CAS(E) this Sketch #248 - have a tweet birthday

I made this card for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.

Here's the sketch by Chrissy:

I thought the banner tail angle was perfect for the shape of the bird. I extended the twig by adding a thin dark brown strip.

I colored the bird with Zig brush markers and heat-embossed the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Birds of Paradise (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP Brights (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things)
VersaMark, Versafine (Tsukineko),
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers (Kuretake - Black, Dark Brown, Light Blue, Cobalt Blue, Peacock Blue, Turquoise Green, Pale Green, May Green, Yellow, Lemon Yellow)
Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - White), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic Studio - Ebony Black), Wink of Stella (Kuretake), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesive)


Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2017

I made another tag for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas, using the tissue paper background.

This background was colored with the leftover ink I used for coloring the tissue paper the other day. I spritzed water over the leftover ink so the colors were much lighter, but I liked them.

I die-cut a few snow flakes from a piece of silver foil paper and decorated the tag with them. I stenciled just a few glimmer snowfalls on the background. The sentiment was heat-embossed in silver on a strip of vellum. I used a silver cord instead of a ribbon this time.

I've been enjoying looking at the wonderful holiday tags in the gallery.
Thank you, Loll, for hosting this fun event!

Stamp: Embellished Events (Stampin' Up!)
Whisper White, Bashful Blue (for the back of the tag), Silver Foil Sheet (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things), Tissue Paper
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger - Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Die-namics Stylish Snowflakes, Stitched Traditional Tag STAX, Tag Tails (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Stampin' Up! - Silver), Stencil (Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow), Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Tonic Studio - Moonstone) 1/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), Cording Trim (
Stampin' Up! - Silver)


CAS Watercolour & CAS Mix Up Challenges - happy holidays

I didn't want to miss my favorite challenges this month, so I combined the two: CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up.

I used watercolor, glitter paper, stamping, and die-cutting with a holiday theme.

I die-cut a piece of glitter paper and cut it into a triangle so that it looks like a Christmas tree. Then I popped up the tree with foam squares on the watercolor stroke background.

I wanted to try something I've never done, so I tuned the sentiment into a silver ink frame. Finally a red enamel dot was added to top it off. 

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: "Stamptember" 2017 Tim Holtz Collection (Stampers Anonymous/Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb),
Glimmer Paper (Stampin' Up! - Dazzling Diamonds)
Gansai Tambi Watercolor Paints (Kuretake - Prussian Blue), Encore Ultimate Metallic (Tsukineko - Silver)
Accessories: Die-namics Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots (My Favorite Things), Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (Stampin' Up!), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2017

Loll has been hosting her 4th Annual "Twelve Tags of Christmas with Loll and Friends", and today is the final day for this year.

I'm joining this fun event this year for the first time.
I was away from home earlier this month, but I'm glad I was able to submit my tag before the event is over!

I used the tissue paper technique I learned at the CAS Mix Up Challenge in July.
The tissue paper was colored with distress inks and then scrunched up. I pasted it on white cardstock, die-cut it, and heat-embossed it with glitter powder. Finally I glued the heat-embossed sentiment banner to the tag and popped up the die-cut deer.

It's a very simple tag, but I like it!

Thanks for checking in!

Stamp: Embellished Events (Stampin' Up!)
Whisper White (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things), Tissue Paper
Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger - Seedless Preserves, Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean), VersaMark (Tsukineko)

Accessories: Christmas Deer Tree & Dove Stamp & Die (Momenta Art-C), Deer Head Cutting Dies (Recollections), Die-namics Stitched Traditional Tag STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Hero Arts - White, Stampin' Up! - Iridescent Ice), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Tonic Studio - Gloss White), Foam Tape (3M), 1/4" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!), White Organza Ribbon