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.

 

 

 

 

 

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
ModsquadSpark It Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks Oscar

Hi everyone.  I have another CAS card to share today.  AAA Cards challenge is to create a card inspired by the fashions on the Oscar red carpet.  Such a fun and unique challenge.  So my inspiration came from the dress worn by Prianka.

And since there are a lot of speeches thanking people, I thought a thank you card would be appropriate.

On an A2 piece of vellum cardstock, I heat embossed the foliage images with Silver Pearl embossing powder.  Then I die cut it with a Scalloped Stitched Rectangle to give it some elegance.

 

Next I die cut the Heartfelt sentiment three times from white shimmer cardstock.  Only after halfway through the third cut did I realize I wasted some beautiful and expensive shimmer paper. Since only the top piece will be seen, I should have just die cut one from shimmer paper and the other two from plain white cardstock.  So that’s what I did for the Thanks sentiment.  I stacked there for dimension and adhered them to the vellum.

To attach the vellum piece to a white top folding card base without the adhesive showing through, I carefully added adhesive behind the sentiment and the embossed foliage.  A few Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

AAA Cards – Game 85 Oscar Red Carpet
CASologyWeek 240 Foliage
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
STAMPlorations – March Anything CAS Goes optional twist Sky Blue

 

CAS Mix Up January Challenge

Hi again!  You’re not seeing things.  I am back with a second post for today.  This time I am excited and honoured to be a guest designer for January CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.  This month’s challenge is liquid colours.

For my card, I chose to do the reinker spread technique. It is an easy technique to achieve a watercolour effect.

To do this technique, you need a line image stamp.  On Shimmery White cardstock, I white heat embossed the images.  I then added drops of reinkers into a pallet.  Next I generously spritz the embossed images with water.  Using a watercolor brush, I picked up a reinker colour and touched it to the areas where I want that colour.  You’ll see the colour disperse and spread.  And if you don’t then more water is needed.   I continued until the images were all coloured, and then set them aside to dry. You could use a heat tool to quicken the drying process, but I wanted the colours to flow and dry naturally.  Drying times will vary depending on how much water was used.  Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out.

For the background, I splattered some of the reinker colours onto a white A2 stitched rectangle panel.  I die cut the border sentiment from black cardstock.  I adhered the panel to a top folding white card base, assembled the card, then added glossy accents to the black sentiment to finish.  It’s hard to capture in a photo, but due to the cardstock, the images have a beautiful, subtle shimmer to them IRL.

Thank you for stopping by.