Monday, December 11, 2017

Hidden Rainbow

Hey there. Have you ever started a card and the finished product is nothing like you imagined?
So the tag challenge was to create a Christmas tags with a rainbow color way. I took my distress inks and blended over a Strathmore Bristol panel.

Great start right? Well from there it took a dark turn. I had seen Kristine Werner do a fabulous night sky look by blending Distress oxide ink over her rainbow panel. With a little water her colors popped right through the black. Well my brand new pad was dry when I opened it and I had to rub the pad very hard across my paper to get any color down. I the took some snowflake stamps, spritzer them with water and stamped. Blotting up the black as I went. Not much change. So I spritzer the whole panel with water but my colors still didn't come through very good.  I finally heavily sprayed the panel with Shimmer Spritz. I die cut the pine boughs from Tim Holtz and the greeting from Echo Park from 110lbs cardstock. Used Matte Medium to attach them.

It is quite pretty in real life but the rainbow is pretty faint.  Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble, Sue.
I will also be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas/Winter Holiday and Wednesday Gift It challenges.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cup of Sweet

Hey there. It has been a while since I posted. Between using my Instagram account and a family funeral very little stamping has been done. Tonight's project is for two challenges.
I used a set from Papertrey Ink called Candycane Christmas and Bold Diagonal Stripes background from My Favorite Things. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and ink is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PTI November Blog Hop

Hello. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving or maybe you are still celebrating this weekend.
We had a nice family time on thursday. 
My card today brings to mind the thanksgiving spirit. I am joining the Papertrey Ink November Blog hop. The photo below was our inspiration. I stamped a kraft panel with pumpkin colored ink and a buffalo check background then used a stripe from Super Stripes to over stamp with white pigment ink. Trimmed the panel down and layered on a panel of black cardstock. From the Count Your Blessings set I stamped and embossed the beyond measure on a scrap of black cardstock in white detail powder. Also die cut the blessed from the coordinating die set out of black cardstock. The white hexagon panel was a die from Concord &9th that I cut and mounted the blessed to. The ribbon is hem tape that i died with kraft reinker. Mounted it to the stamped panel with foam tape and added everything to an A2 white card base. Sorry that was a lot of directions and i wonder sometimes if they even get read or do people just look at the pictures. Lol.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Celebrate Tree

Hello.  This was a quick ink blending Christmas celebration card. I started with a Bristol panel and masked off a tree shape and blended some Distress Ink in the masked area. I then diecut the star and celebrate from the panel. I also diecut several more from white cardstock. Stacked and glued the die cuts.
I was also following the Less is More challenge where we were to CASE Susan's card below.

And the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.
Finally the Celebrate challenge at AAA Cards.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Plaid Trio

Hey there. I was working on my final cards for my "30 Days of Christmas" cards over on my Instagram page.  I thought it might be fun to throw in a few challenges too.  Most of the cards are based off of the buffalo check background stamp. 

Sorry no instructions for the cards tonight. Just some eye candy. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
P.S. this is the address for my Instagram page.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Inspired by a Snowflake

Hello. Papertrey Ink is having a Create With Us challenge were their designers made a card and you create one also inspired by their project. Below is Betsy Veldmans's card.
She popped her snowflake up with colored fun foam.
Here is my card.

I used royal blue fun foam. Next time I might use two layers of foam so the color is more visible. Stamps, cardstock and dies are from Papertrey Ink. Ink is Distress Ink. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beachy Christmas Wishes

Wishing you a SWEET Sunday. I have a friend that when anything is really good he describes it as "sweet".  Really drawing the word out. So I hope you are having that kind of day. 
My card today is a photo Christmas card and the photo was taken last February on our vacation. 
The Make-It-Monday challenge #303 at Papertrey Ink was to make a photo card. I used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge for my layout.

Also I wanted to mix it up with Essentials by Ellen challenge of using MFT and Ellen stamps together.

Supplies listed below:
Bold Diagonal Stripes (MFT)
Wonky Backdrops (Essentials by Ellen)
Stylish Sentiments Holiday (PTI)
White (PTI)
Tropical Teal & Blueberry Sky (PTI)
Shimmer Spritz
Wink of Stella
Fabulous Frames (PTI)
Twine Martha Stewart
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Hidden Rainbow

Hey there. Have you ever started a card and the finished product is nothing like you imagined? So the tag challenge was to create a Ch...