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Bask in your Awesomeness

Hi everyone!

I decided to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge today and paired my new Hero Arts seal stamps with a great Paper Smooches sentiment that I purchased at the same time.

Isn’t that seal cute? He reminds me so much of one I saw in Alaska who was having a glorious time showing off for us in the sun-drenched waters as our boat went past him!

Anyway, I followed a technique by Tim Holtz/Jennifer McGuire to create the background using distress oxide inks on glossy paper – I can’t use alcohol inks so I love that they showed us how to create a similar effect with distress oxides!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

Let it snow… in July!

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s time for a new challenge over at AAA Cards! This fortnight we are celebrating Christmas in July and want to see your CAS Christmas Cards!

AS I mentioned in an earlier post, I actually decided to embrace Christmas in July after a crazy cardmaking frenzy last year! I was determined to avoid that again! I’ve already made a few cards – it’s the perfect chance to use the supplies I purchased in the sales or when they came back into stock. It’s also a chance to show some love to some overlooked supplies before I get dazzled by this year’s products!

Anyway, for my card, I used an older snowflake stamp set from Hero Arts and stamped them with various layers of distress oxide inks (picked raspberry, wilted violet and seedless preserves). Once I was happy with the colour mix of each stamped image,  I spritzed them with perfect pearls. I even used one of my very old square punches to cut out the snowflake squares as it was the perfect size for the images!

The sentiment stamp is also from Hero Arts.

My teammates have shared some gorgeous CAS cards on the AAA Cards blog and we are also joined by our sponsor Kylie from Happy Little Stampers as well as our Guest Designer – Maria from White Mood. She has some fabulous creations – you must pay her a visit!

Thanks for stopping by – I do hope you play along with us!

LucieG.

Twinkling lights – inspired by Yana

Hi Everyone!

After last year’s crazy Christmas cardmaking frenzy, I promised myself that I would start earlier this year! So despite the crazy temperatures here at the moment, I am embracing Christmas in July!

It’s fun to play with the supplies I got in the sales or when they came back into stock, like this fabulous Hero Arts background stamp that I was so sure I didn’t want until I saw what the talented Yana Smakula did with it.. by then of course it was already out of stock.

Anyway, I finally got hold of it earlier this year and today I got to case one of the backgrounds that Yana created last year. So much fun!

To finish off the card, I added an embossed sentiment from Cas Fridays.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG

 

Pink Birthday

Hello everyone!

Today I have my second DT post for Crafts-U-Love using the fabulous Pinkfresh Studio stamps. You can see the first card I made with these stamps here.

I really wanted to use the large ‘Happy’ stamp from the Word Series set – I love the pretty flower and leaf details and knew I had to include it as a focal point. As you can see, these sets also have a lot of smaller images and as I rarely use a lot of smaller stamps on one card, I thought it would be good to challenge myself to use them on my next card.

I remembered seeing a cute card that May Park created last year using small stamped images and used this as my inspiration. I loved the idea of colouring all those cute images, but felt that a monochromatic colour scheme would support my ‘Happy’ focal point.

I started by embossing the sentiment in gold embossing powder – the ‘birthday’ is from the Hero Arts Happy Birthday Messages set (which coincidentally is actually part of this week’s Limited Time Offers at Crafts-U-Love this week!).

I then blended a background using Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink before randomly stamping the images using the same colour of regular distress ink.

Once I had decided on the design, this card came together really quickly and I enjoyed using those smaller images. Think I will definitely be reaching for smaller stamps more frequently in future!

Have a lovely weekend – thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Supply List

Here are the links to the products I used on my card. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.

Pinkfresh Studio – Itty Bitty Elements stamp set*

Pinkfresh Studio – Word series stamp set – Happy*

Hero Arts – Happy Birthday Messages stamp set

Distress Oxide ink – Worn Lipstick

Distress ink – Worn Lipstick

Embossing Powder – Nuvo Classic gold

 

Colorburst Stars

Hi everyone!

There’s a very minimalist sketch over at the Case This Sketch challenge this week and I’ve been pondering how to interpret it. Sometimes the most minimalist sketches require the most thought, don’t you think?

Anyway, in the end, I decided to use one of my colorburst backgrounds and cut it with a die from Marianne Designs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

I actually raised the die cut using foam pads to mount it onto the card, but you can’t really see that from the photos.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my dear Dad!

My dad prefers very CAS cards and so I decided to use the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge as my inspiration for this card.

I created a few background with Ken Olivier colour bursts a while ago and thought one of them would be perfect as it was ‘dad colours’!

I used a Simon Says Stamp Star die and then snipped the die cut in a few places so that I could arrange the stars to reflect the sketch. I also die cut a few smaller stars.

To finish off the card, I embossed a sentiment from an older Hero Arts set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.