Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CASology Week 233: GLISTEN

Welcome to Week 233 at CASology!

We have a fun cue word this week that brings a variety of images ito mind. My first thought was glistening snow, and with Poppystamps sponsoring our challenge this week, I pulled out their large Laurette snowflake die for my card.

Wanting to highlight the glistening snow look of the white glitter paper, I went back and forth between a white or aqua card base, finally deciding I liked the contrast of the aqua for this card. A selectively stamped Mama Elephant sentiment in white ink finishes this card and allows flexibility in how I use it.

Check out the Design Team cards for more great ways to interpret GLISTEN on a card!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Sponsor: Poppystamps!

We are looking forward to seeing how GLISTEN inspires you -  just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. 

I am also linking this card up to the Poppystamps Challenge #28 Silent Snowflakes.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Muse #199

Winter has hit southern California hard and we are having our third storm pass through within a few days, so I'm taking advantage of the gloomy weather to reorganize the office and play along with a few challenges. Tracey's card for Muse #199 had me stumped until I looked through my stencils. The MFT Sunray caught my attention and I left it on my desk while my brain worked through how I could use it.

Things came together quickly once I lightly inked Spun Sugar Distress Ink on the white card base. A white die cut heart that had been sitting in my extras basket was also inked with the Spun Sugar and then a Mama Elephant sentiment stamped with Delicata Gold ink.

The heart is popped up slightly over the sunrays to finish this card.

Our gloomy day made it hard to capture the lovely shimmer of the gold ink but you can get a glimpse of it in this photo.

Muse #199 Tracey McNeely

As you can see, I was inspired by the heart, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, stenciled lines and touch of gold. 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CASology Week 232: CUT

Welcome to Week 232 at CASology!

Our generous sponsor this week, STAMPlorations, provided the Design Team members with the word die cut of our choice to create a card. I love the font Shery has used on these words and picked "amazing" for my card.

Wanting the word to be the star of the show, I cut it from a piece of heavy watercolor paper that has been painted with Ken Oliver's Color Burst pigment. I'm very new to this product and was a bit heavy with the intensity so it is hard to see the color variation in this piece, but there is some. Two layers of the word die cut are adhered together and then adhered over the star embossed, star die cut on the card front.

A few Mama Elephant mini-stars are die cut from the same watercolored piece and scattered over the the card front to finish it off. I like having a versatile card like this in my stash to use as a congratulations or birthday card.

For more terrific ideas, check out the Design Team cards!

Jacquie Southas (you are here)

Guest Designer: Anita!

Sponsor: STAMPlorations

We are looking forward to seeing how CUT inspires you -  just remember to keep it Clean & Simple! You have until Monday at noon (CMT) to link your card to the CASology blog. 

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