CAS Smile

Hi, people! Today I have a clean and simple card that was inspired by the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at the MFT blog. Check it out-

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I started by making some score marks on the bottom section of the card. You can’t really see them in the photo, but trust me they are there!! Then I masked off that section and did some stenciling with the MFT Radiating Rays stencil and 2 shades of purple Distress Ink. My go-to word die, the Smile Dies from MFT, made its way onto the center of the card to complete the CAS design. I am in love with CAS cards and this is one of my favorites. There is texture and dimension but a lot of white space.

Let me know if you played along with the challenge, I love seeing everyone’s interpretation of the sketch!  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

 

A Halloween Hello

Hi, everyone! I’ve got my first, and probably last, Halloween card of the year to share with you today. I used colors from Color Throwdown and a sketch from MFT as inspiration. Check it out-

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I used MFT’s Witch Way is the Candy stamp set, stitched circles, and some Distress Inks on this card to create a Halloween night. I don’t really dig the sentiments with 2 sizes, so I did some surgery and cut off the big hello from the set and inserted a smaller hello from a different set to create a consistently sized greeting. I hope you can’t notice it’s not meant to be like that! Some simple Copic coloring and paper layering completed the card.

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

LOL

Hi, everyone!! Can we talk about inappropriate cards?! Because they are my favorite. I hesitate to post them, though. Y’all will either love them or hate them. But I love them so that’s enough, right? The theme over at CASology this week is LOL. At first I thought about using an AI old lady- because, they’re hilarious. But then I saw my new stencil from SSS and needed to try it out. So here is what I came up with-

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I ink blended over the stencil using way too many shades of green. Then added splatter, splatter, and more splatter. A heat embossed greeting from Gina Marie Designs was the perfect touch of humor and snark and I am in love with this card.

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I was able to work out my lighting problems in my craft garage today, too! Turns out it wasn’t a lighting problem at all. It was an editing problem! I have always just used Instagram’s editor. But my friend Lauren from @fargofarmhouse on Instagram suggested I use a different app. Snapseed was the solution! Anyways, I hope you like the card and sorry for the long chat. Have a great day!

You’re the Best

Hello, everyone! I am back with a card along with a matching envelope! I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as inspiration.

I loved the sketch and thought that I would try my hand at the challenge. Check out my interpretation.

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I used an Altenew cover die over some Distress Ink blending on a gray card base, This was a really simple card but I love the design.

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Thanks for stopping by and make sure to play along with FMS, you might win a prize!

I’m Back!!!!!

For my today I wanted to make something that emulated my card making style: clean, simple, and modern.
 
To get back into things, I participated in the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
 
I like the simplicity of the sketch and limited layers. Check out my take on the sketch.
 
 
 
 
 
I used MFT’s Birthday Chicks stamps and dies, Smile dies, and Large Polka Dot stencil on this card. Heat embossing and some Copic coloring added texture and interest to the CAS design.
 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy my new blog!

Smile

Hey, guys! I have a really cool card to share with you. I made this card for my aunt, Susie. I found some inspiration for her card from a couple challenges.

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I love the color peach in card making. It’s a super fun color but isn’t too bright. I thought it would be a perfect color to color in some flowers with, which worked well with the sketch challenge, too!

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I started by creating the light gray frame with MFT’s Zig Zag Rectangle dies. Then I added in a trio of flowers and some leaves. The placement of the Copic colored flowers sorta stumped me for a while. But I think it worked out in the end. A die cut “Smile” backed with some MFT patterned paper finished it off! I really love this card and hope Susie does, too!

CASology: FOIL

Hey, guys! I have a really fun card to share today! This week’s cue card at CASology is FOIL. I don’t have any foiling products in my stash so I got creative with my card for today. Check it out-

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FOIL is a math term that I am not even going to try to explain in depth, but basically it’s a multiplication method- First, Outside, Inside, Last is what the acronym stands for. So I grabbed a set from Mama Elephant and stamped out my “sentiment.” Then I used a large polka dot stencil from MFT to add a nice soft background to the panel. I cut it down a bit on all four sides and added it to a Soft Stone card base.

Make sure to head over to the CASology blog to see what the other Design team members created this week and try to play along if you get the chance!

Hello, Darling

Hi, guys! I have a really cool card to share with y’all today! I tried some no line coloring using a beautiful rose stamp from Altenew. The color inspiration came from this week’s Color Throwdown challenge. Check it out-

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I really liked the coral color and had the perfect Copics to recreate the right shades on my floral image.

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I simply stamped the image in a light gray ink and colored it in! I freehanded a stem and some leaves, which could be better, but I think it turned out well. The sentiment comes from Occassional Labels by Mama Elephant. I added the panel to a light kraft colored base and some sequins finished it off.

I’m thinking this will be one that goes to Cher. 🙂

Hey, Honey!

Hi guys! If anyone remembers, I was head over heals for the Bitty Bears that Birdie Brown gave us a little while back. But I’ve actually only made a couple cards with them. So I was on a mission to use one of my favorite bears in the set for this weeks sketch at the MFT blog.

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Within the the smaller framed in portion of the sketch, I thought that the tiny bear would feel at home. Check it out-

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I started by creating a couple frames with the  double stitched rectangle dies. Then I did some stenciling with distress inks to create some yellow clouds. Next, I used a “hey” die with yellow and black card stock for my sentiment. Then I popped up the little bear with a foam square. And you can’t really see his face in the photo, but I used a black glaze pen on his eyes and nose. Finally, a sprinkling of clear Nuevo drops added a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Call Me Debby

Hey, everyone. If you’ve been around the card making industry for a minute, you know who Debby Hughes is. And I think she is incredible. So I wanted to channel my inner Debby and create a soft, floral, masterpiece. I got some more inspiration from the Color Throwdown challenge-

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So when I saw these colors I knew I wanted to try coloring with Copics in gray card stock. Here’s how it turned out-

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I first stamped the image using my stamping platform with Versamark, I heard you’re not supposed to use Copics on embossing powder, so I didn’t, but who knows if that’s a real thing or not. Anyways, I colored with a pair of pink Copics. Then I put the panel back in my stamping platform and inked it up again with Versamark so I could white heat emboss the rose- which is from Altenew. I foam mounted the gray panel onto a kraft card base and added a sentiment label from Mama Elephant’s Occasional Labels set. A few splatters of white ink and a trio of Pretty Ponk Posch sparkling clear sequins finished this card.

 

Thanks for for stopping by and go show Debby some love over at limedoodledesigns.com!