I am the host of the weekly challenge at CardMaker Magazine’s CardSwap. My challenge this week is to do a CAS (Clean and Simple) card using only 1 ink and 1 image with 1 sentiment. This is a simple way to do a bunch of cards at once. Since it is a CAS challenge, I only want people to have 1 layer. However, a bit of ribbon, or a few rhinestones, etc. may be added. Take a look at these examples and come up with your own. If you post it in the challenge thread at CardSwap by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, October 21, 2012, you will be entered into the drawing for a prize. I look forward to seeing what you come up with.
These are done in twos as per the image and sentiment, but you can see some are inked around the edges, some have rounded corners here and there, some have ribbon or twine, one has rhinestones, etc. Had I stuck with 1 image and 1 ink for all of them, they would have been even faster than these were. However, these are a wedding gift for a friend, so I wanted a variety.
Thanks for spending some time with me today! I can’t wait to see what you come up with and post on CardSwap. The drawing for winner is random, so no matter if you don’t like your card, or you do, you have an equal chance and you will get lots of encouragement!
I completed three challenges in one card today. However, it did not turn out quite like I had envisioned. The first challenge was a sketch on CardSwap, the second was a CAS done in pink regarding love and hope for StampTV, the third was a distressing challenge on SpeedyTV. The distressing is a bit overboard, but it pretty well follows the sketch and definitely the pink CAS.
- Worn Lipstick distress ink (Ranger)
- Rosebud ink (Memento)
- Blushing Pink embossing powder (Stampendous)
- Labels Ten (Spellbinders)
- Clear glaze pen (Sakura)
First I taped down my base card, ripped some paper and taped it down over the top leaving space between. I then inked it with the distress ink. After that, I took a rectangle of paper and cut the label out of the middle. Then I inked the center area. Stamping the sentiment on came next, followed by stamping the flowers on my inked area and embossing. I then used some tape to pull up a bit around the edge of my card and inked that. The sentiment didn’t stand out much, so I went over it with the clear glaze pen.
Thanks for spending some time with me today!
My daughter’s boyfriend is having a rough time, right now, so I wanted to encourage him. There is a challenge on Stamp TV this week to use candy in a card. Of course, that would work! I also wanted to use a specific verse on the card to encourage him. As he is a guy, I went fairly simple. When I had my son look at it, he loved it just for the candy, though the amount of words inside took him back a bit. What do you think?
- Recollections – blue paper
- Computer and printer
- Jolly Rancher candy
This is also being used for the MFP Speedy TV Sketch with a Twist challenge this week. Can’t figure out what the sketch might be? Ha! That’s the twist. This is fairly CAS (clean and simple).
Thanks for spending some time with me today. Hopefully this will encourage you, too. God is large and in charge and I’m so very glad He is. Even when things seem to be going all wrong, He will bring it all together for good, though we don’t always recognize the good until much later, if ever. Remember, sometimes our rough times bring good to those around us, too. This I know from experience.
What makes a card “masculine”? That was my question to my family. My husband thought a card with a muscle across it. His other idea was a girl in a bikini. My son said something really simple with just one image that just says, “Happy Birthday” right in the middle inside. My daughter said blues and greens. Hmm, obviously not quite the way I think as you can tell from my last post. Here is what I came up with from their suggestions.
It is blues and greens with “Happy Birthday” right in the center inside. My husband was disappointed I used a dragonfly rather than a big, flexed arm muscle. Like that was going to happen.
This is kind of fun as the dragonfly looks like it’s flying. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be able to go through the mail.
I used a paperclip to get it to fly high. I had to use wire cutters to make it a bit smaller, so hey, there were tools involved. Inside, I used a large glob of glue and covered it with a thick piece of card stock (couldn’t find the same color, which would have been better).
Have some fun in life and try new things!
- Recollections card stock in a teal/turquoise and white
- Hope Grows stamp set from Gina K. Stamps (leaves)
- Follow Your Dreams stamp set from Gina K. Stamps (sentiment)
- Art Accentz Stickeez Decorative Adhesive (dragonfly)
- Green glitter
- Perfect Pearls Mists in Heirloom Gold
- Paint chip from Ace Hardware
Thanks for spending some time with me today! Make sure you come back tomorrow as I am hosing the “Funky Fold” challenge at CardMaker Magazine’s CardSwap, and the instructions and examples will be here.
Don’t ever convince yourself that you can’t do a lot with what you have. You can, in so many ways. God always gives us what we need to do what He calls us to do. Even if you can’t see how you are supposed to do what God has called you to do, just obey and He will work through you.
A quick card demonstration of being able to do much with little . . .
Starting off with two simple stamps, a card base and one ink pad.
I won’t even get started on one piece of paper and some folds. We’ll save that demonstration for another day.
Remember, God equips us for what He calls us to do. Thanks for spending some time with me today.