CYCI #139

Hi everybody! It’s a color week at CanYouCaseIt? and it’s all about all the colors!

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Whenever I need some color inspiration I immediately check out Mayuri on Instagram! Her cards are always so colorful and always filled with fun! That’s where I got the idea for this card!

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I decided to go with some warm colors for my card! I love autumn and since it’s finally here, I thought this combo would be perfect! I started by simply adding some watercolor to my card front where I knew I wanted my circle frame to be. I concentrated on the mid left area to have the most color. Then I added my die cut frame and stamped my sentiment from W+9. This was a super quick and easy card that could easily be reproduced and have a different looking background each and every time! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head over to CYCI? for more inspiration and join in on the fun!

Hamster Stampede

Hi, everyone!! I’m here to share a super fun card with you all today! I was inspired by a card from Friday Finally! I loved her Lawn Fawn hamster filled pumpkin patch so much that I had to put my own spin on a hamster stampede. For my card I used mushrooms instead. I also got inspiration from The Color Throwdown– using blue, peach, and gray, as well as AAA Cards– upcycling( I stole one of my girlfriend’s paint chips).

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I started by doing all of my stamping, watercoloring, die cutting and fussy cutting. I don’t have the coordinating You Gnome Me dies yet, but they’re on my wish list! I used my Zigs to watercolor all the images. Then I did some ink blending on my card base to add some color to the background. I picked an ink that matched the hamsters pretty well! Next I assembled my card using two different sized of foam dots as well as some tape runner. Finally, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink from Poppy Stamps.

Here are the challenges I mentioned above!

CYCI #138

Hi, crafty people! It’s time for another CanYouCaseIt? challenge- and its a SHAKER challenge! I have been addicted to shakers for the last couple weeks! I’m very excited to share this one with you!

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As you can see from the sketch, it can be any shape! So I decided to use one of the funnest shaker products from Queen & Co. for my card. Its a whole shaker kit- foam piece, acetate, card base, and top white layer. All I needed to add was the beads and the sentiment! This was so easy to create! I used the “Blessed” die from W+9 along with some vellum and added some blues with my Zigs.

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  Foam Front Shaker Kit-Lines-Queen & Co.

Craft Medley Glass Bead Kit

W+9 “Blessed” Die

 

CYCI #137

Hi everybody! Its time for another CanYouCaseIt? challenge!!! This week happens to be a COLOR challenge! And the colors are Chartreuse, Gray, and Flamingo! I love this combo but don’t use it very often- thats what I love about color challenges! Heres what I did with this week’s color scheme!

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I decided to make a shaker this week! I’ve been seeing these full-card shakers all over so I decided to give it a try!

First, I made my card base by using the largest stitched stacked square dies from Kat Scrappiness! Then I used it again along with the next smallest die to create a frame. I kept the negative from the frame to use as my background. I used Peeled Paint Distress Ink for my sky and Pumice Stone for the island that the flamingos are standing on. Speaking of flamingos- I stamped them with Versafine and watercolored them with my Zigs. They don’t look too pink in the photo (shrimp shortage here in Minnesota) but they are pink in real life! After gluing all of these elements flat to my card base I added some sequins and glitter on top. I chose a green and silver sequin along with flat hearts from Crate Paper and some pink glitter. Finally, I popped up the frame that I had cut earlier and watercolored it in pink and gray and attached a piece of acetate to keep all of the shaker bits inside. And that finished it! This was actually super easy to do!

Heres the link to the CYCI? challenge! Hope to see you playing along with us this week!

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CTD409

HI, everyone! Thanks for checking out my blog! Today I have a card for this week’s Color Throwdown challenge using light blue, yellow, black, and white! These colors were the perfect opportunity for a non-traditional Christmas card. I pulled out Lawn Fawn’s Toboggan Together set for this snowy scene.

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I started by ink blending a soft yellow sky onto my card base and stamping the sentiment. Then I cut a small snowy hill to add to the scene. I ran a snow marker along the top border to add some texture. I also added some snow to the sky simply by randomly dotting the card base. Next, I stamped and die cut some images from Toboggan Together and watercolored them in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a water brush. I used pop dots behind them and placed them on the hill to finish off the card! Hope you like it and join in on the challenge!

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http://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2016/09/color-throwdown-409.html

 

Life’s a Beach

Hi, crafty friends! Tonight I have a super fun card to share with you! Its for the current CASology challenge- BEACH! When I saw the cue card for this challenge I knew I had to use this image from Lawn Fawn on my card! And when I saw Cindy B. Designs was the sponsor- I had to make sure it was a good one! So I broke out all my favorite things for this card: water coloring, Copics, and heat embossing! Here’s a look!

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I started by adding the “beach” on my card using a dotting technigue with three earth tone Copics. Then I heat embossed my sentiment in white and added a quick wash of blue with a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. For my focal image, I die cut the flamingo and watercolored her in with my Zigs. Something was missing so I added a small flower in her “hair” and rounded the corners! Hope you head over to CASology and check out the challenge as well as Cindy’s cite!

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http://casology.blogspot.com/2016/09/week-214-beach.html?m=1

Boot Flowers

Hello, everybody!!! I finally got a chance to participate in a few challenges! It’s been a busy few weeks! I used the photo inspiration from Inspired by All the Little Things, a sketch from The Challenge, as well as the New Technique theme from AAA Cards! I was inspired by the photo by using similar colors and adding some florals as the main image! The new technique I used was stenciling! Here’s how it turned out!

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I started by taping down a striped stencil to my card base. Then I used Distress inks to add color. Next, I stamped, Copic colored, and watercolored with my Zigs an image from MFT’s You Gnome Me stamp set. I fussy cut them out with my AMAZING new scissors from EK Success! Then I popped it up on my card along with a vellum die cut circle. For the sentiment, I used a few words from the mini Crazy Birds set from Tim Holtz. I love how this card turned out and it was so much fun making a card for challenges again! Here they are-

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http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.ca/?m=1

http://inspiredbyallthelittlethings.blogspot.com/2016/09/inspired-by-vicki-burdick-sunflowers.html?m=1

http://aaacards.blogspot.com/2016/08/game-72-new-to-you-technique.html?m=1