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Eturtle Love

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

 

 

 

Ringing in 2017

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Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and Santa was good to you.  I can’t believe it’s New Year’s already.  I’ve been nursing a nasty cold/flu all week.  This is the first time back crafting in My Crafting Closet since before Christmas.  Normally, I wouldn’t make a New Year’s card, but being that this is the first New Year’s since I started my blog, I thought it would be a fitting way to welcone in 2017 and wish you all good health, happiness and creativity.

So my card is based on the “ringing in the new year” phrase. I stamped the clock in London Fog Memento ink (the face was stamped with black Memento ink) on Ultrasmooth cardstock, coloured with Copics (C00, C1, C3, C5) and then fussy cut out.  I added glossy accents to the face of the clock.

The numbers were die cut from scraps of Ultrasmooth cardstock and Ombré coloured with the same cool gray Copic markers.  For some shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella.  I die cut a couple more numbers from thicker scraps of cardstock to stack them for dimension.  The sentiment was die cut from silver glitter paper, then adhered to black cardstock before I fussy cut it out with a small border.

For the background, I wanted it to look like sparkly confetti falling.  So I inked VersaMark through a Falling Snow stencil onto a black A2 size stitched rectangle panel and then heat embossed it with silver glitter embossing powder.  The panel was adhered to a white landscape top folding card base to finish.  Oh!  And did I mention that this is an interactive card?  My friend Christine gave me an action wobble spring over a year ago and I just happen to come across it.  Finding it was what prompted me to make this card and have the clock “ring” in the new year.  This is my first action wobble card. Check it out in action.

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Cards in Envy – Celebrate the Season
Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 262 Use Snippets
SSS Monday – Party Time
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes
Just Add Ink – #342 Just Add N (numbers)
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC164 Celebrations
Use Your Stuff – Anything You Are Working On
613 Avenue Create – #192 Anything Goes option Holiday Happiness
Inkspiratonal – #125 Photo Inspiration