Monday, June 18, 2012

Let your Light Shine and You're the Best: A two card Monday plus a Quick Tip!

Happy Monday!  I had some time in my crafty space the past couple of days to make a few cards.  Today I have TWO!  Amazing that!  WooHoo!  The first card uses VLV June Week 2 Sketch by Tosh!  I knew when I saw this one I just had to jump in when I got a chance.  I just love layering.  Great sketch!   

For this card I am using Verve's Let Your Light Shine stamp set.   I played around with some more corrugated cardboard, a silver doily, and some glitter!  Love the tonal effect with all the textures and patterns.

The second card is supposed to be CAS.  I am using Janelle's VLV June Week 3 Sketch which is CAS!  I must tell you now that when I started the card it was CAS....then (*signing* here) the crafting muses took over and I looked at the card when they were done and went, huh?  ;)  That is my story and I am sticking to it.  CAS or no I could not rip it apart and start over. LOL!  Great sketch, Janelle!  I do apologize for torturing the CAS out of it! 

For this card I used Verve's Text Objects for a soft kraft on kraft scripty background touch,   I used Seeing Stars for the focal sentiment and a few stars.  I also combined sentiments or images from Dude and Super Dad.    I used Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner die for the focal image sentiment.  I cut in vintage cream and the other in kraft for a touch of layer at the tip of the ribbon banner.

Quick Tip!

Lately, I have been playing around with textures from fabrics, metals, plastics, and cardboard.  A few weeks ago I posted a card using some Aida Cloth.    When I made this card, I wanted to add some textures so I decided to use the Aida Cloth again which gets sort of flimsy and frayed when die cut.  A good thing, but it needs a card stock backing at times if the die cut is really dainty.  When I die cut these stars out, I put the aida cloth on top of the vintage cream when I ran it through my Vagabond.  The results was the embossed vintage cream card stock with the aida cloth texture.  LOVE IT!  What a fun surprise!  I decided to add small and one large to these layered stars for more fun!  If you look at the close up picture, you can see the aida cloth on top with the aida cloth embossed one underneath sandwiched between corrugated bottom layer.  So cool!  Just had to share!  What items have you added to your die cut layers that created textured patterns?  Please share! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!   


Playing along in  a few blog challenges!
Inspire Me Friday's:  Anything Goes
Paper Playtime:  Say it with Sentiment/Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Inspiration Photo
Make it Monday always Anything Goes
Tammy Scrapin Corner Ribbons or Bows
One Stitch At A Time  Stitching Real or Faux (top card real bottom faux)

Stamps Verve's Let Your Light Shine
Paper PTI smokey shadow and vintage cream, MME dp
Ink PTI smokey shadow, Ranger brushed corduroy
Accessories Sewing machine, glue tape, ink distressed seam binding, silver doily(Micheal's), MFT fishtail die, corrugated cardboard, stampendous silver glitter and snow glitter, Quickie glue pen, Ranger distressing tool, Scor-Tape

Stamps Verve's Text Objects, Seeing Stars, Dude, and Super Dad
Paper The Paper Company Kraft, Echo Park dp
Ink Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, PTI Ocean Tide, Memento black
Accessories Cuttlebug embossing folder, Verve's Cut Above Ribbon Banner die, PTI buttons, PTI stars dies, aida cloth, corrugated cardboard, May Arts ivory twine, Scor-Tape, dimensionals.


  1. OK you TOTALLY made me LAUGH with the CAS posting!!! :) I gotta say, I ADORE my AIDA Cloth and that tip about it embossing the CS under it... well, first off, I hadn't thought to use CS as a toughener upper and the fact you get a two-fer out of it? AWESOME!!!! Thanks Bet!!!

  2. Well, it's a CAS card for you, how's that LOL! Love the aida cloth star and texture you added to the others with it. Fun twist using the banner die for that sketch. Love the tiny bit of lace peeking out behind the star card and the corrugated paper is a lovely touch. Well done using the bow for the circle element.

  3. Just lovely...I love both cards. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

  4. Okay, it is people like you that put my card crafting skills to shame. But that is a good thing- VERY beautiful cards.

  5. Just Gorgeous. I love them both. I have to tell you the layouts are amazing.

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  6. wow those layers are really wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  7. Wow! They are both stunning Betty! Absolutely gorgeous!! So happy to see you playing along with us!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  8. Gorgeous card and colours Betty. I saw this on Make-it-Monday..Faye

  9. Both of your cards are lovely. I struggle with CAS cards too but yours is great. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

  10. two wonderful cards betty them ,the colours are so rich and i love the layouts
    thanks for joining us at MIM
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  11. Beautifully done CAS or not....: ) I love your tip too- the texture is awesome! Love the tones too. Stopping by from Make it Monday.

  12. These are gorgeous, I love the style and beautiful stamping. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

  13. Very pretty!! Amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!

  14. Both fabulous cards, Love the Light shine stamp. Truly gorgeous creations.
    Saw your link on MIM. I'm #76 and #215 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  15. Beautiful cards Betty!! Saw your card on MIM and wanted to get a closer view. Love the stamp sentiment. Have a great day!! Gloria

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