Tuesday, July 18, 2017

CASology Week 258: DIAMOND

Welcome to Week 258 at CASology!

I'm anticipating some pretty, sparkly cards in the gallery this week but I went a slightly different route as I needed a masculine birthday card. The diamond cue card made me think of argyle patterns which led me to this overlapping diamonds design.

The large dark gray diamond is partially inset in the two red diamonds and adhered at the back. The PTI sentiment is inked with Soft Stone and Versamark inks, stamped over all three diamonds and embossed with a clear embossing powder. This sentiment piece is adhered to an embossed panel and then to the card front.

The Design Team has some terrific ideas this week!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Lana! 

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!

We are looking forward to seeing how DIAMOND 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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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Muse #224

We have a very large house party happening in a few weeks and I'm supposed to be cleaning out the office so that we can use it as an extra guest room, but somehow was distracted and ended up with this card inspired by Tracey McNeely's card for Muse #224.

Muse #224 Tracey McNeely

The tear drop shape reminded me of an old favorite from Avery Elle'e Rounded Diamond stamp set and the hello die cut came courtesy of a friend's Taylored Expressions die I borrowed at a retreat a while back.

I varied the design by using two sizes of teardrops with a limited color palette and curving the images instead of running them in a line.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CASology Week 257: WISH

Welcome to Week 257 at CASology!

We have a wide open cue word this week that can work for any occasion so I am expecting to see a full gallery! Dandelions were my first thought when I saw the word wish. Who can resist teaching their kids to make a wish and blow the seeds into the wind? This trio of Technique Tuesday dandelions are paired with an MFT sentiment for a birthday card.

The image was stamped in yellow first and then partially inked with Versamark on the seed heads and a holographic embossing powder used to add a touch of shine & interest to the panel.

They almost look like sparklers!

The Design Team has terrific cards waiting for you to check out!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor: Uniko Studios!

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

I am also linking this care to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category and the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is Summer Sunshine.


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