Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Guest Designing Over at CASology!

Silly me :) I was so excited about winning the owl challenge over at the CASology challenge blog, that I forgot two major bonuses: 1- I won the Pop-Art Pineapple stamp set from Concord & 9th (yay!) and 2- I get to be the guest designer for this week's challenge (woot woot!).

This week's cue card: TREE.  My card for this week:

Design defined: Monochromatic layers of a single stamp keeps it CAS.

After rolling the code word around in my head for a couple of days, I'm convinced it was divine intervention that three ink pads in the same color family were already sitting on my drafting table when I went to do a quick idea purge of my thoughts. The idea really took shape on paper.

I achieved the shape of one tree by using lots of them together in Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles Distress Inks. The quad of trees stamp is from Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Framelit dies and stamps set "Holiday Joy" (discontinued sorry).

The sentiment is embossed with Ranger superfine gold embossing powder. The star is a wooden veneer from Studio Calico that I colored to match using a Mowed Lawn Distress Marker. A swipe of clear Wink of Stella and there you have it :)

Warning: Other cards were harmed in the making of this card (LOL).
  1. Dropped the inked stamp onto the paper...into the recycling bin you go.
  2. Stuck my pinkie finger in wet ink and got it on the white of the card...flip you over and use you later.
  3. Matte medium holding the star in place turned green and squished out around star...sand and recolor. Start new card.
  4. Tried using regular Specialty Stamping Paper from Ranger (instead of Distress Specialty Stamping Paper...had no idea there were different ones)...ink just pooled on the paper. Trusty regular white cardstock here I come.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and please feel free to comment or ask questions below. I totally hope you pop in over at CASology and give your creative genius a whirl with the weekly code words :)



  1. This is such a great design, Deidre! I love how your main image is framed by the sentiment and the diagonal orientation is perfect!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who has crafting mishaps! ;)
    So happy to have you joining us as guest designer this week! Well deserved!!! :)

    1. It was certainly my pleasure :) My happy accidents always make me laugh at my own clumsiness.

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Deidre. :) I love it!

  3. You used the green! Love you, Mommie

  4. I love the beautiful and creative way you constructed your tree. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer.

  5. Wonderful having you guest with us this week at CASology, Diedre! This card is fantastic! I love the diagonal sentiment, and the overlapping trees give such dimension! Just fantastic!

  6. love how you created your card...well done and very creative...

  7. Lovely card Deidre! I love how you used the sentiment to frame your tree!

  8. Deidre, this card -- and story behind it -- are both awesome! I love the three shades of green, really adds depth to your cool card! So great to have you guest designing with us this week!

  9. Just gorgeous! Love how you framed the tree with the sentiment on either side!