Cas-ual Friday CAS Challenge CFC#4

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, here in the Northeast, this is the kickoff weekend to Summer.  We start filling our calendars with Graduations, Weddings, Summer Programs for our Kids, Weekend Parties, Camping Trips, …. you get the gist.  This weeks Cas-ual Friday CAS Challenge is to create a graduation card. 

To create this card I used the rockstar set from a•muse|studio.

Images are stamped on a•muse|studio navy and sugar paper with navy and papaya ink. 

A little crystal clear glaze to pop the star, And you’ve got a CAS Grad Card.  Thanks for looking!Cas-ual Friday challenge

CAS (Clean and Simple)with a•muse|studio

Inspired by Julie Ebersole

You can make this card in less than 5 minutes

This a•muse|studio card was created with 1 stamp set.  Just Because is so versatile.  The sentiment is not in the set, but any sentiment would fit with this imagery.  A simple color change and maybe after the 50th one you might want to change the layout to put the green strip on the bottom, then you could make another 50! :)

To create the lines on the left of the card, just score the cardstock on the white side of the paper. (you must use a white core cardstock) and when you are finished, lightly sand the lines with an a•muse|studio sanding block.  These blocks lay on the paper and just skim the surface.  You can use an emeryboard too, but you have to use a lot more care to make it work.

To achieve the layered look on the butterfly I used 3 daubers and lightly inked the butterfly in layers.  This give the butterfly a soft look and no straight lines from the pad.  If you aren’t sure whether you can achieve this look on your own, come to my CAS classes on Wednesdays at the Bridgeport Public Library from 1:00 – 2:30.  It’s a whole lot of fun!

New Challenge at Paper Craft Planet for a•muse|studio

I’m hosting a new group at Paper Craft Planet called a•muse|studio.  Please join me in the group and participate in the challenges.  I have PRIZES!

Here is the link to the group. 

This is my interpretation of the challenge.  The challenge was inspired by soup, the design was inspired by Jen McGuire!

Acetate Window Card

Use Labels 4 to create a window in your card

Tissue Paper Magic – Moxie Fab World

Tissue paper and multi-medium just go together for me,  I love Eric Carle books and wanted to create a card with that “elementary” flair.  I think I acheived it with this card.

Elementary for sure!

The pelican was created with a wire bending technique learned in Elementary School

To create the pelican, you bend wire to form the shape and then slowly add layers of tissue to the wire between layers of matte-medium.  I used Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi-medium matte.

Some of the layers of tissue are folded before adding them to the card to create dimension in the waves.  I did not adhere the folded edge I adhered the open edge. 

The water spout on the amuse art stamps whale is twisted tissue.  The Sending you Sunshine sentiment is a•msue|studio.  A little gimmer mist adds just the right touch of color, especially if it’s named crushed shells.
Thanks for visiting!

A new a•muse|studio challenge group

A new a•muse|studio challenge group is up and running on Papercraft Planet.  Please join me in the new adventure of Ban The Bulk (BTB) cards.  I love to make Clean and Simple (CAS) cards however I need a few more layers, a little embellishment and some pop.  I want YOU to think about mailable cards for BTB.  A card that will fit into an envelope that is mailable without any extra postage.  In the past I never mailed cards, just collected them!;)

You can join in anytime, the challenges will be bi-monthly, only 2 times a month, achievable for all of us.  The challenges will be inspired by our natural environment, healthy living, color or whatever MOVES me.  I have been stamping and sitting in my stamp room for the last 6 months, looking at challenges, wanting to participate, with motivation lacking I thought this type of challenge would GET ME MOVING, in more ways that one! 

So what are you waiting for?  You can ban the bulk too!  Here’s the first challenge!

Challenge #1 (BTB1) Planting Season

With spring planting season upon us, our inspiration for our first challenge comes from this colorful seed packet.  Our manicures are safe with this challenge as we won’t be getting our nails dirty!  Get your exercise by bending and squating for your paper craft materials instead!  Our challenge is to use three colors to create a card, one non-bulky embellishment (such as a punched shape, ribbon, flowers or glitter), and one layer.  Any theme and any image is fine.  Bonus points for A muse Studio images or sentiments!

Challenge deadline is Sunday, May 15th.  A card will be announced on May 16th to receive an A muse Studio gift from me. 

Be sure to tag your card BTB1 and post a comment that you have uploaded to your photo gallery on Papercraft Planet.  I will then be able to paste it to our Group Album.  Only properly tagged cards will be eligible for the A must Studio gift.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your card creations!

a•muse|studio BTB1

challenge 1 (BTB1) Planting Season


Here’s my take on the seed packet colors.

a•muse|studio marvelous marigold set SISP010
With one set, you can create this card and more!
The leaves fan out as the sunray background behind the House of Gurney text.  The butterfly is orange like the bottom of the pear.  Embellishments include a little rhinestone black thorax and a black paper layer.

Colors – Orange, Black, Green

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