Guest Designer for CAS on Friday Challenge #139 – Butterflies

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards — #121 Friendship
Addicted to Stamps and More — #304 CAS
Tuesday Throwdown — #404 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August CAS Challenge Die Cuts
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #374 – Bits Box

Hello everyone!  We have a new challenge today at Less is More (LIM).  We are asking you to use items from your Bits Box.  There are different terms for it (UFOs, snippets, etc.), but basically, they are those pieces we didn’t use or made a bunch of and stored away for another day.  Well, now is the day to dig them out! 😉   Our wonderful April winner, Skye from Blue Sky, is our guest.  Our generous sponsor is Uniko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTERFLY WILDFLOWERS

 

The Encrusted Jewel butterfly (love the dimension and sparkle from this fun and addicting technique!) and triple stacked Wildflowers were from my bits box.  I wanted to create a ‘trellis garden scene’ with them, so on a regular white diecut Stitched Rectangle, Twisted Citron distress ink was blended through a grid stencil (retired) with a Clarity brush.

 

 

Mixed gold Gansai Tambi paint with water and splattered for more texture.  Stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with fun foam to a top folding card base for dimension then assembled to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — June Challenge Layered Embossing Powder (+stamping+diecutting+stencilng+heat embossing+splatter)
Double D — Butterflies
Snippets Playground — Challenge #328
That’s Crafty — A Sumner’s Day

 

 

 

 

For more ideas and inspirations from Skye and my teamies, head on over to the LIM blog post HERE.  Hope to see you linking your creations in our gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #373 – Friendship

Happy Saturday everyone!  Ready for our next challenge at Less is More (LIM)?  Our theme this fortnight is Friendship!  Easy, right?… and the possibilities are endless.  Bev, the owner and designer for Uniko, is joining us as both our guest and sponsor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLESSED FRIENDSHIP

 

 

Yellow is associated with friendship, so I thought sunflowers would fit the bill. 😉  To start, a stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the sunflower cluster with Memento black ink, and masking each image.  Next blended Mowed Lawn distress ink in the corner with a mini blending tool.  For subtle shading around the flowers, used a Clarity brush.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Mounted the panel on a white top folding card base and adhered the white embossed black sentiment strip.  Added clear shimmer and glossy accents to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Inspired By  — Summer on the Porch
Always Fun — 61 Summer Fun
SSS MondayAll Things Bright and Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMOUFLAGE FRIEND

 

 

I didn’t intend on another floral card, but after enjoying the colouring process on this card, I wanted to do it again and get more pencil coloring practice in.  So just like that other card, stamped the image on Toned Tan paper with VersaMark ink, coloured with Polychromos and Chameleon pencils, then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Die cut ‘Friend’ from the image and popped it up on black fun foam for the dimensional camouflage die cut technique.  White heat embossed ‘happy birthday’ on a black strip.  Finished with some clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins.

 

 

Challenges:
AAA Cards  — Game #116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Flower Challenge — #21 Use a Previous Challenge    (chose #14 CAS)
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC173 Tenia’s Feminine Anything Goes 
Always Happy Birthday — June Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Summer Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional topping Beachy Birthday

 

 

That’s it for me and now over to you!  To see the beautiful creations Bev and my team have made to inspire you to play along, please click HERE.  Can’t wait to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meow-asculine Card

Hi there!  Dropping in with a really quick fun masculine card.

 

 

First, die cut a stitched rectangle from X-press It paper then stamped the image with Intense Black ink.

 

 

Masked them, and stamped the banner.  Coloured in the images with Copics, then black heat embossed the sentiment.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a top folding Certainly Celery (retired) card base and added dots to the banner with a white gel pen to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches  — #338 Sketch by Kim
Your Next Stamp — Color #90
SSS MondayMasculine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #372 Thinking of You

Hello there!  A new challenge starts today at Less is More (LIM) and for this fortnight, it’s our one layer card (OLC) challenge with a Thinking of You theme.  Once again our wonderful sponsor this month is Winnie and Walter and they are generously offering this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINKING BUNNY

 

 

I rarely ever make thinking of you cards, but took this opportunity to practice my pencil colouring and use this cutie again.  To begin, stamped the bunny with Intense Black ink on a Certainly Celery (retired) card base.  Coloured him with a white Prismacolor pencil and added shading with pink and grey Polychromos pencils.

 

 

Used a black Polychromos pencil and a t-ruler to create and colour a black sentiment strip.  White heat embossed the sentiment from the same set, then framed him by embossing with a couple of rectangle dies to finish.

 

 

Challenges:
Always Fun — #59 Anything Goes
As You Like It — Favouritr: Flora or Fauna  (can’t go wrong with either, but adorable critters seem to steal my heart… and this little bunny is just too darn cute)
The House that Stamps BuiltAnything Goes M2318

 

 

 

That’s it for me, but be sure to pop over to the LIM blog post HERE to see all the fabulous OLCs my team has created to inspire you.  Hope you will play along.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!