Hi there. I have a sweet little card to share and I ain’t lion. 😂 Ok, ok, I hear the groaning and grumbling, but I had to do it. 😂 And now onto my card.
Stamped the lion with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics. Masked him and the ground area, then blended Twisted Citron and Cracked Pistachio distress inks for the background. Next die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle. To add dimension and still keep it CAS, used the matching die to die cut him along with three more from scraps to stack them.
Adhered the stitched panel to a white top folding card base, stamped big with Deep Iris ink, then inlaid the stacked diecut lion back. Next die cut hugs from white cardstock and white fun foam to stack them for dimension again. Ombré blended Wilted Violet distress ink with a mini blending tool.
A white gel pen was used to give the heart highlights. To finish, added clear shimmer to the heart and hugs sentiment, and a few Crystal clear sequins.
I am playing in the following challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs – Mix It Up #29
Addicted to Stamps and More – #234 Clean and Simple
AAA Cards – Game #86 DIecuts
Happy Little Stampers – March CAS Die Cuts
Tuesday Throwdown – TT335 Add Dimension
Shopping Our Stash – SOS295 Forest Friends
Hi there. Just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card.
I stamped the Buddy image on a white A2 X-Press It piece of paper with Memento black ink and coloured with Copic markers. For some shimmer, I added clear glitter to the bow/ribbon on the present with my new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.
Next I masked off the image and lightly sponged some Real Red ink for the background. I removed majority of the ink off on a scrap piece of paper before applying to get a soft look. The A2 piece was then die cut out with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle. I lightly sponged the edge as well.
The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black fishtail banner. The stitched piece was mounted to a white top folding card base and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.
I am entering in the following challenges:
Cupcake Inspirations – CIC394 Black, White & Red
Addicted to Stamps and More – #229 CAS
STAMPlorations – February CAS optional twist Hot Pink
Hi everyone. I’m back today with a second punny CAS turtle Valentine’s/love card. Once you see the sentiment, you’ll know where my inspiration came from. 😂 I had so much fun with my turtle Valentine’s card yesterday that I decided to break out another NBUS set with a turtle. And here’s my card.
On a white A2 size piece of X-press It paper, I stamped the turtles with Memento black ink and coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, G99 Copic markers. I then masked them and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks for a watery background. For texture I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.
With some creative masking and my MISTI, I customized the eturtle sentiment and white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I cut around the right flipper of the right turtle to tuck the sentiment strip under.
Next I die cut the piece with a Stitch Rectangle before adhering it on a white top folding card base. To finish, I added clear Wink of Stella to the heart-shaped shells and added a few clear droplets because I thought they kinda look like bubbles.
I am playing in the following challenges:
Less is More – #314 Colour Wheel 3 Adjacent Colours (blue, aqua, green)
Create a Smile – February Lovely
AAA Cards – #83 Shape Your Love
Addicted to Stamps and More – #228 Holiday (Vantine’s)
Addicted to CAS – #104 Pets
Hi there. I have a CAS Valentine’s card to share today. I didn’t have any turtle stamps and then after last month I now have three. 😂 So guess what image card I am sharing today? Although I intended it as a Valentine’s card, I think it could work for any love occasions too. And I got to knock off three more stamp sets from my NBUS list! And here’s my card.
On a white Stitched Rectangle panel, the turtles were stamped with Memento black ink and coloured with YG Copic markers. They were then masked off, and Spun Sugar distress ink was blended on for the background. The hearts were stamped next also with Memento black ink and Ombré coloured with RV Copic markers.
The we go together part of the sentiment was masked, inked, stamped then masked, inked, stamped with black Memento ink to create a space for the turtley part of the sentiment. Turtley was stamped with Picked Raspberry distress ink.
The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base. To finish, glossy accents was added to the turtles’ shells and clear Wink of Stella was added to the hearts.
Just for fun, I made a second card using unconventional colours.
I am linking to the following challenges;
AAA Cards – #83 Shape Your Love
Addicted to CAS – #104 Pets
The Paper Players – PP330 Will Ypu Be My Valentine
STAMPlorations – February Anything CAS Goes optional Hot Pink
Hi everyone. As some of you know, I’ve been slowly working on my lengthy NBUS list as part of my crafty resolutions. So imagine my excitement when I found out that Darnell is running her 8th NBUS Challenge this week to celebrate her 5-year blog anniversary. In fact, she is running three back-to-back NBUS challenges. As I was deciding which NBUS item to use, I came across a NBUS pack of Gina K Designs 120 lb. Pure Luxury White cardstock that I had purchased well over 8 years ago! I would link to it, but it looks like it’s no longer available. I remember buying it because supposedly, there is no bleed through when using with alcohol markers. I didn’t own any Copics back then to test that out. Anyway, now that I found it and have Copic markers, I wanted to do the ultimate test and create a one layer card. And it just so happens Less is More challenge this week is one layer cards with theme favourite drink/beverage. And luck wouldI have it, I have a NBUS stamp set that fits this theme! So here’s my one layer card.
My first tropical drink was a virgin Pina Colada (was underage), and to this day it’s a favourite still. I stamped, masked and coloured the images as I usually would with Copics and am pleasantly shocked to report that there was no bleed through! I guess I’ll have to hoard my stock and use it sparingly. 😏
I blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a DIY sunburst stencil for the background. I used a black Copic multiliner and a Stitched Rectangle die to trace a border. A few NBUS Crystal Clear sequins were added as a finishing touch.
Because this is a heavy weight cardstock, it makes a nice sturdy one layer card.
Update: it was brought to my attention (thank you CC) that Gina K Designs does carry 120 lb. white cardstock. However, I’m not sure if this current product is Copic/alcohol marker friendly and will not bleed through
I am linking to the following challenges:
Darnell’s NBUS – #8 Use NBUS Optional Color on Kraft with Pencils
Less is More – #311 One Layer Favourite Drink/Beverage
Happy Little Stampers – January CAS Stencil
Hi everyone. For today’s card, I actually got the idea a while back when I saw a snowman image looking upwards and juggling presents. Unfortunately, I don’t remember where I saw it, but then THIS CARD reminded me of it again.
I wanted to participate in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop, so I used coffee cups instead.
On a white Stitched Rectangle panel, I masked off the bottom for the snowy ground. I blended Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass distress inks for a wintery sky. Next I white heat embossed the sentiment. For a snowy look, I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.
I stamped the deer and cups with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics then fussy cut them out.
I adhered the images onto the panel, then splattered some white shimmer paint to create more snow. In keeping with my goal to create two cards, I did create the other card using presents
I am also entering this in SSS Monday Challenge Let There Be Snow
Hi everyone. Well, that extra hour sure flew by. My Christmas card today is another quick CAS card. I wasn’t planning to create this card today, but the color challenge (aqua, green and orange) over at Color Throwdown made me think how perfectly they would work for the Snowman Family stamp set.
This card is very similar to the one from my last post in that the image takes centre stage. On a white Stitched Rectangle panel, I stamped the image with Memento black ink and coloured with Copics.
For the background, I sponged on some Pool Party ink, then added some clear Wink of Stella to the coloured green areas for some sparkle.
I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and embossed with clear glitter embossing powder. To finish, I mounted the panel to a white card base and added a few of those white snowflake sequins I had just found. Easy peasy, so I decided to make multiples for the Caring Hearts Card Drive
Just Add Ink
Send a Smile 4 Kids
Paru’s Card Making
I am participating in in the following:
Color Throwdown – CTD417
Just Add Ink – #335 Sketch
Paru’s Card Making – November Challenge for Children
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Happy Holidays
Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a Christmas card. I couldn’t resist when I saw Merry Monday Christmas challenge theme was elves I used my favourite Santa’s Elves stamp set and my favourite colour combo, which also happened to be the same colours for the color combo challenge over at Winnie & Walter, to create my card. I wanted these elves to show their Christmas spirit as they exchange gifts.
I used masking and spotlighting techniques to make my card. I cut two A2 size stitched rectangle panels from white cardstock. Both panels were stamped with Memento black ink exactly the same with the use of the MISTI. I stamped the left elf, masked him, then stamped the second elf after masking off the ornament he was holding when inking up the stamp. On one panel, I masked off both elves, then blended some Twisted Citron distress ink for the background. I coloured the elves in with Copics. For the other panel, I did light shading with just a grey Polychromous pencil to add some depth. Otherwise, it would look too flat.
To spotlight these elves, I die cut the coloured panel with a stitched square die. I took the die cut square and lined it up with the image on the grey shaded panel. To make it stand out even more, I added a white stitched frame.
The greeting was black heat embossed and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.
Send a Smile 4 Kids
Winnie & Walter
Cards in Envy
Merry Monday Christmas – #216 Elves
Send A Smile For Kids – Early Holiday Wishes
Winnie &’Walter – WCMD 2016 Color Combo
Cards in Envy – Frame It
AAA Cards -,Game #74 Masking
Hello everyone. I want to share a simple but sweet peek-a-boo birthday card I created for my sweet little niece who just turned 13. Her birthday was actually at the end of September, but I was away on my trip and then I was sick last week. So with WCMD I was able to make her birthday card.
I die cut two A2 stitched rectangles from white cardstock and then die cut the two sizes of the rounded stitched rectangle openings. The rainbow and clouds were die cut also from white cardstock. The rainbow was coloured with Copics and finished off with some clear Wink of Stella.
I used the larger positive diecut of the rounded rectangle for the bottom layer which was adhered directly to the cardbase. Tumbled Glass distress ink was added to the bottom and middle layers for the sky. I stamped the dragons with Memento black ink, coloured them also with Copics and die cut them out with the matching dies. I mounted the middle and top layers with foam adhesives to give depth and dimension.
The card was assembled onto a white top folding card base. Stamped happy birthday on the inside and that was it.
Just Add Ink
SSS Wednesday Challenge
I am participating in the following:
Just Add Ink – #331 Wings
Kat Scrappiness – WCMD Card Challenge
SSS – Anything Goes
I have only been playing along with up to 2 challenges at a time, but this time I am submitting to 5 different challenges: MarkerPop Mother’s Day challenge 94, Brown Sugar Mother’s Day Challenge 197, Freshly Made Sketches challenge 235, Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies and Little Tangles Anything Goes challenge 68.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day and I wanted to post this card yesterday after spending a great day with my mother-in-law, but I was tired and still had not finished it.
I die cut a stitched rectangle in the centre of a white A2 size panel. I set the frame aside then took the die cut rectangle piece and stamped the boy image from Better Together with black Memento ink. I masked him off before stamping the two girl images because I wanted them to appear behind him. I removed the mask and proceeded to color them with Copic Sketch markers. I don’t use my Copic markers very often, but I do love seeing all the amazing creations colored with them. All I know is I need a lot of practice in using them.
After I finished coloring, I added shading to the edges of the rectangle with a blending tool and Antique Linen distress ink. I did the camouflage die cut technique for the word “MOM” and stacked it up on 2 cut layers.
I thought the sentiment from Many Mini Messages was perfect for any mom and stamped it in black at the bottom. To put the card together, I attached the frame to a white card base and then inlaid the rectangle piece. The rectangle piece was also stacked up on 2 cut layers as well.