Saturday, April 14, 2018

Guest Designing at Addicted to CAS #134 - Birthday card

Hi There! I'm thrilled and honored to be guest designing at Addicted to CAS this week. I'm so happy to be chosen as the winner of Bird Challenge and was offered to do a guest spot. Thank you so much Barb, for this great opportunity! This week's code word is BUBBLES!

I love to make birthday cards and this peeking bunny birthday card is really a quick one to make! First, I stamped and colored the bunny from Gerda Steiner - Hoppiness set with distress ink. I cut out the image with the coordinating die. There are more peeking bunnies stamps in this set but this little nerdy one caught my attention. 

Then, I stamped the wood fence image on the bottom of a white base card and did a simple Copic coloring. Next, I used Penny Black Bubble dies to cut out two speech bubbles. I picked my favorite color combo for the bubbles. The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Fillable Frame Set #6. I stamped them on the speech bubbles and heat embossed with white embossing powder. Once done, I adhered everything together on the base card. That's all! :)

I hope you enjoyed this card! Hop over to Addicted to CAS for great inspiration by the DT and do play along with this fun challenge! Happy crafting!


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Hugs! :)
Valliam 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Guest Designing at CASology #295 - Believe

Hi There! I’m so excited and happy to be guest designing at CASology this week. I had won the Abstract Challenge and was kindly invited to guest design. It feels so great to be a part of the challenge that I look forward every week. Thank you so much for having me over! :) The cue word for this week challenge is BELIEVE

I love to create sentiments using alphabet dies and today, I am sharing a cute CAS card with just the sentiment 'believe' using MFT Die-namics Little Letters dies.

Using a sentiment as the focal point makes a great CAS design!

I usually layer the letters to have a little dimension on the card. So, to create the first layer, I adhered a red chevron washi tape on a white card and die cut the letters. Then, to add a shadow effect, I die cut the letters from a black card and adhered to the patterned letters.

Next, I stamped and colored the bear from MFT Bitty Bears set using distress ink. I replaced the letter 'I' with this cute little bear. Then, I mounted the letters and image on a white panel card which I made earlier using MFT Wonky Stitched Frame die. Finally, I adhered the finished panel on a black base card. That's all! :)

I hope this card inspired you! Do stop over at CASology this week for some awesome inspiration from the DT and join the challenge! Can’t wait to see how this cue inspires you!

I’m also playing along in the following challenges...
HLS April CAS Challenge - Chevron
AAA Cards - CAS Game #112 - A Favorite Technique

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Hugs! :)
Valliam 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Be Happy

Hi There! Today, I'm sharing a quick card which I made for the current MFT Color Challenge #90. I love the combination of the soft colors and here is how I used those colors on my card.

First, I inked up a white card stock with the Abandon Coral distress ink. Then, I used the happy sentiment die from MFT Cause For Celebration to die cut the word. Then, I layered it on top of another piece of happy word with Hickory Smoke distress ink. That gives a little dimension and gray shadow to the word. Next, I moved on to stamping the little birds from MFT Happy Hippos stamp set. I directly stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

Then, I pulled out the Be Happy sentiment from the same stamp set and stamped it on top the word Happy. For the background, I simply inked it with Salty Ocean distress ink. I finished off the card by adding some sequins and some details on the word and birds using white gel pen. That's all! Hope you like this simple CAS card.


Thanks for stopping by! 
Hugs! :)
Valliam