Friday, May 30, 2014

AEI♥U Challenge #8--Father's Day/Masculine

(Note: Please scroll down or click here for my CASual Fridays post. Thank you!)

Here's the latest AEI♥U Challenge:

Create a masculine card or a card with a Father's Day theme
using at least one Avery Elle stamp. And if you don't own any Avery Elle stamps,
feel free to use a digital one here. The prize for the challenge is
an Avery Elle stamp set of your choice!

Here's my card.

I used sentiments from The Man and the technique from a recent Papertrey Ink
Make It Monday shared by Heather Nichols. The dot stamp is from Bright Days.

 Visit the AEI♥U Challenge blog to see the rest of the design team's projects
and link up your masculine card by Sunday, June 8th.

Thanks for stopping by today!

CASual Fridays 132--What a Catch

CASual Fridays 132 is WHAT A CATCH--create a clean and simple masculine project.
Oh, and here's the catch: use RIBBON and absolutely NO KRAFT.

Here's my card.

All the flag sentiments are from CASual Fridays' RAD. I stamped each word
on grosgrain ribbon with Archival Black ink, and I was pleasantly surprised
how crisp it turned out with no feathering or bleeding.
The banner was then attached to a woodgrain embossed card. 

Oh, and see that striped ribbon? It's six years old! It's from Cosmo Cricket's
Jack's World series and I can't believe that I'm only using it 2014.

Visit CASual Fridays for all the details and be sure to stop by and see
what the rest of the design team cooked up.


You have until noon EST on Friday, June 20th to link up your card(s).
We can't wait to see your take on the challenge!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch 78

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 78 brought to you by Julie.

And here's my take on it. I went totally rogue and flipped the sketch.

I inked up the Paper Smooches chevron in three distress inks, spritzed it with water
then stamped on watercolor paper. Twice. The sentiment is a hybrid from
Paper Smooches and Winnie & Walter.

As a finishing touch, I added coordinating colors of enamel dots.
I may do another take on the sketch in the "correct" version. Stay tuned!

Please visit CAS(E) this Sketch and see how the rest of my teammates
interpreted the sketch and join us if you can.
Make sure to link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 5th.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch 77--Take Two and Three

I'm popping in to share a couple more cards using CAS(E) this Sketch 77.

Yes, I went literal again. And used watercolored dots again.

On the first card, I added some Delicata Gold dots for a bit of shimmer.
The sentiment is a discontinued one from Technique Tuesday.

On the second card, I added some gold sequins.
The dymo label sentiment is from Neat and Tangled.

I think this sketch lends itself to cards for all occasions.
And I really must try it with other shapes.

You still have until May 29th to link up your card(s) for Sketch 77 here,
and as a winner, you may be asked to be a guest designer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!