Sunday, March 18, 2018

Shiny Flowers

Ooooo shiny!
I started my CAS (clean and simple) card kick with these cards, although this blog post is not first.

I'm entering these cards into two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Easter/Spring Inspiration and
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Easter Inspired.
Snapdragon Snippets Silhouette Design #17704
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Materials
metallic papers; gems; and Silhouette Cameo (in my case Cameo 3)

In Silhouette Studio adjust the size of the design to your card base, and cut out all pieces. Add gems and glue to card. Send to people who love shiny things!

It's hard to get the lighting perfect with reflective cards.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bright and Sunny Wishes!

Sending bright and sunny wishes!
Right now I'm on a CAS (clean and simple) card kick. These two are my latest efforts. The embossed paper and various paper patterns keep these from being too boring. I think they'll do nicely at brightening up someone's day!

I'm entering these cards into two challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 376 and
Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday February 2018.
Jillibean Soup Clear Stamps Sunshine
Jillibean Soup Large Circle Shaker Dies Set
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder in Sunflower
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Materials
green card base; various papers: green embossed, green pattern, 3 yellow patterns; paper cutter; heating tool; and die cutting machine

Start by die cutting two suns. Using Versamark I stamped the sentiment and added embossing powder. A quick bit of heating and the words were nice and shiny. Cut your paper to size, glue everything on going by the template, and you've got a CAS greeting card!

Template for MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 376.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Penguin-ing to look like a gift card holder!

Christmas is coming up fast!
I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 15 – Clever Gift Packaging and
Simon Says Stamp: Work it Wednesday August/September 2017.
I must be a little rusty with my crafting skills; I made a few obvious mistakes with this one. But I like how it turned out overall. I used the gift card holder die from Lawn Fawn for the base, covered the bottom to keep it snowy, and blended Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Broken China for the sky. After removing the paper at the bottom, the snow background stamp from Lawn Fawn's "Snow Cool" was used with Colorbox White Pigment Ink and Recollections Pearl Embossing Powder in Snow, heated to set.

The penguins and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn's "Here We Go A-Waddling". I stamped them on white cardstock with Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black. The colors used for the penguins were Spectrum Noir True Black, GY4, DR3. and LG5. After cutting them out, I glued them on and stamped the sentiment in Colorbox Pigment Ink in Archival Black. Because I didn't use my MISTI, I couldn't re-stamp when it didn't take well the first time. I still added Recollections Detail Embossing Power in Ebony and headed to set it. A little glue on the tabs and it's ready to go.

Before gluing up.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Summer Sunshine and
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday June 2017: Summer Icons.
After planning and executing a move across state, I am getting back into crafting! Unfortunately the first thing I packed and the last thing I unpacked was my papercrafting supplies, and life has also interfered with my crafting time.

I decided to keep this one clean and simple, and it was a test of several new supplies. This was my first test of the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pads, for the center of the sun. I also tried out my Pixscan mat for the Silhouette Cameo 3. Neither turned out perfect but I think with a little more work they'll really shine (no pun intended!)