Sunday, August 30, 2015

Miss You, Meow

I have one more card for CAS(E) this Sketch!

The rectangle in the sketch over at CTS can be a frame or a window. That was the idea of this card.
A frame which shows a picture of the beloved. And the one who is missing her stares at the picture.

For the frame I masked off a square on the card base, stamped a cat from DoCrafts Little Meow stamp set and masked the cat using masking fluid. I colored the background using distress inks. After rubbed off the masking fluid I added some silver shade on the cat. I made a cutting file for the frame and cut it out of a brown cardstock with my Cricut. I drew woodgrain pattern on the frame with brown pen. In order to imitate glass I adhered a acetate sheet under the frame. The frame was glued on the picture of the white cat. I drew lines to give a look of the frame hanging on the wall.
The poor tabby cat is from Newton's Nook. I stamped the cat with embossing ink and heat embossed in sand. I then colored the cat using Inktense pencils.
It was very hard to find an appropriate place for the sentiment. At the end I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches under the frame and drew a paw print.

Here is today's card.



I'm entering this card into these challenges.

Addicted to Stamps and More: #159: Clean and Simple
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes (already fifth entry and the last one :))


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sending happy Thoughts

I made another card for the CASology (Cue word: PLAID), this time combined with the sketch of the CAS(E) this Sketch. The sketch over there has a rectangle as a main element. And I thought it could be perfect for a plaid pattern.

I masked off a square on my card base, stamped the plaid pattern using some Border stamps in Butter Bar, Lemon Yellow, Mint Julep, Lime Green and Tide Pool.  I wanted to decorate the plaid with beads. So I made some beaded strings using yellow, blue and green beads. I made some knots between the beads, so they can stay spread over the plaid nicely. I then cut a square out of a white panel with my Cricut. After I aligned the square window along the line of the plaid pattern, I cut the panel in A2 size. I adhered foam tape on the card base, the beaded strings on the foam tape and lastly the white panel. 
For the sentiment I chose a transparent sheet, because I didn't want to cover the plaid square. I stamped the sentiment with Staz on black ink on the acetate, cut it and adhered it with a transparent foam tape on the card after some back and forth thinking (staple, brad .... ).
I added a small silver flower to "hide" the foam tape. Lastly I punched a small branch and adhered it under the flower.

This is the card.  It makes sounds like a shaker card :).






I am playing along at these challenges.

CASology: Week 161: PLAID
Addicted to Stamps and More: #159: Clean and Simple
SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pink Plaid Heart

Hello, today I want to show you a birthday card.

It is for my niece in South Korea.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOONJI!
윤지야, 생일 축하해! 학교 생활 열심히 하고 다이빙 연습 다치지 않게 살살 하고.
추억 많이 만드는 신나는 또 한 살, 한 해가 되기 바란다. 

This week's cue word at CASology is PLAID. So I searched through my pattern papers.
I found a beautiful pink plaid pattern paper from DCWV and decided to use it for the card. The design of this birthday card is from one of my previous creations.

I started by cutting the elements with Cricut, a big and some small hearts out of the plaid paper, sentiment "happy" which I modified in one piece out of the plaid paper and silver foil paper. The small silver hearts were leftovers from another project. I adhered a silver shimmer paper panel in A2 size on a card base, stamped "Birthday" with embossing ink and heat embossed it with Liquid platinum on the right bottom part of the panel. The big pink plaid heart was added with foam tape. I then placed "happy" half in and half out of the heart and cut it along the outline of the heart. I adhered the silver foil piece of "hap-" on the heart and pink piece of "-py" outside of the heart with foam tape. Small hearts in silver and pink are the finishing touch.

And this is the pink plaid heart birthday card :)


I took some new pictures of my previous cards, too. So please take a look :)


I am entering this card into these challenges:

CASology Week 161: PLAID



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Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Less is More Week 238 Sketch second entry

In order to enter the second card I made a new post. (didn't know that I should :))

The second card is a birthday card. At first I dry embossed the lower part of the card base slightly tilted using cuttlebug embossing folder for borders. I then adhered a present from Cricut Store which I printed and cut with Cricut, with a foam tape. The sentiment is stamped on a soft pink cardstock with black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. I added a pink layer under the sentiment and adhered it along the edge of the embossed part. I added a litte flower sticker on the present and placed two enamel dots.

And this is the second card.



Less is More challenge: Week 238 Sketch.

I am entering this card also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.

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Less is More Week 238 Sketch

Today I made two cards!
They are for the Less is More challenge. This week they have a sketch to keep in mind.

I used kraft cardstock as card base and some dry embossing for both cards.

The image of the first card is from CGull embossing folder. I dry embossed a watercolor paper, colored it with Inktense pencils and watercolor brush pens and added some glitter with wink of stella. The center of the flowers were heat embossed with gold embossing powder after I draw it with an embossing pen. I cut the image with craft knife and adhered it on the card base. I hope you can recognize the line of the sketch in my card design. Under the big flower is an extra layer added for some dimension. Because the big red flower reminded me poinsettia, I chose a sentiment for christmas. The sentiment from Technique Tuesday is stamped on a green cardstock and gold heat embossed. Some gold sequins gave the card the final touch. Actually I wanted to make this card vertical but the sentiment didn't fit at the bottom, so I adhered the sentiment on the right side. But I think still the vertical look is better than horizontal, or not?

Here is the card .



The second card is a birthday card. At first I dry embossed the lower part of the card base slightly tilted using cuttlebug embossing folder for borders. I then adhered a present from Cricut Store which I printed and cut with Cricut, with a foam tape. The sentiment is stamped on a soft pink cardstock with black pigment ink and clear heat embossed. I added a pink layer under the sentiment and adhered it along the edge of the embossed part. I added a litte flower sticker on the present and placed two enamel dots.

And this is the second card.


Maybe the first card is not CAS enough.
Nevertheless I want to try to enter both cards  into LIM.
Less is More challenge: Week 238 Sketch.

I am entering this cards also into SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.



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Monday, August 24, 2015

CTS Smile

Hello,

Today I have a flower card to show you which I made for the CAS(E) this Sketch #137.

I played with this beautiful sketch in my mind for days and decided to use my new Handmade paper stock from DCWV for the card.  I chose yellow paper which I placed against black and silver pattern paper. I worked with the Handmede paper stock only by using my fingernails. The flower was also cut by hand and glued with some gold thread on the yellow panel.  I adhered small pieces of paper on the part of the stamen and scrub it with fingernail so that it looks a litte bit furry. The sentiment from Paper Smooches was stamped and heat embossed with liquid platinum on a vellum. I tore the end of the vellum and adhered it under the flower.

This is the card...


And this is the Sketch...

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

You are my No.1!

Today's card will be the second entry at CASology.

I wanted to make a card with number which is not a birthday card. I thought "You are my No.1" would be a good one.

At first I colored a white cardstock in various blue tone with prismacolor colored pencils. I cut the colored panel twice with a die from Spellbinders which should show waves in the ocean.  And I made a cutting file for the whale's spout which looks like No 1.  I cut the whale's spout out of the same panel. I searched for an image of a whale on the internet and found one. I printed it, colored with colored pencils, fussy cut and clear heat embossed. I assembled all the elements as the picture shows. I added glossy accents on No 1.  The sentiment is stamped with an alphabet stamp. I am not happy with the sentiment. It would have been better to do by handwriting.
Here is the card,





This card is for CASology week 160: NUMBER.
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Number

Hello, Today I have a card for the CASology and Less is More challenge.
The cue word of CASology is "number" and the Theme of LIM "congratulations".
I thought about a birthday card that fits for these two challenges.

I  cut the outline of a fishbowl in my white card base and many numbers out of white cardstock with Cricut.
I colored the numbers with distress ink in various colors. To create the water I blended mermaid lagoon and tumbled glass on the masked fishbowl. For the effect of glass I slided a acetate sheet into the cut outline of the fishbowl. I put the numbers in the fishbowl, stamped the sentiment on a banner and adhered the banner with a foam tape under the fishbowl. On the age 40 I added glossy accents (forgot to add the wink of stella.....). I fussy cut a fishing hook with a silver foil paper, connected it with a twine. The twine is glued on the card base. The 40 is hooked on the fishing hook. I added some glossy accents on the fishbowl to make some water droplets.

Here is it!





Entering this card at......

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Congratulations

Today I made a card, which I had in mind during my very short vacation.
It has the theme of this week's Less is More Challenge and the sketch of the CAS(E) this Sketch #136.

Oh, on the way into the vacation I saw the post of the CAS(E) this Sketch#135 and my card was one of the CTS favorites!!! I was very happy surprised!!!

So I was motivated to design a new card even during my vacation :).

This week's Theme of  Less is More Challenge is "CONGRATULATIONS".  I thought about a giftbox with a bow. I made a cutting file of a bow and cut it with a pink glitter paper. I imitated a ribbon with a pattern paper and a giftbox with a silver bling cardstock from Bazzill.
The sentiment from Paper Smooches is stamped with black Staz on above the "ribbon".
As card base I chose a black cardstock. I adhered the "giftbox" on the cardbase slightly askew and added a big pink rhinestone on the bow.

Here is the girly Card......



Challenges:


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Friday, August 14, 2015

One layer card "The Eyes Have It"

I'm so happy and excited today. My card is showcased on Less is More challenge !!!  YAY !!!

The new theme of LIM is now "The Eyes Have It" and It should be a one layer card.
For me the one layer card is the most difficult card to make. You need great idea and creativity for a good one layer card.  And the eyes...
Finally I found a cat stamp with big eyes. It is a stamp set from Penny Black for winter and the cat wears a winter hat.
So I masked the hat and stamped the cat without the hat on a white card base with memento black ink.
Because I chose a sentiment from Inkadinkado which says "count your rainbows, not your thunderstorms", I coloured the clothes of the cat in rainbow. The sentiment is stamped on a yellow balloon, which I made with a stencil. I clear embossed the balloon twice and added some glossy accents on the eyes of the cat.  The string is hand drawn (oh my shaky hand....)

Here is my card for today!




This card is for Less is More challenge.


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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Family

This weekend I made two cards in one design.
I had two challenges in my mind: CAS(E) this Sketch and CASology. This week's cue word at CASology is precious. The word reminds me my family, the most precious for me. I made a cutting file for this card which has a heart in front of it and a open line through this heart. I picked a picture of my two preciouses and modified it into a heart shape and added pink border around it.
After I printed the picture on a cardstock, I cut it with my Cricut. I dry embossed a white cardstock, cut in form of the card and adhered it.  Heart shaped frame with a horizontal stripe in pink is my take on the sketch of CAS(E) this Sketch. I decorated the picture with some flowers and branches.

Here is the first card......


And this is the second card......


And of course, my husband will get this card on our wedding anniversary next week :)

I'm playing along with CASology week 158,
and CAS(E) this Sketch #135.
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Have a great week!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Roses

Today I tried to colour with colored pencils on a card for the first time.
I used kraft cardstock as my card base. The rose stamp is from Impression obsession, which I stamped with pigment inks. I stamped the roses in red and the leaves in green. And I coloured them with prismacolor colored pencils, the roses in berry shades for the Less is More challenge. I had also the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge in mind, so I wanted my sentiment on a ribbon. At first I stamped happy on the card base and birthday on a green ribbon.  I've cut the outline of a leave at the bottom and slided the ribbon under it. A mini bow is adhered under the roses.
I tried to add some emblishments, but at the end I let the card without any.(couldn't decide how, which and where...).

Here is my card.



My husband had the idea with the LEGO girl :D !
This card is for my friend in germany, who has her birthday next week!

I'm entering this card into Less is More challenge:Berry shades,




and Addicted to Stamps and More: anything goes.



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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Thanks

The Less is More challenge inspired me to make today's card.
And I wanted to try the technique, that I've learned today on Jennifer Mcguire's blog. She called it faux textured metal paper. 

For the berry shade I used three distress inks: picked raspberry, seedless preserves and festive berries.
I blended these colores on a white cardstock and applied  perfect pearls biscotti on it with a brush.
I embossed the cardstock with swirls embossing folder.

I used a textured white cardstock for the panel with cut-out sentiment, which I cut with my Cricut. I tilted the sentiment for a little more interest.  I adhered this panel  and a thin stripe with foam tape on the embossed faux metal paper.
And the finishing touch is the rhinestones.


And here is the card......




Entering at Less is More: Berry shades.
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Have a nice day!