Sunday, July 11, 2021

Stamplorations' Trifecta Cardmaking

Hey there! I am up on the Stamplorations' Blog today with a fresh "trifecta", three cards combining stamps, stencils and clear stickers. My cards all contained Bloomful stamp set, Bloomdalascopic and Delicate Links stencils and Happiness Here clear stickers. I think the stencil I used might be retired but Bloom Boldly or Stained Glass might be good replacements.
For the first card I started with a little ink blending then added glimmer paste over my blended panel. When dry I trimmed it down and mounted it to a white A2 card base. I then stamped and colored the tag with alcohol markers, added glossy effects and glitter to the flowers. When dry I added bakers twine, the clear greeting from the Hey Sunshine set and mounted to the blended panel with foam tape.


The second card has simple ink blending to a fad out and just some black ink stamping with the Bloomful set. 

My final card used a completely blended panel with the Delicate Links stencil layed over and spritzed with water to create a fade. I use just regular die ink and blending brushes to create my panels. I stamped the Bloomful again with black ink on both the panel and the card base to create a continuous image. The clear sticker was added to the stamped tag along with more twine. 

*Tip- After placing your clear sticker on your card stock flip it over and rub a teflon bone folder over the back to push out any air bubbles.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you will create some "Trifecta" cards on your own and share them with us!

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

CASology #392: Strength

 Hello. Wow, here we are in June already and we have a new challenge for you on the CASology Challenge Blog.  

I have a one layer card with ink layering for you. I started by using the Hope ribbon set from CAS-ual Fridays in my stamp platform. By using the stamp platform I could blend 3 colors of pink ink without any lines. I ink up the portion of stamp then feather out the inked edge with a micro-fiber cloth. I then used Versafine black ink to stamp the greetings and finished off with a few black gloss Nuvo drops.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will take some time to make a card and share it on the blog.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Stamplorations Trifecta Cardmaking


Hey there! Can you believe it is June already? 
Today I am working the "trifecta" again with stamps, stickers and stencils blended to make three birthday themed cards.
I used the same stamp set, Kathryn's Big Wish, and clear sticker set, Mixed Media Backgrounds #1, for all three cards.

My first card I stenciled the Stars Align along the left edge with pale yellow ink on a pale yellow card base. Then stamping the candles in black ink on card base and a scrap of cardstock, I colored the candles with alcohol markers. Placing one of the Mixed Media Background #1 stickers over the scrap cardstock and trimming it down to size. I die cut the happy greeting from another scrap of cardstock, covered the candles and happy panel in glossy effects and mounted it to the card base with foam tape.

The next card started with the Hello and Company stencil. using just the "happy" word I stenciled the card front with pale yellow ink. Setting the base aside for a minute. Then stamping the balloon from the stamp set in black ink on a scrap of cardstock and coloring it with alcohol markers and placing another Mixed Media Background stickers over the balloon trimming it down to size.

 To soften the base a little I added vellum and hand drew the balloon string with a black marker. The celebrate sticker is from the Inspirational #2 sticker set and I also added a few bits of Newsprint Background Bits stickers. My final step was to mount the balloon panel to card base with foam tape.

This card also started by making a pale yellow card base and ink blending the Stars Align stencil across the card. I then took the dots from the stamp set and added them over the stenciling with pink ink. Also stamping a couple of the sucker images in the same yellow ink. 

The sucker image was also stamped in black on a scrap of cardstock and colored again with alcohol markers. Then placing a Mixed Media Background sticker over the scrap and trimmed it to size. The greeting is from the Sweet Kindness set. After the panel was mounted to card base with foam tape I added the bakers twine and Stickles to the card front.

I hope you enjoy this concept and can see the real mileage you can get from one stamp set, stencil and sticker set. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Sunday, May 30, 2021

AAA Cards Challenge #191


Hey there. I was super excited to be asked to be a guest designer on the AAA Cards Challenge this week. We will be making a no layer card with hexagons. I had so much fun with this that I made three cards.

All my cards are 110lb, white top folding A2 card bases. Using the Honey Bee Stamps nesting hexagon dies I cut a stencil from card stock. Then using Distress Ink I blended two colors in each hexagon overlapping them as I went. I then used a Block Alphabet die set from Papertrey Ink to cut out my "hb" window. This gives you the contrast color (white) while still keeping your card one layer. Then I added the Happy Birthday from a Concord and 9th set in dark purple ink.

This card uses the Happy Hexagon set from Papertrey Ink with just straight up stamping.

My final card uses another stencil that I created with the Echo Park Hexagon Confetti die. I just ink blended a little yellow ink in a small area through the stencil. Then stamped and heat embossed the bee from the Papertrey Ink Honey Bee set in black ink with clear detail powder. Added in a darker yellow for the bee's body.

I hope you will dust off your no layer skills and join us on the AAA Cards Challenge with some hexagon magic.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

CASology #391: Photo

Hello. Are you up for a new challenge today? Our new cue card on the CASology Challenge blog is up today.

My card for this challenge started with a top folding A2, kraft card base that I stamped the robot and greeting in black ink. The stamp set is Big Robots from Stamplorations. I then die cut 4 white slide frames from white card stock and glued them together form some dimension. Using the same stamp set I stamped and heat embossed the word smile on the frame.

Placing the frame on the card front I marked the inside corners with a pencil and then colored only that portion of the robot with alcohol markers. After gluing the frame to the card front I coated the robot with Wink of Stella.

I hope you will take some time to read through our rules and join us in this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Trifecta Cardmaking with Sue

Hello. I am back for another addition of the Cardmaking Trifecta.  Stamps, stencils and stickers all rolled into one card times three. Today's cards are some of my favorite to be created with this technique so far...

On a white A2 card base I used the Delicate Links stencil and soft gray ink to blend a background. Using the Lotus Love stamp set, I stamped the water images in amethyst ink and the greeting in black ink over the water images. Then on water color cardstock I stamped several of the floral and leaf images and painted them. When they were dry, I covered them with Wink of Stella and fussy cut them out. Placing the Newsprint Background Bits #1 sticker on amethyst card stock and  mounting to card front with foam tape. The flowers and leaves were glued over the sticker and a few Nuvo drops were added to accent.

This card started with a white panel that I ink blended the flowers with three colors of ink with the Bloom Silhouettes stencil. Then I covered the panel with the Newsprint Background Bits #1 stickers and trimmed the panel down mounting it to a white card base with foam tape. Using the Lotus Love and Wooded stamp sets I stamped the sentiment strip and mounted it to the card front with foam tape.

With my final card I was going for the mixed media feel again. I started with a scrap of white card stock that I stenciled the word Hugs from the Hello & Company stencil in orange ink. I then stamped some random hearts in rose ink placing the Mixed Media Background 1 clear sticker over and trimmed to fit the size of the sticker. Using the Art Marks 2 stamp set I stamped a top folding, white A2 card base and mounted the sticker panel to card with foam tape. I then die cut a series of hearts, glued them together for dimension and stamped the greeting from the Literary Caffeine-ations.  After punching a hole through the heart, tying a jute knot and mounting to the card front with foam tape the card was complete.

I hope you enjoyed this journey through the Cardmaking Trifecta and will plan on challenging yourself. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

CASology #390: Outside

  Hey there! We have a brand new challenge up today on the CASology Challenge Blog. This one was close to my heart with the outside cue. Which is a good thing because with our occupation we better enjoy the outdoors.

This was fun idea I had in my head. I started with a stencil from Stamplorations, Hello and Company stencil. Using 4 colors of ink I blended the colors for the Happy Day through the stencil. I then used a cloud stencil from Stampin' Up! to create the sky. The Avery Elle Glamper Camper set was a gift from my daughter and fits our outdoor obsession. I added hints of color to the camper with alcohol markers. I love how you can layer them over dye ink without smudges.

There we go with a super simple one layer card. I hope you can join us on this super fun "outside" challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

I will also be entering this card in these two challenges. 
Nothing says "move" like a house on wheels. Lol.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

CASology #389: Dear

 Hello. Hoping spring has made it to your corners of the world by now. In Iowa we are usually safe from that winter blast by now. Lol. We have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog this morning.

I don't have a lot of dear stamps in my collection but I did have this Dearest Friend stamp from Scripted by Papertrey Ink. I combined it with a Simon Says Stamp set, Sending Happy Thoughts. By keeping my envelope images tightly clustered to corner and by overlapping the greeting left plenty of white space. I heat embossed the greeting to help them pop out. 

Thanks for dropping by. I hope you will join the team and make your own "Dear" card.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Trifecta Cardmaking with Sue

 Hey there.  I am up on the Stamplorations' Blog today with a cardmaking Trifecta. Three cards using stamps, stencils and clear stickers. This concept is always a challenge for me with my CAS heart. Lol. But I love a great challenge! My goal for these posts is to vary the way in which I use these products.

Using a white panel I stamped the Big Robot and the greetings in black ink then colored him with alcohol markers. Creating a mask I covered the robot and stenciled the green Arrow Which Way over the top. I added a die cut heart, rounded the corners and added some Stickles. Using a green card base I added two Newspaper Background Bits #1 stickers to the left edge. After rounding the corners of the green card base I mounted the stamped panel to the card base with foam tape.

The next card uses the Big Robots again stamped on a white panel with black ink and colored with alcohol markers. I masked the robot and blended light gray ink with the Placid Stencil over the top. I then die cut a heart from the Newspaper Background Bits #1 sticker and colored it red with a alcohol marker. After placing the sticker down I used glossy accents over the top of the sticker. Finally I trimmed the panel and added to a red card base.

I started with the robot stamped in black ink and colored him with alcohol markers. Then repeat stamped the greeting in light blue ink staggering off the side of the white panel. I then covered the robot with glossy accents and put aside to dry. Using a royal blue card base and matching ink, I stenciled the Arrow Which Way across the base of the card. Then mounting the Inspirational 2 clear sticker on yellow card stock and trimming it into a sentiment strip. Then taking the robot panel, trimming it down and adding a yellow strip of card stock the panel was attached to the stenciled card front.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join me next month to check out the next addition of Trifecta Cardmaking.


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

CASology #388: Hello

 Hey there. Hope all is well in your world. We have been healthy at our home. We have a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog this morning. Our new cue card is...

This should be a simple cue for most of us.  I dug out a old Papertrey Ink set, Heart 2 Heart #4. I started by stamping the telephone image in 3 colors of ink on a white panel then took most of the greetings from the set and stamped them on sentiment strips mounting them to the panel with foam tape. The cord was drawn by hand and I added clear Nuvo drops to the heart. Finally mounted the panel to a coral A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this fun Challenge.

Stamplorations' Trifecta Cardmaking

Hey there! I am up on the Stamplorations' Blog today with a fresh "trifecta", three cards combining stamps, stencils and clea...