Saturday, September 26, 2020

Just Us Girls #555 - Photo Challenge

Cecile is this week's host at Just Us Girls and for the Photo Challenge she has chosen this:

I thought the stars and colors would make a great masculine card.

I started out by stamping the stripes with an MFT background stamp, cut off the corner and added it to my card base.  The Altenew sentiment was stamped in the same color although it doesn't look like it.  The MFT stars were cut from a scrap of blue polka dot and plain red and scattered about.

What do you think of when you see the photo?  Want to see what the Design Team and our guest designer Lindsey did?  Head on over to Just Us Girls for plenty of inspiration.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Color Hues #2

Today's card is for Color Hues #2.  I thought the colors would work well for a masculine card and that's what I had in my mind when I started.  

The background was made with my NBUS Square Dance stencils from The Greetery in Chipped Sapphire and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks.  I trimmed it down and added a branch from Altenew's Leafy Canopy (also NBUS and something I've been waiting for like forever.)  The top leaves are popped up as is the sentiment from PTI, white heat embossed on a scrap colored with Chipped Sapphire.  I know it looks black in the photo.  Leaves are okay on a masculine card, right?

I hope you're having a great day.  Thanks for taking the time to drop by.

Monday, September 21, 2020

CAS(E) This Sketch #390

This week's CAS(E) this Sketch was a fairly simple one in my mind.  I need a card for my Sister-in-law who's having a hip replacement the first of the month and this sketch was perfect.

I stamped Weekend Doodles on Bristol and colored with Zigs.  They gave me the light look I was going for.  I heat embossed the sentiment from MSE on vellum and wrapped it around.  EZPZ.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge September 2020

The fact that I found a stamp set I brought with me at the last minute that was hidden in a hastily packed bag means I can enter the CAS Christmas Challenge- Tree. 

The tree and sentiment are from RC and the dome die from WF.  I stamped the tree with C9 Parsley and clear heat embossed it, then colored the circles with Zigs and added Glossy Accents over them.  I embossed the panel behind and lightly inked with Speckled Egg before popping up the domed panel with foam.  The sentiment looks crooked but then so does the bottom of the card.  A photo mystery for sure.

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Just Us Girls #554 - Color Challenge

 It's Color Week at Just Us Girls 

and Carol has chosen these colors for our cards.

You know me.  I'm all about the flowers 

and I had the perfect stamp from WPlus 9.

I used Distress Inks on watercolor paper and then added a few black splatters.  The original sentiment stamping didn't want to make a clear impression so I pressed harder on my MISTI and it ended up looking terrible.  I stamped a different sentiment on Neenah, cut it with a PFS die to cover the messy one and popped it up with foam.

The Design Team and our guest designer Lindsey have some beautiful cards to inspire you to join our challenge.  You could be chosen Chic of the Week with a chance to be a future next guest.