Hello there! I am so excited to be guest designing today at CAS on Friday for their challenge #139 Butterflies. There were so many options, but in the end I used a new die I recently purchased. And here’s my card.
I wanted to try the faux stained glass technique and thought this Drifting Side Butterfly die would be perfect for a first attempt. To start, the solid butterfly was die cut from Bristol paper and the outline butterfly was die cut four times from silver foil paper. Coloured the solid Bristol butterfly with Zig markers then stacked the silver outline butterflies on top. Added Crystal Glaze to the individual sections, then set aside to dry.
For a bit of interest, took a black A2 panel from my stash and scored a grid background with my scoring tool. Heat embossed the sentiment in silver below the grid. Attached the panel to a white card base and adhered the butterfly to finish.
That does it for me, but be sure to check out more wonderful inspirations from the design team at CAS on Friday HERE. Thank you for visiting!
Hi everyone! It’s Saturday and there’s a new challenge at Less is More (LIM)! Pets is the theme this fortnight. Our June winner, Hannelie of Desert Diva, is our amazing guest this challenge. We are also kicking off a new month with our fabulous sponsor – STAMPlorations.
I went the unconventional route after remembering seeing videos of owners walking their chickens on leashes! Uh… say whaaaaaaaat? 😂 Anyway, here’s my card.
The chick image was stamped with black Memento ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die. The tag was die cut next from Bristol paper and black cardstock. On the Bristol tag, blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool through a sunburst stencil. Overlapped the colours for a good blend and also to get the spectrum of rainbow colours.
Stamped ‘hello’ directly on the tag in black and white heat embossed ‘birthday chick’ on a black strip. Offset the tags for a shadow effect and added white Baker’s twine. Mounted the tag with foam tape onto a Whisper White stitched rectangle panel. Gotta have some sparkle, so added clear shimmer to the background to finish. In hindsight, I should have used a shimmer spray and spritz right after the ink blending. 😉
Are you ready to play along? Head over to the LIM blog HERE to see more inspirations from our guest and my team. Can’t wait to see your CAS pet creations! Thank you for stopping in. Have a wonderful day!
Hello again! I’m back with a second post today and Trees is this month’s theme at CAS Christmas. I think this may be the first theme where I have too many options to choose from! 😂 I ended up picking a die and made this easy card.
First off, a stitched frame was die cut from Bristol paper using two different sizes of stitched rectangle dies. The larger die was then used to die cut a rectangle piece from Bristol paper. Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks were then blended on with a mini blending tool. Spritz it with water, then with a DIY shimmer spray for some sparkle. It’s super sparkly IRL.
Took the tree die next and die cut from that. Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. Assembled those two pieces together onto a regular stitched rectangle from my stash, then mounted it all onto a white card base to finish.
The fabulous Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations is back with us as our guest. We also have two new talented designers — Colleen and Linda — joining our team and you can find out more on the blog HERE. There you will also see more wonderful inspirations from the team. The challenge runs till August 24th so I hope you will join us. Thank you for stopping in. Enjoy your day.
Hello there! We are hit with the next heat wave and the last few days have not been fun, but it could be worse so no complaints here! 😉 And I managed to squeak out a summery birthday card today.
First, the flamingo was die cut three times from scraps of X-press It paper to be stacked for dimension. One of them was coloured with Copic Sketch markers R20, RV21, RV23, RV25 and black 100.
A rectangle panel was die cut next from Whisper White cardstock, then Cool Caribbean dye ink (retired) was sponged through a Leafy Frame stencil. Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.
For some sparkle, spritz it with a DIY shimmer spray. Mounted the panel with foam tape onto a white top folding card base and added three white sequins to finish.
I almost created a galaxy background, but in keeping with the remainder of the sentiment, which was stamped on the inside, I kept it more subtle.
First I took a scrap piece of mixed media paper and white heat embossed the streaming stars. Using a mini blending tool, blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks to create the sky. I wanted to twist and cute critters and children go hand in hand, don’t they? 😉 So the hugging monkeys was stamped on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.
Next a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from regular white cardstock. A circle window was then die cut from it and the sentiment black heat embossed above. Adhered the sky piece flat on to a white top folding card base. Attached the monkeys behind the circle opening then mounted the panel to the front with foam tape to finish.
Ready to join the challenge? You can see all the inspirations from the talented design team HERE. Hope to see your fabulous take on this challenge. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day!