Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LIM 274 "lucky Dip" and lots more!

Sorry....but this is another PHOTO HEAVY post!  

I think I've made a card for the last several weeks for the Less is More challenge, but can't seem to get around to getting them photographed and posted on my blog!  The challenge this week at LIM is to create a card using designer paper and keep it CAS....

I actually made two cards for this week's challenge and I can't seem to decide which one I like more! I think this first one is probably more CAS....so I'll go with that!  I used some scraps I found in my scrap bin, adhered a strip to both the top and bottom of the card base, added a strip of shiny red paper to finish off the patterned paper.  The sentiment is from SSS and is heat embossed in red.  Added a few sequins to tie the colors together...and done!

I really LOVE this card, but thought perhaps it wasn't CAS enough.  I stamped the peony scroll flowers and leaves on designer paper scraps from my scrap bin, then used copics to add a bit of shading to the blooms.  I used a pink card base and cut a large square opening with a die, then cut a smaller aperture from a piece of white using a stitched edge square die and popped it beneath the pink card front.  I used the square cut from the white and adhered it to the inside of the card base, stamped happy birthday on it (SSS) and added a few rhinestones to finish it off.

This is a card I believe I made for one of the LIM challenges a few weeks age...sigh....The image is a digi image that I made a cut file out of in my silhouette program.  Printed it...cut it out with the Cameo and colored it with Copics.  Sentiment is from Flourishes, I think.

This was a card I made just for fun.  I had a piece of white card scrap on my desk that had a small circle cut from one corner area....so I cut out an oval with a die, inked the card base with some distress inks and popped the panel over it.  The kite is from PTI and the hello is from SSS.  I shaded the sentiment with several shades of distress ink to make it gradually fade at the top of the letters.  The kite and tail are had cut and popped over the oval.

Using instructions from a recent online card class, I made the card above using heavy weight vellum as the front of the card.  I inked the vellum with various SSS inks.  The flowers were heat embossed in white and the white panel has a SSS heat embossed sentiment on it. I really like how this came out, so I might just have to make another one!

I'm LOVING my Altenew stamps!  This flower was stamped and fussy cut before adding to the front of my card panel, as were the leaves. I colored the leaves and the blooms with Copics.  This card also has an aperture cut in the front panel and the card base underneath.  I used the square cut from the white panel to put inside the card to stamp the sentiment on.  The photo below shows the card at a better angle so you can see the dimension.

If you're still with me...Thanks a million!  I appreciate each and every comment.  If you have any questions, please shoot me an email. I hope you'll come back to visit soon!

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Esther said...

Wow, what an absolutely gorgeous range of cards! You MUST post them in time in future so we can admire them in the right week! :p Love your cards for this week, so pretty. The colours of the first one are fantastic, so fresh and clean. They remind me of a 50s milkshake parlour or the seaside. Love it!

Sharon said...

Wowee! What a busy bee you have been Susan! All your cards are amazing and each one is so different. Love the embossed vellum - that's dreamy. Your dragon is so sweet, but I think the design you used on the very first card is perfect for our designer paper challenge. Phew! what a lot of inspiration!
Thank you so much for sharing all this with.
Sharon xx
"Less is More"

Sid said...

Great cards Susan !

Karen Ashbrook said...

Wow, what a great collection of cards, lots of lovely inspiration. Karen x

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards and pretty images and colours too.

Love the print and cut of the Cameo to do digis!

Sarah Gray said...

What an inspiring range of cards - they all have such fabulous design touches. Love the first card with the pops of red and those peonies look amazing! I am so glad you found time to post in time for this week's Less is More challenge :)

Chrissie said...

Wow Susan, what an array of gorgeousness... I love the first one, perfect for our challenge at Less is More!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anne said...

What a wonderful bunch on inspiration Susan! I love the peonies but agree that the more CAS card works best for us at LIM :).
Your just-for-fun layout is so elegant too, love it.
Thanks so much for joining us
"Less is More"


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