Sunday, September 17, 2017

Got Cake for CASology

Cake?  Did someone say cake? 

I'm cutting carbs, so the only cake I'm getting these days is in the form of a card.  So here is a little something for CASology whose cue this week was "CAKE".  Here is my card.  

Those  frosting scallops . . . direct to paper ink in colors that matched my inking, and the same can be said for those candles.  Loving my Catherine Pooler Inks! 

It's a bit different than my usual, but I love the end result. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - Got Cake?
Stamps:  Cake2Stamp (The Stamps of Life)
Ink: Something Borrowed, Aquatini, Orange Twist, Grass Skirt, Flirty Fuchsia, Tutti Frutti, Rockin' Red, Tiara, Lime Rickey, Midnight (Catherine Pooler Inks)
Paper:  Powdered Sugar Cardstock (The Stamps of Life); Island Indigo (Stampin' Up)
Accessories:  Enamel Dots (The Stamps of Life); Wink of Stella Clear

Friday, September 15, 2017

September Hop: Inlaid & Lifted Die Cut Cards

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.
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I have two projects for you today.  One using a sentiment die, and one using a frame die.  So first the sentiment die . . . 

This one uses pattern paper with raised die cut sentiments, and those little smiley faces match the sentiment.  Very simple . . . just cut and pop those sentiments from a pattern paper. 

My second card is stripes of a different fashion.  I used washi tape to create a piece that I later die cut with my frame dies.  Very simple, just use a scrap piece of cardstock, and line up some coordinating washi tape.  When complete, use a set of dies to cut varying sizes . . . and then raise some layers.  I chose to raise the sentiment, and the middle layer.  (But I played with the reverse!)
Love the dimension.  And the gold foil, embossing powder and sequins.  And a great use of washi tape! 

I am the final spot.  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another fabulous technique!
And I hope you find some time to create! 
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
Supplies Used - Smile
Cardstock:  Neenah and Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey
Stamps:  Piece of Me from Lil' Inkers
Dies:  Smile Word Die from Lil' Inkers
Ink:  Memento
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Tiny Attacher Staples and Stampin' Up Circle Punch

Supplies Used - Kindness
Stamps:  Uplifting Thoughts (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Card Base w/Gold Foil; Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Washi Tape from stash; Gold Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)0; Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Deco Labels (Stampin' Up Framelits Die);

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Lifesaver . . . for Stamp Ink Paper


The sketch challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper had me interested, so I pulled out an old kit from Simon Say Stamp an got busy. 

I flipped the sketch, and dragged my circle off the page, but tried to keep the overall layout of the sketch.  I adore that hanging lifesaver!  

You can check out the sketch below. 

I hope you find some time to create today. 

Supplies Used - You Are a Lifesaver
Cardstock:  Simon Says Stamp*
Pattern Paper:  Authentiques Seaside*
Stamps:  Sailing from Simon Says Stamp*
Ink:  Simon Says Stamp, Versamark, Ranger Silver Embossing Powder, Copic Marker
Ribbon:  DMC Metallic Thread

*from Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit