Friday, 18 May 2018

Same Snowman but a Shaker

While I had out the snowman stamp I used in this card as my reminder card for CAS Christmas, I thought I'd make a shaker card with it as well.

I used an Impression Obsession shaker pouch and matching top layer.  My snowman is stamped and coloured, then I placed some sequins and snow sparkle glitter on top of it, then attached the shaker pouch.  The top layer goes over top of that.  I added some extra sequins to the top layer as it looked a bit bare.  My sentiment came out crooked so I restamped it on a scrap and die cut it to cover it up.

Thanks for dropping by and please come and join us at CAS Christmas - you have until May 24th to link up.

Stamps - Old Island Stamping Co. snowman, unknown sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - sentiment tag die, Impression Obsession shaker pouch, mixture of silver, clear white, and opaque white sequins, snowflake glitter, markers

Thursday, 17 May 2018

A Very Old Snowman

I'm posting today to remind you about the CAS Christmas Challenge:

I pulled out one of the very first stamps I ever bought.  I saw a booth at a local craft fair and they were demonstrating heat embossing - I was instantly hooked so bought a few stamps, some ink, and some embossing powder.  Today's snowman and sentiment were two of those stamps.

I stamped him, coloured him with markers, and then stamped and heat embossed snowflake dots all around him with more on the ground.  He looks like he's either saying "yah, more snow" or "oh no, when will it stop".

I popped up a stitched die cut frame over him, added a sentiment, and the card was done - definitely clean and simple, which is what cards need to be for our challenge.  Check out the other cards by the rest of the CAS Christmas Design Team and our Guest Designer, Barb (Barb's Studio Creations).  You have until May 24th to enter.  The winner will be invited to be a Guest Designer at one of our upcoming challenges.

Stamps - Old Island Stamp Co. snowman and sentiment, Judith snowflake dots
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Ice
Paper - whtie cs
Size - A2
Accessories - clear embossing powder, markers, Lil Inker square and rectangle die cuts, foam tape

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A Rainbow of Spaniels

Time to remind you to create a card for CAS Watercolour using this month's theme:

Many of you know that I have two English Cocker Spaniels but I bet few of you know that English Cockers come in a wide spectrum of colours, probably more than any other breed - there are over 20 colours allowed under kennel club breed standards.  Breeders often talk about the rainbow of English Cocker colours.  So a stamp that features them seems appropriate for a rainbow challenge.

I stamped on hot press watercolour paper and watercoloured with Gansai Tambi paints.  There were enough Santa hats, gifts, balloon, etc. that I could get all the colours of the rainbow in there.  Then I decided to repeat the rainbow under them to ground them.

I added a sentiment featuring the word "merry" since the English Cocker has historically been referred to as the "merry cocker" due to their happy playful personality.

I added a very thin black border and popped it up on fun foam on a rustic cream cardbase.  I went over the pompoms and brims of the hats with a Quickie glue pen and added glitter.  Here's a close-up:

Please come on over to CAS Watercolour and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Hannelie of the Desert Diva blog.  You have until May 24th to link up a clean and simple card that uses a rainbow of some sort.

Stamps - Penny Black dogs and sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - hot press watercolour paper, PTI rustic cream cs, black cs
Size - 6.25x3.25"
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, glitter, fun foam

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Blue and Turquoise

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge is a colour challenge this time:

Here's my card:

I had a piece of background in my UFO box that I'd painted with turquoise shimmer dimensional paint. Over top I spread glass bead gel through a star stencil and sprinkled on gold pearlex powder.

I die cut the sentiment frame from gold glitter cs and layered over the stenciled background. Out of the scrap from die cutting the sentiment, I die cut several small stars from the same gold glitter cs and scattered them around the edge of the frame.

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper - white cs, gold glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - glass bead gel, gold Pearlex, blue shimmer dimensional paint, Simon Says Stamp Holiday Frame die, Memory Box star stencil, various star dies