Under the Sea CAS cards

Under the Sea CAS cards

Hi everyone!  Thanks so much for popping by today.  I really don’t tend to do many CAS cards but felt like giving them a try for you today.  To add a little bit of detail I created my own embossing templates!  I did this by die cutting each die cut 4 times and gluing 2 layers together for a double layer.  You will have to experiment with this depending on your machine and thickness of the cardstock.  This is what worked the best for me!

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Card #1 – Thank You From Under the Sea

Joann-Larkin-Thank-You-From-Under-The-Sea

Joann-Larkin-Thank-You-From-Under-The-Sea-Open

 

Products Used:

HCPC-3736 – Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3740 – Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-776 – Eyelet Oval Die
HCD1-796 – Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-797 – Under The Sea Coral Die
HCDP1-266 – Under the Sea Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Color Box Lipstick Red Ink, Fossilized Amber Distressed Marker, Lemon Flower Soft, Peeled Paint Distressed Crayon, Versamark, Watering Can Embossing Powder, Ribbon from my stash and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Final card measures 5 ” x 7 ” To create this card start by taking a piece of Red cardstock 7″ x 5 1/2″ and with the 5 1/2″ side on the top or your scoring board, scor at the 1/2″ mark.  Next cut a piece of white cardstock 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″.  The embossing on the white card stock was done by taking the Under The Sea Coral Die cutting it 4 times out of a piece of white card stock.  Glue 2 layers together to end up with 2 pieces, both double thick.  Using a piece of removable tape, fasten both of the double thick die cuts to the White card stock to use as embossing templates.  Emboss as per the setup for your machine and remove.  Note:  you can use this method for almost any type of die cut.  Experiment and see what you come up with 🙂  It is a great way to use what you already have for some extra dimension.

The Tropical Hibiscus flower was stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and distressed with Lipstick Red ink and Fossilized Amber Distressed Marker for the flower stamens.  Shape flowers with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit and accent by adding some Lemon Flower Soft to the stamen and flower center.  The leaves under the flower were also stamped on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and colored with a Peeled Paint Distressed Crayon.  Finally the sentiment was stamped from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Watering Can embossing powder before die cutting with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die.

Layer the elements that are built above as shown, finish off with some pieces of ribbon and enjoy!

Card #2 – You Inspire Me

Joann-Larkin-You-Inspire-Me

Joann-Larkin-You-Inspire-Me-Open

Products Used:

HCPC-3737 – Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3740 – Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCD2-750 – Cut Mat Create 1B Die
HCD1-797 – Under The Sea Coral Die
HCDP1-266 – Under the Sea Paper Collection
Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board
Memento Dye Ink Pad – Espresso Truffle
Rock n’ Roll Prills

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Cardstock, Red Cardstock, Astoria Decorative Accent, Astoria Labels, Archival Red Geranium Ink, Fossilized Amber Distressed Marker, Versamark, Red Cinnabar Embossing Powder, Black Soot Distressed Ink, Fine Crystal Glitter, Lace and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

This card is a 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ card.  I decided to make it a bit larger due to the size of the Under The Sea Coral Die. To make this card take a piece of red cardstock 7 1/2″ x 5 3/4″, with the 5 3/4″ side on the top, scor at the 1/4″ mark.  Next cut a piece of white card stock 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″.  The embossing on the white card stock was created by taking the Under The Sea Coral Die and die cutting it 4 times out of a piece of regular white card stock.  Glue 2 layers together to end up with 2 pieces, both double thick.  Using a piece of removable tape fasten both of the double thick die cuts to the white card stock to use as embossing templates.  Emboss as per the setup for your machine and remove.

The flowers were created by stamping the Under the Sea Coral Cling Stamp Set on white cardstock with Expresso Truffle and cut with the matching die and distressed with Archival Red Geranium Ink before cutting them apart and adding some dimension using tools from the Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit.  The stamens were colored with a Fossilized Amber Distressed Marker before accenting them with prills.

The sentiment from the Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set is stamped on white cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with Red Cinnabar Embossing Powder before die cutting with the Cut Mat Create 1B Die and rubbing the edges with Black Soot Distressed Ink.

Finish the front of the card by adding a little Fine Crystal Glitter to the corners and a bit of lace on the left side of the card.

Do not forget to decorate the inside!  This was completed by adding a die cut of the Astoria Decorative Accent with the center using a die cut of the Astoria Labels and the paper from the Under the Sea Paper Collection.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

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