportive and talented crafting community.  I am just having so much fun crafting..

So to celebrate, I have a card and a giveaway! I was planning to do this giveaway at the beginning of the month after updating the look of my blog, but I was at a loss at what to do until Loll stepped in. Not only is Loll a talented crafter, but she is so kind to help me out.  Thank you so much Loll. And now here’s  my card.

The images were stamped with Intense Black ink on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching dies.

Distress inks were blended on hot press watercolor paper to create the sky and water.  A Wave stencil and border die were used to create the waves in the water.  Both were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for some texture.

The sentiment was black heat embossed. To finish, clear shimmer was added to the mermaid’s tail and top and Glossy Accents was added to the turtle shell and dolphin.

 

I am linking up to the following challenges:
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Crafts Friends – #56 Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeek 277 and 278 (paper)

 

 

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