Monday, July 16, 2018

CAS Sketch

 Hello!  Here I have a very Clean and Simple card....not much simpler that this.   I used Simon Says Stamp! Modern Flowers Card Wrap die to cut the design in a Pink Card Stock and folded. I added a White CS panel behind the cut out and a Avery Elle sentiment stamped on double die cut label. I like the elegant look of the cut design against the crisp white.
CAS Colours & Sketches: #280 Sketch shown below.

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Who Is Amazing?

Hello! Or should I say Whoo! Whoo!
I am not sure what inspired this card with the Owl and Trees, but I pulled out the Jane's Doodles stamp set Wise Owl and began to play with it.  I decided to use colors Gray, Yellow, Kraft and White from the Color Throwdown challenge.  Made a background of Trees with Memento ink on white CS.  Stamped the Owl on Kraft, Yellow, and Gray CS's and fussy cut and paper pieced the pieces to shape the Owl that I sat on the stamped branch.  Finished with some Baby Button eyes and the sentiment stamped in Yellow and Kraft inks. Placed on Yellow card base.
Color Throwdown: CTD#501 Challenge Gray, Yellow, Kraft, White
Always Fun Challenges: #67 Paper Piecing
Just Add Ink: #417 Just Add  T.  Added Trees.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Christmas in July

Hello!  Back with a couple of CAS Christmas cards made using the same "never before used" Santa stamp from my stash.  Stamped one in red ink and one in black ink on white CS.  Used Snow Maker to make beard and trim on hat. Colored face and hat with Copics.  Used stamp for greeting on top card and ribbon on bottom one.   Used patterned papers from stash to frame each Santa.
Crafty Sentiments Designs: Christmas In July Challenge
Merry Christmas Challenge: Anything Christmas
Cute Card Thursday: 538 Challenge Ribbons/Bows
CAS on Friday: Challenge #137 Christmas in July
AAA Cards: CAS Game 119 Christmas in July
Happy Little Stampers: July Christmas Challenge Anything Goes Optional Twist Santa

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Colorful Zinnia Bouquet

Hello!  I love zinnias and they are my favorite summer flower.  And they are the perfect pick for this color challenge.  Sometimes an idea for a card just does not turn out like you think it would.  I knew what stamp would be great to use for the color challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and I thought I would do a watercolor but use Versamark and heat embossing for stamping the image. Using a old favorite Zinnia stamp by Marcella Hawley, I did 4 tries with the embossing using different EP before giving up (see on the left) and then stamped the image with GKD Amalgam ink which works well with Copics and Watercoloring.  The result with stamping on water color paper and water coloring with Distress Oxide Inks worked much out to my satisfaction and I also used all the colors in the Color Combo Challenge. I colored with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, and Broken China.  Used Memento Sweet Plum marker for the darker color.  Finished with a sentiment from the Zinnia set and added my painting to a Blue card base. Easy-peasy once I gave up on the embossing. 
Tuesday Throwdown: TT400 Color Combo Inspiration
Thought I'd share a card that I made in 2014 with the same set but with Copics:
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TwoFer Challenge

Hello!  I have been playing with the Twofer Card Challenge #7 - we are to make 2 different designs for 2 different occasions with the same stamps and/or dies.  This month theme is Beverage.  I chose to use a Wine Bottle stamp from Repeat Impressions for my 2 cards.  For the first card I stamped the Bottle on Vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with Black EP.  I also stamped the ship (Repeat Impressions) in the bottle and birthday sentiment (Repeat Impressions) in the same way on the Vellum. Colored the ship with colored pencils.  Placed the panel of vellum in a window cut from a panel of Patterned Paper from Paper House pad. Added a Cork (cut from cork) stamped with Repeat Impressions cork stamp.  Guess I should have stuck the cork into the bottle but thought of that too late.  Used  Dark Red CS card base.
The second card was made for an Anniversary card.   I stamped the Bottle with a Wine Label as well as 2 Wine Glasses on Vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear EP.  I fussy cut the items and colored on the back with pencils.  This time I corked the bottle.  I attached the Bottle and Glasses with Vellum tape to a GKD Fresh Asparagus CS and then to a Pattern Paper from the Paper House pad At The Vineyard.  Stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Red EP on Green CS and edged with the Red mat.  Used a white card base.   All stamps are from Repeat Impressions except for the Anniversary stamp from my stamp stash.
I really enjoy the fun Twofer challenges.

Other Challenges:
Alphabet Challenge: H is for Happy Birthday
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything with Patterned Paper
Cas-ual Friday: CFC#203 Heat Embossing
I really enjoy the fun Twofer challenges.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

At the Maine Shore (Just on the Card)

Hello!  I love this Repeat Impressions stamp Bass Harbor Light (large), of an actual lighthouse in Maine.  I stamped the image on white CS and colored with Copics and sponged the sky (using a mask) with Memento Summer Sky ink.  I stamped the RI sentiment with DOI Vintage Photo.  For fun, I added a "Row Boat" Button to the shoreline.  Yes, it is another one of my beach/sea theme collection of buttons. Just snipped off the shank on back and attached with foam tape.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Fun In The Sun. A trip to the shore is always a fun day as long as it is sunny.

At the House That Stamps Built: Tic Tac Toe Challenge J1118. Used Texture (Button),  Seashore (Maine shore) , Primary Colors (Red, Blue, Yellow-the top of lighthouse if you do not see, and Green).  Note I always thought just Red, Yellow, and Blue were the Primary Colors but some sources on the internet list green as a primary, so I am including it.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Simply Flowers

Hello! Today I am playing with a stamp that I won from Just For Fun stamps some time ago which  I have never used.  Thought it was about time to ink this lovely Nature's Bouquet stamp.  I decided to make a CAS card that highlighted the simplicity of the flowers.  On white CS, I stamped with GKD Amalgam, a new ink that I am trying with Copic Markers.  Simply colored with yellow markers and edged the white panel with Copic Black Marker.  The black gives the appearance of a black mat but without another layer and more weight to the card.  Added the Birthday sentiment ( from my stash of stamps) and a base card of GKD Yellow CS.  Really like the crisp and clean look of the finished card.
Cupcake Inspirations:  Color Challenge CIC450  White, Black and Yellow
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #300-Photo Inspiration Create a Birthday card to help celebrate their 6th Birthday
ModSquad Challenge: Make a  Birthday Card with Flowers.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Seashell Background

Hello!  I am back with another nautical theme card using a sketch from the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches. I made the background for the card using Spellbinders Impressabilities Sea Scape as a stencil using Distress Oxide ink on White CS Panel. The seashells pattern was inspired by the Mood Board from Double D Nautical Challenge. I used a textured blue CS as the card base and a rectangle  of the same CS to mat the Sentiment stamped in DOI Faded Jean on a die cut oval of white CS.  To keep in the nautical theme, for an embellishment, I added a Lighthouse button with "white rope". 
Tuesday Morning Sketches: #461 Sketch
Double D Challenges: Nautical.  Inspired by Seashells and colors in Mood Board.
The Paper Girls Challenge: #155 Buttons.  Used another of my buttons from stash of decorative Sea buttons. 

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer Scene at the Beach

Hello!  My birthday card today has Watercoloring with Distress Oxide Inks, a Button,  Embossing, and a nautical theme with a sailboat.  I pulled out an old stamp from my files and stamped with Versamark ink on watercolor paper, heat embossed with black EP, and colored the scene with a water brush. I trimmed the beach-side scene and placed on a mat of Blue CS and a card base of  GKD Tan Leather CS.  Finished with a Seagull Button that was part of a collection of ocean theme buttons that I bought several years ago on Sanibel Island.  Cut off the shank before attaching to the finished card. Distress Oxide inks used were Salty Ocean, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen. Walnut Stain, Abandoned Coral, and Peeled Paint.
Double D Challenges: Nautical Challenge-used sailboat from Mood Board.
The House That Stamps Built: Challenge DCC74 The Great Outdoors
CRAFT Challenge: Inspiration Picture Challenge #475 Inspired by sailboat
Alphabet Challenge: H is for Happy Birthday
The Paper Girls Challenge:  Challenge 155 Buttons. The seagull on my card is a Button.
Happy Little Stampers: July Watercolor Challenge Anything goes with Optional Twist Birthday.
Simon Monday Challenge: Simon Says Summer Fun

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Red, White, and Blue

Hello!  Used the Splash Watercoloring technique with Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper to make a background.  My card today is a Red, White, Blue theme with a patriotic ring.  I might have overdone the splash but I liked the outcome.  Added die cut poppies cut with Memory Box die from watercolor paper scraps colored with same inks. Sentiment from Verve American Heros.

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge: July Splash Watercoloring.  Used splash watercolring technique.

CAS on Friday: Challenge 136 Splash-Watercolor. Used splash on background.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Red, White, and Blue
Retro Rubber Challenge: #90 Red, White, and Blue.  Sentiment stamp is at least 3 years old. 

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