Meow-asculine Card

Hi there!  Dropping in with a really quick fun masculine card.

 

 

First, die cut a stitched rectangle from X-press It paper then stamped the image with Intense Black ink.

 

 

Masked them, and stamped the banner.  Coloured in the images with Copics, then black heat embossed the sentiment.

 

 

Mounted the panel to a top folding Certainly Celery (retired) card base and added dots to the banner with a white gel pen to finish.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches  — #338 Sketch by Kim
Your Next Stamp — Color #90
SSS MondayMasculine

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Reminder – Snowman

Hi everyone.  Just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to enter your CAS Snowman Christmas card into our May challenge at CAS Christmas.

 

 

So I didn’t think I had any snowman dies, but while going through my supplies for another project, I came across this Winter Scene Border die.  Since I love rainbow colors any time of the year, I created this soft simple rainbow colour Christmas card.

 

 

First, two rectangle stick frames were die cut from a scrap of mix media paper.  Watercolor block stamping was used to create the background by scribbling Zig markers in rainbow colours on an acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping onto one of the rectangles.  It was set aside to dry.  The other rectangle was die cut with the snowman border die.

 

 

Initially, I was going to stack the two white stick frames, but then decided to add some sparkle and die cut a frame from a scrap of silver foil sheets.  The sentiment was silver heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle panel.  The elements were assembled on the panel before it was mounted onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the rainbow background finished off the card.

 

 

Hope to see your CAS snowman card in our gallery.  For more inspirations from our talented guest Barb and my team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
CAS WatercolourMay Challenge Rainbow
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Challenge Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Chapter

Hello there.  Guess what?  No rainbow birthday card to share today!  Instead I have a new home card for a neighbour who moved last week.  She was really upset about it, but it was necessary as she needed help.

 

 

I love die cuts and there are so many fun die cutting techniques. One of my favourites is faux dry embossing.  I did this technique with the three white houses where I die cut them from Whisper White cardstock and adhered them to a Whisper White A2 panel.

 

 

 

Welcome’ and the little home were die cut three times from Whisper White cardstock as well and stacked for dimension.  The top layer was ombré coloured with Blueptint Sketch distress ink and a mini blending tool.   The stamped sentiment was white heat embossed on a black strip.  Once all pieces were assembled on the panel, it was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Crystal glaze finished off the card.

 

 

 

I also had a friend who recently had to downsize and move.  She loves purple, so I made a similar card for her.  This one was not CAS as there were three rows of faux dry embossed houses.  Hopefully she will receive it some time this week,

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking in the following challenges:
CASology#294 Start
Mod SquadSimply Clean
SSS MondayA Trio of Something (3 faux dry embossed houses)
Creative with Stamps2nd Anniversary #25 CAS + Sentiment
STAMPlorationsApril Challenge Focus on the Sentiment
AAA CardsGame #112 A Favorite Technique (die cuts/faux dry embossing)
Joy ClairApril Challenge Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DeLIGHTful Rainbow Birthday

Hello there.  I’m back to another rainbow birthday card and this was a really simple one.

 

 

On a scrap of Neenah cardstock, the image was stamped with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics in rainbow colours and die cut out with the coordinating die.  My alignment was a little off, so I had to do a little fussy cutting to even out the white border.

 

 

The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on a black A2 stitched rectangle from my stash.  The ray background was just stamped with white pigment ink. The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and Crystal Glaze was added to finish.

 

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
The Paper Players#385 Clean and Simple Rainbow
AAA Cards#111 Use only One Third
Time Out#105 4th Birthday ‘Birthdays are full of Sunshine, Love & Laughter’
Send a Smile 4 KidsAnything Goes 4 Kids or Cards 4 Boys

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas March Reminder – Holly

 

Hi there.  I’m back to share my second Christmas card for the CAS Christmas March challenge Holly.  As I mentioned in my first post, I don’t have a dedicated holly stamp or die, but I do have products with holly in them.  The stamp I used for my card today is one of my favourites.  It is versatile and covers a lot of themes such as holly, poinsettias, wreath, critters, Santa hat, etc.  And it’s fun to colour. 😉

 

 

To begin, the image was stamped in the centre with black Memento ink on an A2 size stitched panel die cut from Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics.  After I finished colouring, I accidentally smeared some ink on the panel.  Since I didn’t want to start over, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to a stitched Kraft A2 panel from my stash.

 

 

The sentiment (discontinued) was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  The Kraft panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the poinsettias and bow to finish.

 

 

The challenge deadline is March 24, so there’s still plenty of time to play along.  For more inspirations from my team, click HERE.  I thank you for taking the time to stop by.  Can’t wait to see what you create.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — Use Flowers on your Christmas / holiday project
Holly and Ivy Christmas#24 Anything Christmas Goes
The Merry Christmas#11 Always Anything Goes Christmas
C.R.A.F.T.Animals
ABC Christmas E, F, G is for Emboss, Frill, Glitter  (Emboss + Glitter)
Addicted to Stamps and More #283 Holiday