Saturday, November 30, 2019

Altenew Inspiration

Hello. I am down to the final hours of November to enter the challenge. I just got these stamps in the mail today. I used the Leaf Canopy to create both cards just used some different techniques to complete them.
So here is our Inspiration Photo. I stamped the tree branch and leaves in an artichoke green then colored with a flesh and two pink alcohol markers. I know it looks yellow in the photo but it was a neutral color in person. After coloring I over stamped the branch in Versamark and heat embossed with clear detail powder. I went over the leaves with a clear Wink of Stella pen, trimmed the panel to 4 by 5.25" and mounted to an artichoke top folding card base with fun foam.



My second card started with a hunter green panel that was 4 by 5.25". I stamped the branch with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail powder. Then using metalic watercolors painted the leaves, blending pink and gold colors. Splattered the panel with some gold watercolor and mounted to a top folding brushed gold card base. Then on a scrap of the same gold cardstock I stamped the greeting and heat embossed with gold detail powder.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes


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Hey there, I am so honored again to serve as a guest designer on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week we will be using Penny Black's products to create a card. 

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I started by stamping in Versafine black ink and clear heat embossing the Penny Black Dainty Doves on Canson watercolor paper. Then used brush pens and a small water brush to watercolor the images. After die cutting the watercolor panel I created a base card from aqua card stock stamping a back ground stamp in aqua ink. Them used the glimmery coal card stock to die cut the scallops. I applied the water color panel to the card with foam tape.

This next card is created completely with the Canson Watercolor paper. I started with a panel and stamped the Dainty Doves with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear detail powder. Then using brush pens and a small water brush I colored the dove. After it was dry I mounted it to a watercolor card base that I had die cut a window in. The dove is mounted to the inside of the card front. Then I took a fine black pen and out-lined the window shape. The following cards are just a few more ideas I had for this stamp set.



Now is your chance to make your own card with all the great Penny Black stamps and dies. Then add you card to the Wednesday Challenge blog for a chance to will a $50 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.



Thanks for stopping by, it has been so fun to be a guest designer on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



Friday, November 22, 2019

Christ's Birthday Cards

Hey there. Just can't stop playing with the Light and Hope set from Stampendous. I used it for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Starry, Starry Nights. Kristine Werner did an ombre water color technique this week so I wanted to try a spin off of that too.
I was so pleased with my end result. I used a piece of Tim Holtz water color paper taped to my work surface and blended the colors from my Atreza brush pens over the wet panel. When the panel was dry, I splattered with some opaque white ink and die cut the star from Memory Box out. Then stamping the village scene in black Versafine ink. I filled in the building with both a dark navy and black alcohol markers. finally trimming the panel down to 3.75 by 5" and mounting the panel to a top folding, A2 white card base. I was going to add a greeting to the front but decided to just put it inside the card.

Evidently I was in a water color mood this morning. My next card started with another water color panel that I mixed silver, mint and light blue water color paints to make a pearlescent, aqua color. Using a wet on dry technique I moved the color over the right side of my panel in a loose cross form. Then added some splatter from the same color. I used my heat gun to dry the panel and the stamped the Bold Numbers in a dark red ink over the water color. Then stamping the deer from Stamplorations Yuletide Deer set in Versamark ink and heat embossing with Gold Tinsel powder. I embossed the greetings from Kerri Bradfor Studio Bundled Up set with white detail powder in red card stock and mounted to card front with foam tape.
This might be a bit of a stretch but Chirstmas is Christ's birthday so I am entering it in the AAA Cards Birthday Challenge using a number, AAA Cards One image with shimmer and Stamplorations Anything Goes CAS design challenge. The first card will also goin in the Starry, Starry Night challenge. The Timeout Challenge is all about Celebrations too. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.






Wednesday, November 20, 2019

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Starry, Starry Nights

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Hello, I am so honored again to serve as a guest designer on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week we will be using Stampendous products to create a "Starry, Starry Nights" card. 

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This card started with Neenha Desert Storm panel cut down to 4" by 5.25". Stamping the Light and Hope set from Stampendous in SSS Intense Black ink. I then took a fine line black marker and colored in the city image. Using a small circle stamp I inked up with Versamark ink and stamped over the star. Then coated it with Perfect Pearls in gold. I then mounted the stamped panel to a black top-folding base with foam tape.

My next card started with a natural ivory top-folding card base. Then stamped the Light and Hope set from Stampendeous in Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink. I heat set the ink then colored the image with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.


Now is your chance to make your own "starry, starry night" card with all the great Stampendous stamps and dies. Then add you card to the Wednesday Challenge blog for a chance to will a $50 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for stopping by and come back next week for a new challenge, Sue.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

CASology #356: Faith

Hello. Well I am gearing up for sending out all of my Christmas cards. So today's new cue card will help me out. 


Sponsor:  STAMPlorations

The CASology Challenge Blog has a "faith" challenge for the next two weeks. I started by wetting down several water color panels and using a large brush just creating broad strokes with my Arteza brush pens. I created several panels at the same time to save time. After the panels were dry I heat embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder. I trimmed the panel and mounted it to a top folding aqua card. This is a really quick way to produce a lot of cards quickly.



Now is your chance to join us on the challenge by creating your own card of faith. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.












Thursday, November 14, 2019

Distressed Card Stock

Hey there. I wanted to share a quick technique with you that was inspired by the challenge over on the Less is More blog, That's Torn It. This is a really old technique that I had forgot all about till I saw their post. You start with a piece of card stock and crumple it up, open it and re-crumple it.

You will continue this process till you see the layers start to separate.  Then flatten it out the best you can and peal the edges apart. This creates a flannel like texture to the card stock surface.


Using the die from the Essentials by Ellen Holiday Characters set, I die cut the stocking and some red fun foam from my flannel card stock. Then I stamped the stocking and greeting in Versafine black ink on a top-folding, A2 white card base. Layered the flannel die cut over the stamping. My picture does not do it justice it is so cute in person. 



 My color palette and single image fit the other challenges also. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Thanks/Thanksgiving


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I am so honored again to serve as a guest designer on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week we will be using Hero Art's products to create a "Thank You/Thanksgiving" card. 
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I wanted to challenge myself to use what I had. So I took out my Hero Art's sets and tried to think of them in a new light. I used the Candy Stripe Background and Thank You For Being My Friend(retired) set from Hero Arts. Using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform I mounted the background stamp and inked it with a custom Kalidacolor ink pad. Stamping then rotating the paper 90 degrees and stamping again to create a fun plaid on Neenha Desert Storm card stock. I thought it created a fun flannel look to the card front. I used some scraps of the same card stock to die cut the leaves with my Gemini Junior die cut machine. Then stamping the greeting and mounting it to the card front with foam tape.

Now you have a chance to win a $50 dollar gift certificate from Simon to use at the store by entering your own Thanks/Thanksgiving projects to the challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Just 3 Very Different Cards

Hello. Yes, Instagram is still giving me fits. So here are three cards that I wanted to enter in a few challenges. This first card is for th...