Cascading Triangles

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Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love me a rainbow. When I saw this cascading sketch, I knew I would do a rainbow. I figured a geometric shape would work well with that.

Fairly straight forward card. I took a piece of card stock, blended the inks on and then die cut the shapes out.

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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: none
Ink: Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard See, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Ranger);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink); Black (Stampin’Up);
Other: Triangle Stax die, Hello There die (My Favorite Things);

What the Fox?

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What the Fox | by karen h @ carefree creations

I saw a graphic online where it used fox as a pun and I saved the idea to use later – which is now! These colors really lent themselves to a nature setting and a fox.

This is really pushing my definition of CAS, but I tried the scene with a blue card stock base as well as a white base and neither worked for me. I love plaid so it might just be that once I stamped the plaid I was a bit biased against anything else.

The sub-sentiment is printed from my computer.

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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).

WTF
Stamps: Foxy Friends (Stampin’Up-SU); Plaid Background Builder (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Alphabet Soup (Alley Way);
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Blueberry Bushel (SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Mossy Meadow (SU);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers); Grassy Hills die, Basic Edgers die (My Favorite Things); CK Jessica font (Creating Keepsakes);

Work Hard Dream Big

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Work Hard Dream Big | by karen h @ carefree creations

Hoooboy! Double challenges are doubly challenging! When I finally came up with this idea, I was so happy that it turned out well.

Unfortunately the gears don’t really work. I’m not sure if the paper is just not strong enough or if I attached them too tightly.

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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).

Work Hard
Stamps: Words to Live By – Work (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pistachio Pudding (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: White (PTI); Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding (SU);
Other: Gears die (Spellbinders); Words to Live By – Work die, Limitless Layers – Oval die, Polka Dot impression plate (PTI); brads, 1/2 inch circle punch (stash);

You Color My World

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You Color My World | by karen @ carefree creations

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to do for this sketch, but as I was flipping through my supply index, I saw the jar and the idea came together.

The jar outline is clear embossed on black card stock and then cut out using the coordinating die. The words are white embossed on the jar die cut.

I used watercolors to do the rainbow (I was going to use Distress inks, but I remembered that those would blend and I didn’t want that).

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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).

You Color My World
Stamps: Crystal Clear, Word Salad (Paper Smooches – PS):
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Black (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: watercolors (Loew); Clear embossing powder (Filigree) White embossing powder (Hero Arts); Crystal Clear die (PS);

What’s the Scoop?

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What's the Scoop | by karen h @ carefree creations

As with much of the northern hemisphere, it has been HOT lately. I decided to use an iconic summer image with these cool colors!

Stamping the sprinkles and sentiment in the same color helps link everything together and create a flow to the 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).

What’s the Scoop?
Stamps: You’re the Sweetest (My Favorite Things);
Ink: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana (Stampin’Up); Fine Linen, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Paper: White (PTI);

Dream

Dream | by karen h @ carefree creations

I originally created this card for the latest CC&S challenge (flipped horizontally), but I wasn’t sure it was close enough, so I made a different one to post for the challenge.

I love this card, so I definitely wanted to post it.

To make the butterfly, I blended blue & purple distress ink onto regular white paper then added a few water drops. I die cut the butterfly and stamped the layer image.

The splatter in the background is 3 different colors of Twinkling H2Os. I liked that it adds just a touch of shimmer to the card (especially as I wanted an ethereal feel).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Dream
Stamps: Hands of Time, Beautiful Butterflies Layers (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grape Jelly, Gravel Gray (My Favorite Things – MFT); Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet Distress (Ranger);
Paper: Gravel Gray (MFT);
Other: Twinkling H2Os (Luminarte); Beautiful Butterflies & Layers dies, Dream Fly Soar die (PTI);

You Are Acutie

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You Are Acutie | by karen h @ carefree creations

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).

You Are Acutie
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);

HUGS

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HUGS | by karen h @ carefree creations

These bright colors reminded me of flowers. I thought a cute little flower scatter would be fun. When it came to adding a sentiment, I knew big & bold would be the way to go.

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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).

HUGS
Stamps: Petite Petals (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather (SU);
Paper: White, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Big Hugs die (My Favorite Things);

Season’s Greetings

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Season's Greetings | by karen h @ carefree creations

I recently picked up this stamp set and thought – with its rectangle shape and built in border – it would be perfect for this sketch.

I colored it with Copics. I’ve seen other cards with multi colored dots surrounding an image. I didn’t pull it off, but this was my first attempt. I’m not sure why I don’t feel like I “nailed it”, but I’ll try it again one day.

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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).

Season’s Grettings
Stamps: Botanical Blocks IV (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (Momento);
Paper: White (PTI); Merry Moments DSP (Stampin’Up);

You’re Amazing

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You're Amazing | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw the two blues, I knew I wanted to do a layered stamping. I thought the blues would be good for leaves. Since the flower could only be the one color, I thought I’d add some texture.

I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s latest video – Custom Stamp Layering. Instead of of using a bone folder – I just did the kissing technique on the flower.

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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).

Because
Stamps: Flashy Florals, Because You (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White, Black (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Because You die (MFT):