Here's a CAS card using geometrical shapes as the design, in this case hexagons !
I die cut a number of printed papers with a hex die (Stampin'Up). I then took a 5 x 7 white card blank and cut a slightly smaller matt out of white card. I arranged the hexagons onto this matt until happy and then stuck them in place.
The decorated matt was then matted onto more printed paper and the design applied to the card front on foam pads.
The sentiment (Inkadinkado) was stamped on more white card in Versafine onyx black, trimmed and applied on more foam pads to finish.
I really find Sympathy cards are very hard to make.
White on White is always a good way of conveying your thoughts and feelings at this difficult time.
I started with a white 5 x 7 inch white card blank. I then cut a smaller matt and diecut into this with a fern die. I then used an embossing folder and embossed the matt. The matt was then applied on foam pads and the fern replaced on central foam pads back into the aperture.
The sentiment (PapertreyInk) was stamped on white card in london fog Memento ink, trimmed out and applied centrally on more foam pads to finish.
If your wanting to tell someone you love them then this card will hopefully fit the bill !
I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a smaller matt in cream textured cardstock. I stamped three hearts (Chocolate Baroque) onto patterned papers and hand trimmed these out. The hearts were edged with hand drawn squiggles with a Micron pen.
I used the black Micron pen to draw three vertical squiggly lines on the right of the matt. and applied the hearts as shown on foam pads.
The 'with love' sentiment was diecut from black card and applied as shown at the base of the matt. Some coloured adhesive pearls were strategically placed and the matt applied to the card front on more foam pads to finish the card.
This is a very minimalist Clean & Simple Card I have crafted. Unusually I have used a coloured background on this card.
I trimmed some pale pink card and creased into a 5 x 7 inch cardblank. I then cut a strip in the same card and stamped this with the sentiment in Versafine onyx black ink. This was mounted on the blank on foam pads.
I cut three strips from some coloured cards and applied these on foam pads as shown. Finally I added some violet crystal drops to finish.
I run a closed Facebook Group called 'UK Stampers Forum' and we have a monthly Inchie Swap where we need to make 6 inchies and Swap with other like minded crafters.
These were made using an acrylic painted background which was then trimmed into 1 inch squares. These were mounted onto some heavy board for strength. I then stamped some leaves (Uniko) in Versamark Ink and embossed them with two shades of green embossing powder. The edges of the inchies were then heat embossed in light gold.
I added some tiny gems and some doodling & dots with Posca pens to finish. If you fancy joining in an Inchie Swap why not join our Forum and take part CLICK HERE to go to the Forum .... we would love to have you onboard.
I started with a black 5 x 7 inch card blank and cut a white matt slightly smaller and applied to the card front. Next I cut another smaller matt and embossed this with a spots embossing folder.
I then used more dies and cut leafy sprigs which I appled onto the black matt. I then took more black card and stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed the sentiment (Woodware) with white embossing powder.
This was trimmed and shaped as a banner and was applied on foam pads as shown. Two black adhesive gems were added to finish the card.
Here is a CAS card made mainly with Kraft card ! I always think that kraft adds a sort of rustic, earthy and packaging look to whatever it is used on.
I took a 5 x 5 inch square Kraft card base and cut with a die another slightly smaller matt with a stitched edge die through the Sizzix Big Shot.
I then used a hexagon die and cut three apertures in this matt as shown. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder & the matt was then adhered on foam pads onto the card base.
Three small hearts were diecut from some teal design paper and adhered in the apertures on foam pads to finish.
Made another CAS card, this time with Stars and circles !
I started with a 5 x 7 inch white card blank. Then I diecut a number of circles in white card in two different sizes and then diecut stitched stars into the circles. I then cut more circles in different colours of glitter board to match the size of the original circles.
I laid out the glitter circles, adhering them when happy with the layout and overlaid with the star cutouts on foam pads.
The sentiment (PapertreyInk) was stamped in black Versafine ink onto more white card, trimmed and applied on more foam pads to finish the card.
I started with a 4 x 4 inch white card blank and diecut a black matt and a slightly smaller blue matt with a square stitched edge die through the Sizzix Big Shot.
I then diecut some bunting with another die in white card. I coloured the flags with Copic Markers, backed the star cutouts with black card (as a contrast with the matt) and drew in a thin black line. The bunting was applied as shown and the stars were decorated with coloured self adhesive gems.
The sentiment (Woodware) was stamped on white card in Versafine onyx black ink and this was trimmed and matted on more black card. The sentiment was then applied as shown on foam pads to finish.
I started with a 6 x 6 inch square white card blank. I then chose 4 circular dies in different sizes and diecut lots of circles and circles-in-circles through the Sizzix machine. I used a variety of bright coloured cards in 5 colours.
Once I had gathered a selection of these circles I assembled them in a number of configurations before choosing the one that I liked. The circles were applied directly to the card front, some flat and some on foam pads to add dimension.
I then stamped the sentiment (Personal Impressions - Marion Emberson) as shown in Versafine onyx black.
Very simple but I like how effectively the circles lend themselves to a design.
I started with a white 5 x 7 inch white card blank and cut a small oblong matt out of more white card. Onto more white card I stamped some leafy Uniko stamps from the 'Natures Treasures II' set in Yellow & Grey memento dye inks. I trimmed these out and applied onto the oblong matt as shown.
The matt was applied on the left on foam pads and the sentiment (PapertreyInk) stamped in Versafine onyx black ink, trimmed out and applied on more pads as shown.
I coloured some adhesive gems with grey and yellow Copic markers before applying these as shown to finish the card.
I run a Private Facebook Group called UK Stampers Forum and we are running a number of Swaps each month, one of which is a Postcard Swap where the postcard is sent 'naked' through the post to its recipient. If you would like to join us and join some of our swaps click the link above. We wouls love to have you onboard !
This month we are to make a postcard in the theme ' Floral Heaven' and this is my entry !
I started with a piece of heavy white card cut to 6 x 4 inches and produced a background using Distress Oxide inks in Spiced Marmalade, Cracked Pistachio & Faded Jeans ! I then added some splashes of Wilted Violet added with a paintbrush.
Once totally dry I used an embossing folder and embossed the card. I then used more distress inks as paints and coloured the embossed design with a waterbrush. The flower centres were highlighted with silver. I stamped some butterflies in Sepia Archival Ink and the word 'Bloom' in Versafine black ink. I then layered the postcard on more white card and it was then edged with dark blue Versamagic chalk ink and the whole thing given a seal with spray matte acrylic sealer to protect.
Unfortunately, from time to time, we all feel unwell and hope that this CAS get well card would cheer someone up if they were unwell !
I took a 5 x 5 inch white card blank and diecut a smaller matt with a stitched edge from more white card. I then cut out 3 butterfly apertures with another die. Next I cut a pink matt slightly larger than this and mounted this on the card blank. I then backed the pink with 3 different pieces of patterned paper and overlayed the white matt on foam pads over these.
I stamped the sentiment (PapertreyInk) in black Versafine ink and diecut this before mounting on foam pads and applying as shown.
Finishing touch was to add three self adhesive gems.
This CAS card was made recently and everybody loves butterflies after all !
I took a 4 x 4 inch white card blank, then diecut a square stitched edge matt in more white card. I then diecut a butterfly in more white card. The butterfly aperture was backed in lime green card and I cut another butterfly using more lime green card, collecting the butterfly 'waste' from the diecut.
I mounted the backed matt on foam pads as shown, decorated the matt and card with a selection of the 'waste' butterflies. I applied the white butterfly on a foam pad and decorated the bodies of the butterflies with dimensional pearls.
The sentiment (Papertrey Ink) was stamped in Versafine onyx black on white card and this was matted onto more lime green card after trimming to finish !
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