Monthly Archives: June 2014

As CAS as it gets

This card might be the most clean and simple card I have ever made. I don’t really understand why I like these very clean cards when made by others, but think it turned out boring when I made it. Oh well. My next card might be a lot more detailed and worked on, you never know.

Anyway, here we go… The card is made for three challenges – retrosketches, CASology and Sunday Stamps. It’s the first time I participate in a Sunday Stamps challenge, I just recently found that blog.






Card base – Elle Erre Bianco
Heart with ribbon rubber stamp (it was actually a bunch of hearts tied together, but I cut out the front heart) – Magnolia (several years old, no longer available)
Single heart rubber stamp – hÄnglar & stÄnglar
Blue designer paper – We R Memory Keepers White Out (old collection from 2007, no longer available)
Sand and teal designer paper – Papercraft Scandinavia (old collection, no longer available)
Gold pen (ribbon and two small hearts) – Staedtler triplus gel-liner (doesn’t seem to be available anymore as I can’t find it on Staedtler’s website, which is a pity because I find their triplus gel-liners being the best gold and silver pens)

Go confidently

For today’s card, I mixed Colour Me…! challenge #23 with Freshly Made Sketches #139:





Card base – Elle Erre Bianco
Black cardstock – Bazzill Raven
Designer paper – Teresa Collins Friendship (old collection from 2009)
Sentiment clear stamp – Verve Stamps Words of Wisdom
Black ink pad – VersaFine Onyx Black
Ribbon – unknown

Vintage and retro

Be surprised! Tonight I made a card that is NOT clean & simple. I’m not quite sure about when that last happened. I tried to give the card kind of a vintage look with the choice of designer paper and with the distressed edges.

I made the card for retrosketches challenge #117:






Card base – Slöjd-Detaljer
Designer paper – Prima Cartographer
Buttons – Stamperia
Bakers twine – We R Memory Keepers
Sentiment clear stamp – Slöjd-Detaljer
Edge scraper – Reprint
Inked edges – Distress Ink Black Soot
Ink for stamped sentiment – VersaFine Onyx Black

A brown CAS wedding

The clean & simple continues. It seems like I hardly ever make any well decorated cards anymore. I guess clean & simple is my style. So, to match three different challenges, here’s a clean & simple wedding card.

At The Paper Players current challenge the theme is Wedded Bliss, and at clean&simple stamping the theme is Wedding. I combined these two with a sketch from Sketch Saturday, where the challenge is to use a past sketch. This is the sketch I chose:





Card base – Papercraft Scandinavia
White cardstock (for matting) – Slöjd-Detaljer
Vintage image – unknown, possibly Papercraft Scandinavia
Sentiment rubber stamp – unknown
Embossing ink pad – VersaMark
White embossing powder – Heindesigns
Chipboard heart – Reprint
White ink pad for coloring the heart – Memories
Pearls – Perlen Pen

From three to four

I quite enjoyed the extra challenge of making one card suitable for several challenges. So today I move up from yesterday’s three challenges to four challenges! The challenges are as follow:

A sketch (click on image to visit the challenge blog post):



Colors (click on image to visit the challenge blog post):




A code word (click on image to visit the challenge blog post) – texture:

ATCAS - code word texture


And a cue card (click on image to visit the challenge blog post) – shine:

Week 98 - Shine

And, here we go, the card! 😀 I guess the use of sketch and colors is quite obvious. The corrugated cardboard as well as the texture of the glitter cardstock, are for Texture. The pieces of glittery cardstock are for Shine. Shine as in being sprakly glittery, as well as having the shape of rays shining down.





Card base – Papermania
Corrugated cardboard – Papercraft Scandinavia
Glitter cardstock – three different brands, but unfortunately I don’t remember which
Rub-on sentiment – KaiserCraft (product no longer available)
Bling stars – Papermania

Three challenges – one card

For the first time ever, I participate in several card challenges with the same card. Usually I make one card for each challenge. So it was kind of an extra challenge to make a card suitable for three challenges.

First challenge is Color Throwdown #294:


Then we have CASE Study Challenge #193:


And third is Less is More #174, to use more than one stamp.

And here we go, the card!





Card base – Slöjd-Detaljer
Ivory cardstock – Slöjd-Detaljer
Flowers and leaves rubber stamps – Slöjd-Detaljer
Handwritten background and Hurra sentiment clear stamps – Slöjd-Detaljer
Ink pads – Distress Ink Tea Dye, Picked Raspberry, Evergreen Bough and VersaFine Onyx Black
Rhinestones – Reprint