CAS C&S #309

Capture d’écran 2019-02-20 à 14.56.16A springtime theme for the CAS Colours & Sketches #309 using So Saffron, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz. I stamped a Stampers Anonymous “How is your garden” onto a Nellis Snellen square die-cut and added coloured heat EPs.  I did this 3 times and then added Ultra thick EP along with some Martha Stewart stars.  The frame was also heat embossed with the green EP twice.  Before adhering to the card base, I stencilled yellow tinted some iridescent medium.

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A Color Throwdown Challenge #531 in the colours of Rust, Purple & Grey.  A piece of grey patterned vellum and another of rusted Tengujo paper is base of my smooshed purple wild flower.  “Tout simplement” (simply) is the purple embossed sentiment.

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LIM OLC Sentiment

Capture d’écran 2019-02-17 à 14.29.38Making the sentiment a focal point on a OLC is the Less is More Challenge #389.  Got out a friendship word die “amitié“, added Versamark before dry embossing on the base of the card.  Then I use pink pearl EP to heat embossed.  I then used a word die mask and started stamping flower blooms / leaves around the sentiment with Distress Oxide inks,  I also heat embossed alternating with glitz EP & silver pearl EP.  Finally, I added silver pearl EP within the word die to give it a little pop.

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Retro LOVE

Capture d’écran 2019-02-16 à 14.46.09Wedding season is just Capture d’écran 2019-02-16 à 14.46.20around the corner, so I made an all white card for the RETRO Time Out Challenge #129 respecting the CAS(E) this Sketch #309 Challenge.  I used the Altenew Fine Frames to create the opposite corners which I silver heat embossed then glitz heat embossed for some punch.  The 3 octagons from Sizzix were dry embossed with a Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Folder and silver heat embossed on the surface.  The Technique Tuesday Charming Hearts pendant was also heat embossed in silver pearl and  glitz EP.  I popped the centre piece up, adding a white feather underneath for interest.

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February CAS Mix Up Reminder

2019-2Half way through the month and there is still time to play at CAS Mix UP.  The linky closes at midnight (PDST) on Friday the 24th of February.  Hideko is our hostess with a great dimensional challenge.  Stop by the blog to see what our special guest Arlene has come up with.  As always, there are videos and design team cards to spark some inspiration.

Out came the Penny Black butterfly, which I never get tired of 😉 , and I die cut several layers of light blue tissue paper, glued together and wrinkled up …for dimension. img_3598The top iridescent cellophane flakes acetate layer is a piece left over from our acetate challenge from last March!  I also cut out the flutters body and heat embossed this with Sapphire EP!  Before adhering him to the card base, I stencilled a checker board with white iridescent acrylic paint.  “Pour toi” (for you) was also heat embossed with the Sapphire EP.

Can’t wait to see your scrumptious creations in our CAS Mix Up Gallery, hoping you’ll join us! Hugs,



Fleurs (flowers)

We’re snowbound today, 30 cm of these fluffy flakes on the ground.  A real winter wonderland 😀  This bouquet was an excuse to get into the craft room.  Inking, die cutting and heat embossing, inspired by 3 great challenges. Color Throwdown #530 of dark pink, gray & black; Inspirational’s Text prompt and Freshly Made Sketches #375 designed by Cécile

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CAS C&C 307 with dimension

Capture d’écran 2019-02-05 à 14.29.37The #307 Challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches is Lovely Lipstick, Gray Granite & Powder Pink.  I sponged some Gray Granite onto white card stock and cut out a Memory Box Lorelai Leaf Outline which was pasted to my textured card base.  With the Clear Wink of Stella pen I embellished2019-2 the interior of each outline leaf and quickly added some clear embossing powder which I heated.  Then I die cut 6 MFT’s Flower Trio in Powder Pink and Lovely Lipstick VELLUM, giving them some shape.  I randomly glued this onto the leaf branch and added a tiny pearl.  A super CAS card with dimension for the CAS Mix Up Challenge!

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