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,
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!
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.
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.
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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.