Balloon Buddy

Hi there. Just getting this in under the wire for CASology’s five year anniversary Balloon celebration and Tuesday Throwdown #353 Black and White plus 1 Color.

 

 

Here’s my super CAS birthday card.

 

 

  Buddy, the sentiment and buildings were stamped with Memento black ink on an A2 size X-press It stitched rectangle.  Coloured with Copics.  Clear shimmer added to the balloon finished off the card.

 

 

 

A super quick one today. Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Beautiful Birthday

Hi there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card today..  It was really quick to make since most of the pieces were from snippets I already had.

A few Sundays back, I had a craftydate with friends (Loll, Christine and Susan) and we did smooshing with tissue paper and Distress Oxide (DOx) inks.  I came home with seven different pieces.  The Wilted Violet / Cracked Pistachio one was used here.  It was glued to a scrap of white cardstock and then die cut with a NBUS hexagon die.

The hexagon die was then used to die cut on a white Stitched Rectangle snippet panel.  For dimension, the hexagons were also die cut from black cardstock and stacked for dimensional inlay diecutting.  The sentiment was black heat embossed.

The outline butterfly was attached to the solid butterfly only in the centre to allow the wings to move freely for a 3-D effect.  The butterflies were also snippets. And that finishes the card.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJuly 2017 Butterfly
CAS Mix UpJuly 2017 Tissue Paper (+stamping + heat embossing + die cuts)
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Weeks 291 and 292
Addicted to Stamps and More#251 Anything Goes
STAMPlorations – CAS Summer Vacation

 

 

 

Twofer One Birthdays

Hello there.  Today, I am sharing a couple of birthday cards I made to surprise a couple of crafty friends.  Loll had her birthday this past Tuesday and Darnellt’s is coming up this Sunday.  Unfortunately, Darnell won’t receive her card before this post, but she probably won’t see this anyway. 😉  And if she does, then surprise!  😂  So here are the cards.

 

 

Because the Kind Soul floral stamp is a fairly large image, I was able to stamp it once to get two cards.  I started with a 4-1/4 x 11″ piece of X-Press It paper and stamped the image with black Memento ink in the middle.

 

 

It was coloured with Copics and then cut in half to create two A2 pieces.  Each piece was then die cut with a Stitched Rectangle.  I forgot where I saw this idea, but I thought it was so clever how easy it is to create two cards.

 

 

The images were masked and Sahara Sand ink was blended with a Clarity brush through a Halftone stencil.  Happy birthday and friend were die cut from black cardstock and the happy birthday sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.

 

 

Had to give it some sparkle, so clear shimmer was added to the flowers and diecut sentiments.  For more sparkle, some sparkly sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Inspired by All the Little Things#62 with Amy Kolling (colours)
Time Out #86 Celebrations with the Optional Twist of One Layer Cards
Always Playing with PaperThe Challenge #88 Keywords (flowers, bright, birthday)
SSS MondayStencil It

 

 

 

A Rosy Birthday

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  I’m just popping in to share a CAS rosy birthday card.

From a white A2 stitched rectangle, a smaller Stitched Rectangle was die cut in the center, A Clarity brush was used to blend Real Red ink through a rose stencil on that rectangle diecut.

The roses were then coloured with Copics for contrast and to make them pop. Clear shimmer was added to the roses for some sparkle and the rectangle was inlaid.

Next, happy was die cut from black cardstock.  It was mounted to a white scrap of cardstock and fussy cut with a white border.  It was adhered to a vellum strip and Glossy Accents was added for dimension.  While the Glossy Accents was still wet, the black white heat embossed sentiment strip was added.

Thank you for your visit.  Have a nice day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CUTplorations
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations (Old Rose Prints stencil)
The Card Concept #76 Romantic Roses
SSS MondayStencil It
SSS Wednesday Anythung Goes

 

 

 

 

 

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)