Thursday, April 30, 2015

Week: 144 CAS-ology 'Flight'

For CAS-ology, a second post today because I dreamt about this card....crafter obsession, right? Just woke up with the image and had to put it together.   It's a darling Bug-a-Boo digital image and sentiment.  I colored, fussy cut, used a Fiskars cloud punch, sponged with Jim Holtz Distress ink, and popped with mounting tape.  I used my glitter Gelly Roll pen on the wings and halo.  It makes me smile.

Flip + Fold

Saw a really fun card on a blog with a link to directions here.  Beth Beard gives all the measurements and scoring guide you need.  So this is my first try.  It's a fairly standard fold with a great and very easy twist.  I sketched out directions in my craft journal.  Now after making the card, I just watched the video again so I could link to my post.  Her paper selection is SO much nicer.  I will make more of these and try for more subtle tone-on-tone paper I think.  I like the way it stands up for display.

Closed card measures 4"x51/2"

Looking at this picture I just got the idea that there could be a sideways pop-up....


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Back in the Craft Room with Simon Says Stamp

It has been a very busy month of yard projects and rehearsals/performances of a play.  After almost three decades out of theatre, I accepted the offer of a tiny part in a local theatre production.  It has been lots of fun, but takes up all my time!  I've missed being able to indulge in my other passion for paper and ink.  I had fun distressing brick walls for the set though. Some skills are transferable!

I have some wonderful new products from Simon Says that I have been playing with a bit.  More of their lovely things are in the mail :-)  They have designers that blow your socks off. Many of them make instructional videos as well that are superb. I started watching   and now am devoted to several others.  She usually posts two videos a week, and I have learned so much watching them.

My card uses Big Birthday Wishes and Bundle of Stitched Shapes - both from Simon Says STAMP!
Paper is from My Mind's Eye, 'Here is Happy' collection. Card stock, inks, and embellishments from Close to My Heart.

Inside I used  sentiments from that same stamp set.  It has some wonderful birthday sentiments!