Wedding Card

I saw the original of this card on Pinterest by Melissa Kay By Design just had to try making my own version. I didn't have the die she used for the flowers, so I used an SU stamp set from my stash and embossed it in white on a gray background. I hand-lettered the sentiment in silver on white and mounted that on a strip of paper that I embossed with silver glitter. With the added pearls, my CASEd version is almost as dramatic as the original. Fun!

Sweet Thank-You

Playing along with this week's CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers: create a CAS card with a non-white background. I already had the background made from a stencil I cut with a Cricut file, colored using Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in cracked pistachio. My new hummingbird stamp from Penny Black just had to be done in watercolors, I felt, and since this was a CAS card, I stamped it directly onto the background rather than create another layer. Well, that didn't work out so well. The watercolors (Stampin Up! rose red and wild wasabi) were too transparent; the stencil lines showed through. So I made another background but this time put the inks directly to the stamp, sprayed it lightly with water, and stamped it onto 140# watercolor paper. I did a little hand-painting with water, a little pen-and-ink detail, and hand-lettered the sentiment. Finally, I added just a touch of shimmer on the flower petals and hummingbird wings.
Love it at the Lake

My entry into challenge #223 at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I created this a thank-you to our kids for hosting Memorial Day weekend at their cottage. I masked the center oval and sponged on Tim Holtz distress oxides. The stamp is Lake Life from Cathy Zielske. I made the waves with the Stitched Hillside borders from Lawn Fawn.
I glued the tiny hearts on the vest from brads in my stash.