CASEing Bobby!

Hello again!

I recently really enjoyed picking a card to CASE, so I decided I needed to do another, only this time it'd be Bobby!  This one's for her Birthday - Happy Birthday to you, Bobby!  Here is her CAS but regal card (her post is 6/15/20) ~

I really liked the masculine or feminine feel of this, the muted but pretty tones, along with the browns of the pattern.  And here's what I came up with ~
(sorry poor indoor lighting)

While hers is masculine, I couldn't really send Bobby a masculine card, so I made it a bit more fitting  :o)

I used a stamp that I honestly had trouble stamping with, I've used it before but it was giving me fits.  I'm not sure if my desk is to flexible (it's kinda long), or what my issue was, but I definitely struggled at first.  I usually tend to have this issue with larger stamps (any ideas?).  After stamping and heat embossing, I colored with my Zigs, then stamped and cut the sentiment before placing it.  I actually wanted a bit of the melon color showing underneath but I just couldn't make it work.  Needless to say, I WAS trying to CASE Bobby!  I hope you like it, and so does she!

   CASual Friday - Tim Roof (NLIB I believe)
   WF - Label Greetings (NBUS)

Thank you for dropping by and visiting, I love each chat.  Maybe next time it'll be in person (oh how I wish)!



New Technique - New Products!

Hello!  I'm in to do a quick post, a triple-threat of sorts.  I started with a new technique that I wanted to try, and ended up using THREE different new products - yay!  So this'll be heading to MFT - Birthday Project and NBUS #16!

I started with the Stencil Outline technique, which I first saw at Loll's CAS Mix-Up challenge, which I missed!  While I don't have any stand-alone stencils that show a person or flower or such, I do have a few background stencils so I set about trying how to figure out how to make it work, focusing on the background.  Please forgive the outdoor lighting, although it was a beautiful day, the sun was definitely setting on me.  Here, you decide ~

Don't see the outline?  How about this ~

Hope you can you see it.  I wanted the background to evoke a masculine feel,  without overpowering the pattern, outlining with a clear star gelly pen near the outside.  It is subtle, but I like it.  I'm thinking this will go to my dad early next month (unless I make another - haha).  First I cut the background, placed a matching cs behind it, showing just a tad.  Then I just made an angled strip to match the "bar" angles, and heat embossed & cut the sentiment before popping them up on the card.   Like I said, I used all NBUS products here too (one older, one newer to me) - win win.

   MFT - Scattered Bars stencil
   SSS - Hexagon Greetings
   PF - Diagonal Stitched Rectangle

Well that's it for me!  Hope you off to a wonderful start on your week - take care.



CASEing Bonnie!

Howdy, Friends!

Recently I've seen a few of these mono prints, but I believe I saw Bonnie's first, so here's my attempt.
First, her card ~

Isn't it gorgeous!  So many pretty things about it!  
And here's my CAS attempt ~

I chose to leave the sentiment off, I'm not sure what the card's use will be and I didn't want to paint myself into a corner.  I wish I'd used a few more layers of the orange and yellow to brighten it up a bit, but I still like the artsy feel of this!  

   C&9:  Bouquet die

And for fun, here's another example of Bonnie's, this one uses a background text, as well as some detail stamping on the flower -- excellent additions!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is going fabulously.



A New Beginning

Hello, Everyone!  Sorry I haven't been around much so I'm really glad you stopped by, I've gone and done something to my back so I haven't been in my craft room or doing much else lately except trying to make it to work daily.  I'm fairing better, but still dealing with whatever happened as I'm totally clueless as to what "it" was.  So onto a card, shall we?

This was made for a friend who decided to stay at home with her son, and left me behind at work!  No, I'm really happy for her and I also understand her concern as to where to trust putting her son amidst all this craziness.  This one's for Lynsey ~

I made this card rather large, as it was from the whole office (I was asked to make one), so plenty of space to sign.  The card is literally 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (with handmade large envelope), so I went with a large image and fussy cut around it so I could pop it up over the pp that I've had for ages!

I stamped, then colored with my Zigs, and my fear was realized!  I wanted a dark center and blending out to the lighter color for the main portion of the petals, however I could NOT get that deep red to blend.  With that in mind, I took to using brush strokes and left it basically unblended (I guess another fabulous technique would've been to use Michele's fabulous stippling effect).  I had used the colors from CTD601, but I'm way late to that party so...  Here's a close-up ~

   EbyE - Mondo Sakura (NBUS - so I guess I'll send this over to NBUS #16); Be the Change

Well that's it for me folks!  I'll try to keep visiting all of you and possibly do a bit more crafting of my own.  Thanks for your precious visit!



Twofer Challenge #29 - Butterflies

Hello, Friends!  Hope you're having a GREAT day!

Today I'm Guest Designer over at Twofer Challenge, so I want to welcome you!  Here's the prompt for this month ~

And my two cards ~

Today I present one Friend card, and one Birthday card!  I used the same die one both cards, although one may be harder to see.  If you look closely, the pink butterfly on the left is 2-layered, one solid, one fancy.  It is the solid butterfly that I used on both.

Card #1 ~

The white panel is clear embossing paste through a stencil and dried (actually previously done, so one snipped used up).  The butterflies were cut (one layered), and for the tag/label, I used a plain mini doilie die and cut it to look like clouds, layered twice too.

Card #2 ~

For this card, I die cut a square of glitter paper.  From an inner square due from the same set, I cut the white base and again cut the butterfly within it.  The white base was popped up over the turquoise glitter, and a spare vellum butterfly was attached, with its wings raised, as if fluttering by.  And a close-up...

I'm not sure if you can detect the glitter, other than the varied turquoise color because the day I chose to take photos was not the best, but you gotta deal with it, right?!

Well that's it for me, Folks, and I sure hope you join in on the fun.  Here's the basic rules ~

Card #1
   SSS - Leanna Butterfly die
   SB - Hemstiitch Squares
   Alt - Birthday Greetings

Card #2 
   SSS - Leanna & Chrissy Butterfly dies
   PTI - Modern Day Stencil
   MCS - Tiny Doilies (NLIB)
   PTI - Hello Friend

Thanks again, Darnell, for the honor and fun!  You sure know how to boost a gal's confidence  :o)