Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sending Warm Wishes Card

Hello everyone,

I decided to try another CAS design this week, which I'm entering into the Casology Festive Challenge and the CAS on Sunday Ribbon and Twine Challenge. I used a simple colour scheme, washi tape and a subtley textured white background to create my design. Please let me know what you think in the comments box below.

Firstly I die cut a rectangle of Simon Says Stamp Woodgrain Cardstock with one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies. I mounted this onto a white A2 cardbase. I created the background for my design using red woodgrain washi from Freckled Fawn, as well as three others from m stamp. Next I stamped the mitten images from the Wplus9 Winter Wishes stamp set onto Neenah Solar White Cardstock using Papaya pigment ink from Avery Elle. I fussy cut the mittens and adhered them to the card with foam squares for dimension. I added Peppermint twine from Lawn Fawn and a sentiment, also from the Winter Wishes set. I completed my design with several enamel dots from Freckled Fawn.

Clicking on the images below will take you to Casology and CAS on Sunday challenge posts:

Monday, 10 November 2014

You're My Dreamboat Card

Hi Guys,

Long time no see! I decided to try a new challenge this week and I opted for the Casology Sea Challenge. I live by the sea and some of my favourite creations have had a nautical theme. I had hoped to try making some more Christmas cards but, as usual, I'm avoiding what needs to be done, and I've gone for a valentines/anniversary card instead. Oh well...I'll get to the Christmas cards eventually - enjoy!

 I used paper from the 6x6 Let's Polka paper pad from Lawn Fawn. I die cut the wave-shaped edge using a Mama Elephant die and used one of the Landscape Trio dies, also from ME, to create the insert. Next I made an origami sail boat from a peice of music manuscript. I added inlaid die cut hearts using a Simon Says Stamp die and dreamy cloads cut from vellum using a Paper Smooches die. The sentiment was stamped using a mini alphabet stamp from a local stationary store. I adhered my design to a crisp white cardstock base made with Neenah 110lb cardstock, to frame it.

 Here's close-up of my origami sail boat and inlaid hearts:

 Clicking on the image below will take you to the challenge post on the Casology blog: