Monday, July 22, 2024

Altenew July Inspiration

 Hello. I love Tenia color palette this month for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge. Such bright, fun colors. Happy colors.




Stamps: Altenew Bamboo Rose and Sweet Bouquet
Stencil: Altenew Bubble Wrap
Extras: washi tape, Sequins and Nuvo Drops


Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge is all about adding a sentiment to your project.













Sunday, July 21, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #270

 Hello. I have a simple, one-layer card for you today that fits our new challenge on the AAA Cards blog.



Stamps:
 Simon Says Stamp Hi There Greetings
HoneyBee Free Bee
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp Simple Patterns Trio
Cardstock: 110 lbs White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Clear Detail Embossing Powder and Stickles

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.






Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Modern Twofer Card

 Hello. I had some time this morning to work on a few cards, so this idea popped in my head for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the Color Throwdown challenge.



Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Greeting Mix 1
Dies: Sizzix Hanging Planter
Scrapbook.com Strips Dies
Extras: vellum, white detail embossing powder, staples


I like to think it is all in the details. From the striped panel, vellum banner, staples and the strip holding the hanging plant. Thanks for stopping by Sue.






Monday, July 8, 2024

Signature Elements

Hello. I was thinking about what makes my card "read" Sue Symens? Can you tell I have made a certain card by just looking at it? Altenew July Inspiration Challenge has a designer that I have often admired her cards, and usually I can pick her cards out just by looking at them. Why? She uses signature elements.



Tenia almost always uses washi tape, staples, good amount of white space and an elevated image. I tried to think of what I use most on my cards. Whites space, raised panel, usually off-centered image and sometimes a washi flag or stripe of washi down one side. I am not sure what others see but those are things I used today to honor Tenia in my card.


Using Altenew's Captivating Blooms set to stamp my image on both the card base and the ink blended panel.


I was inspired by Carly's card I saw on Instagram this morning.


So, what are your Signature Elements?
Are there some in my cards that jump out at you? Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is all about summer fun.  











 

Sunday, July 7, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #269

Hello. Bring on the summer heat, please. On the AAA Card Challenge we have a new, summer fun CAS Challenge.



Stamps:
Ellen Hutson Stay Cool
My Favorite Thing Every Flavor of Happy
Cardstock: 110 lbs White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Glossy Accents and fun foam

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.






Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Two Cards with Different Views

Hey there. I received a new, sweet stamp and die set this week, Dainty Florals from Altenew. I also am pretty in love with this pink, purple and orange colorway of this month's Inspiration Challenge.


The Bubble Wrap stencil became the perfect grounding point.



So my first card had plenty of open white space but my second card gave me a chance to play with some watercolor. I used the Leaf Canopy set to create the card with Distress Ink.














 
 

Sunday, June 23, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #268

 Hey there! You know I love a great sketch challenge. We have a new one up on the AAA Cards Challenge today.



Stamps: The Stamp Market Bloominous
My Favorite Things Deepest Sympathy
and Artitstic Prints
Ellen Hutson Boken Dots


We hope you will create a card for this fun, sketch challenge.






Altenew July Inspiration

 Hello. I love Tenia color palette this month for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge . Such bright, fun colors. Happy colors. Stamps: Altenew...