Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this floral hugs card. Go check it out for more details!

CASology: Fly

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

It's summer and so this cue immediately made me think of tropical birds. This time, my mind settled on a toucan!

I started by cutting out a Stitched Hexagon and then stamped my flower. I masked it off and stamped my toucan so that it appears to be behind the flower. I used my Copics to color them in and then added a slight halo around them with some warm grays.

I set that aside and cut and folded my card base. I used a stencil and some Pumice Stone distress ink to add a little interest and help my hexagon stand out from the white of the base. I adhered my hexagon directly on top of the stenciling on the base and then stamped my greeting below it.

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see how our cue inspires you this week!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Challenge 88

Hello! I'm back today with a new challenge from The Challenge! We have some keywords for this week.

And here's my take on the keywords!

I heat embossed my image on some Ranger Watercolor paper in white embossing powder and then used my Zig Clean Color Brushes to color them in. I trimmed my piece down to a 4x4 square and then adhered it to a card base. I used two sizes of Wonky Stitched Rectangles to create a frame and then heat embossed my sentiment onto some vellum with rose gold embossing powder. I placed my sentiment strip where I wanted it to be and then captured it underneath the foam tape from my frame so that no adhesive would show through. I finished it off by adding a few rose gold sequins.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our keywords!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CASology: House

Hello and welcome to a brand new cue from the CASology Challenge!

I'll be honest, I don't have a lot of house stamps or dies in my collection. I like things that are really versatile, so I shopped my stash and came up with this cute key die and a small stitched tag die that works well as a key-ring. I paired it up with a fitting sentiment it works perfectly for a New Home card! Perfect for the cue!

1. I started by choosing a card base. I wanted my key and ring to stand out, so I knew I wanted something dark. I went with Navy because I'm a huge fan of the color (no other reason!).

2. I cut a heart from some Neenah Solar White cardstock to be my spotlight for my focal point.

3. I cut my key from white paper and then used Versamark ink and silver embossing powder to make it shiny and fun. I don't keep much metallic paper on hand, so this is a simple way to create your own with supplies you probably already have on hand!

3. I cut the pieces of my key-ring from two different colors of cardstock to create a fun dimensional look. I also cut another of the little circles from the same Tag die to attach my key to the ring. I simply cut a slit in the gray ring and attached the two pieces and then adhered the slit on the back of the tag so it wouldn't show.

4. I wanted something to put on the front of the key-ring, so I searched my stash and found the perfect little heart die in a Band-aid set. I cut that from some blue paper to keep the color scheme consistent.

5. I adhered my heart to my card base and then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment underneath it in Versamark ink. I heat embossed it in white so it would stand out nice and bold on my dark background.

6. I used foam tape to pop up the key and the key-ring on top of my spotlight heart.

Thanks for joining me today! I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our cue this week!