Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CASology: Sports

Hello! It's time for a new cue from CASology!


So I'm not much of a "sports" person. I had to think a little outside of the box for this one. I don't have any sports stamps, but I do have these fun stamps from Kindred Stamps that worked out perfectly! Magical sports count, right?


This is a super simple card to put together. I used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment and the little magical tail in Versamark ink and then heat embossed some white powder. I stamped my snitch in Memento Tuxedo black and then used some masking paper to mask it off.

I blended three different blue inks into my card front from the bottom left corner out. I faded the color into the white after it reached beyond the snitch. I removed the masking paper from my image and then colored it in. I added a tiny bit of clear Wink of Stella to the snitch's body so that it sparkles like gold.

That's all! Super simple and super cute! Thanks for stopping by today.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CASology: Sunbeam

Hello and welcome back for a new cue from CASology!


This is another 2 week challenge, so you'll have plenty of time to play with this one!


I actually broke out a die set that I haven't used before to create this card. I'm sure you've all done the same thing I did. I purchased a die set because I saw someone else use it and thought it was just amazing and had to have it. Then, by the time it got to me, I'd completely forgotten where I saw it used. So it just sat in my stash until today!

I cut the sunshine piece from 3 different yellow/orange cardstocks. I cut it from the lightest piece twice so I'd have a base to layer the different pieces on. This particular die doesn't cut completely through, so it makes it super easy to layer everything perfectly. I just used my snips to finish cutting all the way through on each different color and then used the extra piece as the base for layering. I used a thin layer of multi medium matte as my adhesive.

Then I cut the clouds from the same die set from some Neenah Solar White and layered them so they would fit perfectly at the top of my sunshine piece. I added a layer of foam tape to the back of the whole thing and then adhered it to a white card base. I used my MISTI to help me stamp my sentiment perfectly straight beneath the image.

That's all! Super easy, but it's super pretty, too!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link up your own creations on the CASology post!


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop


Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.

It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!


I started my card by cutting a panel using a stitched rectangle die. I used my MISTI to stamp my tree trunk and then the wire for the lights using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then used my MISTI and some Noble Fir ink to stamp the pine needles.

I stamped my sentiment so it looks like the wire from the lights coming from the tree and then stamped the tiny plug onto the end of it. I went back in with the tiny light stamps and a small clear block to add the lights to the wire. I finished the image by stamping the star hanging from the longer branch.

After all the stamping was done, I went back in with my copics and colored the tree, base, lights, star, and plug. I cut and folded a white card base and then adhered the panel directly to the base using my Elmer's glue runner. You can't see it in the photo, but I also added a little clear Wink of Stella to the lights and the star to give them some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other stops in the hop!


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CASology: Cloud

It's that time again! Time for a new cue from CASology!


I decided that this cue was perfect for an encouragement card and this is what I came up with!


I used a dark gray card base to simulate a stormy looking sky and then used a stitched cloud edge die for my cloud. I added a sun peaking out from behind the cloud to show that the storm was starting to lift. A super simple card using mostly die cuts and just one stamp for the sentiment. It all came together in about 10 minutes! Can't get much more CAS than that!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link up your own creations to the CASology post! You have two weeks again this time around, so plenty of time to play!


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

CASology: Zoom

Hello! Welcome to a brand new challenge from CASology! And since we're heading into the summer and we all seem to get extra busy at this time of year, this challenge will be running for 2 weeks.


I decided to go with a photography interpretation of the cue. You'll see it's a little different than what the other ladies on the team came up with...


I decided to use the spotlight technique to highlight my focus on the zoomed in part of the flowers. I cut and folded a card base and then used my MISTI to stamp my floral image on it. I cut a panel down to the same size as the front of the card base and then used my MISTI with the floral image still inside to stamp my panel with the floral image in the same location as on the front of the card base. 

I ran my panel through my Big Shot using my polaroid die to cut the piece that I would eventually color and layer on top of the card base. I also cut another piece with my polaroid die so my frame would remain white.

When I finished coloring my little square of flowers, I used my Multi Medium Matte to adhere it directly to the card base so that it would fit perfectly over the image that was already there "spotlighting" the portion that appears in the picture frame. I then positioned the frame around the colored piece, adhering it with a little more Multi Medium Matte.

I finished the whole thing by stamping my sentiment in Versamark and heat embossing in gold powder.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to add your creations to the link on the CASology post!



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

CASology: Bear

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


I have so many fun stamps that would have worked for this cue, but I decided to ink up one that hasn't seen some love in a while.


This card is super simple to put together. I cut a panel to the size of the front of an A2 card base and then used my MISTI to stamp my image and the sentiment just below it.

There is just a tiny bit of Copic coloring on this one. I added just a bit of shadowing on the bear and then colored the sushi and plate.

I adhered the panel to the front of a card base with my glue runner and it was all done!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link up your creations!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop

 

Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.



It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!



I wanted to keep things clean and simple. I started by cutting a panel that was the size of an A2 card base. I blended some Broken China distress ink into the bottom of the panel, gradually lightening the coloring to blend it into white as it reached about the 2/3rds point. I then ran the panel through my Big Shot with a Scalloped Edge die. I ran it back through the Big Shot with a circle die to create the window my puppy is sitting in. I stamped the sentiment to the side of the circle and then set the panel to the side.

I cut and folded my A2 card base and then blended a little Milled Lavender distress ink where it would show through the window from my panel. I then adhered the cut panel to the card base with some foam tape for dimension.

Next up was my image. I stamped it onto some spare white cardstock and then colored my little puppy with my copic markers. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut it out (I hate fussy cutting!). I added a little bit of foam tape to the back of him and then adhered him so that the very bottom of the image overlapped my panel, but the main portion of the puppy was within my window. That's it! Super simple, but super cute!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the other stops in the hop!



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

CASology: Jumpy

It's that time again - time for a new cue from CASology!


I decided to go with a visual interpretation of the cue this time around. I chose my little sheep from MFT Stamps and made her jumping over a fence!


I started my card by cutting out a panel with a stitched rectangle die and then using my MISTI to stamp my fence and my sheep. I stamped them again on some masking paper and then fussy cut around them to mask off my images. After masking, I stamped my hillside. I removed the masks and then used my Copics to color my little scene.

I stamped my sentiment below my scene and then used my tape runner to adhere the panel to a card base.

That's it! Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to link up your creations!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day Pirate

I'm dropping in today with a fun card I made for my Grandpa for Father's Day.


I used my Cube Cover die with an embossing pad to emboss the front of my card base. I set that aside and started on my images.

I cut the pieces from my palm tree from different colors of cardstock and then used multi medium matte to assemble it. I set that aside to dry while I stamped my images in my MISTI.

I used my Copics to color my images and then used my Scan N Cut to cut them out. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark on a strip of black cardstock and then heat embossed it using white embossing powder.

I adhered my sentiment strip directly to the card base using my tape runner and then used a little more multi medium matte to adhere the tree to the left side. I popped a little foam tape on the back of my images to add a little dimension to them and then adhered them to the side of the sentiment and in front of the tree.

I'm loving this little scene and I think the sentiment is just perfect for my Grandpa! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CASology: Pearl

Whew! Sorry I've been MIA for a little while. You know how it goes sometimes; life just gets in the way! But I'm back today with a brand new cue from CASology!


I'll admit it, my favorite jewelry is pearls. My husband got me pearl earrings for our first Valentine's Day together and I've been in love ever since. This cue is definitely right up my alley!


This is a super simple card. Definitely easy to pull together in just a couple of minutes.

I simply cut and folded an A2 top-folding card base and then used my Roses All Over background stamp with some Versamark ink on the front. I heat embossed the stamp using some Pearl White embossing powder. It doesn't actually add any color to the cardstock, it merely adds a pearl sheen and a little bit of texture. It's my favorite powder for adding subtle detail.

I cut out a strip of black cardstock and then stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with an Opaque White embossing powder. I adhered this to the card front with a little bit of foam tape. And using the rule of thirds, I added it to the bottom third of my card.

I finished it all off by adding a couple of pearl white jewels from Pretty Pink Posh. I just couldn't help myself!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to add your Pearl creations to our link on the main CASology post!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CASology: Squiggle

Hello and welcome back for a brand new cue from CASology!


I sat and stared at this cue for a while before a lightbulb went off and I realized that graffiti often looks like a squiggle to me. Following this weird logic, this design formed in my brain.


I used a heart die that has been discontinued for my "squiggle" graffiti. That makes me sad because I actually really love how it looks. It's like splash of paint, which is so much fun and so versatile!

I started by cutting my heart from white cardstock and then using my ink blending tool and some Victorian Velvet distress ink to create a soft haze of color across the image. I then added my stencil to my card base and used another ink blending tool and some Frayed Burlap to softly blend just a hint of brick wall behind where I wanted to place my images.

I added some splatters of Smoke gray ink behind where I was going to layer my images and then adhered my heart die on top with some Multi Medium Matte. I cut my hello die from some Slate cardstock and then used the same glue to adhere it over the top of everything. That's all! Super simple!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to add your creations to the CASology post!


Friday, May 25, 2018

Keeping Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop


Hello! I'm joining some delightfully talented ladies on the 25th of every month with a fun Christmas creation. I don't know about you, but I always find myself rushing to get things done in the couple of months leading up to Christmas. I'm trying to keep that from happening this year by putting together a couple of creations each month to put in my stash so I won't be crazy busy when Christmas rolls around.

It's the 25th, so it's time for a Christmas creation!


I love this sweet little reindeer from Neat & Tangled. I just can't get enough of how cute he is! I cut a panel using my Stitched Rectangle dies and then used my MISTI to stamp my reindeer in the corner. I stamped another reindeer on some masking paper and then used my scissors to fussy cut around it. I placed the mask over the top of my reindeer and then used some Broken China distress ink to blend a bit of a sky background behind him. This helps to differentiate between the snowy ground and the winter sky. I didn't blend the blue to the top of the panel, but instead made it fade back to white as it got closer to the top. I created a make-shift mask for the ground using a bit of scrap cardstock and one of my landscape trio dies. I wanted a bit of a curve to the ground so it would be a little more interesting.

I removed my masks and then used my copics to color in my image. I added a bit of a shadow underneath it so that it wouldn't look like it was floating. This time I used some blues instead of grays. I just think that blue looks good for shadows on snow or ice.

I used my MISTI to finish stamping the sentiment in the bottom left corner and then adhered my panel to a white top-folding card base.

That's it for this month's card! Don't forget to hop along with the rest of the ladies in the hop!