Wednesday, July 17, 2019

CAS Christmas July Reminder - Snowflake

Hi everyone.  This is the reminder post for the July Snowflake challenge at CAS Christmas.


And this is my CAS card.


I purchased a laminator in February to do some foiling and am finally trying it now.  My husband beat me to it and used it once to laminate a sheet.  The snowflake was heat embossed with clear embossing powder on Whisper White cardstock then foiled with Iridescent Deco Art foil.  I tried to capture the shine in the photo below.


I was planning to negative foil the sentiment to match, but my laminator quit working!  Very frustrating since this is my first time using it.  So instead, the sentiment was white heat embossed then ombre coloured with Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks.  Added a Crystal Clear confetti circle to the centre of the snowflake to finish.


There is one week left to enter the challenge.  If you need more inspiration, check out what our guest Jane (Onions and Paper) and my team have created over on the challenge blog HERE.  Thank you for visiting.












Challenges:
Sugar Pea Designs - Mix It Up #57 
Merry Little Christmas - #12 July Anything Christmas Goes
The Cat's Pajamas - #359 Christmas in July
AAA Cards - #144 Maxi White Space optional twist Christmas in July
Mod Squad - Christmas in July

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Birthday, Bonnie!

Hello there.  It's another birthday celebration over at CAS Watercolour card challenge


and this time it's the fabulous Bonnie's birthday today.  I finally met her in person in May at the ESCR retreat.  In fact, I was lucky enough to craft right beside her!  She is kind and sweet and so much fun.  Love her North Carolina accent, too!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONNIE!!


Not sure if she received her card yet, but here is her bouquet of flowers birthday card.


This was really simple.  The Floral Bouquet was white heat embossed on a stitched rectangle die cut from mixed media paper.  It was watercolored with Tombow brush markers and a waterbrush.


The sentiment was white heat embossed on a scrap of black cardstock, then die cut out with a Sentiment Label die.  Purple splatters and clear shimmer on the flowers finished off the card.

I've had this stamp for quite a while now, so I was pleased to finally use it.  Thank you for stopping by.







Challenges:
CAS Watercolour - July Bouquet of Flowers
AAA Birthday - Game #3 For the Girls
Less is More - #399 Celebrations
SSS Flickr - #127 Split, Splat, Splatter   (SSS products used: Jumbo Stripes, Stitched Rectangle die, Sentiment Labels die)



Memory Box DT Post - Blend and Emboss

Hello there.  Join me over on the Memory Box blog HERE where I share a couple of quick cards made with two basic techniques.  Here’s a sneak peek.



Thank you for dropping by.  Have a wonderful week


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Memory Box DT Post - Stripes

Hello everyone.  I'm over on the Memory Box blog with a thank you card set inspired by this month’s Stripes challenge.  To check out the details, click HERE.


Challenges:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground - #356 Use Snippets
Creative with Stamps - #40 Stripes


Thank you for dropping in.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Another Tropical Beach Scene

Hello there.  I intended to post this card yesterday, but a mishap right at the end almost got it tossed! 😂 I was not feeling well, so I left it instead.  Waking up this morning and thinking clearly with a fresh set of eyes, I saved it!


I just got this sweet Beach Scene die from Pretty Pink Posh and wanted to use it before it collected dust. 🙈  Started by die cutting the beach scene from a scrap of mixed media paper.  Using Zig markers and a waterbrush, watercoloured the individual die-cut sections.  Spritz them with a Sparkle spray for some shimmer.   While they dried, applied Kraft ink with a blending brush through a Wave stencil onto Kraft cardstock for a tone-on-tone look.


Assembling the beach scene onto the Kraft panel was like doing a jigsaw puzzle.  Added Crystal Glaze to the surfboard for some dimension... and then it happened!  Wasn’t paying attention and smeared the glaze all over the sand, onto the circle frame and even onto the Kraft panel!  So this morning, another beach scene was die cut from mixed media paper.  Watercoloured the sand section to replace the old one, stacked the circle frame to cover up and used a sand eraser to remove from the Kraft panel - all fixed!


Heat embossed the sentiment directly onto the Kraft panel with white embossing powder to finish.  Whew!  Thank you for visiting.  Enjoy your day.










Challenges:
The Paper Players - #449 Water Sports (surfing)
Double D - Tropical
Addicted to CAS - #163 Heat
SSS IG - July Watercolor