CAS Cards with Winnie & Walter

Hello!

Today I have three CAS cards for you using Winnie & Walter stamps and dies. It’s a company a like a lot and they usually celebrate World Card Making Day with not one but several card challenges! Now, World Card Making Day has already been a week ago but my week has been busy (and not very good, to be honest) so I am glad they have their link-ups still open to participate in their challenges. πŸ™‚

HERE ARE MY CAS CARDS:

CAS Card Winnie Walter 1

The design is inspired by this card from Gayatri and I left a lot of white space to make it CAS.

CAS Card Winnie Walter 2

This one is the most clean of all three CAS cards. Two layers, one focal point and just a few rhinestones. I also stuck with Shay’s “Lucky 7 Limit” (2 colors, 2 layers, 1 stamp set + corner punch, 1 type of embellishment).

CAS Card Winnie Walter 3

And for no. 3 I made a CAS baby card. I dressed up my die cut with stamping and ink blending and used images/stars from three different stamp sets (Welcome To The Family, Sparkle and Wishing You). The green part below is also ink blended.

Have an amazing day and see you on Tuesday! β™₯

Rosali

CHALLENGE LINKS:

https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/wcmd-2018-clean-and-simple-cas.html
https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/rerun-no-35-scenery-v-for-chevron.html
https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/wcmd-2018-lucky-7-limit-challenge-with.html
https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/wcmd-2018-dress-up-your-die-cuts.html
https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/wcmd-2018-ink-blending-challenge-with.html
https://www.blog.winniewalter.com/2018/10/wcmd-2018-stamp-images-mash-up.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

Card 1
Winnie & Walter – Addie’s Garden stamp set
Winnie & Walter – Scenery: Stripes stamp set
Altenew – Germany Label Love
Card 2
Winnie & Walter – Happy Owlidays stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Card 3
Winnie & Walter – Welcome To The Family stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Winnie & Walter – Wishing You stamp set by Evelin T. Designs
Winnie & Walter – Sparkle stamp set
Winnie & Walter – Hello Cutaway die

 

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MFT Stamps – CAS Card (Card Design Superstar 2018)

Hi guys!

I bet you already heard that My Favorite Things are having another Card Design Superstar Contest! I couldn’t pass on the opportunity and this is my first card this year – for the Clean & Simple Genius category! πŸ™‚

Right now, I am into CAS card designs. I really admire cards who show a striking scene or tell a story with minimal elements. Some might say it’s just quick cardmaking but believe me, it’s not that easy to come up with a stunning design when you limit yourself to minimal layers and embellishments. At least that’s how I feel! But I like to challenge myself after making cards for about 4 years now!! πŸ˜€

THIS IS THE CAS CARD DESIGN I CAME UP WITH:

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I used MFT Stamps’ Radiating Rays stencil, masking paper and Distress Inks to create the background. I colored the parrot from “Party Like A Pirate” with my favorite method – two step coloring first with Copics and secondly with colored pencils on top. To round off my little scene I also added two bird silhouettes, die cut with the “Party Like A Pirate” Die-namics from black cardstock.

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CAS CARD DESIGN TIPPS

There are several different interpretations of what makes a card “clean and simple” – some are more strict than others. I tried to stick with these guidelines when making my CAS card:

  • Minimal layers: I only used two layers. The bird silhouettes are glued on flat and the parrot and sentiment banner are poped up with foam tape.
  • Single focal point: My parrot / sunrise scene is the only focal point on the card.
  • Visual triangle: I almost always arrange card elements in some sort of a visual triangle. I just find it pleasing to the eye. πŸ™‚ Here it’s the the parrot / banner and two black birds that form a small triangle.
  • Contrasting colors: While my background colors are in the same color range as the popped-up parrot I used colors that are further apart on the color wheel for areas that are in front of each other. I used blue for the parrot’s head which is in front of the yellow, orange and red sun and red for the parrot’s belly which is in front of the teal part of the background. That way, the parrot stands out from the background a bit. And last not least:
  • White space: I didn’t use any embellishments and left big parts of my card just in blank (white) space.

See you soon and don’t forget – you’re grrreat! πŸ˜€

Have an amazing day! β™₯

Rosali

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Challenge links:

https://www.mftstamps.com/blog/2018-card-design-superstar/
http://addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com/2018/09/challenge-309-clean-and-simple.html
http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2018/09/take-it-make-it-challenge-september.html


USED SUPPLIES CAS CARD:

Stamps, dies & stencils:

My Favorite Things – Party Like A Pirate Stamps & Die-namics (by Birdie Brown)
My Favorite Things – Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics
My Favorite Things – Radiating Rays Stencil

Other supplies:

White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Distress Inks
Masking Paper
Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers
Colored Pencils
Versafine Ink
Clear Embossing Powder

MFT Stamps: Furever Friends Card

Hello friends! After a longer break I am finally back with a new blog post, woop! πŸ˜€ Sometimes life happens and keeps you from crafting and spending time online … I bet some of you have been there as well. I found it a bit hard to get back into my routine of crafting but after I started with some die-cutting and coloring I am now back to making whole cards! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

I used MFT Stamps current Color Card Challenge (see banner down below) as inspiration to get my card design started – the colors are very unusual for me so it really was a challenge, but I ended up using a lot of white as well so I think I incorporated the colors into my cardmaking style pretty well in the end.

MY FINISHED FURRY FRIEND CARD:

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Finishing the design took a while, to be honest lol. I was moving the cute dog and cat image around on my cardfront and tried out different sentiments … Then I finally found one that fit and then I remembered the last week’s MFT sketch from their card challenge site and ta-dah – I had found my layout! I hope you like it.

Oh, and here is a link to my Sketch Challenge Pinterest board in case you want to follow:

Have an amazing day! β™₯

Rosali

 

Challenge links:

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https://dragonflyjourneys.blogspot.com/2018/08/challenge-no-125-dog-days-of-summer.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

My Favorite Things – Furever Friends Stamps & Die-namics
My Favorite Things – Homespun Stitch Lines Die-namics
Stampin’ Up – Ganz schΓΆn aufgeblasen

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Strathmore – Toned Grey Sketch Paper

Inks:

Memento – Tuxedo Black

Other supplies:

Scotch – Foam Mounting Tape
Copic Markers

Embellishments:

Tonic Studios – Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black