Guest Designer for Inkspirational

Hi everyone.  I am here today to share another spring themed card as the guest designer for Inkspirational challenge #132 Spring.

My card was based on rainbows and the phrase April showers.

The sky background was created with a diecut cloud border stencil, a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass distress ink on a white Stitched Rectangle.

The NBUS umbrellas were die cut from scraps of smooth Bristol paper.  The solid umbrellas were coloured with various rainbow colour distress Oxide inks with a mini blending tool.  They were then spritz with water, and after a few seconds, blotted with a paper towel.  Once completely air dried, the umbrella outlines were adhered on top.  For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to each section. Had I thought of it beforehand, I would have added the shimmer to the whole solid umbrella before attaching the outline.

The NBUS sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink before the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base to be assembled.

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Time Out – #80 Inspired by Words “When it rains look for rainbows…”
Uniko – Spring with optional twist of Easter
SSS MondayMake a Rainbow
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up #30
NBUS –  April Fool’s Boo-Boo & NBUS#11

 

NBUS Lily

Hi there.  Today’s CAS card was unexpected.  There is a new NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge I wanted to try.  I found out about this challenge from Di at Pixie’s Crafty Workshop who posted  a heads up about it last week.  Like many of you crafters out there,  I am so guilty of purchasing with good intentions, and then letting them collect dust.  There is just so much good schtuff out there and so little time to use them. *lol*  Needless to say, I have a large stash of NBUS, which made deciding what NBUS to use first the toughest part of creating today’s card!  So my chosen NBUS is this stamp set To Have & To Hold, which was purchased several months ago.  This is a wedding stamp set, but I saw potential for more.

Card created for challenges CAS-ual Fridays #155 Black & White with a Pop of Color, HLS CAS Masking, HLS CASE Gloria Lee, NBUS #7 and Pixie's Snippets Playground #244.

First, I die cut a heart mask and masked the centre of a white A2 Stitched Rectangle.  I created the masks for the lilies by stamping them on labelling tape with Archival black ink and fussy cutting them out.  I then stamped the lilies around the heart mask, masking each lily before stamping the next.

Card created for challenges CAS-ual Fridays #155 Black & White with a Pop of Color, HLS CAS Masking, HLS CASE Gloria Lee, NBUS #7 and Pixie's Snippets Playground #244.

I removed the lily masks and left the heart mask in place while I colored and shaded the lilies with a black Polychromous pencil for a black and white look.  For a pop of color, I removed the heart mask and stamped the sending sentiment with Velvet dye ink and VersaMark.  I heat embossed it with a clear glitter embossing powder.

Card created for challenges CAS-ual Fridays #155 Black & White with a Pop of Color, HLS CAS Masking, HLS CASE Gloria Lee, NBUS #7 and Pixie's Snippets Playground #244.

The red glitter hugs die-cut was a snippet I didn’t end up using when I created THIS card and opted for a white glitter hugs sentiment.  For dimension, I die cut 2 more hugs from white cardstock and stacked them.  To finish I added a few sparkling clear sequins and mounted it onto a white card base.  With all the masking this is a one layer card.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays – CFC155 Black & White with a Pop of Color
HLS CAS – August 2016 Masking
HLS CASE the Designer – August 2016 Gloria Lee
NBUS – Challenge #7
Pixie’s Snipoets Playground – Week 244