Tuesday, April 17, 2018

CASology Week 296: PARENT

Welcome to week 296 at CASology!




My head was spinning with ideas from something for a new parent through to a Mother's or Father's Day card before I finally settled on giving a little parental advice for one of my young adults. The Dylusions Clearly the Right Words sentiment is stamped and heat embossed onto four scraps of colored card stock before being cut apart.




Taking a strip from each color, the sentiment is reassembled in an ombre order from yellow through to a terracotta orange  color. Each strip is adhered at a slightly different height, giving an up and down movement and adding interest to the design. To finish the card off, a wonky heart die cut is adhered below the sentiment.




The design team has fabulous cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Valliam!


We are looking forward to seeing how PARENT 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



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Muse #261 + Color Throwdown #488

The bright spring flowers in Tracey's Muse #261 design really caught my eye this week. I took the  floral spray and sentiment from her design and paired them with the Color Throwdown #488 colors.




The Avery Elle Mother's Day floral image is stamped on a white panel and colored with Copic markers. The top of the image is fussy cut and the rest of the panel trimmed with a stitched rectangle die before the hello sentiment from Avery Elle Brushed is finished with the PTI Simply Spring Borders spring stamp.




The stamped panel is popped up on an aqua polka dot patterned paper panel and a trio of Pretty Pink Posh jewels added to complete the card.


  


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

CASology Week 295: BELIEVE

Welcome to Week 295 at CASology!




I put the Poppystamps Do You Believe stamped sentiment front and center for this card by using Versamark and heating embossing on watercolor paper.



A couple of Zig Real Brush markers were used to color the panel. Once the panel was dry, the gloss of the clear embossing was removed by ironing it off the panel. A trio of my newest obsession, Pretty Pink Posh jewels, finishes off the design.



The design team has some terrific cards to inspire you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Valliam!


We are looking forward to seeing how BELIEVE 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



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CASology Week 294: START

Welcome to Week 294 at CASology!



What kind of START is someone in your life celebrating? A new baby, new marriage, graduation? There are so many options for this week. I did a quick search of my stamp inventory (love, love, love Evernote) to see if I had anything tagged with the word start and was happy to find a few choices.




I was drawn to this PTI Wet Paint III stamp & die set and started searching for an image to anchor the sentiment. My day always starts easier if the sun is shining so I used a SSS Confetti Circle die to make a stencil and inked a sun in the corner of a white panel.




The design team has great cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: PJ!


We are looking forward to seeing how START 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



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

CASology Week 293: CROSS

Welcome to Week 293 at CASology!




I love a cue word that is both a noun and a verb giving you so many directions to go this week. I decided to pull out my PTI Lovely Layers dies to create a floral image with a cross shape.


  


For added interest, a green vellum die cut of the small petals is offset and layered under the white card stock and vellum layers. Using white for the top and bottom layers reinforces the cross design. A Pretty Pink Posh jewel adds a bit of bling to the center of the flower.




The design team has beautiful cards this week!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Milka!


We are looking forward to seeing how CROSS 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


Sunday, March 25, 2018

FMS #329 + CTD #485 + Simon Says Floral Frenzy

I have another quick share tonight as the deadline is rapidly approaching for Freshly Made Sketches #329.  I took my cue from Jennifer Timko and created this quick card using the same Taylored Expression Mandala Cutting Plate she used on her design team card.






A white panel is inked with an ombre of Abandoned Coral Distress Ink, moving from an intense, concentrated color in the center to a light touch of color at the outside edges. The white die cut is adhered to the inked panel and then to a matching card base.




A Wink of Stella adds a bit of glitter to the center circle and Pretty Pink Posh jewels add more to the outer design. The MFT Essential Sentiment is heat embossed on a black sentiment strip to finish off the card.

My color palette came from Color Throwdown #485 and I'm also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says Floral Frenzy this week.

  


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Papertrey Ink March 2018 Blog Hop

After seeing the pretty spring flowers in the inspiration photo for the Papertrey Ink March 2018 Blog Hop, I realize I seriously need a tulip image for my stamp collection.



Looking through my options, Birds & Blooms wreath made it to my desk as it allowed me to use a trio of colors for the flowers. A Birthday Mini sentiment is stamped directly onto the the embossed panel before the die cut wreath was added. 




The bright pink bow is tied from a rustic twine in a nod to the rustic bowl holding the flowers.




I'm also linking this card to Seize the Birthday in their Anything Goes category and and to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where Simon Says Floral Frenzy this week.


  


Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

CASology Week 292: FOIL

Welcome to Week 292 at CASology!


 


I pulled out my Stampin' Up Nailed It stamps & dies thinking I would get ahead of my Father's Day cards when I realized I didn't have a card for my handyman husband's birthday. What would be better than a tool bouquet!


  

The images were stamped and heat embossed with Black Soot Distress Embossing powder on both the red card stock and metallic card stock and then pieced together before being layered. A PTI Tiny Tag is stamped with an Avery Elle sentiment before being tied around the trio of tools creating a masculine bouquet. The Soft Stone wood embossed panel adds a little more interest while preserving white space.




The design team have a terrific collection of cards to inspire you!



Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Sponsor: STAMPlorations!


We are looking forward to seeing how FOIL 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


Thursday, March 15, 2018

CAS(E) This Sketch! #263 Guest Designer!

I'm thrilled to be guest designing along with the Chrissy Larson and her super talented design team at CAS(E) This Sketch! this week!





My circle is inked with Salty Ocean Distress Ink before the Wplus9 sailboat die cut is adhered with foam dots.




A line of ocean waves washi tape is added to both the card base and the angled panel, with the sentiment stamped onto the tape with Archival Ink.




I hope you are inspired to play along with CTS #263 this week!

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie



Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CASology Week 291: BUG

Welcome to Week 291 at CASology!




I know I'm not the only one who immediately thinks of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle when I see the word BUG. I pulled out an older Taylored Expressions Wheely Great stamp set to make this card.




The MFT Mod Rectangle panel fit the retro vibe of my bug and is popped up over a horizontal striped  panel for added interest.




The design team has really outdone themselves this week!


Jacquie Southas (you are here)


Guest Designer: Hannelie!


We are looking forward to seeing how BUG 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

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Muse #256

I seem to be squeezing my cards in at the last minute for the Muse challenge these days, even when I know almost immediately what I want to create after seeing the new challenge on Monday morning.

Anita Bowden gave us this beautiful anniversary card for Muse #256.



I was inspired by everything: the color palette, vellum sentiment banner, gems, floral flourish and heart elements.




I'd come home from a crafting retreat last weekend with a few extra die cuts, including this floral heart shaped bit of loveliness. A heart shaped mask was placed on the scalloped square panel to guide my inking, keeping more saturated color in the center and fading out to the edges and then the die cut was adhered directly onto this panel. 

A few small flowers are added onto the panel and were perfect for holding my Avery Elle sentiment banner in place.




The centers of these extra flowers are highlighted with Pretty Pink Posh jewels.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jacquie