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);

CC&S #312 – Enjoy the Ride

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Enjoy the Ride | by karen h @ carefree creations

While I had the Admit One stamp set on my desk for last week’s card, I saw how it would work for this sketch too.

The “solid” bit of the ticket border was stamped with the back side of the outline image.

I had fun with the colors on this one. I feel like even though they are soft, it is still fun. When I was putting it together, I had light & dark yellow, light & dark pink, but only light blue. I didn’t have (nor really want) an outline to the blue “ticket” behind the carousel. I decided to stamp the sentiment in the dark blue and it all seems good to me.

To finish off, I added a touch of glitter to the centered carousel horse.

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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).

Enjoy the Ride
Stamps: Admit One (Lawn Fawn – LF);
Ink: Lemon Tart (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Pink Passion, Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up – SU); Tropical Teal (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White, Lovely Lady (PTI); Soft Sky (SU);
Other: Admit One die (LF); Fillable Frames 1 die (PTI); clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (ZIG);

CC&S #311 – You’re Sweet

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You're Sweet | by karen h @ carefree creations

I was a little unsure what to do with these colors, but my kiddo thought the light colors made them think of cotton candy. That got my mind going and this card came together.

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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’re Sweet
Stamps: Admit One (Lawn Fawn); Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet (Papertrey Ink – PTI); markers (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Wonky Stitched Rectangle die (My Favorite Things);