Tickled Pink Birthday

Hi there.  I’m just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card I created today.  I have several coming up. And with AAA Cards challenge #98 Creatures Great and Small, I took the opportunity to use a NBUS summer set I recently bought.  Trying to savour the last bit if summer. 😆

 

 

 

 

 

I guess someone should have told this flamingo not to drink and rollerskate. 😂  The flamingo and sentiment were stamped with Memento black ink on a white stitched rectangle die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

Masking, distress inks, a Radiating Rays stencil and a mini blending tool were used to create this mini boardwalk scene. i have a little confession.  Initially I created a sandy beach scene and then realized you can’t rollerskate on sand!  😂  Wasn’t even thinking.

 

 

The flamingo was coloured with Copics and a few motion lines were drawn in with a Copic multiliner.  The panel was mounted to a white top folding card base with foam tape.  Clear shimmer was added to the rays to finish.

As I mentioned, it’s a quick one. 😂  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello Power Poppy

Hi there.  Just quickly sneaking in a simple card for a couple of challenges to round off August.  Today’s card is for the Power & Spark August Mix & Match and Addicted to Stamps and More #257 Make Your Mark challenges.  The mix & match challenge was to use two different sets.  I ended up using three NBUS Power Poppy sets.

 

 

And here’s my card.

 

 

The bouquet was stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched X-press It rectangle panel and coloured with Copics.

 

 

The butterflies were stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics as well and fussy cut out.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

 

 

The stitched panel was attached to a white top folding cardbase.  The sentiment and butterflies were popped up with foam adhesive.  Love sparkles so had to add clear shimmer to the flowers.  A few clear sequins finished off the card.  And that’s all there is to it.  Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day or night, wherever you are.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Pastel Rainbow

Hi there.  I’m back again to share a summer CAS card created with only dies.  Images in sunglasses is not a new concept, and after FaceTiming with my 5-year old niece who was wearing her funky kids sunglasses yesterday, I created this.

 

 

The sunglasses was die cut off the edge of a white A2 piece of cardstock.  Then both the sentiment and sunglasses were die cut from black and white cardstock to be stacked.  Colouring was done with Copics.

 

 

The stacked glass frame was inlaid into the panel followed by the pastel rainbow coloured lens.  The overhang part was trimmed off.

 

 

Updated to Add: After I posted, I looked a it again and decided to change the sentiment to plain white.  I think it makes it even more CAS and the rainbow sunglasses stand out even more. 😉  Don’t you think?  Oh, there is clear shimmer on it too.

 

 

 

The sentiment was adhered, then clear shimmer and glossy accents were added. A few clear droplets finished off the card.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
AAA CardsGame #95 Rainbow
CAS-ual FridayDies Only
Muse#227 Anything Goes
FusionPastel Pencils
STAMPlorationsAnything Goes STAMPlorations

 

 

 

Guest Designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017

 

 

Hello there!   I am so excited and honoured to be back as guest designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017 challenge.  This month it’s all about alcohol inks (AI).  To be honest, I was hoping it wouldn’t be AIs because I am not familiar with them and have only tried them twice.  But then I was given the green light for alcohol markers, which is something I do know, own and is my favourite colouring medium. 😊

 

 

I wanted to make a birthday card for my teammate Sarah P. whose birthday is tomorrow.  I’m not sure if she has received it yet.  I was going to colour up some floral images, but what I ended up making was a happy accident.  Back in May, I was fortunate to join Loll, Christine, Susan and Nancy for an afternoon at their retreat.  We did AI drops on yupo and my samples did not turn out as you can see 😉

 

 

Loll had mentioned that these can be sprayed with alcohol for a different look.  So that’s what I did, but I was doing too many things at once and had tilted the yupo piece causing the colours to streak down.  Since it was already looking better than my original 😂, I went with it and spritz some more and let it continue to run down until I was happy..

 

 

This gave a cool watercolour effect.  The top piece is what resulted from the before picture above.  The bottom one was the happy accident, so I never took the before pic of that one.  When I turned the bottom piece a quarter turn, I  saw water, which inspired me to create this.

 

 

I wanted to do a sort of aquarium scene, so a stitched circle was die cut on a white stitched rectangle.  The yupo piece was trimmed down and adhered behind.  The images were stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  I also die cut a few more of the mermaid from white cardstock to stack for dimension.

 

 

The sentiment (a birthday & hello) was stamped with Archival black ink.  Whatever you do, do not heat emboss on yupo (did I mention I am a rookie with this 😂).  Lastly, clear shimmer was added to her top and tail to finish.

 

 

 

Hope you will join us this month.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am heading over to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes. (used SSS stitched circle die, Intense Black ink)

 

 

 

Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.

 

The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!