Saturday, August 25, 2018

Epic Fail for CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #286, My Entry for CAS(E) this Sketch and Less is More Challenge Entry #2

Good morning friends!!

I hope you all are having a nice morning. I am getting ready to go to a picnic later. Made Whoopie pies as my contribution and looking forward to seeing some old co-workers.

Today I am posting three cards. The first is a card that I made to send to my daughter at college. One of her nicknames is "monkey" so I used Mama Elephants "Monkey Agenda" and the "Swinging Borders" stamp. I used CAS(E) this Sketch #286 as my inspiration.

However, then I messed up. I stamped the sentiment crooked and I had to improvise by covering it up. This made me place the monkey in a place I wasn't planning to place it. I needed this card so there was NO WAY I was throwing it out!!

The leaves were colored in with *Copic Markers and then used a *Tonic Clear Sparkle Marker over them.

I then used some *Glossy Accents over the banana.

So due to my mistake, I created ANOTHER card for my entry to CAS(E) this Sketch #286.

Once again, I switched it up and am hoping it is okay. Instead of a HUGE sentiment, I used the Mama Elephant "Swinging Borders" stamp and then a tiny My Favorite Things smile sentiment from the "All Smiles"stamp set.

I then used a monkey for the shape on the side of the sketch.

I chose to color in the leaves darker then my first card.

I also covered the leaves in with a *Tonic Clear Gloss Marker and *Glossy Accents.

My next card I created using the Less is More Challenge #378 as my inspiration.

I used the DoCrafts *"Moroccan Tiles" die for my squares.

I die used some of the cuts inside the squares for the flowers.

The hearts were die cut using CAS-ual Friday Stamps *"Fun-Fetti Fri-dies." I used sparkle marker and glossy accents over them to give them some shine.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things "Bitty Bears" stamp set.

Well that is all for me today. I am off to walk with a friend. Have a FABULOUS day!!

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Less is More Challenge #378

Happy Friday!! I have been having fun in my craft room the last couple days. I have been using NBUS (Never Before Use Stuff-acronym coined by Darnell) that has been collecting dust.

My first card I kept it really simple. I used Docrafts *"Moroccan Tiles" dies to cut out scrap pieces.

My inspiration was from the Less is More Challenge #378, Sketch 24. It was to use the sketch below as my inspiration.

I then used the smallest square die in the *Umbrella Crafts Nested Squares die set to die cut four squares to go under the decorative die cuts.

I layered the squares over the kraft A2 card front and then adhered a My Favorite Things banner sentiment in the middle.

I really like how this came out and cannot wait to use the other dies in the *"Moroccan Tiles" die set.

My second card is a baby card that I made with Lawn Fawn's *"Little Bundle" stamp and die set for my cousin. He and his wife had a beautiful little girl.

I created the background by shading *"Tumbled Glass" Distress Ink and using Copic markers for grass.

The little clothes were die cut from scraps of patterned paper and then I used Nuvo Crystal drops for the buttons.

Well that is all for me tonight. I hope you all have a fabulous night!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometrics

Happy Thursday everyone!!

This is my second post for the day. My first post is here with a sneak peek of a card I made for the todays post on CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. I created the two cards below yesterday and wanted to post them in time for the Twofer Card Challenge #8: Geometric.

My first card was inspired by a card from this post from Anna Kossakovskaya blog. I of course used different colors and added my own touches because I never can copy a design totally.

I changed the background on my card using a stenciled mono print technique so I could join the CAS Mix it Up Challenge and AAA Challenge too. However, my card is not that clean and simple but oh well. I added the stenciled layer to a brown, A2 card base.


I shaded the *Altenew "Shattered Triangle" die cuts with three colors of Distress Ink-*Antique Linen, *Walnut Stain and *Vintage Photo, and adhered the layers to over my patterned layer.

I added sequins and a sentiment from the *Altnew "Label Love" set to finish off my card. I also went over the colors of the triangle with a *sparkle pen but it is difficult to see in my photo.

For my second card, I die cut the triangles and made them into a Christmas tree.

I added some rhinestones in gold and red over the tree, as well as a star from my scrap pile. The sentiment is Mama Elephant's "Merry Greetings" stamp set.

I added the little mouse that I had colored ages ago and was in my stash because the card "needed" something else.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a FABULOUS night!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Edited to note that I won an honorable mention from the Twofer Card Challenge for these cards!! I am so excited!!!

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Stamps: *Altenew "Label Love," Mama Elephant "Merry Greetings," and Simon Says Stamp "Do Something Creative Every Day"
Dies: *Altenew "Shattered Triangles," Simon Says Stamp "Do Something Creative Every Day," and My Favorite Things
Ink: Distress Ink in *Vintage Photo, *Antique Linen, and *Walnut Stain, *Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: *Neenah Solar White, *Bazzill Brown and *Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad
Other: *Big Shot, *Bo Bunny Red Rhinestones, *Bo Bunny Citrus Rhinestones, *Brown Sequins, *Ranger Multi Matte, *Tonic Sparkle Pen Clear, *Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools, *Foam Adhesive

Pop Art Card Using CAS-ual Fridays Nate and Friday Stamp Set

Hello everyone!! Today it is my turn on the CAS-ual Friday Stamps blog. I created a card using the new CAS-ual Fridays "Nate and Friday" stamp set. 

To see the complete card, hop on over to the blog and see how I was inspired by Pop Art to create my card. 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 20, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps 2018 August Release: Nate and Friday

Hello everyone!! 

Today I am showcasing a card I created using the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Nate and Friday" stamp set.

To start off my card, I masked the white A2 card base and used Distress Ink to make red stripes. I then stamped the little paw print in black from the "Nate and Friday" stamp set for a cute border.

Next I masked off the dog stamp and stamped the heart in red. I masked off the heart and stamped the dog with black ink. I used the sentiment from the set and stamped it below the dog in red.

I then used a rectangle to die cut around the dog and adhered him to the card front. My last step was to use foam adhesive to adhere a black frame around the dog and used a bit of Glossy Accent on the heart for a little shine.

Here is a sneak peek of the whole stamp set:

This stamp set is  available today in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Store. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order!!

To view some more sneak peeks of these fabulous sets, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a great day!! 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

CAS-ual Friday August 2018 Release: Bushy Tailed and Fox Banner Fri-Dies

Hello everyone!! Happy Sunday!!

Today I am giving you a sneak peek of the new CAS-ual Fridays Stamps "Bushy Tailed" stamp set and the matching "Fox Banner Fri-dies."

Isn't he cute? I created the little fox by stamping him with Memento "Desert Sand" dye ink. I then used Zig Clean Color Markers and a water color brush to paint him in.

I then stamped the mail box from the previously released "Special Delivery" stamp set and colored it in with Copic Markers. The sentiment I stamped on the mail box was also from the "Bushy Tailed" set and fit perfectly.

I masked off the mailbox and used Distress Ink to blend in a the sky and a grassy area. I added the fox using foam adhesive to give it a pop.

Here is a sneak peek of the two new products:

These are available today in the NEW section of the CAS-ual Fridays Store. Use my code NORASENTME to get an extra 15% off your total order!!

To view some more sneak peeks of these fabulous sets, please hop on over to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog. I thank you for stopping by today!! Have a great day!!