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. :)