Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Muse #198 + Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

I'm happy to see the Muse inspiration challenge back this week with a terrific card from Anita. I love so many things about this design and focussed on the inked clear embossed background along with the white embossed sentiment on black cardstock. 

The MFT Happy Birthday background stamp is clear embossed on a white panel before inking with Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.




This sentiment banner is wrapped around one side of the panel and then the panel is popped up on the card base. An Elizabeth Crafts candle finishes the card off. I enjoyed the look of the inked background stamps so much that I have a few more panels waiting to be made into cards.

In addition to the Muse Challenge #198, this card is being linked to Seize the Birthday Anything Goes.


  
Muse #198




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

CASology Week 231: FOREST

Welcome to Week 231 at CASology!




The cue word this week prompted me to make a birthday card for my dad. I always seem to run short of masculine cards and, given that he is a retired professional forester, this theme was made for him.




My dad is the one that taught me you can tell the age of a tree by counting the rings and I think of him everytime I see the Concord & 9th stamp used first on the white panel. The stand of trees is added next with the simple PTI birthday sentiment stamped last.




Check out the Design Team cards for some great inspiration!



Hazel Hodgkins (taking the week off)
Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Christel!



We are looking forward to seeing how FOREST 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,

Jacquie

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

CASology Week 230: COLD

Welcome to Week 230 at CASology!




I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are ready to dive into the New Year with both feet! We have a great, versatile CUE word to get the creative juices flowing. Are you snowed in right now and wanting to recreate the winter wonderland on a card front? Do you know someone fighting a cold in need of a Get Well card? The winter break is also known as the wisdom teeth extraction break around here. Both of my kids have had their wisdom teeth removed in the last couple of years and one has a friend facing oral surgery this week, so I made a little card for her highlighting one of the foods that helps get you through the first couple of days.




Images from Lawn Fawn's Treat Yourself stamp set were masked and layered first and then the PTI Sketched Shapes banner added in aqua. A few Copic markers were used to color the strawberry ice cream and carton.




I'm looking forward to seeing which direction COLD takes you. For more ideas, check out the Design Team cards and say a special hello to new Design Team members, Janet Ribet and Rachel Bergfeld!




Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Wendy!



We are looking forward to seeing how COLD 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,

Jacquie

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