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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Flowers Mother’s Day

Hello there.  Spring has sprung here and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, I am sharing a floral Mother’s Day card I made for my MIL.  Nothing says spring more than flowers, does it?  Ok, maybe summer… 😂   Anyway, here’s my card.

 

 

To start, a white stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  Stamped the Barnwood Background on the bottom with second generation Smoky Slate dye ink.  I wanted a white wash look, so re-stamped over top with white pigment ink.  This was really easy with the MISTI.  

 

 

Next stamped the flowers and and banner with Intense Black ink on a scrap of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped ‘Mother’s Day’ on the banner.  Coloured the images with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Stamped ‘happy’ directly on the panel in black.  Arranged and adhered the blooms and banner, then mounted the panel with foam adhesive to an A2 Pink Pirouette piece.  Attached the pink piece to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to the flowers and clear raindrops to finish.  

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting,  enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
Where Creativity Meets C9#20 Spring
SSS Monday Challenge — Flower Power
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
creative with Stamps#25 CAS + Sentiment (2nd Anniversary)

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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