Saturday, February 27, 2016

Simon Says Stamp March 2016 card kit and shameless CASEing

So, when I find myself wanting to make a card but have NO idea what to do at all, I CASE someone else's work.  You do too?  Great!  I got my Distress Ink minis (more about that later) and card kit in the mail yesterday, and couldn't wait to play with it, but my mojo was missing in action.  Gone.  Poof.  Fortunately, the card kits come with great inspiration sheets!

Both my cards were completely and shamelessly totally CASEd from Laura Bassen and Suzy Plantamura's examples.  Here they are:

So, I was able to make two very cute cards with absolutely no mojo of my own.

The second card was also my very first attempt at watercoloring with Distress Inks!  I have to say, it worked out pretty well, especially since I only had a large-ish brush and had a hard time getting in all those cute lil details.

Speaking of Distress Inks.  You know I just moved into my new home, right?  So, I was unpacking my desk supplies- I keep all my lil inks in a drawer in my desk, and the big inks in a container of their own- and all my lil cube inks were jumbled together, tops off, ink leaking onto other tops' labels and generally making a big ole mess.  I played with them for a couple of days before I got tired of guessing which top went on which ink and getting disappointed with all the inks that had been so cross-contaminated that I just said "to heck with it" and dumped them in the trash.  I was Distress Inkless for a couple weeks while I waited for my new ones to get here from SSS.  So- if you're going to move, consider taping the tops to the bottoms!  Just saying.

Any hoo.  I had fun and even got a little inky.  Who knows, maybe I'll even find my mojo in here again while unpacking.

Supplies used:

SSS March 2016 card kit
Big Shot Plus- can't say enough good things about this!!!!!
Distress Inks- several colors
A few Copic markers on the bunny card
Some baker's twine that I got somewhere or other
SSS Stitched Rectangles die
The Paper Studio heavyweight white cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Foam tape

Thanks for looking!

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