Thursday, July 20, 2017

Party Time

Hello, Ellen Hutson is having a July Pin-Sights challenge with this picture as our inspiration.
Now that just screams fun. So my card has a party hat complements if Tim Holtz colored with Prisma colored pencils and a Papertrey Ink shaker filled with glass beads and tiny butterfly pink sequins to give the receiver a big party type smile.
Papers are from a Basic Gray Urban Praire pad. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



Christmas in July

Hey there, This will be my first Christmas card of the year.  I am still trying to perfect the watercolor techniques with Distress Ink.  This was all stamped on Canon watercolor paper.
I stamped the Beautiful Blessings:Holiday greeting in waterproof black ink then again just below it with Vesamark ink. Clear embossed it for a drop shadow effect. This was for the PTI Make-it-Monday #291 resist shadow challenge.  I used red and green Distress Ink to watercolor over the greeting creating a diagonal line for the Reverse Confetti #50 sketch challenge. I did cut the rectangle panel with  Spellbinding die and popped it up with some foam tape. To enforce the diagonal line I stamped the SU bayberry sprigs in white ink and embossed them. Lastly I am entering this in the CAS-ual Friday's CFC#178 Chistmas in July challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Clean and Simple HB

Hi again, Tonight I thought I might try a sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.
The sketch was picked by the "clean team" so I tried to make my card as clean as possible.  Started with a 4.25" square card. Impressed 2 Spellbinders dies at an angle and die cut PTI candles in the center of the squares. I backed the candles with an old Stampin Up background paper. Flames with yellow cardstock and glossy affects with glitter. 
Lastly I cut a banner and stamped a PTI birthday greeting in orange and mounted it with foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sparkle and Shine

Hello, I had a bunch of leftover card pieces on my desk and wanted to put them together. I will enter this on the Simon Say Stamp Work it Wednesday challenge for July. We were to "bling it up".
I used watercolor paper and Distress Ink for the background. Die cut and layered several white cardstock "shine" together to give it thickness then glittered it.  I die cut the "BRIGHT" from mirrors cardstock. Added some glitter dots and some drops of Glossy Accents across the panel. Last I mounted it to a light gray A2 card. Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, July 10, 2017

CFC177 Tic Tac Toe

CAS Friday's has a challenge using this board.
I chose the bottom row.  I am not sure how "clean and simple" a rainbow, shaker card with texture can be but here it is...
Thanks for stopping. Happy stamping!

Less is More #336 &337/AAA Cards Challenges

Hello, so these card challenges were for a single layer card with a colored base and a card that spoke of summer. I started with a lavender base and with lavender ink stamped PTI text background staggered out.  Then stamped the Peonies in Versamark and embossed with clear detail powder. I also did this with the happy birthday greeting. Last I just added some watercolor highlights on the flower and leaves.  It was quick and easy with a "wow" effect.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.


Create with PTI

I got lost along the way but I am back and trying to get back in touch with my stamping self. Desided a good ole Papertrey Ink challenge might be a good start so here we go. I used the Cover Up: Diamonds by Dawn McVey as my inspiration.
 
I white heat embossed the PTI wood grain background on white cardstock then used Distress ink over it with a blending tool. I tried to drop some water on the ink to get a reaction but I think it was lost in the wood grain. Trimmed panel and mounted it to a white card base. Stamped the greeting in dark brown ink and mounted over embossed panel. Last I just added a few glitter dots.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping.