Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I've got two so far...

... and one that I technically made Thursday which makes three for this post. :) I absolutely fell in love with CAS(E) This Sketch #48! It has so much potential. I can see myself using this layout again and again. Which is why I made three!

This winter one is the one from Thursday. My 'mother in law' bought me the whole line of Paper Studio 'Winter Wonderland' last year and I've got soooo much of it, I will probably use this as my holiday card. It would have different papers in the back, but it should work. The stamp is embossed with Ranger Embossing Pearl Silver, which is partially see through: you can use a dark color ink and the silver powder will lighten the ink and add the pearlescence.

And here are the two I made today. I'm disappointed in the bird one. It was a cheap stamp set from the dollar bin that I had never used before. I've since learned that cheap photo polymer does not take ink well. Also, I stupidly used the jelly kind of dimensional dots, as opposed to the foam ones. That said, I love the card, it just looks kind of funny. I think I will make it again with another stamp set.

I've been meaning to use this monkey stamp!!! I love it so much. Rather than repeat the icon in the sketch, I chose to repeat the sentiment, and put the graphic in the sentiment's place. I love it!

Supplies: Tsukineko inks, Clearsnap inks; Avery Elle 'Funky Monkey' stamp; Inkadinkadoo 'Fun Flake' stamp; W R Memory Keepers 'Tweet Tweet' stamp; Spectrum Noir markers; 3D adhesive; glue stick; My Mind's Eye dots; Recollections 'Honeycomb'; My Mind's Eye 'Magnolia' orange distress; white cardstock.


  1. Oh, what great cards! I think the first one is my favourite-- it's so pretty and elegant!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) this Sketch!

  2. Both cards are beautiful, but I love the christmas one. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.