Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CAS On Sunday - Glitter or Sequin Challenge With Unity Stamps


Hello everyone!  Just wanted to pop in with a quick card I made yesterday for a few blog challenges.  First is the CAS On Sunday Challenge Blog.  I was so happy to be one of their top picks last week for Challenge #106 and had to play along again for this week's Challenge #107, which is is to use glitter or sequins on a card.  

I'm also adding it to this week's challenge over on the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge Blog, which is Challenge #97 - Mother's Day.

And this week's challenge on the Cards In Envy Challenge Blog, which is a Motherly Love Card Challenge.

Now...my first thought when I saw the words glitter and sequins was to make a shaker card.  But I figured that would everyone's first thought and I decided to go in a different direction.  I decided to use glitter as an element in the image.

I started by making a top folding A2 card base out of white cardstock to which I adhered a piece of decorative cardstock. I cut another piece of white cardstock using the stitched rectangle from Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp). I stamped the flower image from Everything Joyful & Beautiful (Unity Stamp Co.) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then I colored it in using Copic markers (Y08, FRY1, FRV1, RV11, and G05).  


Next step was to add some glitter.  I started with the top yellow/orange flower by applying dots of glue to the black dots around the flower with my Zig 2 Way fine tip glue.  I then poured some Sunflower colored glitter (Recollections) over the glue.  I waited a minute and then removed the excess. 


I then went and did the same to the pink flower using Bubblegum colored glitter (Recollections).


When it was dry, I adhered this to the card front.  I also adhered some pink sequins and the phrase "Happy Mother's Day".  Done!


I love that I was able to use both glitter and sequins for the blog challenge!  I hope you enjoyed this post and this CAS card.  Let me know by leaving a comment below.  Hope you guys have a great day and .... until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Addicted to CAS with Grunge and MFT Stamps and Color Pop Inks


Hello everyone!  Gosh, what a strange few days this has been.  Yesterday we celebrated May Day here in Brasil - kind of like Labor Day in the states.  And, since a general nationwide strike started on Thursday (don't ask), it was like having a 5-day weekend.  But the (somewhat) quiet allowed me to be productive and enjoy some recent wins....

First, my CAS Wedding Card from last week, where I used that beautiful image from Gina K Designs, was chosen as a winner for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #96.  Second, my "You Hog My Heart" Card from last week, where I used the dies and stamps from MFT Stamps, was a winner on the CAS on Sunday Challenge Blog!!  And, third, I woke up to find out that I was a random winner in a contest on the Stamp Junkies Facebook Group!  Cannot wait to see what I get.  A big YAY to me and a big hug to all of you guys for keeping me creative on this blog!

Today I have a super easy CAS birthday card to share with you guys.  I made  it for the Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog. This week's Challenge #110 is GRUNGE!!


When I saw "Grunge" I immediately thought of a stamp set I have called Distressed Patterns by MFT Stamps.  I wanted the colors to pop so I grabbed my Kiss, Ice, Sky, and Fresh Color Pop Inks by Susan Weckesser and ColorBox. I stamped different "grunge" images across the front of a piece of white cardstock that I had cut with the stitched rectangle from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes by Simon Says Stamp.  I love these vibrant colors!!   


I cut a top folding A2 card from white cardstock and I adhered this to the front of the card.  Then I cut the word "happy" from the Happy Die (MFT Stamps/retired) out of black metallic cardstock and I stamped the word "birthday" from the Label Maker Sentiments (MFT Stamps) using black onyx versafine ink.  

I adhered both to the card front so they sat on top of the colors.  I was thinking of adding some sequins but keeping the card this way allows it to be given to a guy or a girl.  Right?  


Done!!  Told you...simple and clean...or is that clean and simple?  LOL  I'm really happy with this card and love how those inks pop off the paper.  I made two more cards like this but not as CAS.  Will post those during the week.  

Hope you enjoyed this card and post.  Leave me a comment below if you wish.  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael