CAS Colours & Sketches, Holidays Cards

Season’s Greetings

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!

I’m honored and excited to be a Guest Designer for the Cas Colours and Sketches Challenge Blog for December. I also get to join their amazing Design Team for 2019!

This week’s challenge is to choose a 2018 CAS Colours & Sketches Sketch Challenge and make it seasonal.

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I used challenge #276 today and made it into a Holiday’s Card. I stamped the penguins from C.C. Designs’ Sweet Penguins Rubber Stamp with a friendly Copic Markers ink, Hero Arts’ Intense Black. Continue reading “Season’s Greetings”

Fun Cards, Holidays Cards

Hope you’re having a BALL this winter!

Happy Tuesday!

Can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving this Thursday! Are you guys all ready for winter and Christmas? I think I am….so here you go. I’m sharing a holidays card with you today!

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First, I started with my card panel by ink-blending it with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card-stock. Then, I placed the Simon Says Stamp’s Falling Snow Stencil onto my card panel and applied some Studio 490 embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi.  Continue reading “Hope you’re having a BALL this winter!”

Birthday Cards

Happy Birthday

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today, I am sharing a birthday card I made for my niece. This is a perfect card for her because she is a music teacher and a cellist. I hope she will like it.

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First, I started working on my card panel by stamping the Noteworthy Background from Local King Rubber Stamp with VersaMark ink onto a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ White Detail Embossing Powder. I used the ink blending tools to blend Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, and Weathered Wood Distress Oxide Inks. Continue reading “Happy Birthday”

Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

So Happy You’re My Friend

Happy Tuesday!

Today’s card features Simon Says Stamp’s Mod Stripes Stencil and Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamp Set! I am so in love with these stamp sets and have been using it a lot lately. It’s perfect for coloring on day 6 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

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First, I started on my card panel by ink blending with the Mod Stripes Stencil with Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks onto a Bristol Smooth card-stock. Continue reading “So Happy You’re My Friend”

Friendship Cards, Fun Cards, Thank you Cards

Thanks to a wonderful friend

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Today’s card features Simon Says Stamp’s Leafy Frame Stencil and Beautiful Flowers 2 Stamps Set. It’s day two for the 30 day coloring challenge and I am trying to participate this time.

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First, I started working on my card panel by ink blending with a leafy stencil with Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Inks onto a Bristol Smooth card stock. Next, I stamped the sentiment Big Thanks Words from Simon Says Stamp with VersaFine’s Onyx Black ink and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ Clear Embossing powder. Continue reading “Thanks to a wonderful friend”

Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

Whoa!! You’re amazing!!

Good morning!

Today’s card features Simon Says Stamp, Abstract Triangles Cling Background Stamp and the “Whoa! You’re Amazing!!” die.

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I stamped the Abstract Triangles background stamp with VersaMark ink onto a Strathmore Watercolor paper and heat-embossing with Hero Arts, White Embossing Powder. I used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder from Tonic Studio for the coloring.  Continue reading “Whoa!! You’re amazing!!”

Friendship Cards, Fun Cards

good morning, gorgeous

Good morning and happy Sunday!

Today’s card is created for this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches challenge #295 and also for my entry for their second part of the DT call. This week’s is a sketch challenge. I used Hero Arts, My Monthly August Card Kit and Foam Animals Stamps Set for today’s card.

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I stamped the coffee cup and saucer with a Copic friendly ink, Hero Arts, Intense Black on a piece of Neenah White card-stock and colored with Copic Markers (W1, 2 and 4 and E13 and 34). After it completely dried, I stamped the coffee art with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ white puffy embossing powder. I fussy cut the image out and put it aside. Continue reading “good morning, gorgeous”

Friendship Cards, Thank you Cards

Hey there, thanks for making my day brighter

Happy Wednesday!

I had so much fun playing with this Die-cut inlay technique so I decided to make another card using Simon Says Stamp’s Flower Cluster Die.

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First, I die cut the Flower Cluster Die onto a piece of A2 sized Recollection Navy Blue card stock to create my card panel. Next, I die cut the Flower Cluster Die onto a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock and I carefully flipped it over and used purple tape to tape all the pieces together so I can ink blend it later. I removed the outline of the die cut first and left all of the other pieces on the tape. I used the ink blending tools to blend the Wore Lipstick and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks onto the pieces of die cut that stayed on the purple tape.

I cut a piece of white printer paper which measured 3.75″ by 5.25″,  a little smaller than my Navy card panel.  I covered the white printer paper with glue tape and adhered my Navy card panel onto the white paper. I glued the Flower Cluster Die back to the Navy card panel. Then I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp’s Hey There Sunshine and Big Thanks Words stamp sets with VersaMark Ink and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ White detailed embossing powder.

To finish the card, I adhered the card panel onto an A2 Neenah White (110 lbs) card base.

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I hope you like the card. Thanks for visiting and see you next time!

 

 

Encouragement Cards, Friendship Cards

You’re Strong

Hello all and Happy Friday!

“You’re Strong”, a card that I created for this week’s CAS Colours and Sketches, color challenge #294 and also for my entry for their DT call. This week’s color challenge is Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, and Berry Burst. Those are the perfect colors for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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First, I started to mask off a square with masking tape onto a piece of Neenah Solar White Card stock (110 lbs). Next, I stamped the flower from Simon Says Stamp’s Beautiful Flowers 2 with VersaMark Ink onto the middle of the masked square and heat-embossed it with Hero Arts’ White Embossing Powder.  Then, I used the ink blending tools to blend the colors, Picked Raspberry, Spur Sugar and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Inks, onto the square. I wiped away the excess ink and the white embossing flower appeared bright white with the embossed resist technique. After I peeled off the masking tape, I used the coloring pencils to color the flower to darken it. Continue reading “You’re Strong”