Tuesday, September 19, 2017

CASology: Big

Hello, everyone! I'm back today from an extended vacation in southern Utah. We saw some amazing National Parks and had a fantastic time. Even though I love crafting, it was almost hard coming back to my craft room after being away so long! Enough of that though because there's a brand new cue from CASology to play with today!


When I saw this cue, I immediately thought of this set from Mama Elephant and the adorable sentiment it contained. It was just perfect for this!


I started my card by cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die. I planned on using Copics and this would contain any bleeding that might occur. I stamped my sentiment in the bottom left and then stamped my images surrounding it.

I used my Copics to color everything in. I used warm grays for my elephant and cool grays to cratea  shadow under my images to ground them.

I finished it off by adhering my panel to a white card base. Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog with this clean and simple card. Go check it out for all the details of how I made it!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CASology: Cake

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with a brand new cue from CASology!


Cake is the one sweet that I just can't seem to pass up! It doesn't matter if it's cupcakes, cheesecake, wedding cake - I'll eat it! With that in mind, this is the perfect sentiment for people like me!


I started this super simple card by cutting a panel from white cardstock with a Stitched Rectangle die. I used my MISTI to stamp my image in the corner and then added the sentiment beside it.

I colored everything in with my Copics using darker browns for my cake and lighter, warmer browns for my bear. To keep my image grounded, I added a shadow below it with some warm grays. I also added a slight halo around the sides and top with some cool grays to give it a 3 dimensional look.

I finished it off by adhering the panel to a kraft card base.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm up on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this Copic colored rose card. Go check it out for all the details including my Copic combinations!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CASology: Education

Hello, it's that time again! It's time for a new cue from CASology!


I don't have children, so I don't typically make teacher cards, so I had to think a little outside the box for this one. I gave it some thought and sorted through some of my stamps and realized that the handwriting stamps look a little like someone writing on a blackboard. Tada! There's my inspiration!


I started my card by cutting a piece of black cardstock to the size of a standard A2 card. I cut another panel from Crumb Cake cardstock and then used a double-sided stitched rectangle die to create a frame to go over my black piece. Using my MISTI, I layered both pieces together so I knew where to place my stamps. I removed the brown piece before stamping in Versamark ink and then heat embossing in white.

I adhered the black panel to a white card base with some Be Creative double-sided tape and then used foam tape to adhere my frame over the top of it. Instant blackboard!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with another super simple no-coloring card. Go check it out for all the details - including the products I used to create it!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

CASology: Square

Hello! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology!


I decided to create a square card to go along with the cue this week. And inside of my square card, I also masked another square to ink in some color. Double squares!


I began by cutting a card so that, when folded, it was 4 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches. I then cut a piece of masking paper to be slightly larger than the card front (about 4 1/2 inches square). I used a square die to cut a square from the center of the masking paper and then used the negative piece over the front of my card base so that I could blend ink to create a background in the center of my card.

I used Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks to create a halo effect where I was going to adhere my image. I carefully removed the mask and set aside the card base to dry while I worked on the image.

I stamped my image on a piece of cardstock and then used my Copics to color it in. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to fussy cut around the image and then went back to my card base to stamp my sentiment.

I used my MISTI to help me make sure my sentiment was straight and stamped it in Versamark ink after using my EK Success Powder Tool across the bottom of my blended circle. I heat embossed it in white powder so that it stood out against the blue background.

All that was left was to adhere my image with a little bit of foam tape and I was all done!

Thanks for stopping by!