Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Another try

Here is another try at doing the Oxidised Metal technique for CAS Mix Up Challenge. I didn't get quite as messy with this one as with previous efforts. I used both an embossing folder to give texture to the piece and a die  over the top. The sentiment was stamped and embossed onto a piece of mirri card too.

I haven't made my mind up whether or not I like this one! It looks better at certain angles but I can't quite capture a good one on camera!
The DT gals over at CAS MixUp have come up with some amazing examples, I take my hat off to them! Gorgeous, inspiring work!
Thanks to you all!

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Thank you!


I think it's rather nice if the sign of appreciation, in some way, matches the deed for which the recipient is being thanked.
The choir with which I have been singing for some 36 years, puts on concerts 3 or 4 times a year. At most of these concerts we have wine and soft drinks served in the interval... (often makes for a jolly second half) and the person who has been serving these drinks for many years, has decided that he needs a break. We are so grateful for all his hard work and this is the card I made to accompany our thanks!
I chose a burgundy backdrop and inlaid the die with plain white card and some of the deep red. We sang a concert of Mozart and Haydn last night, which was really enjoyable... I must say the wine in the interval was really welcome and its server much appreciated.

CASology - Appreciate

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Christmas Joy

The theme at Perfectly CAS this month is Christmas... how appropriate!

My card this time does not consist of a geometric third, but the design does take up about one third of the surface areas of the front of the card.
I simply die cut three snowflakes, two white and one in gold, heat embossed a simple sentiment from Hero Arts and stuck them onto the card front. The sentiment panel is popped up onto dimensional pads. This could be a good design for mass production methinks!
I hope that you are well on the way to getting your Christmas cards ready, but if not here is the perfect opportunity to add to your stockpile!
DO join us!

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Home sweet home


Having had a few problems with getting my head around the updated Silhouette software for my Portrait cutting machine, I thought I would try again. When I loaded up the program, I was aghast to see that another update was necessary! Fortunately I think it must have been just a tweak rather than a completely new set up, so I was able to go ahead and make this 'home' word  for this card. I cut it about 4 four times and stacked them to give some dimension then coloured with Copic pens. The dry embossing is from Cuttlebug and the house I think was a little cheapie die from Hobbycraft. I wrote the 'sweet home' using the computer with the same font as the cut word, in a size to fit under the 'm'.
Time out - Home Sweet Home


Here is another try at a Stencil Monoprint. I used a stencil from Tando Creative. I inked it with various shades of green Distress Ink and spritzed liberally with water before pressing onto some cardstock. I covered it with a piece of paper to press down all over the  stencil and in fact as the stencil was really wet, I got a good impression on the paper too. I'll use that for something else.
I die cut the W&W hello from the image and also three more times from white card which I added underneath in order to give the dimension necessary to be able to actually read the word! I mounted the palin card onto a base of textured card to give a little contrast. IRL the colour of the two types of cardstock is much closer in shade than it appears on the picture.
CAS Stencil - Stencil Monoprint