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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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 – Summer

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Here is my take:

Sweet Strawberries | by karen h @ carefree creations

Oh how I love strawberries in the summer!

So while I was stamping this, using a positioner tool, my card moved just a smidge, so my strawberry tops were not stamped in the correct place. Thankfully, once I positioned it correctly, it just looked like a bit of shadow.

I did use different greens for the leaves than the strawberry tops.

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Sweet Birthday Wishes
Stamps: Strawberry Patch, Strawberry Patch Sentiments (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Garden Green, Crushed Curry (Stampin’Up); Field Day (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (PTI);

Mother’s Day Heart

Happy Mother's Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

A little bit of masking, and a whole lot of stamping. I picked 5 colors for the images – it made it easier to make it seem random…less likely to have the same color next to itself. I added a few dots of grey in white spaces that were too big.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Mother’s Day
Stamps: Mini Blooms, Happy Day, Birthday Cheer (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Narwhal (Lawn Fawn); Powder Pink (Stampin’Up); Sunkissed, Frayed Leaf (Altenew); Surf Blue, Fog (Simon Says Stamp); Grapesicle (My Favorite Things);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Nesting Hearts die (Hero Arts);

CASology – Turquoise

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Here is my take:

I decided to make my card with just the one color. As a compliment, I added silver embossing.

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Wishing You
Stamps: Tickle My Fancy (Clearly Besotted);
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (Stampin’Up – SU); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: silver embossing (Filigree);

CASology – Plastic

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Here is my take:

Sympathy | by karen h @ carefree creations

When I saw this week’s cue I immediately thought of this technique. It’s a pretty easy technique – just take a piece of plastic wrap, scrunch it up, ink it up, and use it to “stamp” on paper.

My original plan was to stamp the botanicals with black as a silhouette, but when it came time to stamp them, it felt that would be too bleak. I used colors from the technique instead.

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With Sympathy
Stamps: Botanicals 2 (Paper Smooches); Keep it Simple: Sympathy (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Limeade Ice (PTI); Lucky Limeade, Lost Lagoon (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: plastic wrap;

CC&S #314 – Thank You

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And here is my take:

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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And here is my take:

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 #308 – Muah

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And here is my take:

Muah | by karen h @ carefree creations

This lip set is so fun, but I don’t use it often. I saw the set when I was deciding what to stamp for last week’s color challenge. I do wish there was couple more sizes in the set (something smaller than the largest and smaller than the smallest).

I kinda wish I had done a darker color for the sentiment (to stand out against the dark pink lips), but I didn’t want to do black. Pretty sure it is still readable enough.

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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).

Muah
Stamps: Smooches (Lil Inkers);
Ink: Lovely Lipstick (Stampin’Up-SU); Espresso Truffle (Memento);
Paper: Cotton (Simon Says Stamp);

CASology – Smile

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

Here is my take:

You Make Me Smile | by karen h @ carefree creations

This cat face image is a REALLY old stamp, but I can’t get rid of it because it really does make me smile!

A very simple card – one layer, go me – with just a teeny tiny touch of color. Can’t get much simpler than that!

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You Make Me Smile
Stamps: Happy Cat Face (Stampendous); Lunch Box Love (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Black (Memento); marker (Copic);
Paper: White (PTI);