Tuesday, January 21, 2020

CASology #360: Crystal

Hey there! We are up for a brand new challenge on the CASology Challenge blog today and our new cue card is crystal clear...lol!

A long time ago I watched Jennifer McGuire make a clear card. I thought this might be the perfect challenge to try this out on. So I used a piece of window film cut 11 by 4.25" and scored it on the 5.5" mark. Then folded and creased it with my Teflon bone folder. I die cut three white rectangles and two green ones that were slightly larger than the white ones. After stamping and clear embossing the candle from Papertrey's Wishes Come True set, I added the black greeting from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words set. Then just layered it up using Score Tape for a secure hold. White, green, clear, white on front and white, clear, green to back cover. Finally adding a little Stickels to the flame. This left plenty of crystal, clear space for your eye to travel.

Now is your chance to go check out the teams fabulous cards for this crystal challenge.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Winter Sky Palette

Hello from the bitter, cold north. We have been locked indoors for two days with a blizzard and today we have not made it above zero. I think my mojo might be frozen also. I did some essential sewing today and tried to make a few cards too. We have had such beautiful winter sunrises and sunsets this year. The colors have been spectacular.
 My card started with a white, top-folding card base that I inked blended four colors of Distress ink with a blender brush. Then placing a doily to act as my stencil I spritzed the panel with water, let sit a bit and dabbed off the excess with a microfiber cloth. I heat embossed the Beautiful Blooms 3 stamp set from Uniko with Versamark ink and white detail powder in the lower right corner. I coated the flower and leaves with clear Wink of Stella. The greeting from Altenew was also heat embossed at the base of the one-layer card. Finally adding a few Nuvo and Stickel's drops.

This is for the challenges listed below:
Less is More Off-Centered One Layer
Uniko Cool Winter Colors
(I took my color palette from the challenge photo)
AAA Cards One Layer Card
SSS Wednesday Stencil Challenge
Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Shaker Card Times Two

Hey there. I was in a shaker card mode today. I created two birthday cards that are very different from each other. A clean and simple one for a man and a bright colored one for a woman. These are both going to be entered in the AAA Birthday Card Challenge, making a shaker card.

I used the Daddy Yo 2 stamp and die set from PaperSmootches to create my mini shaker card. This card will also be entered in the Less is More living coral and true blue challenge. The tie was colored with alcohol markers.

My second card used Time Holtz Happy Everything Blueprints stamp set and the large number dies from Papertrey Ink to create a fun 40th birthday shaker card. The greeting is from a CASual Friday's birthday set. I water colored the hat with my Arteza Bruch pens.

AAA Birthday Card Challenge is also doing a Design Team call. Here is hoping they like my cards! Thanks for stopping by tonight, Sue.

CASology #359: Repeat

Happy, happy new year to you! Welcome to 2020 and a new challenge over on the CASology Challenge blog. Our new cue card is...

My card is a simple, one-layer card that started with a top-folding, 110 lbs white card base. Stamping each greeting twice with four colors of ink for my repeat. Finally over stamping the envelope with black Versafine ink. All the stamps are from Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts set.

Who doesn't like a little happy mail? Now is your chance to go check out the teams fun "repeat" cards.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Week 3

Hey there. Well we are about a week out from Christmas and hopefully your cards are all sent. So in today's post for CAS-ual Friday's Stamps, as their guest designer, I am moving on to baby and birthday cards. I have had such fun doing some design work for this great company this month. I used the Somebunny stamp set and Bunny dies.

My first card started with a watercolor panel that I ink smooshed purple and black distress ink over. When it dried I splattered gold watercolor paint over the background. on a scrap of white card stock I stamped and heat embossed the bunny in gold detail powder and watercolored the moom in the same gold paint that the splatters were made with. I die cut the welcome 3 times from eggplant card stock and glued and stacked them together. The little one was also heat embossed. Trimming my panel down to 4 by 5.25 I mounted it to an top folding, A2 white card base.

My next card started with a white card stock panel that I stamped the balloon bunny and greeting in black ink and colored him with alcohol markers. Then I stenciled the blue clouds and sun over the background. Adding the grass with the markers. I carefully cut the center of the balloon out with and exacto knife for the shaker element. I trimmed the panel down to 4 by 5.25" and mounted a scrap of acetate to the back of the panel over the balloon hole. Then on an top-folding, A2 white card base I attached the red balloon cut from the front panel and used foam to create the shaker pocket for the stars. Finally gluing the stamped panel to the card base.

For my final card I wanted a dreamy watercolor sky for our bunny to be hanging from so I wet a water color panel and played with soft pink, yellow and navy watercolors to create a sky. When it was dry I stamped the bunny, stars and greeting in navy ink. Trimmed the panel to 4 by 5.25" and added to an top-folding, A2 navy card base. Whenever I create a card with a dark colored card base I add a white panel inside the card to write on.

Here is your chance to head on over to the CAS-ual Fridays store and get 15% off your order with the code below. Happy shopping and thank you for stopping by, Sue!

Michelle was super generous with me and I wanted to pass it on so I created a bunch of cards for our local cancer center. They can use them to give encouragement to patients. I used the Hope Ribbon set and Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die. Thanks again Michelle! Check out how you can share with your local cancer centers. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CASology #358: Branch

Hello there. Well if you don't have your cards out yet there is still time to make a few quick, CAS cards. We have a new cue card up today on the CASology Challenge Blog.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

My card is a quick one-layer card with a little sparkle. I used a top folding 110 lb white card base that I stamped with the branch from the Papertrey Ink Take A Bough set. Then stamped the greeting from the same set in Versafine black ink. Using Versamark ink I stamped the star and heat embossed it with gold glitter embossing powder and pierced the branch and star with a needle. Using some metallic gold thread I tied them together tying a bow.

I made a second card too. I used the Dotted Blooms from Altenew that I stamped in chocolate ink and then used alcohol markers to color it in. Then I added a little sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

I am sure the team has some fun projects for you to get your creative juices going. Then I hope you will join us and stamp a "branch" card of your own. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CAS-ual Friday Stamps Week 2

Hello. Hope your week is off to a great start. Today I am doing my next guest designing post for the fabulous CAS-ual Friday's Stamps blog. I used the Snowy Sayings and the Funky Flakes Fri-dies to create some fresh and fun Christmas cards.

Card #1: I started with a watercolor panel that was wet down and ink smooshed with Distress ink in aqua and purple. When dry, I spritzed the panel with Shimmer Spritz. Then die cut the snowflakes from the Funky Flakes dies. The panel was backed with a piece of white glitter paper and die cut snow flakes where glued to the front panel. The greeting was stamped in orchid ink and then I added a few sequins and clear Nuvo drops. The panel was then added to a top folding, A2 white  card base.

Card #2: I cut a white panel to 2.75" by 6.5" and a card base of kraft card stock 6.5" square, scoring it at 3.25". Then using the Funky Flakes dies I cut a brocade blue, kraft and salmon flake from card stock. Measuring to find center of my white panel I first glued down the kraft snowflake then the other two. I stamped the greeting on the bottom of the card base in kraft ink and mounted the white panel to the card with foam tape.

Card #3: This card stated with a watercolor panel that I dropped and swirled different colors of blue watercolor paint onto the panel. I did this in three layers letting the panel dry between layers. Then stamped the snow flake border from the Snowy Sayings set filing in around it with a few of the flakes in navy ink. After stamping the greeting from the same set I trimmed .25" from the panel and mounted it to a royal blue card base and added a thin strip of light blue glitter washi tape.
Here are 4 more ideas for you. I was just on a roll with this great stamp set and dies!

I hope you will join me next week to see what fun new ideas and stamps I will be working with and Michele has offered this great discount code to use for 15% off your order this month! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #360: Crystal

Hey there! We are up for a brand new challenge on the CASology Challenge blog today and our new cue card is crystal clear...lol! A...