Tuesday, February 21, 2017

CASology Week 237: SCORE

Welcome to Week 237 at CASology!

My first thought when I saw this week's cue word was sports related but, without a need for a sport themed card, I kept on thinking. I'm happy I did as I love the way the star looks on this card and think it will be perfect for an upcoming graduation.

An MFT star die is cut from Tim Holtz metallic paper and scored to give a three dimensional shape. The star is adhered to a navy panel that has been partially embossed with a horizontal stripe embossing folder (you could easily use a score board to create this effect) and then the PTI sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in gold.

The dimesional star is created by scoring five lines and the folding them all in the same direction first. Once the fold line is created, it is easy to go back and fold the short line the opposite way, creating the dimension.

Check out the Design Team cards for more great ideas!


Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Barb!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations

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

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Papertrey Ink Celebrating 2012 + FMS275 & Celebrating 2014 + Seize the Birthday

Papertrey Ink is Celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary with a number of challenges and I was happy to finally find a little time to play along.

This first card uses the Hello Sunshine stamp set from 2012 and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #275.

Bright Buttercup and Summer Sunrise inks were selectively used on the sentiment and inked on the card base to provide a sunny glow. A couple of washi tapes strips help anchor the panel.


For the second card, Celebrating 2014, the Text Block: Birthday die is cut from Smokey Shadow cardstock and adhered to a blue and green watercolored panel. This panel is popped up on a Smokey Shadow card base to make a quick and fast birthday card.

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


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Muse #203

This is one of those cards that came to me almost immediately after seeing Tracey's card for Muse #203. I pulled out the Lawn Fawn Chirpy Chirp Chirp stamp set for the Easter egg and paintbrush images and used MFT Abstract Art for the Distress ink paint splotches on the eggs. The paintbrush are colored with Copic markers and a PTI sentiment heat embossed on the black banner.

Tracey McNeely Muse #203

Even though I had a design idea immediately, this card took hours to make because my little paintbrush stamp went MIA in the office. Has this ever happened to you? I cleaned off my desk, swept the floor and went through the recycling and garbage piece by piece and it still didn't turn up. I checked myself in the full length mirror to see if the stamp had attached itself to my clothing. I retraced my steps and gave the pup a pat down and still no stamp. Finally I walked away from the office in frustration. When I returned, I carefully tried to retrace my steps from earlier and found that little sucker attached to the storage envelope for my wonky stitched rectangle dies. One day I will learn not to leave tiny stamps sitting out.

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