CAS Christmas June Challenge – Masculine

 

Hi there.  The June CAS Christmas card challenge starts today and as you can see from the graphic above, the theme is Masculine.  I usually resort to neutral tones for masculine cards, but this time I decided to brighten things up.  I stuck to the blue end of the colour spectrum and created this fun card.

 

 

To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from mixed media paper.  Blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool for the background.  Spritz with water and lifted the colours with a paper towel.  Stamped the penguin with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Next, die cut each letter (unknown) three times from white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Stamped ‘sending’ (discontinued) in black, then adhered the panel to a white top folding card base.  Assembled the card, popping the penguin up with foam tape.  Added snow with a white gel pen and crystal glaze on the letters to finish.  It was tough not to add shimmer, but kept reminding myself it needed to be masculine. 😂

 

 

 

Our talented April winner, Bobby of Bits and Pieces, is our guest designer this month.  Make sure to pop on over to the main blog post HERE to see the fabulous cards Bobby and my team have made to inspire you.  The challenge runs till June 24th, so there is plenty of time to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Merry Monday — #292 Penguins
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Snippets Playground#327
Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male
Watercooler Wednesday#172 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps — #27 Cute Animals
SSS Monday — Masculine 
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Big Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hi there.  Okay, I’m back to quickly share another fun rainbow birthday card.  If you can’t tell yet, I love rainbow colour cards. 😂

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

The hat was stamped first, followed by the middle elephant, then the two smaller elephants last.  Each image was masked in between.  The bottom 1” area was masked next before distress inks in rainbow colours were blended on with a mini blending tool.

 

 

Masks were then removed and the elephants were coloured with cool gray Copic markers.  Added clear shimmer to the rainbow background for some sparkle.  Stamped the sentiment in black and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

An easy one.  And I may or may not have another rainbow birthday card to share. 😂   Until next time.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a nice day!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges: 
Winnie & WalterRerun #28 Welcone to the Family with Evelin T
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys 
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happiest of Birthdays

Hi there.  Green is not just for St. Patrick’s Day! 😉  Here’s a birthday card I created using a NBUS stamp set I’ve had for quite a while.

 

 

To begin, the wreath and some individual leaf images were stamped on X-press It paper with black Memento ink.  The individual leaves were used to fill in the sparse areas on the wreath and make it look fuller.  They were coloured with Copics, then fussy cut out since I don’t have the matching dies.

 

 

Then on a Wonky Stitched Rectangle panel die cut from hot press watercolor paper, masking was used to clear heat emboss the music strip background.  Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint distress inks were applied to it with a Clarity brush and excess ink was wiped off with a tissue for a little emboss resist.  The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  I was going to add some green sequins, but decided to add some green splatters instead.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a white top folding cardbase before all elements were assembled.  To give the wreath some depth, shading was added with a gray colored pencil.  Crystal glaze on the green leaves finished off the card.

 

And that is all.  Thank you for visiting. Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays#195 Going Green
Memory BoxMarch Green  (Watching the World Bloom stamp set)
CAS(E) this Sketchsketch #263
AAA Cards#111 Use only One Third
Always Happy BirthdayMarch Birthday Anything Goes
Time Out#105 4th Birthday ‘Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter