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.


  1. Three fabulous cards Sue!! Your first card with the fun strip of sentiment with little images is adorable. A very fun Christmas card! Your layered pink poinsettia is gorgeous! Love the light gold brushstroke in the background with a bit of splattering. Very elegant card! And I love your artsy birthday card with the three rectangles of primary colours! So colourful. Thanks for sharing your cards with us at CAS Mix Up, CAS Christmas, and CAS Stencil!

  2. Lovely cards Sue - thank goodness we have crafting to keep us going. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil too!

  3. The subtle stencilling and gold splatters on your second card really make it something special xx

  4. Sue so many great cards, you are right :) if you can't leave the house make a card.
    Love your poinsettia card so much depth of colour and texture. thanks for joining us at CAS Chrismas

  5. All three cards have a different style and they are wonderful, Sue! The design of the first card is so fun and unique. I love the gold acrylic brush stroke and the pretty pink poinsettia of the second card! The third card looks contemporary with the bold bright colors. Thanks so much for sharing the 2nd and the 3rd card at CAS Mix Up!
    Hideko xx


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