Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CASology- GIRL

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is GIRL.

THIS IS A TWO WEEK CHALLENGE DUE TO THE AMERICAN THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. Enjoy the extra time to play along! 


There are so many possibilities for the cue card GIRL, but immediately I thought of the perfect stamp set to use by Butterfly Reflections, Ink and Bossy Joscie#Hashtag Bossy works wonderfully for this card! By the way...the stamp set was designed by two fab girl bosses. Check em' out. 

A fantastic piece of patterned paper draws the eye to the sentiment immediately. It's stamped in black ink with a red heart, with some Stickles glitter added for some sparkle. #nailedit

Don't forget you have TWO weeks to play along this time! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day! 




Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Card Concept #102- Homestyle Holiday

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. Although I love bright and bold and non-traditional Christmas stuff, this is just so beautiful. That classic Christmas, cozy at home feeling oozes from this picture. 



I decided to use the colours of red, green and brown for my card today, and incorporated many of the images in the photo into my card using a fun stamp set!

The Deck the Halls Tournabout set was perfect for what I needed on this card. The leaves and boughs, ornaments and Christmas imagery are all brought in with one stamp! I stamped it four times in Pale Tomato, Cup O Joe, Lobster and Lucky dye inks on white cardstock, then adhered it to a red A2 cardstock base. The beautiful scripty sentiment was die cut from Dark Chocolate cardstock, adhered on a small white panel and added to the card base. A small strip of green glitter paper adds some sparkle and glitz to the finished card. :)

I'm calling this a hybrid card, which is totally ok to do! Mix and match those styles that we have defined. Clean and Layered PLUS Classy and Elegant. Simple lines and layers, but with a rich colour scheme and classy sentiment. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CASology- GLASS

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is GLASS.



I thought a diamond would work for this challenge...let's hope my wedding rings are diamonds and not glass. ;) I die cut the gems (My Favorite Things Bling it On- now retired) in matte gold and gold sparkle paper and glued them together, then adhered the sentiment over top. There's a strip of patterned paper to 'ground' the gem and sentiment. A few gold sequins finish it off. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I can't wait to see what you create for this 'glass' challenge. Use your imagination! 



Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CASology- COMPLIMENT

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is COMPLIMENT.


Compliments are lovely to receive and even nicer to give out. :) My clean and simple card today features a central design that uses a basic colour combination of black, white and a pop of colour. In this case, a pop of rainbow! 

I adhered five die cut hearts across the centre of a white card base (cut slightly smaller than A2) and stamped the sentiment directly underneath. One of the hearts was die cut multiple times and glued together to create a rainbow heart. I added Stickles glitter over top for sparkle and shine. 

I can't wait to see what you create for this challenge! Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day!



Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Card Concept #101- Rustic Fall

It's time for another The Card Concept challenge! I created my card based on the inspiration photo below. The rusty old truck inspired the chalkboard/distressed look of my card base, and the lovely pumpkins account for the rest of my inspiration this week. 


I chose to make a card in the Clean & Layered style this week and did lots of masking and Copic colouring to create my cute autumn scene.

I used Fall Friends from My Favorite Things to create my scene, stamping and masking as I went along, and Copic markers to colour it all in. Glossy Accents are on her boots and hair tie, and the sentiment is heat embossed with clear powder. The panel was die cut using a stitched rectangle die and adhered using foam tape to the black card base. For the chalky look I lightly blended white pigment ink over the black cardstock. Easy peasy and a fun look. 

Head on over to The Card Concept blog to see how the rest of the team was inspired and what styles they used on their cards. Play along with us using any of the styles we highlight...I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

CASology- ARITHMETIC

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is ARITHMETIC. 


You + Me = Love. Right? :) Basic math in my opinion. Arithmetic was NOT my strong point in school (I'm a History major) and I'm so thrilled that my daughter seems to have a gift for numbers. She did not get her mother's brain for math thank goodness. 

My card is slightly larger than my usual A2 format to be able to squeeze in the big font from The Stamp Market (Brushy Upper Alphabet, now retired). I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black cardstock and added a red glitter heart. Black, white and a pop of a third colour makes for a great clean and simple colour combo on a one layer card! 

I can't wait to see what you come up with for this ARITHMETIC challenge! Thanks for stopping in today and have a great day! 



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CASology- SCARY

It's time for another CASology challenge and this time the cue card is SCARY.



I admit I'm not a big fan of scary so my clean and simple card today is more CUTE than scary. A simple scene concentrated to the bottom of the card is perfectly CAS. 

I stamped and die cut all the pieces from Frightening Friends for my little scene and coloured them in with Copic markers. Foam tape was used to adhere some of the elements to the card. A strip of patterned paper along the bottom of the card base grounds the images. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you'll play along with our SCARY challenge this week.