Friday, August 29, 2014

Fancy a cocktail?

I love Anything Goes type challenges...isn't that super easy to create for? :) This card was created a week or so ago for the Simon Says Stamp Summer themed Wednesday challenge but I never got around to posting it, so it works out that I can show it today for the latest Wednesday challenge instead.

I'm reminded of summery cocktails using grenadine and vodka when I look at my card... It's 5 o'clock somewhere right?  I did some die cutting, stamping, and colouring on this creation and embossed my sentiment with two colours of embossing powder.  My patterned paper collection was put to good use as well. Does anyone else just have stacks of paper they are hoarding? I think I know the answer to that already. Patterned papers are just *so* lovely and I'm sure you'd LOVE to keep them forever, but you REALLY need to dive in, cut them up and USE them! I insist. 

Happy Labour Day holiday weekend to you all here in Ontario. Back to school for us on Tuesday.  Everyone is really looking forward to that. Not going to lie- especially this momma is looking forward to it! 
Have a super wonderful weekend to you all; be safe, have fun and thanks for popping in!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #89- Castle on a Cloud

I'm playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch #89 this week and inked up a new to me set that is so super duper cute.  I can only imagine the possibilities!

I die cut and stamped the castle from Critters Ever After by Lawn Fawn and water coloured it then popped it up on top of a VERY glittery cloud. Anyone else start singing Castle on A Cloud from Les Miserable when you see this card? I can't get it out of my head. :)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cutting Edge Blog Hop

I sure am cutting it close to the end of the Cutting Edge Blog Hop deadline...cutting it close...die cuts...get it? :) Phew made it in time! I whipped up this shaker card using various Spellbinders circle dies and Altenew stamps.

How did I use die cuts? I used circle dies to cut holes in the stamped panel, the acetate, and the black ring around it. This involved placing both circles (inlaid) on my cutting plate face up (I use a Grand Calibur) and taping them down with a strip of washi tape so they wouldn't shift. I'm still rusty at making shaker cards so forgive me if it isn't that fancy...I'm learning still! I stamped my sentiment in black and filled my shaker with lots of fun Pretty Pink Posh sequins before closing it.

I hope you are all enjoying the hop and I'm off to go look at all the pretty die cut inspiration linked up there! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

CASE Study 4th Anniversary: Week 3

Happy Friday to you all! I hope the weekend holds exciting plans for you...and maybe some crafting time too? I'm crossing my fingers that I'll have a few moments to pop into my corner and whip something up using a few new stamp sets I picked up this week. :) It's always fun to play with new product!  

For today though I'm showing a card I made for the CASE Study Week #3 challenge as part of their 4th anniversary celebrations. I was inspired by Jennifer Rzasa and her lovely card

I liked her use of neutral colours and my favourite part was how she coloured the backside of the vellum. That's mostly where I drew my inspiration from and I pulled out my CAS-ual Fridays Stamps to create something of my own. I stamped and embossed the background strip from Lotsa Links on vellum and coloured behind it with bright Copic markers. I used a touch more colour than Jennifer did, but that's my style. Go bright or go home. :) 

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you're inspired by the CASE Study team this week (or inspired by ANYTHING!) to go out and create something of your own!