Monday, July 28, 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch #86

Hello people! I am hoping you all had a restful weekend. I know it is back to work for most of you. I am still on vacation but the time is going by so fast that I will be back to work before I know it.

Today I am posting two cards the I created for CAS(E) this sketch Challenge blog and playing along with sketch #86.

For these two cards, I literally challenged myself to use what was on my desk. I do not have a photo of my work area as it has been raining but my desk is covered in product, as well as stamped images that I have colored in using Copic markers.

My first card has a cup cake as its focal point.

This stamp is a My Favorite Things stamp. I layered it over a doily die cut from the same company and a stamped die cut from Paper Trey Ink.

I used foam adhesive to give the cup cake a bit of dimension and adhered a few shades of green sequins around the focal point of the card.

My last step was to use a clear Wink of Stella pen to give a little sparkle and shine to the top of the cup cake.

My second card I used a similar concept but used a present stamp as the focal point.

The die cut scallop is a Lawn Fawn die and the paper is from Bo Bunny.

The sentiment is a Paper Trey Ink stamp.

Like the first card, the last step was to use a Wink of Stella pen to give the present some shine.

Here is the sketch that I used to jumpstart these cards.

I really love how both of these projects came out and am going to file this sketch away to use for future designs. It was really easy and very versatile. I also think I am going to start making more then one card at a time when I am creating for these challenges. I will have more cards to choose from in my stash!!

I thank you for stopping by today. Have a great night!!


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday with Simon Says Stamps Embossing Challenge

Hello everyone!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today I am posting a fun project that I created yesterday for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. This weeks challenge is to create a project that contains some type of embossing.

For my card, I tried a technique that I had never used before. I have used texture paste on white card stock but have never used it on colored card stock. I chose to use a Memory Box stencil, some embossing paste and glitter over the paste for my background.

I then layered a vellum doily over it. (Please excuse the adhesive lines. Once I stuck it down I couldn't get it back up without ripping!) My next step was to adhere a piece of patterned paper that had been die cut into a square with a star in the center. I used foam adhesive to give it a little dimension.

The sentiment was stamped, heat embossed, and layered over the square.

I then die cut some stars out of white embossed paper and red card stock. I layered them randomly around the card.

My last step was to adhere gold star sequins randomly around the rest of the card. With the exception of the two on the sentiment, I just took a bunch of stars in my fingertips and let them fall where they went. I then used glossy accents to adhere them to the card. I LOVE how this came out!!

I would change two things, though. First, I think I would try to get some glitter gold embossing powder instead of using glitter. The glitter adhered but  is falling off in some places. Second, I would not have the tape lines in the middle of the star. That bugs me to no end!!

Again, I am entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful day!!