Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CASology Week 204: ROW

Welcome to Week 204 at CASology!

We have another terrific word this week that has so many meanings. I'll admit the first thought that came to my mind was a noisy fight and I'll put that down to having British parents because I'm not sure I ever hear "row" used that way in the US. My second thought went to a rowboat and, as I was flipping through my stamps hoping to find an image that would work, I saw Lawn Fawn's Rooting For You and completely changed direction.

I stamped the layered images in a row and did a little surgery on the sentiment so I was able to stamp it all at once.

For more interpretations of ROW, check out the terrific Design Team cards.

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Monika!

Sponsor: Mint Owl Studio

We are looking forward to seeing how ROW 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,



Saturday, June 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink June 2016 Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink June 2016 Blog Hop today. As always, Nichole Heady has given us a terrific inspiration photo to get started.


June blog hop
artwork from Yellena James

I was immediately drawn to the colors and translucent layers and attempted to echo them on my card. My first try at making a card involved stamping and heat embossing Peonies on Parade images on a piece of heavy vellum and then coloring them with Copic markers.

I wasn't thrilled with my final panel, so started over stamping and heat embossing a few more images on a lighter weight vellum.  This time I die cut everything before coloring.

The card didn't come together until I layered the die cut pieces onto the original stamped panel. The vellum panel was adhered to a white frame first to allow the layers to overlap the frame.

A Wet Paint die cut and One Big Happy stamp combine for the sentiment.

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

I heading over to check out the wonderful PTI Blog Hop gallery. Thanks for stopping by,



Thursday, June 23, 2016

CAS(E) This Sketch #178 Guest Designer!

I was equal parts thrilled and nervous when I received an email from Chrissy Larson inviting me to Guest Design for CAS(E) This Sketch #178!

I played around with a few different ideas for my card design and kept coming back to stars. Pulling out star related dies and stamps, I settled on using the Memory Box Starlit Breeze die along with a small MFT Stax Star die. The Starlit Breeze is cut into a white panel and then from gold shimmer cardstock.

Before the gold stars and circles were inset on the white panel, Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink is used to create a watercolor night sky behind the focal point. The word part of the sentiment is added and then the large star is popped up to finish off the card. 

I love having a few versatile cards like this in my stash. I was thinking it would be a great encouragement, graduation, celebration or birthday card, but my son snagged it last weekend to give to his dad, who is a true Super Star, for Father's Day.

I am also linking this card to Simon Says Stamp where the Wednesday Challenge Blog challenge is to Add Some Shimmer.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

I hope you check out all the wonderful Design Team cards and will join in on the challenge this week. Thanks again, Chrissy, for inviting me to play along as a Guest Designer!