Monday, January 15, 2018

Birds of a Feather

Hey there, happy Monday to you. I had received the Concord and 9th Birdie Banners stamp set Saturday but hadn't played with it yet. I saw a couple of challenges that might work for it so, it got inked after work today. It is a fun little set that I can't wait to work with some more.
My first card used Papertrey Ink cream cardstock, wood grain embossing plate and the Year of Psalms: March stamp set. Cute little bird is from Concord and 9th. I stamped the verse twice in chocolate ink then once in Versamark then heat embossed with clear detail powder. Colored the bird with colored pencils. After I used the wood grain embossing plate on the card base I splattered it with metallic gold watercolor paint. My second card uses the same supplies.


For the PTI Create Along With Us challenge I used Betsy Veldman's card below as inspiration.




I will also enter it in the AAA Cards quote challenge and the Inkspirational photo challenge. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Simply One Layer

Wishing you a beautiful start to the new week. Do you ever lay in bed and have card ideas floating through your head. Lol. Well at 3:00 am these two cards came to me and no, I did not get up and make them. 
Both cards use just a single layer of 110lbs white cardstock. Inks are from Stampin Up, Eggplant Envy, Orchid Opulence and Cool Carribbean. I used the Hi There Bear from Concord and 9th and the Double Take set from The Stamp Market. Opps, the gray ink is Soft Stone from Papertrey Ink.

This is technically my second set from Concord and 9th but I think it was all on my first order with them 


This card also uses the Color Throwdown palette and the fabulous sketch from Leigh at CAS(E) this Sketch. Stamps used on this card are from The Stamp Market called Double Take.

That is it for now. Have a great, hopefully inky day and thanks for dropping by, Sue.

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Stamps!!!

Hey there. I am super excited. I found a new stamp company and I am in love. Their clean graphic style just sings to me. The Stamp Market looks like it has just been around about a year. I ordered a few sets to try out. 

And you know me...I have to work a couple of challenges into that stamping. Lol
So the first card uses the Double Take stamp set. This does have a matching die that was out of stock when I ordered. My card is an A2 110lbs white card stock cut 11" by 4.25". Scored at the top.  My cardstock weight vellum tag was cut with a old Sizzix die. I love the little perforations on it. I used the My Favorite Things color challenge for my inspiration.

The second card also used a set from The Stamp Market called Paper Hugs. The white panel is also 110lbs white cardstock with mounted to an A2 red card base with fun foam. The strip of black pattern paper is from Papertrey Ink. Altenew and Versafine inks were used on this card.


I will also be entering these in the CASology "HUGS" challenge and the second card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday pattern paper challenge. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sending Hugs

Good Friday morning to you! Part of my new stamp order contained a set from Poppy Stamps. I have never tried them before. So we had to sit down and crack out a few cards.
For the first card I stamped 110lbs cardstock with Versafine black ink and clear heat embossed it. Then colored with colored pencils blending the color with gamsol. Covered the hearts with Wink of Stella then Glossy Accents.
This was my color palette but I needed to add green. You know five hearts and all. Lol.

This card started with 110 lbs card base. Stamped heart outline in light gray ink. Then flipped the image over on my block and using the back of image stamped a solid heart in soft pink ink. Digging out my really, old SU pastels and I rubbed some pink around the edge to create depth. Then stamped five itty bitty hearts in the background. With Wink of Stella covered the large pink heart. Finally the stamped the greeting with Versafine black ink and heat embossed in clear.  Simple one layer card.


I will enter the top card in the CASology hug challenge and the bottom card the the AAA Cards quote challenge. I could not get their image to download. Sorry. Enjoy this day God has given you and thanks for the visit, Sue.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Still Mixin'

Hey there. Hope everyone is home and safe tonight. We are having a bit of a blizzard in Iowa. My hubby is out plowing roads for the state so I am stamping. Hardly sounds fair does it? I came home from work early today cuz of the weather and had a Ellen Hutson order waiting for me!! I had admired the gorgeous Mondo Magnolia stamp for awhile.
Well she came today.

For both cards I used Strathmore Bristol cardstock and my Kuretake watercolors. The first card I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear powder. The second card was stamped with Pallette black ink. Both greetings are from the very first Concord and 9th stamp set I bought, Blooms Fill-In.


The mix it up challenge on the CLASSroom blog was to use an Essentials by Ellen and a Concord and 9th stamp set together. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Mixin' It Up

Hello. I was working on mixing two companies stamps tonight. Concord and 9th and Essentials by Ellen. Ellen has a Mix it Up Challenge on the CLASSroom blog. The Where Creativity Meets C9 is having a challenge to use your first C9 stamp set. Mine was the Blooms Fill-In set.
My card was stamped with various Atenew, Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up inks. I also used the Bokeh Dots stamp set from Essentials by Ellen. Everything was stamped on 110 lbs white cardstock. Floral die cuts were sprayed with Shimmer Spritz and gold dots are Viva pearl pen.


Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sketch Challenge

Hey there. I have been a little bit lazy. I have been posting most of my cards on Instagram. ( @sentsue )
It is so easy to post there and not have to write a bunch.  Sorry. Today's card was for a sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch blog. I loved the wide open space it provided. Here is the inspiration.
My card is below. I wanted to try some thing masculine and I liked the idea of the Kraft and black. The happy die, cardstock and greeting are from Papertrey Ink. Ink is Versafine black ink.

This was a new technique for me. Cutting a die in half and trying to piece it back together. Now that I have done it the hard way I can think of easier ways to do it but you know how when you start something and you are going to finish it no matter what. Lol.
I will enter it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges which are both something new. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.




Birds of a Feather

Hey there, happy Monday to you. I had received the Concord and 9th Birdie Banners stamp set Saturday but hadn't played with it yet. I s...