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!


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this simple no-coloring card. Go check it out for all the details and my product list!


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

CASology: Bud

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


This week's sponsor is Kitty Bee Design and I've used one of her digital stamps for my inspiration!


I started by printing my image and then coloring it in with Copics. I let my Brother Scan N Cut 2 do the hard work to cut it out for me and then set it aside.

I used a tiny heart stencil and some Spun Sugar distress ink to create a subtle background of hearts to place my bunny on. Once my background was dry, I used foam tape to adhere my bunny image and then used my MISTI to carefully stamp my sentiment beneath her.

That's it! Super easy! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CASology: Prickly

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


I lived in the desert for 3 years, so my mind immediately went to the cacti that was abundant around my neighborhood.


I decided to mask a few images to create a clean and simple little scene. I stamped my first post and heat embossed it in white and then covered it with some masking paper to stamp the cactus so that it looked like it was inside the pot. I heat embossed that in white as well and then masked it off. I stamped my second pot with the same technique (heat emboss and mask) and then stamped my final cactus. I removed all of my masks to reveal my little scene.

I used several colors of distress ink and a paint brush to watercolor my little scene and then roughed in a little background for my pots to sit on. I stamped my sentiment using some black ink and then attached my watercolor panel to a card base. That's it! Easy-peasy!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

CASology: Safari

Hello, everyone! I'm back with a new cue from CASology to play with!


I immediately thought of all the amazing animals you can see on safari and that led me to these sweet little elephants from My Favorite Things.


I knew I was going to color with Copics and that they tend to bleed, so I started by cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die. I stamped my elephant using my MISTI to make sure he was centered and then stamped my sentiment below him to ground him.

I used my Copics to color him in. I used warm grays for the elephant and then used cool grays to add a slight shadow around him to help him stand out from the stark white of the panel. I added a little bit of grass below him using my yellow greens.

I adhered my panel directly onto a card base using a tape runner and I was all done!

Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see how you're inspired this week!




Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Challenge 94

Hello, everyone! It's time for a brand new inspiration photo from The Challenge!


My eye was immediately drawn to those cute cupcakes, so I broke out my Sweet Shoppe set from Sunny Studio Stamps to create my own sweet treat. I decided that my cupcake looked awfully lonely, so I added a little orange soda and a candy to keep him company!


I started my card by stamping my cupcake and candy and then coloring them in with my Copics. Even though I hate fussy cutting, I did it this time because I wanted to get as close as possible to the lines as I could. I went over the white edges with a memento marker.

I cut my soda bottle from some watercolor paper and then blended in some Carved Pumpkin distress ink. I splattered water drops across it so it looked carbonated. I adhered a blue strip of cardstock over the top for the label and then stamped my heart and fussy cut it before adhering it on the label.

I stamped my sentiment on a piece of scrap pink cardstock and then heat embossed it in white powder. I clustered my images where I wanted them and then used a piece of washi tape to keep it all together while I added some foam tape to the back of them.

Meanwhile, I cut a stitched panel from some watercolor paper and then blended in some Tumbled Glass ink to the bottom right corner where my images would sit. This helps them stand out from the stark white of the paper and adds a little bit of faux dimension.

I adhered the panel to a white card base with some double-sided tape and then adhered my images on top of my ink blending using the foam tape.

To finish, I added a sprinkling of clear sequins with some multi-medium matte.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

CASology: Juicy

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with a new cue and a new card for the CASology challenge!


What's better than a nice, juicy pineapple! Yes, my obsession with pineapples continues...


I mashed up 3 different sets from 3 different companies for this one. I love, love, love tropical sets and there are so many fabulous ones out there!

I stamped my pineapple and flowers and then used my Copics to color them. I cut them out using my Brother Scan N Cut and then set them aside to work on my sunset.

I grabbed a piece of scrap white cardstock and then used my blending tools to blend together 3 different Mama Elephant pigment inks. I love pigment inks for getting lovely, deep color like this. I then took that piece and cut a circle from it with a stitched circle die. I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment on top of it with some black ink.

I adhered my circle to the top part of a top-folding card base and then used foam tape to adhere my previously colored images over the top of it. Super simple, but absolutely sweet!

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