Sunday, March 31, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #262

 Hello, I don't know about you, but birthday cards are probably the most often cards I make. AAA Cards Challenge is helping us out by challenging us with a new sketch today.

Stamps: My Favorite Things Little Birthday Wishes
Dies: Sizzix Celebration Word Blocks
110 lbs White
Stamplorations Quick Card Fronts Mixed Media
Ink: Versafine Black


Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Color Throwdown Guest Stamper

 Hey there! I was asked last week to be the guest stamper on the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. I was honored to accept the color challenge.

My card uses a mid-century design as it inspiration plus I used the donuts for the circle inspiration.

Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Circles
Stamps: Papertrey Ink KIS Birthday 2
I also used some foam tape to elevate the panel.

It came together so quickly and the colors and greeting can be varied for different occasions. I hope you will plan to join us for this fun challenge.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Altenew March Inspiration Challenge

 Hello. Emily Midgett has a great inspiration photo on the Altenew March challenge. 

I had an idea using a clear stamp block to create a faux watercolor rectangle with the inspiration colors. I smooshed ink pads on the block, then misted it with water and layed it ink side down on watercolor paper. Let the block sit for a bit then dry the paper with a heat gun. 

The colors blended beautifully and left me with a fun, irregular edge to the rectangle. I then used black ink to stamp the Captivating Blooms set over the colored block. I extended the colors on a few blooms and leaves with alcohol markers. The greetings are from the Versatile Greetings die set.

For my accents I used enamel dots to match the ink colors and some black baker's twine. Popped my panel up with foam tape on a black, top folding card base.

This also fit the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challege to "Add a bit of Green".

Sunday, March 17, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #261

Are you ready for some "SPRING"?  We are on the  AAA Cards Challenge blog. So I hope you will join us for a little springy action.

 Simon Says Stamp Geo Flower Builder
My Favorite Thinks Deepest Sympathy
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much for stopping by Sue.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

AAA Cards Challenge #260

Have I ever mentioned that sketch challenges are a favorite of mine? We have a new sketch up on the AAA Cards Challenge blog today that will run for two weeks. I hope you will plan on creating a card and joining the fun.

Stamps: Gina K Be the Rainbow
Cardstock: 110 lbs White
Ink: Stampin'Up and Versafine Black
Extras: Fun Foam and Glue

Just a reminder about what "CAS" means. Thanks so much 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...