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.











Saturday, February 2, 2019

Love Me Do

Hello. I have been participating the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge. Well today I played with water color and the Poppy Stamps set, Grateful Heart. I heat embossing the hearts on a water color panel then using distress ink I colored the hearts with a wet paint brush. When it was dry I trimmed it down and punched holes to tie the bakers twine around the large heart. Stamped the greeting in Versafine black ink and mounted it to a white card base with foam tape.
 My next card used the same stamp set and just various colors of pink and red inks to stamp the hearts down the white, top folding card base. Then I stamped the "love" from another set in three colors of ink, trimmed and mounted to card front with foam tape.
 Simon Says Stamp has a Love is in the Air challenge and Poppy Stamps has the Love Me Do Challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Birthday Greetings

Hey guys, I want to wish both Less is More and Uniko a very happy birthday! 
 Both are celebrating and I created a card that features all the ideas LIM bases their challenges around with one of my favorite Uniko stamp sets, Bold Blooms III. I used a top folding white card base and followed along with the yellow and navy theme. 

Here are to many more years of success to each of you. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


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 br...