Saturday, January 31, 2015

Time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS!  This challenge is hosted by Deepti and she chose the Code word: Hugs and Kisses.  I guess Deepti is getting us all ready for Valentines Day!!

We have two sponsors for our challenge:

We also have our guest designer Julia one last time so don't forget to check out her card along with the other design team members' cards on the ATCAS Challenge blog.

I just love the font on the Cas-ual Fridays stamps from the MWAH set which I used here.  I die cut the heart flourish out of the card front and also out of the red glitter paper and inlaid the red glitter die cut using the negative pieces from the white card stock.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hugs & Smooches

Day 4 of the Online Card Class - CAS4 was adding texture to your cards.  This one is using the faux embossing technique.  The "X' and "O" die cuts are from PaperTrey and the sentiment is from Cas-ual Fridays.  I used my MISTI tool to get the sentiment exactly where I wanted it.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You Brighten My Day

Another card for my homework for the Online Card Class - CAS4.  This is for Day 3, Inked Backgrounds. This technique is called Velveteen. I had several of the stamps that Karolyn used so my card looks pretty much like hers!
I used the Hero Arts Houndstooth Background stamp, Colorbox White Frost Pigment ink, PaperTrey dye inks, and solid butterfly and leaves stamps.  The butterfly is from Teresa Collins and the leaves are from PaperTrey.  The sentiment is from Avocado Arts and the tag die is from Paper Smooches. The card panel was stamped with Cornish Heritage Farms Rice Paper background stamp with New Leaf ink onto New Leaf card stock from PaperTrey.  The inked panel was adhered with foam tape.

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Make a Wish

This is my homework from one of the Online Card Class - CAS4 Day 2 lessons.  I really like how this came out and it was fairly quick and easy once I had the idea in my head.  The
border die is from Lil Inkers and the balloon and sentiment are from Clearly Besotted.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:
CASology - Cue Card is Birthday.
showCASe Your Style Challenge - Inspiration Photo
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #129 - CAS
Inkspirational Challenges -Ombre
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Happy Birthday

One more card for Online Card Class - CAS4 Day 1 homework.  This is the 3D embossing technique that Kristina showed us.  I used the stars from Winnie & Walter Scenery: Big Bang Confetti and I used the colors for the 1st Birthday Bash Color Combo challenge.
The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and the Happy.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


I decided to make another card for the Online Card Class using the masking and heat embossing technique because I didn't like how my first one came out.  I used a few different embossing powders and a Hero Arts background stamp.  I also didn't leave a blank space on the card for the sentiment - I just die cut and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder three times and adhered it to the card panel.  I rounded two corners like Jennifer McGuire did with her card.

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Happy Anniversary

This is one of my homework assignments from the Online Card Class - Clean and Simple 4, Day 1 which was heat embossing and masking.  I don't have much in the way of embossing powders - I just have the metallics and I thought they wouldn't look good on white card stock so I used black - which shows every stray speck even after using a powder tool before stamping and embossing!  Anyway I got these embossing powders years ago at an Expo - they are silver, gold and copper with glitter mixed in.  The sentiment "happy" was die cut from white card stock and embossed with the gold embossing powder three times so it has dimension.  That panel was adhered to shiny gold card stock.
I am submitting this to the Winnie & Walter 1st Birthday Bash - One Challenge since this is a one layer card.

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