Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Twofer February Challenge - Fruit


Hello there, blog friends! The Twofer Challenge is one of my all-time favorites, and I'm so happy when I'm able to play along. This month, Darnell has chosen the prompt 'Fruit', so I grabbed my 'Squeeze the Day' stamp set and got busy :)


I started my birthday card by embossing the fruit images on a dark gray panel using silver embossing powder, which I also used for the sentiment on light gray. I added a few clear sequins, and this CAS card was complete!

The rules are that we create 2 different designs for 2 different occasions using the same stamps, stencils and/or dies...so my 2nd card is for a sweet friend ~


I can't remember the last time I used this much patterned paper on a card, so I just had fun with it :) I colored the fruit with Copic markers, then added the scalloped border and a few enamel dots...and that was it!

Here is  a photo of my cards side-by-side ~


You have until the 24th if you would like to play along...the Twofer DT have a lot of beautiful cards posted on the blog to inspire you!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:

Card #1
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen - Squeeze The Day; MFT - Sweet Sentiments
Misc: Altenew - Antique Silver Embosing Powder

Card #2
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen - Squeeze The Day; MFT - Sweet Sentiments
Dies: MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2
Stencils:
Misc: Copic Markers; Altenew - Enamel Dots; MFT - Tiny Check Paper Pack


Saturday, February 15, 2020

CAS Stencil Card Challenge - Reminder


Hello friends!  Just a reminder that there is still time to link up your card for the February CAS Stencil Card Challenge. I am hosting this month and I’m challenging everyone to use ‘Foil’ with your stencils. As always, there are several links to techniques over at CAS Stencil Blog for your inspiration.


I started by blending distress inks to create the background, then adding transfer gel over my stencil and let it dry overnight. I used gold foil and ran it through my laminator to create the 'warp speed' pattern. I colored the little astronaut with Copic markers, popped him up on the center of the background and placed it behind the octagon frame. Lastly, I added a few tiny stars...Here is a close-up of the foiling:


There's lots of Design Team inspiration over at CAS Stencil Blog - as well as from our talented Guest Designer, Steph ~ And, don't forget there are also a few links to video tutorials. You have until the 24th to link up your card...I hope to see you there! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Space Explorer
Dies: MFT - Space Explorer,  Linked Octagon Frames, Tag Builder Blueprints 6            (tiny stars)
Stencils: Altenew - Warp Speed
Misc: Deco Foil - Gold; Gel Pens - Black & White

You Take The Cake


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Susan is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Cake’ ~  Also, we have the incredibly talented Ma-Mi as our Guest Designer for this challenge! 


I love this series by Julie Ebersole...the images are spot-on for the theme and the set includes lots of little stamps for different occasions. I masked her hand then stamped the cake. Then, I colored the Baker Lady and cake with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the frosting...a sweet little sentiment and thin black border, and this card was done!

We would love to see how the code word ‘Cake’ 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: Essentials by Ellen - Baker Lady
Misc: Copic markers; Glossy Accents


Thursday, February 6, 2020

Love You Lots


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Valentine’. I decided to go with the sketch this time and create a Valentine card.  


I couldn't wait to ink up this adorable stamp set and chose this little guy and girl cacti and colored them with Copic markers. It's very faint on screen, but I stenciled a few clouds behind them and added the hearts and a sentiment...done and dusted :)

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: MFT - Let's Stick Together, From the Heart (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Stitched Hearts, Stitched Heart STAX, Sentiment Strip
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Copic markers

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

February CAS Stencil Challenge


Hi there blog friends ~ It’s time for our February challenge at CAS Stencil! Our Guest Designer is Steph from My Paper Corner and I am Hostess for this challenge. I chose ‘Foil’ for our prompt :)


I started by creating the background using Transfer Gel, my stencil, and Deco Foil then ran it through my laminator. I decided not to color the flower and leaves and use gold EP and sequins, keeping the design very CAS. I just wish you could see the gorgeous colors on this foil...it's multi-blues and greens with gold, and I really love it! Here is a close-up, which is a little better (I turned off the flash on my camera):


Using foils with stencils is a new technique for me, and I really had fun with it ~ I hope you'll grab your stencils and foils and come on over to the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog, get inspired by my teamies and our GD, Steph, and join us for this unique challenge!

Also, I have posted several video tutorials showcasing different ways to use foil with your stencils on the challenge blog.

You have until the 24th to play along ~ 

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew - Amazing You; Uniko - Pure Florals Cosmos
Dies: Altenew - Amazing You; MFT - Elegant Rectangle STAX
Stencils: SSS - Tiny Dots Stencil
Misc: Deco Foil - Transfer Gel, Emerald Watercolor Foil; Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins; SSS - Ultra Fine Gold EP

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Ombre


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS ~ I will be Hostess, and I'm challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Ombre’.


I created this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day. I started by embossing the white panel to add texture, then ink blended the alpha and used dark blue cardstock for the sentiment and border. Here is a close-up of the embossed panel:


We would love to see how the code word ‘Ombre’ 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: MFT - From the Heart (sentiment)
Dies: Altenew - Mega Alphabet Die; MFT - Skinny Strips (sentiment die)
Misc: Stampin' Up - Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions; Altenew - Lapis Lazuli ink set, Enamel Heart; Hero Arts - Detail White EP; MFT - After Midnight cardstock

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge - Critter


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Critter’. I decided to go with the sketch this time, and use the color palette from the inspiration photo.  


This is the first time I've inked up this PTI set from Maile Belle's 'Stamping Simply' Series: Splits Collection. I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers, and added clear EP to the sentiment. Lastly, I used yellow cardstock as a background for the Venise Lace border.

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Stamping Simply Series: Splits Collection
Dies: Spellbinders - Venise Lace Border
Misc: Copic Markers; MFT - Lemon Chiffon cardstock; Ranger - Super Fine Detail Clear EP





Saturday, January 18, 2020

Addicted to CAS Challenge - Frosty


Hi there, blog friends! Today starts a new challenge at Addicted to CAS  ~ Stephanie is our Hostess, and she is challenging everyone to create a card using the Code Word ‘Frosty’.
Our Guest Designer is the super talented Julie Beech 


This little snowman is from a PTI set called 'Button Bits'...I stamped him, colored him with Copics and masked him to add the blue sky...then I stamped a few snowdrifts, added the little button and placed him inside the Peek-a-Boo window :) 

We would love to see how the code word ‘Frosty’ 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: PTI - Button Bits
Dies: PTI - Button Bits; MFT - Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window, Stitched A2                 Rectangle STAX, Skinny Sentiment Strips
Misc: TH - Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers);  SSS - Hot Lips Dye Ink, White Gel Pen; Copiv mstkrtd; PTI - Vintage Button Collection

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January CAS Stencil Challenge Reminder


Hi there ~ I've created a card to remind everyone that there is still plenty of time to play along with us at the CAS Stencil Challenge. Our Hostess is Nancy and our Guest Designer is Arlene (Sundaystamper Papercrafts). 


I created this card using a brand new stencil from Clarity Stamps and distress inks. I also used one of my favorite stencils...mini cloud edges for the sky. I added a thin black border, stamped the sentiment, and mounted it to a 5 x 7 card base.


We are also celebrating our 1st Birthday as a card challenge and Loll is offering a $25. GC to SSS for the winner and also for a random draw from eligible entries! So, come on over to the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog, get inspired by my teamies and our GD, and join us...challenge closes on the 24th!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: PTI - Keep it Simple: Encouragement
Stencils: Clarity Stamps - Ploughed Field; MFT - Mini Cloud Edges
Misc: Altenew - Obsidian Black Ink; Distress Inks - Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Winter'


Hi there blog friends ~ It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and this time our prompt is ‘Winter’. Since I have a new stamp that works perfectly for the sketch, I decided to go with that... 



I need a masculine graduation card and thought this color palette would work well. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees, embossed the starburst and sentiment in gold, and added a thin black border over the card base...Extremely CAS :)

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!

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps & Die: MFT - 'Say it in a Starburst' Card Kit
Misc: Versamark Ink; SSS - Ultra Fine Antique Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, January 4, 2020

CAS Stencil Challenge



Hi there blog friends ~ Happy New Year to all!!!
It’s time for our first challenge of 2020 at CAS Stencil ~.Our Guest Designer is Arlene (Sunday Stamper Papercrafts) and our Hostess for January is Nancy, who has chosen ‘Use a New Stencil’ for our prompt.

My family is incredibly generous, especially at Christmas, so I like to send thank you cards...


I started by sponging the mini Christmas tree stencil with DOX inks, then smothered it with Glimmer Paste to add lots of sparkle and shine. The star was die cut with white glitter cardstock and the sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder...and that was it!

Also, we are celebrating our first year as a challenge blog and having our 1st Birthday Party!


         To thank everyone for celebrating with us, Loll is offering 2 prizes...
 $25. GC to SSS for the winner and also for a random draw from eligible entries! So, come on over to the CAS Stencil Challenge Blog, get inspired by my teamies and our GD, and join us...challenge closes on the 24th.
             

Thanks so much for stopping by,







Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Keep it Simple: Thank You
Dies: SSS - Clean Line Christmas (star)
Stencils: ARTplorations -Mini Christmas Trees
Misc: Distress Oxide Ink - Cracked Pistachio, Antique Linen; Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Moonstone; Altenew - Antique Silver Embossing Powder