Category Archives: CAS (clean & simple)

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Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card using the AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set from the NEW Funny Farm line.  How cute is this daschund?  He’s sure to cheer anyone up!

CHA 8 diane zechman

I kept my card CAS to showcase this cute doggy.  Love that sentiment….it’s perfect, isn’t it?  Be sure to check out all 4 sets in the Funny Farm line!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions AiCS38 – Doggy Kisses Set; paper- white, black, SU! Bermuda Bay, MME- Hello Gorgeous; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Stitched Scalloped Edges, and Mix & Match Banners, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, button, crochet thread, glue dots.

Romans 8 and a thank you card

Good morning!

Today I am sharing two projects, a card and a bible journaling page, on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Fantastic Flowers stamp set.  The card I made also uses Kindness Matters.

FF thank you diane zechman

This card is simple but very striking with the flower layered onto the white panel. I simply sponged 3 colors of ink onto white cardstock and stamped the flower on top in black. After I cut the flower out, I hated to throw away the leftover sponged piece, so I stamped the leaves, cut it down to the size I needed, and used it for my background.  I stamped the sentiment and added a few Nuvo drops to finish it off.

After my card was done, I loved the color combo and decided to re-create it in my bible. I chose Romans 8:37-39 to journal. The colors are a little more muted on the bible page but it still turned out fine. I masked the verse and purposely sponged the color lighter on the top left corner.

Romans 8 37-39 diane zechman

The same leaves and flower were stamped in black and highlighted a bit with a white pen. “Made for More” was stamped with the Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha. “Nothing can separate us…” was typed on my computer and cut out.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fantastic Flowers, Kindness Matters and Love Ya Like A Sister Alpha; paper- white, black; ink- Archival Black, SU! Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, and Strawberry Slush; accessories- Raspberry Pink and Ebony Black Nuvo Drops, white pen.

dad

So, I am 2 days late in sharing a Father’s Day card. But…it could really be used any time of the year for a birthday or any occasion.  I was inspired by a card done by Nina Brackett and came up with a water-colored card of my own.

father's day master of the sea diane zechman

Here I used Master Of The Sea and For My Father. The compass was stamped lightly on the panel underneath and I finished it off with two Black Nuvo Drops.

Have a great evening!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Master Of The Sea and For My Father; paper- birch, black, watercolor, SU! Pool Party; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Bashful Blue, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Bravo Burgundy; accessories- Black Nuvo Drops, tracing wheel.

AHH!

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using the 4671- AHH Set from the Ai People.  This gal is hilarious… some days you just need to let it all out. ha!

AHH diane zechman

I kept the card CAS to focus on the lady. Sponging a bit of pink in the center of the oval helped make her stand out. I stamped her a second time, cut her out, and layered her over the first image.  Her shirt was paper pieced to match the skinny border of patterned paper.

Do you know someone having a bad day? She’s perfect!

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4671- AHH; paper- white, black, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, Distress- Spun Sugar; accessories- Copics, MFT Wonky Stitched Ovals, Baker’s Twine, paper flower, button..

hedgie hello

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using two stamp sets… Outline Alpha and As The Deer (two of my faves!)

hello hedgie diane zechman

This is a 4 1/4″ square card.  The letters and hedgehog were colored with Copics. It’s easy, sweet, CAS, and I love it!  (I hope you like it too).  :)

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Outline Alpha and As The Deer ; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics.

kindness matters

Good morning!  There’s some new stamps for June on the Sweet ‘n Sassy website today.  If you haven’t seen them yet, go check them out.  I used two new sets on these cards… Fantastic Flowers and Kindness Matters.

fantastic flowers kindness matters diane zechman

It’s been a busy week so I went CAS with these cards…sometimes I like those the best!  I diecut a rounded rectangle and used it (plus the negative cut) to mask and sponge my frames.

Have a great Friday!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Fantastic Flowers and Kindness Matters; paper- white; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo; accessories- MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, Raspberry Pink Nuvo Drops.

friendship blooms

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card using two new watercolor sets… 4868 – WC Flower Set 2 and 4903 – WC Sentiments Set.

This is a 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 card which will fit into either an A2 envelope or a #6 3/4 standard business envelope.  It’s fun to change up the size once in a while!  The bottom corners were rounded to sort of match my scalloped edge on the patterned paper.

friendship blooms diane zechman

The Ai watercolor sets are a lot of fun! For this card, though, I didn’t use watercolor paper and brushes… I just inked the stamps with markers and stamped onto regular cardstock.

To begin, I sponged green ink onto the bottom of each card using the negative piece of scrap cardstock from a grass die as my mask. You don’t see much of the edge of the grass when you are finished, but I think it looks better than just sponging a straight edge.  Then I repeatedly inked and stamped each flower to fill it in.  Don’t forget to stamp some flowers “second and third generation” so you have lighter and darker images. To do this, simply stamp your flower a second and third time without re-inking the stamp.

friendship blooms 2 diane zechman

Then finish your card as desired.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4868 – WC Flower Set 2 and 4903 – WC Sentiments Set; paper- white, Doodlebug kraft in color; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Always Artichoke; accessories- corner rounder, CC Designs Grass Border die, MFT Stitched Scallop Edges, twine, Nuvo Drops.

big birthday wishes

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “White Space is Nice Space” and we are featuring the 2 new Michaels Clear Sets!  Here I used SC0794- Big Birthday Wishes to make my card.

big birthday wishes diane zechman

In order to have lots of white space, I layered my white panel onto a white card base and kept my patterned paper to a minimum…just a thin strip on the side!  This is such a cute set…these besties look like they are having so much fun.  I kept my color scheme to pink, yellow, and orange…with a little gray and brown neutrals thrown in (HAVE to have some chocolate!).  :)

Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “White Space is Nice Space” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions SC0794- Big Birthday Wishes; paper- white, Doodlebug Sugar Shoppe; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp- Scallop Stitches, Nuvo Drops- Dandelion Yellow & Ripened Pumpkin.

watercolor birds

Hello friends and happy Thursday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a simple card using some of the Ai Watercolor Sets.  I’ve used 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4872- WC Birds Set, 4052- WC Flower Set 1, 4051- Foliage Set 1, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, and 4903- WC Sentiments Set.

I love the little nest in the bird set!  I’ve masked the bucket and pot to add the nest and flowers.

WC nest diane zechman

I diecut an edge on my kraft layer to make a simple banner. Then the image circle was popped up with foam tape and some twine plus a few Nuvo drops finished the card.

Have a great day and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4869- WC Small Container Set, 4872- WC Birds Set, 4052- WC Flower Set 1, 4051- Foliage Set 1, 4867- WC Foliage Set 2 New, and 4903- WC Sentiments Set; paper- watercolor, white, SU! Crumb Cake and Pool Party; ink- SU! markers; accessories- Ai watercolor brush, Ai Watercolor Palette, Ai 1″ clear blocks, 2 1/2″ circle punch, Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, foam tape, baker’s twine, White and Neptune Nuvo Drops.

Master of the sea

Good morning!

Today I am sharing this card on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using two stamp sets… a new set, Master of the Sea, and an older one called Choose Faith.

master of the sea diane zechman

I kept it pretty CAS and one layer…except the two boats are popped with dimensionals.  The words Master and Sea were colored with lighter shades of Copic markers to minimize any bleed-through showing.  For the waves, I stamped them with 6 different shades of blues and blue/greens.

master of the sea inside diane zechman

On the inside I finished my sentiment and added the anchor image to coordinate with the front.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Master of the Sea and Choose Faith; paper- white; ink-  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Midnight Muse, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, and Pool Party; accessories- Copics, foam dimensionals.