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Celebrating You

Good morning, everyone! And happy Thursday! This week has been crazy for me, but thankfully I’ve been able to let off a little steam in the craft room. And, if I’m being honest, I love the creation that came out of it! Today I’m using some awesome Honey Bee stamps and dies to create this card that could be used in a lot of different ways.

I started today’s card by stamping the long image from the Zen Floral stamp set across a die cut rectangle twice in VersaMark ink. Then I took some white embossing powder and heat embossed the images so that they were raised and would resist the Distress Ink I was about to apply. I used Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade with my mini ink blender to applied color over the flowers, slightly blending the colors where they met.

I die cut the ‘celebrating’ selection from the Celebration dies three times out of some white cardstock. I glued them all together so that they would stand out a bit more and be a focal point on my card. Next I grabbed some Kraft cardstock and die cut it with a pierced rectangle that would fit my card. I glued the ‘celebrating’ die cut pieces to the Kraft so that it was centered. I layered the ‘i’ of celebrating over the ‘t’ so that it looked continuous. You wouldn’t really notice it unless you looked very close.

To finish my sentiment I stamped ‘you’ from the Celebration Sentiments on some black cardstock in VersaMark and heat embossed some white embossing powder over it. I cut it down and applied it to the Kraft with foam tape. Then I applied the Kraft piece to my card with some adhesive, making sure to add some glue to the ‘g’ where it went off the Kraft so that it stayed attached. To add some finishing touches to the card I added Glossy Accents to the word celebrating, and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in color Morning Dew around the sentiment. I attached the panel to a card base and my card was finished!

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at my card! I hope you enjoyed it. I love that this card is so versatile. You could use it for a birthday, graduation, or any other type of celebratory occasion! I hope you all have a lovely Thursday, and I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

 

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Hello! Welcome back to Creatively Cass. Today I’ve got a card to share with you that is part of the challenge over at Your Next Stamp. I was really feeling the colors in this challenge…so it was a fun card to make! Here’s a look at the color combo…

I started my card by deciding what stamp set I wanted to use. Father’s Day is coming up, so I pulled out the super cute Keepin’ It Reel set. I stamped the guy and his fishing pole on some Bristol Smooth card stock and colored him in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. With this image it was so easy to keep to the colors, but they could have worked for a lot of images! I cut him out and set him aside. Next I cut down a piece of Kraft card stock to by 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used the Tiny Stitches Line Die and the Stitched Line Die to add some interest across the card’s width.

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I die cut a heart from Neenah Solar White card stock and used my Broken China Distress Oxide to add some color to it with a ink blender. Then I spritzed it with my Distress Sprayer and dabbed it with a paper toweling to get those awesome splattered look. I used foam tape to pop it up on the Kraft card base, and glued my fisherman over it.

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I stamped the sentiment ‘celebrating you’ from the Heartfelt Sentiments set in black ink. To add a little more of the green I added some of the green sparkle gumdrops from the Enchanted Forest Glittered Gumdrops pack. For finishing touches I added some white gel pen details and Glossy Accents to various things on the card.

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And that’s it for my card for the challenge! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and see all the awesome projects the Design Team made. And while you’re there you can check out how you can participate plus be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to the store!

I hope you’re all having a great Friday! I’ll see you again soon with another card 🙂

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Hello

Good morning, crafty friends! I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! I guess that’s how it goes when you have a short week. I’m ok with it because that’s just one day closer to when I can get to my craft room for the weekend!

I’ve got a fun card to share with you today using some Honey Bee Stamps products. Let’s take a look 🙂

I started this card by cutting down a piece of Kraft card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I used my Picket Fence paint to splatter all over the Kraft piece, and set it aside to dry. Next I stamped a bunch of the flowers and leaves from the Zen Floral set on some Bristol Smooth card stock. I stamped about four  of each different image. Even though I didn’t use all of them, it was nice to have too many instead of having to go back and stamp and color more because I didn’t have enough. I die cut them all with the Zen Floral coordinating dies. It was so nice, once they were stamped and die cut, to just sit and color them all in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I went with a simple color combo here, so I used a green for the leaves, pink and yellow.

Next I arranged the die cut pieces on the Kraft card stock piece and went ahead and glued them to it in two corners. Some of the pieces are glued to the Kraft card stock, and some are popped up with foam tape. To add my sentiment I started by die cutting the outline of the word hello from the Hello die set. Then I stamped ‘hello’ from the Hello stamp set on the vellum die cut piece with VersaMark and heat embossed white embossing powder on it. It was super easy to line up the word with the paper, which I was worried I would mess up. So I was happy about that!

I added the hello die cut piece by by using some foam tape and strategically putting it behind the embossed part of the word. And that was it for this card! I hope you like it 🙂 Now we can start counting down the hours until it’s Friday! LOL! It’s been a short week and I’m still just waiting for the weekend. I hope you all have a great Thursday and that your weekend is amazing. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Hello Friend

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! I’m back with my final guest post for Newton’s Nook. I’m so bummed my guest spot is up, but I had so much fun working with them this month 🙂 My last card is full of color and uses the stamp set Lovely Bloom in a unique way. Let’s get to it!

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I started by stamping the jar from the set on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. I wanted them to look like they had some fun, bright drinks in them, so I used my Copics to achieve this look. In the blue jar I even drew in some fruit at the bottom for a fun fresh twist. I added some bubbles to the jars as well so they looked a little more like liquid. I also stamped one of the stems from the set to be used as a straw and colored them in. I cut them all out and ran a black marker on the edges to finish them off.

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I cut down another piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock and pulled out my Distress Oxide Inks. I used Worn Lipstick and Broken China to make a bright, bold background. To make some of the background purple I mixed the pink and blue together–which is is so easy with Distress Oxides! I sprayed water droplets over the ink and dabbed it with a paper towel to get the textured splatter look.

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I added the jars with foam tape to the Distress Oxide piece of paper once it was dry. I die cut the word ‘hello from some white cardstock and added it over the right and middle jar. I also stamped ‘lovely’ from the same set on black cardstock with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over it. I cut it down and added it under the ‘hello’ die. To finish off the card I added Nuvo Crystal drops in white and clear all over the card and Glossy Accents to the straws.

And that’s it for my last card for Newton’s Nook! I hope you enjoyed my projects for them. I know I’ve had so much fun making them! I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day, and have a great week!

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Smile It Looks Good On You

Welcome back, crafty friends! I’m back with another Honey Bee Stamps card to share with you. I’m using a couple products from Honey Bee to create this card, and stepping outside of my norm and using colored inks! Let’s get started.

I started by cutting down a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I pulled a couple of the words from the Simple Sentiments set and a few ink colors and stamped them all over the panel. I made sure to change the angle of the words and to have some of the words going over the edges. I also used the heart from the set and stamped it in all three of the colors in the open spaces.

Next I stamped the giant smile stamp from the Smile stamp set in VersaMark over the center of the panel. I used some gold embossing powder over it and melted it with my heat tool. I used my Mini Misti for this so that I could stamp it three times and heat embossed it each time with the gold embossing powder. Doing this really makes the embossing stand out and look puffy and sooooo pretty!  I love the way it turned out.

Next I stamped the end of the sentiment from the Smile set, which was ‘it looks good on you’ onto some more Neenah Solar White cardstock. I used my VersaMark and this time white embossing powder. I grabbed my Festive Berries Distress Ink and my ink blender and applied the ink to the strip with the sentiment. I got a card base out and used my Festive Berries ink to add color to the edges, because I knew that the stamped piece was cut smaller than my card base. I glued them together and added the ‘it looks good on you’ with foam tape. I grabbed a couple sequins from the Petal Peach mix and arranged them on the card with some strong glue.

And that’s it for my card today! I hope you enjoyed it! I don’t usually use a lot of ink colors, but I’m loving how this turned out. I need to use that more often 🙂 I really appreciate you stopping by! And I hope you have a great rest of your day!

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May Inspiration Day

Welcome back for my second card today! It’s May Inspiration Day over at Your Next Stamp and the design team all made a card inspired by a famous painting. There’s a lot of fun projects over on their blog. Let’s get to mine.

The painting I took inspiration from was Van Gogh’s Sunflower painting. The fun thing about this challenge is the fact that you can pull any part of the painting to use in your card. I really liked the flowers and the warm colors of the painting, so that’s what I took from it for my card.

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I started by using a stencil to make some thick strips on a card base. I used Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. I spritzed the paper with water to lift some of the color.

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I die cut the three flowers from the Flower Blossom Trio Die from Kraft card stock. I arranged them on the upper half of the card base. Then I stamped the sentiment “just because” from the Sweet Little Greetings set  in one of the white strips in VersaFine Onxy Black ink and used clear embossing powder to give it a raised smooth look. To finish the card I added some of the Crystal Clear and Sparkle Gumdrops to the center of the flowers.

And that was  it for this card! I love the idea of looking to other types of art to gain inspiration for card designs. I think this is something I’ll do in the future to help when I’m in a creative slump. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to head over to the Your Next Stamp blog and comment to get a chance to win a prize. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

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You’re Lovely

Good morning, everyone! Happy Monday! Er, well…I hope you’re having the happiest Monday you can anyways 🙂 I’m back with another Newton’s Nook card to share with you. Today I’m using the beautiful flowers from the Lovely Blooms set.

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I started by stamping a bunch of the flowers and leaves on some Neenah Solar White card stock with some Momento Tuxed Black ink, because I wanted to color these in with my Copics. I cut all of the pieces out and set them aside while I worked on the other parts of my card. For one of the flowers I decided to make it a piece of wood instead of a flower. It is the one of the lower left side. I love that it gives a little versatility.

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I die cut a couple pieces to really highlight my flower arrangement and glued them all together. I added all of the flowers with foam tape and stamped my sentiment from the Lovely Blooms set with some VersaMark ink on a banner cut from vellum. I love that the transparency of the vellum allows you to see the flowers beneath and doesn’t take away from them. To finish the card I added a couple Nuvo clear drops and some white gel pen accents.

That’s my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it! I just love the flowers in the Lovely Blooms set. The fun thing about them is all the different ways you can color and arrange them. I hope you have a great rest of your Monday! I’ll see you again with another card!