Monday, November 11, 2019

Tearing a Sketch

Hello and happy Monday to you! I will admit I post way more cards on my Instagram account than this blog. It is just so quick and easy to just give the details. lol.
The cards I made today were pretty quick to put together with printed paper, a punch, simple stamping and a few die cuts.
Both of the cards used the same supplies. I started with a top-folding A2 white card base. Then taking a piece of printed paper from The Paper Studio cut to 3.35" by 2.27" I tore it at a diagonal to mimic the sketch photo and punched the snowman from the top right corner. The punch is an old one from Stampin' Up. Using the Penny Black Merry and Joy die I cut four from black card stock, stacked and glued them together. I glued the paper to the card base and stamped the greeting from Hello Bluebird (Typed Christmas) in Versafine black ink. Then glued the merry/joy over the torn edge and coated them with black glossy Nuvo drops.

This card will fill the Timeout Challenge inspiration photo, CAS(E) This Sketch and a CAS design for the Less is More Challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Thinking of You

I am so honored again to serve as a guest designer on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week we will be using Simon's own products to create a "Thinking of You" card. 

I started with a Tim Holtz water color panel then added a wash of tan water color paint to the bottom of it with a wide brush. Then added a darker brown wash over the tan towards the bottom. After letting it dry I used Score Tape in both the 1/8" and 1/4" applied to the dry panel and coated with black glitter. I die cut four of the Sweet Tulip Die from Simon Says Stamp out of Neenha 110 solar white card stock and glued them together. Completing the card with a SSS Sentiment Strips 2 cut and mounted to card front with Darice foam strips.

My next card is uses the Sending Happy Thoughts set from Simon Says Stamp. Using a Versafine black, red and green ink on a top-folding Neenha 110 lb white card base. I added a little red Nuvo Glitter drops over the little heart.

For this card I started with a Bristol Smooth panel that I masked with Post-It tape and blended four colors of orchid ink to fade out completely. I used blender brushes to do this. Stamping the wreath and greeting with eggplant ink and the "Sending" with Versamark ink then heat embossing with gold detail embossing powder. I trimmed the panel down and mounted to a top folding white card base popping up the "happy thoughts" with foam tape.

Now is your chance to make your own "thinking of you" card with all the great SSS stamps and dies. Then add you card to the Wednesday Challenge blog for a chance to will a $50 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks for stopping by and come back next week for a new challenge, Sue.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CASology #355: Appreciate

Hello. First I want to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate you and the time you spend to come to my blog. The CASology Challenge Blog 
has a new cue card this morning.

My card was made with rustic cream card stock and a Stampin' Up set, Country Blessings from 2006. The ink used was Late November Kalidacolor ink pad for both the images and greeting. By doing all the layers in the same color card stock. It gives the illusion of space.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you can join us for the challenge. Sue.

25 Days of Christmas Tags: Day 2

Hey there. Tracey McNeely over on the In My Creative Opinion blog is doing a super, fun Christmas tag hop each day for 25 days. Today I will be adding a little inspiration from the one and only Ellen Hutson LLC.
Several month's ago when the Essentials by Ellen set Holiday Characters came out I knew I had to have it. The versatility of this set and dies blew me away. I also used the Wonky Backdrops for the tags. All the images were stamped and cut from 110 lb white cardstock and colored with alcohol markers. Images were attached to tags with foam tape. Greetings are all from Kerri Bradford Studio.


I hope you are enjoying all the great inspiration from the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and will join us by stamping a few tags of your own. Thanks for stopping by, Sue

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CASology #354: Fog

Hey, there is a new cue card up for the next two week challenge on the 
CASology Challenge Blog.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

I will be completely honest with you. This was a really tough cue for me so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. I started with light gray card stock that I stenciled white clouds on. Then I stamped the word "brain" from The Stamp Market's Chunky Alphabet. The "so sorry" was masked from an old sympathy greeting and also stamped with Versafine black ink. Finally I die cut the "fog" letters from vellum and ran them through my Zyron sticker makers and attached them over the stamped "brain".

Nancy Elrick

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Striped Sympathy

Hello and happy Monday to you! We were so happy to see the sunshine today. I never thought my life would be dictated by the weather but with farming it is. It is all in God's control and we are along for the ride. It is a good ride. I was playing along with a few challenges this evening.

 I started with a Bristol smooth panel, masked and blended the ink stripes. Then I die cut the leaves and mounted the panel to an A2 white card base. Using the My Favorite Things color challenges as my inspiration. Then I took the With Sympathy die from Stamplorations and die cut it 4 times from dark gray card stock stacking and gluing them together. After they dried I clear heat embossed the top layer and attached it to my card front. It is a simple clean design just right for the Stamplorations Anything Goes Card Challenge, the Uniko Challenge is anything goes also and my layout followed the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch for this week. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Autumn Leaves Falling...

Hello. It is a beautiful fall day here and harvest is in full swing today. Ha, they didn't need me in the field today so I am on meal duty. Which means I am in the house and have time to stamp. Bonus!!
I was looking through some internet inspiration this morning and saw a technique were they took actual leaves and inked the back side pressing it onto the card stock. Well I took this a step further and inked with distress ink, spritzed with water and pressed onto a water color panel. I am so in love with the results. Also Michele Ferguson created a card the other day that used a charcoal panel with woodgrain texture that I loved. So I used my Lawn Fawn woodgrain cover plate to do the same thing. Thanks Michele! Finally I die cut the Grateful, SugarPea Designs, from the same charcoal card stock, popped the panel up with fun foam and mounted it to an A2 white card base.

Super clean and simple with lots of little details. I will be entering this on the CAS Watercolor challenge, SSS Monday fall/autumn challenge, Uniko Studios Sept/Oct challenge and Stamplorations Clean and Simple Challenge.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Sue.

Tearing a Sketch

Hello and happy Monday to you! I will admit I post way more cards on my Instagram account than this blog. It is just so quick and easy to j...