Sunday, 1 September 2019

Merry & Bright - CAS Christmas Card

A simple, easily replicated CAS Christmas card that was inspired by the Metallic challenge at Less Is More .

I used Avery Elle Noel dies, Lawn Fawn Merry Messages stamps, Everyday Sentiment Banners dies, Alpaca Bazzill cardstock and Hero Arts Copper embossing powder.

I die cut the snowflake first and then heat embossed it several times with the copper powder.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment in white and then die cut with the banner.  I attached the 2 elements together with foam tape and adhered it to the card base with a little more foam tape to create dimension.

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Have a Blast - MFT Space Explorer

It has been in excess of 2 years since I last blogged due to health problems.  I am hoping it won’t be another 2 before my next post!

This card was made using My Favorite Things - Space Explorer stamps and dies, Inside & Outside Stitched Circle Stax, Copic Sketch Markers, Bazzill cardstock and Studio Calico Little Stars.

I began by cutting most of a circle from the white card base front, I then added a watercolour piece I created some time ago to the back.  I then stamped, coloured and die cut the image and added foam tape for dimension.  The sentiment from the same stamp set was heat embossed in Hero Arts white embossing powder to the black strip.  I then assembled the card front and added a light layer of Wink of Stella to small areas.

Since taking the photograph I added Glossy Accents to the balloons.

I am adding this card to the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #337

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Miss You Card 2

 This card was made using My Favorite Things Dainty Scallop Cover-Up, Simon Says Stamp Clustered Leaves, Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles, MFT Springtime Blooms, Distress Inks in Mowed Lawn Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive and  Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix.

I began by inking a scrap of card with the Twisted Citron and then die cut the leaves.  I then added the other 2 inks to the tips and edges of each leaf.  Next, I die cut the scallop background and the rectangle frame.  I adhered the scallop background behind the frame and then trimmed the excess off.  I attached it to the card base with foam tape and then heat embossed the sentiment and added it.  Finally I added sequins to finish off.

I am adding this card to CAS(E) this Sketch - 227


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

I Just Miss You Card

To make this card I used My Favorite Things Springtime Blooms, Simon Says Stamp Wide Stripe Background stamp, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax, Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners,  Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix and Wink Of Stella in Clear.

I first of all stamped the background onto a top folding card base with Versafine Onyx Black ink.  While this dried I stamped and coloured the flower.  I then die cut the soft blue layer and adhered the flower with foam tape.  I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it.  I added this over the flower stem using foam tape again.  I then added a light layer of Wink of Stella and finished with a few sequins.

I am adding this card to the Less Is More - 325 challenge.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

A Hipster Birthday Card

I made this card with Paper Smooches Incognito stamps and Glasses dies, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax and Bazzill cardstock.

I began by die-cutting the glasses 3 times from black cardstock.  I adhered them together and added rainbow striped pattern paper as the lenses.  I then stamped the moustache and sentiment with pigment ink.  I used the wonky stitched dies on this panel to add a little detail.  This was then added to a top folding card base.  I finished the inside with the rest of the sentiment and stamped the moustache and glasses in pale gray ink.  The last step was to add Glossy Accents to the glasses frame.

I am adding this card to Addicted to CAS - 109 - Rainbow

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Spring Weather Card

This card was made using Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine dies, Paper Smooches Luminous Spring and My Favorite Things cardstock.

A very simple card with die cuts layered together and added to a top folding card base.  The sentiment was then stamped and finally the raindrops added and given some shine with Glossy Accents.

I am adding this card to Less Is More - 324

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Get Well Soon Card

This card was made with Paper Smooches Borders 1 dies, Picked Raspberry Distress Ink, Mama Elephant Labeled Messages, My Favorite Things cardstock and Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix sequins.

I water coloured the white layer with several layers of distress ink and once dry I flicked on some white copic pigment.  I stamped the sentiment with versafine ink and die cut the border die twice to make the 'heartbeat' line....(do those lines have a proper name??)  Lastly I added a few sequins.

I am adding this card to CAS(E) this Sketch - 217