Spring Showers

Hey there.  It’s been a pretty wet Spring here and today is no different.  But where there’s showers, a rainbow is to follow, right? 😉  At least that is what my Spring Showers card is based upon. 😂  Love incorporating rainbow colours in my Spring theme cards.

A Wonky Stitched Rectangle was die cut from smooth Bristol paper.  Alice was stamped with Archival black ink.  She was masked, then the raindrops were stamped next.  DIstress inks were used to colour the ground in rainbow colour.

Alice and the umbrella were watercoloured with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a watercolour brush.  I think this may be the first time I used the black Zig marker.

The sentiment was black heat embossed.  The panel was adhered to a top folding white card base.  Clear shimner was added to the umbrella and raindrops to give them a glistening look.  To finish, a few Clear Rain Drops were added.

Thank you for dropping by.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
Inspired by All the Little Things – #52 featuring Renee Matarese
SSS Monday – Splash It On
Addicted to CAS – #109 RaInbow
MarkerPop – #118 Watercolor People or Animals
Paper Smooches – April 2017 Showers (sentiment from Sentiment Sampler)
Penny Black and More – April 2017 Spring
Happy Little Stampers – April 2017 Anything Goes Watercolour with optional twist Rainbow

 

Smiling Unicorn

Happy Good Friday everyone!  Hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start. I just had to squeeze in another bright and cheery rainbow card before Easter.  This card makes me smile. 😉

Masks were created from a Stitched Snow Drift die and Labeling Tape. Using the mask as a guide, the sentiment was set up in my MISTI in the shape of the curve and black heat embossed on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was then masked off and distress inks were blended in rainbow colours.  For sparkle, the rainbow area was spritz with a DIY shimmer spray.

Next, the unicorn was stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  The present from the same set was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper then fussy cut out.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the present and horn, and a few Crystal Clear sequins finished this card off.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – Smile
CAS-ual Fridays – Rainbows
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS #283
Happy Little Stampers – April CAS Blend

 

Guest Designer for AAA Cards

Hi there.  Today I am excited to be guest designing for Game #87 Shiny Spring at AAA Cards.  It is a spring theme CAS card challenge with the optional twist of adding a shiny element.

Although I don’t send Easter cards, Easter did inspire this hoppy bunny birthday card.

Stamped the bunny, flower, bee and bee trail with Intense Black ink on a X-press It paper Stitched Rectangle and coloured with Copics.  Masked the bunny, flower and the upper half of the panel then blended a patch of grass beneath the bunny with Mowed Lawn distress ink.

Leaving the masks on the bunny and flower, removed the upper half mask and crested the cloud background with a DIY diecut cloud stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink.  Removed the remaining masks.

For some shiny elements, added clear Wink of Stella to the flower and bee’s wings (was a little difficult to capture in a photo).  Heat embossed the sentiment from the same stamp set with Versafine black ink and clear glitter embossing powder.  Used gray Copics to add the shadow under the bunny. Mounted the stitched panel to a white top folding card base and added three Crystal Clear sequins to finish.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge – B is for Bunnies
Addicted to CAS – Smile
Sugar Pea Designs – 3rd Birthday Bash Celebration
Just Add Ink – #353 Just Add Critters
Naughty or Nice#38 Three of Something optional Easter twist

 

Hello Spring

Hi everyone. I have another CAS spring card to share today.  We’ve had a lot of rain lately, which makes me a little nervous for April with the phrase April showers and all. 😂  Rainbows in the spring inspired this card.

First, a circle reverse mask was die cut from masking paper and adhered off the edge of a white A2 stitched rectangle panel.  Distress inks were blended through a Diagonal Grid stencil with Clarity brushes.  The moose was stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics and then die cut it out with the matching die.

Next the wreath frame was die cut from white cardstock.  The sentiment was heat embossed with black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.

A black strip was added to anchor the moose.  The stitched panel was adhered to a landscape white top folding cardbase.  The moose was mounted with foam adhesive and clear Wink of Stella was added to the flower to finish,

 

 

I am participating in the following challenges:
Less is More – #321 Use a Frame
AAA Cards – Game #86 Diecuts
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Uniko – #40 Spring with optional twist Easter
STAMPlorationsMarch Cutplorations

 

Spring Coffee

Hi there.  It was a miserable wet day today, so I thought it would be the perfect time to make a CAS Spring themed coffee card for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  😂   Last year’s bloghop was kind of the springboard that helped me consider starting my blog.  And in a week, it will be my one year blog anniversary.  But before then, here’s my card.

In the upper half of a white Stitched Rectangle, Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink was blended over a DIY cloud stencil with a Clarity brush for a nice soft look.

The branch, monkey and cup were stamped with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  The branch and monkey were die cut out with the matching dies.  Fussy cut the cup and the monkey’s tail to have it look like it’s holding the cup.

Heat embossed the sentiment in black.  Die cut the coffee letters twice to stack them.  I really need to get a coffee word die. 😂  Used a Clarity brush to add Worn LIpstick Distress Oxide ink to the bottom of the letters.  Adhered the stitched panel to a top folding card base and added Clear Wink of Stella to the cup and the coffee diecuts to finish.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following:
Coffer Loving Cardmakers – 2017 Spring Ciffee Lovers Bloghop
Addicted to Stamps and More#234 Clean and Simple
The Cat’s Pajamas#334 Spring
AAA Cards – Game #86 Die Cuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Diecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March Anything Goes with Dies