Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Hopeful Butterfly

 Hello. Using both of the color challenges and the sketch on the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and a little ink layering, for this CAS card. I was so pleased this this card.

Stamps: Altenew Hope Butterfly and Leaf Canopy
Ink: Stampin' Up! and Versafine Black
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Circles
Extras: Nuvo Drops and blending brushes

Floral Simplicity

 Hey there. I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches challenge and the idea for this card came to mind. The Altenew Inspiration and Color Throwndown challenge both were using the same color palette so we rolled this all together. I started by creating a stencil with the dies to ink blend the circle image.

Stamps: Altenew Adore You Add-on and Sweet Bouquet
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Circles Dies
Ink: Gina K Amalgam Ink and SU Orchid Ink
Spectrum Alcohol Markers
Extras: White Gel Pen, Crystal Stickels, Foam Tape

I added a few Stickles drops and white gel pen dots to add a bit of sparkle on the card.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #243


Hello. Today's card focuses on one of my favorite activities, camping. I also love to bike and hike. We have a new challenge up on the AAA Card Challenge Blog.

My card is a super quick, one layer card to create.
I started by masking off a circle and ink blending a rainbow of colors. Then I just stamped the camper from Avery Elle's Glamper Campers set in black ink. I curved my greeting to echo the circle shape. So simple but with a punch of color. 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will share with us your favorite outdoor activities.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #514

Hello. We have a new sketch challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog that will run the next two weeks. This was a fun sketch to play with.

Papertrey Ink KIS Surgery
PTI Bandaid Wishes
Cardstock and ink:
Stampin' Up
Glossy Accents

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Celebrating You!

Hey there. I was inspired by a few challenges today. I used The Stamp Markets Birthday Wishes set to create my birthday cake card. By adding a few tassels of baker's twine and Glossy Accents to give it some dimension.

I used the color palette from the Color Throwndown challenge, sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and a masculine theme from Simon Says Stamps Monday cha;;enge.


Sunday, June 11, 2023

Lilies in Bloom

Hello. When I saw the Altenew Inspiration challenge this month I had to create a card with my lilies in mind. I have the perfect inspiration in my garden with these pink, purple and green beauties.

My card uses the Sweet Bouquet stamps, stencils and die from Altenew along with their Halftone Squares set.

Simon Says Stamp is also having a flower challenge that I thought this card fit. Thanks for stopping by Sue.

AAA Cards Challenge #242

Hey, hey...welcome summer!! We have a fun moodboard challenge up for you today on the AAA Cards Challenge.

Well people, I live in Iowa. We are kind of land locked and not much for beach to be had. LOL. So I improvised. I do get crabby from time to time and figured this card might come in handy.  I did a bit of watercolor in pale aqua with a splatter of tan to represent water and sand. Then using the Technique Tuesday Mister Crabby stamp. I stamped the greeting and crab in black. Trimming and mounting my watercolor panel to a top folding aqua card base.

Subtle but useful. I hope you will make time to join out "beachy" moodboard challenge.


Tuesday, June 6, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #513

Good morning! We have a new color challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog today. I hope you will plan on joining us for this CAS, two-week challenge.

The Stamp Market Double Take
Sizzix Hanging Planter
Cardstock and Ink:
Stampin Up

Thursday, June 1, 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #50

 Hello and happy summer to you! We are going to be playing with watercolors this month on the AAA Birthday Card Challenge.

I used metallic watercolors in blues and greens across a watercolor panel and just the green across another scrap of paper. Setting aside to dry. I die cut a white panel of cardstock with the Folkdance cover-plate from Simon Says Stamp, trimmed and glued it to the watercolor panel. Using the green piece and white cardstock I die cut two sizes of circles. The greeting and heart are from Simon Says Stamp, Greeting Mix 1.  My final step was to add some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the little heart.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us for this watercolor 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...