Best Buds Birthday

Hello there.  I am sharing a CAS birthday card I created for my friend Christine.  I was going to give her one of the birthday cards in my stash, but I really wanted to use my NBUS Best Buds stamp set.  She only received it today, so I couldn’t post until now

 

 

All images were stamped with Memento black ink on a Wonky Stitched X-Press It rectangle panel.  The wavy streamer and sentiment were stamped first then masked.  Next the floral image was stamped and masked.  Then the bottom of the panel was masked before Mustard Seed distress ink was added with a Clarity brush for the background.

 

 

The images were coloured with Copics and the panel was mounted with foam tape to a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer on the flowers and a few clear sequins finished off the card.

 

 

Heading to the following challenges:
Paper SmoochesJuly/August 2017 Anything Goes
CASologyWeek 263 Bud
AAA Cards Game #97 Masking
Addicted to CAS#118 Friends (birthday card for a friend)
Happy Little StampersCAS August 2017 Flower
Uniko#42 Flowers
The Cat’s Pajamas#338 How Does Your Garden Grow

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Little Stampers

Letter in a Bottle

Hi everyone.  I have a super simple card to share today.  I’m taking it back old school when letters were sent in a bottle.  😂

Stamped the bottle, paper and cork on a 5.25″ x 4″ piece of X-press It paper with London Fog Memento ink, then coloured with Copics.  Sponged on Tumbled Glass distress ink, leaving lots of white areas, to create the sky.

Heat embossed the sentiment with Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.

Mounted the piece to a top white folding card base and used a clear Spica pen to add sparkly highlights to the bottle and water to look like light is reflecting off them.

 

 

Entering this in two challenges: Challenge 170 from CAS-ual Fridays is not to use any dies and March challenge theme from Create a Smile is Letters.

 

Turtley Rock

Hi there.  I am sharing another super CAS turtley punny card today.  It seems I can’t get enough of these turtle puns.  😂

I stamped the turtles on a scrap of X-Press It paper three times, coloured them with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching die.

 

Next I used a leftover piece of Bristol smooth paper and blended Cracked Pistachio distress ink through a Concentric Circle stencil.  I used a Clarity stencil brush my friend Christine loaned me to try before buying. The verdict?  Love them and have ordered them already! 😏

Next I die cut that piece with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment in black, then mounted it to a white top folding card base with foam adhesive.  I adhered the turtles, allowing a couple of them to hang off the edge.  To finish, I added clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to their shells and a few metallic green sequins in the opposite corner to balance out the design. .

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:
The Paper Players – 335 Green and White
Paper Smooches – March Greenery
CAS-ual Fridays – CFC169 Off the Edge
Naught or Nice – 39 Feature a Creature

 

 

Birthday with Buddy

Hi there.  Just dropping in quickly to share a CAS birthday card.

I stamped the Buddy image on a white A2 X-Press It piece of paper with Memento black ink and coloured with Copic markers.  For some shimmer, I added clear glitter to the bow/ribbon on the present with my new Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen.

Next I masked off the image and lightly sponged some Real Red ink for the background.  I removed majority of the ink off on a scrap piece of paper before applying to get a soft look.  The A2 piece was then die cut out with a Wonky Stitched Rectangle.  I lightly sponged the edge as well.

The sentiment was white heat embossed on a black fishtail banner.  The stitched piece was mounted to a white top folding card base and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Cupcake Inspirations – CIC394 Black, White & Red
Addicted to Stamps and More – #229 CAS
STAMPlorations – February CAS optional twist Hot Pink

 

Wintery Hello

Hi everyone.  It seems 2017 is flying by.  I can’t believe a week has gone by already.  Anyway, with Christmas now over, I thought I had to pack away my winter themed supplies, but that is not the case.  YAY🎉  For today’s card, I made a CAS winter miss you card. I also got to check off two more new stamp sets from my NBUS list. 😁

I stamped the little critter onto some X-press It paper that my friend Christine gave me to try.  I coloured with Copics and then die cut it out with the matching die.

The Hello sentiment was die cut also from X-press It paper and coloured in Ombré blue to match parts of the hat that were also coloured in Ombré blue.  The tree branch was die cut from a scrap of white cardstock, trimmed down and then coloured with Copics.

Next I die cut a white Stitched Rectangle and then stamped the miss your face sentiment in Archival black.  I sponged some Pool Party ink for the sky background.  I mounted the stitch panel onto a top folding white card base and then assembled the card.  I added snow with a white gel pen.  As a finishing touch, I added glossy accents to the Hello sentiment and created icicles hanging off the branch.  To make the icicles glisten, I sprinkld on some Dazzling Diamond glitter.  I love that image and pairing it with that sentiment makes me laugh.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

AAA Cards – Game #81 Hello
CASology – Week 230 Cold
Less is More – #310 Colour (Ombré)
The Heart Desires – #8 Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown – Winter Critters