Monday, May 10, 2021

CAS Christmas - May 2021 and Inkspirational #238

While looking for a foliage and berries stamp for CAS Christmas I found one that also works for the sketch challenge at Inkspirational.

The image is an old one from Penny Black, heat embossed in gold and watercolored with Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from PTI.  

I'm glad you dropped by.  Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Just Us Girls #583 - Trend Week

Ina is host for Trend Week at Just Us Girls and this is what she chose:

I went from making very layered cards to clean and simple ones and am now working my way back - part way. I'll never give up CAS cards but I love adding layers too.  My card is a little different in the layer department.
Although I did layer the main panel on some leftover green, most of my layers are on the wreath from The Greetery.  To get a variety of greens I used my gel plate and Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink, adding layers of ink to make it darker.  Aha!  Another way to layer. ;)  I stamped the sentiment and then embossed the panel with the Subtle folder.

The Design Team and our guest designer Jacinda would love to see your layered cards.  You can check out their cards first if you need some inspiration.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Color Hues #17

Red and orange.  That a bright and cheery color combination and one that Color Hues wants us to use on our cards.  I aim to please.

I just had to have this three layer stencil from The Greetery and only used it once so thought it was time to get it out again.  It was inked using Distress Inks: first layer Crackling Campfire, second Carved Pumpkin and the third a lighter version of the first.  No need to tell me the darkest color should be the overlap.  I just didn't plan the colors well but I loved the results so I carried on. A couple of die cut flowers layered up and a sentiment on an Altenew label die was all I needed to finish it off.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Card Concept #154

The Card Concept theme is Mother's Day but since my mother is gone I made a Thinking of You card because I do think of her almost every day.

The bouquet is from Concord and 9th, colored with Altenew artist markers.  To finish off my clean and layered card I added a border made on my gel plate and a sentiment from The Ton.

Thanks for dropping by.  I love it when you do.