Hi everyone. I have a really easy CAS general card to share today. It was prompted by the new sketch today at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I found a leftover watercolor piece smooshed with Salty Ocean distress ink. It made me think of creating a summer sailing scene with it, so I smooshed Peacock Feathers on the bottom for the water. It was dried with a heat tool and then die cut with a stitched rectangle.
The sentiment was black heat embossed with Versafine ink and clear embossing powder. The sailboat and seagulls were die cut from white cardstock 3x to be stacked for dimension.
I wanted the water to glisten in the light, so I used a clear Spica pen to add sparkle. And that is it. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!
Hello there. I am needing a Father’s Day card, so my card today is an easy masculine card.
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.
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.
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.
Hello everyone. It’s Sunday and I have a one layer card to share using the inlaid die cutting technique.
I haven’t seen a sailboat stamp I really liked, so when I saw this image online, I knew I had to buy it. BUT (and here’s the kicker) this wasn’t a stamp! The image that I saw was actually a die from Penny Black called Out To Sea. Now the dilemma–Should I still buy it?
Of course, I bought it. Otherwise, I couldn’t have made this card. 😉 I took the die (picturedleft above) and created my own custom stamp from fun foam (picturedright above). You may have noticed that I was able to reverse the image. I used a temporary adhesive to adhere my custom fun foam stamp to an acrylic block. In this case, I used my 2-way glue pen, allowing it to dry clear for the temporary adhesive before pressing it to the block. This is one great way to stretch your dies.
I inked up my “stamp” with VersaMark and stamped it onto a piece of watercolor paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder then watercolored with distress inks. Once it dried, I cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle die with stitching on both sides of the cut line. I used the 3rd and 4th largest dies to cut a stitched frame from thick white cardstock.
Next I dry embossed the thick cardstock by running it through the Big Shot with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder. With the pieces die cut out, I inlaid them back into the thick dry embossed cardstock before die cutting the happy sentiment below. I mounted this piece onto a white card base and then inlaid a black happy die cut to finish. With everything inlaid, this is a one layer card.
UPDATED: I forgot to add that I left the sentiment with just happy to be filled in later once I decide what type of card I want it to be (ie. birthday, Father’s Day, etc.)