Freshly Made Sketches 129

I’m back again today with another card for another challenge.  This challenge is from Freshly Made Sketches.  I’m happy to being playing along.

I made this card using some of the Stampin’ Up! products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that ends on the 31st of March, which is this Monday.  I have to say that I really love the colors in this card.  Pool party and black are a great combination.

Take a look at my card:

Smitten With You

I used the Sweet Sorbet DSP and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Both items you can get for free if you place an order of $50 or more in my online store.  I love them both.

Please tell me what you think.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Pool Party Classic Ink 126982

Pool Party Classic Ink
126982

Pool Party 122924

Pool Party
122924

Basic Black CS 121045

Basic Black CS
121045

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ovals Collection Framelits Die 129381

Ovals Collection Framelits Die 129381

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

Snail Adhesive 104332

Snail Adhesive
104332

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ME Smitten

ME Smitten

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Sweet Sorbet DSP

Sweet Sorbet DSP

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine 132657

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine
132657

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Addicted to CAS – Wheels

I’m excited about the card I made for the Addicted to CAS challenge today.  The code word for this CAS challenge is WHEELS!!  I have this stamp set from Stampin’ Up! that I have haven’t had the chance to use that has this really nice size bicycle image that is perfect for this challenge.

To keep my card clean and simple, I just stamped the bicycle image and added buttons to the wheels for color.

Take a look:

Wheely Sweet Friend

After stamping the image and the sentiment, the top of the card need something, so I added a few starburts from Mama Elephant stamp set in the same color of the wheels.

I love the look of white on white, it makes the card look so classy. I rounded the corners of the mat for added dimension.

Please tell me what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Cycle Celebration 130270

Cycle Celebration
130270

Real Red Classic Ink 126949

Real Red Classic Ink
126949

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink 126952

Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink 126952

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Retired SU Brights Button

Retired SU Brights Button

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

Stampin' Trimmer 126889

Stampin’ Trimmer
126889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

 

Clean & Simple Card Class – Day 11 One Stamp, FOUR Ways

My online card class closes today and I wanted to post two more cards before they close the gallery.  Today’s class was about stretching one stamp set to create four different cards.  The technique that I used to make today’s card is called Bokeh Effect taught by Julie Ebersole.  Its a photography technique which refers to blur or a blurry quality.

Take a look at the photo below for an example of that effect.

"Blue is my color" captured by Edgar Barany

“Blue is my color” captured by Edgar Barany

See how the background is blurry.  That is the effect I’ve captured in the two cards that I made.  The layers of glitter on the forefront blurs the background.

Take a look:

I've Got Sunshine

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! close up

I had a great time playing with this effect.  It was pretty easy to create and I can’t wait to try it with other stamps.  Both of the images seen above are from the same stamp set.  I have three other techniques to practice.

Please let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink

Hero Arts Pale Tomato Ink

Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink

Hero Arts Butter Bar Ink

Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink

Hero Arts Soft Pool Ink

Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

Hero Arts Bubble Gum Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Sticky Strip 104294

Sticky Strip 104294

ME Sunny Skies

ME Sunny Skies

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Post-it Full Adhesive Roll

Ultra Fine Crystal  Snow Glitter

Ultra Fine Crystal
Snow Glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean & Simple Card Class – Day 10 Textural Effects Part 2

So, I’m back again with another post on textural effects by Stephanie Klauck.  This second technique combines sticky embossing powder, glitter, and masking with a very clever twist.  I had fun trying out this technique.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday

  • To create the clean frame, I used washi tape to mask off the edges of the cardstock.
  • To create the shiny balloons, I used the heat and stick powder and a mask to add the different colors of glitter.

Let me know what you think of my embossed card.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Worn Lipstick  Distress Ink

Worn Lipstick
Distress Ink

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana
131175

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

Blending tool

Blending tool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heat and Stick Power 100625

Heat and Stick Power
100625

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used random glitter, washi tape and a black pen for the balloon strings.

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Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 9 Textural Effects

In today’s class we learned a couple of different techniques that had textural effects.  The first one was Dry Embossing.  I’ve seen this technique before but haven’t really played around with it until now.  My card features a variation on selective dry embossing that leaves a portion of the design flat, while the remainder is embossed.

I was so excited about starting this technique, but quickly became discouraged because the embossing wasn’t coming out clean and crisped.  I tried at least five times before giving up.  Take a look at what I mean.

Textual Effect Mistake

When you look at the above picture you can see where the embossed image fades out and it isn’t suppose to.  The embossed image shouldn’t fade, it should only be in the area you actually want the embossed image.  So, I turned to my fellow classmates and teachers for some suggestions on what I’m doing wrong.  After trying again, I finally got it right.  Take a look.

Thank You textual effect

You can see exactly where I wanted the embossed dots and where I wanted a clean clear circle with no dots.  That’s dry embossing.  I’m so glad I was able to get this technique down pack.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Perfect Polka Dots
117335

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
113439

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Holtz  Embossing Diffusers

Tim Holtz
Embossing Diffusers

Another Thank You 133454

Another Thank You
133454

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal Cabana 131175

Coastal Cabana
131175

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CAS Birthday Card Swap

Today’s card is a clean and simple birthday card I created for a swap that I’m participating in.  I decided to do white on white because it has a very classy look.  I embossed the card front with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Then I used a card mat that was punched with the Fancy Flower and the Petite Petals punch to create the flowers on the front of the card.  Stamp the sentiment and added the embellishments.  Easy Peasy!!

Take a look:

CAS Birthday Card

What do you think of this birthday card?

Supplies used:

Remember Your Birthday 131347

Remember Your Birthday
131347

Create a  Cupcake 128520

Create a Cupcake
128520

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine 132657

Textured Boutique Embossing Machine
132657

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Slush 131178

Strawberry Slush
131178

Whisper White CS 100730

Whisper White CS
100730

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect Polka Dots 117335

Perfect Polka Dots
117335

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels 129324

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels 129324

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fancy Flower Punch 118073

Fancy Flower Punch
118073

Petite Petals Punch 133322

Petite Petals Punch
133322

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Clean & Simple 3 Card Class – Day 7 Creative Coloring Part 2

For the past couple of days, I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t been able to post a thing.   My online card class ended this past Friday and I have not posted my homework for 4 days.  I have so much to share.  So let me get right to it.

Today’s card is another card from day 7.  I love the creative coloring class so much, that I had to make another card using that technique, wait, another 2 cards!

This class taught us how to make clean and simple one layer cards.  When I started to create today’s card I was so excited that I didn’t realize it wasn’t a one layer card.  As a matter of fact, the card didn’t even have space for someone to write in it.  I thought to myself why, didn’t I realize that in the beginning.  I was busy creating that I totally missed it.

Take a look:

Birthday with heart

When you open this card the sentiment is left on the inside of the card.  The card looks nice but it isn’t functional.  The hearts where colored with the same Copic colors.So, I decided to make the card all over again.  The second card is a one layer card that is very functional.

Take a look:

Birthday with flower

What do you think? I like both cards but in terms of the clean and simple one layer, the second card is the winner.  Take a look at both of the cards together.  The flowers were colored and cut using the same Copic colors.

 

Birthday 2 Cards

Supplies used:

PTI Birthday Die

PTI Birthday Die

PTI Bitty Button Stacks Die

PTI Bitty Button Stacks Die

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive 110755

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive 110755

LF Hearts Cuts

LF Hearts Cuts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
113439

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitegrain cardstock

White Woodgrain cardstock

Copic Markers

Copic Markers

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Copic colors that I used are RV66, BV17, YR16, BG49 and YR23.

Please let me know what you think.

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