Monday, December 11, 2017

Hidden Rainbow

Hey there. Have you ever started a card and the finished product is nothing like you imagined?
So the tag challenge was to create a Christmas tags with a rainbow color way. I took my distress inks and blended over a Strathmore Bristol panel.

Great start right? Well from there it took a dark turn. I had seen Kristine Werner do a fabulous night sky look by blending Distress oxide ink over her rainbow panel. With a little water her colors popped right through the black. Well my brand new pad was dry when I opened it and I had to rub the pad very hard across my paper to get any color down. I the took some snowflake stamps, spritzer them with water and stamped. Blotting up the black as I went. Not much change. So I spritzer the whole panel with water but my colors still didn't come through very good.  I finally heavily sprayed the panel with Shimmer Spritz. I die cut the pine boughs from Tim Holtz and the greeting from Echo Park from 110lbs cardstock. Used Matte Medium to attach them.
It is quite pretty in real life but the rainbow is pretty faint.  Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble, Sue.
I will also be entering it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Christmas/Winter Holiday and Wednesday Gift It challenges.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Cup of Sweet

Hey there. It has been a while since I posted. Between using my Instagram account and a family funeral very little stamping has been done. Tonight's project is for two challenges.
I used a set from Papertrey Ink called Candycane Christmas and Bold Diagonal Stripes background from My Favorite Things. Cardstock is from Papertrey Ink and ink is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

PTI November Blog Hop

Hello. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving or maybe you are still celebrating this weekend.
We had a nice family time on thursday. 
My card today brings to mind the thanksgiving spirit. I am joining the Papertrey Ink November Blog hop. The photo below was our inspiration. I stamped a kraft panel with pumpkin colored ink and a buffalo check background then used a stripe from Super Stripes to over stamp with white pigment ink. Trimmed the panel down and layered on a panel of black cardstock. From the Count Your Blessings set I stamped and embossed the beyond measure on a scrap of black cardstock in white detail powder. Also die cut the blessed from the coordinating die set out of black cardstock. The white hexagon panel was a die from Concord &9th that I cut and mounted the blessed to. The ribbon is hem tape that i died with kraft reinker. Mounted it to the stamped panel with foam tape and added everything to an A2 white card base. Sorry that was a lot of directions and i wonder sometimes if they even get read or do people just look at the pictures. Lol.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Celebrate Tree

Hello.  This was a quick ink blending Christmas celebration card. I started with a Bristol panel and masked off a tree shape and blended some Distress Ink in the masked area. I then diecut the star and celebrate from the panel. I also diecut several more from white cardstock. Stacked and glued the die cuts.
I was also following the Less is More challenge where we were to CASE Susan's card below.

And the My Favorite Things sketch challenge.
Finally the Celebrate challenge at AAA Cards.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Plaid Trio

Hey there. I was working on my final cards for my "30 Days of Christmas" cards over on my Instagram page.  I thought it might be fun to throw in a few challenges too.  Most of the cards are based off of the buffalo check background stamp. 

Sorry no instructions for the cards tonight. Just some eye candy. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.
P.S. this is the address for my Instagram page.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Inspired by a Snowflake

Hello. Papertrey Ink is having a Create With Us challenge were their designers made a card and you create one also inspired by their project. Below is Betsy Veldmans's card.
She popped her snowflake up with colored fun foam.
Here is my card.

I used royal blue fun foam. Next time I might use two layers of foam so the color is more visible. Stamps, cardstock and dies are from Papertrey Ink. Ink is Distress Ink. 
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Beachy Christmas Wishes

Wishing you a SWEET Sunday. I have a friend that when anything is really good he describes it as "sweet".  Really drawing the word out. So I hope you are having that kind of day. 
My card today is a photo Christmas card and the photo was taken last February on our vacation. 
The Make-It-Monday challenge #303 at Papertrey Ink was to make a photo card. I used the My Favorite Things sketch challenge for my layout.

Also I wanted to mix it up with Essentials by Ellen challenge of using MFT and Ellen stamps together.

Supplies listed below:
Bold Diagonal Stripes (MFT)
Wonky Backdrops (Essentials by Ellen)
Stylish Sentiments Holiday (PTI)
White (PTI)
Tropical Teal & Blueberry Sky (PTI)
Shimmer Spritz
Wink of Stella
Fabulous Frames (PTI)
Twine Martha Stewart
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Trees, Trees and More Trees

Happy Sunday to you! I am still messing around with My Favorite Things color challenge and the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up challenge.

Both cards started with a 110 lbs white cardstock stamped with MTF Bold Diagonal Stripe background stamp and the Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrop stamps.  I the die cut the trees with Christmas Tree Change Up die set from Papertrey Ink. The banner is die cut with Concord & 9th ribbon banner die. I used foam tape to pop up the banners and the small trees. The trees were all sprayed with Shimmer Spritz.

Ellen's challenge was to use both My Favorite Things and Essentials by Ellen products.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Pastel Wishes

Good morning! I was up early this morning so I thought I would stamp a few cards before getting ready for church. I was working with My Favorite Things color and sketch challenge along with Ellen Huston's Mix It Up challenge.

Ellen's challenge involved using stamps from both Essentials by Ellen and My Favorite Things. I used the MFT Bold Diagonal Stripes background and the EbyE Wonky Backdrops. 

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Ink Blending

Hello. I am playing with the Altenew November Inspiration Challenge, Addicted to CAS leaves challenge and the ink blending challenge at AAA Cards. First the inspiration photo.

For my card I started with a Strathmore Bristol panel and masked off the area with post-it tape. Then used Distress Ink and blended the three colors together. I stamped the greeting from the Painted Poppy set and embossed the leaves from the Fantasy Floral dies into the panel with my Cuttlebug. Mounted the panel to a chocolate A2 card base.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Monday, October 30, 2017


Hey there. I was working on a little ink blending tonight. I took my color way from the My Favorite Things color challenge.

I started with a piece of Strathmore Bristol paper and blends Distress Ink over the panel overlapping the colors to create the skyline. Then die cut the village and banner from white cardstock and mounted them to my blended panel with matte medium.
I heavily missed the panel with Shimmer Spritz. Then mounted it to an A2 white card base. Greeting from Papertrey Ink  is stamped in Palette black ink.
I will enter this card it the MFT #80 color challenge and the AAA Cards ink blending challenge #102.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

All My Shades of Gray

Welcome to a beautiful Sunday and no I have not been stamping this morning already. I made this last night. It is from the brand new Concord & 9th Blooms Fill-in stamp set. I was working toward a monochrome card for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. Along with the new My Favorite Things sketch challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday anything goes challenge.
I started with a white 4 by 5.25 card panel and stamped the Bloom set with all my shades of gray ink. Then mounted it to a white A2 card base and stamped the greeting from Papertrey Ink in black ink on a .75" scrap of cardstock. I die cut vellum with the coordinating die to the Bloom set. Mounted it all to the card base and added some silver Nuevo drops.

Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Pink Tree

Soooo...what do you do when you get new stamps? PLAY!
I had a few more ideas for the Pin-Sight Challenge on the CLASSroom blog. 
The top center tree was calling to me. I don't know about you but part of the challenge for me is how I can use the stamp images in nontraditional ways. For my card I used my new Essentials by Ellen Wonky Backdrops to create the needles on my pink tree.
I took a scrap of white cardstock and stamped the border all over it in three shades of pink ink from Stampin Up. The pink stamp piece was also heavily misted with Shimmer Spritz. Then I die cut the tree shape from 110 lbs white cardstock cut to 4 by 5.25". The base is also the same Neenah white cardstock. Stamped the greeting from Technique Tuesday before mounting it with foam tape over the pink stamped piece. Tada, finished. Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is anything goes and the Monday challenge is monochrome.

Hidden Rainbow

Hey there. Have you ever started a card and the finished product is nothing like you imagined? So the tag challenge was to create a Ch...