The CAS Mix Up Challenge for July, hosted by Bonnie, is Alcohol Ink Lift. As usual, there are plenty of videos to get you started. For more inspiration, our special guest, Michelle, and the team have more designs to entice your creative juices.
For this card I used an old fanfare stamp (sorry I don’t remember the manufacture). I applied two analogous colours of AI on Yupo Paper and then lifted the ink using the Alcohol Ink-Lift pad. On my textured card base, I stamped and silver heat embossed the same stamp. I strategically die-cut a square section off the Yupo piece and adhered it to a prepared section of very thick card stock. I also clear heat embossed several times my little tile before adhering it to the card base. Three enamel dots were added to finish my card.
Can’t wait to see what you create, thanks so much for stopping by, HUGs,
Using the CAS(E) this Sketch #328 design and the blue, orange, and gray palette at Color Throwdown #549 I made this card with Pearl Ex powders. My friend Loll has a great technique well described here. The dragon flies (Penny Black) are cut out of black card stock. The pinked circle aperture is a Papersmooches die. The “hugs” word die is from Simon Says Stamp.
Have a great weekend, thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna
A One Layer Card for the Less is More Challenge #398 “SPOTS” and the “GARDEN” theme at the Inspirational Challenge #189. Hence the title 😉 I gold heat embossed half of the largest Penny Black “butterfly trio“, a fabulous prize from The Foiled Fox. Then I dry embossed Swiss Dots to accent the spot theme. Using various sizes of dot stamps, I embellished the wings with different shades of pink ink. Butterflies in my Garden 😀
Thank you so much for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna
This Atomic Elements card, made for my special hubby, is stamped “Bonne Fête des Pères” (Happy Father’s Day) and gold heat embossed. Are they a part of Nature, I think so 😮 , but then, I’ll let the DT from the Time Out Challenge #137 judge that 😉 Thank goodness that Brian, at CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #326, had this inspiring sketch. Honestly, that’s what helped me put these pieces together. Happy Father’s day to all you great DADs …and Brian too!
Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna
Welcome back to our CAS Mix Up Reminder. Mac has chosen the OMBRE theme this month and the design team, along with our special guest Bobby, have lots of beautiful cards prepared for you.
This card is truly a quick card. Using the Penny Black largest flutter, I covered it with some white iridescent acrylic paint. Then, using my stylus, I added dots of orange paint in the center. I worked myself towards the exterior adding some titanium white acrylic paint to lighten up the colour twice. For the card base I Silver Pearl heat embossed the Kaisercraft BG oriental stamp. The center of the butterfly was heat embossed with blue then silver pearl to get this greyish body. Finally I added some pearly sequins with a tiny pearl in the center.
Please join us in the fun, there are lots of videos to get the mojo on the creative gear. The challenge closes on Monday the 24th of June. Thanks for stopping by, HUGz,
Using Color Throwdowns #547 colour palette challenge I applied Gelatos onto Concord and 9th Flourish stamps, spritzed and stamped onto Bristol paper. The card base had been previously dry embossed with an MFT frame die and then masked. The white space between the blooms was filled in with green Gelatos. With a Micron black pen, I added some doodling to emphasize the petals along with some white gel pen for few anthers. Then I pressed my Versamark pad onto this masked area and added layers of glitz EP (hard to see 😉 ). The three die cut flowers are from the Penny Black Shall We Dance, which I adhered with a pearl, to mimic Jacquie’s design for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #392. “Juste pour toi” (just for you) was also handwritten to finish the sketch.
Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna