CAS stamping

Hello!  Two posts from me in one day?  Must be the cold weather (aka perfect stampy weather).  This post even has TWO cards, which really is unheard of for me.  LOL!

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!



Kathy Mc said...

Great cards, Linda! I knew I should have signed up for that class but we had company all week so knew I wouldn't get to create.

samantha's cards said...

great card. i really like how it's on an angle... i have to try that.

StephH said...

Two beauties Linda! I love the soft pastel tones you achieved on both of these cards. I especially like your masked Hello. I took Pattern Play too ad learned more than I have in a long time.

Sara Mac said...

These are both wonderful cards Linda. Way to take advantage of the chilly weather.

Joyce said...

Both of your cards are just wonderful. That blended background in your first card is so pretty. And, I really like how you did the one for our class with the 'hello' isn't that just the most fun die.

Kathy Mc said...

Congrats on winning PTI's MIM! Have fun shopping. : )

Leigh Penner said...

These are both so pretty, Linda! And congratulations on winning the MIM!

Paper and Ribbons said...

Hi Linda, you won my lucky draw for a set of stamps and mini papers, please drop me a mail at cards_at_paper and ribbons_co_uk

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