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Thursday, May 17, 2018

STAMPlorations May CAS Challenge - Things With Wings

We are midway through May and we are still celebrating Spring with STAMPlorations' challenge Things with Wings. 

The details:
  • Players can link up as many winged-themed CAS cards as they want as long as each card is in its own separate blog post
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $15 for the winner voted by the design team; two randomly chosen winners of $5 GC

Here is another card example for the CAS Challenge:


I just received this CUTplorations Bloomtangle #2 Cover Plate die and I just love it.  I simply cut  white card stock and overlaid it on a piece of glitter patterned paper from Michaels. I added a 3D butterfly sticker from Lil' B Designs.  This literally took 5 minutes!

Here is another take with the same die:


This time I cut the glittery patterned paper with the die and adhered it to the black card stock. I added a 3D Lil' B Design humming bird sticker.

I hope you join us and thanks for coming by!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

STAMPlorations is Celebrating Spring: Things With Wings


This month all the challenges over on the STAMPlorations Blog has a theme of Things with Wings.  While the challenges will have separate linkies, you can enter 1 card multiple times! 


Create a Winged - Themed CAS card:



I used my favorite ARTplorations Stencil Flutterby as a stamp to create my card. Using gelatos I spread the color onto the stencil, spritzed with water and stamped it onto watercolor paper. I "smooshed" the color around before removing the stencil. To embellish the main butterfly I added some black rhinestones.

I hope you join us in one or more of the challenges this month. Also, all products in the Things with Wings category at STAMPlorations are 15% off - no coupon code needed!

Thanks for fluttering by!!


Monday, February 12, 2018

STAMPlorations - You & Me


STAMPlorations is celebrating a new stamp set You and Me.  I made a valentine card and a CAS wedding card:


For the valentine's card I embossed one of the main images with gold Zing embossing powder. I colored it in with my Zig Clean Color brush markers. I added a few star sequins, cut it out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it to a white card base.


Using the You and Me set again, I created a CAS wedding card. I used a Sizzix embossing folder and embossed the front panel. I then stamped the Mr & Mrs with Candied Apple distress ink and mounted the panel onto a red card base.

Thanks for coming by!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

STAMPlorations January CAS Card Challenge - Mid Month Reminder


Just a reminder that the January STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge is still on.  The optional twist is to use SILVER.

The Rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

Here is my sample using Trendy Feathers (retired):


I made a set of this easy CAS card, using my MISTI to repeat stamp on each card in the set. I used Versamark ink and Zing silver embossing powder to heat emboss the image and sentiment.

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

January 2018 STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - Take Flight





Happy New Year! I hope this new year brings us peace. We start this new year with a STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge - anything goes with an optional twist of SILVER.

Here are the challenge rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)

My sample:

I blended distress inks using the Leaves 2 ARTplorations stencil for the background. I used the CUTplorations Dragonfly Layering dies and cut the image from metallic silver cardstock. The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Hope Blooms stamp set and was embossed with Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder.

I hope you join us this month for our challenge!  Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge - Reminder


I am posting another card for the STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge - a reminder that the challenge is still on until the end of the month.

Here is a sample that will hopefully inspire you to play with us and also to get those last minute holiday cards done!


I used the STAMPlorations Framed Poinsettia stamp set (retired). The image was stamped onto a tag cut with Pretty Pink Posh tag die cut, embossed with gold embossing powder and watercolored with a Zig Clean Color Brush pen.  I adhered the tag with foam tape to an embossed card front. I designed this card last year and liked it so much I made a bunch more for this year!

Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge - GOLD


Happy holidays to those who celebrate this time of year! We are closing out 2017 with STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge (anything goes) with the optional color twist: GOLD! Great for making holiday cards!

Here are the challenge rules:
  • Players can link up to 3 CAS cards.
  • Players can enter a CAS card with or without the optional color twist.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are OK
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC to the top picks
  • If there are 50 or more entries: 1 random winner of product of choice (3x5 stamp set OR 2 standard size stencils OR 1 CUTplorations word/phrase die)
My card:


I had a hard time getting a photo that would show of the embossed background and the shiny gold ink. 

Here is another photo where you can see the embossing better:


I used a holiday Darice embossing folder for the main panel and stamped the sentiment from STAMP{lorations Peace Love Joy (retired) stamp set with Gold Delicata ink. I cut out the panel with a stitched rectangle die and then attached the panel to a piece of PaperTrey gold designer paper.

Thanks for coming by!