Saturday, June 16, 2018

MBC #38 + CTS #276 + Seize the Birthday

This card was inspired by the Memory Box Challenge #38, CAS(E) this Sketch! #276 and Seize the Birthday: Beachy Birthday.

I stamped and heat embossed the fish on a watercolor paper panel before coloring them with my Zig Real Brush markers. The sentiment is added after the panel dried. 




For added interest, the blue ocean is painted on the card base before the panel is popped up with foam adhesive.





   

"Beachy Birthday"
 


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

CASology Week 304: PEARL

Welcome to Week 304 at CASology!




I've had a mother-of-pearl heart shaped button sitting on my desk forever and decided to use it for our  PEARL challenge this week.

  


The PTI Penned Elegance sentiment was stamped on the panel first, allowing me to cover some of the stencil with washi tape so only a select few hearts were embossed with a pearl finish paste.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Lynda!



We are looking forward to seeing how PEARL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Friday, June 8, 2018

MIM #324 + CTD #496

I loved Michelle Leone's challenge to add Lots o' Dots for Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday but was limited by my collection of Nuvo Drops. Can I call it a collection if I only have two bottles?

Then I saw the colors for Color Throwdown #496 and started playing with white on white dimension with the dots.

 


Three images and a sentiment from the PTI What the Doodle: Feather Mini stamp set are added to the panel first. Parts of the largest feather are colored with a Copic marker or highlighted with the Simply White Nuvo Crystal  Drops.





Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

CASology Week 303: FARM

Welcome to Week 303 at CASology!




Is the farm about animals or crops for you? I pulled out my PTI On The Farm dies and Barnyard Sentiment mini-stamps knowing I wanted to stack the cow, pig and chicken images to go with this fun sentiment.




The "on the grill for you" part of the sentiment was computer generated before the others elements were stamped and adhered. The kids are already fighting over who gets to use this card for Father's Day.




Check out the terrific design team cards and give a warm welcome to our newest team member,  Sue Symens!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Rachel Bergfeld (taking a break)

Guest Designer: Jenny!



We are looking forward to seeing how FARM inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.


I'm linking this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes this week.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CASology Week 302: SQUIGGLE

Welcome to Week 302 at CASology!




The dictionary defines SQUIGGLE as a short line that curls or loops in an irregular way so I started the week thinking I was going to make a card with squiggly strings tied to balloons and I'm really not sure how I ended up with this card. The creative process is fascinating some weeks, isn't it?

I'll blame getting distracted by CAS(E) This Sketch! #273 and thinking how the Simon Says Stamp Handwritten Sentiments could be stamped and repeated for their challenge.



The MFT Friend Request and Smart Phone dies provided the other design elements needed for this card. The squiggly hello is stamped and embossed and then the panel was inked with Twisted Citron Distress Ink. The phone was assembled and adhered to a Smoky Shadow card base below the heat embossed Friend Request sentiment.



The design team has fun cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)



We are looking forward to seeing how SQUIGGLE inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

I am linking this card to CAS(E) This Sketch #273 and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where Simon Says Use More Than One Stamp this week.


  


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Friday, May 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink May 2018 Blog Hop

I'm participating in the Papertrey Ink May 2019 Blog Hop today where this charming summer glamping party is our inspiration.



I incorporated a number of design elements from the photo into my card: floral bouquet, black gingham, curved line of the camper and rustic wood details.




My love affair with the Friendship Jar Spring Fillers Stamp set continues as I took one of the tulip images stamped and die cut while creating with Joyce a few weeks ago and colored it with Copic markers.




The stems are wrapped with a scrap of gingham ribbon and then a tiny tag stamped with a sentiment from Lovely Layers is added. The bouquet is popped up on a curved edge, wood embossed panel over a Bitty Big striped paper panel.

I'm also linking this card to Seize the Birthday! where the current challenge is to use patterned paper in your card design.

"Patterned Paper"


I can't wait to see the beautiful cards linked in the Blog Hop gallery!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

CASology Week 301: THRILL

Welcome to Week 301 at CASology!




The Papersmooches Simply Said sentiment came to mind immediately when I saw the cue word THRILL and I thought it would pair perfectly with the Memory Box Starlit Breeze border die to illustrate a happy, joyous feeling.




The border die cuts a diagonal line across a white panel with the sentiment curved to follow the same line. The panel is then adhered to a slightly larger gold shimmer panel. A few gold shimmer stars and dots are added into the openings to finish off the card.




The design team has terrific cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)
Jen Wills (taking a break)
Karen Haman
Kevin Bray (taking a break)
Melissa Chipperfield (taking a break)

Guest Designer: Mugdha!


We are looking forward to seeing how THRILL inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.
Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Monday, May 21, 2018

Twofer #5: Butterflies + CTD#493 + Seize the Birthday

I squeaking in at the deadline for Color Throwdown #493 with my entry for Twofer Challenge #5: Butterflies.







A watercolor panel is colored with a lime green and aqua Zig markers and the Poppystamps Princess Butterfly die cut first. The white panel is stamped with a MFT Brushed Birthdays sentiment and then the large butterfly adhered just along the center line. Needing a few more butterflies, an ancient Martha Stewart punch came to the rescue.




This card is also being added to Seize the Birthday in the Anything Goes category.


 


With Twofer challenge to make something entirely different with the butterfly die, I transformed it into angel wings on this second card.




A triangle die from PTI's Hello Sunshine provided the body and a small circle die the head. I am kind of in love with the way this clean and simple card turned out.



All that was needed is a simple sentiment from PTI Merry Christmas mini stamp set embossed with a glitter gold to finish off the design.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Muse #266 + Poppystamps Challenge #44 + Seize the Birthday

I've had the Poppystamps Challenge #44: Patterned Paper Please in the back of my mind all month and when I saw Tracey's sweet card for Muse #266 started working with the idea of making a patterned paper elephant.


 


I didn't get far with my elephant, so turned to another African animal and found greater success with my Poppystamps Giraffe Trio. The gray from the elephant inspired my card base, the square block from Tracey's design became a square cutout and I used a similar "wishing you" sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.




The giraffes are adhered to the card base with glue dots for a bit of lift and the top panel adhered with foam tape.




I am also linking this card to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category.




Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

CASology Week 300: COPPER

Welcome to Week 300 at CASology!




I took a bit of poetic license with our cue word this week and pretended a bronze metallic paper was copper. Given that bronze is a copper alloy, it isn't that much of a stretch. The metallic paper was used to cut a Memory Box Watering Can die.




Bronze doesn't oxidize as much as copper, but I wanted to give a verdigris, weathered look to the die cut and achieved the look with a few swipes of Peacock Feathers DOX and clear embossing powder. The watering can is filled with Massa Leaf die cuts and a PTI Thanks So Much sentiment finishes off the card.




The design team has great cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Ishani!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how COPPER inspires you - just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until 9 AM Monday (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie