9/15/2021

CAS Christmas September Challenge - merry christmas

Hi everyone,

We're already halfway through September. Have you started preparing your Christmas cards?

I'm here with a reminder card for the CAS Christmas September Challenge. The challenge for this month is ...



And here's my card:



[How I made the card]

1. Glued plaid paper to cardstock and die-cut holly leaves and berries. Added Crystal Glaze to the berries for shine.

2. Dry embossed a piece of green cardstock and die-cut a holly leaf from it.

3. Hot foiled the frame and the sentiment on the card front.

4. Adhered the holly leaves and berries to the front.




You have until September 24th. Looking forward to seeing your card in the gallery!




Paper: Basic White, Bermuda Bay (Stampin' Up!), Petite Paper Pack (Perfectly Plaid Christmas - Lawn Fawn)
Other: 
Dies (Modern Christmas - Ellen Hutson)Glimmer Plate (Essential Duo Lines Rectangles, Yana's Christmas Sentiments - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil (Matte Gold - Spellbinders), Embossing Folder (Grid - Spellbinders), Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesive), Connect Glue (Gina K)

9/14/2021

Playing Cards with Michele

Hi everyone,

I'm so happy to be Playing Cards with Friends today, especially with my dear friend, Michele from I Card Everyone.

Michele is not only talented and creative, she has a great sense of humor. You don't know how many times her funny card sentiments (all original, by the way) have made me laugh and brightened my day. What I most admire about her is that, as her blog title shows, she always makes me feel that she's showing her cards to me personally, even though she has tons and tons of friends even just in the card-making community.

I'm honored and grateful for this invitation to play cards with you, Michele!

Here are the parameters for today's play:

  • Coloring - It's National Coloring Day today!
  • Altenew image


And here's my card:


I took an online watercoloring course, Floral Faves, by Heather Telford in July.

One of the lessons was No-line Watercoloring, and I tried it. This is not exactly no-line watercoloring 😁, but I really enjoyed learning it. 

The stamp set I used is one of my all time Altenew favorites, Beautiful Day. The background was ink smooshed with acetate.

Some day I hope to visit Michele in Michigan and to play cards in person!

Let's go and check what she made for today!





Stamp: Beautiful Day (Altenew)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Artistico Extra White - Fabriano, 140 lbs), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso - Ranger)
Other: Dies (Beautiful Day - Altenew), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives), Connect Glue (Gina K)

9/03/2021

CAS Christmas September Challenge - merry christmas

Hi everyone,

It's September, and there're only 3 more months in the 2021 calendar. Time flies, doesn't it?
Colleen is our host for the CAS Christmas Challenge this month, and she chose "Plaid" as the theme. Our special Guest Designer is Melanie (Cards by Melanie). Welcome, Melanie!




Here's my card:



[How I made the card]

1. Die-cut the deer twice from white cardstock, and once from red plaid paper. Stacked and glued (*1) the white die-cuts, and inlaid the red die-cut.

2. Die-cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock and glued (*1) the pieces together.

3. Die-cut the stars.

4. Die-cut the panel from green plaid paper.

5. Glued the die-cut images and sentiment onto the panel.

6. Adhered the whole panel to the front white card panel, and debossed the stitched lines above and below the green plaid panel.

7. Glued the front panel onto the card base.

(*1) The deer outline and the sentiment are thin and small, so I actually used a thin double-sided adhesive sheet instead of liquid glue.



Check out our challenge site for more inspiration. I hope to see you in the gallery! You have until September 24th.







Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!), Petite Paper Pack (Perfectly Plaid Christmas - Lawn Fawn)
Other: Dies (Abstract Holiday Frames, Holiday Words On & Line - Simon Says Stamp, Homespun Stitch Lines - My Favorite Things), Stick it, Connect Glue (Gina K)

8/15/2021

CAS Christmas August Challenge - merry christmas

Hi everyone,

It's time for a reminder for CAS Christmas Challenge


Here's my card:


[How I made the card]

1. Die-cut the decorations and the pine bows from watercolor paper.

2. Watercolored the die-cuts.

3. Glued glitter paper to the back of the decorations.

4. Die-cut the window from the front pane and heat-embossed the sentiment (*1).

5. Inked light blue with a blending brush on the card base and glued the pine bows and decorations on the base.

6. Drew strings with a white gel pen.

7. Popped up the front panel on the card base with foam tape.

(*1) Stamped the sentiment with Distress Oxide Ink and heat-embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder to give the sentiment sparkle. 


I hope you'll check out our challenge blog for more inspiration, and share your card with us here. Our challenge link closes on August 24th.






Stamp: Snow Globe Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Watercolor Paper (Arches - Cold Press 140 lbs), Basic White, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up!), Glitter Paper (Recollections)
Ink: Distress Ink (Rustic Wilderness, Pine, Needles, Crushed Olive, Brushed Corduroy - Ranger), Distress Oxide Ink (Rustic Wilderness, Tumbled Glass - Ranger)
Paint: Gansai Tambi (Silver - Kuretake)
Other: Dies (Take a Bough - Concord & 9th, Christmas Icons - Impression Obsession, Hemstitch Squares - Spellbinders), Masking Paper (Masking Magic - Gina K), Embossing Powder (Clear Sparkle - Wow!), Foam Tape (3M), Connect Glue (Gina K), Gelly Roll (White, 10 mm - Sakura)

8/03/2021

CAS Christmas August Challenge - merry christmas

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the start of the CAS Christmas August Challenge!

Cathy (Cathy's Card Spot) is our host this month, and she chose "Decorations" as the theme. We are happy to have Lucie (LucieG Cards) as Guest Designer for this month. Welcome, Lucie!


Here's my card:


[How I made the card]

1. Made a piece of metallic tissue paper. Loll made and shared with us a wonderful tutorial video, so I watched it.

2. Foiled the silver sentiment frame on a piece of white cardstock.

3. Die-cut a bauble (window) in the foiled front panel.

4. Attached a piece of acetate to the window, and glued the metallic tissue paper to the back of the front panel.

5. Die-cut the hanger from silver foil paper and glued it on to the bauble.

6. Added a rhinestone to the hanger.


The link on the challenge site is open until August 24th. I hope you play along with us and add a Christmas card to your stash.


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Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!), Foil Mirror Paper (Silver - Recollections), Acetate Sheet (Grafix), Tissue Paper
Ink: Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
OtherDies (Stitched Ornaments - Lawn Fawn), Glimmer Plate (Christmas Essential Glimmer Rectangles - Spellbinders), Glimmer Hot Foil (Silver - Spellbinders), Embossing Powder (Wow! - Metallic Silver Sparkle), Adhesive Rhinestone (Pink - Recollections), Connect Glue (Gina K)