Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Challenge 93

Hello, I'm back today with a dual post! This card is featured on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog and was also inspired by The Challenge!

I chose the words circle and friendship for my inspiration for this card.

I started by stamping my roses on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then coloring them in with my Copics.

Red - R35, R37, R39
Green - YG95, YG97, YG99
Gray - C00, C1, C3

I then centered the roses in a circle die and cut them out. I set that aside to start on my card base. I stamped my script background stamp in Smoke ink and then adhered my circle piece on top.

I cut a banner from some black cardstock and then stamped the first part of my sentiment on it in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. I cut the "friend" part of the sentiment from some white cardstock and then covered it in Versamark ink and heat embossed in silver to create my own metallic paper.

I carefully adhered the banner over the bottom of the circular piece and then used my multi-medium matte to adhere the die cut on top of the banner.

I decided to keep it simple and forgo the sequins for this one because it's going through the mail quite a distance and I didn't want to chance it getting messed up during delivery.

That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology: Balloon

Hello, everyone! Welcome to an extremely special day! It's the 5 year anniversary of the CASology challenge and we have a fun blog hop for you! Our cue for this special challenge goes along with our celebration - BALLOON!

I couldn't just limit myself to one balloon for this one, so I used a stamp that features a bunch of them!

I started by positioning my images on a panel and stamping them with my MISTI. I used a stitched edge die to cut away some of the left over panel so that I could reveal the sentiment on a differently colored card base.

I colored my images with my Copics and then carefully adhered the panel to my red card base. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white so that it would stand out on the darker base.

That's all! Super simple, but so pretty!  Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you'll hop along with the rest of our celebration!

You should have arrived here from the Waffle Flower blog and your next stop is Anna Uhras! If you would like to see the full list for the hop, please start from the CASology blog. There, you'll find the full list as well as the list of all the fabulous prizes!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The Challenge 92

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with brand new inspiration from The Challenge!

I decided to go with pink for my color because I really wanted to use this fun flamingo background stamp.

My mother's favorite animal is the flamingo, so I always think of her whenever I use them when I'm creating. I guess you could say she was my inspiration for this card.

I started by cutting my watercolor paper down with my largest gift card layer die. I stamped my flamingo background in Versamark ink and then heat embossed it in white. I used one color of distress ink - Worn Lipstick - to watercolor over the background a few times, increasing the pigmentation each time.

I stamped my small sentiment on black cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed in white yet again. I cut my large You from white cardstock and then adhered both pieces on top of my panel (that was already attached to a white card base) using some foam tape for a little bit of dimension.

I finished the whole thing off by adding a small sprinkling of Sparkling Clear sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today!