Father’s Day

Hello there.  And Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers and step-fathers out there.  To celebrate today, I am sharing a funny CAS Father’s Day card.  The idea for my card actually came from a Mother’s Day stamp set with “Thanks to you I turned out awesome” sentiment. 😂 Too funny.

The panda image and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on a white A2 rectangle.

Bluprint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool were used to Ombré colour the dad diecut sentiment and to shade the background.

Glossy Accents was added to dad for a bit of dimension and as a finishing touch. Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
Tuesday Throwdown#347 For the Men
Come and Get ItFather’s Day
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Send a Smile 4 KidsFor the Boys

 

 

 

Less is More #333

Hi everyone.  Let’s get personal. 😂   No seriously.  This is what this week’s challenge is all about at Less is More.  Challenge #333 is Personalise It.  We have last month’s winner, Lucie from LucieG Cards, joining us as our guest designer.  Our lovely sponsor this month once again is STAMPlorations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPHABET DIES

 

My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday.  What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set.  The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle.  They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background.  The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip.  And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
SSS Fickr#73 Birthday Bash
Seize the BirthdayAnything Birthday Goes optional topping One Layer
Addicted to Stamps and More#246 Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

HANDWRITTEN

 

My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st.  I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him.  I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal.  So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion.  No embellishments.

 

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS-usl Fridays –  CFC176 Color Challenge
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 CAS with optional color twist Masculine Colors
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day

 

 

Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us.  Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #332

Hi everyone!  It’s time for a new challenge at Less is More.  This week’s challenge #332 is one layer cards (OLC) Sweet Things.  Once again, our sponsor this month is STAMPlorations.  

 

 

 

SWEET POPSICLE

 

When it comes to one layer cards, I like to give it dimension by masking and shading.  However, by using a layering stamp set this time, dimension was automatically achieved simply by stamping the layers.  Here the popsicle was stamped with Altenew Green Fields ink set on a top folded white A2 cardbase.  The rectangle was traced with a black Copic multiliner and a rounded rectangle die.  The sentiment (Father’s Day was from a retired set) was black heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  To make the sentiment stand out where it overlaps with the popsicle, it was outlined with a white gel pen.  Normally I would not use glitter on masculine cards, but clear shimmer on the popsicle works to give it an icy look.  A few clear droplets were added to finish.

 

 

 

 

SWEET BABY

 

The elephant and baby boy part of the sentiment were stamped with London Fog Memento ink on a side folded white cardbase. The elephant was coloured with Copics, then masked and Arctic ink was blended for the background.  The Sweet part of the sentiment and the stripe border were stamped with Caribbean Sky ink. To finish, Glossy Accents was added to Sweet for some shine and dimension.

 

 

I would like to play in the following challenges:
Uniko – #41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day
SSS Monday – Masculine
SSS WednesdayMake It Masculine
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Stamp, Ink, Paper#102 Masculine
Cards in Envy –  You’re the Man 

 

 

For more inspirations from my teammates, head to the LIM blog.  Hope you can join us this week.  Remember this is one layer card week.  Keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

Action Ninja

Hello everyone.  I’m sharing another CAS birthday card today.  This time, it’s a really quick and fun interactive masculine card for my soon to be 10 year old nephew.

The explosion was stamped with Mustard Seed distress ink on a white A2 Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle.

The ninja was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the  coordinating die.  The sentiment was heat embossed with VersaMark, Sapphire ink and clear embossing powder.

To make the card more fun, the ninja was mounted on a mini action wobble.  You can check it out in the video.  I’m so sorry, but I have no idea why the video is displaying so big.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash 
Uniko#41 Masculine optional twist Father’s Day 
SSS MondayMasculine
SSS WednesdayMake It Masculine
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors
Stamp, Ink, Paper#102 Masculine
Cards in EnvyYou’re the Man
STAMPlorations – Anything Goes STAMPlorations (birthday boy sentiment from Party Time)

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Mom

Hi everyone.  I needed a birthday card for my mom whose birthday is in a couple of days, so I made a CAS floral birthday card.  And I finally got up the nerve to try no-line colouring.  It was not as daunting as I had thought.  I just mailed it off today, so hopefully she will receuve it on time.

On a A2 stitched rectangle X-press It paper, the floral image was stamped in the upper right corner with London Fog Memento ink, then coloured with Copics (RV0000, RV63, RV66, RV69, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG67).  The sentiment and mom were black heat embossed with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

For interest and dimension, a stitched rectangle was die cut in the center to create a frame.  The frame was popped up with foam adhesive on a white top folding card base and the die cut rectangle was inlaid back.

Clear shimmer on the flowers and rhinestones for the flower centers were added to finish.

 

Updated to add: I sent the card with a gift card and my mom called to say she loved it and that the card was enough without the gift card.  My mom is so selfless. 😂  Love her!

 

Thank you you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

I am linking up to the following challenges:
AAA Cards – Game #91 The 3rd Big Birthday Bash
The Paper Players – PP347 Birthday
City Crafter  –  Week 365 Inspiration Photo Challenge by Kirsty
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