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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Addicted to CAS Challenge #68 - Chevron

Here is the latest card challenge that I have entered. The challenge from Addicted to CAS is to incorporate a chevron design into your CAS card.


I have a special fondness for chevrons so I decided to make a stencil on my Silhouette.  I used a plastic notebook divider and put the settings on Silhouette stencil material.  I sponged on Distress Ink in purple and blue and when dry I chalked the design with lavender chalk to soften the image.  I positioned the image in an angle across a piece of cardstock, marked the angle, removed the chevron and cut the cardstock along the angle. 

Since the insert was on an angle it proved to be a little tricky.  I started the card process by cutting the original cardstock in half at 5.5 and scored and folded the card base from one of the halves.  The remaining piece I cut in half so I would have two 5.5 x 4.25.  One of the halves was the piece I cut the angle on. The image was attached to the card front after which I added fun foam to and then used double-sided tape to hold the two layers together.  The last stop was to trim all the edges so that it was flush with the card measurements.  What I was left with were the image on the bottom level and the white stock and fun foam raised above the image.

I decided it needed a splash of color so I cut a strip of light purple light weight paper.  I scored the strip in half and glued it to the sides and top edges and trimmed.

I finished the card off by stenciling a couple chevrons on a separate piece of cardstock and added the phrase between the two.  I used foam dots to raise the phrase just a little off the card.  Hope I didn't confuse you too much! LOL

Monday, July 13, 2015

CAS Card Challenges

CAS on Sunday & CAS-UAL Fridays are running a new challenge for a clean and simple card that includes dry or heat embossing.  I decided to work with a stamp (Q130 Fresh Bloom from Stampendous) and a checkerboard Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I made it 3D by raising the top of the card using white  fun foam.

For instructions go to Simply Stamped

Swing Swap Card

I made this card for a swap with the Yahoo Card Swapper's Group.  The category was "Technique" and the choice this month was a "Die Cut Swing Card".  It was based on the following video . . .

For instructions go to SplitCoastStampers for the tutorial for Die Cut Swing Card.

You can see more examples on my Pinterest board called "Cardzzz . . .Swing/Flip".  Don't be confused "swing" and "flip" seem to be interchangeable.

Twirl Pop up Card

As soon as I saw this technique I knew I had to make a Fourth of July Card!!!  The technique is called the "Twirl Pop Up Card" !  On my Pinterest board called "Cardzzz...Twirl Pop Up" you will find 2 videos that offer instructions.  You will also find many examples of other similar cards.  This was not a "fast" card but the results are well worth the time it takes!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

School's Out for the Summer!

This week's Nacho Average Challenge is a sketch . . .

The first thing that came to mind was children running down a hill.  I didn't have any stamps or digis of the subject matter so I went in search of photos and illustrations.  I found this great free wallpaper that just fit the bill.  I added the title, did some design work,  printed it and added it to a card base.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Blue Skies & Smooth Sailing Challenge

I decided to give card challenges another try.  This time a challenge over on Fusion caught my eye!

The beach colors are among my favorite combinations.  I decided to fuse the two options and this is the result . . .

I substituted blue fence boards which I sandpapered for a worn look for the two boards with the anchor and then used the three elements of the sketch to finalize the design.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Woot! Woot!

I just won the first card challenge I've ever entered!!!

Here's the announcement...

Top Nacho #142

Hello Stampers!  Thanks to everyone who participated in our Nacho Challenge #142!
Congrats to Cardophile for being our Top Nacho with this beautiful card!
 I'm stoked!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

NAC #142

I'm trying my hand at card challenges.  I made this card for the Nacho Average Challenge Blog #142.

The idea is to make a card using these colors...

Unfortunately I didn't have any of them nor any that even came close!  The only solution I could come up with was to sample the colors using Pictaculous which is a web-based color generator.  I needed the RGB color numbers.  I opened Microsoft Word and drew three box shapes and colored each with the numbers and then printed it out on cardstock.  Of course the print out colors differed from the picture above but they were the same.  Even the picture I took of the final product varied...kinda drove me up the wall!!!

This is what my word document looked like...

Thanks for taking a look!