Hello there! It’s Christmas in July (and every month for that matter 😂) here at CAS Christmas. This month’s theme is Poinsettia! And here’s my card.
I started by white heat embossing the poinsettia three times on scraps of Bristol paper. Watercolored them with a watercolor brush and a couple of blue Zig markers. Added clear shimmer for some sparkle and then fussy cut them out.
Next, created an antique frame by die cutting an opening in the center of a white A2 size Bristol piece. Adhered the top and bottom two poinsettias directly onto the card base itself. Popped up with mounting tape the middle one and the frame for dimension. Silver heat embossed the sentiment on a white strip and adhered to finish.
Marina of My Perfect Life was our May winner and is now our wonderful guest this month. Be sure to head on over to the main blog post HERE to see the beautiful cards she and my teammies have made to inspire you to play along. As always, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your day!
Hello there. I am excited and honoured to be the guest designer for Time Outchallenge #89. It is their Home Sweet Home photo challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations. Here’s the photo inspiration.
There are so many things in this photo to be inspired by. I just couldn’t ignore that huge world map plastered across the wall as well as the masculine colour pallet. And this is what resulted.
The world image is from a discontinued embossing folder (EF). Using a rubber brayer, the flat side of the embossing folder was inked with Crumb Cake. An A2 size piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was added to the EF and embossed with the Big Shot. Next, it was trimmed down and matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
Wishing was die cut twice from navy cardstock and stacked, The sentiment was white heat embossed on a navy strip as well.
The panel was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base and glossy accents added to Wishing finished off the card.
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Hello there. I received my order from Simon Says Stamps yesterday and knew I had to ink up one of their stamp sets right away. I also wanted to try something a little different for today’s simple friendship card.
It was coloured with white and black pencils. First time colouring on colour cardstock other than Kraft and it’s kinda cool. I may have to try this more often. For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to the petals and buds. It’s hard to tell, but it is really sparkly against the black IRL.
I didn’t have a nice yellow colour cardstock, so the friend sentiment was die cut from a scrap of X-Press It paper and coloured with Y06 Copic marker. Ok, so my Copics didn’t truly get a break after all, 😂 For dimension, friend was die cut from black cardstock three more times. The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and some Clear Rain Drops finished off the card.
My niece, Jasmine (aka Jas), is turning 12 on Monday. What better way to personalise her birthday card then to add her name using an alphabet die set. The masking technique and Memento black ink were used to stamp the elephant, mouse and balloon on an A2 stitched rectangle. They were masked and pink shading was added with a Clarity brush for the background. The images and die cut letters were coloured with Copics. The sentiment was white heat embossed on a dark grey cardstock strip. And I can’t do without some sparkle, so clear shimmer on the die cut letters, Glossy Accents on the balloon and a few sparkling clearsequins were added to finish.
My nephew, Jas’ brother, is turning 10 on July 1st. I already made him a ninja card, but I needed another card for my mom to give to him. I thought about how we used to write notes/letters which made it personal. So with no alphabet or number stamps that are small enough, i simply wrote in 10th and Lucas with a black Copic Multiliner to personalise his card. The images were stamped with black Menento ink on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of X-press It paper then coloured in with Copics. To keep it masculine and CAS, but give it some dimension and interest, yippee was dry embossed in the upper portion. No embellishments.
Well, that’s it for me this week, but be sure to check out my team’s personal blogs for more inspirations so you can play along with us. Make sure to keep it CAS and follow the challenge guidelines. Thank you for your visit. Have a great week.
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Hi again. I am back again tonight with a CAS watercolor Spring card to share. There are so many images I associate with Spring. One being flowers. I’m not very good with watercolouring, but flowers look so pretty when watercoloured.
The hydrangea was white heat embossed on Bristol smooth paper and watercoloured with Zig markers and a watercolor brush. The leaves and stem were stamped with distress inks, then watercoloured with a watercolor brush too. Once complete, they were all die cut out with the matching dies.
For dimension, the sentiment was die cut twice from scraps of watercolor paper, stacked and Ombré coloured with Zigs. A Stitched Rectangle was then die cut from Bristol paper. Blended Tumbled Glass distress ink and added splatters for the background.
The stitched panel was adhered to a white top folding card base before the die cut pieces were assembled. Added glossy accents to the sentiment and a few clear droplets to finish.