Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Christmas Card Throwdown: July Colours Challenge

Love thinking about Christmas in July. Joining in at Christmas Card Throwdown for their 




Here's my card



I used Simon Says STAMP's Ornaments stamp set with Color Box Paintbox (12 colours). When inking up the stamp, I moved the stamp a bit to each colour to help the colours blend and not leave a distinctive line between the colours. I fussy-cut the ornaments. To make the ornaments pop, I chose black as the card base. For the ornament tops and the sentiment, I heat embossed with gold. To complete the card, I used some gold thread to "hang" the ornaments.

Thanks for visiting
sue

CAS(E) this Sketch #231

Joining in the fun at CAS(E) this Sketch this week, where the sketch is




Here's my card



I started with the shaped blue background which was made with distress inks (tumbled glass and salty ocean), applied with ink blending tools. I then die cut using a Spellbinders Labels One die. For the butterfly, I smooshed distress inks (spiced marmalade and wild honey) on a piece of 96 lb bristol. I then die cut using Paper Smooches Butterly Duet die. I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment from Clearly Besotted's Many Mini Messages stamp set. When finishing the card, I popped the butterfly up with dimensionals.

Thanks for visiting
sue

Monday, 24 July 2017

Tic Tac Toe Challenge TTTC007

Joining in at Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week. Here's the board




I chose the diagonal (upper right to lower left) for my tic tac toe. Here's my card




Using a light blue cardstock, I embossed with Stampin' Up/Sizzix Elegant Lines embossing folder. For the butterfly, I smooshed a piece of 96 lb bristol with distress inks (wilted violet and seedless preserves). I then die cut using Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet. Using a silver pen, I highlighted the butterfly's body. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Made for You stamp set. I trimmed the embossed panel a bit and added some black striped washi for added interest. 

Thanks for visiting
sue

Sunday, 23 July 2017

CASology: Week 258: Diamond

When I saw this week's cue card at CASology, I initially thought about the gem stone. 




Then I thought about the shape, diamond - a parallelogram (gee, haven't used that word since High School). I made this card



I used Catherine Pooler's everyday Mod stamp set with my Colorbox Paintbox (with 12 colours). I was going for a rainbow look. I repeated the stamped image three times, total. I die cut the sentiment with MFT Happy Hellos from the stamped panel and also using fun foam. Here's a close-up.



Thanks for visiting
sue

Atlantic Hearts Challenge #221

There is a super fun sketch for the current challenge at Atlantic Hearts. It is so versatile.




Here's my card



I started with a faux metal look achieved by adding distress inks (spiced marmalade and fossilized amber), quickly followed by some Perfect Pearls (for the shimmer). I then placed the panel through my Big Shot with the WeRMemoryKeepers Geometric embossing powder. I trimmed the panel to size. I picked the Authentique Collection Strong 6x6 paper pack to choose some printed papers to make the small banners. I added a grey strip, stamped with the sentiment from Hero Arts CL943 Color Layering Bouquet. 

Thanks for visiting
sue

Muse Challenge #225

I checked out the current challenge at Muse Card Club. It's this great card by Kim Heggins



I was going to pass because I don't own a "clear dome" stamp or die. Then I thought about what other elements could I get my inspiration from. So, I made this card.



I was inspired by

  • the general sketch of the card
  • the colours
  • the butterflies
I used MFT Blissful Butterflies and distress inks (peeled paint, crushed olive, peacock feathers, lucky clover, wilted violet, seedless preserves). I added one distress ink per butterfly, spritzed with water onto watercolour paper. I then added the "darker" colour for a bit of dimension on each butterfly and again spritzed with water. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP For a Friend stamp set. 

Thanks for visiting
sue


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

A Blog Named Hero - July Challenge

It's been awhile since I've "played" along with the gang at A Blog Named Hero. I always seem to run out of time at the end of the month. This month, I started early and yippee, I've finished in time and even in time to post before the deadline! Yeah, me!

The challenge is




Here's my card



I started with Winnie & Walter's Bed of Roses stamp set and Versafine Onyx black ink. I added some gelatos over each flower. Using my finger, I spread out the colour and blended a bit. To get more blending, I used a paint brush and some water. I placed the card on a bold background cardstock. The sentiment is from Hero Arts Happy Mother's Day stamp set.

Thanks for visiting
sue