Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CRYSTAL Clear at CASology

Crystals, gems, blingy things...this 2-week CASology cue card is sure to shine!

Do you ever sit down to make a card with a clear picture in your head of how you want it to look and get to the finished product and go, "WHOA! How did I get here?? But I love it!"
So that happens to me all the time...and this card was one of those :)

I found some Shimmer Sheets (Elizabeth Craft Designs) and picked a purplish-pink one. I stamped the heart (from Neat and Tangled's "Heart of Gold" stamp set) in black Archival Ink and fussy cut it out.  TIP: I used archival because it works great on non-porous surfaces. 
The sentiment is from Ellen Hutson's "Spread the Sparkle" stamp set. I did an ombre effect going from black and dark purple to light purple.

If you head to my IG page, you can see a quick video of the shimmer effect!

The DT has some great interpretations of the cue card that might help get your creative juices flowing to play along with us and maybe win a prize from STAMPlorations!

Deepti Stephens
Jacquie Southas
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Karen Haman
Melissa Chipperfield
Milka Gubo
Nancy Elrick
Sandie Munroe
Sue Symens

Guest Designer: Jan C. 
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

I'm also joining at CAS(E) this Sketch! 355

Thanks so much for stopping by!
xoxo Deidre

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Put It on REPEAT at CASology

Welcome to 2020! Even the year is playing along with our cue card this week :)

One of my absolute favorite color combinations is red, black, and white. This was a little bit of an experiment because I knew I wanted the lips to be see through. I also wanted to use my new Punchinella die (I also picked up the matching stamp, so stay tuned). I stamped and heat embossed on a small sheet of thick clear plastic made for crafts. Learning lessons for heat embossing on plastic: 1- slow and steady wins the race LOL and 2- it's moldable for a few seconds after each heating, so that's how I unwrinkled the plastic as it curled and warped. I'm super happy with the outcome!

The die is Punchinella from Neat and Tangled; the lips are from Smooches by Lil' Inker Designs ; and the sentiment and heart are from Hello, Beautiful by Simon Says Stamp.

Shoot over to my IG page to see close ups and the little hint of sparkle I snuck in there :) And definitely check out the other DT members---we have 2 new talented ladies to welcome, Deepti and Sandie!

Guest Designer: Claire

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo Deidre