Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CASology: Loud

Hello, everyone! There's a brand new cue up from CASology for this week and a brand new sponsor as well! If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll already know how I feel about Sunny Studio Stamps, but in case you don't know already... I LOVE THEM!


I think my dogs would agree with me when I say that vacuums are loud! (And they would also add "scary" as well!)


1. I cut and folded a Neenah Solar White card base.
2. I used a die to cut a circle from masking paper and adhered the negative piece over the top of my card base.
3. I used 2 colors of blue ink (Broken Chine and Tumbled Glass distress inks) to ink my circle. I kept the darker Broken China toward the bottom of the circle and blended the Tumbled Glass upward from it to create some dimension.
4. I stamped my vacuum on some scrap paper and used my Copics to color it. (B34, B37, B39, C1, C3, and C5)
5. Using my MISTI, I stamped my sentiment underneath my circle.
6. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut my vacuum out.
7. I adhered my vacuum with some foam tape for a little more dimension.

That's all! It's a super simple card, but I love how it turned out. I hope you'll join us this week and I can't wait to see what you come up with!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kennedy Grace Creations Post

I'm over on the Kennedy Grace Creations blog today with this gorgeous Rose Shaker Card. Go check it out for more details and my tips for creating a shaker without all the sequins getting stuck!


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CASology: Warm

Hello, everyone! I'm back today with a new cue from the CASology challenge!


When I think warm weather, I automatically think pineapples and flowers. I'm a tropical girl at heart! (Plus, I'm also a little bit obsessed with pineapples...)


This is a super simple card. Just one layer and only stamping!

1. I started my card by stamping the yellow base of my pineapple and then the green stem.
2. I stamped the pineapple detail over the top with some light brown ink.
3. I positioned the sentiment so that it was slightly overlapping my image and then stamped it twice in dark brown ink (the first stamping was a little splotchy).
4. I felt that it was missing a little something, so I added a pink flower at the end of the sentiment.

That's it! Super fast to make and an absolutely sweet encouragement card! Thanks for joining me today and I can't wait to see how you're inspired by our cue!



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Over the Moon

Oh my goodness! For the first time in a long time, I made a card because I wanted to and not because of a deadline! It's been a while since my mojo has shown its head around here!

Today, I'm playing along with the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge.


For some reason, this sketch made me think of a window to the stars. So I took that idea and ran with it.


1. I cut a card base from white cardstock and set it aside.
2. I cut a piece of Navy cardstock to the size of an A2 card front and then trimmed 1/2 inch from the side.
3. I adhered that piece to the front of my card base.
4. I cut a 1/2 inch strip of gray cardstock and adhered it beside my navy one on my card front.
5. I used a stitched scallop frame to cut a frame from white cardstock and navycardstock.
6. I heat embossed white stars onto the center piece from my navy frame and then adhered it where I wanted it on my card front.
7. I adhered my white frame around the navy oval piece.
8. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.
9. I stamped my images with black ink and then colored them with my copics.
10. I used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out with a small white border.
11. I adhered my images to my card front using foam tape.
12. I added a tiny bit of clear Wink of Stella to the window on my spaceship for subtle bit of shine!

That's all! Easy-peasy but so cute! Thanks for joining me today!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CASology: Commencement

Hello! There's a brand new cue from CASology today!


I'll be honest, I don't really have a whole lot of graduation style stamps in my collection. My oldest nephews are 12 and my cousins have all already graduated, so it's just not something I make a lot of. With that in mind, I made a rather generic card that would also work for graduation!


1. I cut a panel from white cardstock with a Stitched Rectangle die.
2. I used my MISTI to stamp my  Rose in the corner of the panel.
3. I re-stamped my rose on some masking paper and cut it out to place over my original image.
4. I stamped my leaves surrounding my rose and then removed the mask.
5. I colored my rose and leaves using my Copics (Y08, Y04, Y00, and Y000 for the rose and YG01, YG13, and YG15 for the leaves). I also added a halo around my image with some cool grays (C03, C01, and C00).
6. I stamped my sentiment on top of my image with some Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold embossing powder.
7. I adhered my panel directly onto a card base using some double-sided tape.

Easy-peasy! I hope you're inspired to join us this week!