CAS Christmas August Challenge – Tree

Hello again!  I’m back with a second post today and Trees is this month’s theme at CAS Christmas.  I think this may be the first theme where I have too many options to choose from! 😂   I ended up picking a die and made this easy card.

 

 

First off, a stitched frame was die cut from Bristol paper using two different sizes of stitched rectangle dies.  The larger die was then used to die cut a rectangle piece from Bristol paper.   Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks were then blended on with a mini blending tool.  Spritz it with water, then with a DIY shimmer spray for some sparkle.  It’s super sparkly IRL.

 

 

Took the tree die next and die cut from that.  Heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  Assembled those two pieces together onto a regular stitched rectangle from my stash, then mounted it all onto a white card base to finish.

 

 

The fabulous Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations is back with us as our guest.  We also have two new talented designers — Colleen and Linda — joining our team and you can find out more on the blog HERE.  There you will also see more wonderful inspirations from the team.  The challenge runs till August 24th so I hope you will join us.  Thank you for stopping in.  Enjoy your day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More — #303 Holiday
Sweet Stampers — #22 Christmas in July
Dragonfly Journeys #123 Christmas in July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Die Cut Flamingo Birthday

Hello there!  We are hit with the next heat wave and the last few days have not been fun, but it could be worse so no complaints here! 😉   And I managed to squeak out a summery birthday card today.

 

 

First, the flamingo was die cut three times from scraps of X-press It paper to be stacked for dimension.  One of them was coloured with Copic Sketch markers R20, RV21, RV23, RV25 and black 100.

 

 

A rectangle panel was die cut next from Whisper White cardstock, then Cool Caribbean dye ink (retired) was sponged through a Leafy Frame stencil.  Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

 

 

For some sparkle, spritz it with a DIY shimmer spray.  Mounted the panel with foam tape onto a white top folding card base and added three white sequins to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up — July challenge Colour Your Diecuts (+ stamping + diecutting+ stencilling + sponging + heat embossing + shimmer spray)
Just Us Girls — #450 Color Week Aqua, Pink and White
SSS Flickr #102 Favourite Technique (diecutting)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seize the Birthday – Stripes

 

Hi there.  I’m back today with my second guest designer card for Seize the Birthday and the optional topping this round is Stripes.

 

 

I chose to use the toppings again to create this colourful birthday card.

 

 

First, stamped the dragon and cake piece with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock.  Coloured them with Copics then fussy cut them out.  Used my paper trimmer to cut a piece of mixed media paper down to A2 size.  Blended Distress Oxide inks (Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean) with a mini blending tool.  Overlapped the colours to get secondary colours.  Spritz with water and lifted with a paper towel for some texture.

 

 

Next, die cut the Large Stripe cover plate from regular white cardstock then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.  Finished by adhering the elements onto a white top folding card base.

 

 

 

And that does it for me, but click HERE to see the beautiful birthday cards from the fabulous design team at Seize the Birthday.  Hope you will join us!  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs  Mix It Up Challenge #45
Always Happy Birthday  July Challenge Birthday Anything Goes optional Birthday Cake
Inkspirational  #165 Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More  #301 Anything Goes
SSS Wednesday Challenge Use a Die/Punch

 

 

 

 

 

Birthday Cheers

Hello there.  I have a summer birthday card using another image I coloured with Copics on day 17 of the Daily Marker coloring challenge last month.

 

 

I don’t have the matching die yet, so the penguin was fussy cut out.  Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks were blended through a Leafy Frame stencil on mixed media paper.  It was then spritz with water and die cut out with a Stitched Rectangle.

 

 

Cheers’ was die cut out from scraps of white cardstock three times and stacked. It was adhered to black cardstock then fussy cut around to give it a shadow.  Finally, ‘let’s celebrate’ was white heat embossed on a black strip.  The panel was mounted with foam tape on a white top folding card base and Crystal Glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a wonderful week!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More — #300 Happy Birthday
Always Fun — #66 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr — #101 Summertime Fun
SSS Monday — Summer Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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