I'm trying to dabble with a CAS style. So many stampers that I admire do it so well. I thought it was time that I gave it a try too. It definitely is out of my comfort zone, but one can't grow if one is not willing to try new things.
The first card is for PTI's Make it Monday #108 to make Inked Backgrounds. I used my new Wonderful Words: Birthday (PTI) to emboss the word Birthday in detail white embossing powder. I then created a mask for the two opposing corners and used my ink blending tool to blend Spun Sugar, Wild Honey, and Tumbled Glass distress inks (Tim Holtz) on my panel. I don't know how well you can see it, but where the yellow and blue meet in a couple of spots it made green (gotta love how those distress inks blend)! I then added some new sequins that I purchased from Ellen Hutsen and then mounted the panel using dimensional adhesive on a white card stock panel.
I am also taking an online card class. This class in particular is one that I desperately needed. It is the Pattern Play class which is teaching me how to use all the pretty patterned paper that I've been
hoarding buying over the years. All I can say is it is money well spent as I have a ton of new ideas and techniques in my stampers arsenal that really are quite simple.
This is a pretty straight forward case of Laura Bassen. I had never heard of her before I started this class but will be visiting her on a regular basis from now on. What a talented lady with a wonderful CAS style.
The card uses the Wonderful Words: Hello die (PTI) cut from eclipse masking tape. I applied my mask to Soft Stone bitty dot paper (PTI) and then stamped stripes (PTI Background Basics Super Stripes) in Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, and Limeade Ice. I mounted this to a white cardstock panel and added a few sequins purchased from Ellen Hutsen.
Hope it's Spring where you are!