Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CASology Week 199: FAST

Welcome to Week 199 at CASology!

We have another great word this week that can be used as a noun, verb, adverb or adjective!

An older MFT stamp & die set came out of hiding to make the vanity plate on my card. I laughed when my son read it as "no for speed" as it is meant to be "need for speed". This might be used as a Father's Day card with a gift card to a local go-cart racing facility. 

The license plate sentiment is popped up over an angled and embossed panel.

Check out the Design Team cards for more terrific ideas!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer:  Coni!

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


Friday, May 20, 2016

Fusion: Port O'Call Polaroid

I couldn't resist the nautical look of the Fusion: Port O'Call Polaroid challenge and had this anchor embossing folder sitting on my desk for a few days before the card design came together.

Elements from both the inspiration photo and sketch were used to create this card, with the polaroid frame becoming a large banner.

The lifesaver is from WPlus9's Nautical Notions die set and the heat embossed sentiment from Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool stamp set. A Lifestyle Crafts anchor embossing folder provides texture and stripes for the background.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MIM#249: Make It With Money + JUGS #343: Vellum

Lexi has a fun challenge for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday #249: Make It With Money to use a cash gift as part of the design.

Around here money leis are a big thing for graduation and our daughter recieved a couple last year with the cash folded into pretty butterfly shapes, so that is what I decided to add to this card.

Two bills are needed to make this butterfly and this is the tutorial I followed. A woodgrain embossed panel is layered with white cardstock and vellum Turning a New Leaf die cuts before the butterfly is added.

There is two weights of vellum used, offering a little more interest to the texture and translucency of the die cuts. The Wet Paint sentiment is heat embossed on a black banner and then wrapped around the card base and adhered.

This card is being linked to the Just Us Girls #343 Trend Week: Vellum challenge.

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