Thursday, January 16, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #355--You Got This

This week's CAS(E) this Sketch is a retro one from former teammate Sam.

This was my take on it back in 2016.

And here's my updated version.

I substituted Altenew's Mega Alphabet U--covered with their floral washi tape--
for the rectangular element on the sketch. White paint was spattered on a kraft
card base then topped with the U.

A bloom was fussy cut from the same washi tape and popped up over the U.
A white embossed sentiment and rounded right corner finished off the card.
And at the last minute, I scored a few lines on the top of the card for balance.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted this
retro sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday,
January 23rd and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to join us
on a future sketch--and we hope you will!

Monday, January 13, 2020

CASology #359--REPEAT

I'm joining CASology this week with the cue word REPEAT.

And here's my pretty straight forward card.

This card came together in about 5 minutes. Using the MISTI, I stamped the 
"thanks" once with Versafine Clair Onyx Black, then moved the card up 1/2" 
and did some second generation stamping. Moved it up another 1/2", "huffed" 
on the stamp to reactivate the ink, and I was quite pleased with the opacity. 

I stamped the second part of the sentiment in red ink, and even found a small 
heart in my stash. I thought about leaving it as is but added the strip of patterned 
paper to balance out the card, then called it done. 

It feels like a belated Christmas for me as I "discover" stamps and dies that
I bought a while ago (or were gifted to me!) and I'm finding time to play with.
Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Paper Smooches Challenge--Anything Cold

Paper Smooches' newest snowmen--Winter Greetings--are thee cutest!
I decided to enter their latest bi-monthly challenge with the theme:

An older set of snowflakes was white embossed on watercolor card stock and
ink distressed with several colors of Hero Arts' Reactive inks. To add more depth
to the background, I stamped a few snowflakes with the same inks then cut out
the panel and adhered it to a white card base.

The snowman was stamped, colored with Copic markers, then cut with the 
matching dies. He was popped up on the card and grounded with Copics. The card 
was finished off with the stamped sentiment. Oh, and it's not easy to see in the pic, 
but he has a shiny nose thanks to some Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great week!


Thursday, January 9, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #354

Hello! Ready for a new CAS(E) this Sketch? Here's Sketch #354, a little
something from yours truly.

And here's my simplified take on it.

I white embossed You Have the Biggest Heart on watercolor card stock, then
ink distressed bands of color across the sentiment. I die cut the image with
a stitched rectangle die. A piece of striped diagonal paper was adhered to
gray card stock then popped up with the stamped panel.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, January
16th and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Memory Box Challenge #57--Friendship

I treated myself to some Memory Box dies for Christmas and decided use them
in their latest challenge with a Friendship theme.

The bottom layer of the leaves were colored with a combination of Zigs and Distress
inks, and the outlines were cut from gold card stock. Wonky stitching was dry embossed
on a card base then topped with the leaves and gold embossed sentiment. The card was
finished off with small gold sequins.

I love these leaf dies and I know I'll be using them again. Thanks for stopping by!

Memory Box Scribble Leaf Bundle Craft Dies
Memory Box Scribble Leaf Bundle Outline Craft Dies
MFT More Essential Sentiments
MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics


Thursday, January 2, 2020

CAS(E) this Sketch #353

Happy New Year to you! CAS(E) this Sketch is ready to bring you even more
sketches in 2020 and we do hope that you'll join us!

Teammie Brian starts us off with this one. Meet Sketch #353.

And here's my simplified take on it, because I wanted to use Hero Arts' 
Nautilus die.

The die appears to be a crosswise cut of a nautilus shell. I amped up the colors
after seeing this print on Pinterest. After assembling the die cut pieces, I adhered it 
to an embossed and spattered card base, then finished off with a gold embossed
sentiment and a sprinkling of gold sequins .

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Brian's sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, January 9th and as the
weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

MFT December 2019 Hits & Highlights--Putttin' on the Glitz

For this month's Hits and Highlights, we're ringing in the New Year--and a brand 
new decade--with glamorous looks that feature lots of shimmer and shine!

The numbers were cut from glitter card stock in rainbow colors, and stars were cut from
silver glitter card stock. I colored the ala mode girl in neutral tones and added some
sparkle to the champagne with a Wink of Stella pen.

The girl and numbers were adhered to a black panel, together with the stars and the
silver embossed sentiment. I adhered the panel to a dark gray card base and finished off
the card with dots from a silver pen.

* * * * *

This is my last project as a member of the MFT Creative Team. It was a fun, 4-year
ride and I was honored to be a part of it. Huge thanks to Kim, Jody, and Stephanie
for the opportunity to create and share with MFT products!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

CASology Week #358--BRANCH

I'm joining the last CASology challenge of the year and here's the cue word:

And here's my take on the word.

I've wanted to own the Paper Smooches Dove Die for a long time and waited
for the right time to use it on a project. I die cut the dove three times from 
white card stock and was happy that one layer stayed intact.

Two outline layers were adhered together, then onto the "solid" piece.
I colored the olive branch and eye with Copic markers, adhered the dove, 
stamped the sentiment and rounded off one corner for a bit of interest.

 I'd like to take this time to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a
safe holiday filled with peace, love and joy.

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Edited to add: My card was chosen as the weekly winner! Thanks so much, Jacquie

Thursday, December 19, 2019

MFT December Birthday Project Challenge--CAS Wishes

Clean and simple is the theme this month. We hope you'll take a few minutes
out of your busy schedule to join us and you could be the winner of a
$50 MFT gift voucher!

I did minimal coloring on a Bitty Bear and cut him out with the matching
Die-namics. A spatter design was stamped on a card base and topped with the
bear on dimensional adhesive. A stamped sentiment and strip of patterned
paper were added and finished off with some small clear sequins.

Visit the MFT blog for all the details and deadline on this month's birthday
challenge and we hope to see your clean and simple cards in the gallery!

CAS(E) this Sketch #352

Are  you ready for another two week CAS(E) this Sketch challenge?
Meet Sketch #352, compliments of Chrissy.

Here's my take on it.

Do you spy Altenew's Painted Fantasy washi tape? Guilty! I just couldn't resist.
I adhered a piece to white card stock, then trimmed two strips per the sketch.
I added a skinny strip of pink card stock then finished off with the sentiment.

Remember that this is a two week challenge. Your card(s) are due on Thursday, 
January 2nd, 2020 and as the winner you'll be invited to guest with us
on a future sketch!

 Thanks so much for your faithful following of CAS(E) this Sketch and we look
forward to seeing you in 2020!