Sunday, January 20, 2019

CASology #327

It's a sunny albeit cold day here but it's cloudy at CASology.  That's their cue word for this week.
A few stenciled  raindrops are falling from the cloud made with an edge die cut.  The sentiment for this get well card is from MFT.

Thanks for dropping by.  Enjoy your day!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

CAS Stencil - January

There's a new CAS challenge in town and it's the CAS Stencil Challenge.  We all need encouragement to use those stencils we just had to have and this is it.  There are so many different ways to use stencils and I'm sure we'll see a lot of them as the challenge continues.

I have to say right off I'm not real happy with this card.  It didn't turn out quite like I imagined and I had to make a couple of U turns along the way.  The rectangle was cut and colored with Distress Ink using Clarity brushes.  I stenciled the pine tree from TH and clear heat embossed it so the green wouldn't show through the texture paste when I added it through the second layer of stencil.  While the paste was out I stenciled snow from SSS.  The clear embossing didn't help and the 'snow' looked terrible.  High embossing powder to the rescue.  It gave a shiny, puffy look to the snow which I rather like but then it made the snowfall look washed out.  Too bad.  There's no way that chunky ep would work on those little dots.  It still makes a decent Christmas card to add to my stash.

Thanks for dropping by.  I think I'll be spending the day in my craft room as both the snow and the temperature continue to fall.

Addicted to CAS #151

Our host Jaydee has picked a wonderful word for this week's Addicted to CAS.
While doing some purging I found a rub-on with the perfect sentiment to use on my card for this challenge.  I decided on the design but when I went to find the rub-on it had disappeared.  I gave up looking and just printed it with my computer.
I cut a negative heart mask and inked it with Spun Sugar DI.  The bunnies from Mama Elephant are a gift from my friend Michele.  I added a little High Embossing Powder to their tales which wasn't an easy chore.  If you've ever used it you know what I mean.  It's so chunky it doesn't want to stick and you have to heat from underneath or it will blow away.  It does give a great look though.

My team-mates and our guest designer Izzy have some wonderful cards to inspire you.  Please check them out and then make a card for our gallery.  We'd love to see how you interpret the code word.

Just Us Girls #471 - Color Week

It's color week at Just Us Girls and our hostess Angie has chosen these colors for our cards.
That makes it easy because you can choose any colors you want as long as they are pastel.
I recently got the pattern dies from EByE and thought one would make a great background for my flowers, letting the pastel blue show through.  The flowers are from WPlus9 and the sentiment from PTI.

I hope you'll check out what the design team has made for this challenge.  We also have two guest designers this month. Janet and Cindy,  and they have some wonderful projects to inspire you.  If you make a card you may be chosen our Chic of the Week and have a chance at being a future guest designer.

See you in the gallery,

Friday, January 18, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #12

One of my favorite things is the prompt at the Twofer Card Challenge this month.  Birds.  And one bird in particular.  Owls.  So of course I had to include one on my card for the challenge.
The first card is a thank you.
The owl and fox from Gerda Steiner were stamped on Desert Storm and colored with PolyChromos pencils.  The background was inked with Distress Inks and splattered with white paint for stars.  After all owls are nocturnal.

The second card is a birthday card.
Where's the owl you ask?
Here he is!  I made a double slider card so he could hide in the tree until it was time to wish someone a happy birthday.  The tree was made by inking a woodgrain embossing folder with Black Soot DOX.  This was so much fun to make and will probably go to my great grandson on his 6th birthday in April.

So there you have it.  Two cards using the same owl in two different designs for a thank you and a birthday card.

I'm so glad you dropped by.  I love it when you leave a comment.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

AAA Cards #131 and Seize the Birthday #157

AAA Cards is trying a new format this year in order to help people keep their cards clean and simple.  This time there's a sketch with an optional twist of pastel.  I turned the sketch sideways.
The flowers are from Catherine Pooler and the sentiment from SSS.

I'm also sending this to Seize the Birthday where the topping is "Stamping Only".  This qualifies.

Thanks for dropping by.