Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Twofer #1 + CTS #254 + CTD #476 + Simon Says Add a Sentiment

I was thrilled to see Feathers as the inaugural challenge at the new challenge, Twofer Card Challenge.   The challenge is to use the same stamp or die on two cards for different occasions and with different designs.




The biggest part of the challenge may have been deciding which feather images to use, but I finally picked my Spellbinders dies because I love the shapes & detailed impressions in these feathers.





This first card is a sympathy card made using the design from CAS(E) This Sketch #254 and colors from Color Throwdown #476.




The largest feather die is cut from watercolor paper lightly colored with Zig markers. A couple of white feathers are also die cut, along with an MFT mini-scalloped circle frame and several banners. The sentiment is from PTI With Sympathy.




The second card uses the same three dies as the first card, along with two more, to cut feathers from a brightly colored watercolor paper panel.




A sentiment from PTI Stylish Sentiments: Birthdays is stamped on the panel before the feathers are adhered. Just a touch of glue is used at the center of each feather so that have a bit of lift and add dimension to the card.




I am also linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog where Simon Says Add a Sentiment this week.


    



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

CASology Week 283: GLIMMER

Welcome to Week 283 at CASology!




STAMPlorations is our sponsor this week and I am one of the lucky design team members to receive a stamp set to use on my card. I love the outline letters on the Big Greetings - Shery Russ Designs sentiments and initially stamped the "happy" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in the letters with a rainbow selection of Copic markers.




The sentiment is stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with a holographic embossing powder, adding a bit of GLIMMER to the card. The enamel dots also reinforce the glimmer cue word as their shimmery finish catches the light.




The design team has fabulous interpretations of the word GLIMMER!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Lisa Lara!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!



We are looking forward to seeing how GLIMMER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

CASology Week 282: HUG

Welcome to Week 282 at CASology!




At first glance, this may look like a Valentine's Day card but I'm using it as a birthday card to send virtual hugs & kisses along with happy birthday wishes. Why just send one hug when I can send a couple, along with kisses, by using an abbreviated image to send the message?

The Lawn Fawn Scripty XOXO is die cut from a white panel and backed with a piece of transparency. Foam adhesive is added to the back, creating the walls for an empty space behind the die cut to hold the red micro beads and irridescent pink heart confetti.When creating a shaker space like this, run a Qtip dipped in talcum powder along the inside edge of the foam adhesive to stop the beads from adhering to the foam.




Check out the design team cards for wonderful inspiration!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Karen D.!


We are looking forward to seeing how HUG inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


You still have until Friday, January 12, 2018 to enter the CASology Design Time Call!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie