Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Watercolor Butterflies

Hey there. I am sad to say this is my final post for the guest designer spot on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. It has been so much fun!

In this weeks challenge we are spotlighting Impression Obsessions products with an "Anything Goes" Challenge.
My card uses their beautiful set Watercolor Butterflies. All of the stamps I used on today's project were contained in that set. I started with a 4 by 5.25" white Neenah 110lbs panel. I positioned the butterflies in my Tim Holtz stamp platform and inked them up with Distress ink. Spritzed them with water and stamped them. I then cleaned the stamps, leaving them in place and inked them again with Versamark. Stamping them and heat embossing them with clear opalescent embossing powder. Then using an ink blender and the Distress ink I covered the panel with Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Ripe Persimmon. I sprinkled water over the panel and blotted off the excess. Stamped the greeting in Versafine Onyx Black Heat embossing the "blessings" with SSS clear detail embossing powder. The butterfly panel and blessings were both mounted to an Neenah 110lbs, top folding card base with foam tape. 
My second card uses Distress Ink again. I inked the butterflies and spritzed them with water stamping on a 110 lbs, white top folding card base. When dry I stamped the greetings in light gray ink. I die cut four light gray "Hope" from the Simon Says Stamp Hope die. I coated the hope with Wink of Stella. Then attached it to the card front. Finally added a few Nuvo Crystal Drops.

My third card started with the same Distress Ink and a scrap of white card stock. I used a darker gray ink on this one. I placed a piece of vellum over the white card stock and attached it to the back of the white stamped piece by folding over the top edge. I used the same hope die and layering it over the vellum. The sequins are from Studio Katia and have a drop of Nuvo Chrystal drops in the center of them. Greeting is from the Tiny Words sets. Then mounted it to a pale pink card base with foam tape.
Simon is giving away a fabulous $50 gift voucher to one luck card maker for the Simon Says Stamp Store.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

CASoloogy #329: Turn

Hey there. I must admit that the cue this week gave me pause. I was not sure where to go with it.

So after some thought I came up with turning a new leaf. I ink blended a piece of white card stock with two colors of green ink then die cut the Papertrey Ink leaf sprig from it. I coated the green side with Wink of Stella. Using some water colors I floated some aqua paint over the card base keeping the color to the bottom right corner. after is was dry I stamped the "thanks" in Versafine black ink. Then I glued the leaf sprig down folding back the top branch to reveal the green underside. popping up closest to the fold with foam squares. Finally I added a few green Nuvo drops.

I can't wait to see what you guys come up with for this unique cue. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Letter Play

Good Friday morning all. Do you sometimes feel you are all thumbs? When working with small dies I just don't have the dexterity to place things as I would like. I really need to get a pair of those tweezers that hold things without your hands pressure. Okay on to today's project. Today is the blog hop on the Papertrey Ink blog and our inspiration photo is below. When I first saw it I immediately thought of the PTI Modern Background stencils.

 Taking a top folding, white card base I masked off the stencil and using my Versafine black ink I sponged over the stencil breaking up my card into a little less than a third. I then die cut the Block Alphabet also from PTI from brushed gold, pink and light blue card stock layering them together and gluing them to the card front. I then stamped the sentiment strip from the My Favorite Things From The Hearts set in black ink. Mounted it with a little foam tape and adding a few gold drops for accent.

So this card fits the Make it Monday "lotsa Letters" challenge, Uniko's "love" challenge and the AAA Cards challenge also. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Pair of Birds

Good evening! I was playing with a very old Papertrey Ink Round and Round set, a sketch and color challenge. I made two cards with the same stamp of the bird for the Twofer Challenge also.
 My first card involved water color and heat embossing. The second one used ink blending. 

 This is also a remake of a card I made back in 2012 for the Tuesday Transformation.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Lots of Hearts

Hello from the frozen Plains. Working on several challenges today. It started with a sketch and color challenge over on the My Favorite things blog then morphed into a couple of love challenges.
My card started with some soft gray card stock that I die cut Lawn Fawn hearts from. Then layered with a soft gray, top folding card base. After blending some pink and lavender ink on Bristol card stock I die cut another heart from Lawn Fawn layering it with some fun foam. Stamping the greeting from My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments in charcoal ink on a trip of lavender card stock. all of this was added to the card front with different levels of foam tape for dimension. 

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Every Single Day

Hello. It is time for a new challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge spotlights My Favorite things stamps and our theme is "Have a Heart".

I started with a Tim Holtz watercolor panel and my real brush markers. Wetting the surface of the paper I blended the colors out with a waterbrush. Then die cut the Echo Park Heart Confetti die from the panel after I trimmed it down to 3.75" by 5". I glued the panel down to a Neenah 110 lbs white, top folding card base. The greetings are from the My Favorite Things set From The Heart. I stamped them on a scrap of white card stock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and trimmed them down. The sentiment strips were mounted to the card front with foam tape. I took five of the hearts and glued them together to add in the heart hole as an accent. 
Sooo... a quick second card was in order. I took the cut out hearts from above project and glued them to the front of a top-folding white card base then ran them though my die cut machine with the Lawn Fawn Stitch Borders dies. Using the same MFT greeting set, I stamped a strip of lavender card stock with black ink and popped it to the card front with foam tape.
Come and join the fun and you will have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher from the fabulous Simon Say Stamp Store.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

CASology #328: Smile

On a cold winter's day who couldn't use a bright "smile". Well our new cue over on the CASology Challenge Blog should help you out!

My card uses one of my very favorite color combos,
hot pink and orange.
 My card uses a 110 lbs white, top folding card base with a bunch of die cuts. This made it come together quickly and would be easy to mass produce. The only stamping that was done is the greetings, stamped in Versafine black ink with the Hero Arts "Thanks for Being My Friend" set. The "love this" and "bright" dies are from a Moments set I picked up at Hobby Lobby and I do not know where the smile die is from.
I rarely stamp inside my card but this  Hero Arts set also had the perfect greeting for the inside. I finshed the card and then wanted to add a little shine so the picture below has some Nuvo Crystal glaze over the smile and that tiny heart.

The CASology Design Team has some fun card to share with you. So go and check them all out! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Snarky Valentine

Hey there. Quick post for a CAS design. There was a new challenge up on the Less is More Challenge blog and I wanted to tie in one more card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge high-lighting the Snarky Mix & Match Messages from Hero Arts.
So I started with a 110 lbs white, top folding card base. I masked off the shape from the LIM sketch and using Versafine black ink to fill in the area using the "I LOVE YOU" from the Snarky Messages. I then coated it with clear detail powder and heat embossed it. Then I used the solid heart image from Papertrey to stamp the heart in red ink. Using another greeting from the set I stamped on a narrow strip of card stock and popped it up with foam tape. super quick and fun card. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, January 18, 2019

More Collage

Yay, it is Friday!! We are bracing for a storm to roll through the plains today. I have heard anywhere up to 9" of snow and winds. Along with highs in the teens. I just bet you want to come see a little of Iowa about now, huh? Well I was planning on nesting inside this weekend and started off with a little creating this morning.

This card has so much going on I would be writing for days describing it all. Needless to say I was a recycling project for me with a "love" theme. Lots o' layers!
I had made a large tag scrapbook page for someone and they changed their mind about it. The gold splattered, pearlescent page had been laying on my desk since summer. I cut it down to 4.25" by 5.5" to create this tag card. Using a old book page, kindle box and cork gasket material I layered up the front after stamping with some very old Stampin'Up stamps. Adding some gold thread, glitter paper and black Nuvo drops it all came together. This style is so new to me but is fun to play with. I am never sure I am getting it right.


There was a pocket on the back of the tag so I created a little coral insert card to write greeting on. Thanks for stopping by to check out my project, Sue.

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