Summer Sailing

Hi everyone.  I have a really easy CAS general card to share today.   It was prompted by the new sketch today at CAS(E) this Sketch.

I found a leftover watercolor piece smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink.  It made me think of creating a summer sailing scene with it, so I smooshed Peacock Feathers on the bottom for the water.  It was dried with a heat tool and then die cut with a stitched rectangle.

The sentiment was black heat embossed with Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.  The sailboat and seagulls were die cut from white cardstock 3x to be stacked for dimension.

I wanted the water to glisten in the light, so I used a clear Spica pen to add sparkle.  And that is it.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJune 2017 Summer
CAS(E) this SketchCTS#227
Happy Little StampersJune 2017 CAS Smoosh
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors

 

 

 

Just Hanging

Hi again.  I wasn’t planning to post again today, but I decided to salvage the card I was working on yesterday for  CAS(E) this Sketch #226.  I smeared ink right at the end, was frustrated, so I walked away. 😂  Having fresh eyes today really helped to figure something out. 😉  Here’s the sketch.

And here’s my card.

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on a white X-Press It Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  The monkey was stamped first, masked, then the branch was stamped next. They were coloured in with Copics.

Masking, a mini ink blending tool and Salty Ocean distress ink were used to create the sky area.  It looked too plain, so I went back with a DIY diecut cloud border stencil to add some subtle clouds.

I wanted to stamp “hang in there” for the sentiment, but I couldn’t remember which set it was from, so I stamped what’s up? instead.  A few clear sequins finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterfly Splat

Hi there.  Busy long weekend and today I got back to crafting in My Crafting Closet to create a fun CAS card.

 

The splatter was inked with distress inks in rainbow colours, spritz with water, then stamped onto watercolor paper.  The butterfly was white heat embossed on vellum to minimize covering up the colourful splat.  It was die cut out with the matching die and popped up with foam adhesive.

The stripes was stamped on a white cardstock strip and adeed to the left-hand side.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.

For something different and fun, crystal clear sequins were used to create the butterfly trail.

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a fun day!

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
CAS(E) this Sketch – CTS #222
CAS Mix Up – May 2017 Splattering (+ stamping+heat embossing+die cutting+
The Paper Players – PP345 Clean and Simple Butterflies
Crafty Friends – #58 Summer Colours

 

 

Inlaid Happy Day

Hi there.  I can’t believe it’s the last week of April already and it was actually nice here today.  It also inspired me to make today’s CAS rainbow card using the inlaid die cutting technique.

Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame was used first to die cut an area of a white A2 panel then set aside for later.  The frame was then die cut from Bristol paper.  I wanted to create a sky scene within the frame, so the inside scallop rectangle was die cut with a cloud border die.  Distress inks were sponged on to the top piece in rainbow colours to create the sun rays coming out from the clouds.

The butterfly was stamped with black Memento ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut out.  Clear shimmer was added to the rainbow rays and butterfly for some sparkle.  The sentiment was black heat embossed on the bottom piece.

To give some depth to the frame once it was inlaid, gray ink was sponged around the perimeter of the negative diecut rectangle.

That piece was adhered to a white top folded card base and the frame was inlaid into that open space.  For dimension, a second frame was die cut from Bristol paper and stacked. The butterfly was mounted with foam adhesive and a few clear sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up – April 2017 Inlaid Die Cutting (stamping, heat embossing, fussy cutting, spinging, glitter)
Addicted to CAS – #109 Rainbow
STAMPLlorationsApril 2017 Anything CAS optional twist Any Pastel
STAMPlorationsApril 2017 Theme and Sketch
STAMPLlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party
Happy Little Stampers2017 Anything Goes with Dies

A Birthday Flyby

Happy Sunday everyone.  I was tempted to make another rainbow and unicorn card, but instead I gave the unicorn a rest and created a rainbow and dragon card. 😉

The Rainbow Stripes were die cut from watercolor paper and coloured with Distress Oxide ink and a mini blending tool.  They were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel, then set aside to dry.  Once dry, clear shimmer was added to give them some sparkle.  It looks really pretty IRL.

The dragon was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The cloud was a leftover diecut piece from my bag of scraps.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock and adhered to a white top folding card base before the card was assembled  Tumbled Glass distress ink was blended behind the dragon and cloud, which were popped up with foam adhesive for dimension. Several pastel sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for coming by and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#284 Sketch by Karren
The Heart Desires – April 2017 #11
STAMPlorationsApril Theme Stamps & Wings
STAMPlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party