Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #89- Castle on a Cloud

I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #89 this week and inked up a new to me set that is so super duper cute.  I can only imagine the possibilities!

I die cut and stamped the castle from Critters Ever After by Lawn Fawn and water coloured it then popped it up on top of a VERY glittery cloud. Anyone else start singing Castle on A Cloud from Les Miserable when you see this card? I can't get it out of my head. :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

I sure am cutting it close to the end of the Cutting Edge Blog Hop deadline...cutting it close...die cuts...get it? :) Phew made it in time! I whipped up this shaker card using various Spellbinders circle dies and Altenew stamps.

How did I use die cuts? I used circle dies to cut holes in the stamped panel, the acetate, and the black ring around it. This involved placing both circles (inlaid) on my cutting plate face up (I use a Grand Calibur) and taping them down with a strip of washi tape so they wouldn't shift. I'm still rusty at making shaker cards so forgive me if it isn't that fancy...I'm learning still! I stamped my sentiment in black and filled my shaker with lots of fun Pretty Pink Posh sequins before closing it.

I hope you are all enjoying the hop and I'm off to go look at all the pretty die cut inspiration linked up there! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary: Week 3

Happy Friday to you all! I hope the weekend holds exciting plans for you...and maybe some crafting time too? I'm crossing my fingers that I'll have a few moments to pop into my corner and whip something up using a few new stamp sets I picked up this week. :) It's always fun to play with new product!  

For today though I'm showing a card I made for the CASE Study Week #3 challenge as part of their 4th anniversary celebrations. I was inspired by Jennifer Rzasa and her lovely card

I liked her use of neutral colours and my favourite part was how she coloured the backside of the vellum. That's mostly where I drew my inspiration from and I pulled out my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to create something of my own. I stamped and embossed the background strip from Lotsa Links on vellum and coloured behind it with bright Copic markers. I used a touch more colour than Jennifer did, but that's my style. Go bright or go home. :) 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you're inspired by the CASE Study team this week (or inspired by ANYTHING!) to go out and create something of your own! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trendy triangles in rainbow ombre!

I have one final card to show from my homework at Stretch Your Stamps 2.  Geometric stamps *should* be right up my alley. That's the style that I am drawn to- bold, straight lines, clean shapes. However when rooting through my stash I discovered I didn't have a lot to fit that geometric category (don't worry, I've since remedied that with an order to Simon Says Stamp lol). One lovely WPlus9 stamp set was all I could find that I thought was fitting, so that's what I put to work. 

I stamped the triangle repeatedly in a rainbow assortment of inks...don't look too closely...there's clearly a wonky triangle or two where I wasn't as careful. I stamped and embossed my sentiment and bottom border strip in Liquid Platinum and rounded the top corners. A very simple one layer card that is full of colour! 

Teri over at Moxie Fab World issued another Friday challenge to use triangles on a project so I thought this card was fitting! Thanks Lysa for pointing me in that direction!

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