Friday, December 2, 2022

It's time to celebrate you - CAS Colours & Sketches

 CAS Colours & Sketches #498 has a double challenge - colors AND a sketch:

My take on the sketch is a little loose - I replaced the big circles with pink flowers, the middle one emphesized with layers of stamping  and die cut, while the small circles between are the leaves and the small pale blue flowers.

I added some clear dew drops:

I love how delicate and feminine this card turned out!

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Two 'Get Well' CAS cards, using scraps

 Still playing with reducing my pile of scraps... I adhered some stripes of solid cardstocks, then cut it to a square. Then I cut the square into 2 triangles, and again to triangles.

I played around with the triangles and came up with two very simple, even naive design.

I added shaped corners to two sides of the kraft basis, a sentiment and some enamel dot.

Not too much sofisticated, but they sure can cheer up someone who need it.

AND - I managed to reduce, a little, the pile of scraps! the red and pink scraps were used till there was nothing left to use.... LOL

Here're the two of them together:


SimonSays Stamp Wednesday - anything goes.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

A floating heart with an inlaid flower - with love card

Another card in my journey of reducing the scraps...

This time I made a floating element, a colorful heart shape, with an inlaid black flower.

It's a very lovely technique, and quite simple, but you do need to run the acetate sheet many times throw the die cutting machine.

I added some glittery orange enamel dots, and a die cut sentiment in black.

I followed the sketch from Global Project Design #370:

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

A butterfly card, in some earth tones - CTD meets FMS


The colors suggested by Wanda at The Color Throwdown # 720 were very appealing to me - kraft, copper, sage green and black:

I used these colors for a non-traditional butterly stamping (MFT 'More Brilliant Butterflies' stamp set), I used Lawn Fawn pizza crtust and sage leaf, and I must say - I really love how it came out!

For the desgin, I followed the sketch from Freshtly Made Sketches #563, given by Jen B:

I loved how the circle is cut by the frame and not full.

I die cut a doily from a black cardstock, and topped it with some circular die cut in kraft. I adhered it to the white panel, with some of the doily going out of the edge, and cut the excess. 

On top of it I adhered the stamped butterfly with foam tape and added a glittery copper enamel dot in the middle.

I think that the cut doily and the off the edge butterfly gives the card a bit of an interest, don't you think?

I stamped the sentiment (Mazal Tov in Hebrew) in sage, and added some more glittery copper enamel dots.

The white panel was double matted with matching colors cardstocks and adhered to the white basis.

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Friday, November 25, 2022

A rainbow on the edge - CAS card using solid cardstock scraps


I'm still working on reducing the pile of scraps... After I made 2 blue-green cards (you can see them HERE), I opted for a more colorful design - the whole rainbow colors!

I adhered the colorful scraps on a scrap of a white cardstock, this time not lining them up, for more interest.

The colorful panel was adhered to the edge of the kraft basis with foam tape.

I die cut the sentiment 3 times for some dimensional, and adhered  to the kraft basis.

I die cut a branch with leaves (SSS Detailed Leaf Cluster die) from a textured white carstock, and adhered it to the kraft basis, partialy under the colorful stripes.


AAA Cards #228 - along the edge + rainbows:

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Scraps of scraps of scraps cas cards

The pile of scraps is overloaded, and I had to reduce it.

For the 1st card, I trimmed stripes, 1/4" each, in blue and green tones, and adhered them to a white cardstock. 

I trimmed the excess (which provided a nice colored stripes for the 2nd card), and double matted it with black and gold cardstocks.

I die cut the leaves from a white cardstock scrap, leaving some of the inside die cuts, to make it more interesting, and adhered it to the colored panel.

I used more scraps on the back of the panel, for some dimension,  instead of using foam tape, and adhered it to the white basis.

I wanted to keep it as flat as possible, so I didn't add any other embellishment.

I adhered the sentiment sticker (which says, in Hebrew 'Quick Recovery').

As I mentioned before, I was left with colored stripes, so I cut the edges to form a banner stripes, adhered them to a kraft panel, and then matted it with a black cardstock.

Again I used a sticker for my sentiment, and added some star stickers too.

I think the pile of scraped is just slightly reduced, so more work need to be done with those scraps...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

A monochromatic blue birthday card


I came across a great video by Jennifer McGuire, where she domonstrate stamping on a dark cardstocks, and I wanted to give it a try (you can see the video HERE).

It's a great technique and I'm sure I'll be using it more in the future.

I used solid dark blue cardstock, but stamping with the white pigment ink gave it a pale bluish tone, and made the blue ink stand out.

For outlining the flowers and leaves, I traced the edges with an embossing brush, and so I did inside the flowers, and then heat embossed with white ep.

The white outlines, along with the white matting make the whole design just pop up.

I added some glitter silver enmael dots as an extra accent.

Here're some close ups to showcase the different blue tones:


AAA Birthday cards #43 - monochrom:

The Flower Challenge #74- add embellishments:

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

A flower and leaves, in red and greens - a CAS card

A CAS card I made for the current challenge at Color Hues #53, which is scarlet and green:

I die cut white paneland embossed it, and gathered the red flower with the sprigs and leaves in dark green and pale grayish green to a bouquet.

I'm still not sure what sentiment I'll be using for this card, so I left it as it is, to be added later.

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Saturday, November 19, 2022

Many sprigs and leaves CAS card


Here's my take on the current color challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches #496, which asked for pale grayish green, olive green and dark brown:

I must admit - these colors were a little intimidating for me, and it took me awhile to decide what am I going to do with them.

Finally, I decided to go for a flower and leaves. I stmped the sketch flower in dark brown on a pale grayish green cardstock, and die cut it (Papertrey Ink Pop Up Florals).

I die cut a stitched hexagon shape and run it with a pierced leaves die. I matted the hexagon with dark brown cardstock.

I adhered the flower on top of the white hexagon, using some foam tape for dimention. I stackec lots of sprigs and leaves in brown and the two shades of green under the flower, and added a glitter dark brown enamel dot in the middle.

I die cut the sentiment in green and brown and adhrered a little overlapping each other, as if there's a shaddow.

I really love the contrast of the white hexagon against the kraft basis, and the natural atmosphere of this card. 

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

A fluttery birthday card, with a matching envelope

It has been a while since I made cards with butterflies, and I'm not sure  why....

I used MFT 'More Brilliant Butterflies' stamps, with pale blue and dark blue inks. I added an oragne glitter enmal dot in the middle of the butterfly.

For the background I die cut a stitched square and inked an embossing folder with orange ink, and embossed the square, and matted it with another stitched sqaure, using dark blue cs.

The butterfly was adhered using foam tape, and so was the blue square.

A sentiment stamped in dark blue ink on the kraft background.

I also made a matching envelope. On the front I stamped the sketched butterfly in dark blue, and the back was embossed with the same embossing folder I used for the orange background.


Global Design Project #369 - color challenge of dark blue, pale blue and orange:

Just Us Girls #658 - make a matching envelope:

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