Thursday, February 16, 2017

CAS Watercolour February Love card Reminder

So many GORGEOUS Watercolour February Love cards by the CAS Watercolour Design Team and in the Gallery.  Hope you get to play along too.



Here is my Reminder Valentine Card...



Close Up  showing the W of S shimmer...


My sister Margie came out for a couple of days of stamping play time :-)  I borrowed Margie's TCW butterfly stencil and made this CAS Watercolour card using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.

I placed the stencil at an angle with part of the right wing off the paper and taped the stencil down with my 3M masking tape.  Love that tape...it is 2" wide,  never tears your paper and can be reused over and over.  Then came the fun marker coloring with my Zigs.

I punched some hearts out of scrap CS and used as a stencil then colored the hearts with the same colors as the butterfly and punched out with my SU heart punch.

Stamped my SU Field Flowers (ret) sentiment with Archival Black ink and added my hearts with mini glue dots.  Then I went over my butterfly and hearts with my Wink of Stella marker for a bit of bling.   A very CAS pretty design for my 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square card.

Enjoy and do drop by to see all the new beautiful CAS Watercolour Reminder Cards by our very talented DT and GD.   You still have until February 24th to play.  Happy Valentine's Day to you all...Hugs!

Supplies listed in description.....

My card is also for the STAMPlorations February CAS Challenge Anything goes & Twist..Hot Pink.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CAS Mix UP February Corrugated Reminder

Who would have thought Corrugated techniques could be so creative and versatile!!!  So many awesome samples for the CAS Mix Up Corrugated Reminder Challenge from the DT, GD and our growing Gallery!



Here is my Card using Stamping + Corrugated Cardboard Sleeve + stenciling with eb paste and Tracing Stenciling.


I placed my TCW Cafe Latte Stencil over my Distress Ink Smooshed background and drew the black lines with my Staedler permanent ink marker and then fussy cut.  I made my smooshed background with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Brushed Corduroy, Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass by adding inks onto my craft mat and spritzing with water and then smooshing my watercolor paper onto the inks.  I used Loll's Smooshing with Inks Technique.

I set aside my cup and took a piece of heavy kraft paper and put it through my crimper. I then cut my piece to size for the cup and used my Tim Holtz Distress Crayons: Antique Linen and Vintage Photo to color the corrugation and blended the colors with my finger and spritzed lightly with water.  That really brought out the ridges.  I wrapped the corrugated sleeve around the cup and attached with scotch tape.  That was a fun project creating my main image.

Next I used a new TCW Mini Raven Mosaic Stencil to add Golden's Embossing Paste for texture to the background of the SU Confetti Cream CS (ret).  Stamped my sentiment using PB "Heartfelt Thanks" stamp set with T.H. Vintage Photo using my MISTI.

Next I added a thin frame using SU Early Espresso CS and attached my card front to my Confetti Cream card base using foam tape.  That was it!

I have really enjoyed playing with corrugated cardboard and cardstock this month.  Thanks again Susan DT (Cardmaker's Garret) for hosting your fun CAS Mix Up Corrugated February Challenge.

You still have until February 24th to play along.  Happy Corrugating my friends.  Hugs...





Sunday, February 12, 2017

My 3rd STAMPlorations Tagplorations Tag!

I have had so much fun playing with my new CUTplorations Luggage Tag Dies.   Shery's Tagplorations Linky Party was the perfect opportunity to play with my new Dies!  There are new tag samples each of the 7 days by Shery's very talented DT and lots of prizes available :-)  The party ends on February 14th.  Hope you get to play too.


Here is my tag for Day 5


I went crazy with stencils on my tag.  I used 3 ARTploration stencils, 1 Tim Holtz and 1 TCW stencil.

I  die cut my largest Luggage Tag from a manila T. H. tag and started by covering with a layer of Gesso, let dry and sponged Distress Inks to cover white Gesso.  Then the fun began with the stencils.

I started with the TCW stencil, then the T.H. stencil, then my 3 Artplorations stencils. Sponging with sponge daubers and Distress Inks.

Next, using my palette knife,  I went over my stenciled hearts and bird with Golden's Molding Paste. The paste absorbed the DI inks from the images as it dried.  To make the images pop more I traced with a permanent black pen.

I traced around the edge of the  tag with a shimmer gold ink pen and my black marker to frame the tag.  Added my ribbon, rhinestones, CUTplorations Smile and done.  There was a lot of drying time, but a really fun project.

Adding to more Challenges.

STAMPlorations February Mixed Media..must include a stencil or stencils


STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes


Happy STAMPlorations Tag making......Hugs!


Supplies: 
Stamps: None.  Paper: Tim Holtz Manila #8 Tag.  Inks: T. H. Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves. Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tag Die and Smile Word.  Stencils: TCW: Raven Mosaic. Tim Holtz: Dot Fade. ARTplorations: Hearts All Over, Flutter By and Christmas Trees for circles.  
Staedler pemanent black pen and SU gold shimmer pen (ret) and SU rhinestones, taffeta ribbon and sponge daubers.  Golden's Molding Paste and White Gesso.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love Tagsploration Linky Party

You have until February 14th to play in STAMPlorations latest Love Tagsploration Linky Party!  There are daily creative tag samples by the very talented Design Team!


Here is my Tagplorations Card.....



I was inspired to die cut an image from my STAMPlorations Color Blooms coloring book because of beautiful tag cards Shery (ThatOneLayerMixedMediaGirl) has been making for her Tagploration Party.

I colored several pages of my book while on a 3 week trailer camping trip last Fall. What a fun way to while away the hours in a creative way.  Just me, my coloring book and Zigs :-)

I die cut my images with my CUTplorations Luggage Tag die using the medium sized die. I die cut a 2nd tag with SU Whisper White thick CS  and attached my color blooms tag using Golden's gel medium.

Next I die cut my CUTplorations "Hugs Word" using SU Basic Black CS and attached to my tag using my SU fine tip glue pen.  Next I used my MISTI to stamp my STAMPlorations "Be Thankful" sentiment using Archival black ink.  I stamped 3 times for good coverage..

I then added SU Calypso Coral Seam Binding to my tag and Wink of Stella to the center of each flower for a bit of bling.  Attached my tag to SU WW Thick card front using 3M foam tape and Done!  So quick and easy, since I had my main image already colored.

I love the bright colors and CAS design.  Hope you can join in the fun at the Tagplorations Linky Party. Lots of prizes for just commenting too.  Thanks again Shery for keeping us inspired by your DT samples and challenges :-)  Hugs..

Here is another challenge...STAMPlorations  Never Ending Anything Goes






Supplies listed above in Description.





Friday, February 10, 2017

Alcohol Ink Love Hugs

Alcohol Inks and Zig Markers Hugs.....for my 85 year old friend who is legally blind,  so I like to give her cards that she can enjoy touching :-)  Pat Loved her card,  which made us both happy!


The other day I played around with my Alcohol Inks using the scrunched Plastic Wrap technique. I used Karen (Snippets) technique.  Be sure and click on her Snippets blog link to see the Gorgeous heart she made using much different colors.

I just added drops of Alcohol inks: Tim Holtz Flamingo, Watermelon and Pink Sherbet  to my Yupo paper, spritzed with blending solution and covered with Glad Wrap.  Then scrunched up the Glad Wrap and let sit over night to dry.  Then die cut the smaller heart.  For the larger heart I used a background with the same AI's but added more blending solution,  which really lightened up the background and then added the Glad Wrap,  but did not scrunch it up.  This gave a pretty and more subtle texture to the background.  I then die cut the larger heart.

I die cut the card front, popped up with foam tape and inlaid the hearts.

Next..I used my Zig watercolor markers to make stripes across a scrap piece of Whisper White CS using colors close to my AI colors and I then die cut the hugs and punched out the heart from the piece.

I added my hugs using my fine tip glue pen, added my heart with a dimensional and a rhinestone to the hearts for the final touch.  This was a fun and easy Valentine.



Supplies:
Paper: SU Whisper White thick and regular.  Yupo paper.  Inks: Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks: Watermelon, Flamingo and Pink Sherbet.  Zig watercolor markers.  Accessories: Big Shot, SU Heart Dies, heart punch and Rhinestones.

Challenges......

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC167 ...Color Challenge: Pink, Red and White.


STAMPlorations CAS February Challenge: Anything Goes + optional Hot Pink.


Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge: Young at Heart