Happy Labor Day! I got up early and headed to the craft cave to "labor" on cards. Who am I kidding? Making cards is not "labor" but since it is Labor Day, I felt I needed to say that. (Wink.) I tried a new technique (to me anyway) on my first card. I put Distress Oxide inks on a glass mat and sprayed them with water. Next I used an old credit card to pick up color and dab/slide on the card base to create the background border. FUN! The bird border was done with my Silhouette Cameo (#111826 Birds Borders) and cut three times (patterned paper, marigold yellow cardstock and black cardstock to layer). The stamped sentiment is by Reverse Confetti (Toucan of Friendship). Each bird has a yellow jewel for its "eye." I am having the most fun making CAS cards. These floral "groovy" birds are playing at:
My second "labor of love" (it's Labor Day...get it....wink) was done with thecurrent CAS(E) This Sketch as my inspiration. I was looking through papers in my craft room when I came across graph paper I had borrowed from my daughter when she was taking a math glass a few years ago. I love using it on my cards. The stamp set is another one by Reverse Confetti (Furever Friends). I turned the circles on the sketch into balloons because what is a birthday with balloons. :) Just a little coloring with alcohol markers and clear glaze on the nose, bone, ball and birthday hat and BAM....finished!
I had a brain storm for the Fusion Card Challenge when I was making the above dog card. The sentiment made me think of the current Fusion card sketch. :) I went to the the Silhouette Design Store and found a ball design I liked (#29791 Beach Ball by Hero Arts). I cut it out in green, red, navy and orange cardstocks and backed with a white cardstock circle die cut. Easy, fun and CAS! :)
Well, that's is my "labor" for today. I'm heading out to the pool to spend the rest of the afternoon reading (The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware....good!) and splashing. :) Hubby is grilling our dinner tonight so I'm excused from kitchen duty. ;) Thanks for stopping to visit and as always......stay crafty. :)
Fantastic cards. I love all the balls set in a row on the card you submitted to Die Cut Divas. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.
Love your fun background stripe and the cute little flowers on your birds. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie
Love the look of the credit card smooshed background, very funky. And such a distinct contrast to the cute flowery birds. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too.
Love your cards! Very CAS goodness-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!
Love all your bright happy cards! Glad you shared one at Fusion!
That bird card is so ingenious. Love your take on the sketch and the creative twist. Thank you for joining at AAA cards with this beauty. Hugs ~ Ishani
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Pattern Paper Challenge
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