CAS Christmas May Reminder – Snowman

Hi everyone.  Just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to enter your CAS Snowman Christmas card into our May challenge at CAS Christmas.

 

 

So I didn’t think I had any snowman dies, but while going through my supplies for another project, I came across this Winter Scene Border die.  Since I love rainbow colors any time of the year, I created this soft simple rainbow colour Christmas card.

 

 

First, two rectangle stick frames were die cut from a scrap of mix media paper.  Watercolor block stamping was used to create the background by scribbling Zig markers in rainbow colours on an acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping onto one of the rectangles.  It was set aside to dry.  The other rectangle was die cut with the snowman border die.

 

 

Initially, I was going to stack the two white stick frames, but then decided to add some sparkle and die cut a frame from a scrap of silver foil sheets.  The sentiment was silver heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle panel.  The elements were assembled on the panel before it was mounted onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the rainbow background finished off the card.

 

 

Hope to see your CAS snowman card in our gallery.  For more inspirations from our talented guest Barb and my team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
CAS WatercolourMay Challenge Rainbow
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Challenge Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple and Gold Confetti and Streamers

Hi there!  My friend Sandie’s birthday is today.  Happy birthday, Sandie!  Hope you enjoyed your special day!  I’m not sure if she has received her birthday card from me yet, but in my haste to mail it off, I forgot to take pictures of it.  However, I had extra gold streamers leftover, so I just re-made the card, except I changed up the sentiment.  This photo was my source of inspiration.

 

 

First step was to create the confetti.  Did this by placing a Falling Snow stencil on an A2 size mixed media stitched rectangle and inked with VersaMark.  Heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then used a mini blending tool to blend on Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks.  Wiped off excess ink from the embossed areas with a tissue.

 

 

Next die cut the streamers from gold foil paper.  The hooray was die cut twice — once from gold glitter paper and the other from a purple scrap piece.  Stacked and offset them for a shadow effect and then stamped the other part of the sentiment with Archival Violet ink.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
Inkspirational #160 Shades of Purple and Gold
SSS Flickr — #97 Stencil It  (used SSS Falling Snow stencil)
SSS Monday — Stencil It
SSS Wednesday — Stencil It

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  Since I needed another birthday card and I couldn’t resist playing with those cute little monkeys again, I made this fun little rainbow birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Copic-friendly black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  Used a label maker for the ‘HB2U’ sentiment.

 

 

Next, die cut a grid window from Whisper White cardstock and trimmed down to six squares.  Cut a rectangle piece also from Whisper White cardstock the same size as the grid and blended Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Twisted Citron distress oxide inks using a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours for a fuller rainbow effect.  Lightly spritz with water and blot with a paper towel to add some texture.

 

 

Adhered all elements onto a stitched A2 Whisper White panel based on the sketch #336 from Freshly Made Sketches.  Attached the panel to a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshky Made Sketch#336 Sketch by Jen M
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping It’s Just a Number

 

 

 

 

 

Little Birthday Monkeys

Hello there!  So after three weeks (gotta love the US-Canadian postal service 😝), my Mama Elephant order finally arrived and I couldn’t wait to ink up the Little Monkey Agenda stamp set to create this CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the monkeys on X-press It paper with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  These little monkeys were a bit challenging to colour due to their small size, but I persevered. 😉  Next die cut the stitched rectangle panel with the trio of peek-a-boo windows from Whisper White cardstock.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

For some colour behind the windows, ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueorint Sketch distress oxide inks on a piece of Bristol smooth paper with a mini blending tool.  Spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel for a bit of texture.  Adhered the monkeys, then mounted the panel with fun foam on a white top folding card vase for some dimension to finish.

 

 

 

These monkeys make me smile and I have other plans for them. 😂   Thank you for dropping in.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: 
CAS Colours & Sketches — #271 Sketch
CAS on Friday#132 Cute
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #370 – Sketch #23

Hellio there!  Another fortnight has passed and we are back with a new challenge at Less is More (LIM).  It is a sketch this time.  We have our February winner, Sue of Sue’s Card Craft, joining us as our guest designer.  Once again, our generous sponsor this month is Happy Little Stampers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the sketch.

 

 

And here’s my card.

 

 

I decided to create a simple sky scene with these little bees, so a stitched rectangle was die cut from Bashful Blue cardstock (retired).  Inked VersaMark through a cloud stencil and heat embossed with White Puff embossing powder (ep).  This ep is new to me and instead of a shiny raised image, it leaves a puffy texture.  Next, stamped the large and small bees on scraps of X-Press It paper, coloured them with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating dies.  The sentiment was white heat embossed with regular white ep on a black strip.  Mounted the blue panel to a white top folding card base then assembled the elements on the card.  Added clear shimmer to the bees’ wings to finish.

 

 

Entering in the following challenges:
Always Fun#55 CAS
Addicted to Stamps and More — #289 CAS
Papercraft Challenge#010 Clean and Simple
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

And that does it for me.  But our guest and my team have made some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Visit the LIM main blog post HERE to see them.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  Have a great day!