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!