Sunday, May 1, 2016

CAS375 Imzadi


For this week's CAS challenge, we are making wedding/anniversary cards (CAS375).  I decided to make a card for my hubby and it took me a few days of thinking about it before I came up with this.  He loves Star Trek, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate that into his card.

I started by cutting some white cardstock into a circle frame by using some circle dies.  I then drew the asymmetrical triangle onto some white cardstock and then cut it out.  The fun part was spraying these pieces with several different colors of Distress Stain Sprays.  I used Picket Fence, Mermaid Lagoon, Lucky Clover, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean sprays.

While this piece was drying, I cut out the letters from white cardstock.  Imzadi means "my beloved" in the Betazed language (an alien race in the Star Trek world), so I thought that would be perfect for an anniversary card.  As I laid it out on the black cardstock, I decided I didn't like the white letters, so I colored them with a silver Sharpie marker.  I also used the same silver marker on the white card base.

When the sprayed pieces were dry, I glued the triangle shape on top of the circle frame and adhered that to the black background.  I love the space/galaxy/universe coloring on that Star Trek emblem.

Come play along with us over in the CAS challenges!  If you upload a wedding or anniversary card, please use keyword CAS375 so we can see what you've created.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

CAS374 Ombre Dragonflies


Happy Monday!  Today's CAS challenge (CAS374) is to Let your Background Talk.  You can interpret this in different ways, and I chose to use a collage style stamp with script in the background.  This stamp is from Art Neko, and it is part of a sheet with different dragonflies on it.

I used the same collage stamp three times with different colors of Dylusions sprays, and the dragonflies are stamped again, colored, cut out, and adhered to each background with foam tape.  The pink dragonfly was covered with white glitter which actually distracted from the piece, so I sprayed over the glitter with Pink Bubblegum Dylusions spray.




Come play in the challenge with us over in the CAS challenge forum.  Be sure to use keyword CAS374 when you upload your card so we can check it out.  :-)  Enjoy your week!



Monday, April 11, 2016

CAS372 Here for You



I am the hostess for the CAS challenge this week over on SCS, and I am challenging everyone to make a clean and simple card with chipboard on it.  For CAS372, I pulled out some white chipboard frames that I've had for years, and I covered one with some green distress paint.  After the paint dried, I sanded it with a sanding block for that fun distressed look.  I stamped the sentiment from You Got This (Stampin Up) with Chocolate Chip ink and then I adhered the chipboard frame over it.  Some fun stamped flowers were added to the corners.

Want to play along with us?  Share your chipboard CAS card with us over here and use keyword CAS372 when you upload it.  :-)

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Framed Dragonfly in Blues



Happy Saturday, everyone!  It's a beautiful spring day here, full of sunshine, and I wanted to share this happy yellow and blue card with you today.  I colored this gorgeous Framed Dragonfly from Art Neko with Polychromos pencils and I added some Wink of Stella to the wings of the dragonfly.

I paired this with a soft yellow background that has been embossed with a dotted circle embossing folder.  Some bold black stripes across the bottom help to ground the image and break up the background.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, March 28, 2016

CAS370 Circle Floral Wishes


Howdy!  This week's CAS challenge is to use circles on your clean and simple card.  For this CAS370 challenge, I decided to sponge some colored circles in a triangular shape and then I adhered this gorgeous floral die cut over the colored circles.  I used my MISTI tool to make sure I stamped the sentiment without messing it up.  LOL!

Come play along with us and share your clean and simple cards with circles on them.  Be sure to use keyword CAS370 when you upload your card so we can see what you created.  :-)


Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter!



Happy Good Friday, everyone!  I wanted to share this card with you today before you head off to hide the Easter eggs and work on your Easter dinner and enjoy time with your families on Sunday.  I've had this adorable stamp for ages, and it's so much fun to color.  I simply colored the letters with pastel Copic markers and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die.  It is adhered to a white card base with some foam tape.

Have a wonderful and relaxing Easter with your family and friends.  Happy Easter!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CAS369 Green Hexies



Hi everyone!  Time got away from me this week, but I wanted to share this week's CAS challenge card with you.  The CAS369 challenge is to make a clean and simple card with a St. Patrick's Day theme, or you can use greens or go with a lucky theme.  I decided to go with greens and I played around with several different green inks before coming up with this card.

I really wanted to play with my new hexagon stamps and matching punch, so I stamped several different patterns in Garden Green, Wasabi, and Pistachio inks.  The background was stamped with Wasabi ink that was brayered onto the scratchy grid stamp, and I stamped the ink blobs with Garden Green ink.  The sentiment was stamped with Garden Green ink and then I adhered the punched hexagons.  I love how this fun card turned out!

I used these stamp sets from Stampin Up:

Six Sided Sampler (hexagons)
You've Got This (scratchy grid background stamp)
Perpetual Birthday Calendar (ink blobs)

If you'd like to play along with us in this challenge, share your card and use CAS369 as the keyword over on SCS.  We'd love to see what you create!