I had some free time yesterday and decided to play along with Papertrey’s Make it Monday: Shadow Backgrounds.
The concept is to make the images in the background grey or the same color as the cardstock and the main image is full of color. There were two image techniques I noticed – using outline and solid stamps together or larger and smaller images together. I made cards using the two image techniques.
My outline and solid card is also a clean and simple card:
It is cas only in that there limited layers.
I started by stamping the outline balloon image on the background and then added white clouds to help connect everything and make a flow.
My large and small image card is much less cas:
This image is the only one I have in my stash where I have a large and small version. I wish I had a slightly lighter grey, but between the bold colors and the plaid stripes, I feel like the focus is where it belongs.
This was a fun technique!
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the sky is the limit
Stamps: Up Up Away (Papertrey Ink – PTI);; Ink: Pool (Hero Arts); Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening (PTI); Paper: Spring Rain, White (PTI); Other: Up Up Away die, Double Ended Banner die (PTI);
I decided to pull out a roller coaster set to make this week’s ZOOM card. I wasn’t sure at first how I would keep this clean and simple, but after a day or two of the idea perculatin’ I got this layout.
The coaster base is stamped in a very light grey so that it wouldn’t be overwhelming in the design. I added clouds as a last touch to help balance the coaster cars and the bush.
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Today is Your Day
Stamps: Let the Good Times Roll (Stampin’Up – SU); Ink: Fog Grey (Simon Says Stamp); Sno Cone, Black Licorice (My Favorite Things); Call Me Clover, Melon Mambo (SU); Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Other: Thrill Ride die (SU); Peapod baker’s twine (Twinery);
When I saw this sketch, my first thought was this protractor stamp I have. I’ve only used it once before and had a hard time coming up with another idea, so I actually created another card first (I’ll post that this weekend). Last night I decided to try one more time (because I wasn’t sure if my card followed the sketch well enough)…and I made this card.
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A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).
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Stamps: Protractor (Jenni Bowlin); Beautiful Blooms II (Papertrey Ink-PTI); Word Play (The Angel Company); Ink: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow (PTI); Lemon Lime Twist (Stampin’Up); Paper: White, Pale Peony (PTI); Other: Hello Sunshine die (PTI);
It is time for another CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – ZOOM! This is a two-week challenge – so you have extra time to play!
Here is my take:
I knew with this cue word I needed to make an interactive card! When I found this little bun on sled, I knew it would be perfect for a slider!
Since I needed a scene to accommodate my slider, I was concerned with all the layers and keeping the card clean & simple too. Making the layers white meant the only color would come from the image – perfect!
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