CAS(E) This Sketch #116

Believe it or not – this card for the CAS(E) This Sketch #116 challenge was going to include a butterfly! But once I started pulling out my dies, I realized that the house die from Penny Black 51-055 Shades would cut inside the Penny Black 51-057 Polaroid die.


I cut the house within the Polaroid die, I also cut it again in kraft cardstock and red cardstock. I cut the Polaroid die in both white and light blue cardstock, and then I inlaid the pieces. I actually added a second layer of the house and heart so that there would be some dimension. I finished off the card with a sentiment stamped from the Penny Black 30-285 You & Me set and some twine.



AEI♥U Challenge News

I’m delighted to be joining my friends over at Avery Elle as part of their AEI♥U monthly challenges!  The next challenge goes live on Wednesday, April 1!

Colored Pencil Flowers

Today, I’m sharing a “Thank You” card created with two Penny Black stamp sets.

I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from 30-288 Pretty Petals onto kraft cardstock and colored the flowers with several different colored pencils. Coloring on the kraft means you have to work a little harder to get color down, especially with the yellow. To finish off the card, I stamped and heat-embossed a die-cut circle with a sentiment from 30-281 Flower Sparks attaching it to the kraft panel with dimensional adhesive.


Stretch Your Dies Day Two

I’m still working through the lessons from the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class. Today, I’m sharing a card inspired by the techniques shown by Kristina Werner in the Day Two lesson.

Day Two

I colored a piece of watercolor paper with Distress Inks and then die cut the star shapes. Kristina went on to take her shapes and arrange them in a cluster that she cut with a circle die. It’s a cool technique, but I decided I didn’t think it would add anything to my design. I finished the card with an apt sentiment.

I like coloring watercolor paper with Distress Inks and then cutting the paper with dies, so that each die cut has a different color pattern. Ideally I would have a stack of watercolored panels on hand to die cut!


Take Flight with Penny Black

I’m over at the Penny Black SIMPLICITY at its best site today with a CAS card using Penny Black stamps and dies. I hope you’ll head over to look.



Hey Chickie!

Today, I’m sharing two Easter-themed CAS cards made with Reverse Confetti Confetti Cuts and stamped sentiment. For both cards (same design, different colors), I die cut the eggs with the More Than Jellybeans Confetti Cuts set and nestled them into the Easter basket (cut on my Silhouette). The sentiment from Carton Cuties was stamped onto a partially cut banner from the Tag Me Confetti Cuts set.


For the first card I used a patterned paper background to add variety and cut the eggs from matching cardstock colors.


For the second card, I used the smooshing ink technique to create marble-colored eggs.


I dry-embossed the background to give some texture to the card. Because the basket was white, I heat-embossed the sentiment on colored cardstock.






Stretch Your Dies Day 3

Today I’m sharing a card inspired by one that Karolyn Loncon showed in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class. Karolyn had a different set of dies and stamps than mine, but the main idea was using a die to dry emboss the cardstock after masking the card off with the same shape.


I masked off a rectangular shape and applied Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry – to the heavyweight cardstock card front. I then stamped the rectangle with Penny Black’s 40-379 Applause inked with Picked Raspberry and Barn Door Distress Inks. After inking and stamping, I removed the mask and dry embossed with the same rectangle die (there’s a stitched edge that may or may not be visible). To finish the card, I added a sentiment die cut with the 51-038 Hooray set. I will definitely be using this technique again. I’m really enjoying some time to work through the class lessons!


Stretch Your Dies Day 4

Today, I’m sharing a card based on one shown by Jennifer Rzasa in the Online Card Classes Stretch Your Dies class. The idea of today’s class is to use smaller dies effectively on a card.

I cut the balloons and heart from Ranger watercolor paper colored with Distress Inks. This is definitely a technique I’ll be using again! These colors make me happy.


Penny Black Watercolored Flowers

Today, I’m sharing watercolored flowers paired with a fun sentiment that makes a great card to send “just because” or as a thank you.


I stamped and heat-embossed one of the images from the Penny Black 30-282 Efflorescence set and colored it with Peerless watercolors and Distress Inks. I stamped the sentiment and heat-embossed with 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles.

Hope you’re having a great day!


Reverse Confetti March SFYTT

Have you seen this month’s SFYTT at Reverse Confetti?


I’m playing along with a spring-themed card featuring a sentiment from Love Blooms and a bouquet made with Confetti Cuts, cut with the Love Blooms and Petals ‘n Posies sets.



I hope you’ll play along! Head on over to link up your card on the Reverse Confetti Blog for your chance to win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate and the title of ‘Fetti Fave!