Tuesday, October 16, 2018

CASology #314: Menu

Hello.  Happy Tuesday morning to you! There is a new challenge up on The CASology Challenge blog this morning.

Our sponsor for this challenge is: STAMPlorations

So with this new cue I was a little stumped. This is the part that stretches me. Which I think is good for us all.  We get in such ruts sometimes. So I dug through me stamps and came up with set of Stampin Up! list stamps. The sets name is Lots of Thoughts. It is very old.

The card base is my traditional 110 lbs white, top folding card. I then ran 5 pieces of washi tape across the front, die cut the cute little frame from PTI and popped it up with some layers of card stock and added the glitter paper to the top layer. Finally added some gold Viva Pearl Pen drops. Greeting is stamped in Versafine black ink. 
I added the green swish. I like it either way.
The team has some fabulous ideas to share so go check them out.





Thanks for stopping by, Sue. 


Monday, October 15, 2018

Copycat Tree

Hello. I am still working through my 30 Days of Christmas. This will be day 21.
 My card started with a white card stock panel that I stamped with Pinkfresh's Brilliant set in fog ink. I then die cut the tree from Papertrey Ink Christmas Tree Changeup. Using the color palette and die cut challenge from Pinkfresh for my inspiration I selected card stock and cut it into strips. Using some transparent tape I pieced them together. Double sided foam tape was used to attach the star panel to the colored striped panel. The word Christmas from Avery Elle was stamped on the front with plum ink.
The merry die from Concord & 9th was die cut three times, glued together and mounted to the card front. Finally it was all mounted to an A2, top folding card base. Papertrey Ink is having a Create with Us challenge so I used Melissa's card below as my inspiration and the layers challenge over on the Where Creativity Meets C9.


 Pinkfresh

 Where Creativity Meets C9
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

City Lights Christmas

Hello and happy Saturday to you.
I was still working on my "30 Days of Christmas" we are on day 19, I think. I also wanted to incorporate some challenges into my card too. Big surprise there also, lol. 
 I started with a red card base and stamped the greeting from the new Avery Elle Corner Sentiments:Holiday set in gold detail powder from Ranger. I then die cut 2 of the city skyline from black card stock, sprayed the back with adhesive and placed on the card front. I die cut another out of brushed, metallic gold card stock for the window fill ins. The gold star is also from the Avery Elle set. I am loving how beautifully that set stamps every time! That's is pretty bright but still very clean and simple. 



The TV show that inspired this was City Lights and Simon's Monday challenge was a Cityscape.

Thanks so much for stopping by and if you would like to see the rest of the 30 Christmas cards they are over on Instagram under SentSue.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Harvest Wheat

Good Friday afternoon to you. I was playing with a very old stamp today and incorporated it into a ton of challenges. The stamp is Big & Wild Things from a company call gel.a.tins. I don't even know if they are in business anymore. Super fun set of stamps though. I made two cards with this set for the Twofer Challenge: Harvest.
My first card started with a Tim Holtz water color panel that I wet down and used my Arteza Realbrush pens on. When it was dry I spritzed it with water and blotted off the excess. Then stamped the wheat in Versafine black ink. I die cut the With Sympathy from black card stock using a die from Cutplorations. Trimmed the panel down, added it to a Saffron card base with a thin strip of black for an accent.



 The second card started with a kraft card base. I stamped the wheat again in Encore copper ink. I used the thanks from The Stamp Markets Double Take set, also stamped in copper. I then took the thank you from the same set and stamped it in Versafine black ink and added a few black Nuvo drops. If you hadn't noticed I really loved Rachel's card sketch on the Less Is More challenge this week. I think I have used it for like ten cards. lol.







This card also fits the CAS On Friday challenge #143:Thanks.
Thank you for stopping by and listening to me ramble on, Sue.






Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Lumberjack Christmas

Hey there. I was playing with a brand new set from Avery Elle this evening. Corner Sentiments and Circle It from Avery Elle, Plaid Background from Concord and 9th and Prize Stag from Ellen Hutson. This was a bunch for a clean and simple girl.
My layout is from the Ellen Hutson September challenge and I also incorporated the Where Creativity Meets C9
 #26 layers challenge.


Besides stamping the plaid background on the red card stock in Versafine black ink I also heat embossed it in clear detail powder on black card stock. The deer got a shiny red nose from Nuvo drops. Finally the circle with the deer was mounted to the card front with foam tape. 

Thanks for dropping by, Sue.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Joy in Layers

Hey there.  I was playing with a new set for me.
Joy from Concord & 9th.
So my card started with a watercolor panel that I used my gold watercolor paints on. I just did a branch like shape. Then I die cut some holly branches with a Sizzix die and glued them over the watercolor. I used the Joy die to cut some pink glitter paper. Heat embossed the "to the world" on a scrap of white card stock. I trimmed 1/4" from the panel down and glued to a dark pink card base.

 The Less is More Challenge was to CASE Rebecca's card below.


This card uses the Plaid Background as well as the Joy stamp and die. The small tree die is from Papertrey Ink. I stacked three die cut trees together for dimension. The greeting is heat embossed with white detail powder. Layered to the card from with foam tape,

My final card uses some glimmer card stock cut in 3/4" strips and attached to an adhesive sheet. I then die cut JOY from the panel and also cut three from white card stock. glued and stacked them together. I stamped the greeting and snowflakes it three colors ink down the front of the card.  Finally attached the glimmer panel to the card front.


All three cards are layered up for the Where Creativity Meets C9 Layers challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #316: Punctuation

Hello. Thanks for stopping by. We have a new challenge over on the CASology Challenge blog. Our new cue is:


This weeks challenge is sponsored by


My card started with a 110 lbs white panel the I stamped the ampersand from Papertrey Ink's Grand Ampersand set in Versafine black ink. I dried it with my heat gun then covered it with a anti-static powder. Stamped the Mr and Mrs in Versamark and heat embossed with copper powder. Finally I mounted the panel to black card stock and a copper card base. This came together so quickly. Now go check out the fun cards the team has made.













Sue Symens (you are here)



Friday, October 5, 2018

Bright Christmas

Hello and happy Saturday to you! I have two cards to share with you today. They are both similar in style but two different sketches. They are also the next two cards for my 30 Days of Christmas (day 7 and 8).
 Using the word dies I cut the piece of red card stock, then cut several Merry pieces from lime green card stock and stacked and glued them together. I used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge for my layout. 

 My next card uses the Concertina Tag and Home and Hearth sets from Ellen Hutson. I used the sketch from Ellen Hustson's September Challenge and the Color Throwdown Challenge too. Both cards will also be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.
"Lets Get Ready for Christmas". 


Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

CASology #315: Gratitude

Hello. We are kicking off the CASology Challenge new cue:
What a great cue. This time of year is a great time to think of what we are thankful for and an excellent time to let others know we appreciate them. What better way than a fun card in the mail. I made a card then souped it up a little. Both of them would be considered CAS in my book. This is for my Tuesday Transformation over on the PTI blog too. From plain to sassy with a few more stamps.



Both cards used the same supplies:
Natural Ivory card stock
Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin, and Rich Razzleberry Ink
Wplus9  No One Else Matters and die
PTI Wish Big and Super Stripes

I used my stamp positioner to stamp the stripes then die cut the thank you die. I stamped the greeting.
The second card I added the leaves and stamped the greeting on a scrap and mounted to the card front with foam tape. Now go and check out all the design teams fabulous cards.













Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #314: Menu

Hello.  Happy Tuesday morning to you! There is a new challenge up on The CASology Challenge blog this morning. Our sponsor for this ch...