Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Go Fly a KITE at CASology

Making cards is my happy place! No matter how crazy, weird, or unpredictable the world is - you can always color :) Our 2-week CASology challenge is up and the cue card is:

I saw the kite in this super cute stamp set from MFT, called Adorable Elephants, and I had to whip out my Copic markers and take the plunge! I also have a friend who is going through it with all of this COVID-19 life stuff and I had to give her an uplifting message. 

I cut out a tag from Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock - I use this for 99% of my Copic coloring and love it! I used a cloud border die and a spare piece of plastic sheeting to make the stencil for the clouds. I used Broken China and Stormy Sky Distress Ink sponged on in layers

Since the stamp set comes with lots of ellies and lots of add-ons, I stamped the ellie first, then the kite, then the butterfly. I stamped a 2nd kite on a scrap corner of the same type of paper so that I could color it, cut it out, and pop it up for dimension. The sentiment is from MFT as well, but I used a Simon Says Stamp die for the "you" and coated it in glossy accents. For a CAS card, these seems kinda complicated lol. 

Copic Markers
Grays: T3, T5, T6
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Oranges/Reds: YR4, YR16, R35
Blues: B60, B63, B66
Purples: BV02, V17
Greens: G02, G07

Be sure to check out the other DT Members...this ellie set was popular!

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

Guest Designer: Claire

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe, at home, and healthy!

xoxo Deidre


  1. Your colouring is so good Deidre-just love the shading grey and sweet touches of pink-super design idea to add this as a tag and love the cloud. What a fab sentiment for Time Out and so, so pleased you joined us-come again lots!

  2. Loved this Deidre! Such beautifully colored images all contained on the tag. Nice work!

  3. Love the mini scene on your tag and wow your coloring... mind blowing! You are so talented. Thank you for joining our Purple for Epilepsy Awareness/Friendship challenge at Time Out!

  4. This is such a cool idea to have a scene on the tag itself and then adhered to the card!! Might have to try it myself.....Your colouring skills are amazing, especially your highlighting with the gel pen and the kite colours so pretty. I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT and please stay safe!!

  5. Oh, just love your sweet card, that kite is fabulous and fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

  6. Deidre, this is awesome! I love the clouds on the tag die and your colouring is gorgeous!