Thursday, April 19, 2018

Brilliant Blue Graduation

Hey there. Quick little grad card tonight.
I stamped the Concord and 9th Mosaic Turnabout stamp in four colors. I didn't get it lined up quite right but i still liked the effect. I then stamped the word bubble on a scrap of white card stock and die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. Popped the circle with some foam tape. 

Inside the card was also stamped with the Hooray set from Concord and 9th.


For me Spring is graduation season and my card also has the "Hooray" word bubble. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Inlay Die Cuts

Hello. This is one of those cards that when i started it I had no idea where it was going to end other than my color palette.
I started with some Distress watercolor paper, spritzed and smooshed Distress Ink to create the mottled panel. I then die cut the most solid flower from the Altenew Fantasy Floral die set out of the panel. Then die cut the leaves. I also cut the same pieces from white card stock and inlaid them in the watercolor panel. Using the piece of flower I had cut from the watercolor panel I used the second die to cut the next layer. I used that same die to cut 3 flowers from eggplant card stock too. All four layers were glued together and glued to the white flower. Last layer was cut from Essential by Ellen vellum and glued in place used Xyron sticker maker. I die cut the greeting from Papertrey Ink from eggplant card stock and attached it to a vellum strip across the card. Finally the panel was attached to a top fold, eggplant card base with fun foam. My card will be entered in the Pin-Sights challenge on the CLASSroom blog and the Altenew April challenge.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuesday Transformation #5

Hey there. Working on a little card transformation today. This gives me a chance to go back and fix cards that I was not quite happy with over on the Papertrey Ink blog. The first card was a card I created back in 2013 for a Make it Monday challenge.
Here are the reasons I wanted to do a remake:
The color choice was to dark and staggering of the words was just to busy for me.

My new card was created with the same stamp set, Wonderful Words: Birthday and a softer color palette. I also popped up the black birthday with 4 layers of die cuts. The lines on either side help ground the greeting and were made with a journaling marker and ruler.


I will enter the card in the Uniko color challenge, the Less is More challenge to bring something back and the Papertrey Ink Tuesday Transformation challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Word Bubble

Hello. When I get a new stamp set I just have it get it inky. I won the challenge over at Where Creativity Meets C9. I picked the Hooray set from Concord &9th. Thought it would offer a lot of versatility.
This card started with a white, top fold 110 lb card base. Mortarboard and circle are also cut from the same white card stock.  Word bubble and top of that are popped up with foam tape and tassel was made with bakers twine. Spring is graduation time for us so that is my take on the C9 challenge and I used the My Favorite Things color challenge for my color palette.



Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Warm Cup of Joe

Hey there. If I was to describe my perfect day it might be watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee in a beautiful, outdoor location. Then reading. Lol.
Today's birthday card was for several challenges. I started with 110 lb card stock for my card base. I die cut the bubble die from chocolate card stock and traced the circles on the card front. I used colored pencils to shade the circles and color the cup of coffee stamped from the Honeybee Coffee Break set. The vellum tag was stamped from the Technique Tuesday Snazzy Coffee set. Greeting is from Papertrey Ink. Cup and greetings are popped up with 
layers of foam tape.



Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

New Technique

Hello. First I want to say that this is a technique I think one of the Altenew gals did a while back on a card. She had used rose gold embossing powder and I commented that it was really cool and I had never seen it done before. Of course I can't find the card back or I would give her credit for the idea.
I started with a white, top fold 110 lb card base. I then die cut the solid floral die from the Altenew Fantasy Floral die from the front. Placing the leaf dies around my floral image I also cut them from the front of the card.  Splattered the card base with the gold from my Kuretake watercolors. I then cut the same leaves from mauve card stock and placed them in the holes cut on the card base. Taping them in place from the back with scotch tape. (Sorry, I realize now a photo might have been helpful.) I then laid the solid floral die back in the hole to cut away the areas that the leaves would overlap the floral image.

Using the original white flower die cut I embossed the whole flower with Versamark ink and Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder. I then cut all three layers of the flower with different colors of purple card stock and glued them together with Multi Medium Matte. I glued a piece of 4" by 5.25" white card stock inside the card front to adhere the images to. Popped the purple flower up with foam
dots after I glued the gold image in place.  Finally I heat embossed the greeting from the Mondo Magnolia set from Essentials by Ellen.


My inspiration was the Altenew April challenge photo and the Spring theme over on the Time Out challenge blog. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Girly Grad

Hello. Spring means graduation season. Whether it is high school or college. We get to this time of year and the invites start flowing in.
 I started with the color palette from My Favorite Things challenge blog. Super, fun springy colors. Thought this might be a different twist on the traditional graduation card. Card is 110 lb top fold, white card stock base. I have no idea what stamp company the number stamp is from. The ink that the numbers were stamped with is from Stampin Up. I have had them a very long time. The diagonal stripe background is from My Favorite Things stamped in Versafine black ink. The mortarboard hat and tassel die is from Sizzix. Finally the greeting is from Papertrey Ink.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Brilliant Blue Graduation

Hey there. Quick little grad card tonight. I stamped the Concord and 9th Mosaic Turnabout stamp in four colors. I didn't get it lin...