Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Less is More with Washi Tape

For this Less is More 320 theme, I chose skinny metallic washi tape to frame my floral piece sharing the same colors. The sentiment is an old Hero Arts stamp.  

Mojo Monday #489

For this week's Mojo Monday sketch, I started with a piece of Asian-inspired paper from the Kaiser Craft "Hanami Garden" pad again. Pink, black, red, and gold were the colors of paper I chose for the card elements.  A gold-tipped Prima flower and a new die word from Verve Stamps completed the sketch.  

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CAS Colors & Sketches #214

It's a simple sketch for CAS Colors & Sketches.  To keep it CAS but add some interest with texture, I chose to dry-emboss the card front and then cut the circle with the SU! thinlets die Swirly and Scribbles. I have several "hello" dies, so I chose one from Poppy Stamps that seemed to work best with the dotted circle. 

Mojo Monday

I really like this Mojo Monday sketch; it could be used in so many different situations.  I chose a piece of polka-dot paper from my stash and a great sentiment from Paper Artsy with tiny flowers from Prima.  The ink is SU's "Cajun Craze," which also provided the ink spots.  

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Less is More -- the dreaded one-layer (with leaves)

I do not do well with one-layer cards, but this one worked out just fine.  Less is More #319 features leaves, so I used a stamp from Paper Inspirations with the Melon Melody Kaleidacolor inkpad  and then drew the border/frame with an ink pen. The quote is a Wordsworth stamp.  

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Freshly Made Sketch -- Asian style

I've dabbled some in an Asian theme with this Freshly Made sketch, using some paper from a new KaiserCraft pad called "Hanami Garden." The black layer has a metallic gold pattern.  The Japanese "happiness" is a Hero Arts stamp.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Second Smoosh

I've already done one card for this CAS Mix Up challenge, but my "choice" was only layering a complementary color of cardstock.  Today, I decided to "smoosh" alcohol inks for another card.  This is a technique I used to do frequently; I have every alcohol ink color Tim Holtz and Ranger designed. Something else I decided to do -- inspired by the dramatic ink colors -- was to use one of my many "face" stamps. Years ago, I made cards that would probably be considered "edgy" and my face stamp collection grew in number. However, they've been languishing in a drawer for a long time.  

For the background, I mixed Mermaid, Aqua and Wild Plum with silver mixative and alcohol blending solution on a craft mat and then "smooshed" a piece of Yupo paper.   The stamp is an old Tin Can Mail image from Inkadinkao and the "dream" is a Penny Black die.  (I did discover that inked Yupo doesn't hold up well to a heat gun when trying to dry stamping.)

My card features stamping, smooshing, and a die cut.