Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CASology Week 317: MENU

Welcome to Week 317 at CASology!

I had to let this cue word roll around in my head for a while before a trip to Yogurtland this week inspired me to use Lawn Fawn's Sweetest Flavor stamps and dies to create a menu inspired card.

The ice cream image is inked with Versamark, stamped on watercolor paper and heat embossed before being colored with Zig markers. Once these cones were dry, they are die cut and popped up on the sentiment stamped panel.

The design team has more great ideas!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Ishani!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how MENU inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 22nd.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Twofer: Harvest + Muse #286 + CTD514 + Seize the Birthday AND MCV#110

 I have three cards to share today. The first two were inspired by the Twofer Card Challenge #10: Harvest Challenge.

It is easy to see the Harvest connection with my sympathy card using the fall colors on the leaves. The lily on the birthday card is a bit more of a reach as I thought of planting fall bulbs to harvest spring and summer flowers.

Mama Elephant Freestyle Floral images and PTI Penned Elegance stamps are used on both cards. 

Tracey's Muse #286 card inspired the rectangular wreath of leaves and buds. Copic markers in the Color Throwdown #514 colors filled in the sketchy shapes.


The sentiment is positioned first on the birthday card and then the floral images stamped and masked before being colored with Copic markers. The finished panel is popped up on a purple card base.

This card is being linked to Seize the Birthday where Anything Goes for the current challenge.

My third card is inspired by Cornelia's starry night for Muse ChristmasVisions #110, using the inked sky, trees and sentiment.

The Poppystamps Open Hillside and Snowscape dies are layered for this card. The sky piece of the Snowscape is inked with Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks before being adhered to the card base and the snowflakes inset back in place.

The PTI sentiment is stamped on the Open Hillside die cut before it is layered on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CASology Week 316: PUNCTUATION

Welcome to Week 316 at CASology!

Do you love your punctuation marks as much as I do? Whether you use them to create an emoji image, add emphasis to a sentiment, highlight a quote or create a shaped panel there are endless ways to be inspired by punctuation.

I was inspired to use brackets as a design element and cut the PTI Half & Half die twice and layered them to get the narrow black edge. The Big Hugs sentiment was added and the panel wrapped around a rectangular panel so that the bracket edge is popped up on the front and the other end adhered flush to the back.

To reinforce the bracket design element, I pulled out an ancient  Pink Paislee embellishment bracket and colored it with Copic markers.

The design team has terrific cards this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Raga!

We are looking forward to seeing how PUNCTUATION inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday, October 15st.  (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,