Tuesday, October 30, 2018

CASology #319: Arithmetic

Hello. I am back with a brand new cue for the CASology challenge blog today.

This might be considered an archaic word these days. I can't say I have heard any children use it in a long time. lol.

I took a little artistic license with this one. My dies are all from Sizzix, the plus and equals sign are from Stampin' Up and the greeting is from Papertrey Ink. The staples are from Tim Holtz. The card below was actually my first card created. I thought I need to make a more neutral card also.

Now you can go check out the rest of the teams "math" skills. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sue Symens (you are here)

Rachel Bergfeld

Guest Designer:  Hannelie B.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

CASology #318: Scary

Hey there! There is a new cue up on the CASology Challenge Blog today and it is fitting for this Halloween season. No, it is not Christmas yet. Even if the stores are
having you think it is.

Sponsor:  Uniko

Here is my card for the Scary Challenge.

My card started with a scrap of black card stock that I rubbed with an anti-static bag, stamped the image from Stampin' Up in Versamark ink and heat embossed with white detail powder. I then trimmed it down with pinking shears and mounted to an orange card base that I had run though my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I then stitched the tag down with my sewing machine. I made a second card that I used a Lawn Fawn cover plate to cut the woodgrain onto the front of the pumpkin card.

There is fun to be had, go check out all 
the teams inspiring cards. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sue Symens(you are here)

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Deer Joy...

Good morning to you. I had an idea pop in my head last night and had to work it out.
My card uses way more stamps and inks than I usually work with. I have said before sometimes the simplest cards take a lot more thought and supplies than they look like the should. Card base is a top folding, 110 lbs card. I stamped the Joy from Concord and 9th in gray ink. Then positioned the antlers from Stamplorations and scripture from Papertrey Ink stamping in gray ink also. Using the pine bough and holly from the Joy set in two colors of green ink stamped and fussy cut them. Then die cut some flowers from the Papertrey Ink Mini Blooms set and stamped with amethyst and aqua ink. I used the My Favorite Things color and sketch challenge as my inspiration on this card.

I layered up my images on this card along with the foam tape I used to pop up the images. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

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.


 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.

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