Big Banner Birthday

Hi there.  Dropping in to share a super QCAS (Quick Clean and Simple) birthday card.

 

 

To start, a stitched rectangle was die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the banner followed by the bear with Memento black ink and then coloured with Copics.

 

 

Since the bear is running across with the banner in hand, motion marks were added with a grey marker to show movement.  Mounted the panel to a white top folding landscape card base and clear shimmer was added to the flags to finish.

 

 

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Winnie and Walter — May Color Combo with Heather H
The Paper Players — PP396 Animal Antics
AAA CardsGame#116 The 4th Big Birthday Bash
The Papercraft — #13 Children

 

 

 

 

Less is More #371 – Yellow Blue Grey

Hello everyone!  My teammates IzzyNonni and I have officially passed our one year anniversary as part of the design team at Less is More (LIM)!  Even in this short time, we saw some big changes, including moving from weekly to fortnightly.  It has been a lot of fun and I want to thank my LIM team and all of you who participate!  Last year we started off with a colour challenge, so it’s only fitting we celebrate with a new colour challenge!  The colours this time are yellow, blue and grey.  Our March winner, Joanna of Jo-Jo’s Stamping Spot, is our guest designer.  And we have a brand new sponsor to our challenge, but they are no stranger to the crafting community.  We welcome Winnie & Walter, who is generously giving this month’s winner a $25 gift card to their store!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANITA!

 

 

This card was created for my teamie Anita.  It was inspired by this card and since I had just purchased the Chameleon pencils, I wanted to test them out.  To begin, an A2 size stitched rectangle was die cut from Toned Gray paper.   Next, ‘happy’ was stamped with VersaMark using the MISTI, then coloured in with several different blue pencils.  With ‘happy’ still in the MISTI, stamped it again along with the word ‘birthday’ in VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 

 

Initially, the bunny was stamped in black on Toned Gray paper and coloured with pencils too, but I was not able to get the colours bright enough.  So I went back to stamping it on X-press It paper, colouring with Copics and die cutting it out with the matching die.  A second piece was die cut from a white scrap to stack for just a tiny bit of dimension… after all, it needed to be mail-friendly. 😉  Added rhinestones to the flower centres and clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

 

Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday — WWC169 Charlotte’s All About Ocassions
Always Happy Birthday — Birthday Anything Goes optional Flowers
Sweet Stampers — #20 Birthday
Seize the Birthday — Anything Goes Birthday optional It’s Just a Number
Addicted to Stamps and More#291 Anything Goes

 

 

Now it’s your turn.  Want to see more ideas and inspirations?  Then check out the cards our guest and my design team has made over on the LIM blog HERE.  As always, I appreciate you stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Challenge – Snowman

 

Hello everyone.  Our CAS Christmas May challenge is here and this month’s theme is Snowman.  Our talented March winner, Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations, is joining us as our guest designer.

 

 

I decided to give an in and out card a try.  I don’t remember where I saw this type of card first, but afterwards, Jennifer Macguire shared a modified version of it HERE.  And here’s the inside of the card.

 

 

Initially, it was going to be a one layer in and out card, but there was too much warping from the heat tool drying.  So I took a stitched rectangle piece die cut from watercolor paper that was in my stash and did some distress oxide ink smooshing with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.  For a snowy effect, white acrylic paint splatters were added.  Made sure the panel was completely dry, then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Next, took the snowman die and die cut the opening.  Positioned the panel on an A2 Soft Sky card base and traced the opening.  Aligned the die to the traced image and die cut the front of the card base.

 

 

Stamped the snowman on a scrap of X-press It paper, colored it with Copics and die cut out.  Stacked the die cuts together, but I wanted the image to pop out even more through the opening, so added a black fun foam diecut.  Aligned the openings and adhered to finish.

 

 

 

And I couldn’t let that warped ‘one layer’ smooshed piece go to waste, so it was die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Added a stacked white die cut sentiment (retired) covered with clear shimmer.  Stamped, coloured and die cut another snowman.  Adhered to a white top folding card base and VOILA finish!

 

 

 

Well, that does it for me.  For more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my team, head on over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  The challenge runs till May 24th.  Can’t wait to see your snowman cards.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Winnie & WalterApril Color Combo with Heather H.
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
Papercraft#10 Clean and Simple
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple
Snippets PlaygroundChallenge #325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got Cake?

Hi there.  Having more rainbow fun and dropping in quickly to share (surprise, surprise 😂) another rainbow CAS birthday card.

 

 

To start, stamped the bear and cake with Memento black ink on Neenah cardstock, coloured with Copics then fussy cut out.  Created the plate by die cutting an Oval Shadow from a scrap of white cardstock and outlining the perimeter with a black marker.

 

 

Die cut ‘Celebrate’ three times from more white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  White heat embossed the second part of the sentiment on a black strip.

 

 

Took a white A2 rectangle panel and coloured the bottom with the same markers used to colour the cake.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding cardbase, then assembled the card.  Added clear shimmer to finish.

 

 

 

Spring has just begun, so I hope you’re not sick of seeing rainbow cards from me. 😉   Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following challenges:
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Tuesday Throwdown#386 Rainbow Colors
Moving Along with the Times#68 Fold and/or Drink
Always Happy BirthdayApril Birthday Anything Goes optional Balloons
Mod Squad — Simply Clean
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Focus on the Sentiment
SSS WednesdayHappy Birthday

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hi there.  Okay, I’m back to quickly share another fun rainbow birthday card.  If you can’t tell yet, I love rainbow colour cards. 😂

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.

 

 

The hat was stamped first, followed by the middle elephant, then the two smaller elephants last.  Each image was masked in between.  The bottom 1” area was masked next before distress inks in rainbow colours were blended on with a mini blending tool.

 

 

Masks were then removed and the elephants were coloured with cool gray Copic markers.  Added clear shimmer to the rainbow background for some sparkle.  Stamped the sentiment in black and mounted the panel to a white top folding card base to finish.

 

An easy one.  And I may or may not have another rainbow birthday card to share. 😂   Until next time.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a nice day!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges: 
Winnie & WalterRerun #28 Welcone to the Family with Evelin T
Winnie & WalterMarch Color Combo with Heather H.
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys 
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes