Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer School: Session 2

Hey there, Just wanted to share a couple of cards tonight. The first one was created for My Favorite Things Summer School: Day 1. We were taught about creating a monochromatic card.  I chose shades of purple cardstock and the Celebrate Speech Bubble die.

I started by cutting the purple card stock in 1.5" strips and placed them on a piece of Elizabeth Craft adhesive. Then die cut the speech bubble from it and some white craft foam. It all got attached to a 110 lb white top folding note card. I then thought it needed a little something, so I covered the letters with Wink of Stella and Tonic Chrystal Glaze.

This was just a close up to show the detail.
My next card was for the Papertrey Ink Create with Us challenge. I wanted to recreate Stephanie Gold's card below.

I used the Summer Tag Die, Mini Blooms and Keep It Simple: Belated Birthday.

Well that is it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CASology #310: Sports

Hey there. Fun challenge over at the CASology blog today.


Sponsor:  STAMPlorations
I went through my stamps and I do not have any sports stamps so this gave me a chance to get creative.
I started with my The Stamp Market Chunky Outline Alphabet. Stamping the word "SCORE" in black Versafine ink vertically along the left side. I colored in the letters with a yellow marker then using my Happy Hexagon stamp set from Papertrey Ink I stamped the soccer ball panels. Finally I stamped the greeting from the My Favorite things set All About You in Versafine ink. Simple one layer card with plenty of white space. I want to challenge you to think about your stamps in a new way and join us over on the CASology Challenge Blog today.



Sue Symens(you are here)


Thanks for stopping by, go and check out the rest of the teams fantastic cards, Sue.






Tuesday, July 31, 2018

CASology #309: Sunbeam

Hello. Fun stuff going on over at the CASology Challenge blog today. We are kicking off a brand new challenge with the cue card "Sunbeam".
My cards were both made with the same supplies. 110 lbs white card stock, Stampin Up! Yoyo Yellow card stock, Versafine black ink, Papertrey Ink greeting, 
Elmers glue and a sunburst die.


Both top panels were cut to 4" by 5.25" . I just slid the yellow panel to the top left corner on the one card. Thanks for stopping by and go check out the rest of the team's brilliant work. 

Sue Symens (you are here)
Guest Designer: Coni

Monday, July 30, 2018

Quietude Challenge

Hello, Here are couple of cards that I finally got put together tonight.  I have had the pieces setting on my desk for weeks but time has not been on my side till tonight.
Inspiration for the cards came from the Ellen Hutson blog challenge for July. The Pantone Quietude is the photo inspiration. I started with my watercolors and a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I blended the colors from the photo across the paper with a waterbrush. I then used the Altenew cover pate die to cut the panel. I then heat embossed the greeting from Ellen's Mondo Magnolia in Versafine ink and clear detail powder and Ellen's vellum.
My second card uses layered card stock and a Birch Press die set to create the layered circle image. I just used colors of card stock that I felt closely matched the Quietude colors. Then add the greeting from Ellen's Mondo Magnolia heat embossed in Golden Peach embossing powder on Ellen's vellum.

The Simon Says Stamp Challenge for this week was Anything Goes. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Sunday, July 29, 2018

Rainbow Greeting Stripes

Hey there.  We have been on the run for the last few weeks.  I have been posting to Instagam most of the cards I have made lately. Tonight's card was a single layer, top fold birthday card. Using one stamp set from Papertrey Ink I stamped the greeting in a rainbow of ink then just die cut the balloon from Altenew from the front. The balloon string was just drawn with a journaling marker. Walla, clean and simple one layer card.
 I will be entering it in several challenges tonight. Patertrey Ink's Make-it-Monday is all about a repeated stamped greeting, AAA Cards is about using a rainbow and Simply Less is More was a single layer card with stripes. I am counting my words as my stripes.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

CASology #308: Cloud

Hey there.  There is a new challenge over on the 
CASology Challenge blog today.

So if you know me at all one card is usually not enough. I just start playing with ideas and keep making till I really love one. Well today it was my second card. lol.
I started with a 110 lbs white top folding card base. I stamped the letters from The Stamp Markets Chunky Outline Alphabet in Versafine ink and clear heat embossed them. I then cut masks from Post-it notes to mask the letters. Using an cloud stencil from Stampin Up! I sponged light blue ink to create the sky. Removed the masks and colored the letters in with a Yoyo Yellow marker. I then used orange distress ink and a Wink of Stella pen to give the letters shading. Last I added Tonic Crystal Glaze over the letters.
The second card is my favorite. I used a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things to cut the aqua rectangle. Then used the cloud dies from Papertrey Ink to cut out the clouds. Also cut a set from white card stock. The heart die is also from Papertrey Ink, die cut from a scrap of pink card stock. The greeting is from PinkFresh set called Little Love, stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with silver detail powder. I used some metallic thread to tie the heart and cloud together and mounted them with foam tape.


Sue Symens (you are here)


Guest Designer:  Claire












Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Baby Rattle

Hello. One more quick card for today. 
I started with a top folding, 110 lbs white A2 card base. I die cut 5 rattles from the same white card stock and glued them to the front of the card on the left side. Then cut the "baby" from gold glitter card stock and glued it to several white die cuts to pop the word up. Finally attached to the card front. All dies are from Papertrey Ink.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Summer School: Session 2

Hey there, Just wanted to share a couple of cards tonight. The first one was created for My Favorite Things Summer School: D ay 1. We were...