Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CASology: Pun

Hello! I'm back today with a new cue from CASology.

I have so many pun-filled stamp sets, but I just love this one from Lawn Fawn. Maybe it's because I'm obsessed with pizza. But, I mean, who isn't?

I started my card by stamping my pizza and slicer and then used my copics to color them in. I stamped the pepperoni and olives using some Lawn Fawn inks and then used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut them out. (Laziness for the win!)

I set aside my images and cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock with a circle die cut. I put my circle into an embossing folder to give it some dimension. I arranged my elements on my card base to get an idea for how I wanted to adhere them and then used a glue runner to adhere my circle directly to the card. I added foam tape behind the pizza and slicer and adhered them on top of my circle.

I finished the card by using my MISTI to stamp my sentiment below my images.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to add your PUNNY creations to the linky on the CASology post!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweet Birthday

My mojo has taken a mini vacation lately, so I decided to play along with the current challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

My stash is woefully short on birthday cards right now, so I decided to create a card that was gender neutral so I could use it for anyone. 

This is a super simple card with absolutely no coloring. Not really my normal card, but it definitely helped get me back in the creating mood. I started by cutting the pieces for my milk and cookies. I stamped the "milk" on the bottle wrapper in Versamark ink and then heat embossed in white. I adhered the bottle top and the wrapper to the bottle using multi medium matte. For the cookie, I cut the circle with my Big Shot and then used an embossing pad to run the hash marks through to just emboss on top of the cookie. I used some distress ink to blend onto the edges of the cookie to make the marks stand out more and give the cookie a more realistic feel.

I cut two pieces of cardstock, one from black and one from dark gray using my paper trimmer. I heat embossed the sentiment on the black piece and then arranged all of my elements on my light gray card base. I used my glue runner to adhere the gray stripe to directly to the card base and then added the rest of my elements with foam tape for dimension.

Hopefully this will jumpstart my creativity and I'll get back in the swing of things soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

CASology: Together

It's time for a new cue from CASology!

It took me a little bit to come up with a concept for this one. I went through my stash and came up with this cute set from Lawn Fawn called So Smooth. I haven't used it in a while, so it was nice to break it out again.

I started my card by cutting a panel with a stitched rectangle die and then using my MISTI to stamp my fruit. I masked them off and then stamped the blender so it would appear behind the fruit. I removed the masks and then used my copics to color everything in. I broke out the MISTI again to stamp my sentiment so I was sure it was straight.

I added some foam tape to the back of the panel and then adhered it to the front of a white card base. Super easy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CASology: Butterfly

It's time for a new cue from CASology!

When I think of butterflies I think peaceful thoughts, so I thought this sentiment from Altenew went really well with their Painted Butterflies set.

This is a super simple one layer card, but it packs a punch. I started by stamping my sentiment and my bold, blue butterfly using my MISTI. I added some floating, ethereal butterflies flowing down my card front using a very light gray ink. I simply used the outline stamp for the gray butterflies instead of filling them out to keep them feeling light and floaty. That's it! Like I said, super simple!

Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to add your butterfly creations to the link in the CASology post!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Like a Sister

Okay, so this card is definitely a little twisted. I've been having a great time playing with Kindred Stamps' newest release including their Game of Thrones inspired stamps. If you know the storylines, then you'll know why the sentiment paired with Cersei and Jaime Lannister is a bit off-color.

I paired these cute stamps with a die from My Favorite Things. I cut all the pieces of my castle and then used a stencil to sponge on some ink to look more like stone. I assembled all the pieces using multi medium matte and foam tape to give it some dimension and then adhered it to a card base that was prepped with a blue front. I cut a piece of green cardstock with a grass border die and then heat embossed the sentiment at the bottom with white embossing powder.

When my castle was completely assembled, I adhered my cut and colored images to the front. It took some time to assemble everything, but I think the effort was definitely worth it!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Your Birthday Is Coming

Where my geeks at?! The newest release from Kindred Stamps has me screaming! If you're a fan of all things nerdy, then you need to take a look at this company! I've been creating with them so much recently because, honestly, I'm in love with practically everything they do!

Today is no exception. I used two sets from their most recent release to create this awesome card for one of my nerdy friends. Game of Thrones! So excited!

Oh my goodness! How cute is that Night King?! Never thought I'd say that.

I started my card by simply stamping and then coloring my image with my Copics. I set him aside and then started work on my background.

I kept everything white and gray. I cut and folded a white card base and then cut my mountains from some Smoke Gray cardstock and the snow from the same white. I adhered my snow caps to my mountains with multi medium matte and then used a glue runner to adhere the mountains to the card base. I cut my forest border from some more white cardstock and used the same glue runner to adhere them on top of the mountains.

I used my MISTI to stamp the second part of my sentiment in Dusk blue ink at the bottom of my card and then used my MISTI again to stamp the first part of the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink. I heat embossed it using some white embossing powder and then used my scissors to cut a fishtail on the end of it. I adhered it above the second part of the sentiment using some foam tape.

Last of all, I added my little Night King with some more foam tape and I was finished!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

CASology: Swoon

I'm back with a new cue from the CASology challenge! This week we're SWOON-ing!

I decided to take this week's cue and create a Valentine's card for my husband. He still makes me swoon, so I think that qualifies!

We're big nerds and love Doctor Who, so this is the perfect card for him. I took my coloring inspiration from these photos.

I wanted a suit that would stand out against all that blue, so I went with the brown pinstripe instead of the navy that's more associated with David Tennant's Doctor.

I started my card by stamping and coloring my images and then using my Brother Scan N Cut to cut them out. The sentiment was cut from a banner die included in the Tag Builder 5 set from MFT Stamps. I used my MISTI to stamp it and then tied a spare piece of baker's twine around the opening. I added glossy accents to the hearts to give them a little bit of shine.

Next up was the background. I simply cut a piece of watercolor paper and then added color in layers using 3 different blue distress inks. I used my mini mister to add a few water droplets to mimic stars.

I adhered my watercolor piece to the front of a white card base using some double sided tape and then added my images and sentiment using foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by today and I can't wait to see how our cue inspires you this week!