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.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

CASology #387: Comfort

 Hey there. Today's new cue card is something we all could use a little more of...Comfort. Come join us for our new challenge on the CASology Blog.

My card stared with a light, taupe A2 card base that I stamped with the hot water bottle from a Stampin' Up set called Under the Weather. I then stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink in Versafine black ink and coated it with clear embossing powder and heated it up. Finally I added a few stamped hearts. This was super simple and left plenty of open same to create a CAS card.

I hope you will check out all the great cards the team has made then come back and share your "comfort" card.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Trifecta Cardmaking with Sue

Hey there, We are trying something new over on the Stamplorations blog. It is a new feature where we will combine stencils, stamps and clear stickers to create three fun cards. 

On my first card I was going for a mixed media feel by ink blending a background, then using the Rows of Hearts stencil I brushed platinum acrylic paint over a portion of the stencil. After it was dry I used the Sweet Kindness set to stamp the floral image in permanent black ink.  I created a bit of splatter with black pearl watercolor and added a few black Nuvo drops. Using the Mixed Media Backgrounds clear stickers I die cut 3 hearts and overlapped them on the card front. Placing another one on my white card base to ground the panel. Then I added foam tape to the panel to mount it to the card base. The greeting from the same stamp set was stamped in black ink and a clear Bits of Washi sticker was added to accent it. A few black staples to finish it off.

The second card uses the Christmas Trees mini stencil to create the multi colored dots. Then I stamped the Sweet Kindness stamp over the dots in black ink. On a scrap of white I stamped a peach cupcake and added clear sticker over it from the Happy Happy set. I die cut 3 plum circles and attached them to the greeting adding foam tape to the back to mount it to the card front. Then finished it off with a few black Nuvo drops.

The final card uses the same Sweet Kindness stamp set to stamp the black coffee images on a white heart die cut. I ink blended a panel then laid the Rows of Hearts stencil over it and sprayed the panel with shimmer spritz. Also used the stencil to ink blend hearts on the top folding, white note card. Using a scrap of white cardstock the had pink ink blended on it I added the greeting from the Just Caffeniate clear stickers set. Placing all the pieces on the card front with foam tape and adding a few enamel dots to accent the images.

Shery from Stamplorations is offering a special bundle at a great price for you. Sweet Kindness stamp set, Rows of Hearts stencil, Mixed Media Backgrounds 2 stickers, and Bits of Washi 1 stickers. Kit will sell for $18.99 + free US shipping ($7 shipping to Canada and $9 other countries).

 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you will try your own Cardmaking Trifecta with Stamplorations stencils, stamps and stickers!

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

CASology #386: Long

Hello. We have a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog today. 

This took me a bit to figure out what image I would use. I knew right away that I would make a slimline card but was unsure about a "long" image to put on it.

I used white card stock to create a finished card of 3.5 by 8.5". I stamped the balloon from the Stamplorations' Kathryn's Big Wishes set in black ink and extended the balloon string down the card with a black marker. Then colored the balloon with alcohol markers and covered the finished balloon with Wink-of-Stella for a little sparkle. Finally I stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink in black ink. A long card with a long balloon string.

The team has some great cards to share with you then we hope you join us for the challenge.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

CASology #385: Luck

 Hey there. We are starting a new challenge today on the CASology Challenge Blog and our new cue is...

My card uses a top folding white card base that I stenciled the clovers in two colors of green ink. My stencil was created with a clover die and cardstock. After it was die cut I sprayed the cardstock with stencil adhesive so the thin parts would stay put as I brushed over them. I then used the clover that was die cut to layer over the background and stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink in Versafine black ink.
Lucky clover. Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will join us for the "Luck" challenge.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

CASology #384: Fox

 Hello to you!  We are creating "Foxy" new cards on the CASology Challenge blog today. I hope you will join us for the fun new challenge.

I tried to condense my stamping to the white square. Using the Hero Arts Hero Greetings set. I then placed a few tracks in a soft gray ink on my top folding kraft base to create movement.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

CASology #383: Envelope

 Hey there. There is a new challenge up on the CASology Challenge Blog today. There were so many ways you could go with this one.

Using a top folding natural white card base I stamped some red hearts in a triangle formation. Then using a red mini envelope I stamped the "XO" on a card sized to fit the envelope. Finally I used a strip of vellum to add my greeting over the envelope. All the stamps were from the Ellen Hutson set "Love You So".

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

Monday, February 1, 2021

Stamplorations Sticker Monday

Hey there! I have some great new ideas for you today, all with a Valentines vibe.  They all still have the "clean and simple" feel that you should come to expect from me. Lol. 

My first card started with a water color panel that I painted a loose watercolor heart with several colors. I then used the Row of Hearts stencil from Stamplorations to emboss the panel by running it through my die cutting machine. I trimmed the panel down and set it aside to dry completely.  on another scrap of watercolor paper I painted another heart like the first one. Now you know these were not perfect to line up because they are just painted loosely by hand. after the second panel was dry I placed one of the Love Is clear stickers over the painted heart and trimmed it down. I then tied the light pink, gingham ribbon around the sticker panel and mounted it to the embossed panel with foam tape. This all was added to a top folding A2 white card base and then I added a few drops and the small pink heart with Stickels.

I wanted to try the clear stickers on vellum to add a frosted element to my card. I stenciled the plum hearts over a white panel with the Rows of Hearts stencil then masked off the faux ribbon and brushed color over the panel. Attaching the vellum and faux chipboard heart to my card front. Finishing off with some Stickles pearl.

My final card uses a technique I tried in December with tissue paper behind the clear Mixed Media 2 stickers. I just die cut the hearts from pink tissue and using a two way glue pen attached them to the panel before adding the clear sticker. I love the way they show through the sticker. The base card was also stenciled with the Rows of Hearts stencil and by cutting strips from a larger sticker I can create my own washi tape for the edge of the card.

I hope this stirs your own creative juices to try using clear stickers on your projects. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

CASology #382: Unite

 Hello. Hope you are all staying healthy. Today we have a new cue card up on the CASology Challenge Blog. Our new cue is...

The first thought that came to mind was to be "united in marriage". So a wedding card was in order. I took my cue for the color palette from the decorators that have been using so much black with white and gold or brass hardware for accents.

I used a top folding A2 white card base that I added a 4 by 5.25" white panel to using fun foam to pop it up. Just a couple of glitter gold washi tape stripes and a die cut from the Mr & Mrs Kaiser Craft die. Super simple with a sparkly punch.

The team has created some fun cards for you to check out. Then I hope to see your card added to our challenge.


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 ha...