CASology – Gingerbread, part 2

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge ā€“ GINGERBREAD!

I thought Iā€™d post some more inspiration for you:

Gingerbread Folk | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’m using the same set as last week’s card. This time I went one-layer.

Knowing I was going to Copic color on a one-layer, I used the heavy weight white from GinaK (and didn’t do any real shading or blending) – for no bleed through to the inside.

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Thanks for stopping by!

have a sweet christams
Stamps: Sweet Christmas (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Black (Memento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Heavy Weight White (GinaK);
Other: Stitched Rectangle die (Lil Inkers);

CASology – Gingerbread

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – GINGERBREAD!

Here is my take:

Gingerbread House | by karen h @ carefree creations

I wanted a colourful card. That is hard when the cue is gingerbread šŸ™‚

The house is made from lots of layers. The house itself is one layer. The gumdrops are another layer, and the roof is a third. The door is also a layer, but you can’t tell and I’m not sure it was worth doing.

The gumdrop roof was stamped onto white so I could color with Copics; it was then covered with Stickles. The icing on the roof is the Wow puff embossing powder.

The door is outlined with Stampin’Up’s puff paint. The candy on the house is covered with the glitter Crystal Effects.

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have a sweet christams
Stamps: Sweet Christmas (Lawn Fawn);
Ink: Black (Memento); markers (Copic); Primrose Petals (SU); Autumn Blaze (Altenew);
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Seaside Spray, Peekaboo Peach (Stampin’Up – SU); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: White Puff embossing powder (Wow); Puff Paint (SU); Rock Candy Stickles (Ranger); Glitter Crystal Effects (SU); Dotted Details die (Mama Elephant); tiny silver ball embellishment (stash)

CC&S #349 – Fill the Season with Happiness

So I had more fun with the the latest CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:

And here is my take:

Fill the Season with Happiness | by karen h @ carefree creations

This time I pulled out a set I got just before it retired last year (and, um, hadn’t inked yet). I knew the colors I wanted for the foliage and that I wanted a gold frame, but I’m not too sure about the yellow for the frame panel, but done is done šŸ™‚

There is still time to play along with 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).

Fill the Season with Happiness
Stamps: Peaceful Noel (Stampin’Up – SU); Fillable Frames 11 (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Autumn Rose (PTI); Cranberry Cocktail (My Favorite Things); Pretty Peacock, Mint Macaroon (SU); Evergreen (Altenew); Burnt Umber (Palette);
Paper: Rustic White (PTI); So Saffron (SU);
Other: Fillable Frames 11 die (PTI); gold embossing powder (Simon Says Stamp);

CASology – Faith

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FAITH!

When you look up the definition of faith:

I tried to keep to the definition, even if my card doesn’t say “faith”.

Here is my take:

Belief in Tomorrow | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’ve been doing lots of white card base lately, so this time I pulled out a color. When I do this, I always try to do the inking in complimentary colors so they don’t muddy up.

The “garden” part of the sentiment had open spaces, so to give it some more weight, I colored in the spaces with a brown colored pencil.

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Plant a Garden
Stamps: Garden Grace (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Spring Moss, Cocoa Bean (PTI); Moss (Altenew); Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Lemon (PTI);
Other: brown colored pencil;

CASology – Appreciate

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – APPRECIATE!

Here is my take:

Appreciation Foliage | by karen h @ carefree creations

A very simple card. I did add a little bow with some floss.

When I was done with this card, another idea spawned – but I don’t have the supplies, so I dearly hope someone makes an office chart type card with the financial definition of appreciate šŸ™‚

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you are appreciated
Stamps: Botanicals 2, Word Salad (Paper Smooches – PS);
Ink: Forest Glades (Altenew); Cocoa (Memento);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Flag Tag dies (PS); floss | thread (DNC stash);

CASology – Fog part 2

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge ā€“ FOG; it is an extended deadline!

I thought Iā€™d post some more inspiration for you:

Fog My Spectacles | by karen h @ carefree creations

While I had out my white ink from last week’s card, I wanted to also do these glasses! I wasn’t sure exactly how I would use the glasses (since the ink is white, I couldn’t just plop these glasses on a white card base), but after a few attempts, I came up with this cluster of hearts – and I love this card!

I adhered a layer of glasses to some window sheet and cut it out (just inside the frame border). Once I got the ink on the window sheet, I added a couple layers behind and one on top – so lots of dimension to these specs!

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You fog my spectacles
Stamps: Incognito (Paper Smooches – PS); Perfect Match hearts (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pale Peony, White (PTI); Black (Palette);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: window sheets (PTI); Glasses die (PS)

CASology – Fog

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – FOG!

Here is my take:

Rocky Mountain Hello | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I first saw the clue, my mind immediately went to the mountains. I love seeing the mountains around my town – I get a calm feeling looking at them. I really wanted to capture their layers – and the fog works into that picture perfectly!

I stamped the lightest mountain image, let it dry, then applied white pigment ink. Once that was dry I did it again and again. I am a little disappointed in the white on the darkest purple – I just could not get it to stay white.

I also had another idea for “fog” and that card will go live next week.

I hope you join us at CASology – and, for more inspiration, check out the other design team members:

Thanks for stopping by!

greetings from colorado
Stamps: Mountain Majesty (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Grapesicle (My Favorite Things); Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, White (PTI);
Paper: Purple Posy (Stampin’Up); Fog (Simon Says Stamp);
Other: Geometric 212 Book BT computer font;

CASology – Feather

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – Feather!

Here is my take:

A little bit of masking makes this an easy one-layer card.

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just a note
Stamps: Just a Note, Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches);
Ink: black (Memento); markers (Copics);
Paper: white;

CASology – Dragonfly

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – DRAGON!

Here is my take:

Birthday Flyby | by karen h @ carefree creations

I have a dragonfly stamp, but it isn’t something I like and I wasn’t feeling it. My kiddo was the one that suggested a dragon fly(ing). Definitely loved that idea – it was perfect!

My selection of Copics is a bit limited and I didn’t have a dark enough orange to really make this image pop, but knowing this I chose to do a complementary color scheme so that in itself would add a touch of pop.

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Here’s a Birthday Flyby
Stamps: Magical Dragons (My Favorite Things – MFT);
Ink: black (Momento); markers (Copic);
Paper: Balmy Blue (Stampin’Up); White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: Stitched Cloud Edges die, Magical Dragons die (MFT);

CASology – LOL

It is time for a new CASology challenge. Check out the latest challenge – LOL!

Here is my take:

LOL | by karen h @ carefree creations

Ya know how much I love this piggy set?!! When I was looking for something to stamp for this cue, I was thinking I’d end up printing off a funny sentiment, but once I saw this set my mind did some juggling of the image and I knew this would be perfect.

I am not afraid to cut up my images – I do it all the time. But for some reason I decided to do selective inking instead (used lots of tape to do it too). Of course, I ended up cutting right around the pig outline so I didn’t really need to go through the trouble, but there’s a peek into my non-planning way of creating šŸ™‚

To help emphasize the piggy laughing, I added a background of “ha” words in different fonts. Here is maybe a better shot of that:

This is definitely one of my favorite cards!

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You are Awesome!
Stamps: This Little Piggy (StampinUp); Label Love (Altenew); Because You (My Favorite Things); Express Yourself alpha (Alley Way);
Ink: markers (Copic); black (Momento); Fog Gray (Simon Says Stamp);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);