Sunday, October 30, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #227

 Wow. I am feeling like this year has gone crazy fast. Here we are almost November with a new AAA Cards Challenge.

This is a anything goes challenge but I grabbed onto the black, white and spooky. I started with a white panel that I stamped the greeting and image from Simon Says Stamp Handlettered Halloween in black ink. Then mounted it to a black card base after adding a black, glossy Nuvo drop to the spiders body.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Bold Birthday

Hello and happy fall to you! After being in a tractor cab for the last month I got a chance to create today. I have missed this so much. Today's card is for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge. We are to make a birthday card with a bold background. 

I started by blending the ink colors across a white panel then spritzed the panel with shimmer spritz. Then cut the panel in 1/4" strips, gluing them down with a stager. I then trimmed the panel down and added some foam tape to the back of blended panel. This technique in quilting is called Bargello.

I stamped the Captivating Blooms floral image with black ink over my panel. Then stamped the greetings from the Dotted Blooms set on two white strips to create tags. They were tied to card front with black embroidery floss. Using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch, I created some from vellum butterflies for accents. I finally added some glitter glue drops and mounted to a top-folding white card base. 


This card turned out so well. I was pleased the results. The pictures to not do justice to the intensity of the colors. Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #226

 Hey there. Today we have a new challenge on the AAA Cards Challenge blog. This is my favorite kind of challenge, a sketch.

My card uses a favorite technique of mine, ink layering. I like to create depth by layering intensities of ink. I used The Stamp Markets' Double Take set to create a one-layer card. Starting with the bold thanks I used 3 colors of ink, blending them by using my stamp platform. Then layered the navy ink greetings over the bold thanks.

I hope you will plan on joining us for the fun sketch challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

AAA Cards Challenge #225

 Hey there! Today's card is for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. We are working on the 1/9th grid again with gnomes as our optional twist. Now I do not own a gnome stamp so I went seasonal with a ghost.

Now if this card doesn't scream CAS, I don't know what does. LOL. Top folding white card with the ghost from Provo Craft stamped in black ink. I then heat embossed the greeting in gold detail powder and added yellow Nuvo drops to his eyes.

Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Modern Twofer Card

 Hello. I had some time this morning to work on a few cards, so this idea popped in my head for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the...