Tuesday, August 28, 2018

CASology #311: Flip

Hello, There is a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog today.
Our cue card today is...

I decided that I would try to play with cutting a die cut image down the center to create the flip. This can be done by selecting a die that is symmetrical. I chose the Concord and 9th Quilted Heart Die.
I cut the stitched square from both white and brushed gold card stock. Then cut the pieces of the heart and word out of each piece. Placing both colors of card stock on a Post-it note to keep them together. Then cut down the center of each. Like putting a puzzle together I moved the pieces between the squares using transparent tape to hold it all in place. Finally I mounted them to cards with fun foam. Here is the other card.



Sue Symens (you are here)


Go check out all the Design Teams cards. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Friday, August 24, 2018

Brushed Blooms

Good evening. Playing with a couple more challenges this evening. Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge and AAA Cards stencil challenge.
I layed the stencil over a white panel and smooshed my Versamark ink through the stencil. Then stamped the Brushed Blooms from Papertrey Ink. The Versamark ink did not show up like I had hoped so I took the stencil and lined it up again and smoothed ink over it again. Then clear heat embossed the panel. I really liked this look. I then stamped the greeting from the same set and mounted the strip to the card front with foam tape. 
I will also be entering it in the MIM #333: Layering Pattern over Stamped Images.

 This is also a Tuesday Transformation of a card I had made with out the extra embossed layer. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Butterfly Windows

Hey there. Got a chance to work in my office today. Yay!
Created several cards for up coming CASology pasts then had some time to do some challenge cards this was for the Simply Less is More sketch challenge. The panel that the My Favorite Things butterflies are stamped on we a old, alcohol ink scrap that was laying around for quite some time. I stamped and clear heat embossed the butterflies with Versafine ink. Then cut them into four equal parts attaching to the card with foam tape. Stamped the greeting form another MFT set on a scrap of soft yellow card stock anf trimmed with the ends to "V's".


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Summer School: Session 2

Hey there, Just wanted to share a couple of cards tonight. The first one was created for My Favorite Things Summer School: Day 1. We were taught about creating a monochromatic card.  I chose shades of purple cardstock and the Celebrate Speech Bubble die.

I started by cutting the purple card stock in 1.5" strips and placed them on a piece of Elizabeth Craft adhesive. Then die cut the speech bubble from it and some white craft foam. It all got attached to a 110 lb white top folding note card. I then thought it needed a little something, so I covered the letters with Wink of Stella and Tonic Chrystal Glaze.

This was just a close up to show the detail.
My next card was for the Papertrey Ink Create with Us challenge. I wanted to recreate Stephanie Gold's card below.

I used the Summer Tag Die, Mini Blooms and Keep It Simple: Belated Birthday.

Well that is it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

CASology #310: Sports

Hey there. Fun challenge over at the CASology blog today.


Sponsor:  STAMPlorations
I went through my stamps and I do not have any sports stamps so this gave me a chance to get creative.
I started with my The Stamp Market Chunky Outline Alphabet. Stamping the word "SCORE" in black Versafine ink vertically along the left side. I colored in the letters with a yellow marker then using my Happy Hexagon stamp set from Papertrey Ink I stamped the soccer ball panels. Finally I stamped the greeting from the My Favorite things set All About You in Versafine ink. Simple one layer card with plenty of white space. I want to challenge you to think about your stamps in a new way and join us over on the CASology Challenge Blog today.



Sue Symens(you are here)


Thanks for stopping by, go and check out the rest of the teams fantastic cards, Sue.






Watercolor Boxes

Hey there.  I was playing with a little water color this morning. I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper and Arteza Realbrush pens. Masked off m...