Tuesday, February 26, 2019

CASology #333: Bounce

Hey there. Today is Tuesday and that means a new cue on the CASology Challenge Blog.

Sponsor:  Uniko

This card came together so quick and easy. The white top folding card base was run through my Cuttlebug with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Woodgrain background. I then stamped the orange dot from Essentials by Ellen Boken Dots set on a white panel. I was going for a basketball being bounced on the floor. That is why I chose the wood grain background. The greeting is from the PinkFresh Studio Pause for Applause set stamped in Versafine black ink. I then die cut the stamped panel with a stitched rectangle die and mounted to the card front.

I can't wait to check out the rest of the teams interpretation on the "bounce" cue.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

No Stamps Needed..

Good afternoon to you! 
This was a challenge that took a little thought, two sets of dies and three challenges rolled into one.

 My card started with a top folding white card base then on a scrap of card stock I blended the two colors of red ink. I heat set it and die cut the happy die 4 times. Trimmed the panel down. After die cutting the bike and birthday banner from black card stock and adding the washi tape to the edge of the card base. I assemble that card. I used the vellum(grey color) for the larger block.

I was having such fun with the sketch and idea of using no stamps that I created one more card. The second card uses the Simon Says Stamp happy die and a PTI birthday die. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "wheels" and the Wednesday Challenge is "no stamps".

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Playing with a Palette

Hello. I have had a heavy heart this morning as I think of the homeless. It has been so cold and snowy in Iowa that I can't imagine what they are doing. If you think about it say a prayer for them today. Where we live this is not much of an issue but I am sure in the bigger cities it must be. 
Okay onto other things. My card today started with the challenge on A Blog Named Hero. It was a color palette and theme of Love is in the Air.

My card is a 110 lbs, top folding, white A2 card base. I stamped the Hero Arts scalloped circle after inking it with four colors of Distress ink. Then stamped the Thankful For Your Friendship sentiment, also from Hero, in Versafine black ink. The YOU was stamped in the same ink and heat embossed in Clear powder. The thin black stries were from a Concord and 9th set, Joy. I finished it off with a few black Nuvo drops. My one layer card with the focas on a corner sentiment fits both of the challenges below. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

CASology #332: Furbaby

Good morning! We have a new challenge up on the CASology blog today. I think this cue will be super popular with all the pet lovers out there.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

We are a Labrador family. Since being married we have had four different Lab mix dogs. Duke was the only pure bred chocolate Lab we had. This die from Provo Craft reminded me of him. I added black Nuvo drops to his eyes and nose. The hearts are from a Lawn Fawn die set and the greeting is stamped in black Versafine ink from a Hero Arts set all set on a Neenah Desert Storm A2 card base.

I know the team has some very special pets in their lives that they will pour the love into their projects. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, February 18, 2019

All Downhill...

Hey there.  All downhill, that is how I like to ride a bike. lol. Today's card started with the wheel challenge at Simon Says Stamp then rolled into the color challenge at My Favorite Things and finally the sentiment focus at Less is More challenge. LIM is also a single layer card challenge.

 I started with a top folding, 110 lbs, white card base that I stamped with two Hero Arts sets, Snarky Mix and Match Messages and a Bike set. Pretty straight forward.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Twice the Fun!

Hey there! I was playing with some ink blending today. I used Bristol Smooth card stock and just regular dye ink applied with a blending brush. Those brushes do make a nice difference with the smoothness of the blend.
I started with the My Favorite Things sketch and then started thinking of masculine color combos. 

I used the same supplies and stamps for both cards just varying the details.
Wish die and Essential Sentiments from My Favorite Things.
Birthday Wishes from The Stamp Market.
Happy Day from Concord and 9th.
Die ink from Stampin'Up and Papertrey Ink.
White Detail Embossing powder Simon Says Stamp.
Shimmer Spritz by Imagine Crafts.

The MFT Birthday Project was to use a present on your card and Uniko is celebrating 7 fabulous years in business. Congrats to Bev! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

CAS(E) this Sketch

Hey there. I am super excited to guest design over on the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog today. The sketch is below. This was a fun incorporating both the shading and layout plus with Valentines today, hearts.
My card uses three shades of pink cardstock and white card base. The love die is from Simon Says Stamp and a heart die from Papertrey Ink. The background stamp is By Definition from Stampin Up!. I popped up the pieces with foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CASology #331: Wave

Good morning to you! The is a new cue on the CASology Challenge Blog this morning. I hope you can join us.

When creating a card for the challenges I really try to use the supplies I have on hand and stretch them in creative ways. Today's card started with an top folding Neenha Desert Storm A2 card base. I stamped the Hi There Bear set from Concord and 9th in Versafine black ink. I also took a scrap of white card stock and stamped the greetings from The Stamp Markets Double Take set. After trimming it in to a banner shape, I sewed the banner in place and stamped the "hi" from the Double Take set.
 I had one more "wave" idea. Using a tope folding white card base I stamped the waves from the Wonky Backdrops by Ellen Hutson in light blue ink and the greeting in Versafine black ink. Then on a scrap of white I stamped the little bird from Lawn Fawn in black and colored him in with markers. After die cutting him out I popped him up with foam tape to the card front.
 The rest of the team has so fun ideas to share with you so go check them out! Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Chasing a Sketch...

Hey there. The second part of the title should be...and trying to find my mojo. It is lost.  Whenever I feel like this it is always good to challenge myself and I love a good sketch challenge. CAS(E) This Sketch has some of the best challenges.
Both cards started with Tim Holtz watercolor paper. I wet a rectangle and used my Arteza Realbrush Pens to make the bands of color. After it was dry I stamped the greeting from The Stamp Market Double Take in Versafine black ink. Then die cut the flowers from the panel and mounted it to a white card base. Tapped a little black splatter over the card front.
For my second card I inked a blank rectangle stamp from Stampin Up with four colors of distress ink, spritzed it with water and stamped off the edge of the water color panel. Then using the Wonky Backgrounds from Ellen Hutson I stamped the images with black ink. Finally adding the greeting from Simon Says Stamp. I used the sketch below as my inspiration. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

CASology #330: Bouquet

Hey there. There is a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog this morning.

I must say I started with one idea and ending up making two cards because the first card just had to much in the layering department. It had plenty of white space but the time it took to layer those flowers might not be considered CAS. I will share it at another time.

 So we moved onto a simple to recreate card that started with my top folding A2 white card base. I wanted to use the Pantone color of the year Living Coral for this card. The stamp set is one I picked up on clearance years ago and have never used till today. I am not sure of the company that created it but it did have a name on the end, Boutique Grunge. The greeting is from Papertrey Ink. The photo below is just a little step up by creating the banner strip, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words, and a few more Nuvo drops to the background.
The design team has some great cards to share with you so go check them out. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Rows of Posies

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