Showing posts with label CASology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CASology. Show all posts

Friday, March 18, 2016

Doodle A Tangle

One of the classes I'm taking through Wanderlust (see my side bar) was on Zentangle - which is like a meditative doodling but you doodle specific patterns - each pattern is called a tangle. A Zentagle is a mix of several tangles that you draw with a 1.0 Micron black pen on a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of card - preferably Fabriano.  There are rules for this art form - but, of course, you really can do whatever you want!  
I loved the on-line class (you can see some of my Zentangles here) and wanted to learn more.    I ended up purchasing the book by the teacher of the class - Beckah Krahula - the book is called One Zentangle a Day.

 So here is my first tangle from the book -  it's called Poke Root - and I made it on a 2" x2" piece of Fabriano card.  This is the first time I've drawn this tangle - it's my practice piece (but now I'll have to make another since I put this one on my card!  And you, obviously, get better each time you draw it.
 I decided to make a note card with my tangle -  I cut the front flap of the card smaller than the back and adhered the tangle half off the edge of the front - just to kind of spotlight the tangle.  I drew this very simply - just doing the Poke Root repeatedly and filling in the spaces with tiny circles - it's really easy using the 01 Micron Pen.
I could either stamp a verse inside behind the front panel - being sure I didn't go past the edge (!) or I could write a note in the same space.  The card  back measures 4 1/4' x 4 3/4" and the front panel is 2 3/4" x 4 3/4" so it fits into a regular envelope.
It is really fun to Zentangle - and I'm looking forward to practicing and using all of the Tangles that are in the book!
I'm linking my card to:

Paper:  Fabriano Card
Accessories:  01 Black Micron Pen - Sakura, pencil, Blending Stub, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Blue Note

Today I have a really CAS card that I created for four CAS challenges!  I wanted to make some teacher cards to sell at our church fair this October - so used the opportunity of these challenges to do so!
The fountain pen and sentiment are from a set called Happy Trails from PTI.  The ink splatter is from 
Splat That from Waltzingmouse.
 As you can see - it's a one layer card with nothing but stamped images on it.  CAS, CAS, CAS!!
And these are the challenges I'm linking to that inspired my design:
Addicted to CAS - Code Word: Blue
CAS on Sunday - Splash
Cas-ology - Cue Card - Write

 Inkspirational - One Layer Card

Stamps:  Splat That - Waltzingmouse, Happy Trails - PTI
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, True Black - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Simple Joys of Life - Once You Hit 64

I've got two CAS cards to share today.  First up, a floral card.
I used stamps from an older set from Papertrey Ink - Green Thumb (so old it's in the  PTI vault and costs more to purchase now!)  - I love the starburst look of these blossoms!  I masked the sentiment and stamped the florals around it (the technique on last weeks Make it Monday).  I added green rhinestones to the center of each blossom and double matted it to colored card stock.
I'm linking this card to:
AAA Card Challenge - Maskerade
City Crafters Challenge - Around the Corner (stamp in just one corner)
 Try it on Tuesday - Flowers

My second card was made for my friend at work -  our birthdays are about a week apart - so we always give each other cards and we go out to eat together.  It's a little tongue in cheek and I hope she takes it in the humorous way it was meant (!!???!!!)  I used some just released stamps and dies I got from PapertreyInk - Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones, Haunted Headstones Dies and Scene It Halloween.
I can't believe I'm using them so quickly after I purchased them - usually I buy things, tuck them away and there they sit!  
 (I used Fine Linen cardstock for the cloudy moon/star background so it would be less macabre than black with the stamped tombstone!)
  I hope Deborah is still speaking to me after she opens this!! LOL!!!
I'm linking this card (just in the nick of time) to:
CASology Cue Card - Number

Simple Joys
Stamps:  Green Thumb - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Orange Zest, Hibiscus Burst, Limeaide Ice - PTI
Accessories:  Rhinestones - Kaiser
Once You Hit 64
Stamps:  Haunted Headstones Sentiments, Haunted Headstones
Paper:  White, Fine Linen, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Classic Kraft - PTI
Accessories:  Haunted Headstones Dies, Scene It Halloween Eve dies - PTI, Rhinestones - Kaiser, foam dots.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

CAS and Masculine

Hopping in really quick tonight to sneak in two cards for two challenges I didn't want to miss!  
First I have a CAS masculine card.
The die is from Sizzix Thinlets - Shape Strips - and the sentiment is from Free Spirit Sentiments by Waltzingmouse.
I'm linking this card to CAS-ology Cue Card Repeat
My second card is also masculine but a little more involved.  I stamped the mountains and cactus strip from Way Out West along with the cowboy from Back in the Saddle on the card base.  All the stamps are from Waltzingmouse.  I die cut a piece out of the brown Bazzill card stock using a Thinlits Labels Die from Alterations and laid the brown panel over the card base so the desert scene showed through.   The sentiment from Back in the Saddle is stamped on another die cut using a Labels Die.
Here's a close up of the scene framed by the label cut out. I used Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewell and Smokey Shadow inks from Papertrey Ink and sponged over the whole area with Ranger Distress Tea Dye Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cardz4Guyz - sketch challenge.

I'm off to bed - back to work tomorrow - vacation is over  : (

Way to Go
Stamps:  Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies:  Sizzix Thinlits - Shape Strips 

Happy Trails
Stamps:  Back in the Saddle and Way Out West - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Brown Bazzill; Rustic Cream and True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye; Ocean Tides, Scarlet Jewel and Smokey Shadow - PTI
Accessories:  Dies - Thinlits Labels - Alterations, star punch - Fiskars, foam dots.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Eggs and Bunnies for Easter

Did you see the fantastic post Tim Holtz did on Alcohol Inks and little plastic Easter eggs?  You'll find his video tutorial here.
He used white eggs that he found in a craft store this year -  but I had a bunch of pastel ones already (and I couldn't find white ones!)so I used them.  I think with the white eggs the color of the alcohol inks is more true.  I used pastel blue, pink, purple, and yellow eggs and I actually did find one white one in my bag (don't know where it came from!?!)
The second one in from the left, front row above - is the white egg - the rest were colored.
I used several colors of Alcohol Inks for my eggs - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry and Lettuce along with Gold Mixative. I applied the inks with a Blending tool and Felt pads.
I'm linking this egg in the middle to the Colour Q challenge  I used Cranberry, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Stream -  similar colors to those listed for the challenge!  I actually used these same colors on all the eggs but they look different depending on the color of the egg itself!
I love how they come out -  so much prettier than dipping real eggs in dye aren't they?!
In case you are wondering - I got the little pink egg box at Bath and Body last year -  I think they were packaging for their plug-in air fresheners - but you could buy the box separately.  I thought it was cute and bought one - but this is the first time I've used it in a year (!)
I also have a couple of Bunny cards to share that I made to send my Grand Nephews and Nieces.  The vintage images are Clip Art from The Vintage Workshop.  I bought them on a disk years ago - and the site has now changed - they sell individual images and some are free  - I don't see the white bunny there. 
I printed the bunnies, cut them out along with a plain white backing and adhered the pieces together at the top just below the ears.  I scored the back piece just below where I had adhered them together so they would stand up. I added blue rhinestones to the white bunny and a pink wrinkled seam tape bow to the white and black bunny.
I'm linking my bunnies to the Curtain Call Challenge - Beginnings
also to the CASology - Cue Card Spring
 Addicted to Cas - Code word Cute

Wishing everyone who celebrates a  most Blessed Easter on Sunday!
Inks:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Stream, Butterscotch, Cranberry, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
Accessories:  plastic eggs - from stash (Michaels or Joann), Blending Tool and Felt Applicators - Ranger.

Bunnie cards:
Paper:  white - PTI
Accessories:  Digital image from The Vintage Workshop, Rhinestones - Kaiser, wrinkled seam tape - Prairie Bird Boutique Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sending Sincere Thanks in Style

A friend at work has a daughter who is running a marathon for charity - and so my friend wanted to purchase some Thank You cards from me.  So I've been busy making several different designs for her.  Here is one of them.
I used a stamp and die set from PTI called Boutique Borders: Thank You. and Boutique Borders Thanks Die  - The stamp set is just $5 and the die is $4! I love when there are dies to coordinate with the stamp sets - it makes card designing so easy -  and a card always looks better with something popped up on it don't you think?  I simply added 2 black rhinestones to it.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:
Darnell's NBUS challenge #4  -
I purchased the stamp set and die several months ago - and this is the first time I've inked it up!
 It's always in good style to send a thank you and I think this flourish frame gives the design style!
I'll be back tomorrow with the newest Fusion Challenge -  hope you can drop by!

Stamps:  Boutique Borders: Thank You Stamp Set - PTI
Paper:  White, Textstyle - Green Boutique - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Wendy Vecchi Arcival Leaf Green
Accessories:  Boutique Borders: Thank You set die, foam dots, black rhinestones - Kaiser Craft.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Will You Be My.....

I finally dragged out my Make It Market Shakers and Sprinkles kit that I purchased from PTI  in April 2014 when it came out (and haven't used until today!) and made 3 fun shaker Valentine cards!  The heart dies, the patterned paper, the clear cardstock and adhesive foam comes with the kit.  The Sentiment Strip is a die from MFT and the stamps I used  are from a new PTI set called Love You to Pieces Addition Set.  The Market Kit came with stamps - but they are not Valentine related.
Betsy Veldman, creator of this fun kit, has a great tutorial post on the best way to assemble the shakers.
I die cut the heart and circle sprinkles inside the shaker using two dies included in the kit - I also added one little shake of some clear crystals also included.
I had so much fun putting this together - I made 2 more for our Valentine sale at church coming up.   The clear cardstock causes a little static electricity and so the paper hearts and circles stick to it.  You can shake them down - but it looks kind of fun with the pieces staying all over the front of the heart!
The pretty patterned papers come with the kit but can be ordered separately.ETA:  you can still get the kit!  Here on PTI 
Here's what I did on the inside of the cards - a simple sentiment (unknown maker) and 3 little hearts left over from the 'sprinkles'!
My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches 
also entering these in  the CAS-ology Cue Card - NBUS (linking the 3rd card that has more white space!)
as well as Darnell's NBUS Challenge

Stamps:  Love You to Pieces: Additions Set - PTI,  Happy Valentines Day - unknown.
Paper:  Raspberry Fizz, white, DP Shakers and Sprinkles Patterned Paper Collection - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Raspberry Fizz - PTI
Accessories:  Sentiment Strip Die - MFT, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Shakers and Sprinkles Make It Market Kit - PTI

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snowy Noel

I seem to have suddenly gotten all caught up with shopping, wrapping and baking - and was happy to have some time to make a card for some challenges!
A little clean and simple number -  I used snow flakes from the WMS set Flurries - and the beautiful sentiment is from Tis the Season set also by Waltzingmouse.  I stamped them in Archival Cornflower Blue ink and simply added clear rhinestones to the center of each snowflake.

I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Less is More Challenge - One Layer focus SNOW

and Merry Monday - create a winter themed Christmas card

How are your preparations for Christmas going?  Are you able to relax and enjoy the season yet??!!

Stamps:  Flurries, Tis the Season - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink: Archival Cornflower Blue
Accessories:  clear rhinestones - Michaels.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Home Without a Cat

I haven't had time lately to participate in many of the blog challenges I usually make cards for - I've been working on some Design Team Projects, and also just felt the need to sit and read a book in the evening! (I'm currently on book 5 of the Outlander series and CAN'T put them down!).  But today I was able to make a card that fit 4 challenges -  AND it's still CAS!  Woot! Woot!!
I recently bought several really cool stencils from Stencil Girl - and I've used two of them on this card -  Window Ledger and Cats. First I used Archival Watering Can Ink on the Window stencil  over white card stock.  Next I stenciled the cat with Archival Orange Blossom Ink.  Then I sponged over the whole thing with Ranger Distress Broken China.  Distress Inks react with water and Archival Inks don't - so when I flicked water onto the panel -  splatter formed on the blue background but not the widow frame or cat.
The sentiment is a sticker from EK Success that I've had for ages - so glad to finally use it and it worked perfectly with this stencil
Here are the challenges I'm linking this card to:
Words 2 Scrap By -  Paved with Paw Prints
Addicted to CAS - Code Word Stencil
CAS ology - Cue Card - Splatter
Virginia's View Challenge - Clean and Simple.

Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Orange Blossom and Watering Can, Ranger Distress Broken China
Accessories:  Stencils Window Ledger and Cats - Stencil Girl, Sticker - The Cat's Meow EK Success