Thursday, March 23, 2023

Altenew March Challenge

 Hey there. There is interesting Inspiration Challenge on the Altenew blog. The castle in the photo inspired the color palette.

Both of my cards reflect my clean and simple style. The first card involves ink layering by varying the ink colors to give depth.

Stamps: Altenew Trigonometry
Altenew Leaf Canopy

My second card adds a pop with fun, baker's twine tassels.

Stamps: Altenew Indoor Garden
Altenew Leaf Canopy

Thanks so much for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #507

 Hey there. We have a super fun sketch on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog today. For the next two week you can link up your "Clean and Simple" card following our sketch.

Lawn Fawn Offset Sayings: Birthday
Papertrey Ink Wishes Come True

Stampin' Up Vanilla

Ink: SU
Not Quite Navy
Mellow Moss
Groovy Guava
Creamy Caramel
So Saffron

I am looking forward to seeing your cards!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #236

 Hello. Hope you are getting glimpses of spring in your part of the world. It takes a bit for us to see it here in northern Iowa. We have a new challenge up in the AAA Cards Challenge blog today.

I chose the birthday song as the inspiration for my card.  Using four die sets for my letters and numbers.
Sizzix: Alphanumeric Upper
Papertrey Ink: Large Numbers & Block Alphabet
Cutterbee: Alphabet
The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words and I backed the letters with washi tape.

I hope you will join us on this fun challenge. Thank you for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #506

Are you ready for a new challenge? CAS Colours and Sketches has a springy color palette for us to work with. 

110 pound White
Gable Green
Lavendar Lace
Summer Sun
Papertrey Ink, Cut Tag: Summer
The Stamp Market, Double Take
Yellow Nuvo Drops
Score Board

Sunday, March 5, 2023

AAA Card Challenge #235

 Hey there! We are doing a bit of ink-blending on the edge for this next challenge on the AAA Cards Challenge.

Here again this was a super quick card to come together. I had purchased some of the new Simon Says Stamp ink so I used that for my edge blend. I started with the darkest color of the trio along the edge and worked into the lightest color.

Then using the Stamp Market Dear Friend set I stamped over the ink blending. I added a bit of heat embossing to make the greeting pop. Please remember the rules of CAS when you are creating your cards. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #47

 Hey there. We have a new challenge up on the AAA Birthday Card Challenge blog.

I wanted to take the stripes and dots and give it a little twist with my Trigonometry set from Altenew.  So after selecting my palette I stamped the dotted and stripe triangles on the left side of my white card panel. Then added a few dots from the Ellen Hutson, Bokeh Dots stamp set. The deer image is from Stampers Anonymous, Modern Christmas stamped in black. I wound some twine around my panel before mounting it to a caramel card base with foam tape. Finally adding a few black glossy Nuvo drops. The greeting is also from the Trigonometry set.

I love cards that have that graphic feel to them. I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope you plan to join us on this challenge. Sue.

Color Throwdown #795 Guest Designer

 Hello. I was honored to be asked to design a card for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge . My card uses the Altenew Archways die set, Pap...