Sunday, January 24, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch #156 - You + Me Always

Happy Sunday!

I wanted to get in on the fun for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch challenge, inspired by the wonderful & talented Michele over at I Card Everyone, not to mention the rest of the amazing DT.

Here's Michele's fabulous sketch:

I thought I'd make a Valentine's card, and decided to use a Marianne Design die I picked up last year. The sentiment and hearts are from an old Verve stamp set. The sentiment was embossed in gold on red cardstock and adhered with dimensionals, while the hearts were embossed with glittery red embossing powder.

I sponged the moon and clouds using Fresh Snow ink on the blue cardstock base for my night scene.

Hoping that everybody in the path of Jonah's snowstorm yesterday is safe & sound and enjoying a fun snow day (indoors or out)!

Dies: PTI Fence Die; Marianne Designs French Cats; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies
Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Suede; PTI Fresh Snow
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Midnight Muse, Real Red, Kraft; Black Cardstock
Stamps: Stampin' Up Hardwood; Verve Love Notes
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder; Red Glitter Embossing Powder

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Leaf Silhouettes Hello Card

Wow ...

I can't believe that more than 2 months have passed since my last post.
I sure am lazy (LOL). Or busy.
Yes, let's go with the latter excuse reason :-)

I have a lovely group of stamping/cardmaking friends, and we try to get together on a monthly basis, rotating "visits" to each home. Well, this past Sunday I was the lucky Hostess, and thankfully Mother Nature cooperated in not snowing us in so everybody showed up. There's nothing like girl time to feed the soul and boost creativity, IMO.

I wanted to work with this PTI die to create a card, and in between playing Hostess (serving drinks, preparing lunch with dessert, ensuring everybody had what they needed to work on their projects, etc.), I managed to put together several die cuts at a very S... L... O... W pace (for a reason!). Showing it off to them, I got a few "oooh"s and "aahhh"s (OK, and a few calling me nuts for spending so long putting them together).

I never completed the card while my friends were there as I wanted to send them the completed version as a "thank you" for coming. And here's the completed card:

I added an embossed leaf in between the smaller & larger (colour mixed) Leaf Silhouettes diecuts to add a bit of variety. Foam glue dots give them a bit of dimension on the white cardstock.

I'm popping them in the mail today - I hope they like them :-)

Thanks for dropping by - have a lovely day.

Dies: PTI Leaf Silhouettes; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles; WPlus9 Hello
Paper: Black Cardstock; Stampin' Up Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate cardstock
Accessories: May Arts Silver Metallic String, Sizzix Embossing Folder