Less is More #368 – GD CASE

Happy Easter weekend everyone!  There’s one more challenge at Less is More (LIM) to finish off the month of March.  We have two guest designers (GD) joining us.  Our January winner, Aileen of Colour and Sparkle, is our guest providing us with a beautiful inspiration card for our GD CASE challenge this fortnight.  Our next guest, Kylie of Addicted to Stamps, is also pulling double duties as this month’s sponsor Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Aileen’s card to CASE.

 

 

 

And this is my card.

 

Stamped the flowers with black Memento ink on scraps of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating dies.  Thanks was die cut from a scrap of silver foil paper and from black cardstock.  They were offset for a shadow effect.  All elements were assembled on a Smoky Slate stitched rectangle from my stash.  The panel was adhered to a split black on one side and white on the other side cardbase.  Added clear shimmer on the flowers and blue sequins to finish.

 

Linking to the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More#285 Photo Inspiration
Pixie’s Snippets Playgroundchallenge #322 (cardstock snippets)
Just Us Girls#434 CAS

 

 

 

Another quick one from me.  But there are more beautiful inspirations from my teamies HERE.    Hope you will play along with us.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #355 – Susan’s CASE

Hello there.  We are back to our regular weekly scheduled challenges at Less is More (LIM).  It’s my teammate Susan‘s birthday today — happy birthday Susan! — and for this week, we are CASEing her card.  Our generous sponsor this month is Dies to Die For.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is Susan’s card to CASE.

 

 

And this is my card.

 

I was inspired by the elf, stocking, layout and colours.  I have two elf sets, and since Susan used one, I used the other one to create a little fireplace mantel scene.  A scallop rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  The elf was stamped first with black Memento ink, then masked.  A reverse circle mask was placed around the elf before the stockings were stamped. The stockings were masked, and Ink blending with distress inks was used to add colour around the images within the circle.  The brick was done with a stencil.  Masks were removed and the images were coloured with Copics.  The sentiment was black heat embossed and the scallop panel was mounted with foam adhesives to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the reds finished off the card.

 

Playing over at:
Addicted to Stamps and More – #268 Holiday
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
Happy Little Stampers – November 2017 Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Tag
Naughty or Nice – #45 Wintery Scene

 

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  Susan’s card is adorable and you can find more fabulous inspirations from my team HERE.  Can’t wait to see your CASEs.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Stamping Lily CASE

Hi there.  Another post tonight and it’s a quick one.

 

 

Using ink cubes, distress inks in rainbow colours were applied in strips on an acrylic block, then spritz with water, and stamped onto a piece of watercolor paper.

 

 

The Lily was stamped twice with Versafine black ink on the panel as well as on a scrap of white shimmer paper.  The solid Lily centre image was then inked with Spiced Marmalade distress ink and stamped on the shimmer paper Lily.  It was fussy cut out and paper pieced on the watercolour panel before the whole piece was die cut with a rectangle stitched die.

 

 

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  Clear shimmer was added to the Lily and a few sparkly clear sequins finushed off the card.  And that does it.  Thank you for stopping by.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following:
Time Out#91 CASE Beverley Brown
Where Creativity Meets C9#13 Ink Only
Just Us Girls#410 Block Watercolor Stamping
The Flower Challenge#12 Tic-Tac-Toe (top row Embossung, Distress Inks, Sentiment)

 

 

 

 

 

CASE Unicorn Diecuts

Hi there.  Today I have another mythical creature card to share. This time it’s a unicorn. I have done a couple of unicorn cards already, but this is another different unicorn.  In fact I have five different sets of unicorns and there are two more sets that I would like to buy, but I am holding off – for now. Can you tell I love unicorns and mythical creatures?  *lol*

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

First, I die cut a stitched rectangle twice from white cardstock. I took one of them and die cut a stitched cloud edge. Next I die cut the stitched rainbow from hot press watercolor paper and watercolored the four smallest rings with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  Normally I would add the color directly to the paper then blend out with a watercolor brush.  However, this time I wanted a color that was not in my set. To create my own custom color, I scribbled two different colors on a craft mat and mixed them together.  I tested the color on a scrap piece of paper and once I was satisfied with the color, I picked the color up with my watercolor brush and applied it to the die cut.

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

I stamped the unicorn on hot press watercolor paper and also colored it with my Zigs.  I used the matching die to die cut it out and popped it up with foam adhesive.

Unicorn birthday card created for challenges Curtain Call Inspiration Unicorn and Happy Little Stampers July CASE the Designer.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment and added a few white/pinkish sequins.  To finish, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the rainbow and the colored areas of the unicorn for some shimmer.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge Unicorn
Happy Little Stampers – July CASE the Designer Carol Steedman
Happy Little Stampers – July Anything Goes with Dies

 

 

 

 

Die-Cut Floral CASEing

Hi there,  My card today usees a couple of dies that have been collecting dust ever since I purchased them several months ago.  Actually, I think one of them was purchased 10 months ago!

 

CAS Floral card for June CAS Mix Up Challenge, HLS June Anything Goes with Dies, June CASEploration Shelly Kurth, CFC-149 Florals

 

I pulled out my Pierced Circle Frame die and die cut from white cardstock twice to give it dimension. Then I took one of the inside die-cut circles and ink blended Sahara Sand ink over a brick stencil before inlaying it into the frame.

 

CAS Floral card for June CAS Mix Up Challenge, HLS June Anything Goes with Dies, June CASEploration Shelly Kurth, CFC-149 Florals

 

Next I die cut the Botanical flower from white cardstock.  I used a sponge dauber to add sone pink shading to the flower.  The leaves were die cut from light gold colored cardstock.

 

CAS Floral card for June CAS Mix Up Challenge, HLS June Anything Goes with Dies, June CASEploration Shelly Kurth, CFC-149 Florals

 

I adhered the floral elaments around the circle frame and then stamped the greeting in black Archival ink using my MISTI.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

CASEploration – June 2016 CASEing Shelly Kurth
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC149 Florals
CAS Mix Up – June 2016 stamping + die-cuts + your choice
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies