Summer Sailing

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!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
CAS WatercolourJune 2017 Summer
CAS(E) this SketchCTS#227
Happy Little StampersJune 2017 CAS Smoosh
STAMPlorationsJune 2017 Anything CAS Goes optional color twist Masculine Colors

 

 

 

Sailing in the Blue

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

 

 

 

Custom Out To Sea Stamp

Hello everyone.  It’s Sunday and I have a one layer card to share using the inlaid die cutting technique.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

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?

Custom Out To Sea Die Stamp

Of course, I bought it. Otherwise, I couldn’t have made this card. 😉  I took the die (pictured left above) and created my own custom stamp from fun foam (pictured right 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.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

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.

Out To Sea card for HLS May CAS. Challenge Inlaid Die Cutting and Penny Black and More May Challenge Anything Goes

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.)

 

Challenges:

HLS CAS Challenge – May 2016 Inlaid Die Cutting
Penny Black and More Challenge – Anything Goes