Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CASology #372: Ball

Hello. Hope all is well in your world. We are doing okay here in Iowa. We have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog for the month of August. 
Our new cue card is...

My card takes the cue of BALL and creates a shape that I keep all my images and greeting within thus creating a CAS card. I started by making the "ball" shape on my white card base. Then stamped the hearts from Paper Smooches Pattenology in four colors of ink. Then using a blender brush I inking within the ball shape with light pink ink. Using the Fun & Flirty set also from Paper Smooches I stamped the greeting in Versafine black ink. I trimmed the card down and mounted it to a hot pink panel. Finally adding a few puffy heart stickers.

Now is your chance to check out the rest of the teams fun cards with the "BALL" cue. Then I hope you will create a card and join the fun on the CASology Challenge Blog.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Time Out Challenge

Hey there. I am doing a little guest designing over on the Time Out Challenge blog today. I am always super honored to be ask to do this. Today the new challenge is posted and they are challenging us to be "PEACEFUL".

When I first saw the peaceful I think about winter snowfall. The blanket of snow outside and me all toasty inside. So I thought of a Christmas card. The word peaceful made me thing about Christmas too. Although as I am writing this the world in general could use a blanket of peace.

My first card uses the For A Child set from Unity Stamps. I stamped the image in Versafine black ink on 110 lbs, white card stock and trimmed it to 3" by 4". The mounted it to a slightly larger piece of black card stock. I used my sewing machine to stitch across the top and then mounted it to a top folding, kraft card base.

My second card started with a white card stock panel that I die cut the village scene and the greeting. Then gluing it to a kraft panel the same size and inserting the village die cut back into the cut out. I then mounted the panel to black card stock, trimming to leave a narrow boarder and using black fun foam I mounted the panel to a top folding, kraft card base.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you will join us and create your own "Peaceful" card.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

CASology #371: Pool

Hey all and welcome to July 2020!  Our brand new challenge over on the CASology Challenge Blog for the month of July is...

Now here again I have no pool stamps but I could just here Jennifer McGuire talk about "pool" ink. So I started by masking and stenciling some "pool" waves. Then hand cut a rescue ring from orange card stock and did a little stenciling on it with orange ink, tied on some black bakers twine and glued it to my card front. I stamped the sending prayers in Versafine black ink with the Vanilla Verbage set from Paper Smooches on a scrap of white card stock and mounted it to the card front with foam tape. Finally I mounted the panel to a white card base with fun foam tucking the end of the twine between the layers. I kept all my images to just a third of the card front to keep it CAS. 

I hope you can join the fun challenge with the Design Team over on the

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

All Rolled Into One

Hey there. Hoping all is well in your world. I decided to push myself to roll a bunch of challenges into a simple one layer card. I started with The Stamp Markets Chunky Outline and Solid alphabet sets, then added the My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments and finally Stamplorations Beautiful you set. This was all stamped on Neenha solar white card stock. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Citrus Stripes

Hello. So I am on a serious man kick thing. Which is good because I tend to be short of manly cards and one of my favorite companies it doing two "manly" challenges.
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is "It's A Man Thing" and the Wednesday challenge is "Masculine".
Also AAA Cards is doing a one layer with photo prompt challenge. This card it just straight forward stamping. Super simple. White, top folding card base stamped with 5 colors of dye ink. I used two stamp sets Daddy Yo 2 from Paper Smooches and Birthday Wishes from The Stamp Market using the colors from the AAA Cards photo.

I then took that one layer card, trimmed the front into a panel and mounted it with fun foam to a white card base.
Sometimes I just need to add a layer. lol.

Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #370: Father

Hey there. Welcome to a new challenge over on the CASology Challenge Blog. Today's cue will help us get a jump on those Father's Day cards we have been meaning to get stamped.

My card today is super simple to create. Just start by gathering all you Father's Day greetings together and pick four colors you think will work together. If you ever have trouble with this Pinterest has tons of color palette ideas.

Here again I started with a white top-folding card base that I stamped the images from Paper Smooches Daddy Yo 2 set. When doing this technique I always start in a corner and work out, building up the phrases and images. Below is another example of the same type of card I had stamped previously. I hope you can join us for the fun challenge.

This card was made with the same stamp set and some fab ink blending. I blended the panel then cut it in strips and rotated every other strip. Die cut the tie from the panel and embossed the greeting on vellum to wrap around the blended panel. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Father's Day Deer

Hey there! I made this card a while back but never posted it. One of my very favorite companies Simon Says Stamp is having two manly challenges and a design team call. I would be so honored if I was selected to their design team. My card started with two kraft panels that I blended dye base ink across. Then splattered with a little water and blotting off excess.

 I then stamped the images from the Modern Christmas set across the blended panel and splattered it with the nickel ink. After stamping and heat embossing the greeting on a strip of chocolate card stock I sewed it to the stamped panel that I had trimmed down. Then layered on the other blended panel and mounted to a kraft, top folding card base.

Papertrey Ink kraft cardstock
Stampin’Up! Choc Chip cardstock

Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots
Papertrey Ink Keep It Simple: Father

Stampin’ Up! Ink: Cameo Coral, 
Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Nickel ink
Spellbinders: Santa’s Workshop die set(stars)
sewing machine
Elmers glue

 The SSS Blog has both a Monday and a Wednesday Challenge. Monday's Challenge is "It's A Man Thing" and Wednesdays is "Masculine". Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #372: Ball

Hello. Hope all is well in your world. We are doing okay here in Iowa. We have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog  for the mo...