CC&S #322 – Hello, Sweet Friend

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Hello, Sweet Friend | by karen h @ carefree creations

I probably did this the hard way, but this is in about 3 layers! I have my card base. Then a rectangle of watercolor paper, then a card front with a circle die cut from it, and finally, the circle frame. After I had it all together, I realized I could have cut the watercolor into a circle and then laid the frame on that….but, oh well. I don’t always see where things are going with a card.

To stamp the sentiment, I just took a few hours to curve the stamp on the lid of my MISTI. Ok, maybe not quite a few hours.

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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).

Hello, Sweet Friend
Stamps: Color Layering Goldfish (Hero Arts – HA); Keep it Simple Friend (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin’Up); Peacock Feathers Distress (Ranger); Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: CL Goldfish die (HA);

CC&S #321 – Dream

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Dream | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw the sketch, ribbon gathered in the middle was the first thing I thought of.

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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).

Dream
Paper: Pure Plum (My Favorite Things); Black (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Glitter (Die Cuts with a View);
Other: Dream Fly Soar die (PTI); Subtle embossing (Stampin’Up); ribbon, charm (stash);

CC&S #320 – Tropical Hello

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Tropical Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

Anytime green is a color in one of our challenges, I think flowers. I try not to use flowers every time, but this time, I couldn’t help myself.

To get the layers of ink, I stamped the base images with a generational inking.

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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).

hello
Stamps: Some Like It Hot, Tropics (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Garden Green (Stampin’Up); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Go Wild DSP (SU);
Other: Some Like it Hot die (PTI);

CC&S #319 – Basket of Folk Flowers

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Basket of Folk Flowers | by karen h @ carefree creations

When figuring out how to do a sentiment, I settled on a circular one and thought the inside of the circle would be a great place to re-stamp the flower bloom that gets covered up by the sentiment.

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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).

Thank You
Stamps: Basket of Blessings, Around About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Sand Dunes, Mocha (Altenew); Dark Chocolate (PTI); Soft Sky, Strawberry Slush, Peek-a-boo Peach (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Soft Sky (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Circle die (Spellbinders);

CC&S #318 – Happy Hour

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Happy Hour | by karen h @ carefree creations

I used a flat photopolymer stamp to do mirror stamping of the mug. The filler image is inked with all 3 colors. The mugs are fussy cut (getting inside those handles was hard, but with lots of patience I got it done).

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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).

Every Hour
Stamps: Mixed Drinks (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento); Crushed Curry, More Mustard, Delightful Dijon (SU);
Paper: Desert Storm (Neenah); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: washi (stash, I think Target);

CC&S #317 – 4th of July

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Fourth of July Ribbons | by karen h @ carefree creations

My first thought with these colors was to use comic-book style explosion dies…but since I did that recently (with colors very similar), I decided to go with a 4th of July card instead.

The ribbon cuts are from 1 die, but I cut it in half so I could slide the ribbons apart to make room for the blue panel.

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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).

Happy Fourth of July
Stamps: Land That I Love (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Blueberry Bushel, Real Red (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Sentiment Splits Celebrate die, Keep it Simple Frames die (PTI); white embossing powder (Hero Arts);

CC&S #316 – Picnic Greetings

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Picnic Greetings | by karen h @ carefree creations

I decided this sketch is a great one for incorporating pattern paper (which for CAS cards, I prefer to limit pattern paper to just a bit). I had about 10 different packs of paper on my desk before I could narrow it down! This picnic tablecloth pattern really called my name, so I went with it.

The burger and ant/sentiment are fussy cut. For the ant/sentiment, I used my trimmer to get the straight lines above and below the sentiment then fussy cut around the ant. The ant/sentiment is popped up over everything.

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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).

S’up Grill-Friend
Stamps: Alfresco (Paper Smooches);
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Domestic Goddess pattern paper (Stampin’Up); White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Femme Frames die (Mama Elephant);

CC&S #315 – Happy Spring

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Happy Spring | by karen h @ carefree creations

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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).

Happy Spring
Stamps: Bunny Basket (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Granny Apple Green (SU); White (PTI);
Other: sequins (Simon Says Stamp); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); Grass die (My Favorite Things);

CC&S #314 – Thank You

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Thank You | by karen h @ carefree creations

This stamp set made me think about Papertrey’s Cutaway Tags dies. Sadly, I don’t have those. But as I looked through my index, I found a sentiment split set that worked really well.

I recently purchased some watercolor pens and decided to give them a try on 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).

Thank You
Stamps: Sentiment Splits Thank You (Papertrey Ink);
Ink: Noir (Palette); watercolor pens (Arteza);
Paper: watercolor paper;

CC&S #313 – Happy Birthday

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Blue Green Leaves | by karen h @ carefree creations

After some time, I finally chose which stamp set I was going to use and was trying to figure out how to work in the Sahara Sand (what color IS that any way??). Since that is a pale color, I thought it would be good as a background element.

I started by stamping my focal sentiment in dark grey (kinda wishing I had gone dark brown instead, but ya know, done is done). Then filled in the back with the images from the sentiment stamp set. Finally, I stamped the leaves.

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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).

Happy Birthday
Stamps: Lively Leaves (Stampin’Up – SU); Keep it Simple Birthday (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand (SU); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: White (PTI);