Friday, November 6, 2015

From the Heart Stamps November Blog Hop: CAS and Over the Top

Good morning!  It's time for From the Heart Stamps November Blog Hop; our theme this month is "CAS and Over the Top"...hop along for some fabulous inspiration from the DT!

As you hop along, please leave a comment on each entry.  One random commentor will be selected on each blog to win an image of choice from Faith's store.  

 If you have arrived from the From the Heart Stamps blog you are in the right place, if not why don't you start at the From the Heart Stamps blog so that you don't miss anything.  We were challenged to make 2 cards this "clean and simple" and the other "over the top".  Here's my CAS card:

I choose one of Faith's adorable snowmen, Blowing Kisses, and used the sketch from the Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog. For my CAS version, I kept it really simple with clean lines, minimal layering, a touch of glitter on the red heart, and just a single snowflake for embellishing.  Next up is my Over the Top card:

Here are the changes I have made for my Over the Top version:

1. Downsized the image and added a sentiment.
2. Printed an extra image so I could pop up the hat, gloves, nose and foot for added dimension.
3. Colored the hat and gloves a bit darker than the CAS version, to help balance the addition of the red.
3. In addition to glitter on the heart, I have added glitter to the hat and gloves.  (I've used 3 kinds of glitter!)
4. I've added red to the aqua/white color scheme.
5. I've added another background layer, and matted all layers for definition.
6. I've added 2 extra snowflakes.

Here is a detail shot of the image panel:

Image: FTHS "Blowing Kisses" Digital Image
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110, Gina K. Designs Pure Luxury. PTI Pure Poppy, Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper
Embellies: Martha Stewart Glitters-Crystal Fine, "Sugar Cube", and "Candy Apple"
Extras: Prismas/Goo Gone, Spellbinder's Snowflake Dies, Foam Tape

Now head on over to Brenda's blog to check out her fabulous creation!

Thanks for hopping along with us today; the hop will end on Monday, November 9th at 6:00 a.m.  Winners will be posted on the From the Heart Stamps blog on Wednesday, November 11th.

Challenges entered:

A Snowflake's Promise: Christmas or Winter Theme 
Cheerful Sketches Challenge Blog: Sketch

Dream Valley Challenges: Use the Color Blue
Try it on Tuesday: Lots of Layers

Thank you for stopping by!



Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous cards Angela - love the pretty colours and layout on both of them :-)

Janis Lewis said...

Oh my gosh! Completely adorable!

Jo said...

I haven't coloured up this little cutie yet, love how you've popped it up for simension on the OTT card, and I love the papers you've used too. Fabby cards!
Jo xx

Kathy S said...

Great cards Angela. Love how you photographed them side-by-side. Really allows for the comparison. Also appreciate the way you outlined the changes. I have to say I'm drawn to the Over The Top version. The popped up hat and mittens really add to this card as does the matting. Great work!

Carrie said...

Both these cards are lovely! I especially like the decoupage on the OTT card!

Unknown said...

Really great the explanation for going over the top. Great ideas I can use.

Dee Earnshaw said...

This image is so adorable. Thank you for sharing the differences you made to these cards. It was interesting to know how amazing a card can look with more detail and layers:)

Cammy said...

Looks like we had like minds for this blog hop -- I used the same image and the same sketch for my over the top card! I adore red & aqua together and your OTT card is just beautiful. The bokeh effect of the papers on your CAS card is so soft and pretty -- something that works really well with a CAS layout.

Katydid Cards said...

I love both of these cards. This theme is great!

Marsha said...

Sweet CAS cards and lovely colors.

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Both cards are adorable! Fabulous coloring!


Michelle said...

Wonderful cards! Love how you popped up the hat and embellished the OTT one :)

Just Plain Crafty by Steph said...

Both are sooo cute!! But I love how you popped up the hat and gloves!! Nice touch! TFS!

Sarah said...

I love both of these cards and the little snowgirl's face is so sweet. Sarah W

Anonymous said...

Ultra Fabulous! Love how you paper pieced his clothes :-)

Megan J said...

Hi Angela, beautiful cards, but for me the second card is totally me, I can never leave well enough alone, I love the layers and depth they add. Just a shame on the postage... have a great weekend...Megan

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Angela... Your concept between CAS and OTT is spot on!! I love how you used the same layout on both cards. Loved the extra layering you did on the snowman too!! Beautiful cards!!

Kathy D. said...

They are both adorable but I love the addition of the red and the 3d dimension to the bottom one. I just help but smile when I see this adorable image.
Kathy D.

Lola said...

I would have to say I like both cards equally!

froebelsternchen said...

Such pretty cards! Thank you for joining us at TIOT's!

Cynthia said...

Both cards are adorable, Angela. Lovely colors and great variety on the sketch.

Donna said...

Great take on the sketch for both cards. You've done a wonderful job on they little snowman. Love your color choices too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kika said...

Oh, this is a beautiful and inspiring set of cards! I love the color combination and the layered cap. Great! Thanks for sharing.

chrissie said...

A terrific set of cards with great design
Thank you for joining us at a Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Imke said...

Fabulous cards, Angela. Great that you´ve used the same layut on both and i like that you pop up elements on the Over the Top card.

Anonymous said...

These are great! I love that you added the changes you made - that was a great idea - and what FUN changes! I really like the added dimension on the hat and gloves! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Stolp said...

Adorable! It is one of my favorite images.

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both fantastic Angela! I love the pop of the red paper on the second one and the 3D mitts and toque.

Great work!!


Mel C said...

These are adorable, love how you showed the difference using the same layout!

Lisa Lynn said...

Both of your card are gorgeous. Love that image.

Brenda said...

Angela, amazing how a little extra DP can change a card. I love they way you used the same layout for both, love them both! Hugs!

Kathy said...

These are both gorgeous Angela. I love the color scheme. The popped up parts add such a nice touch to the over the top card.

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute and adorable! Your cards make me smile! I love this precious image!

Creaine said...

wow nice work!! Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck!
Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Bernadet said...

Such a sweet card Angela.
Thanks so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
*Cheerful Sketches DT*

Engelchen said...

very nice cards. Thank you so much for joining us at Cheerful Sketches.
Hope to see you again
Greetings Geesje (DT)