Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CASology Week 288: PUN

Welcome to Week 288 at CASology!




I'm anticipating a lot of chuckles in the gallery these week with PUN as our cue card. My need for a masculine birthday card influenced the decision to use the MFT Polar Bear Pals stamp set. I stamped and die cut the bear image with a MFT Arch die before masking a inking the background with the lightest whisper of Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Copic markers were used to color the scarf and the sentiment was heat embossed on a dark blue banner before the panel and banner were popped up on the card base.




Check out the terrific design team cards!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Jan C.!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how PUN 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, February 13, 2018

CASology Week 287: TOGETHER

Welcome to Week 287 at CASology!




I dug out the Avery Elle We Go Together stamp set as soon as I saw TOGETHER was our cue word this week. My biggest challenge was deciding which images to use and in the end settled for a trio that included the heart pair.




My TH Stamp Platform helped me position the donut & olive first, then mask them and complete the stamping. Copic markers were used to color the images before the panel was popped up on the card base.




The design team has everything from wedding cards, to birthday cards and more Valentines to inspire you this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer:  Ishani!

We are looking forward to seeing how TOGETHER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog (please note, the deadline has moved up a couple of hours!).

I am also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says It Must Be Love this week. 



Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Thursday, February 8, 2018

FMS #323 + CTD #479 + JUGS #426 + PSC #41

Several challenges went into making this card, starting with the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #323 and colors from Color Throwdown #479. Given the love theme from Just Us Girls #426 and Poppystamps Challenge #41 to use hearts, it wasn't long before this design came together.




A white panel is inked with Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks and various sizes of the Poppystamps Love Balloon dies cut out. The die cuts are arranged on a heart embossed panel to mimic the color blocking of the sketch.




The Poppystamps Sentiments of Love stamp is paired with a Memory Box Sketchbook Love die to provide the sentiment.


 

 
02-18 copy


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, February 6, 2018

CASology Week 286: BUTTERFLY

Welcome to Week 286 at CASology!




I'm anticipating a very full and beautiful gallery this week! My biggest challenge was deciding which of my butterfly stamps and dies was going to be used. In the end, this Poppystamps Princess Butterfly die earned the front & center spot on my card.




Distress inks were used as watercolors to create a background for the die cut. The white panel is popped up over the watercolor panel, with the butterfly adhered only at the center, allowing the wings to move freely. An Avery Elle sentiment finishes off this card.




The design team has gorgeous cards to help inspire you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer:  Barb G.!

We are looking forward to seeing how BUTTERFLY inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog (please note, the deadline has moved up a couple of hours!).

I'm also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says Anything Goes and Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.

    

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie