Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.

 

The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Sailing

Hi everyone.  I have a really easy CAS general card to share today.   It was prompted by the new sketch today at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I found a leftover watercolor piece smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink.  It made me think of creating a summer sailing scene with it, so I smooshed Peacock Feathers on the bottom for the water.  It was dried with a heat tool and then die cut with a stitched rectangle.

The sentiment was black heat embossed with Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  The sailboat and seagulls were die cut from white cardstock 3x to be stacked for dimension.

I wanted the water to glisten in the light, so I used a clear Spica pen to add sparkle.  And that is it.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJune 2017 Summer
CAS(E) this SketchCTS#227
Happy Little StampersJune 2017 CAS Smoosh
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors

 

 

 

Just Hanging

Hi again.  I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for  CAS(E) this Sketch #226.  I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂  Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉  Here’s the sketch.

And here’s my card.

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branch was stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.

Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area.  It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.

I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead.  A few clear sequins finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toucan Send Hugs

Happy Wednesday everyone!.  A quick one today as I am sharing another fun CAS card.

On a white Stitched Rectangle, the toucan was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

Hugs was die cut 4x from white cardstock to be stacked for dimension.  It was Ombré coloured with Wilted Violet distress ink and a mini blending tool.  Squeezed Lemonade distress ink was used to shade the background.

Glossy accents on the toucan’s beak, clear glitter on the hugs diecut and a few glitter gumdrops were added to finish.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – PP349 CAS Feathered Friends
Your Next Stamp – Color Challenge #66

 

 

 

 

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)