Saturday, May 23, 2020

Love You



Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ Ceal is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Rainbow’. Our very special Guest Designer is Hannelie and she has created a gorgeous card for this challenge!

I channeled my inner 'Laura Bassen' for this prompt...here is my card:
                         

I started by creating a mask with a heart die, then used my drifts/hills stencil with a rainbow of distress inks to create the pattern. It's hard to see on screen, but I used black metallic cardstock for the die-cut word, and it looks amazing in person!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Rainbow’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team, and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog  ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - All My Love (you)
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Lovey Words; MFT - Stitched Hearts, Skinny Strips
Stencils: MFT - Drifts/Hills
Misc: DCWV - Metallic Cardstock; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Lucy's Things - Clear Gems

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Twofer Card Challenge #27

Hi there blog friends ~  Darnell's Twofer Challenge #27 is up and running, and for the month of May, the prompt is 'Flowers'.


The rules for this challenge are to create two different designs for two different occasions using the same stamps, stencils, and/or dies...so, I grabbed one of my favorite stamp sets and got busy ~


For my first card, I started by blending DOX inks to create the background, then I used my MISTI to stamp the black silhouette flowers. A simple 'thank you' sentiment and this card was done!

For my second card, I wanted something with a spring/summer color palette...


For this card, I used my favorite color combo for the flowers and leaves and a very soft gray cardstock for the vase. I created a stencil with a shadow die and scored the card base every 1/2 inch, added my sentiment and that was it.
Here is the photo of both cards for the challenge blog ~


You have until the 24th if you would like to play along with the May Twofer Challenge...it's a great way to add to your stash!

I hope everyone is staying healthy! Sending cyber hugs to all ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Flower Silhouette card kit, Happy Hummingbirds; Altenew - Sentiment Strips
Dies: MFT - Flower Silhouette card kit, Shadows; La Pareja Creativa - Vase
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks; Taylored Expressions - Blender Brushes

Friday, May 15, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge - Reminder


Hello friends!  Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the May CAS Stencil Card Challenge. Hilary is hosting this month and she is challenging everyone to Layer our Stencils. As always, there are several links to techniques over at CAS Stencil Blog for your inspiration.


I started by stenciling the wreath in light green, then added the polka dots in a darker shade. A few red berries and clear sequins with a silver embossed sentiment, and this card was complete!

There's lots of Design Team inspiration over at CAS Stencil Blog  - as well as from our talented Guest Designer, Greta ~  

You have until the 24th to link up your card...I hope to see you there!

Since the wreath is a brand new stencil, I am going to add this card to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #14 ~



Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep It Simple: Christmas
Stencils: Altenew - Wonderful Wreath; Simon Says Stamp - Tiny Dots
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Metallic Silver Sequins

Thursday, May 14, 2020

You've Got This!


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Enough’.  For my card, I chose to combine the sketch with the theme from the inspiration photo... 



I started with ink blending all those pretty colors on the photo, then decided I would use navy blue for my card base. I stamped the Hero Arts Leafy Vines and finished with an encouraging sentiment and a few sparkly gems.

Don't forget the best thing about the Fusion Card Challenge is that you can choose between the sketch and the theme/inspiration photo, or both! My teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you, so feel free to stop by the challenge blog and play along with us!

I hope you are all safe and healthy right now, and that we can keep it that way as we transition to returning to work and school ~ Sending big hugs to all! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today...it really means a lot to me!







Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Leafy Vines;  Papertrey Ink - Keep it Simple: Encouragement
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Oxide Inks; Lucy's Things - Clear Jewels; Versamark; Altenew - Crisp Pure White Embossing Powder

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Addicted to CAS Card Challenge


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Bobby is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Flower’. Our Guest Designer is Maja.


This delicate daisy works really well for a CAS card design. I placed a scrap of alcohol inked Yupo paper behind it because I love how the colors swirl and blend. I added a simple sentiment, and that was it!   

We would love to see how the code word ‘Flower’ inspires you! If you would like to see inspiration from the Design Team and play along with us, come on over and check out the ATCAS Blog ~

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Amazing You
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Daisy Square
Misc: Ranger - Yupo Paper, Alcohol Inks

Monday, May 4, 2020

CAS Stencil May Challenge



Hi there blog friends ~ It’s time for our May challenge at CAS Stencil! Our Guest Designer is the super talented Greta and our Hostess for this challenge is Hilary, who chose ‘Layered Stenciling’ for our prompt :)

I don’t layer my stencils very often, but when I do, I am reminded of the great impact this technique has on a card design. 


I started by stenciling the vase in light blue, then placed the mesh stencil over it blending a darker shade of blue to create the pattern. I also created a mask with the MFT shadow die and inked in pale gray to create a base under the vase. I colored the flower and leaves with Copic markers and finished with a pearl gem on the bloom :) 

Come on over to the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog ...Our Guest Designer Greta and my teamies have created some beautiful cards to inspire you...and don’t forget we always have links to a few video tutorials showcasing the technique for each challenge. The challenge closes on the 24th, so there's plenty of time to join us...I hope to see you there ~ 


Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Amazing You (flower); Avery Elle - Sentimental Swirls (sentiment)
Stencils: Altenew - Versatile Vases; Simon Says Stamp - Mesh
Inks: Altenew - Eastern Sky, Ultramarine
Misc: Stampin Up - Pearl Gem