CC&S #347 – Hugs

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And here is my take:

Forget Me Not Hugs | by karen h @ carefree creations

This is actually my second card. The sketch flustered me that my first card was not CAS (I’ll post it in a few days). But after a few days of thinking on it, I came up with this one.

Now, I could have done this very easily by using pattern paper in the back, but nope, this is stamped/colored.

To get started, I first used a ruler on the back of the front panel to draw the shape I wanted. Then I cut the panel. The result is that the front panel is in 2 pieces – top & bottom. I added some detail with a cross-stitch impression along the opening.

The card base is where I did my stamping. I laid my front panel on the card base and made little marks so I knew where I needed to stamp. After my stamping was done, I went back in with a light-blue Copic marker so there was no white left.

The sentiment die is 3 layers and the front panel is popped up on foam tape.

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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: Forget Me Nots (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Amethyst Allure, New Leaf, Blueberry Sky (PTI); Gorgeous Grape (Stampin’Up); marker (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Big Hugs die (PTI); Stitched Borders die (Lawn Fawn);

CC&S #344 – Every Day is a Gift

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And here is my take:

I know it may not seem like it based on my posts here, but I love flowers. I have a TON of flower stamp sets. I think because I know I am biased and see a flower in every challenge, I try to not stamp flowers…but then I hardly ever stamp them. I just had to for this one.

I am loving this autumnal color scheme too.

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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 day
Stamps: Grans Garden, Out on a Limb Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up – SU); Cocoa (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); Lucky Limeade (SU);
Other: Grans Garden die (PTI); Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die (My Favorite Things);

CC&S #343 – Anchors Away

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And here is my take:

Anchors Away | by karen h @ carefree creations

Every time I see these colors, I think nautical!

Very simple, one-layer card. We’ll just ignore that, despite trying to use a t-rule, the sentiment is crooked.

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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).

anchors away
Stamps: Ahoy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Pool Party (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #341 – Thank You

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And here is my take:

Thank You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I am in love with these colors. Pretty sure I could easily have made this a Christmas card by just changing 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: Harvest Berries, Keep it Simple Thanks (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

CC&S #339 – Thanks

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And here is my take:

Patterns of Thanks | by karen h @ carefree creations

I wasn’t sure about this card at first, but after awhile, I decided I like it. Your eye goes down the lines to the sentiment. Once you hit the sentiment, the lines sort of block up and your eye stays on 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).

thanks
Stamps: Southwest Style (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);

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);

CASology – Grill

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

Here is my take:

Grilled Birthday | by karen h @ carefree creations

Nothing says summer like grilling (at least in the northern hemisphere)!

To add a little picnic vibe, I added some gingham paper. And to add a bit of interest I cut that paper in something other than straight.

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

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Happy Birthday
Stamps: King of the Grill (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Pumpkin Pie (Hero Arts); Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, Pure Poppy (PTI); Crushed Curry, Soft Suede (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White, Pure Poppy pattern (PTI);
Other: Ad Sense die (PTI);

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 #328 – Christmas Cheer

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. And this month – I’m hosting! Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

Christmas Cheer | by karen h @ carefree creations

As usual, I pick my challenges a month or so before I make the cards – and so I never remember what I had in mind 🙂 Not sure what made me pick poinsettias for this color combo, but I love it!

The line details on the flowers & leaves, as well as the flower centers, are stamped with Sahara Sand; the sentiment is Wet Cement.

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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).

Christmas Cheer
Stamps: Painted Poinsettias (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Sea Foam, Sahara Sand (Stampin’Up); Wet Cement (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Painted Poinsettias die, Skinny Mini Tags die (PTI); Seaweed twine (The Twinery);

CC&S #327 – Fly High

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And here is my take:

Reach for the Sky | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wasn’t sure what to do with this sketch – but mostly because I don’t have any frame/layer die that is shaped like that. Once I got my brain passed that, the rest was easy!

I’m really happy with how this turned 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).

Reach for the Sky
Stamps: Up Up Away (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Amethyst Allure, Kraft (PTI); Butter Bar (Hero Arts);
Paper: White (PTI); Bashful Blue (Stampin’Up);
Other: Up Up Away die, Mix & Mat Pretty Brackets die (PTI); white embossing powder (Hero Arts);