Thursday, November 29, 2018

Glitter Tree

Hello. Today was a super productive day. I got seven cards for upcoming posts. It felt really good. Now to get all the posts written. Todays card was an idea I had come up with but had been waiting on the Black Friday order from Simon Says Stamp. It came today! Yay!!
My card started with the Honeybee Stamps pennant die. I bought it to use as a Christmas tree. I let the die together and cut it from both white and gold glitter paper. Piecing the trees together and gluing them down to my card front. It is a 110 lbs, top folding card base. The greeting was heat embossed in gold detail powder. The greeting was from a new set from Hello Bluebird popped up with foam tape. The star is from Memory Box.

The card is for the three challenges listed below. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Simon Says Stamp is Anything Goes.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Brushed Gold

Hello and happy Wednesday to you! I was playing with a little metallic paint this morning and created a one layer Christmas card. I wrote out all my Christmas cards last night and got them all addressed to mail out. That is a good feeling.
 My card started with a 110 lbs, top folding card base. This is usually Neenha Solar White or Papertrey Ink white card stock. I brushed some metallic acrylic paint down the top edge, let dry then dry embossed the two lines on my Martha Stewart board. Finally I stamped the the greeting from Stamplorations in Versamark ink and heat embossed with gold detail powder. After I took the first picture I added a few white Nuvo drops. I was not sure I liked them but they are there now. lol. The clear might have been a better option.

This card will fit several challenges going on right now. They are all listed below.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

SSS Anything Goes Challenge

Working my Holiday Stash

Sunday, November 25, 2018

PTI November Blog Hop

Hello. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I broke out the Christmas d├ęcor yesterday. I will continue working on decorating my home this week but we all know there will be stamping too. Lol. Today's card was a Christmas card for the blog hop. Below was our inspiration photo.
My card started with panel stamped with the Candy Cane Stripe background. Then I die cut with the Candy Cane Christmas die. I die cut ten candy canes and stacked/glued them together. I heat embossed the canes with clear embossing powder. The pine boughs were die cut from a Sizzix die. I colored the hem tape with Aqua Mist reinker. Everything was mounted to a 110 lbs top folding card base. Greeting was stamped in Versafine black ink.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CASology #322: Girl

Hey there. There is a brand, spanky new cue on the CASology Challenge Blog today.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

My card for the challenge was super quick and required no stamping just die cutting. The "oh,baby" is from Simon Says Stamp and the pattern paper is from My Favorite Things. The border die is from Papertrey Ink. I do not know who makes the shoe die. 

My second card used the leftover shoe cutouts and a greeting stamp from My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by and now go check out the rest of the teams "girly" cards.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A Wreath Two Ways

Hello. Happy Tuesday to you! Today I was challenged to take a wreath and create two different projects with it. My wreath die unfortunately was a unmarked die that I had picked up along the way. So I do not have a manufacture for you. Here are my two projects.

The card started with a watercolor panel from Tim Holtz. I wet it down and blended my Arteza Realbrush pens in fall colors across the panel. I then took metallic gold and yellow watercolor paints and splattered the panel. After it was dry I cut it down 1/4" on two sides. I die cut two white wreaths and cut them apart to stretch across the card, attached them with spray adhesive and ran them through my die cut machine to press them down. Then I die cut two thank you greeting one each from brushed gold and white card stock. After off setting them a little I glued them in place with liquid glue. I attached the panel to a 110 lbs, white card base and added a few white Nuvo drops.

My next project with the wreath die was a tag. I die cut both a white and red tag and a red wreath. The tag die is from Papertrey Ink and the greeting is from The Stamp Market. Followed the same process and added a few white Nuvo drops to jazz it up a little.
 The tag was inspired by Amy Kolling (day 13) for the 25 Days of Christmas Tags also using the Time Out Challenge for color inspiration. Wreath, red, white and grey.

Simon Says Stamp has two Thanks/Thanksgiving challenges going on their Monday and Wednesday Challenges. The card will fit both of those. Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #321: Glass

Hello. There is a brand new challenge over on the CASology Challenge Blog today.

Todays card started with my standard top folding 110 lbs white card base. On a white 5.25" by 4" white panel I die cut the glasses and paper pieced the colored glasses in. I then took a scrap of red cardstock and stamped and heat embossed the greeting from My Favorite Things. Then popped it up with some foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, November 12, 2018

November Create With Us

Hey there.  It is release week over on the Papertrey Ink Blog. I have always admired Stephanie Gold's work. She blends clean and elegant effortlessly. My goal for this challenge was to take her card as my inspiration but to make a card that is all my own.

To create my card I used 3 PTI stamp sets:
Tree Trimming Trio
Sketched Shape
Holiday Button Bits
 I used a kraft card base and die cut five deer from white cardstock with a Sizzix die, stamping the top one with Vesafine black ink then gluing them all together for dimension. The red tree was also stamped in black ink with the Concord and 9th's plaid background stamp. I thought the red buffalo check was trending everywhere this holiday season. That I would add it to my card. I took some hem tape and colored it with kraft colored ink, scrunching it up to dry. The two banners are stamped in red and white pigment ink. After all the layering was done I added a few black Nuvo drops to finish it all off.

This might be my favorite Christmas card this year. I love to use kraft and red together for Christmas! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Color Challenge Sympathy

Hello. I have been playing with a lot of kraft card stock lately. I have always enjoyed the rustic quality of kraft card stock. Todays card started with the sketch over on the CAS-ual Friday's Challenge and the My Favorite Things color challenge.

The stamps are all from one set, Peace and Comfort from CAS-ual Fridays. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Stars in My Eyes and Christmas Project

Hey there. Here are a couple of project to share with you today. First was a card for a couple of challenges.
I started with a white panel that I added to strips of gold washi tape to and then heat embossed the thank you from The Stamp Market in gold glitter powder. I die cut the stars from Papertrey Ink and added the gold dots. After it was dry I mounted it to a white card base with foam tape. I followed the sketch from My Favorite Things for the layout and created a clean card with dimension for the Less is More challenge. Finally it is a thanks card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

Next I created one more layered ornament for a gift using the Birch Press Viva die. I made two others this morning and they are posted on my Instagram account. This one I used the Color Throwndown palette and added Nuvo glaze to the holes. All of them are double sided. These tags were all a part of Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags. So much inspiration going on over there. I was inspired by Tracey for this day 7 entry. Peace die is from Papertrey Ink.

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Modern Twofer Card

 Hello. I had some time this morning to work on a few cards, so this idea popped in my head for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the...