Sunday, March 17, 2019

CAS Christmas March Reminder - Deer

Hello there!  This is the reminder post for our first birthday Deer challenge at CAS Christmas.


 Here's my card.

I love using critters as letters in sentiments and this little reindeer looked like a "Y" to me, so that's how this card came about.  The reindeer was stamped with Copic friendly black ink on a scrap of X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.

The background was created by ink smooshing Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink with a piece of acetate on a stitched rectangle die cut from Bristol paper.  Merry was die cut from white and black scraps and offset.  Christmas was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Clear shimmer added to merry and Crystal Glaze added to Rudolph's nose finished off the card (wasn't able to capture in the photo).  Oh, and Rudolph was popped up on black fun foam.

Chrissie from Simply One of a Kind is our guest this month.  And did I mention there are a couple of prizes up for grabs?  For details and more inspirations, head on over to the blog HERE.  The challenge ends in a week on March 24.  Hope you will play along.  Thank you for visiting.  

Christmas Kickstart - #6 Moves on Hooves
Merry Little Christmas - #8 March Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft - #32 March Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - #212 Tristan's All About Occasions

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Masking a Playroom Scene

Hello everyone!  Winnie  and Walter (W&W) turned 5 last month and celebrated with a Birthday Bash of fun challenges ending tomorrow.  I started out with a simple baby nursery scene card in mind, but it morphed into a full blown playroom! 😂   Here's my card.

I love stretching supplies, so when W&W's February Leading Lady Rosali altered a couple of stamps to create a Yeti family, it inspired me to stretch a couple of Christmas sets and have the snowboarding yeti hang up his snowboard for a ride on his rocking horse in his playroom!  Images were stamped with Copic friendly black ink on an A2 X-press It cardstock panel and coloured in with Copics.  I had to do some strategic masking because the yeti's right leg had to be in front while the left leg was behind.  Not only was there masking directly on the stamp, mask modifications (pictured below) were required to achieve this scene.

Had this not been a masking challenge, it would have been easier just to stamp the images separately and hand cut them out.  Anyway, the floor area was masked off next and Minty Mint dye ink was blended on with a Clarity brush through a Ticking Stripe stencil to create the wall.  Masked the wall and the "baseboard", then sponged on Kraft ink for the floor.  The sentiment was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I would have called it done for a simple nursery scene, but thought it looked too empty.  I decided to take it a step further and added a couple of stuffed animals and a tennis ball to create a playroom.  The images were stamped again with Copic friendly black ink on scraps of X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then fussy cut out.  Stacked a couple of pierced white rectangle frames from my stash then assembled the card onto a white top folding card base to finish.

I had a lot of fun with this one.  Thank you for stopping by.

Winnie & Walter - Five Challenge with Shay (5 images and 5 stamp sets - Winter Woodland, Dog-gone Cute, Welcome to the Family, Nutcracker Kisses and Yetitide Greetings)
Winnie & Walter - 3+Stamp Set Challenge with Kelly (5 stamp sets used - see above)
Watercooler Wednesday - #212 Tristan's All About Occasions
Love to Craft - March Anything Goes

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Memory Box Blog Post

Happy Sunday everyone!  I'm up on the Memory Box blog today with a couple of CAS cards using products from the 2019 Spring Collection.  For all the details, click HERE.

 Thank you and  enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

CAS Christmas March Challenge - Deer

Hello everyone!  We are celebrating our first birthday this month at CAS Christmas.  It's been an amazing and fun year.  I must admit it was weird making Christmas cards in the spring and summer, but it sure paid off when the Christmas holiday season came around.  So for our anniversary month, Susan is our host and she has chosen Deer as the theme.

Here's my CAS card.

A pinking edge rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock with the Tilda Cutaway.  Using my MISTI, the rainbow sentiment backdrop (ampersand is from Grand Merry) was stamped with Catherine Pooler mini inks.

For some sparkle, stamped the deer with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel onto a split black/white card base to finish.  This was so easy, I actually made a cards set.  

That's it from me.  But there are more inspirations from my team and our guest Chrissie of Simply One of a Kind on the challenge blog HERE.  Hope to see your card or cards in the gallery.  The challenge ends on March 24.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - Five Challenge with Shay (5 stamped sentiments)
Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - Card Set Challenge with Heather 
Winnie & Walter 5th Birthday Bash - 3+ Stamp Set Challenge with Kelly (Winter Woodland, In a Word: Merry & In a Word: Grand Merry for the ampersand)

Memory Box Blog Post

Good morning everyone!  I'm sharing a sneak peek of this faux stained glass card posted over on the Memory Box blog HERE.  Would love for you to pop by there and check it out.  You'll also have a chance to win the giveaway as part of Blitz week!

Thank you for dropping by.