Saturday, September 21, 2019

Impact Critters


Hello there.  Popping in on the last weekend of summer here to share a clean and simple (CAS) card made for My Favorite Things (MFT) 2019 annual Card Design Superstar contest in the Clean and Simple Genius category.

A couple of CAS challenges were inspirations for my card.


Dies: Adorable Elephants, Impact Alphabet, Blueprint Sketch 25 (retired)

Started by stamping the elephant from Adorable Elephants with Copic friendly black ink on Copic friendly paper.  Coloured in with Copics then die cut out with the coordinating die.


An aqua piece of cardstock was then die cut with a stitched rectangle die from Blueprint Sketch 25 (retired).  Next, the Impact Alphabet letters M and S were die cut from the panel.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base, then inlaid the letters die cut from black.  Die cut the letters again from white shimmer cardstock and offset them for a shadow effect.  Popped up the elephant image with foam tape for a bit of dimension.  Added the white embossed on black cardstock you sentiment from Bitty Birthday Wishes to finish.


Then last night, I found out that a friend was in the hospital.  So I created this fun "cheeky" (pun intended) card for her.  

Essential Speech Bubbles (retired), Blueprint Sketch 25 (retired)

As you can see, I used the same design and followed the same process as above, except for a couple of additional steps:  
1. ink blended the letters with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar distress inks  
2. partial die cut the sentiment with the Essential Speech Bubbles die.


The I'm Sorry is meant for a birthday, but I though it worked for a get well card by writing "I hope you feel better soon..." on the inside.  I really hope this makes her smile like I was while making it. 😂


Love the large size of the Impact Alphabet dies and with so many critter stamps, the possibilities are endless.  And that doe it for me.  Thank you for dropping by. 





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16 comments:

Colleen said...

Trina this is just fantastic! You are a wealth of ideas! I so enjoy visiting you here and seeing what you have made, you have inspired me my friend and I have made a few cards with your techniques in mind! I just haven't posted them yet!! thank you! Have a fabulous week! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Mia said...

Trina, these are BEAUTIFUL and super CUTE!!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

Brenda in IN said...

Such cute, fun cards. I love the sweet elephant and that I'm sorry is a hoot.

Christine Alexander said...

Trina, these are such fun cards, I'm sure your friend will love the get well card :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Two fabulous CAS cards, love so much your brilliant designs!!

Izzy Scrap said...

Adorable, cute, CAS and so fun ! Love both, Trina. You rock with these two cards ! xx

Mac Mable said...

Such fun both of them. Super cute and fabulously adorable x. So creative with the letters and the critters x

Bonnie said...

Well it makes me smile and I'm sure it will lift the spirits of your friend! Love the elephant too! Both are phamtastic and so CAS!

Michelle W said...

Wow Trina, they are both stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More and AAA Cards and good luck in the Superstar contest!!

nancy littrell said...

Such Fun get well and miss you card designs, Trina. They are both CAS and so creative and clever. I just LOVE your CAS style. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Jane said...

Crisp, clean and very adorable. Good luck with the competition, you'd definitely be a winner if I was picking! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, I look forward to seeing you join in with future challenges too.

Cindy H. said...

Love both of your cards! Good luck in the contest!!

Nonni said...

These are both too cute to be true! Love your creative idea with the MFT critters and alphabet dies. These cards will totally bring a smile to the recipient's face! Thank you for joining us at Less Is More!

Loll said...

Such fun designs Trina. This is sure to make your friend smile when she gets her get-well card! :) xx

Ela said...

I LOVE these cards, they are so much fun! I adore the smimplicity!
Hugs
Ela

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are so adorable, Trina! Love your Copic coloring and the shadow effect of the die-cut sentiments!
Hideko xx