Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pinwheel Polaroid (Another self-CASE)

I'm really starting to enjoy challenging myself by imagining two different spins on a card while I'm designing, and doing to the cutting, etc. for both at once... saves time, rather than going back to the idea later and getting all the same tools out again and measuring again, and it feels like a "BOGO" when I have two totally different (although, very similar) cards after one sitdown :)

For this one, I used the classic white Polaroid frame with the black, undeveloped background, and added just the color elements for a big POP! I swapped out the flowers for a pinwheel, the scallops for the clouds and gave it a bright sentiment to add a last splash of bold.

Challenges I used:

Craft Project Central - (see sketch below)
Seize the Birthday
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
The Card Concept - Create a Birthday Card (with the Clean and Layered style)

Polaroid Perfection

I have to admit, when I bought the On Film Framelits (bundled with the Peachy Keen stamp set), I figured I would probably only use the polariod and the film strip dies for scrapbooking (when I finally start catching up that is ;) ). I was wrong... I am realizing now that they will get a lot of use in my cardmaking as well :)

Also, while I have lots of 3D project aspirations for the new Fringe Scissors, but they also make simple things like grass on cards so much quicker!

Challenges I used:

Pile It On - Floral Fantasy
Craft Project Central - (see sketch below)
Color Throwdown - (see palette below)
Southern Girls - Floral Frenzy
Pause Dream Enjoy - Twine it Up!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CASEing Myself!

I was so happy with the card I just finished, mainly because I managed to keep it almost identical to what I planned in my head, so it didn't take me an hour or two of redesigning or stressing ;) So I made another, slightly altered version of it! I swapped the colors out for Island Indigo and Gumball Green (actually, on the ribbon, it's Wild Wasabi, which came out darker, so I used GG for the Little Leaves), and the gold for silver (that's better!!!). I also used a bolder stamp from the Petite Petals, and heat embossed that in silver as well.

Challenges I used:

Pals Paper Arts - (see sketch below)
Sweet Stamps - Spring Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Yearning for Spring
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Faux Dip Dye

I'm trying to remember to use at least one new technique each club night, and this is the one I chose for this card. This is the marker and aqua pen version of Faux Dip Dying, which works perfectly with the 7/8" cotton ribbon. I used the Hardwood background stamp again, to be the fence behind my flowers and "grass", and used Summer Starfruit for the Petite Petals flowers to go with the "gold" palette (seeing as I'm not a gold tone fan, so I have next to none of it in my stash). The Little Leaves and the dip dye is Pistachio Pudding, and the base, background and Lovely Labels sentiment are all Crumb Cake.

Challenges I used:

Pile it On - Sweet/Soft
Pals Paper Arts - (see sketch below)
Just Add Ink - (see palette below)
The Card Concept - Floral Theme, Clean and Layered Style
Crafting By Designs - Colors of Spring