Sunday, April 14, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #263

 Hey there. The AAA Cards Challenge has a new, "CAS" wedding theme challenge up for you today. I decided to play with a soft watercolor palette.



Stamps: Concord and 9th Happy Day
Dies: Kaiser Craft Mr & Mrs
Cardstock: Tim Holtz Watercolor 
110 lbs White
Stampin'Up Mauve
Extras: Arteza Brush Pens, White Detail Embossing Powder

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.




Thursday, April 4, 2024

Altenew April Inspiration Challenge

 Hello. April is here and Altenew has a new challenge for us.


This was such a fun card once it finally came together. I used the Indoor Garden set to create my boho inspired card. I started with Ellen Hutson's Wonky Backdrops to create my wallpaper to ground the shelf. 


The greeting comes from My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments. I heat embossed it in white detail powder.


I added the jute twine and a small brad that I colored with an alcohol marker to create texture. Then I finally I popped the panel up on a kraft top-folding card base with foam tape.









Sunday, March 31, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #262

 Hello, I don't know about you, but birthday cards are probably the most often cards I make. AAA Cards Challenge is helping us out by challenging us with a new sketch today.



Stamps: My Favorite Things Little Birthday Wishes
Dies: Sizzix Celebration Word Blocks
Cardstock: 
110 lbs White
Stamplorations Quick Card Fronts Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Black

 

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.




Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Color Throwdown Guest Stamper

 Hey there! I was asked last week to be the guest stamper on the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. I was honored to accept the color challenge.


My card uses a mid-century design as it inspiration plus I used the donuts for the circle inspiration.


Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Circles
Stamps: Papertrey Ink KIS Birthday 2
I also used some foam tape to elevate the panel.


It came together so quickly and the colors and greeting can be varied for different occasions. I hope you will plan to join us for this fun challenge.








Monday, March 18, 2024

Altenew March Inspiration Challenge

 Hello. Emily Midgett has a great inspiration photo on the Altenew March challenge. 



I had an idea using a clear stamp block to create a faux watercolor rectangle with the inspiration colors. I smooshed ink pads on the block, then misted it with water and layed it ink side down on watercolor paper. Let the block sit for a bit then dry the paper with a heat gun. 


The colors blended beautifully and left me with a fun, irregular edge to the rectangle. I then used black ink to stamp the Captivating Blooms set over the colored block. I extended the colors on a few blooms and leaves with alcohol markers. The greetings are from the Versatile Greetings die set.


For my accents I used enamel dots to match the ink colors and some black baker's twine. Popped my panel up with foam tape on a black, top folding card base.

This also fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challege to "Add a bit of Green".












Sunday, March 17, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #261


Are you ready for some "SPRING"?  We are on the  AAA Cards Challenge blog. So I hope you will join us for a little springy action.



Stamps:
 Simon Says Stamp Geo Flower Builder
My Favorite Thinks Deepest Sympathy
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black


Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.










Sunday, March 3, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #260

Have I ever mentioned that sketch challenges are a favorite of mine? We have a new sketch up on the AAA Cards Challenge blog today that will run for two weeks. I hope you will plan on creating a card and joining the fun.



Stamps: Gina K Be the Rainbow
Cardstock: 110 lbs White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Fun Foam and Glue


Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.




AAA Cards Challenge #263

  Hey there. The AAA Cards Challenge has a new, "CAS" wedding theme challenge up for you today. I decided to play with a soft wat...