CAS Christmas June Reminder – Masculine

 

Hello there!  This is the reminder post for the June CAS Christmas Masculine Card Challenge.  There is one week left to get your entries in.  Here’s my card.

 

 

Man’s best friend was my inspiration. 😊   Started by die cutting an A2 size stitched rectangle panel from Kraft cardstock.  Next stamped the puppy with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.

 

 

I wanted to create a Christmas tree scene since he’s all tangled up in lights.  To keep it CAS, I decided to faux dry emboss the “tree” in the background by die cutting a couple of pine branches (forgot brand) from Kraft cardstock and adhering them to the left-hand side.  The sentiment was gold heat embossed on a black strip.  Mounted the sentiment strip and the puppy with foam tape for a little dimension.  To finish, added white liquid appliqué to the hat brim/pompom, and Crystal Glaze to the lights.

 

 

Our fabulous guest, Bobby from Bits and Pieces, and my team have made some wonderful masculine cards to inspire you.  You can check them out HERE.  Challenge ends next Sunday on June 24th.  Hope to see you in the gallery.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Time Out — #111 Holidays optional twist one layer
CAS Colours & SketchChallenge #276 Sketch
Sweet Stampers — #21 Animals

 

 

 

 

 

Wow!

Hello there!  Dropping in quickly to share a fun silly masculine card good for multiple occasions.

 

 

On a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock, stamped the elephant with Memento black ink.  Masked it and stamped the bee.  Masked the bee and the ground, then ink blended Mustard Seed distress ink through a Warp Speed stencil with a Clarity brush.

 

 

Removed the stencil and ink blended more Mustard Seed ink around the image with a mini blending tool.  For more definition to the ground line, blended what ink remained on the black mini blending tool.  Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Black heat embossed the sentimentthen adhered the panel to a black/white card base to finish.

 

 

Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges: to
The Daily Marker — 30 Day Coloring Challenge 
Animal Friends#63 Elephant
The Sisterhoid of CraftersAnimal Crackers  
CAS-ual Fridays — #201 Boys of Summer
Sweet Stampers — #21 Animals
Creative with Stamps  — #27 Cute Animaks
Papercraft  — #13  Children
Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male

 

 

 

 

 

Less is More #364 Music

Hi everyone.  So my recovery from the flu took a turn this week and I got hit with it again! 😔   Still not feeling great, but I am happy February is here.  Not only to put January behind me, but also to celebrate Less is More’s (LIM) 7th birthday!   We have a fun jam packed month with multiple guests, two sponsors (one for each challenge) and some prizes!  To kick things off, we have a Music theme challenge this fortnight.  Our first generous sponsor for this challenge is Uniko.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUU…

 

 

In honour of LIM’s 7th birthday, I made a birthday card.  On an A2 piece of Neenah cardstock, the puppies were stamped with Memento black ink and masked.  The bottom area was then masked and Sahara Sand ink was blended with a Clarity brush through a brick stencil to create the wall background.

 

 

Masks were removed and the pups were coloured with Copics.  In the middle of colouring the pup on the left, my marker leaked a big inky mess.  Has that ever happened to you?  I really didn’t want to start over, so I salvaged it as best I could.  To show the singing intonation, ‘happy birthday’ was shadow stamped with Smoky Slate ink..  It didn’t turn out the way I had pictured, so ‘to you’ was stamped normally in black.  Stamped the music notes (discontinued) in black and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Seize the BirthdayAnything Goes Birthday optional topping Candles
Watercooler Wednesday#155 Anything Goes
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

When I feel better, I may make the other card I had in mind.  But for now, our special guests and my team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and you can see them all HERE. Hope you will help us celebrate and link up your musical cards.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Puppies

Hello everyone.   I have, not one, but eight Christmas cards to share today.  Unfortunately, none of the recipients have received their cards before this post, so I hope they will like them when they do. 😉

 

 

I placed the four puppy images in my MISTI and stamped them with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper twice and coloured them with Copics.  I coloured one set red and the other blue.  I was planting to use Kraft with all of them and make them all the same, but when I went through my bags of scraps, I found various pieces and snippets that would allow each to be slightly different. Most of the images were die cut out with a circle die and paired with a Merry Christmas frame.  A few were die cut out with the coordinating die and added to different backgrounds.

 

 

snippet: embossed red stripe square

 

 

snippet: grid stencilled Kraft panel

 

 

snipoet: embossed woodgrain Kraft panel… I just sponged Kraft ink on top so the details would show better.

 

 

snippets: white stitched panel, Kraft tag and red ribbon… I just stencilled Kraft ink through a Radiating Rays stencil to create the background

 

 

snippet: I found one white double embossed panel and liked how the circle frame nestled perfectly into the circle area so I double embossed a second piece.

 

 

snippet: navy blue panel… there were actually two panels so I just kept this one very simple and silver heat embossing the sentiment

 

 

snippets: silver Christmas die cut sentiment and the other navy blue panel… I just die cut a stripe panel from white cardstock and stamped happy and wishes

 

That does it for this post.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

Heading over to the following challenges:
MarkerPop – 12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge (day 3 Be Merry, day 5 Add a Tag & day 6 Holiday Critters)
Pixie’s Snippets PlaygroundWeeks 311 & 312 Use Snippets
Uniko#44 Christmas
The Male RoomChristmas/Winter Wishes/&December Celebrations (puppies are man’s best friend 😉)
Simon Says Stamps  — 2017 Christmas Card Day

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Cocoa Wishes

Hello there.  I have another Christmas card to share today.  In honour of National Cocoa Day, I made a cocoa inspired Christmas card.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any cocia sentiments, but I will have to rectify that in the new year. 😂

 

 

Masked and stamped the images with black Memento ink on Neenah cardstock.  Masked the bottom of the panel and blended Tumbled Glass distress ink around the image, and then went back in and ink blended through a Sun Ray stencil.

 

 

Removed all masks and coloured with Copics.  Next, stamped the steam with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  I wanted a subtle effect, but it may be too subtle.  Added clear shimmer to the rays then black heat embossed the sentiment.

 

 

For some interest, the panel was die cut with a stitched scallop frame.  A second frame was die cut to stack for a bit of dimension.  Mounted all pieces onto a white top folding card base and added clear sparkly sequins to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
MarkerPop12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge (day 12 No Theme Anything Goes Christmas)
Merry Monday#269 Color Challenge (using the blues and greens)
Coffee Loving Cardmakers2017 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop
Happy Little StampersDecember Christmas Anything Goes optional twist Stencil