Monday, February 19, 2024

Altenew February Inspiration

Hey there. I was looking through Pinterest the other day and saw a Moda Fabrics quilt that caught my eye. It had the same charcoal gray color that the Altenew challenge was using. The style of the quilt spoke to my "clean and simple" heart.



The first thing that popped into my head was that using the Trigonometry stamp and die set would be a fun challenge to create a card to mimic the quilt. Using the challenge colors, I stamped and die cut the triangles to create a dimensional image. I then stamped and heat embossed the greeting from the Ellen Hutson Totally Random Sayings stamp set. Thanks, Kelly, for the fabulous inspiration!!



One of my favorite challenges to enter is celebrating a big 10th birthday, TimeOut Challenges. Happy, Happy Birthday TimeOut!!









Sunday, February 18, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #259

Are you ready for a birthday card challenge? We have a new one going on the  AAA Cards Challenge blog.



Stamps: My Favorite Things It's Your Day
Dies: Altenew Bold Alphabet 
Cardstock: 110 lbs White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Acetate, Foam Tape and Shaker Bits



TimeOut Challenges are celebrating a big,10th Birthday and I wanted to do a little celebrating with them also by entering this card. Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.




Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Altenew February Inspiration Challenge #2

 As I mentioned in my last post, I was having fun playing with the color palette from Altenew so I created a little bolder card.



Stamps: Mushroom Greetings
Dies: Bold Thanks Die Set
Ink: Concord and 9th
110lbs White cardstock
Ranger Glossy Accents
White Gel Pen








Altenew February Inspiration Challenge

 Hey there,  Altenew has a new challenge up on their blog with a fun color palette.


What a gorgeous mural on that building. I can see why Kelly was inspired to create a card from this.

My card started with a white panel that I did some ink smooshing with the pink and peach colors. I then die cut the tulips from the Floral Doodles die set.


I used a charcoal panel to set the flowers off like the building wall. Using the Bold Thanks die and Educators Rule sets for my greetings. I created leaves for the tulips from the stems die.


I was having so much fun with this palette that I created a second card with a touch more boldness.





Sunday, February 4, 2024

AAA Card Challenge #258

Hey there. We have a fun, two-week challenge up for you on the  AAA Cards Challenge blog. I love a sketch challenge!



Stamps:
My Favorite Things Deepest Sympathy and Artistic Prints
Scrapbook.com Mid-Century Floral
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Clear Blue Nuvo Drops


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





Sunday, January 21, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #257

Hello. We have a new "CAS" challenge up on the AAA Cards Challenge blog. As we cruise into February, we hope you will create your own card with the theme "Love is in the Air".



Stamps: Sweet Celebrations
Dies: HoneyBee Rainbow Wishes
Heart Punch
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versafine Black



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






Saturday, January 13, 2024

January Inspiration Challenge Cards

 Hey there. On this rainy day I thought I would make a few challenge cards for the Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio January challenges. My first card uses the photo below as my color inspiration. I am on the road with minimal supples so I did the best I could with colors.



Stencil: Altenew Bubble Wrap
Dies: Altenew Floral Doodles
Altenew Bold Thanks
Extras: Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Ranger: Glossy Accents
PTI: linen twine


Pinkfresh Studio January Challenge was a look back at the year of challenges. I chose the May rainbow challenge for my card. I ink-blended a panel, die cut several of each letter and layered them up. The base card has a matching, rainbow ink-blended edge.


Dies: Pinkfresh Studio Julieta Alphabet 
Stamps: Concord and 9th Happy Day


Challenges are my favorite way to produce inspiring cards. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.
















Altenew February Inspiration

Hey there. I was looking through Pinterest the other day and saw a Moda Fabrics quilt that caught my eye. It had the same charcoal gray colo...