Saturday, 26 April 2014

Just for You

Less is More Challenge -  Week 169 Sketch

I made my card base by running it through my Sizzix machine using the largest of my Circle Dies, just missing the top to make my hinge.

Keeping very much to the sketch I used two smaller dies to create a circular frame.This was decorated by shadow stamping with a selection of leaf stamps, and was mounted on to the card with 3D pads.

The flower was made using two flower punches, I cut in to the petals, and used my bone folder to burnish the edges so that they curled up slightly. A pearl was added to the centre to finish off.

Products used:
Flower Punch - Stampin' Up!
Petite Petals - Stampin' Up!
Circles Die Collection - Stampin' Up!
Basic Pearls - Stampin Up!
Pretty Impatiens - Cardio Majestix
Cardstock from stash

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Just a note to say ... ... happy birthday to you !

CAS.ology  NOTE

I knew straight away what I wanted to do for this weeks challenge, I dug out one of my Penny Black Stamps called "A Song For You". I wanted to keep the guitar very much centre stage, to fit in with the key word "note", so once I had stamped and coloured it in, I used Crystal Effects to highlight the guitar. 

The base of the card was cut away using a scallop edgelits, and the matching embossing folder was also used. Some red card was attached to the front of the card to bring out the colour of the guitar. 

A couple of music notes were added to finish the image.

On the inside of my card I added a light grey duplicate image with the rest of the sentiment.

Products used:
A Song For You - Penny Black
Crystal Effects - Stampin' Up!
Large Scallop Edgelits - Stampin' Up!
Adorning Accents Large Scallop Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up!
Teen Routine - Paper Smooches
Card Stock from stash

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For You

CAS(E) this Sketch:  #72

To start with, I glued some paper to my card base, to coordinate with the card, that I was using for my sentiment and butterfly.

I stamped my Just For You message nine times, and cut them out with one of my Circle Dies. I mounted them on 3D pads and then arranged on my card front to match the sketch.

I wanted to add a highlight to my card, so cut out my butterfly, then added pearls to its body, and then attached to my card front.

My sentiment letters have been cut out twice, and then glued together, to add a bit of dimension. 

Products used:
Bonnets & Bowties Paper Pad - Lili of the Valley
For You Stamp Set - Lili of the Valley
Circles Collection Framelits Dies - Stampin' Up!
Parker Upper Case Die Alphabet Set - Memory Box
Basics Pearls - Stampin ' Up!
Butterfly Die - Sizzix

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Monday, 14 April 2014

Birthday Greetings

Less is More Challenge -  ONE LAYER CARD - Shadow Stamping

I cut my card base in to a square, and scored a border around the edge to create a frame to work within. Using one of my Circle Dies, I cut out an aperture in the centre of my card, and I stamped my flower and leaves several times before re-inking

With the aid of my stamp-a-ma-jig, I positioned my Birthday Greetings in the centre of the aperture. 

Products used:
Pretty Impatiens Stamp Set - Cardio Majestix
Circles Collections Framelits Dies -Stampin' Up!
Wetlands (Sentiment) - Stampin' Up!
Rich Razzleberry Ink - Stampin' Up!
Garden Green Ink - Stampin' Up!
Cardstock from stash

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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Happy Birthday - A Touch Of Turquoise

Less is More Challenge -  Colour Week 166 - A Touch Of Turquoise

How lucky was I when I saw the challenge at Less is More this morning. Yesterday I had been making a card for a friend, and this dress is a spare I made up using the left over bits and pieces, and it just happened to have a "touch of turquoise".

I glued a piece of matching turquoise card to the inside, and then used my scallop die to create a shaped edge that allowed the colour to show through.

Using my new Dress Up Framelits Die, I cut out the dress twice, once from patterned card, and the other from turquoise card, this was then cut to look like a cardigan. Mini pearls for buttons and the necklace were used to finish it off.

The sentiment was stamped on to a scrap of turquoise card and cut out with a punch.

Products used:
Dress Up Framelits - Stampin' Up!
Edgelits Large Scallop - Stampin' Up!
Occasions Stamp Set - Stamposaurus
Basic Pearls - Stampin' Up!
Card stock from stash

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