CAS Mix Up August 2017 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the mid-month reminder post for CAS Mix Up August challenge – Alcohol Inks (AI).

 

 

 

And here’s my card.

 

 

I still don’t own any of the traditional AIs, so my AI comes from my Copic markers.  The background was created using the acrylic block stamping technique.  Copic markers in gradient colours were scribbled across an acrylic stamping block, then spritz with alcohol, and stamped onto a Wonky Stitched Rectangle die cut from Neenah solar white cardstock.

 

 

The flowers and sentiment were stamped with the MISTI using Memento black ink.  A Copic Colorless Blender was then used to “remove” colour from parts of the flower that overlapped the background.  Technically, the Colorless Blender pushes away colour and desaturates the area, making it appear like it’s removing colour.  The flowers were then coloured with Copics.

 

 

A white gel pen was used to outline the sentiment to make it stand out more.  With the stamps still in place in the MISTI, the flowers and sentiment were re-stamped with VersaMark and clear heat embossed.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.  It was an easy make, so I made another colour version of it.

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Uniko#42 Flowers
Just Us Girls#406 Bring on the Shine (heat embossing, clear shimmer, sequins)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower

 

 

There is still time to get out those AIs and join the fun.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Out Challenge #89 Reminder

Hi there.  This is the reminder post for Time Out challenge #89 that I am guest designing for. And just in case you forgot, this is the photo inspiration for the challenge.

 

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And here’s my card.

 

This time, I created a CAS card still keeping to masculine colours, but the focus moved down to the trunk, or what I refer to as a chest.  I used Ahoy, Matey since there was a chest image.

 

 

The palm tree was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched X-press It rectangle, then masked.  The sand and water were created by blending Tumbled Glass distress ink and Soft Suede dye ink with a mini blending tool.  A brown marker was used to add sand details.  The trunk was stamped on a scrap piece of X-press It and die cut out with the matching die.  Images were coloured with Copics.  Silver and gold Copic Spica pens were also used to colour the chest.

 

 

The chest was adhered before stamping the sentiment.  The panel was mounted with fun foam on a white top folding card base to give it some dimension.  A few gold sequins finished off the card.  There is still time to join in the challenge.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YNS August 2017 DT Dare

Hi there,  I’m back today with my final post this month as a guest designer for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month the DTs and GDs were dared to create a project around the theme Color Me Happy.  All projects can be seen on the YNS blog.  Make sure to leave a comment on that post for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.  And now my card.

 

YNS SuppliesSilly Birthday Monsters | Stitched Rectangle | gumdrops

 

The idea behind my card is it’s a monster birthday party and there is always that one in attendance who just gets “carried” away! 😂😂😂

 

 

This was pretty straightorward.   All images were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics on a stitched X-press It rectangle panel.  The masking technique was used, including the modified floating monster.  The balloon string wrapped around the ankle was drawn in with a black Copic multiliner  The sentiment was white heat embossed on black cardstock.

 

 

Once the panel was adhered to a white top folding card base, glossy accents on the balloon and a few white gumdrops were added to finish off the card.  I found my supply of googley eyes and added them afterwards and it made it even more fun!

 

 

 

For your chance to win a stamp set of your choice, remember to leave a comment on the YNS blog post here by midnight EST August 11.  The winner will be announced on the blog on August 13.  God luck and thank you for dropping by.

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes
SSS MondayHappy Birthday
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Tie One On

 

 

 

 

 

YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop

 

 

Hi there.  Welcome to the YNS August 2017 Release Blog Hop.  This month YNS celebrates 8 amazing years!  Happy birthday, YNS!!!  A huge milestone like this deserves a huge blog hop prize at a whopping $80!  Make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win.  You don’t have to comment on all the stops, but each comment gives you one entry.  And if you’ve been hopping, hope you are enjoying all the fabulous creations as well as counting up all the gumdrops for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  Full details can be found on the YNS blog.  All the new release products are available right now in the YNS Store and there is even a coupon code. And now onto my card.

 


YNS Supplies:
Magical and Magnificent stamp and die | Magical Unicorn | Stitched Rectangle |
Gumdrops

 

 

 

I am featuring the super sweet Magical and Magnificent stamp set and die in a spinner card.  Since the image faces right and I needed an exact image facing left for the back side, I did some reverse image stamping with my MISTI and Mirror Blocks stamp.  They were stamped with Memento black ink on X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then die cut out with the coordinating die.  It was a little tricky diecutting the reverse images.

 

 

The frame and window opening were created with the Stitched Rectangle die set.  The frame was die cut three times from Bristol paper to give it strength.  The sentiment was stamped in black on the frame.  The inside stripe background was created with Post It label tape, Salty Ocean distress ink and a mini blending tool to give it a carnival look.  A few blue gumdrops finished off the card.  And here it is in action.

 

 

 

 

Click on the blue linky to access the full list of participants on the hop.



 

Once you complete the hop, head to the YNS Store and use the coupon code below to receive 20% off your entire purchase, including new release items!  Most of the time, new release items are excluded from the offer. Remember to leave a comment before you go if you want another entry into the $80 hop prize.  And if you’ve been counting those gumdrops, make sure you head to the YNS Blog and enter that number in the Party Game inlinkz for your chance to win 10 packages of gumdrops.  The hop ends at midnight EST on August 8 and the winner will be announced on August 10.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by and good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YNS August 2017 Release Preview

 

Hello everyone.  I’m super excited to be back this month as a new release guest designer for Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month is an extra special month as YNS celebrates 8 years!  Incredible, isn’t it?  So with that in mind, I am featuring the cute Birdie Banner stamp set in a tweet birthday card.

 

YNS Supplies:
Birdie Banner stamp and die | Basket Animals | Stitched Rectangle | Puffy Cloud Border

 

All images were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.  The balloons were stamped on a X-press It Stitched Rectangle.  The birdies and banner were stamped on scraps of X-press It paper and then die cut out with the matching dies.

 

 

The clouds were created with a DIY stencil, Tumbled Glass distress ink and a mini blending tool. The strings hanging down were drawn in with a black Copic multiliner.   To finish, glossy accents was added to the balloons for dimension and shine and clear glitter was added to the banner for shimmer.

 

 

Head to the YNS blog for the other preview projects from the DT and guests. Come back tomorrow at 10:00 pm EST, August 5, for the full reveal, a party game and a Blog Hop with chances to win a huge prize.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!