Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Casual Fridays CFC36

The project this week at CAS-ual Fridays is to create a clean and simple project that is only black and white. (No other colors are allowed not even a speck.)

The stamps that I used are Stampin Up: The background stamp is called "Dots and Daisies" and the sentiment is from "All Natural".
I masked off 1 inch from the bottom of the card and stamped the top using Brillance Black ink. Then I tied a black and white ribbon on the bottom and stamped my sentiment. This card was assembled in a fairly short time. Trying to decide on the paper and stamps was the hard part for me.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012


Yesterday (Day 8), on the CAS online card class, Jennifer Mcguire showed us how to do the "Mirrior Image" technique. Before I stamped my birds on my paper, I practiced the technique on scrap paper. (I stamped on the plastic for a very long time before I was satisfied with the results.) I tried stamping the image on the back of a clear stamp, but I didn't get a very good impression. Then I tried using a piece of vellum, but I still didn't get a good impression. So, I used a clear sheet of plastic packaging and that worked very well. After I traced over the image with a black copic marker my image looked like it had been stamped in the normal way. This is a cool technique and I had fun experimenting to get the results that I wanted.The stamps that I used are Hero Arts: Hugs & Kisses Birds CG155 and Paris CL325. This is all for now and will be back again soon. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just Saying Hello

I made this card for the CAS online card class. This is an inspiration from Kristina Werner's card from Day 6 of the class. I liked her design but did not want to use the same flower as she did. I to use a different flower and after searching long and hard for a flower for the center, I decided to use a medallion. I tied embroidery floss around the card and to me the floss looks like the stem of the flower and the bow the leaves.
The cut out scallop circle was cut out with a spellbinders nestabilities scallop circle die. I stamped the Antique Background CG120 on the front with tea dye distress ink and drew faux stitching lines around the scallop edge. This was very easy to make and did not take a long time. I am liking the CAS cards more and more and this style seems to be growing on me.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sending Love Your Way

I have been so busy since the Holidays have come to an end that I haven't had much time to sit down and make any cards. I made this card a few days before the first half of the Hero Arts Challenge ended and this is the only time that I have had to post this card. Oh well, better late than never.

I stamped the flower pattern stamp (Hero Arts CG330) onto a light lavender cardstock and then embossed with white embossing powder. After the image cooled, I colored all of the blank space with a versa mark pen. The clear pen darkened the paper and I like the effect of simply coloring with a clear pen. The sentiment (Tree Bird Hero Arts CL182) was embossed with a very light lavender embossing embossing powder. (It looks white in the picture.) The flower was made out of pink tissue paper. I punched out 15 scalloped circles and punched a small hole in the middle of all the circles and placed a small pink brad to hold all the layers together. The next thing that I did was scrunch the paper around the brad and fluffed out the paper and attached it to the card and added pink pearls. I am entering this card in the Hero Arts January2012B challenge. I hope that I am able to make a few more cards.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays CFC Challenge 33

Hello Everyone,
Here is my card for the CAS-ual Fridays (CFC 33) challenge. I found this challenge to be fun and I enjoyed every minute creating this card. I love the rustic look of Kraft paper and twine together.

I stamped the flowers with Penney Black stamp set Flowers & Wishes 30-047 and colored the images with Copic markers (YG67-Moss, E04-Lipstick Natural, and Reddish Brash-E17)and one Bic Marker (Blue Skies Blue). The sentiment comes from Penney Black "To You" stamp set 30-067. The card base is 4 1/4" x 11" and opens from the side and the Kraft panel is 4" x 5 1/4". Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate the comments.