#461 – You Dazzle Me

Hello!

Back with another card that I just finished –

You Dazzle Me

I first trimmed the center panel, and started stamping sentiments from Neat & Tangled Faced stamp set using Hero Arts Charcoal, Soft Granite and Neon Blue inks. I then a strip of washi tape down one side of the panel and foam mounted the panel on the card base. I then die cut the stars from Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper using Paper Trey Ink Sketched Stars and Small Sketched Stars dies and adhered these on the panel. I then stamped the sentiment, once using Neon Blue and twice again using stamped off Soft Granite – to achieve a bit of a shadow – on another piece of scrap card stock, trimmed it and adhered that too on the card. Simple and really fast – just the way I like it! πŸ™‚

Submitting this card to CASology Challenge 191: Washi, Stampin’ Royalty #323: Wonderful Words, Seven Hills Crafts: April Color Challenge (I chose the colors from the image in the center) and Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #47

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#456 – Showering You With Love

Hello! I am back to coloring a critter this time, using my color pencils. And what cute a cute critter too! πŸ˜€

Showering You With Love

Made this card just because

  1. I wanted to make a CAS card with a critter in it
  2. I wanted to use pattern paper of some sort
  3. I wanted to color using my color pencils.

And I am quite happy with the results! πŸ™‚

Showering You With Love

The critter is from Mama Elephant Up & Away – I was surprised myself when I realized that I just always picked the bunny from that stamp and the other two critters were left untouched! Sad – so I set about to make that untrue! πŸ˜€ Anyway, the clouds are from Paper Smooches Spreading Sunshine and the sentiment, a combination of Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & Party and The Big, The Bold & The Happy. Everything is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils. Once done, I trimmed one side and die cut the other using Paper Smooches Borders 2. The pattern paper is from DCWV Christmas & Winter stack.

Submitting this to the following challenges –

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Come Rain or Shine

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

CASology #190: Weather

Less is More #269: Polka Dots

Tic Tac Toe #6 (I used Umbrella, Critter and Clouds)

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#422 – You + Me = Awesome

PE: CAS(E) This Sketch Favorite!!

CASE This Sketch - Honorable Mention

Hello! Been some time since I made a CAS card. Been thinking so much about coloring these days, I haven’t got around to make a card without thinking about coloring. So, this was a nice break –

You + Me = Awesome

Pretty simple and straight forward card. I used Paper Trey Ink Live Love Laugh with Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero arts Bubble Gum, Paper Trey Ink Sweet Bluch and Melon Berry inks. I then added a few hearts die cut using Lawn Fawn Hearts die, from paper colored with silver glitter from Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then mounted this on the card base, covered with pattern paper from DCWV Christmas and Winter stack.

Submitting this to CAS(E) This Sketch #158, CASology #184: Valentine and CAS On Sunday #76: Valentine

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#368 – Of Owls and Bears

Hello!

I am not that good when it comes to using those cute critter and animal stamps in my cards – though I love them so much! I always feel something is lacking. But, practice makes one perfect, so here are a couple of cards using some cute owls and bears!

For my first card, I tried Mama Elephant Bear Hugs.

Thank You Mama Bear!

I first die cut the panels using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then stamped the bears, the honey pot, the bees and the moon using Hero Arts Black ink and colored them using Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens. I then prepped the card base, by using Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black and adhered the panels on top.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #318.

For my second card, I used the cute owls from Clearly Besotted Woodland Kisses. There are bunch of cute critters in this set, but I’ve only used the owls so far, can’t waitΒ  to use the rest!! πŸ™‚

Owls

For this card, I first embossed a card panel usingAmerican Crafts Shimelle Woodgrain embossing folder. I then stamped the owls using Hero Arts Black ink and colored them using Derwent Inktense pencils. I then die-cut the branch from some brown texture paper using Memory Box Woodland Branch and the hearts using Mama Elephant Confetti die. I then heat embossed the sentiment in white on some scrap black card stock. I then assembled the pieces together.

Submitting this to CASology Challenge Week 174: Owl and AAA Card Challenge #53: Anything Goes

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#325 – Black and Gold

Hello! Inspired by the color combination of black and gold in one of my own previous card, I tried out a couple of other projects!

Black & Gold (Happy Birthday)For this really really simple card, I first embossed the background using Spellbinders M-bossabilities Flower Fun embossing folder. I then die cut the doily from Brustro Iridescent gold metallic paper using Waffle Flower Doily Circle. The sentiments are from Paper Trey Ink Wet Paint die & stamp sets. I then added three clear sequins to embellish (can you see them?? :P).

Submitting this card to CASology 165: Circles and Seize the Birthday (without the topping) –

For my second card, I first adhered some washi tape with little gold hearts in it on the card base. Then I die cut circles using We R Memory Keepers Nesting Circles on another card panel. I cut the sentiment using Paper Trey Ink Good Times from black card stock and orange foam sheet and adhered them all together. Also used quite a few sequins and rhinestones as embellishment.

Black & Gold (Celebrate)I love how the orange foam gives kind of a glow to the sentiment! πŸ˜€ Here’s a close up –

Black & Gold (Celebrate) - close upSubmitting this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #142 and Less Is More #243: Something Shiny

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Umbrella in the Clouds

UmbrellaHello! The card today is a last minute entry to not one, but two challenges! I hope I don’t get labeled queen of last entries because of this! πŸ˜€

Made this card using clouds die-cut using Paper Smooches Clouds die, umbrella from Mama Elephant Up and Away and sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler. I used Memento Tuxedo Black for stamping and Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens for coloring.

Submitting this to the CASology 164: Umbrella, Color Throwdown Challenge #360 and Paper Smooches Challenge: Anything Goes

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CAS Cascade

PE: Color Throwdown – entries that stood out

Hello! After a break of another few days, I made a few cards yesterday πŸ™‚ Firstly posting CAS ones –

I [heart] youMade this card using chipboard embellishments I had bought a while back – I almost forgot I had them! I thought of using a couple of bracket-shaped chipboards first, but replaced them with the smaller quotes later. The sentiment from Winnie & Walter Big Bold You is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Submitting this card to CASology Week 158: Precious and Muse Challenge #127

CASology Week 158: PreciousMuse Challenge #127: Joan BardeeFor my second card – I got inspired by this card by Maile Belles.

BannersFor this card, I used Pamass green pigment ink, ColorBox Creamy Brown chalk ink, Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe and Soft Pool inks with Winnie & Walter Scenery: Its A Wonderful Pennant. I hand drew the strings using Copic Multi-liner. While I stamped the triangles for the first row, I cut out several of the triangles and adhered them directly on the card panel for the second row and foam mounted them for the third row. The sentiment from Bo Bunny Captured stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Submitting this for the following challenges: Addicted to CAS #69: Banners, Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge: August and Color Throwdown Challenge #354

Addicted to CAS #69: BannersHappy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge: AugustColour Throwdown Challenge #354For my third card – Simple masking and stamping!

CAS XOI masked off a vertical section on the card base and colored it using Worn Lipstick and Scattered Straw distress inks. I then added some water splatters and then stamped the sentiment and flowers from Kaisercraft XO stamp set using Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves and Tuxedo Black inks.

Submitting this card to One Layer Simplicity Challenge: Strip Down and Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: Masking

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge: MaskingThanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚