Friday, March 1, 2013

Clean and Simple x Three!

Well, I've come to realize later in my stamping life (!) that my card making design of choice is CAS.  When I try to fill up a card - I just make a mess of 'stuff'!

I have found, out in blog land, that weekly CAS challenges are popping up everywhere - so I've been checking them out each week hoping I'll find time to participate.

Today I have 3 cards made for some of these challenges:

This card was made for the Runway Inspired Challenge  - and it's due today by midnight so I got it done just in time!   Here is the inspiration:
Looking at the block pattern on the dress on the right -  I remembered I had a tile stamp from Starving Artists that would work perfectly!   I stamped it on white card stock and then sponged the colors over it.  My sentiment from MFT is stamped on half of a Labels 18 Nestability!

I created my next card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge - Wallpaper - to create your own background.

I used a lovely background stamp from Waltzingmouse called Vintage Christmas Backgrounder (you can see it's NOT just for Christmas!), punched the bottom edge with a lacey punch from Martha Stewart and stamped the sentiment from PTI directly on the card stock -  This is another card for my good stamping friend Anne who had thumb surgery and cannot stamp for some time - she loves red so that's the color I used on this card!
And my final CAS offering today was made for two challenges -  Addicted to Cas - Code Word Masculine and CAS(E) this Sketch.

I don't think anyone can argue that motorcycles aren't masculine!   These great biker stamps are from a set called Live to Ride by A. Jillian Vance Designs.  As I've said before here on the old blog - my son rides motorcycles so I bought this set to make cards for him when I need them -  I think this one will be for his birthday in September!

I've been home on vacation this week - so I've had to time to relax, clean my stamping room a bit, sleep a little later than usual and get in some fun stamping time!  Back to the grind on Monday!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Don't forget to check back on Tues 3/5 when I'll be starting sneak peeks with the other DT members for the Waltzingmouse March Release!

True Colors:
Stamps:  Mosaics Rectangle Grout - Starving Artist Stamps, Sentiment - Clearly Sentimental about Art - MFT
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Stormy Sky
Accessories:  foam tape, Labels 18 Nestabilities, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft

Warm Healing Wishes
Stamps: Vintage Christmas Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse, sentiment - Healing Touch Sentiments - PTI
Paper:  Pure Poppy, white - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Festive Berries, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Martha Stewart lacey punch.

Born to be Wild
Stamps:  Live to Ride - A Jillian Vance Designs
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Ripe Persimmon
Accessories:  foam tape.


Annette said...

Girl you have got talent.. these are amazing.. I am in love with the first one..great colors and great design.. love it all.. :)

happy weekend.

Kylie said...

Perfectly CAS! I am in love with all that white space! Love your image and sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Deborah Frings said...

What a super set of cards. I really like the card for the runway, so bold and graphic. But it the last one that really caught my eye! Just love it!

Dianne said...

Three great card I too love the first one being a background girl, I love to create my own, it looks stunning behind the stamp, thanks for sharing..

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the pop of orange on your black and white bike card - this is a great use of the length of the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Virginia L. said...

GREAT job on all of your entries, Julia! I love the mixed colors and use of diecut for the 1st card! Very eye-catching and striking!Thanks so much for playing with us at Runway Inspired challenge!

Quip1320 said...

Very cool cards! I love the tire marks and it's a really fun take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Nina Yang said...

Love how you just used half of that label die! Fun colors too!

Pamela said...

Amazing job on creating your own background with the stamp!

Laura B. said...

Amazing ink sponging! So glad you joined us over at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Lovely cards! Thanks for playing with us at Cas-ual Fridays!

AJ said...

love the design! thanks for playing along with CAS-ual fridays!

Gayatri said...

Love the tyre background pieces and the motorbike. Great sentiment too. So glad you played along with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch! Thank You!

Jen W. said...

Julia, this rocks! And you rock the CASness all the time. :) Thanks for playing along at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Beverley said...

FAB cards! Hard to choose a FAVE!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! Love all your cards! You had some serious mojo going on! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards all of them ! Love the bike card such a dynamic beauty and perfect for our challenge at ATCAS so lovely to see you join us again this time.