Sunday, November 26, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #254

Today we have an interesting Christmas color combo for you on the AAA Cards Challenge. Black, White and Gold.

I only ever remember making one other Christmas card in this color combo. I ended up making 4 cards before I was pleased with my card today. 

Starting with a white panel I stamped the snowman image from the Unity 
set, In the Meadow in black ink. Then again on a black panel I stamped him in Versamark ink and heat embossed him in gold tinsel powder. Using my Tonic square dies I cut out his face. Then stamped and heat embossed the greeting from the Colorado Craft Company, Let it Snow set on the white panel. I popped the die cut square up with foam tape before lining it up on the white panel. Then trimmed my white panel down and mounted to the black card base.

 When using a dark card base, I always add a white panel inside the card to add your personal message.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.


Tuesday, November 21, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #526

 Hello. Sketches are my favorite kind of challenges. We have a new one up on the blog today, CAS Colours and Sketches Challenges.

Dies: Sizzix Funky Baubles and Falala

Cardstock: Stampin'Up!

I hope you will join us for the fun sketch.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Altenew November Challenge

 Hey there! I was looking at the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for this month and trying to think how I could use the colors for a Christmas card. 

I only have one Altenew Christmas set but the geometric sets have served me well in the past, so I thought maybe I could build some whimsical trees.

Both cards were created using the Simple Shapes, Festive Poinsettia stamp sets and Linear Crossroads die.  The second card also uses the Bold Alphabet die set. I also used a layout that Joy Taylor had posted a card long ago. I wanted to make sure she got credit for the great layout.

I love to play along with the Altenew Challenges and finding a way to put my own twist on the inspiration photo.

Sunday, November 12, 2023

AAA Cards Challenge #253

 Hello and hope you are ready for a peek at fall with our new challenge on the AAA Cards blog.

I don't know why but that photo in the bottom right corner just spoke to me.  I had purchased some alcohol inks for the first time that week. Must have been a match made in heaven. lol.

I have played a little using alcohol markers but this was my first time to try regular alcohol ink bottles. I used a piece of photo paper and a straw to create my panel. I then die cut the Leaf Silhouette from Papertrey Ink. I curved the greeting from the Simon Says Stamp, Greeting Mix 1 set and stamped it on olive ink to echo the leave shape. 

I hope you will be inspired to join us for the fun, fall foliage challenge. Below is a reminder of the rules for CAS.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023

CAS Colours and Sketches #525

 Hey there! November is here and we have a new color challenge on the CAS Colours and Sketches Challenge.

Since at this point, I have made very few Christmas cards I decided to crank out a few for this month's challenges. First up we are going to play with a few Sizzix snowflakes from the Paper Snowflakes Mini.

I used the Papertrey Ink, Watercolor Wonder set to create the color washes in our color palette. The greeting is from the Hello Bluebird Typed Christmas set. 

My final addition is the white, gloss Nuvo drops. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will carve out the time to join us with this challenge.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

AAA Birthday Card Challenge #55

 Hey there. We have big words coming your way with our new challenge for the month of November on the AAA Birthday Card Challenge.

This is a super simple birthday card to create or mass produce. Start with a white panel 4" by 5.25". Stamp the big greeting from Altenew's Modern Greetings set. I chose black but you could go wild with the colors. I then added the streamer tail form Concord and 9ths, Birthday Balloon set. Using a kraft top folding card base I added the washi tape to the left side and mounted the stamped panel with foam tape. 

Like I said change your ink and washi colors, and you could have a whole rainbow of cards.  Thanks 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...