Monday, June 25, 2012

Turquoise Flowers and a Dump Truck

Today I'm posting two cards.  The first is for today's CAS Challenge at SCS (CAS176 - sketch by Miss Minx).  Just love this sketch and will be using it again.  I used my Easy Events stamp set from SU! ... I have gotten so much use out of this set, even though this is the first time using this particular stamp.  I love the turquoise and bright green color combination.  Hope you like this quick and easy CAS card.

"Turquoise Flowers"

Stamp:  Easy Events (SU!)
Paper:  White, Tempting Turqoise, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Stazon Black, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  ticket corner punch, mat, stylus, glue dots, clear stickles, adhesives, and dimensionals

I stamped the image in Stazon Ink onto Whisper White cardstock (twice ... using the extra to create the flower layers).  I colored in the flowers and leaves with Stampin' Write markers.  I punched the corners of the main image and the Tempting Turquoise frame and mounted them together.  I added a second layer of flower heads on top which I colored, cut out, shaped with my mat and stylus and popped on top of my main image, using rolled glue dots to add the layers (paper tole technique).  I added clear stickles to the flower centers to add some bling.

I mounted everything as shown above, adding the same size horizontal strip to the inside of the card.

Easy, quick and fun card to make!


The second card is for my great-nephew who is turning 2 tomorrow.  Happy Birthday Drew!!

"Drew is 2"

Stamps:  I Dig You! (SU!)
Paper:  White, Crumb Cake (SU!)
Ink:  More Mustard, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Cloud dies (Memory Box), sponges, toothbrush, water, adhesives, glue, and dimensionals

I stamped the truck onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out.  I tore strips of Crumb Cake and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.  I layered the strips, and mounted the truck on top, popping it up with dimensionals.  I slipped a scrap piece of paper under the top of the truck to protect the white space, leaving the truck and "dirt piles" exposed.  I added a drop of Soft Suede re-inker to a toothbrush, a small squirt of water and then worked it into the bristles of the brush using paper towel.  Once most of the moisture was absorbed, I pulled my thumb across the bristles, splattering the exposed parts of the card.

I die-cut three layers of each of the two sizes of clouds and then glued the layers together to form thick die-cuts.  I sponged the edges with Baja Breeze ink and mounted them to the front of the card.


Pam Sparks said...

love them both Loll! The little bit of turquoise with the green is so striking with the white... gorgeous! Super cute dirt day! Our g-son Jace just turned two yesterday... such a fun age! He'll love his truck card!

denmo said...

Fab cards, love the simplicity of the floral card, and adore the dumper truck...

Esther Asbury said...

Both cards are very lovely.
I love your clean and simple approach to the first and what's not to love about the second with that cute truck and dirt piles!

Online Art Rubber said...

Wow these card are very nice and i really enjoy this card. Thanks for sharing important post with us.

Anonymous said...

How did you do the wheels, I am trying to figure it out...LOVE THIS CARD! Thanks for sharing!

Loll said...

The wheels are part of the stamp. I inked them in black, stamped onto white cardstock and then cut them out ... just in a circle, ignoring the small scalloped edge design of the wheels. Then I lightly sponged the crumb cake ink around the edges to color them the same as the dirt and mounted them to the card, popping them up with dimensionals. Hope that makes sense.

Susie said...

ACK, I love this one Loll! So, so cute.

Leanne ... said...

I love this cute little card. I have a die cut and not sure if it's the same as yours? However, I will have to try and case this for my little grandsons birthday next time. Hope it's ok to case you on this?

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