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 #342 – Lovely Day

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Lovely Day | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted to do a window/peekaboo card, but I didn’t have anything that fit the space well enough. Instead I tried to keep my images to the sizes in the sketch – the top and bottom wider than the middle.

Using the misti really made this easy to stamp! I positioned the first layer, stamped it, rotated the card base, and stamped the second laurel (repeat for each layer).

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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 lovely day
Stamps: Layered Laurel (Altenew);
Ink: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Mint Macaron (Stampin’Up); Evergreen (Altenew);
Paper: White (PTI);

CASology – Feather

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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;

CC&S #341 – Thank You

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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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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

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

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

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

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;