Avery Elle What’s Canoe With You?

Today, I’m sharing a CAS “just because” card featuring the Avery Elle Happy Camper stamp set framed with the Finished Frames Elle-ments.

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I chose colors that I felt were outdoorsy – I tried a number of combinations before settling on this combination. I really like the texture that the Finished Frames die provides, like a whip-stitch around the edge.

While one-layer cards can intimidate me, in this case, the stamping area was relatively small so it wasn’t too overwhelming!

Supplies:

ColourQ Challenge #287

I’m playing along with colourQ challenge #287 with a CAS card created with Reverse Confetti stamps and Confetti Cuts.

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I cut the red patterned paper arrows and the ampersand with the Documented Confetti Cuts set. The sentiment is from Arrows ‘n Elements. For some textural interest, I dry-embossed the bottom gray panel.

Stenciled Mother’s Day Card

Today, I’m sharing a CAS card suitable for Mother’s Day (or a birthday) featuring the Penny Black 25-018 Patina stencil.

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I stamped the sentiment from 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles before cutting the cardstock with a rectangle die. Next I applied the the embossing paste, which I colored with dye ink, in two sessions. I started with the flower in the lower-left corner.

I adhered the stencil to the craft mat over the cardstock panel, using washi tape to hold the stencil, as well as to mask off the areas to which I didn’t want to apply any paste.

Once the paste was applied, I pulled off the stencil and rinsed it, and I let the paste dry for about thirty minutes. Then I repeated the process in the right-hand corner with a small flower.

Colored Pencil Flowers

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

Happy Birthday ColourQ #280

Today I’m sharing a CAS birthday card created with Reverse Confetti products using the colors from ColourQ #280.

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Looking at the colors in the challenge, I knew I’d want to heat emboss the sentiment in gold and use the paler purple for the card base. I cut several strands of the Circle Garland in the deeper, richer colors. I like the abstract aspect of the garland – like lights in a distance. This color palette has a celebratory feel to me!

Reverse Confetti SFYTT February 2015

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

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I created a CAS card with the plane from Here We Go Confetti Cuts as the focal point.

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I cut the plane within the Class Act rectangle so that the plane would be a negative image. I added the die-cut propeller on top. I stamped the larger rectangle, cut with Documented, with a sentiment from Arrows ‘n Elements in gray ink to match the card base. The yellow stars were cut with Oh My Stars.

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!