Saturday, March 2, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays and Simon Says

I have three cards today.  I am entering all of them into the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge to use a stamp you love but don't often use.  The first two cards use Friends Till the End, which I completely forgot I had (shame on me), and was encouraged to take it out to play when the PTI senior design team highlighted it yesterday.  My third card uses the Hero Arts Zig Zag border, which I also love, but don't take out very often because I am kind of a little stumped by it.  I will also enter all three cards into this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge of Anything Goes.

My first card uses the smaller flower stamp from Friends Till the End, embossed in white, to create a background, just like I saw Heather do here.  I will be entering this card into this week's CAS-ual Fridays CFC92: Wallpaper challenge. 

Next, I tried water coloring with my new Inktense pencils.  Sort of like Dawn did here.  I think I am in love with these pencils.  They make it so quick and easy to get a bunch of cool color mixtures.  I picked this sentiment for a couple of reasons--first--it fit perfectly in the nook between the two flowers (tell me I'm not the only one who picks sentiments that way?)--second--I have had it a long time and have never used it--and third--I thought it would be good to  have a card to send to a friend if something bad happened, but not so bad to require a condolence card.  I am prepared for bad news, which hopefully means it will never happen.

My last card is another one for this week's CASual Fridays CFC92: Wallpaper challenge. I stamped the Hero Arts Zig Zag background stamp in Limeade Ice and was completely blinded!   So, I covered up some of that crazy background with a banner stamped and embossed in black with one of the sentiments from my new Stylish Sentiments: Birthday.

Supplies Used (PTI):
Stamps:  Friends Till the End
Paper:  Kraft, Melon Berry
Ink:  Berry Sorbet, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, MFT Fishtail Flags Die, Twine, Striped Impression Plate

So Sorry
Stamps:  Friends Till the End, Signature Greetings II, Hero Arts Envelope
Paper:  White, Kraft
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Kraft, Versamark
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Inktense Pencils, Friends Till the End Dies

Stamps:  Hero Arts Zig Zag Background, Stylish Sentiments:  Birthday
Paper:  White, Limeade Ice, True Black
Ink:  Versamark, Limeade Ice
Other:  Black Embossing Powder, MFT Fishtail Flags Die, Kaiser black pearls

Thanks for Visiting


  1. Joyce all three cards are fabulous! Your use of Friend Till the End is wonderful as both a background and as an embellishment. Loving the sentiment from Stylish Sentiments. Can't wait to get that one.

  2. Gorgeous cards, Joyce! If I hadn't put Friends Til the End into my cart yesterday after seeing the DT revisit it, your cards certainly would have had me ordering it!

  3. Fabulous cards, the friends cards are lovely and the zigzag background stamp is fabulous as is that sentiment. Great designs too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Great cards today. I especially love the watercolor one. The color on that daisy is gorgeous. Your limeade ice card would definitely work as a masculine card.

  5. Joyce, all of your cards are so beautiful! I love those flowers, so big and fabulous! But your last card is my favorite, I just love that you stamped in black on that lime card stock and all of your different zig zags, so creative.

  6. All three cards are just beautiful! The colors and designs are fab! :) Thank you for joining the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

  7. Awesome cards, Joyce! I love the watercolored one. Gorgeous color! And how fun is the zig zag background. Love the bright color and the way you did the sentiment! And I was thinking of all the great ways that background could be used by cutting the blocks apart.

  8. Love them all ! The one you colored with the pencils is gorgeous ,love the color. Hope I never get that one! Love the white embossed card too. Hope you are enjoying our gorgeous weather! I bet it's beautiful at the beach .

  9. pretty cards!! i love the second what you did with the flower!

  10. lovely cards - especially loving the colours on your flower with the inktense pencils.

  11. Fabtastic wallpapers on all your cards, Joyce! You could sell these design ideas!!

  12. What awesome cards. I love what you did with Friends til the End and the clean graphic feel of your last card is wonderful.

  13. Great cards, Joyce! I love them all, but my favorite is the last one you made--the lime and black looks very cool. And it was so nice to see your comment on my blog! Hope you're doing well. :)

  14. Beautiful colors and awesome designs! Love them all! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  15. Joyce, all three of these cards are fabulous! I love the graphic feel of the last one. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  16. I love the last card and how you stamped the different patterns. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  17. These are all fantastic, Joyce! I think the first one is my favorite with the flawless white embossing on kraft. So pretty! Gorgeous work with the colored pencils on your second card, and the last one is so fun and vibrant! I think you really made the bright color work with the large banner. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. Just beautiful, Joyce ... gorgeous flowers on both the wallpaper and as the main image, the zig-zags are truly stunning ... and what a wonderful sentiment! Anita :)


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