Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CASology #365: Kite

Welcome to Spring! Well I am hoping it at least feels like spring where you are. We have a springy cue card up today on the CASology Challenge blog.

My card is a simple white, top-folding card base that I stamped with the Lawn Fawn Just Flying By set. Then die cut a few outline cloud images in white with the Rainbow Wishes die set from Honey Bee Stamps. Using a small piece of pattern paper from Lawn Fawn I cut out a kite and tail by hand. I folded the kite and lightly sanded the creases. Then mounted it to the card front with a little foam tape. The tail was added with blue bakers twine and glued in place.

I hope you will join the team and make a kite card also. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Quarentine Cards...

Okay, not really quarantined because we are healthy but feeling pretty isolated. So why not just make a ton of cards right?? Well that is what I have been up to. How about you? What has been keeping you all busy?

These are going to be some of my first Christmas cards of the year. Just playing with a new challenge I found. CAS and Christmas plus a little mixed media what could be better!
Both cards were made for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge of Winter Flowers. The pink floral card is also for the CAS Mix Up Challenge using aycrilic paint and the CAS Stencil Challenge with heat embossing.
 My card started with a top folding white card base that I stamped with the Stamplorations Joy set in black versafine ink. Then using the Pettite Posies from Papertrey Ink I stamped the mini poinsettas with red and green ink. I added some metalic gold drops to the flowers and just a few drops also spread between the words. Trimmed the card a little and added it to a red panel with gold spotted washi tape along one edge. Clean and simple.

My next card started with another white top folding card base that I stenciled the pink polka-dots in the bottom left corner. I took some light gold acrylic paint and created the brushstroke and some splatters on my card base over the polka-dots. I heat embossd the greeting from Papertrey Ink with gold detail powder on lower right corner. I created the pink poinsettia with dies, watercolors, shimmer mist and liquid gold drops. The glued it on the card front over the stenciling. 

The SSS Monday Challenge is all about using a stencil on your project. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

P.S. The card below was also added to the CAS Mix Up challenge too. I posted the info on my Instagram account SentSue.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

CASology #364: Tea

Good morning. We have a fresh cue card up on the CASology Challenge blog today and I can't wait to see what you brew up!

The rebel in me could not go with the expected. Like a tea bag or cup of tea. I just had to push it a little. So I used the letter "T" from The Stamp Markets Chunky Alpha Die and Double Take stamp sets. On a natural ivory card base I placed the check washi tape. Then stamped the "T" greeting on a scrap of white card stock in Versafine black ink. Sewing to the card front with black thread. I die cut four black "T's" from card stock, glued and stacked them together. Then glued to the card front overlapping the white tag.

The team has some great cards to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Watercolors for Mom

Hey there. I am so in love with this card. It has the bright colors of a rainbow with the clean and simple design I love using one of my favorite stamps from Altenew, Painted Poppy. I started this card with a Tim Holtz watercolor panel that I washed some aqua color across the panel with Arteza brush pens. Set it aside to dry while I die cut three sets of letters from yellow card stock with Chunky Alphabet dies from The Stamp Market. I stacked the letters and glued them together adding a little shimmer spritz to the top layer. 
 When the water color panel was dry I heat embossed the poppy with white detail powder. Then used the fill in stamps and distress ink to blend the colors on the stamps and spritzed with water before stamping. Then filled in with my brush pens. When dry I stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink KIS: Mother's Day with aqua ink. Using a T-square I lined up the MOM letters over the greeting.
Finally I trimmed down the panel to 4" by 5.25" and glued to a top folding white card using yellow fun foam to pop it up a little on the card front. I like to use a colored foam it add a little glow behind the panel.
Challenges just inspire me. I love to stretch myself by combining several challenges. I think it brings out the best of my creativity. SSS Wednesday Challenge is Something Feminine, my greetings are Big and Small, the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch and color palette from Time Out.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Sue!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

CASology #363: Skyline

Hello. Here is to hoping spring is right around the corner. We are kicking off a new challenge today on the CASology Challenge blog and I can't wait to see what you create.

The skyline where I live is probably very different than yours. We live in rural Iowa where there is not much to break up the view of the sunrise or set. For us it is our home or maybe a barn. lol. So that being said my skyline has some stenciled clouds on a top-folding white card base. Then I took a sponge dauber and blended a little sun with yellow ink. I die cut three white houses and stacked them together, gluing between each. Finally I stamped the greeting and small heart in gray ink.

 I am sure the team has some fun ideas 
for our skyline cue card.

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