Monday, September 10, 2012

Piles of Fun ... and Joy

I have two cards to share today.

The first one is for two challenges:  Clear Dollar Stamps (CIC59) - Leaves ... and Addicted to Stamps (Sketch Challenge #2).  Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on the sketch using the latest digi release from Clear Dollar Stamps - Piles of Fun by Lisa Lara (Lisa's Doodley Doos).  I love all of Lisa's digi stamps ... they are so fun to work with!  Even though there is a lot going on with the sketch above, I tried to simplify it to keep it CAS (clean and simple).  I used twine instead of another layer of designer paper, and having the white-on-white panels also maintains a clean feel to the card.  Hope you like.

"Piles of Fun"

Stamps:  Piles of Fun (Lisa's Doodley Doos - Clear Dollar Stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Leaves DP (Piles of Fun Digi Stamps)
Ink:  Daffodil Delight (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Lilac and Pale Yellow Twine (The Twinery), sponge, adhesives, and dimensionals

The strip of leaves designer paper is part of the digital stamp set that I printed onto Whisper White cardstock - love it!


The second card for today is for the SCS CAS Challenge (CAS187 - color blocking).  This is such a wonderful technique and there are lots of ways to interpret the color blocks (inked blocks, reverse masking, cardstock blocks).  I chose the latter and made blocks from two colors of green cardstock using my Postage Stamp Nestie (I do love this nestie!).  I also used my Bubble Alphabet die from C.C. Designs for the JOY.  Hope you like.

Edit:  I've also entered this card in the Jingle Belles Challenge - Going Postal.


Stamps:  Merry & Bright (Amy R Stamps)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Postage Stamp Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Bubble Alphabet die (C.C. Designs), Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals

I glued three layers for each letter for the JOY, two white with a Cherry Cobbler layer on top.  I stamped the "to the world" in Real Red because I find when I ink a small stamp like this using the Stampin' Write Markers, the Real Red appears darker than normal and matches the Cherry Cobbler cardstock perfectly.


Pam Sparks said...

I LOVE them both Loll!!!! If I love them in the pictures then I know I'd rrrrreally LOVE them IRL! So cute! And you know, I love postal... my personal stamp says "Pam going postal"! hehe

Kylie said...

Just beautiful. I love your image and your colouring is divine. Awesome take on the sketch, Loll. Love it! Thanks so much for playing along at ATS xx

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love these cards Loll. I love that strip of digi paper and the yellow sponging and what a great Christmas card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll, this is a real beauty and love how you managed to keep the card CAS , fatntastic take on the sketch and your colouring is fabulous ! Am off for a peep around your blog. Thanks for joining us at ATS and good luck.


Jacqueline said...

love your card for this week's sketch challenge at ATS - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

Darnell said...

Piles of fun is right! That is adorable! Your coloring is so spot on. You make those leaves look like candy in the arms of that happy, happy girl!!

Diane McVey said...

I love love love the leaves card! GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing.

SmilynStef said...

Very clever use of the postal designs as a background for your Joyous sentiment ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

shirley-bee said...

Love the alternative colouring on the autumn card!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at ATS this week.

Karen x

lauren bergold said...

what an ♥amazing♥ and beautiful C&S christmas card! i looooooooove the two colors of green postage-edged color blocks on that pristine white base... and you've got EXACTLY the right fonts to make your sentiment really "pop"! thanks for "going postal" with us this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Really, really gorgeous cards - both of them, but I especially love the one with the leaves!

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Loll, for your Honorable Mention for your darling leaf card!!

Kathy D. said...

I like how you used twin instead of paper for that layer. You do rock CAS cards. I checked out your gallery and lots to love!!
Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.