Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Glimmer

Hello!

I'm back again this week for another CASology challenge. This week's cue is Glimmer.

When I went into the craftroom tonight, I wasn't necessarily setting out to make a card for this challenge just yet, but it just kind of came together. It started like this...

I asked my husband for a "reasonable" challenge. I said reasonable because some of his challenges are a bit out of the box. Anyway, he decided to take it easy-ish on me and said, text your friend- Ask her what colour her shirt is and ask her what the first colour she sees is. So I did. My friend was wearing a white shirt and gave me gold with red pop as the colour. When she sent me her OOTD she had a gold feather necklace on and a red belt. So suddenly, I was thinking Fanciful Feathers!

And how perfect would they be in red, with just a bit of gold ink on the edges! So that's what I did!


I die cut a stitched rectangle. I used the MISTI to stamp the feathers in Pure Poppy first, and then I added Gold pigment ink over top to add that gentle gold glimmer. I stamped the greeting in Versamark and heat embossed it in gold. The final step was using foam tape to pop up the image layer.

I was going to leave a link to Fanciful Feathers, by WPlus9, but apparently I've been living under a rock and it's not available anymore! Even though I own the set, I'm a little sad. It's a classic.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hugs!




Time for another CASology challenge card. I tried to keep things a bit more traditionally CAS this time! I used a lot of white space and a mostly monochromatic colour combination.


I cut out three layers of the "hugs" die from white cardstock and lightly sponged the top layer with a bit of Mermaid Lagoon distress ink. I made my own patterned paper using images from Embellished Elegance on Dark Indigo. I thought the leafy images in this set paired nicely with the little botanical type design of the letters. I finished off the card with stamping and cutting out the little "sending" banner and adding a few sequins.




Thursday, January 04, 2018

CASology #281: Encouragement

Good evening!

I've got a sunny sort of encouragement card to share today. I saw that this week's CASology cue was encourage, which I thought was a nice theme to start blogging with in 2018.


This colours of the card may not seem like your traditional "white space", but the background itself is uncluttered. I also think that the simpler stitched images help achieve a graphic, clean look.

I cut out the scalloped stitched layer and blended the background. Next, I placed the stencil, and blended another layer of the same colours. I die cut the sun and a few clouds, as well as the word "sunshine" and then pieced it all together.


Supplies:
Ink: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Orange Marmalade, Candied Apple, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron (Distress Inks), Summer Sunrise (PTI), Black
Stamps:Sending Sunshine (WPlus9 Design)
Dies: Sunshine Layers (WPlus9 Design), Sunny Skies (MFT)
Stencil: Radiating Rays