Friday, September 23, 2022

Pretty in Pink

 Hey there. I had a request for a hot pink, floral retirement card. So... I got busy watercoloring a few panels in shades of pink and green. I did a bit of splatter with gold, metallic watercolors then let the panels dry.


Using the Altenew Fantasy Floral die I cut the rose and leaves from the watercolor panels. I also cut a tag from a metallic gold card stock, popped it up with a bit of foam tape and glued on the rose/leaf cluster.  I trimmed the final panel and adding a bit of washi tape in a metallic gold dot. Then heat embossed with gold detail powder to a strip of vellum using a Congratulations sentiment from Papertrey Ink. I tucked the vellum greeting in the leaves and secured to the background panel with tape on the back. After adding the pink baker's twine to the tag, I attached the panel to a white top-folding card base with more foam tape. My matching envelope was made with my score board from some double-sided scrapbook paper.

 

I will enter the card in the following challenges:
(Sparkle and Shine)
(Card and Envelope)







Sunday, September 18, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #224


 Hello. This is such a fin color palette to play with. I hope you will join us on the AAA Cards Challenge and make a card of your own.


I felt like the Halftone Squares stamp set from Altenew was the perfect spot set to ground my image. Then I stamped and colored the elf image form Ellen Hutson, mounted it with foam tape and mounted the greeting from Kerri Bradford for a bright CAS Christmas card.






Sunday, September 4, 2022

Altenew Pink Foliage

Hey there. I watched two videos this week. The first one was Tim Holtz watercolor over a Distress background. The second was Jennifer McGuire using a scoreboard for a background. I wanted to roll these together with the September Altenew challenge.


I started by cutting a panel of white cardstock. I should have used watercolor paper but didn't. I smooched some Distress pealed paint ink on a silicone mat, spritzing with water and dabbing my cardstock into it. Drying between layers of ink. Then I stamped Altenew's Leaf Canopy set with Versafine black ink, heat set and water colored the leaves in with two colors of pink.

Using my scoring board I created a diamond pattern to replicate the fence in the inspiration photo on the stamped panel and a top-folding, white card base.


I stamped and heat embossed the greeting from the same set on vellum and tied it to the stamped panel by wrapping it with metallic gold thread. Then mounted it to the scored card base with foam tape.  Finally, I used a bit of metallic, gold watercolor paint to create the gold splatter.


I will enter this in the Altenew challenge,  the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Make your Own Background challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.






 

AAA Cards Challenge #223

Hello. We are making Sympathy cards for the AAA Cards Challenge that starts today. I know this can be difficult for some so I hope the design team can inspire you.


This is a no-layer or one-layer card. I started by masking off an area towards the bottom of the card and filling it in with a little ink blending. Then using the Sizzix Stars & Birds die I created a stencil and blended the same ink colors through creating the flying birds. 


When the ink was dry I used the Simon Says Stamp, Cleanline Everyday set to heat emboss the With Sympathy with gold detail powder.


Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #222

Hey there as we cap off summer we want to share a moodboard challenge with you on the AAA Cards Challenge.

 


Something I have realized in the last year is even when I enter a challenge the card needs to make sense and i need to really like it. Today my card is not the first one I made for this challenge. The first one was a one layered card that was okay but I didn't love it. So I made this one.


It has more details but still very CAS. I used the Make Marks stencil from Stamplorations to anchor the bandaid box from Papertrey Ink. The greeting is also from PTI, Just Sentiments: Get Well. A few touches of glimmer, shading, shine and we are finished.


I hope you will plan to join us for this fun challenge. Sue.





Sunday, August 7, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #221

Hey there! We have a new challenge up on the AAA Cards blog today. We are working with small and few. With an optional twist of bugs.


My card is a one-layer card where I practiced ink-layering. I strated by using my Echo Park hexagon confetti die to create a stencil that I blended a light, yellow ink through. Then using the Hey Honey set from Sugar Peas set I stamped and embossed the bees. The greeting is also from the same stamp set.


I hope you will make some time to join us for this challenge. Sue

Friday, August 5, 2022

Birthday Cupcake

Hello and happy Friday to you! I was playing with the Mini Delight: Cupcake and die set from Altenew. Such a fun little cupcake with great detail. I thought the Inspiration Challenge on the Altenew blog was a great way to start,


I stamped my cupcake and die cut 5 images to layer up. Then I stamped the happy birthday from Papertrey Inks KIS Birthday set to create my 3 rectangles of color for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Die cutting a scalloped circle from vellum I mounted the cupcake to the card front. Added a small tag stamped from the Bold Sentiments set and heat embossed it with clear powder. I thought this would be a cute tag for the cupcake and tied it to the image with a bit of coral twine. I left plenty of white space for the CAS part of my design.


I will ener the card in the following challenges:
Altenew August Inspiration Challenge
Freshly Made Sketches Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday "Happy Birthday" and Wednesday's "Emboss It" Challenges








Sunday, July 24, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #220

Ahhh...today we are playing along the edge with the sea in mind. Please come join us for the new challenge up on the AAA Cards blog. 


I started with a white panel that I masked 1.25" area that I stamped green and blue fish from Hero Arts. I then removed the mask and used my score board to dry emboss three lines to act as a boarder. I then stamped the hello and extra fish and heat embossed with clear detail powder. Die cut the fish and mounted it to the card front with foam tape. Then mounted the panel to a top, folding white card base.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.



Monday, July 11, 2022

Folk Floral #2

 Hey there. One more quick card for the Altenew Folk Art/Hello and Simon Says Stamp Fabulous Florals challenges.


My card started with a white panel that I stamped the Bamboo Rose set in black ink. Then the greeting from The Stamp Market, Scripty Sentiments. I colored the images with alcohol markers and added a bit of white gel pen. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the Cross Stitch Canvas die. I then fussy cut the images out and added foam tape to the back. Using black card stock, I die cut the bamboo roses out and mounted to a black panel. Then mounted the stamped image and applied it to a top folding white card base.







Folk Art Floral

 Hello. I was checking out the Altenew Inspiration challenge and thought it might be fun. They added a few more details this month with making it a "hello" card also.


My card started with a white panel that I stamped the Bamboo Rose set in black ink. Then the greeting from The Stamp Market, Scripty Sentiments. I colored the images with alcohol markers and added a bit of white gel pen. Then I ran it through my die cut machine with the Cross Stitch Canvas die. Using a bit of washi to create a little flag and the holes of the die I did a line of cross stich X's. I felt that the stitching and canvas die added to that folk art feel.






There is a Fabulous Floral challenge over on Simon Says Stamp that I will enter this card in also. I hope you enjoyed my card and will join in the fun of the challenges. Thanks, Sue.



Sunday, July 10, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #219

 Hello! Hoping all is well in your world. We have a fun new challenge up on the AAA Cards blog today. Have you started making any Christmas cards? Well dust off those Christmas stamps and lets spread a little Christmas joy in July!


I created a quick tag with Papertrey Ink's Winter Penguin set and the greeting Typed Christmas from Hello Bluebird stamps. I then mounted the tag to a pale aqua card with foam tape.



Thanks for stopping by and please take time to read through the CAS rules, Sue. Take care!



Pretty in Pink

  Hey there. I had a request for a hot pink, floral retirement card. So... I got busy watercoloring a few panels in shades of pink and green...