Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with sweet and simple baby card! Go check it out for more details!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CASology: Season

Hello, everyone! There's a brand new cue from CASology and I may have interpreted it in a slightly weird way, but  I think it's fun!

So my brain immediately went to cooking. I know most people would see this an think winter, spring, summer or fall, but I'm not most people!

1. I cut and folded my white card base and then set it aside.

2. I cut a scallop frame from more white card stock and set that aside as well.

3. I cut a circle to fit inside my frame from some patterned paper and set it aside with the others.

4. I stamped my chef and colored him with Copics. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut him out to avoid fussy cutting.

5. I cut my banner from black cardstock and then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment on it with some Versamark ink. I heat embossed it in white.

6. Now for assembly. I simply adhered my circle to my card base with some liquid adhesive and then adhered the frame around it in the same way. I folded my banner and added some foam tape to the back and then adhered it at the bottom of my circle. I added more foam tape to the back of my chef and adhered him standing on the banner.

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CASology: Grow

Hello and welcome! I have a new project for you today featuring the brand new cue from CASology!

It's officially spring and that automatically makes me think of beautifully blooming flowers. That's where I took my inspiration for this card.

1. I cut and folded a card base from white cardstock and stamped a rose background stamp in Versamark on the front, heat embossing in white.

2. On a separate piece of paper, I stamped my roses and leaves in Versamark and then heat embossed those in white.

3. I used distress inks and ink blending tool to add color to my roses and leaves.

4. I used my scissors to fussy cut around each of the images (even though I hate fussy cutting!).

5. I arranged my images in a cluster that I liked and then used Washi tape to keep them together so I could add liquid adhesive to the back without losing the arrangement. After adding the adhesive, I replaced the cluster on the front of my card and pressed it down, then carefully removed my Washi tape.

6. I stamped my sentiment on black cardstock in Versamark and heat embossed in white, then cut it down into a strip that fit the front of my card.

7. I adhered my sentiment strip with some foam tape.

8. I added a few Sparkling Clear sequins across the front of the card.

I love how a white-on-white background adds some subtle interest without completely overpowering the card. It's one of my favorite things to do when I want a little something extra for a rather plain looking card.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CASology: Strong

Hello, everyone! There's a brand new cue from CASology today which means another chance to play!

This week is sponsored by Kitty Bee Designs and I used this sweet Emily the Elephant digi stamp because elephants are super STRONG animals!

I started by printing my digi on some cardstock and then using my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut it out. As you probably already know, I hate fussy cutting! I used my Copics to color her in (C7, C5, C3, and C1. Y4 and YR04 for the flower and E51 for her toenails.). I grabbed a white card base and then used a stencil to sponge some light blue ink behind where I wanted to adhere my elephant (it's hard to see in the picture, but looks great IRL). I cut a scallop frame from some more white cardstock and used some foam tape to adhere it on top of the sponging. I used more foam tape to adhere my elephant in the center of my frame. I finished it off with a bold black sentiment.

I hope you'll join us with your own take on the challenge! Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 7, 2017