Thursday, August 31, 2023

August Altenew Inspiration Challenge

 Hey there. I had made this card last week but did not get it posted so here we go. I was going for a distressed look on the Altenew Inspiration Challenge. Using the wood in the background and the color palette.

I really liked how the embossing of the Modern Greetings set was not solid. It helped the inked stripes show through. I also echoed the shape of the stamped image on the base card and smaller greeting. The edges were roughed up on the layers and rustic twine was added.

Whenever I am feeling in a slump a card challenge always gives me inspiration. Thank you Altenew!

Simon Says Stamp has an Anything Goes running on their Wednesday challenge. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #519

 Hello. Are you up for a "double" challenge today? We have a month end double challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog.

I followed the sketch but made my card a top-folding card. This is the style of card I prefer. 

Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Friends till the End (die set)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Perfect Plum and heavyweight white
Ink: Stampin' Up
Extras: Glossy Effects, blending brush, 
clear detail embossing powder

Thanks for stopping by Sue.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #247

Hey there. I mention sketches being my favorite kind of challenge and we have a new sketch for you on the AAA Cards Challenge.

Geometric shapes are some of my favorite stamps to use. They can work for male, female and in this case a teen card. The set I used is from Ellen Hutson, Stay Cool set. Here again super simple stamping with the layering of black images and greeting for punch. I trimmed my white panel down and mounted it to a top folding royal blue card base.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #518

 Hello, We have a fun sketch challenge on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge. Who am I kidding... I think all sketches are fun!

I played with a little ink-blending and die cut inlay of the letters to spell cake. I cut the fun fringe with scissors.

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Birthday Wishes
Dies: Altenew Bold Alphabet
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black

I created a bonus card for you with a baby theme using a PTI greeting and Avery Elle's Circle It stamp set.

I hope you will make a card with this fun, asymmetrical sketch. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Altenew August Challenge #2

 Hey there. The Altenew Inspiration Challenge is such a fun, neutral palette.

Stamps: Altenew Trigonometry
Leafy Canopy
Ink and Cardstock:
Extras: Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Nuvo Drops

Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

 Hello. This was a fun color palette to play with the strong, neutral content.

Stamps: Modern Greetings
Dies: Peony Dream 3D Die Set
Embossing Folder: Luxurious Motifs 3D
Extras: Watercolor Paints, White Detail Embossing Powder, Foam Tape

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge is to use your favorite technique. Watercolor is one of my favorite techniques.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #246

 Hello. Sketch challenges are one of my very favorite kind of challenges. AAA Cards has a fun sketch for us.

I combined the color of the rainbow dots and the fun house image from the Love Lives Here set from Papertrey Ink. This made for a simple one-layer card. I added the greeting from the set A Bit More: Baby Mine also from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by to visit. I hope you will join us for the sketch challenge.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

CAS Colours & Sketches #517

 Hello, we have a fun color challenge up on the CAS Colours and Sketches blog today that will run for the next two weeks.

I wanted to play with one of my favorite techniques, Ink Layering. I started by blending the three ink colors across the top of my panel. Then using Avery Elle's Circle It stamp set I stamped the confetti in Crumb Cake ink. Using The Stamp Market's Chunky Alphabet the H, B and U were stamped also in Crumb Cake. Then used the Wild Wheat ink to stamp the 2 from's Bold Numbers set. I added a few clear Nuvo drops to the panel and set it aside to dry. While is dried I stamped the Greeting from My Favorite Things Little Birthday Notes in Cajun Craze ink. Finally, I mounted the greeting and panel to a Crumb Cake base card with foam tape.

I played with same technique and created a more feminine version adding some die-cutting too.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will create a card with these colors for the challenge.

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #52

Hello. Man, this year is flying by... The challenge on the AAA Birthday Card blog is Anything Goes this month.

I have a very special young man in my life that turns ten this year. He is such a bright light in our lives, so a bright card was in order. I started with a white panel that I stamped with the Wonky Backdrops set from Ellen Hutson. Then using the Sizzix, Celebration Words: Block die set I cut out the shaker window greeting. Using the Papertrey Ink Smooth Numbers set I die cut the "10" out of dark blue cardstock, stacking and gluing them together and adding glossy accents.

This was such a fun card to create. I hope you will join us in the challenge. Thanks for stopping by, 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...