Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology Week 301: THRILL

Welcome to Week 301 at CASology!




The Papersmooches Simply Said sentiment came to mind immediately when I saw the cue word THRILL and I thought it would pair perfectly with the Memory Box Starlit Breeze border die to illustrate a happy, joyous feeling.




The border die cuts a diagonal line across a white panel with the sentiment curved to follow the same line. The panel is then adhered to a slightly larger gold shimmer panel. A few gold shimmer stars and dots are added into the openings to finish off the card.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Jen Wills (taking a break)
Karen Haman
Kevin Bray (taking a break)
Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)

Guest Designer: Mugdha!


We are looking forward to seeing how THRILL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer #5: Butterflies + CTD#493 + Seize the Birthday

I squeaking in at the deadline for Color Throwdown #493 with my entry for Twofer Challenge #5: Butterflies.







A watercolor panel is colored with a lime green and aqua Zig markers and the Poppystamps Princess Butterfly die cut first. The white panel is stamped with a MFT Brushed Birthdays sentiment and then the large butterfly adhered just along the center line. Needing a few more butterflies, an ancient Martha Stewart punch came to the rescue.




This card is also being added to Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.


 


With Twofer challenge to make something entirely different with the butterfly die, I transformed it into angel wings on this second card.




A triangle die from PTI's Hello Sunshine provided the body and a small circle die the head. I am kind of in love with the way this clean and simple card turned out.



All that was needed is a simple sentiment from PTI Merry Christmas mini stamp set embossed with a glitter gold to finish off the design.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Muse #266 + Poppystamps Challenge #44 + Seize the Birthday

I've had the Poppystamps Challenge #44: Patterned Paper Please in the back of my mind all month and when I saw Tracey's sweet card for Muse #266 started working with the idea of making a patterned paper elephant.


 


I didn't get far with my elephant, so turned to another African animal and found greater success with my Poppystamps Giraffe Trio. The gray from the elephant inspired my card base, the square block from Tracey's design became a square cutout and I used a similar "wishing you" sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.




The giraffes are adhered to the card base with glue dots for a bit of lift and the top panel adhered with foam tape.




I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CASology Week 300: COPPER

Welcome to Week 300 at CASology!




I took a bit of poetic license with our cue word this week and pretended a bronze metallic paper was copper. Given that bronze is a copper alloy, it isn't that much of a stretch. The metallic paper was used to cut a Memory Box Watering Can die.




Bronze doesn't oxidize as much as copper, but I wanted to give a verdigris, weathered look to the die cut and achieved the look with a few swipes of Peacock Feathers DOX and clear embossing powder. The watering can is filled with Massa Leaf die cuts and a PTI Thanks So Much sentiment finishes off the card.




The design team has great cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Ishani!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how COPPER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

CASology Week 299: MARINE

Welcome to Week 299 at CASology!




There are so many directions you can go with the cue word this week! I pulled out a stamp set from the NBUS pile and stamped this all-in-one Imaginisce image and sentiment on a white panel. I love that the image can be seen as a regular fish tail or a mermaid.




A touch of color is added with Copic markers and Wink of Stella added for the shine & glitter of fish scales. For a little extra interest, the MFT Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame die is added to the stamped panel before they are popped up on the card base.




Check out the fabulous design team cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Betty K.!


We are looking forward to seeing how MARINE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Sunday, May 6, 2018

FMS #335 + CTD #491 + Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

Are you lucky enough to live near crafting friends? Earlier this week my CASology teammate, Joyce, invited me over to play. Getting together with a card making friend means stamping and die cutting with products I don't have in my stash, and at the top of my list to stamp off was an older PTI stamp set, Friendship Jar Spring Fillers, because of the beautiful tulip bouquet.

Even after stamping and die cutting a few bouquets I still wasn't done with these tulips and Joyce was generous enough to let me take the set home to play with heat embossing and watercoloring.

For this bouquet I used the Color Throwdown #491 colors and then realized the Freshly Made Sketches #225 would provide the perfect design to use it on a card.


  


Zig Real Brush markers are used to color the image before the stems were wrapped with twine to bring in the Kraft color. An Avery Elle sentiment is stamped on the PTI Tiny Tag and the completed die cut is popped up on the scalloped oval panel.




I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday where Anything Goes for the current challenge.


    


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Muse #264 + FMS #335

Lynne's beautiful card as Guest Designer for Muse #264 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #335 inspired this Mother's Day card.


 


Focussing on Lynne's flowers and colors, the bouquet from Avery Elle's Thanks a Bunch stamp set is paired with the So Happy sentiment on the scalloped oval panel.

 


Instead of highlighting my blooms with glossy accents, I used Wink of Stella and added a trio of Pretty Pink Posh jewels.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CASology Week 298: JUNGLE

Welcome to Week 298 at CASology!



So how did I get from the cue word JUNGLE to a card using a cityscape die you may be asking yourself? It's the concrete jungle, of course!




The Altenew Sketchy Cities America sentiment is stamped and heat embossed on the Impress Seattle Skyline die cut before being popped up on a Hawaiian Shores panel. The panel is also popped up on the card base.




The design team has fantastic cards for you this week!


 

Jacquie Southas (you are here)



We are looking forward to seeing how JUNGLE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie





Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop

We were given this lovely photo of the delicately painted fine china teacups to inspire us for the  Papertrey Ink April 2018 Blog Hop. Check the link for the details.




The detailed pattern lines on the top few cups made me think of the PTI Quilled Elegance stamp set. The image and sentiment are stamped and heat embossed in gold and then colored in with Copic markers.




A few Pretty Pink Posh jewels mimic the delicate, polished feel of the cups and finish the panel before it is popped up on a Hawaiian Shores card base.




I'm off to Hop and see how everyone else was inspired this month!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CASology Week 297: ACTIVE

Welcome to Week 297 at CASology!




I decided to make an anniversary card for my husband when I saw the cue word for this week. It may not look like a traditional anniversary card, but the inside will read "with me", and going for an early morning hike is a favorite activity for him.




The Concord & 9th tree ring is stamped on the kraft card base with kraft ink to provide a base for the die cut sentiment. The MFT High Rise letters are cut twice from black card stock and once from a map before being layered together. The smaller letters are die cut with PTI Headline Alphabet dies.




Check out the design team cards for great ideas!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)




We are looking forward to seeing how ACTIVE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie