Saturday, May 27, 2017

Addicted to CAS #112

Well look who's hosting Addicted to CAS this week?  That means that I got to choose the code word.
It's that time of year when we're all needing graduation cards so I thought this would be a great word.  I  know I need at least two of them since we have two grandchildren graduating from high school the end of the month. I don't have any mortarboard stamps or dies so I had to think outside the box for a masculine card.

Chase's school colors are black and gold so I die cut the numbers from MFT out of black cardstock and black fun foam and mounted them over the already embossed gold paper.  EZPZ QACAS.

We hope you join us for this 'Graduation' challenge.  The Design Team has cards to inspire you over on the blog and if that's not enough incentive, how about a  gift certificate from Create a Smile.  They are offering a $15 gift to the winner of the challenge.

And don't forget that your cards need to be Clean and Simple.


Just Us Girls #395

It's photo week at Just Us Girls and Nancy has this delicious looking one for you to be inspired by.
I saw that scrolled heart and knew exactly that I was going to base my card on it, making a wedding card for a soon to be married grandson.

For the background I white embossed a stamp from CP.  I actually did this three times, once with Sparkle embossing powder and once with Perfect Pearls but they both looked too yellow to me so I went with the white one. The scrolled heart is from Serendipity and I keep forgetting I have it.  It came to mind the minute I saw the heart in the photo.  The sentiment is silver embossed on a scalloped oval of vellum and to add more silver, I took a cardboard heart and heat embossed it in silver three times to give it a smooth finish.

How will you be inspired by the photo?  Will you do cookies?  Or something all in white?  Whatever it is, we'd love to see your creation in the gallery.  If you need some inspiration, check out what the Design Team has done.



Friday, May 26, 2017

Less Is More #329

I think geometrics make great masculine cards and here's mine for Less Is More.
The hexagon coverplate from PTI was embossed onto Neenah and then some were cut out, stamped with Altenew gray inks and popped up.  The SSS 'Enjoy" was cut from the same Smokey Shadow as the card base.

Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Inspired by All the Little Things #57

Oh what a lovely bunch of tulips they have for their inspiration at Inspired by All the Little Things.  I do have some tulip stamps but none of them seemed enough so I went in a totally different direction.

Using the Harleen stencil from W&W, I colored it with Distress Inks in the colors of the photo.  I stamped the EbyE sentiment on vellum so the beautiful colors could show through.

Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CAS(E) This Sketch #222

The sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch this week could go so many ways that it was difficult to pick one. I stamped images to color while I was on vacation and never got around to it so I decided to use some of them.
The images are all from MFT's Polynesian Paradise colored with Zigs.  The sentiment is from WPlus9 embossed in white.

Instagram here I come!  I have had an account but have not posted any of my cards there.  I got a few pointers from Michele yesterday and now I'm plunging headlong into it.  I hope you will follow me and if you have an account please let me know so I can follow you.