Just stopping by here today to share a fun little tag I made using an adorable image called Zebra Balloon. You can find this image on the freebie page here.
I made a fun clean and simple tag to let the image really shine! I used a fun blue zebra print paper backed onto a black tag base. I added some strips of washi tape, a banner sentiment, some black gems. I then fussy cut the zebra out and mounted him on foam pads on the tag.
I love how cute he looks floating up above the sentiment on the tag.
I am loving trying CAS cards lately – its a lot harder than it seems! I have used the Sarah Hurley my favourite things kit, my last few pieces of it! I couldn’t resist using the sequins on the card too, I have seen them used on a few projects by people lately and think they look quite cool. I added some hand doodling around the edges and resisted the urge to add any more!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend!
This week at Sentimental Sundays we want you to use black, white and one other colour on your projects. We are sponsored this week by Bugaboo Digi Stamps….
For my card I did another delve into my scrap pile and came up with a lot of black and white card. I embossed the white card with a honeycomb embossing folder and matted this onto the black. I used my new mini xyron to adhere the ribbon. I love the xyron, it makes life sooo easy! I used the cute Watercan – Bubble flowers image on the card. I coloured it with a fuscia inkense pencil and built up layers to give some variation in the colour, but only using the one colour!
Its a pretty clean and simple card, but I like the pop of colour on it!
The challenge at Less is More this week is to use the fab sketch they have provided. I had great fun playing with this sketch and am relatively happy with the resulting card
I am also entering this to the Mothers Day/Girly challenge at Simon Says Stamp. This card is for a friend to give to her mum who she hasn’t seen in months due to living on opposite sides of the world. They are meeting up again in Paris though
Update: Doh – I didnt get this post linked to the challenge in time! I will have to try again this week!!
I have come across a new to me challenge blog called Less is More. I really enjoy making CAS cards so am delighted to have found it. To make things even better their theme this week is ‘Masculine‘! Now I know a lot of people dislike having to make masculine cards. But I love it, it must be the tomboy in me So I whipped up this card while listening to rock n’ roll on the radio full blast
Stamped the sentiment & the car directly onto the card and inked up the card stock with old paper and frayed burlap distress inks, and it was done. Who doesn’t love CAS?!
One of the definitions I found of clean and simple cards (CAS): ‘A clean and simple card has limited layers and sometimes just a card base. It leaves a lot of “open space”. It uses little or no embellishments. CAS cards should be easy and quick.’
I think I managed to comply with the definition of CAS
I really need a better card storage solution. I have so many cards made and am really running out of places to keep them. I guess I could also try giving away more of them! Here are a few I made recently that are clogging up my craft room….
Quick, clean and simple and using up more scraps!
This one has actually gone to a new home. Again super quick and simple:
This one is a bigger version of one I made a few weeks ago:
So any suggestions on storage or card selling I would be very grateful!!
A very quick 2minute card made last night. I was playing around with my new Tim Holtz texture fades, this one is the brick wall one. I was experimenting with inking up the texture fade itself, then putting in the paper and running it through my Big Shot. I used Barn Door distress ink. It gives a slightly different effect than inking it up after embossing it. I quite like the effect. I didnt want to waste my inked up experiment so I stamped a script background on some cream paper (the writing is on the wall, geddit?) and stamped the sentiment onto it. Punched a hole and tied it on with twine. The longest part of all this was cleaning the remaining ink off of the texture fade!!
This was made following the sketch over at Clean and Simple stamping – number 100, well done guys!! Could it get any cleaner or simpler? Forget about 10 minute card, this was barely 2 minutes. Well only because my wonderful hubby was on hand to help me tie the bow! Im ashamed to say I would still pick Velcro shoes over shoe laces any day. I tie my laces in a very strange way, so trust me, you never want to see my bows!!
Categories: abstract, crafts, Flowers/Plants, Objects, people
Tags: bow, card, challenge, clean and simple, help, hubby, minute, shoelace, tie, velcro, wonderful
I made this following the sketch over at clean and simple. I really liked the sketch when I saw it and had an idea for a card in my head. I finally got the chance to make it. However, as always when you build an idea up in your head, the finished product just did not match up. I tweaked and tweaked and finally just had to leave it. I may come back and have another go when I am not so tired some time. I do love the ribbon colour on the card stock, and of course my new Tim Holtz texture fade on the brown bazil. Right, off to get some sleep!!
Categories: Animals, crafts, Nature, Objects
Tags: bazil, build, build up, card, card stock, challenge, clean and simple, idea, texture fades, tim holtz