Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey Blog Hop #2/ Retro Sketches

Hello.  I love white on white.  Clean and crisp. The Papertrey Blog Hop for December is a "White on White" challenge.
I started with PTI white cardstock and stamped the plaid background with the stripes background stamp set in white ink.  Embossing it with white detail powder.  Then I die cut the shape with a Spellbinders die.  Stamped and embossed the joy from a Martha Stewart stamp set and layered it on the die cut shape.  Then wrapped it with twine.

Mounted it on a white card base with foam dots.

I used the Retro Sketches #43 as my inspiration for the card.

Thanks for stopping by again,
Sentimentally Sue.

December Blog Hop

Hey all! Hope you had a great Christmas.  So the challenge at Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop was " White on White".  I started thinking about this and thought what would make white on white stand out?  Texture, glitter and dimension?
So I started with scoring lines on the front of the card every 1/4".  Then laid 1/8" score tape in between each line.  I did the first 3 lines with glitter, then white Pearl-Ex and then glitter on the last 3 lines.  I die cut the "blessed" greeting and popped it up with foam tape.  Punched a hole in the glitter layer and tied white satin ribbon through the hole.  Then popped the whole glitter panel up on a white base card.  White cardstock is all Papertrey Ink.

This picture shows the glitter verses the pearl-ex up close.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sentimentally Sue.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gift Tag MIM#94

Hello!  First of my Christmas tags.  Need to get busy making a bunch.  I would like to make some sets to use as gift for a few friends.  This one started with Papertrey Inks latest Tag Sale die.

The Make-It-Monday Challenge this week was a Detail Glitter Challenge.

The PlayDate challenge was my Color inspiration and the CAS-Fridays challenge was to make a gift tag.  And last but not the least Simon Says Stamp have a anything goes challenge!

Thanks for dropping by for a visit.  I will be back soon!
Sentimentally Sue

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Peaceful Snow

Hi again.  I love the color combo of Aqua, Kraft and White.  This card was a challenge for CASE Study blog.  I used the Beautiful Blessings: Holiday and Snowflake Medley stamp sets from Papertrey Ink.
I took the challenge card below and flipped the design 180 degrees.  The stitche lines echo the stems of the flowers and the snowflakes represent the flowers.

Thanks for dropping by,
Sentimentally Sue.

Winter Cottage

Hello, No snow yet here but we know it will come.  I do love the clean white and the sparkle of it all.  I hope my card catches some of the clean white and sparkle.  This is a single layer card.  All I did was score the bottom and folded it up to the front after tearing off part of it to create the snowdrift.  I used Stampin Up's Kiwi Kiss and Rich Razzelberry ink.  The house and tree stamps are from Inkadinkado.  Cardstock and greeting are from Papertrey Ink.

The Less is More challenge was to use a house on a single layer card.
The CAS-UAL Friday's blog challenge was to tear the edge on your project.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you will come to visit again!
Sentimentally Sue

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Santa in Plums

Hey there!  I had seen this color combo in a different card earlier in the week and thought it would be fun to use a a Christmas card.
I used Rich Razzelberry, Bravo Burgundy, Pale Plum and White ink all from Stampin' Up.  I started with a circle mask and rubbed the plum ink around the edges.  Then used the other part of the mask to rub white ink in the circle area. This was all done on Kraft cardstock.  I stamped the Santa in the Razzelberry ink and the lace in Burgundy ink.  I did a little shading with a Copic marker in a warm gray color.

 The colorway is from the Play Date Cafe weekly color challenge.
 My sketch is from the Craft's Meow Monthly sketch challenge
The CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week was to use tearing on your project.

Well that is it for now.  Thanks for stopping by!
Sentimentally Sue

Inky Love...

Hello and Happy Saturday!  Man, it is beautiful here today.  So to explain the title of this post is to admit to stamp neglect.  Do you have those stamps that you just had to have, just needed to fill that empty spot in your collection?  Well the Houndstooth Background was one of those for me.  I still love it but I don't use it as often as I should.  So this card will be entered in Passion for Papertreys "Inky Love" challenge.  Now the starting point for this card was the very interesting purse below.  The photo is from the Runway Inspired Challenge #23.
My card is really a single layer of white cardstock that I did a partial die cut of a circle.  I masked the area around the circle and stamped with the houndstooth in black. Then rolled the circle to the outside of the card and pinned in place with a mini brad.  Stamped the hello from Papertrey in red ink on the inside of the card to show through the window.  I had some black glimmer cardstock on my desk so I cut a ring from it to frame the little window.

I also thought this followed the Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge too. 
 The sketch is below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you will come to visit again!
Sentimentally Sue

Friday, October 26, 2012

Red and Kraft all over...

Tonights card is a fun twist on the traditional Christmas card.  I love the red gingham printed paper.  It was a freebie I found on the internet.  To start my inspiration I used the Runway Inspired Challenge #22.  The photo below was the inspiration.
So I used the printed paper and rounded the corners and die cut the holly leaves.  Die was from Papertrey Ink new Layered Postmarks Holiday set.  Layered onto a kraft base card with foam dots.  Greeting was stamped on a scrap of PTI white cardstock and stamped with Pure Poppy ink.  Attached with a tiny staple from Tim Holtz.

CAS-UAL Fridays had the kraft challenge and
 Make-It-Monday was to used negitive die cuts.

Thanks for dropping by.  I always love to hear your comments,
Sentimentally Sue.

Golden Wishes

Happy Friday to you!  I just got a minute to stamp and thought this would be a fun combo of challenges to put together.  First is the Play Date Cafe color challenge.  It was mint, gold and leather.  I thought the copper color in this card was very close to what I would call leather.
I started with a piece of brushed gold metalic cardstock and embossed the greeting from Papertrey Ink in copper embossing powder.  Then die cut the circle out of it.  Punched two holes and tied some copper ribbon I had through the holes.  Marked the circle with pencil on my white PTI base card and stamped the wreath from the Frame-It #9 set from PTI in Aqua Mist ink.  I used a copper marker to make the berries in the wreath and popped it all up with foam dots.

This was a fun sketch from CAS(E) this sketch blog challenge.  I used it for my layout.

 The card to the right was a challenge of inspiration over at CASE Study blog.  I thought my layout and colorway closely reflected the challenge card.

The Make-It-Monday challenge was to use reverse die cutting in a card.

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending part of your Friday with me!
Sentimentally Sue

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Blog Hop

Hey all. This is the last one for tonight and my favorite.  Love the colorway soft and eventhough it is blues I think it has a warm feel to it.  Must be the knitting.
So the front of my card is Soft Stone cardstock and the base is white PTI cardstock.  I die cut the two flakes from Snowflake Medley on the Soft Stone.  I mark the holes from the flakes with pencil on the white base card then stamp the snowflakes. 

This was made for the Make-It-Monday reverse die cut challenge and the Blog Hop Christmas colorway challenge.  Thanks for stopping by to visit,
Sentimentally Sue.

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop & Make-It-Monday

Hope you are staying warm and dry.  We are getting our first taste of winter with cold temps and wet weather. This is such a fun colorway!
So I started with the Chevron stamp set and used the Layered Postmarks Holiday die to cut the tree out. Then layered the rhinestones inside the tree cut out.  Again I colored the rhinestones with Sharpies to get the various colors.

Thanks for stopping by, Sentimentally Sue.

October Blog Hop & MIM #88 Take 2

Hi ya! So the ink was all out so I used the same colorway.  I like the retro feel to this one.  I am working on the negative die cut for the Make-It-Monday #88 challenge also.
I had some washi tape on my desk from Target in these colors too.  I used the new Layered Postmarks Holiday dies to make the holly leaves and colored the rhinestones with a red permanent marker to make them red.

Fun stuff.  Thanks for checking it out!
Sentimentally Sue

October PTI Blog Hop #1 & MIM#88

Hello and good evening!  The October blog hop over at Papertrey Ink was to use the unique colorways to make a Christmas card and the MIM challenge was to use positive and negative die cuts.  Well if you follow my blog at all you know this is right up my ally.  I do the negative die cut thing all the time. The photo was my color inspiration.
I used the new Frame-Its #9 stamps and die.   
The jingle bell was my touch of whimsey!

PTI has the best cardstock for the die cutting.  It is nice and stiff which works great when working with the negitive die cuts!  Thanks for stopping by,
Sentimentally Sue.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hanging Hearts

Hello.  Hope your day was great!  When I saw this sketch I knew I just had to play along.  What fun! Thanks Retro Sketches.
I started with Papertrey Ink white cardstock, hearts stamps and dies.  The circle strip is Basic Grey paper and backers twine is from We R Memory Keepers.

I did put my heart into it so I am going to enter it in the CAS-Fridays #74 challenge.

Thanks for stopping by to check it all out!
Sentimentally Sue

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wishing you LOVE

Good evening!  These are fun colors to work with.
Whether it is Christmas or a wedding card these colors work.

The colorway was from the Playdate Cafe #153.

For the layout and inspiration I used the challenge card from the CASE Studay challenge.
 I added the heart die cut from the CAS-ual Fridays challenge.
And lastly I am adding the Simon Says Stamp diecut or punch challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Sentimentally Sue.

Rows of Posies

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