CC&S #337 – Birthday Brew

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I unearthed my desk last night! After weeks of not stamping, my mojo was feeling neglected, so I sat down and made a couple cards. I just had to make one for this fun challenge. Check it out:

Birthday Brew | by karen h @ carefree creations

This bottle image is one piece, but I wanted it two colors, so I broke out my stamping tool (and some masking paper). I ended up stamping the green and brown twice, so they are a bit darker than I expected.

I even used some OLD paper! Tiny bit by tiny bit, I’ll get through it!!

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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).

Have a Birthday Brew
Stamps: Bubble Over (Stampin Up – SU);
Ink: Garden Green, Soft Suede (SU);
Paper: Garden Green, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie cs & pattern (SU); White (PTI);
Other: Bottles & Bubbles die (SU);

CC&S #337 – Join In!

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Unfortunately my house is an utter disaster while we move stuff around. I need y’all to play so I can live vicariously 🙂

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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).

CC&S #336 – Happy Wishes

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And here is my take:

Happy Wishes | by karen h @ carefree creations

I picked out a few stamp sets that would work for this sketch and then had my oldest pick the set to use. They chose the lanterns and asked that they glow. I decided to do a soft glow using chalk.

Since the handmade paper the lanterns are stamped on is off white, I pulled out an old bottle of Vanilla embossing powder to do the line and 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).

happy wishes
Stamps: Lunar Lights (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); After Midnight (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Paper: After Midnight (MFT); handmade paper (stash);
Other: pastels, Vanilla embossing powder (Stampin’Up);

CC&S #335 – Butterflies

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And here is my take:

Birthday Butterflies | by karen h @ carefree creations

The layers on the 3 larger butterflies are from the layers stamp set, but with selective inking (the layers are for “straight on” butterflies, whereas these smaller images are not “straight on”).

I broke the odds rule (there are 4 flowers) but I really couldn’t figure out where to put a fifth one and I wanted them off the top and bottom, so four it is.

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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: Beautiful Butterflies & Beautiful Butterflies Layers, Bigger Blooms (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #334 – Birthday Flowers

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And here is my take:

Birthday Flowers | by karen h @ carefree creations

This sketch is perfect for using a bit of pattern paper (especially the busy kind that is pretty hard to work into a CAS card any other way).

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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: Label Love (Altenew);
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko);
Paper: Beautiful Blooms pattern, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink);

CC&S 333 – Stuck on You

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And here is my take:

Stuck on You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I was very tempted to use these colors to do a flower – I mean, they’re perfect. But I wanted to do something different. Still nature based, but I’ happy with how I used these colors. And it isn’t a white card base.

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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).

Stuck on You
Stamps: Stuck on You (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive (Stampin’Up – SU);
Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Gingham (SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Borders (Lawn Fawn); Rhinestone (stash);

CC&S #332 – Hello

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The 5th Tuesday of the month brings a double – Timeless Tuesday – challenge where we pair an old sketch with a fresh combo of retired colors. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

Tropical Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

[Oh my, this is the third card in a row that isn’t white! I’m pretty sure that is a record for me.]

Pretty straight forward use of the sketch.

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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: Watercolor Wishes, Bohemian Borders (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Pistachio Pudding (SU);
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Emerald Envy, Primrose Petals (SU);
Other: Botanical Builder die (SU); rhinestones (stash);

CC&S #331 – Happy Birthday

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And here is my take:

HB | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve had this idea for a card in my head for ages. When coming up for sketches for this month, I knew I wanted to do this. Finding a pattern paper that worked is what drove my color choices.

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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: Birthday Strings (Papertey Ink – PTI); Sophisticated Seriphs alpha (Stampin’Up – SU);
Ink: Night of Navy (SU);
Paper: White, Limeade Ice (PTI); Night of Navy, Birthday Bash pattern paper (SU);
Other: fine white embossing (Hero Arts);

CC&S #330 – Keep Afloat

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And here is my take:

Keep Afloat | by karen h @ carefree creations

I knew when I put these colors together I wanted to do some sort of nautical card. I decided to use two of the colors to create a scene (sun and water) and the third color to stamp everything else like a silhouette.

To make the background, I first squished the sea color onto the watercolor paper, then I dried it – to keep the blending to a minimum. When I did the sun squishing I did use a towel to pull up the green that was created where the colors met.

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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).

Keep Afloat My Friend
Stamps: Ahoy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Night of Navy (Stampin’Up – SU); Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers & Fossilized Amber (Ranger);
Paper: Watercolor (Ranger); Night of Navy (SU);
Other: Ahoy die (PTI); Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

CC&S #329 – You

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And here is my take:

You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I had lots of ideas for this sketch, but I was stamping during Pride month and the rainbow scrap from this card was looking at me – so this card came together quickly.

I used nesting circle die to create the frame, but cut it up so none of the black layers overlap.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

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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
Stamps: Simply You (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Distress Inks: Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Ranger);
Paper: White (PTI); Black (Stampin’Up);
Other: fine white embossing (Hero Arts); You die (Simon Says Stamp); Circle die (Spellbinders);