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Eturtle Love

Hi everyone.  I’m back today with a second punny CAS turtle Valentine’s/love card. Once you see the sentiment, you’ll know where my inspiration came from. 😂 I had so much fun with my turtle Valentine’s card yesterday that I decided to break out another NBUS set with a turtle.  And here’s my card.

On a white A2 size piece of X-press It paper, I stamped the turtles with Memento black ink and coloured with YG01, YG03, YG17, G99 Copic markers.  I then masked them and blended Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress inks for a watery background.  For texture I spritz with water, then dabbed with a paper towel to lift some colour.

 

With some creative masking and my MISTI, I customized the eturtle sentiment and white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  I cut around the right flipper of the right turtle to tuck the sentiment strip under.

Next I die cut the piece with a Stitch Rectangle before adhering it on a white top folding card base.  To finish, I added clear Wink of Stella to the heart-shaped shells and added a few clear droplets because I thought they kinda look like bubbles.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Less is More – #314 Colour Wheel 3 Adjacent Colours (blue, aqua, green)
Create a Smile – February Lovely
AAA Cards – #83 Shape Your Love
Addicted to Stamps and More – #228 Holiday (Vantine’s)
Addicted to CAS – #104 Pets

 

 

 

Winter Wishes

Hi there.  Today I am sharing a fun CAS Christmas card.

To keep it CAS and to create dimensions without adding any layers, I double dry embossed an A2 size piece of white cardstock with a Wave embossing folder (EF) and a Circle Peek-a-Boo die.  Then I trimmed it down to 5-1/4″x4″.

I die cut a reverse circle mask and placed it around the circle.  I then heat embossed snowflakes with VersaMark ink and clear embossing powder. Next I masked a slope within the circle then sponged Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink (retired) and Blueprint Sketch inks to create the sky.  This sky colour combo is definitely outside the box for me, but I like it.

I stamped Waddles skiing on a scrap of white cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  I added snow with a white gel pen.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.  The panel was mounted onto a white card base and clear Wink of Stella was added to the hat to finish.  I thought the double embossed background was enough, so no embellishments.

In that stamp set, there is a great image to create a coffee themed card, so I made a similar card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop .  Because I used the other wave EF in the duo set on this card and it gives a more subtle embossed look, I added a few sequins on this one.

Updated to Add:  Please note that the circle is not inlaid. The double emboss technique dry embosses both patterns of the EF and the die on one single layer of cardstock with no die cutting involved.  There is only dry embossing.  The only die cutting I did was with Waddles.  I am having trouble finding the video where I saw this technique, but when I do find it, I will update and link it here.

Update with Link:  Good News!  I found the link!  I was searching the wrong terms.  Anywho, the technique is shown towards the end of this video HERE.

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Your Next Stamp – Sketch Challenge #54
Merry Monday – #226 Winter Fun
Send a Smile 4 Kids – Winter Fun 4 Kids
CAS Mix Up – December Stamping + Sponging + Your Choice (embossing, die cut)
Addicted to Stamps and More – #224 CAS
MarkerPop – #110 Winter
Simon Says Stamps – National Christmas Card Day

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

Busted!

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Happy Monday everyone!  Last week MFT did a third session of Camp Create. Naturally, I went camping for the third time and joined in the fun!  As in previous sessions, they had 5 challenges.  I completed all 5 this weekend to earn all 5 badges and to be entered in the grand prize drawing. You can get a closer look at my entries on my Instagram account.

With it being the final Camp Create session this summer, there was a bonus farewell challenge.  The challenge was to create a one layer card.  My card today was an idea that I’ve had floating around in my head ever since I saw MFT’s Adorable Elephants stamp set.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

My idea was to have these elephants get busted for sneaking a cupcake treat.  If they weren’t so cute and innocent-looking, they would be in so much trouble. *lol*  To create this one layer scene card, there was A LOT of masking. My MISTI was a must-have in lining up my stamps and planning out my card.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

I created the grass edge and window masks with a die. All other masks were stamped on masking tape and fussy cut out. The wall was created by ink blending Old Paper and Spiced Marmalade distress inks through a brick wall stencil before all masks were removed.  I flicked grass blades with a couple of green Copic markers to create texture. For  depth and dimension, I added shading to the left side of the elephants and under the window.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

For a little bit more dimension and interest, I heat embossed the sentiment, added glossy accents to the cherry and added clear Wink of Stella to the tops of the cupcakes.

One layer card created for Camp Create session 3 Bonus Challenge.

This card took a bit of time, but I love the end result, especially since I’ve been wanting to do it for so long.  All 3 sessions of Camp Create was so much fun and I was glad to be able to participate.

 

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I am entering in the following challenges:

MFT Camp Create – Single Layer Savvy
AAA Cards – Game #71 Blending
SSS Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Go Wild
Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

 

All Smiles?

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Hello and Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. I am still trying to catch up on my list of birthday cards, so today I have a one layer masculine birthday card that I made for my nephew.  I think he will get a kick out of this.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

This puppy image makes me smile.  I stamped him onto white cardstock using Intense Black ink.  I stamped him again onto masking tape then cut him out to create a mask.  I masked him then masked the upper portion so I can create the brick wall beneath him. I used a brick stencil and blending tool to add Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe inks over top.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

I colored him with Copics.  I wanted to give him texture so this was my first time attempting to do that with the Colorless Blender.  I need practice that’s for sure.

Masculine Birthday Card created with FMS241, CASology Week 202 Masculine, GSD Share Your Design and Time Out #59 Masculine with optional Twist of Mixed Media.

The sentiment was stamped with VersaMark on black cardstock and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  To finish, I mounted the panel onto a top folding Kraft card base.

 

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches 241
CASology Week 202 – Masculine
Gerda Steiner Designs Challenge – 22nd Share Your Design
Time Out Challenge 59 – Masculine with Optional Mixed Media

 

Sailing in the Blue

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Hello there.  I am needing a Father’s Day card, so my card today is an easy masculine card.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

To create the water, I made a couple of edge masks from acetate using snow drifts dies.  I masked the bottom 1″ off with temporary adhesive tape.  Then using the acetate masks, I created sections of water to sponge in different colors of blue distress inks.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

The sun is a circle die-cut from watercolor paper then watercolored with distress inks. The sailboat and seagulls were die cut 3 times from white cardstock using the Out To Sea die. I just used my scissors to cut out the images that I wanted from the die. I stacked the 3 sailboats together for dimension, and left the seagulls as a single layer. The greeting is stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock.

Sailing Father's Day card created for challenges Cutsin Call, CAS June Mix Up, CAS with optional twist blue, Fusion Something Blue, Cards in Envy No Girls Allowed

I added white fun foam to the panel before mounting it on a top folding white card base. I stamped Happy Father’s Day on the inside to complete my card.

 

 

Challenges:

Stamplorations – Anything CAS Goes Optional Color Twist: Blue
Curtain Call – Inspiration Challenge: Sail On
CAS Mix Up Challenge – Stamping + Die-cut + your choice
Fusion Challenge – Something Blue Sketch
Cards in Envy – No Girls Allowed

Magical Day

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Boy, it was a busy long weekend.  And today I finally got a chance to play in My Crafting Closet to make this fun CAS birthday card.

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock.  I stamped the Magical Unicorn image and sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink so that I can color with Copics.

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

Next, I created a mask for the unicorn and masked off the unicorn.  I  ink blended over a sunray stencil with distress inks and mini blending tool to create the background.  Once again, for a bit of shimmer I added some clear Wink of Stella to the unicorn’s mane and tail.  I love this product because it’s mess free!

YNS Magical Unicorn, birthday card, color challenges 39, AAA Card Challenge Game 65

I mounted the stitched piece on white fun foam cut slightly smaller and finished with some blue sequins.

 

Challenges:

AAA Card Challenge – birthday theme.
They are celebrating their 2nd birthday.  Lots going on over there with many prizes to be won.
YNS Color Challenge 39

 

 

Koala Celebrate Card

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Here’s another of my punch art cards from my Punch Art class today.  This punch art koala was super easy to do.  Normally I ink the edges of each piece with the same color as the cardstock to darken and define them, but this time I lightened them with white ink and a sponge dauber.  Punches used were:

Head – 1-3/8″ Circle
Ears – 7/8″ Scallop Circle, 1/2″ Circle
Nose – Word Window
Eyes – Owl Builder
Arm – Small Oval
Leg – 3/4″x15/16″ Oval
Fingers/Toes – Boho BlossomsNormally

punch art koala bear hanging onto a flying balloon

I really wanted to play along in the Make It Monday Challenge 248 Ink Blending Through Die Cut Masks because the sample was so pretty and the technique is so easy.  I created a mask from the balloon die in Blueprints 26 and then stamped the sentiment from PTI Big Favorites #9 Mini stamp set.  This mini stamp set is actually a Christmas greeting set, but I just cut the Celebrate word apart to make it work for my card.  I created a mask slightly larger than the Celebrate sentiment before I blended Soft Sky ink and Certainly Celery ink through the mask and over top. I wanted the pink balloon to stand out, so it’s actually a larger balloon diecut from white cardstock and ink blended in the same manner as the smaller mask balloons.

Ink blended punch art koala celebrate card.

I removed the mask from the sentiment to reveal a sentiment with a white border and make it stand out on the card. Initially, I was going to have the koala hang from the string, but I thought it would be more fun if the koala was holding onto the balloon itself. The string was die cut from white cardstock using the PTI Balloon Strings die.  I cut the string around the sentiment rather than having it go through the sentiment.