Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.

 

The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Animals

Hi there.  I’m back again this time with a watercolour card, which is a little outside my comfort zone.  But it was fun nonetheless.

Not a lot of steps to describe here. Let’s just say there was a lot of stamping and masking starting from the truck at the bottom and working upwards. The images are from Party Animals and Go Wild stamp sets.

Black Archival ink was used to stamp the images on watercolor paper.  Only the truck was black heat embossed.  I was going to black heat embossed all images, but changed my mind after the truck.  Watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush.  For texture, spritz the sky and ground with water and dabbed with a paper towel.  Also, added some blue splatters.

Die cut with a Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle and mounted it on to a white top folded card base.  I was temptied to add some clear shimmer, but that would be silly for a wild jungle scene 😂, so Glossy Accents was added to the stamped sentiments and the headlights to finish.

Thank you for coming by.  See you next time

 

 

 

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
MarkerPop – #118 Watercolor People & Animals
Mod Squad – Wheels
Cupcake Inspirations – CIC404 Animals
Happy Little Stampers – April 2017 Watercolour Anything Goes with optional twist Rainbow

Smiling Unicorn

Happy Good Friday everyone!  Hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start. I just had to squeeze in another bright and cheery rainbow card before Easter.  This card makes me smile. 😉

Masks were created from a Stitched Snow Drift die and Labeling Tape. Using the mask as a guide, the sentiment was set up in my MISTI in the shape of the curve and black heat embossed on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The sentiment was then masked off and distress inks were blended in rainbow colours.  For sparkle, the rainbow area was spritz with a DIY shimmer spray.

Next, the unicorn was stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics.  The present from the same set was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper then fussy cut out.  Clear Wink of Stella was added to the present and horn, and a few Crystal Clear sequins finished this card off.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Easter to all who celebrate.

 

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Addicted to CAS – Smile
CAS-ual Fridays – Rainbows
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS #283
Happy Little Stampers – April CAS Blend

 

Juggling Fun

Hi everyone.  For today’s card, I actually got the idea a while back when I saw a snowman image looking upwards and juggling presents.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember where I saw it, but then THIS CARD reminded me of it again.

I wanted to participate in the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop, so I used coffee cups instead.

On a white Stitched Rectangle panel, I masked off the bottom for the snowy ground. I blended Blueprint Sketch and Tumbled Glass distress inks for a wintery sky. Next I white heat embossed the sentiment. For a snowy look, I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.

I stamped the deer and cups with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics then fussy cut them out.

I adhered the images onto the panel, then splattered some white shimmer paint to create more snow.  In keeping with my goal to create two cards, I did create the other card using presents

I am also entering this in SSS Monday Challenge Let There Be Snow

Sweet Joy

Hi there.  Still plugging away at Christmas cards, but now for my own personal use, especially now that I’ve donated all my cards – yikes😱!  So today I am sharing a sweet CAS Christmas card.

The Candy Stripe background was stamped with Real Red dye ink.  The gingerbread and hat were stamped with Memento black ink, coloured with Copics and then fussy cut and die cut out, respectively.  The candy cane was die cut from red and white cardstock.

I sponged on some Squeezed Lemonade for the background. For shimmer and sparkle, I spritz with DIY shimmer spray. The sentiment (wishing you, joy) was stamped with Versafine ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I assembled the card onto a white cardbase and finished with a few white snowflake sequins.  I made two versions of this card.  The main difference on the other card (pictured right below) was sponging Real Red ink through a Candy Cane stencil instead of stamping the stripe background.

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Curtain Call – Sweet
Cards in Envy – Wouldn’t that be SWEET?
Merry Monday – #225 Candy Cane
MarkerPop – #109 Color
CAS(E) this Sketch – CTS#201
AAA Cards – #79 Christmas
CAS on Sunday – #97 Christmas
Fantasy Stampers – #77 CAS Christmas