Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Addicted to CAS and LIM 290

I spent a little time in my craft room today...and made a card for the challenge at Addicted to CAS and the current challenge at Less is More.

"Less is More"

As it turns out, I made a card with a "silhouette" on my Silhouette Cameo for the challenge at Addicted to CAS!

I cut the beach scene with the Cameo. The design is from the Silhouette store Design #2666.  I cut it from black card stock.  I used distress inks to blend the background, masking off the sun with a circle cut from a post it note.  After I finished inking the background, I removed the mask and added a bit of mustard seed DI to the sun so that it wouldn't be stark white.  The sentiment is from TPC Studio stamps and is heat embossed in white on the black silhouette piece.  The silhouette was popped off the sunset panel with foam tape. 

The second card is for the challenge at Less is More.  The theme this week is Exotic.  That was definitely a brain teaser for me!  Of course, after I made this card, I remembered that I do have some panda stamps! Duh!  Anyway, this image is a coloring book image I downloaded from the Internet.  I printed the image and the sentiment and colored it with Copic markers.  This is a one-layer card. I had to look up the bird to see what color they actually are, so he's probably not perfect, but he's close!

I used Aloha for the sentiment, thinking it meant "hello" or "goodbye" in Hawaiian, but then did a little research and this is what I discovered.  "The real meaning of Aloha in Hawaiian is that of Love, Peace, and Compassion.  It’s the guidelines of how to live – a life of Aloha is one when the heart is so full it is overflowing with the ability to influence others around you with your spirit."

I like Aloha even better now that I know that it's not used to mean hello or goodbye!

As always, thanks so much for stopping in.  I appreciate your visit...and I appreciate each and every comment!

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Hannelie said...

Two beautiful cards Susan! Wow, that subset is truly glowing! I want to be right there!
Such a true sentiment too!
Love your coloring on the Toucan!

Esther said...

Two beautiful cards Susan. The sunset silhouette is stunning, and I love your crisp, CAS and brightly coloured bird card. A super exotic entry for this week's challenge at Less is More - thanks for sharing!

Bonnie said...

Love these vibrant colors, Susan! That sunrise/sunset is gorgeous and your Toucan looks genuine to me!

Ankie vd Polder said...

Two realy gorgeous cards. Have a nice day, Ankie

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Gosh! That sunset is real candy for the eye Susan - it is soooo beautiful. Your exotic bird is brilliant too in its vibrant colours. I think I like 'Aloha' better now too following your explaination. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Sandra H said...

Beautiful cards x

Chrissie said...

Fabulous cards Susan... that toucan is so beautifully coloured...I just love it!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Susan! I hope all is well with you!
You have created two gorgeous cards! Your blended background is stunning with your die cut silhouette, and your Toucan is amazing! Beautiful coloring, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!


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