Friday, March 21, 2014

CAS3 Day 7 last card - simple copic colouring

Another card from CAS 3 day 7, we were to use just our copics, without a stamp, and colour a simple image and I choose some flowers and leaves. I'm not too sure about this technique. I do like the scored edges on this card, but I think I prefer cards without ink flicks! Also the inkadinkado "thanks" stamp really didn't do a good job, I'm not too sure if other people have issues with their stamps but it wasn't a clean image no matter what ink I tried! Oh well, it is all in fun and learning and trying!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Sister Act
Totally Gorjuss - Thanks

Stencil Stamping & Colouring

Hey here is CAS card from day 7 of CAS 3. For this card I stamped the whole image using a sand coloured ink. Then I traced some of the image with a black pen and then coloured in the part I stencilled in with copics. I added some wink of stella glitter pan on the flowers but it is hard to tell again from the pictures. I did some small ink spatters on the card just to add a bit more to this card. Lastly I stamped the forever gratitude as my final step in this unique thank you card! I love the look, it is quite nice.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Sister Act
Crafts 4 Eternity
Inklings & Yarns
Alphabet Challenge - C Country flowers
Pattie's Creations - Anything with a stamp
Totally Gorjuss - Thanks

Masked flower fun

Hey here is another card from day 7 of CAS 3. I masked this square and then stamped going outward using the paper smooches botanicals 2 stamp set. I did some layers on the leaves. I used distressed inks and used my water brush to smooth the stamped images a bit and to add some watercolour look. I then took the mask off and stamped the "thinking of you." I added some wink of stella glitter onto the flowers, but you can't tell from the picture. I really like this card!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Sister Act
Brown Sugar
Crafts 4 Eternity
Inklings & Yarns
Alphabet Challenge - C Country flowers
Crafts Galore - Stamping

Die cuts & copics

Hey! For today I did up some cards for my CAS-3 class. For today's card I used the Simon Says doily heart to cut out the heart die, then I also cut out another simon heart set die and this is the white heart in the centre. I also used this Simon's mini love you die and cut out the pieces. I then took a piece of vellum and coloured on it with my copics. I attached the vellum to the inside of the heart and then I started to layer my white pieces back into the card in the "love you" and I attached the heart. I adhered a white piece of paper on the idea of the card and added these little bling swirls to finish up the card. What a fun technique!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Cut it up - Anything
Just Creative
Sister Act
Sister Act
Crafts 4 Eternity
Inklings & Yarns

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Last Day 5-6 CAS3 Card - LOVE IT

Hey, well out of all the cards I made today for class, this is my favourite. Maybe because it it so clean looking but also because you can do so much. You needed to place a die cut and then stamp around and over it. Try to make it look like graffiti! I tried to keep it more "blue'ie" and I like that. I can see doing this more often, plus it was fun.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Aurora Wings Challenge - Anything
Papertake Weekly - Mom or girlie
Gem of a challenge - Mom
Fantastic Tuesday - Square
Cards Galore - Stamping
Simon Says - Mother's Day
That Craft Place

Plaid no stamping, just masking

Hey, well here is another CAS-3 card I made up. I had so much fun doing this technique. I took masking paper and masked off areas and then inked stripes and kept doing it until I had plaid. It was a lot of fun. I think it is very pretty. This I find so feminine and girlie, I just love these colours! To finish off this card I found these wonderful words from this Maya Road stamp set and stamped it off with some Onyx black ink. I love the boldness of these stamps. I just love this technique, however I think it would be nice to no do the entire card, but to have this as "part of the card" in the future. …did I mention how much fun this was to do!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Stampin up for the weekend
Papertake weekly
Challenges Galore - Use a stamp anywher

Day 5-6 CAS-3 Masking and embossing

Hey, well love this technique where you mask off parts of your black card base. Then you emboss the areas or squares left! I then embossed the sentiment just to add a little something extra to this card. I love the various glitter/embossing powder. I love this shabby chic embossing powder from stampendous. The only thing is that the powder bag left a little white residue on the card, but I find the inkadinkado one works better than the EK success one I have.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Sweet Stamp Blog
Shabby Tea Room
TTCRD
Sparkle n Sprinkle

Monday, March 17, 2014

Optical Illusion - Butterflies so close

Hey everyone. Another CAS-3 one layer card here. So I masked off the square area. I then took this Tim Holtz buildings stamp and stamped it on the edge of the mask. I then stamped a building mask to go over top of the buildings for part 2. For part 2 I placed the building's mask and placed it over the place I stamped the buildings. I then took and inked around the buildings with chipped sapphire, faded jeans, and broken china. I took my water brush to move the colour around a bit and I like that effect. Lastly I stamped these butterflies and the "enjoy the journey" with versa mark and then embossed it with this bronze embossing powder. I was supposed to be going for a optical illusion with the butterflies close and the buildings in the background and I think it turned out!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Cards in Envy - A2
Shabby Tea Room - Anything
TTCRD
Just B Creative!
Just for fun - Anything

Masked, stenciled, and inked

Hey everyone. Another CAS-3 one layer card here. I took a spellbinders die and then cut out a mask. I then cut another oval inside mask out too. I then placed my masks onto my card front and then layer a MFT honeycomb stencil down. I used some Tim Holtz ink and first the the pink side and then the blue side. I masked off the stripes at the top and then inked across. Lastly I used this paper smooches stamp (hello) and stamped it. I then took some of the Tim Holtz ink and put some on my craft mat. I then took a water brush and coloured in the "hello". I like the colours in this card and the fun of the colouring. I like the masked technique as well as the stencil!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Cards in Envy - A2
Crafting Cafe - CAS
CAS Sunday - One Layer
Shabby Tea Room - Anything
Just B Creative!
Just for fun - Anything

Cas-3 Day 4 Layered stamps

Hey everyone. Just a few posts today for cards I completed in the CAS-3 class. This card I used this wonderful background stamp in this sand colour. I then stamped a variety of flower stamps in different colours and sizes around the card. I lastly took this recollections "peace" stamp and stamped it in black for the sentiment. Something different for me, but it was fun to try to do!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Card Mania - Something new
Cards in Envy - A2
Just for fun - Anything

Friday, March 14, 2014

More masking, stamping, spring

Hey everyone, here is another springy card. I masked and then stamped towards the inside of the mask. I did the double stamping technique as well. I did various layers. Again I love purple and green together. I added a sentiment into the middle for this CAS card. It is amazing the amount of work that goes into a simple card such as this with the masking and the stamping and the layered stamping!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Craft From the Heart - Fav Colours
Make It Monday
Aud Sentiments - Thanks
Card Mania - Something new
Savvy Handmade - Spring Flowers
Cheerful Stampad
Inklings!
Make My Monday - Spring

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A new technique, masking, and CAS.

Well here is another CAS card I made up. Now that the water is running down the street, spring is upon us, so no more snow stamps! It is funny this one didn't go too well but ended up perfect! I got ink on some spots so I ended up die cutting out the sentiment and restamping it and re-dieing the sentiment piece because it didn't stamp well. At any rate, I like it so that is great! I used some masking techniques and masked in the area I stamped. I used some leaves, flowers, and different colours to create the frame. Notice for the leaves that they have been double stamped to give the leaves some dimension. I love purple and green together, I think it makes the green pop! These are some of my favourite colours to put together! I really like this card and think I will use these new techniques again and again!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Craft From the Heart - Fav Colours
Make It Monday
4 Crafty Girls
Aud Sentiments - Thanks
Card Mania - Something new
Cheerful Stampad
Inklings!
Make My Monday - Spring

Layer die cut - Thanks

Hey, here is another layer die cut single layer card I have made up. Again this is similar to the "mom" card I also made up. I love that the sentiment is a die cut which is so different than anyways stamping! So again I made a frame out of the card base and then kept the little white pieces to fill in later. I put these strips of coloured card stock together and then die cut the spellbinders die. I inserted it into the frame I just made. Then I stamped these flowers with versa mark ink. I was trying to get a "letterpress shadow". I then restamped the flowers again but slightly off from my original stamp with white ink. My white ink tends to smudge even days later so I embossed the white ink with clear embossing powder. Unfortunately, it embossed both layers, but it still looks like it has a shadow slightly which was the idea. I like how the flowers look. Then lastly I cut out the thanks, also cut a "blue" thanks, and then pieced it all back together! I love that the card is quite clean looking and I love the colours as I just love blue and green together!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Craft From the Heart - Fav Colours
Make It Monday
4 Crafty Girls
Aud Sentiments - Thanks
That Craft Place

Die Cut Inlay - Mom

Hey, well here is another card I made up after taking CAS3 (Online classes Clean and simple). I took this spellbinders die and layered up strips of pink in behind. To prep the card I took a single layer and then ran the spellbinder through that for a frame to work with . I had to keep all the white little pieces to insert back into the card after the final cut. I layered up the "pink strips" mat and then inserted all the white pieces from my prep cut. Lastly I cut the word "mom" through the pink layered up mat. I again kept all the little pieces and then cut a white "mom" to fit inside. After I fit all the little pieces back in, it was done! Quite nice but quite labour intensive as well as I used a lot of adhesive. It is amazing that this is a one layer card!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Make It Monday
4 Crafty Girls
Simon Says - Mother's Day
Inklings & Yarn
Lexis' - Mom
Cuttlebug Mania - Mom
That Craft Place

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Distress Grad

Hey, love this card. I took this black card stock and then embossed the outer layer with gold embossing powder and using a Stampin up word background stamp. I then took this distressed paper/paper and then inked it up and layered it on top. I then took this grad image and used an embossing pen and gold embossing powder to emboss the tassel off the hat. I then layered the mat. I printed this sentiment and then layered that mat. I put 4 gold brads into the paper/paper and attached it to the black embossed card stock. Lastly I adhered the whole piece to this kraft card base, added a button with a twine bow and it was done!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Challenges 4 everybody
Simon Monday - Distress
Make it Monday
TTCRD
Kaboodle - No square cards
Love to create - Anything

Monday, March 10, 2014

CAS 3-Card 4

Here is another card I made using the same techniques with the inlayed die cuts. I really like this one using the speech bubbles, hello (memory box) and the XOXOX (Simon says) dies. Again I used up some scraps to make this card and I love how it looks.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Challenges 4 everybody
Make it Monday
Kaboodle - No square cards
Love to create - Anything

CAS-3 Card 3

Hey here is another card from Day 1! I love the colours in this card. I just took a strip of a scrap paper and used it for my strip going down the card. I used the colours in that strip to determine the other colours for the speech balloons and the hello. Then I layered it up onto some matching orangie/red card stock for the card base. I really like how it pops!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Challenges 4 everybody
Make it Monday