Tuesday, January 19, 2021

CASology #382: Unite

 Hello. Hope you are all staying healthy. Today we have a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog. Our new cue is...

The first thought that came to mind was to be "united in marriage". So a wedding card was in order. I took my cue for the color palette from the decorators that have been using so much black with white and gold or brass hardware for accents.

I used a top folding A2 white card base that I added a 4 by 5.25" white panel to using fun foam to pop it up. Just a couple of glitter gold washi tape stripes and a die cut from the Mr & Mrs Kaiser Craft die. Super simple with a sparkly punch.

The team has created some fun cards for you to check out. Then I hope to see your card added to our challenge.


Monday, January 18, 2021

Stamplorations' Sticker Monday and Discount Code


Hey there. Time for a new Stamplorations Sticker Monday post. I can't wait to share some coffee goodness with you today! For my first card I used the Coffee HeavenJust Caffeinate and Bits of Washi #1 clear stickers. I also stamped the cute little coffee cup for the Sweet Kindness stamp set.

You might notice a theme here, kraft card bases and coffee. With my next card I was going for a graffiti, mixed media feel. I used Coffee HeavenJust Caffeinate, Mixed Media Backgrounds #2, and Bits of Washi #1 clear stickers, the Coffee Cup stencil and the After Coffee stamp set. Talk about throwing it all in. LOL. I wanted to try layering stickers over each other. Some of the stickers are three deep on my card and they still work great!

My final card today used another sticker from the Coffee Heaven set and a fun idea with heart die cuts. The two small, kraft hearts create a wrap-around hug for my greeting.

I also used the Row of Hearts stencil to dry emboss my background and the mug from the Sweet Kindness stamp set.

That is it for me today. I hope you enjoyed 
the krafty, coffee lovin' goodness!
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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

CASology #381: Memories

Welcome to 2021. Today we have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog

So looking back we will share our memories.

This card uses a technique I like to call ink layering to create a one layer card that feels like it has dimension. I used the Stampin' Up! set Travel Post stamped in cocoa, linen and cranberry ink. Then I over-stamped the greeting in Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear detail powder. Finally rounding the corners of my rustic ivory card stock. This technique works best when you use a light, medium and dark ink. I hope you will join us in this challenge of memories.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

CASology #380: Snowman

Hey there. The CASology Challenge Blog had a new challenge up on the blog. Our new cue card is snowman. 

 Our generous sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations.

On a white panel I stamped the greeting outlines from the Joy stamp set from Stamplorations in Versafine black ink. I stamped the fill-in Joy with mint ink. Then I die cut the 
Hero Art's snowman from the panel and white fun foam. On a white A2 card I stamped the snow flakes in mint ink and mounted the snowman with the fun foam to pop him off the card front. Using a scrap of mint card stock I stamped the joy again and trimmed to a tag shape tying to to the snowman with black bakers twine. This created a clean, graphic card.

I hope you will plan on joining us for this fun challenge.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Stamplorations Sticker Monday and a Discount Code

 Hello! I am excited to be with you again to share some fun ideas with Stamploration's clear stickers. Today my main focus is Birthday cards with the Happy, Happy sticker set.

Using Kathryn's Big Wish stamp set, I stamped and no-line colored the balloons on a white panel and then positioned my sticker and die cut the panel. Here is a little tip: if your sticker does not cover your entire die cut use clear packing tape to finish covering the area. I then tied the bakers twine over the seam where the sticker and packing tape meet.

My next card uses a technique where you coat the back of the sticker with clear glitter and apply it over a brightly colored panel.

Using the Gift Builder 1 die to cut a window on my front panel, framing the greeting from the Happy, Happy sticker set. I then filled the gift area with glossy accents. With my final card today I wanted to see how alcohol markers would work with the stickers. Good news, they worked great!

The crazy part is I wanted to make a plaid so the sticker has vertical stripes drawn on the front with the markers. Then the sticker was placed on card stock that has horizontal stripes creating a fun plaid.

I used the Circles All Over Texture plate to give my base card  a little something. I hope you enjoyed these ideas and can get a jump on your 2021 birthday cards.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

CASology #379: Wheat

Hey there. The CASology Challenge Blog has a new cue card up. Our new word is wheat. 

I ended up making two cards for this challenge both 4.25" square on kraft card stock. My first card uses an old Gel-A-Tins set, Big and Wild Things. Using just Versafine black ink and black fun foam to give the card neutral, layered dimension. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink Keep it Simple line.

My second card started with a 4.25" by 4.25" kraft card base that I stamped with the CASual Fridays Wheat Wreath stamp. Using navy ink I stamped the wreath on the center of the card and the greeting on a scrap of white card stock. Then I used rose gold embossing powder to emboss the "Grateful" on the card front. Finally I added a few gold beads to the card front with liquid drops.

I can't wait to check out what you make for this fun challenge. You can go check out the team's cards on their blogs.

My first card also fits these two challenges. It was super quick to make and follows the sketch pretty closely.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Stamplorations Sticker Monday and a Discount Code


Hey there. Clear stickers were brand new to me so while I am sharing some Christmas cards with you today, I will share a few tips I learned along the way. I wanted to try placing some die cuts behind my sticker. So I knew that they needed to be really thin. I painted some pink tissue paper with pearlescent watercolors and die cut tiny trees.

Gluing these down to my panel with a glue pen then placing my sticker over the top. I found that using my teflon bone folder helped to smooth out the sticker. This worked perfect and created no halo around the trees. I used the Tis The Season sticker set and the Circles All Over Texture cover-plate die.

My next card used two sticker sets to get a modern, mixed media feel, Mixed Media Backgrounds 2 and Good Tidings.

The other really cool thing about the clear stickers is you can use colored card stock to bring out some of the images on the sticker. When I placed the background sticker on the aqua card stock the ball shape jumped out at me and cried out to be an ornament. So with just some simple black stamping this Christmas card came together quickly.

On my last card I decided to try combining stickers with stamping and die cuts all on one card keeping it clean and simple.

On a white panel I stamped the Yuletide Deer in three colors of ink. Then using the Good Tidings stickers I created a band of graphic greetings across the card. Then using the Christmas Blessings die, I stacked and glued three die cuts together and attached over the band of stickers.

I hope this inspires you to try out the many uses of clear stickers in your cardmaking. I personally can't wait to try some new ideas! Here are two other cards I created with clear stickers, Tis The Season and Good Tidings.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I have a special code for you STAMPGIRLSUES will get you 20% off your order at Stamplorations!

CASology #382: Unite

 Hello. Hope you are all staying healthy. Today we have a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog . Our new cue is... The first thoug...