Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Wreath Two Ways

Hello. Happy Tuesday to you! Today I was challenged to take a wreath and create two different projects with it. My wreath die unfortunately was a unmarked die that I had picked up along the way. So I do not have a manufacture for you. Here are my two projects.

The card started with a watercolor panel from Tim Holtz. I wet it down and blended my Arteza Realbrush pens in fall colors across the panel. I then took metallic gold and yellow watercolor paints and splattered the panel. After it was dry I cut it down 1/4" on two sides. I die cut two white wreaths and cut them apart to stretch across the card, attached them with spray adhesive and ran them through my die cut machine to press them down. Then I die cut two thank you greeting one each from brushed gold and white card stock. After off setting them a little I glued them in place with liquid glue. I attached the panel to a 110 lbs, white card base and added a few white Nuvo drops.

My next project with the wreath die was a tag. I die cut both a white and red tag and a red wreath. The tag die is from Papertrey Ink and the greeting is from The Stamp Market. Followed the same process and added a few white Nuvo drops to jazz it up a little.
 The tag was inspired by Amy Kolling (day 13) for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags also using the Time Out Challenge for color inspiration. Wreath, red, white and grey.

Simon Says Stamp has two Thanks/Thanksgiving challenges going on their Monday and Wednesday Challenges. The card will fit both of those. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #321: Glass

Hello. There is a brand new challenge over on the CASology Challenge Blog today.

Todays card started with my standard top folding 110 lbs white card base. On a white 5.25" by 4" white panel I die cut the glasses and paper pieced the colored glasses in. I then took a scrap of red cardstock and stamped and heat embossed the greeting from My Favorite Things. Then popped it up with some foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Create With Us

Hey there.  It is release week over on the Papertrey Ink Blog. I have always admired Stephanie Gold's work. She blends clean and elegant effortlessly. My goal for this challenge was to take her card as my inspiration but to make a card that is all my own.

To create my card I used 3 PTI stamp sets:
Tree Trimming Trio
Sketched Shape
Holiday Button Bits
 I used a kraft card base and die cut five deer from white cardstock with a Sizzix die, stamping the top one with Vesafine black ink then gluing them all together for dimension. The red tree was also stamped in black ink with the Concord and 9th's plaid background stamp. I thought the red buffalo check was trending everywhere this holiday season. That I would add it to my card. I took some hem tape and colored it with kraft colored ink, scrunching it up to dry. The two banners are stamped in red and white pigment ink. After all the layering was done I added a few black Nuvo drops to finish it all off.

This might be my favorite Christmas card this year. I love to use kraft and red together for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Color Challenge Sympathy

Hello. I have been playing with a lot of kraft card stock lately. I have always enjoyed the rustic quality of kraft card stock. Todays card started with the sketch over on the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge and the My Favorite Things color challenge.

The stamps are all from one set, Peace and Comfort from CAS-ual Fridays. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stars in My Eyes and Christmas Project

Hey there. Here are a couple of project to share with you today. First was a card for a couple of challenges.
I started with a white panel that I added to strips of gold washi tape to and then heat embossed the thank you from The Stamp Market in gold glitter powder. I die cut the stars from Papertrey Ink and added the gold dots. After it was dry I mounted it to a white card base with foam tape. I followed the sketch from My Favorite Things for the layout and created a clean card with dimension for the Less is More challenge. Finally it is a thanks card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Next I created one more layered ornament for a gift using the Birch Press Viva die. I made two others this morning and they are posted on my Instagram account. This one I used the Color Throwndown palette and added Nuvo glaze to the holes. All of them are double sided. These tags were all a part of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. So much inspiration going on over there. I was inspired by Tracey for this day 7 entry. Peace die is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

CASology #320: Compliment

Hey there.  It has been a while since I have done much stamping. Harvest was in full swing this past 2 weeks. I have been in the tractor either running grain cart or working ground. Busy time of year for us. Well now onto the newest challenge over on the CASology Challenge blog.

Sponsor:  Lawn Fawn

My card started with a top folding, 110 lbs white card base. I then stamped the blue triangles from the Wonky Backdrops set. The greetings were stamped in three colors of ink from the Ellen Hutson set Totally Random Sayings set. Then I re-stamped the "GREAT" and the stars in Versamark and heat embossed with clear detail powder.

This one was stamped with a lighter blue ink and a different colored greetings.

My idea for this card was to use it as a graduation card. Now go check out the rest of the design teams cards. Hopefully you will feel inspired to play along with us. Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Guest Designer:  Jane W.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

CASology #319: Arithmetic

Hello. I am back with a brand new cue for the CASology challenge blog today.

This might be considered an archaic word these days. I can't say I have heard any children use it in a long time. lol.

I took a little artistic license with this one. My dies are all from Sizzix, the plus and equals sign are from Stampin' Up and the greeting is from Papertrey Ink. The staples are from Tim Holtz. The card below was actually my first card created. I thought I need to make a more neutral card also.

Now you can go check out the rest of the teams "math" skills. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sue Symens (you are here)

Rachel Bergfeld

Guest Designer:  Hannelie B.

A Wreath Two Ways

Hello. Happy Tuesday to you! Today I was challenged to take a wreath and create two different projects with it. My wreath die unfortunately...