CAS Halloween Card

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Spooky salutations! Today I’m sharing my final Halloween card for 2015. Today’s card is a clean and simple creation that would make for a great last minute card if you need one.

As always, you can watch the how-to video over on my YouTube channel, or below…if you dare…

I accidentally made an extra card for the Alley Way Stamps this month, but rather than just scrapping the idea and moving on, I decided to share the card here. It was a fun and easy creation and I’m so happy with how the ghoulish colouring turned out.

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That’s it for today. Happy haunting everyone! Wishing you few tricks, and MANY treats.

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Until next time,

julia

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F is for…Fart!

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Yep, that’s right! Today on the z² blog I’m playing along with the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamps, F is for Fart challenge. I’ve been dying to play along with these hilarious challenges so I’m glad that I finally had the time to participate.

I let my camera roll as I created my silly card. You can watch the how-to video below, or over on my YouTube channel.

I can honestly say that I’ve never made a card quite like this one. Potty humor pretty much always cracks me up and I’m not embarrassed to admit that the cards from the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamps DT and other entries totally made me laugh out loud.

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I’m also playing along for the first time ever with the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge and used this week’s sketch as inspiration for my card design.

That’s it for today! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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Until next time, happy toots!

julia

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Draw Your Own Accessories

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Welcome! It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another Colour Me! challenge post. The challenge this week is to create a project using grey, yellow, and fuchsia.

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before, but grey is my favourite colour so naturally I was pretty excited for this challenge. As usual, I have a video tutorial to share. You can watch it below, or on my YouTube channel.

When I started out with my card, I had a vague idea of where I wanted to go. The most solid idea was to use the Waves Background stamp and Distress Ink to create a bold background. I also knew that I wanted to use the large elephant from the Critters in the Jungle stamp set as my grey element.

Once the card was close to being assembled, I realized that it really needed something else. I decided the something else was a tiny and silly hat for my elephant. So, I did something I’ve never done before, I drew my own accessory.

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I started in pencil, and once I was happy with the shape, I used a thin marker to trace the outline and coloured it in with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I fussy cut it out, and then used a glue dot to adhere it to my elephant friend. I think this simple detail is what really brings this card to life.

Here’s the thing though, I am not very artistically inclined, so this was a BIG leap for me. I feel like my whole world has opened up now since I feel more confident to add my own simple elements to my projects. If you’re not sure about where to start, I recommend Googling some images to get you started and just experiment. I know there are accessory stamp sets available, but if you’re like me and have a limited stash, I think drawing your own really opens up options and helps you get more out of your supplies.

There is tons more inspiration over at the Colour Me! challenge. Make sure to check out the other designers–

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Thanks so much for dropping by! Until next time,

julia

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Pop Art Card using Taylored Expressions Stamps and Spectrum Noir

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Hi there! Today I’m back over at the Scrapbooks by Design blog and can’t wait to share the project I created. As usual, I let the camera roll as I crafted so make sure to watch the video tutorial to see how I made my card.

I’ve had the idea for a pop art inspired card ever since I saw the Souper Soon set at the SBD store. So, I turned on some Velvet Underground (you know, as a nod to Mr. Warhol) and got to work.

I started in Silhouette Studio and used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the kraft frame. I cut it out four times and and then adhered all the layers together using my Zig 2 Way Glue Pen. I used four layers to give the frame some extra dimension, and structure.

Next, I used the frame to trace the grid onto my white cardstock and stamped the soup can man (I doubt that’s his official name) nine times. I think a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig would have been handy for this part, but since I don’t have one, I just went with it.

Once I let the ink dry for a minute or so, I got to colouring using my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I did easy and simple colouring. I wanted to keep the images flat so I did virtually no shading and I used retro tones to keep with the pop art inspiration.

I wanted to avoid letting the colours bleed, so once the coloured soups had a chance to dry, I used the same colours to fill in the background of each cell. This didn’t have to be perfect since the frame was going to hide any imperfections.

Finally, I used my Zig 2 Way glue pen again to adhere down the frame over the soup man images. To finish my card, I cut a cardbase (slightly larger than A2) and used foam tape to adhere the whole front panel onto the card. I stamped the Get well soup-er soon greeting on the inside, adhered down another soup man (the stamps come with the coordinating dies) and called it a day.

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Thanks so much for dropping by today! I hope to see you back here again soon. In the meantime, make sure to check out my YouTube channel for plenty of other cardmaking tutorials and tips. Until next time,

julia

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Colour Me! #69 – Get Well Soup-er Soon Shaker

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Welcome! This week I’m playing along with Team Hayley’s Colour Me!…Challenge. We’re using red, pink, and teal–

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I created a cheerful get well soup-er soon card. Make sure to watch my video to see how I made it.

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I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with us! Make sure to visit the other Colour Me designers who are just overflowing with inspiration–

Thanks for dropping by this week! Until next time,

julia

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