Summer Pastel Rainbow

Hi there.  I’m back again to share a summer CAS card created with only dies.  Images in sunglasses is not a new concept, and after FaceTiming with my 5-year old niece who was wearing her funky kids sunglasses yesterday, I created this.

 

 

The sunglasses was die cut off the edge of a white A2 piece of cardstock.  Then both the sentiment and sunglasses were die cut from black and white cardstock to be stacked.  Colouring was done with Copics.

 

 

The stacked glass frame was inlaid into the panel followed by the pastel rainbow coloured lens.  The overhang part was trimmed off.

 

 

Updated to Add: After I posted, I looked a it again and decided to change the sentiment to plain white.  I think it makes it even more CAS and the rainbow sunglasses stand out even more. 😉  Don’t you think?  Oh, there is clear shimmer on it too.

 

 

 

The sentiment was adhered, then clear shimmer and glossy accents were added. A few clear droplets finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #95 Rainbow
CAS-ual FridayDies Only
Muse#227 Anything Goes
FusionPastel Pencils
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations

 

 

 

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

 

Caring Lion

Hi there.  I have a sweet little card to share and I ain’t lion. 😂   Ok, ok, I hear the groaning and grumbling, but I had to do it. 😂  And now onto my card.

Stamped the lion with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  Masked him and the ground area, then blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio distress inks for the background.  Next die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.  To add dimension and still keep it CAS, used the matching die to die cut him along with three more from scraps to stack them.

 

Adhered the stitched panel to a white top folding card base, stamped big with Deep Iris ink, then inlaid the stacked diecut lion back.  Next die cut hugs from white cardstock and white fun foam to stack them for dimension again.  Ombré blended Wilted Violet distress ink with a mini blending tool.

A white gel pen was used to give the heart highlights.  To finish, added clear shimmer to the heart and hugs sentiment and a few Crystal clear sequins.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Addicted to Stamps and More – #234 Clean and Simple
AAA CardsGame #86 DIecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
Tuesday ThrowdownTT335 Add Dimension
Shopping Our Stash – SOS295 Forest Friends

 

 

 

 

Spring Hydrangea

Click here if you are looking for my YNS March Feature Day post.

Hi again.  I am back again tonight with a CAS watercolor Spring card to share.  There are so many images I associate with Spring.  One being flowers.  I’m not very good with watercolouring, but flowers look so pretty when watercoloured.

The hydrangea was white heat embossed on Bristol smooth paper and watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  The leaves and stem were stamped with distress inks, then watercoloured with a watercolor brush too.  Once complete, they were all die cut out with the matching dies.

For dimension, the sentiment was die cut twice from scraps of watercolor paper, stacked and Ombré coloured with Zigs.  A Stitched Rectangle was then die cut from Bristol paper.  Blended Tumbled Glass distress ink and added splatters for the background.

The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before the die cut pieces were assembled.  Added glossy accents to the sentiment and a few clear droplets to finish.

 

 

SSS Flickr – 67 Spring
CAS Watercolour – March Spring
STAMPlorations CUTplorations – March Garden Party

 

 

 

Birthday Hi

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today I am sharing another super CAS birthday card with Buddy. The stamp set was still sitting out on my desk, and since I still need to make more birthday cards, I made this.

Buddy was stamped in the upper right corner of a white A2 stitched rectangle panel with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  I then masked him and used a DIY cloud stencil and blending tool to crelate the sky background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

The sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock to stack them for dimension.  They were Ombré coloured with Copics and highlights were added with a white gel pen.  To make the sentiment the focus and really stand out, I die cut another sentiment from black cardstock and offset them to get a shadow effect.

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and glossy accents was added to the balloon and sentiment as a finishing touch.  As you can see, I made two cards but added a stamped sentiment to the other one.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown – #330 Say It With Words
The Paper Player – PP332 Use a Sentiment as Your Focal Point
Less is More – #316 Alphabet
CAS(E) this Sketch – #209 Sketch