6/19/2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #226 - miss you

One of my best friends is going back to Tokyo this week, and I'm going to miss her and her family (especially her little girls) so much! We had farewell brunch together last Saturday, and I made this card for them. The colored drops are teardrops of my heart... 😢 


The bright side of the card is that I was selected as a My Favorite Things' new product launch prizewinner, and received a generous coupon earlier this month. I used the coupon and got this versatile Color Drop stamp & die set and other goodies. This is the first card I made using the new color drop set.

Donna's sketch was perfect for what I wanted to make today!



I made a DIY stencil using the Color Drop die, and sponged the drops with distress ink. I die-cut a vellum drop and layered it over the blue drop. I stamped the labels in VersaFine Onyx Black, and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder.



Stamp: Label Maker Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Disteress Ink (Ranger - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean), VersaFine (Tsukineko - Onyx Black)
Accessories: Color Drops STAX, Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - Ultra Fine Clear), Foam Tape (3M)

Thanks for looking!

6/18/2017

Happy Father's Day!

I made this card for my dad.
The older I get, the more I appreciate what he has done for me all these years. I love you, Dad!






Stamp: Halftone Circles (Altenew), Thoughtful Banners (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Midnight Muse (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Ocean Waves, Dusk, Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Emerald (Altenew), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - White), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Foam Tape (3M)

Thanks for visiting me today!

6/14/2017

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge - thanks a million

I bought a jar of texture paste a long time ago, and never used it. I was inspired by all the beautiful cards at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge, and I thought it was time to open my jar and try it.
Here's my card:



It was really fun to use the paste with a stencil!
I sponged disterss ink over the pattern.





I used stamping, sponging, texture paste, stencil, heat-embossing, and die-cut.
I'm ready to try this again with a different stencil! 😊

  


Stamp: Word Play (Stampin' up!)
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko), Distress Ink (Pine Needle, Lucky Clover - Ranger)
Accessories: Seasonal Decorative Masks, Silver Cording Trim (Stampin' Up!), Texture Paste (Opaque Matte - Ranger), Die-namics Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts), Thin 3D Foam Squares (3L)

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6/12/2017

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - Joy Ride

I don't have much experience with watercolor, but I want to learn it. I love CAS cards, so I thought this challenge was a great way to get used to watercoloring.



This month's theme is summer, and I made an ocean/wave card. I'm not a surfer, but I like the sentiment - every day can be a JOY RIDE.


Splattering perfect pearls mixed with water worked well.




Stamp: Rev Up the Fun (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Watercolor paper (140 lb - Strathmore), Shimmery White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger - Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass), Memento (Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black)
Accessories: Die-namics Making Waves (My Favorite Things), Perfect Pearls Pigment Powders (Ranger - Perfect Pearl), Foam Tape (3M)

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6/11/2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #225 - Coffee Love

I used to work for a coffee company and I LOVE coffee! Yes, it IS a hug for my brain.



My design inspiration is from CAS(E) this Sketch #215.



I used Prismacolor to color the images for a change.


Stamp: Coffee Love (Altenew)
Paper: Early Espresso, Tip Top taupe, Vellum (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko), Espresso (Altenew), VersaMark (Tsukineko), Prismacolor Pencils (Sanford)
Accessories: Die-namics Vertical Stitched Stripes (My Favorite Things), Deckled Rectangles Large (Spellbinders), Embossing Powder (Metallic Gold Rich Pale - Wow), Wink of Stella (Clear - Kuretake)

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