Friday, May 31, 2019

Rainbow Birthday Wishes

Hey there! I saw a challenging sketch over on the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and my mind was flying through ideas. So I put one of those into action.

This die set Rainbow Wishes from Honey Bee Stamps is so fun to play with. I love that you get frame clouds from the die cut.  I filled the clouds with vellum and brushed on a little Wink of Stella to give them sparkle. The card hopefully fills the sketch, is a birthday card to celebrate AAA Cards 5th birthday, and Simon Says Stamps and Unikos Anything Goes challenges. This card also shows one of my favorite techniques that showcases sentiments by using both vertical and horizonal sentiments together. This is the challenge at the Ink to Paper blog, Framing our Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Full Circle Grad Card

Hello. Hope you all had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I just got back in the stamp room or "my cave" as my hubby calls it tonight. My card is a simple one lay card. I started with a white, top folding 110 lb card base. Then used various colors of SU ink to stamp the paint swashes creating a frame for my greeting. Then stamped the greeting from Stamplorations and the mortarboard hat from SugarPea Stamps "For the Graduate" set in Versafine black ink.

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is "Frame It" and Wednesday challenge is a bright mood board.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CASology #344: Summer

Good morning. The new challenge is up on the CASology Challenge Blog today.

Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

My card is a simple card with bright, sparkly rainbow ice cream. I used The Stamp Markets Ice Cream for You set. Inking up the ice cream with five colors of Distress Ink, coating it with Glossy Accents and glitter.

Thanks for stopping by. I am sure the rest of the team has some awesome summer projects to inspire you!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

CASology #343: Color

Hey there. There is a new challenge cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog today.

Now this is a cue that you could go wild with but remember this is a "Clean and Simple" challenge. I made a super simple shaker card with The Stamp Market Mini Hellos set and dies. The images were stamped in Versafine black ink and colored with alcohol markers on Neenha 110 lb solar white cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by, now go check out the rest of the teams great cards.

Rachel Bergfeld

I will also be entering this card in the challenges below.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Graduation Card

Hello and happy Thursday to you! It is May but here in Iowa it is still in the 40's and feels like winter with the wind today. Hoping the forecaster's are right and it is in the 70's next week. We are so over the cold and wet here.
Now that I am done complaining lets get to a new card today. It is graduation time here so I need to make a few cards for some special young people.

Jennifer McGuire showed a technique the other day with a baby wipe and some dye reinkers. So I used the technique following along with the My Favorite Things color and sketch challenges. So after creating the background I let it dry and used the Congrats die from MFT to cut the word from 110 lb white card stock. Then using the Blooms Fill In dye from Concord and 9th I cut the elongated hexagon. The diploma and mortar board are from Sizzix. I backed the hexagon with a window sheet to keep all the little pieces in place and popped it all up with foam tape to give dimension. I added the metallic gold brad for a little accent for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

You know when you are playing you always create more than one background. lol. This card uses the MFT wish die and essential sentiments.

 Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

CASology #342: Mother

Hello. There is a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog.

My card used a 110 lb white, A2 card base that I stamped the greeting in two colors of ink down the side of the card. I die cut the Rad Roses die from PaperSmooches out of a scrap of white card stock. Then using my Arteza brush pens I blended out the coral color on a water color paper panel, let dry and glued to the back of the Rad Roses. Then fancy cut the roses out and attached it to the card front.

Thanks for stopping by. I am sure the rest of the team has some amazing inspiration for you!

There is a super floral challenge up on the Paper Smooches blog that I will enter this card in also.

Color Throwdown #795 Guest Designer

 Hello. I was honored to be asked to design a card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge . My card uses the Altenew Archways die set, Pap...