My Favorite Things Sketch

Hi, all! It’s time for another My Favorite Things sketch challenge! This week I went with more masking to create the look. Let’s jump right in. Here’s a look at the sketch!

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And here’s the card I created inspired by it!

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I created some triangle masks using some post its and a craft knife. Then I started stamping my scenes. I stamped some pups and other images from the new Best In Show stamp set. I also filled in some spaces with images from the Lucky Dog stamp set. I used the negative mask of the triangle and stamped in some black, Copic friendly ink. Then I removed that mask and applied the positive mask. That’s when I would stamp in a gray ink. Using my Copic markers, I filled in the triangle area as well as colored the images. This took some time, but turned out really cool in the end!

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Once all my coloring was done I added some white dots to the triangle backgrounds and details to the images. I also splattered some watered down Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink for some extra texture.

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I heat embossed the sentiment onto one of the Stitched Sentiment Strips dies, trimming off the end, and popping it up with some foam tape. I attached the card panel to a card base and that finished my card for today! I hope you enjoyed my take on the sketch. Be sure to see the rest of the inspiration on the MFT blog! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Pamper Yourself

Hi, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I’m back today with another card for Penguin Palace. I guess I’m on a bit of a mermaid kick, because last week I made a mermaid card, and I made another one for this week! Let’s take a look.

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Today’s card is a pretty easy design that utilizes the masking technique for a fun little scene. I started the card by stamping the shopping bag image from the Let’s Catch Up stamp set. I created a mask and continued to stamp it along the bottom to look like mounds of shopping bags and boxes. The trick to make it not look like the same exact image over and over again is to turn the stamp set to the left or right, or move it up or down when stamping the next image. That way you have a variation and the heap looks more natural. I colored them all in with my Copic markers.

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Next I ink blended some blue ink over the rest of the card panel so that it looked like water. I used a blender brush and faded the ink towards the bottom. I didn’t bother masking all of the bags, instead I was just careful not to go over them and got as close as I could to them. I don’t think you really notice that it isn’t perfectly blended up to the image lines! It saved me some time!

IMG_2949I stamped the cute shopping mermaid from the set as well and colored her in with Copics. I fussy cut the image out and adhered it to the card with foam tape for some dimension. Then I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Take A Break stamp set onto white card stock. That was also adhered with foam tape. The final touch was to add some white gel pen details. Most of the bags and boxes got polka dots or stripes on them, and the mermaid got some high light lines. I always love adding this detail, because it does so much to give interest to the scene! That’s my card for today. I hope you enjoyed it!! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Friends

Hi, friends! Happy Saturday. I’m so happy it’s the weekend. Time to get crafty! I’m back today to share a card I made for Create A Smile. I’ve been really into the spring cards lately, and I think it has to do with not getting enough sunshine! So, today’s card is very bright, springy, and sunny!

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I started the card for today by taking a piece of 110 lb white card stock and doing some masking. I used the Cart Full of Treasures stamp set for this. There are some adorable potted plants in this set that I thought would be perfect for sunny scene. I stamped them along the bottom of the card panel, masking them off so that they could overlap. I colored them in with my Copic Markers.

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Next I used the Focal Point stencil and created a sun burst above the flowers. I used Fossilized Amber for the stencil, and then I blended some in from the sides to add some warmth and color to the rest of the card. I didn’t bother masking off the flowers, instead I just faded the color towards them.

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Over the top of the sunburst I heat embossed the large ‘friend’ stamp, from Friends Like You, with white embossing powder. To finish the card I heat embossed the remainder of the sentiment onto a small Scalloped Rectangle die from CAS. I attached that with some foam tape, and added some white gel pen details over the card, and it was complete! I hope you enjoyed this sunny card for today made with Create A Smile products!

 

Merry Christmas

Hi, all! Can you believe we are a week away from Christmas?? I know I’m behind on sending out Christmas cards as well as Christmas shopping. Thankfully we still have a week to get caught up! Today, I’m sharing a card for Penguin Palace stamps that reminds me of one of my favorite holiday movies, The Polar Express. Let’s get started.

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Today’s card features some masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. I started by stamped all the pieces from the stamp set Love Train. I stamped the train tracks repeatedly towards the bottom of an A2 size card panel. Then I stamped the train and train cars on top of it. Next I did some masking and stamped the presents in the last car, as well as the puff of steam. The mountains were stamped last, and then I started working on the sky!

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I used my anti static tool and stamped the snow flakes from Cuddly Sheep’s Season’s Greetings and heat embossed white embossing powder over them. Then I ink blended some Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink in the sky area. I did cut out a small circle mask and place it in the upper right corner for the moon, but I didn’t worry about masking off the mountains, instead I was just careful as I got closer to them. The train and mountains were all colored in with my Copic markers. I used Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink for the moon and later used a couple Copic markers to add some shading to it.

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At the bottom of the card, below the train tracks, I used a sloped stencil and my Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to create snowy hills. Once all of that was done I added some white paint splatters over the enter card to look like snow. This also helps to hide any imperfections you may have. There were some spots where my coloring wasn’t perfect, but this distracts from that!

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To finish I heat embossed the sentiment “Merry Christmas” from the same set I used the snowflakes from on some black card stock and trimmed it down to adhere to the card with foam tape. I also added some white gel pen accents to the train. And that finished my card! I hope you enjoyed the card I made for today! I also hope if you’re scrambling to finish things up this week that you’re able to finish everything you need to! Thanks so much for stopping by today. I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Teacher Thank You Card

Hi, all! I’m back to share a bright and fun card that I think any teacher would love to receive. Let’s be honest, there might not be school for a couple months, but teachers are great and it’s never too early to start planning some thank yous for teachers that are rock stars! Today’s card uses Teachers Pet and Teach Me Words stamps to create a cute little scene. Let’s get started.

I started the card for today by masking a piece of 110 lb white card stock with washi tape to create stripes. Then I used my Distress Crayons and scribbled over the open areas of the paper. Using my finger, I smudged the crayon over the entire stripe for each color. I removed the washi tape and set the background aside.

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Next I stamped out all of the images from Teachers Pet onto some Copic friendly paper and colored them in. I didn’t end up using all of the images for this card, but I saved the ones I didn’t use and can use them on a card at a later date. Once they were all colored I die cut them out!

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I stamped the ‘thank you’ from Teach Me Words onto the black board with VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I love the way it looks on that cute little blackboard!

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All of the images were arranged onto my background and then I adhered them to it. For some I used my tape runner and some I used foam tape to add dimension. Finally, I added lots of white gel pen accents to everything for some detail.

And that’s my card for today! I hope you enjoyed this rainbow thank you! I know I enjoyed making it 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

 

Sending Oceans of Love

Hi friends! I can’t believe it’s time for another post! My weeks have been flying as I try to enjoy some summer sun. We’ve got even more summer birthdays on the way in my family, so I’m back today with a card that you could use for a birthday, but doesn’t necessarily have to be used as one. Let’s take a look!

I started today’s card with an A2 size card panel that I cut down from some 110 lb card stock. I used the new Memo Tape to mask off a small stripe of the card to do some stenciling on. Then I used the Bubble Waves stencil to ink over the open area. I used Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and some Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide to get that beautiful underwater look. As always, I love the look when you spritz Distress Oxides with water, so I went ahead and gave it a couple sprays with my Distress Sprayer.

When the newest release had just come out I was so excited to stamp and color images that I ended up doing more than I needed and had these cuties from Oceans of Love pre-stamped, colored and cut! It’s so nice to be able to have some pieces ready for a card so that you can skip some steps if you’re in a hurry. I popped them up with foam tape onto the card panel once it was dry from spraying.

Next I worked on my sentiment. I stamped part of it directly onto the Distressed area using my Misti so that I made sure I got a good stamp. The ‘oceans’ I stamped on some white paper and used the coordinating die cut to cut it out. It was also popped up with foam tape.

A final touch was adding googly eyes to each of the creatures. I love the playful nature it adds to the card! That’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed my card. I don’t feel like I use googly eyes as often as I should! How about you? Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Congrats!

Hi, everybody! Happy Thursday! Have you gotten over the excitement of Heffy Doodle’s first birthday and the awesome blog hop we had yesterday?? I know I haven’t! It got me right into the crafty mood, and I whipped up this card for today’s post. So many of the ladies in the hop yesterday used the Wingman set, I knew I needed to break it out and get inky 🙂

I started today’s card with one of my fave background masking techniques. I simply used washi tape to create a striped Distress Oxide background. I used Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin and Squeezed Lemonade. Before I took of the tape I spritzed the paper with my Distress Sprayer. I set that aside to dry while I worked on the rest of my card.

Next I took the balloon stamp from Party Palooza and stamped it with VersaMark onto some Vellum. Then I used gold embossing powder to emboss them. Each one was die cut with the coordinating die and I attached a gold string with some tiny stripes of adhesive tape. Then I got the rest of my stamping and die cutting out of the way. I stamped the cute parrot from Wingman and colored him in with my copics. I also stamped and heat embossed a small Strips of Ease with part of one of the Everyday Sentiment Duos. To achieve this I simply masked off the top part of the stamp and only inked up the bottom. Using my Misti it made this super easy to do! I also die cut four Congrats  dies from black paper and one from white. The white one I ink blended some Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink over, and glued them all together.

I adhered all of the vellum balloons down by carefully applying glue to where the embossing was. Then I twisted all of the strings together and taped them down where I was going to put the parrot. The parrot was popped up with foam tape. I adhered the Congrats die with a strong liquid glue so that it would be sure to stay in place even over the uneven surface of the balloons. The strip was put on with foam tape to keep some dimension.

And that’s it for my card today! I added a couple white gel pen accents, like usual, but it was pretty much complete at this point. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

It’s Time to Shellabrate!

It’s time to Shellabrate!  We’re getting closer and closer to release day for the new Heffy products, and we’re so excited for you crafty peeps to get your hands on these cute new goodies. I’m popping in today to remind you that if you pre-order and spend over 30 pounds, you’ll get the cute Shellabrate stamp set! (Spend over 45, and get the dies too). 

So, it’s only fitting that because I’m reminding you about the set, that I made a card using the cute little turtle. Today, I’ve got a cute interactive card that makes use of a couple new stamps, actually. Here’s a look at my project.

I started today’s card by die cutting a balloon out of a piece of 110lb A2 size cardstock. Then I masked off stripes on the piece and ink blended Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink over the paper. I spritzed it with my Distress Sprayer and carefully took off the pieces of washi tape I used for the masking. This is exactly the same technique as when I make the Hello Squeekheart card last month. Next I took my card base and ink blended the same color over where the balloon was, so that you would see blue through the balloon cut out, and added some Blueprint Sketch to the edges.

I used my gold embossing powder and VersaMark ink to heat emboss my sentiment on the front of the balloon, and then stamped little pieces from Interactively Yours to show where the card opened. Then I scored the balloon and added adhesive to the fold so that it would fold upwards. I adhered the panel to the card base and the balloon to it as well. Then I stamped the turtle and some party images from Party Palooza for the turtle. They were all cut out with the coordinating die cuts.

I stamped “it’s your birthday inside the pop up with VersaMark and heat embossed white embossing powder over. I did the same with the little heart from the set so that it looked like bubbles. Then I added the turtle to the card with some tape runner along with his accessories.

To finish it off I added some little white gel pen dots to the water and some shimmer pen to the hearts. And that’s it for me today! I hope you enjoyed the card I created. What items have you pre-ordered already? Or what’s on your wishlist?

Have a great day, crafty friends! I’ll see you again soon with another card!

YNS Feature Day!

Hi all! Welcome back to Creatively Cass. I’m here today to share a card I made for the Your Next Stamp feature day. This month our challenge was to mix and match at least two stamp sets for our project. I love doing this, as I feel it really gives you the most out of your stamps and products, so this was a piece of cake! Here’s the card I came up with.

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I started by stamping the scale from Celebrate Sweetness on my card with some black ink. Then I took a heart stamp from the set and, by doing some masking, was able to fill it with colorful hearts. I colored all of this in with my Copic markers and used a white gel pen and glitter marker to add some details.

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Next I stamped the sentiment from Whatnot Sentiments Eleven with VersaMark and Heat embossed platinum embossing powder over top. At this point I wasn’t thrilled with my card, and wanted to bring in more color, so I grabbed some thin washi tape and did some masking. I used Picked Raspberry Distress Ink to add stripes to my background and spritzed water to give the splattered effect. I made sure to mask the hearts and scale so that no ink got on them though.

And that is my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it. Do you mix and match stamps often? It’s something I love to do! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I’ll see you again soon with another card!

Hello Squeak Heart!

Hello squeakheart! Welcome back for another post! I’ve got a card to share with you today, and a video of how I made it 🙂 I’m super excited to share it with you. Let me know what you think if you give it a watch! If you haven’t guessed yet, I used the adorable Hello Squeakheart stamp set with the awesome Hey die. I originally made this card for when we went to Creativation, but I haven’t had a chance to share it with you all just yet. That changes today!

 

 

The card was a fun one to make, so I had a lot of fun remaking it. Plus it’s a very simple design, easy for mass production!

Isn’t that little guy so cute? Lately I can’t get enough of yellow and light blue together either, so I knew I had to remake this card for you all. I started by masking stripes on an A2 size card panel so that I could ink blend some Distress Oxide ink over it. I spritzed those with my Distress Sprayer and got the fun, splotchy stripes you see here!

Next I stamped one of the cute mice from the Hello Squeakheart set and colored him with my Copic Markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. For my sentiment, I die cut three of the Hey dies and glued them together for a more dimensional look. Then I stamped squeakheart in VersaMark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder over top. I used the Strips of Ease dies to cut it out so that it was perfectly lined up!

I adhered the hey with liquid glue and the mouse and sentiment strip with some foam tape to my card panel and it was complete! The only thing left was to adhere it to a card base. I hope you enjoyed the card for today! Thank you so much for stopping by!