CASology – A Beer for [Father]

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – Father!

I thought I’d post some more inspiration for you:

A Beer for Dad | by karen h @ carefree creations

If you haven’t submitted a card yet, you still have time! Check back next week when I’ll have one more card inspired by the FATHER challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jolly Good Fellow
Stamps: Craft Brew (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Delightful Dijon (Stampin’Up – SU); Black (PTI);
Paper: White (PTI); Island Blue (Simon Says Stamp); Poppy Parade (SU);
Other: Craft Brew dies (PTI);

CASology – Father

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

Here is my take:

Anniversary | by karen h @ carefree creations

My kiddos are older, so I don’t make father’s day cards for them to give any more. My anniversary was this past weekend, so I made a card for that instead – ya know, for the FATHER of my children 🙂

There are 3 shades of brown on this – the background trees are tone-on-tone Kraft, the “happy” is a mid-brown, the “anniversary” is a dark brown, but stamped only once, and the deer is stamped multiple times with the same dark brown. Using a monochromatic color scheme means I can layer the images without adding bulk so this card stayed a one-layer card!

This challenge is open for the MONTH of June! I’ll keep making cards each week, but they’ll be masculine themed, not father.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

happy anniversary
Stamps: Masculine Motifs, Keep it Simple Birthday 2, Keep it Simple Anniversary (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate (PTI);
Paper: Kraft (PTI);

CC&S #364 – So Very Kind

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

You Are So Kind | by karen h @ carefree creations

I love these images – great energy to all the overlapping lines. And all the lines give the image extra real-estate so that the color comes through better than just a plain outline.

It’s a little hard to tell, but the “burst” inside the flower is the paler peach color.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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).

so very kind
Stamps: Kindness in Bloom (Uniko);
Ink: Espresso Truffle (Memento); Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Wild Wasabi (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);

CC&S #363 – Grateful for You

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

So Grateful for You | by karen h @ carefree creations

I really wanted to use this cool mushroom image. Even though the sketch shows a layer, I made sure to tuck my image way down at the bottom like the sketch shows. And I added some inking at the bottom to “nod” to that layer in the sketch.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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).

grateful for you
Stamps: Forest Floor Autumn, A Few Pointers (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Watermelon Wonder (Stampin’Up); Dark Chocolate (PTI); Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Mocha (Altenew); Distress Vintage Photo (Ranger);
Paper: White (PTI);

CASology – Repeat

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

Here is my take:

My People | by karen h @ carefree creations

This card is a CASE of a lovely watercolor I found on Pinterest. Unfortunately the link no longer works and I haven’t been able to find the artist to give credit.

To start, I printed the sentiment on my card base. Using a swoop template that I hand-cut, I stamped my top line of bubbles. Then I just kept stamping adding colors and fish. Between the size of my “canvas” and the images I used, I couldn’t get the cool attrition and flowy shape shown in the inspiration piece.

Check back next week when I’ll have more inspiration from this challenge!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

you’re my people
Stamps: Pond Life (Papertrey Ink – PTI); Lots of Dots (Simon Says Stamp);
Ink: Soft Pool, Dusty Blue, Deep Ocean (Hero Arts); Ocean Tides (PTI); Blueberry Bushel (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: computer font (CK Letter Home);

CASology – Gingerbread, part 2

There is still time to play along with the CASology challenge – GINGERBREAD!

I thought I’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.

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

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);

Blessing in My Life

We had our Thanksgiving on Wednesday – so yesterday was all mine to stamp. I managed to make 5 cards (which was about an average of 2 hours each, sigh…I am NOT a fast designer). I’ll be posting all those cards cards today (in individual posts).

First up – the Addicted to CAS challenge for Blessing.

Here is my card:

Blessing in My Life | by karen h @ carefree creations

My first step was finding something with “blessed” or “blessing”. I hadn’t used this set yet, so that settled that.

The colors are ones I had recently stamped with (on a card I’ll post tomorrow) and really liked the purple & green/blue together.

Very quick card!

Thanks for taking a peek!

thanks
Stamps: Gathered Garden (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate (PTI); Pretty Peacock (Stampin’Up);
Paper: Rustic Cream (PTI);
Other: jute (PTI);

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.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

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;

CC&S #343 – Anchors Away

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

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.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

And here is my take:

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).

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

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);