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,

Jacquie


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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.

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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,

Jacquie

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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!

Jacquie