Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Try Stampin' on Tuesday ~ Challenge #480

It's time for a new challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. Here's the challenge


Here's my card


For this card, I started with a strip of watercolor paper, 1.75" x 5.5". I added stripes of color using distress inks (twisted citron, salty ocean) applied with a water brush. I tried to match the areas of color to the sketch. When dry, I adhered it to a light teal A2 card panel. I die cut the butterfly using Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet. To the butterfly's body, I added an adhesive faux pearl. For the sentiment, I used a STAMPlorations clear sticker from its New Day sticker pack. As you can see, I moved the sentiment to the place of the second "dot". 

We'd love to see how you're inspired by this challenge's sketch.

Thanks for stopping by

sue


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STAMPlorations ~7th Birthday ~ Day 2

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Welcome to day 2 of STAMPlorations Belated 7th Birthday Celebration. 



Here's my card



This is my first slimline card. For those who are unfamiliar with slimline cards, they are cards that fit into a standard #10 (office) envelope. The cards measure 3.5" x 8.5". I started with a 3.5" x 8.5" white piece of cardstock. I used STAMPlorations ARTplorations Bamboo slimline stencil with twisted citron distress ink, applied with an ink blending tool. I felt that the image was "flat" so I tried to add some dimension and interest with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils - olive green and limepeel. Here's a close-up.


I was hesitant to cover up the bamboo. So, I chose to heat emboss the sentiment, using STAMPlorations It's a Girl Thing: Sunshine stamp set and silver embossing powder on vellum. I trimmed the panel slightly to mat with an olive green cardstock to complete the card.

We're going to have projects for the next three days to continue our belated 7th birthday celebration! Click here to check out day 2 of the belated 7th birthday celebration.

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sue

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Monday, 19 October 2020

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #391

Who's ready for a new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge? I know that I am. With all the restrictions and COVID stuff, I love being able to escape to my craft space and create. Playing with paper makes me happy. 

Here's this week's sketch


Here's my card


I started this card by selecting the patterned paper. This flowery paper is by My Mind's Eye from its The Sweetest Thing 6x5 paper pack. I cut the paper into a fish-tail banner, measuring approximately 2.25" x 4". I used some paper scraps and My Favorite Things Die-namics Flower and Leaf Trio die set to die cut some flowers. For the tag, I used My Favorite Things Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprints 2. The sentiment uses Papertrey Ink's Keep It Simple: Thank You stamp set. I adhered everything to a natural A2 card base. I added some adhesive rhinestones to the center of the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

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sue

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STAMPlorations ~ 7th Birthday ~ Day 1

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2020 has been a crazy, mixed-up year because of COVID. So, it just seems natural that the birthday celebration at STAMPlorations has been delayed - until now! It's time for a party!!!!



Here's my card



I started with the new STAMPlorations ARTplorations Flexi-Template squares. If I label the components of the flexi-template squares, starting with the full square as one, the next size as two, and so on. I picked out number two and number four templates (leaving the space between, which is the size of number three template, for inking). I started with a 4.25" x 4.25" white cardstock square. I adhered the templates with post-it tape, using template three as a space holder to position number four template. I added cracked pistachio distress ink with an ink blending tool to the space between the two templates. I wanted a bit more interest. I used STAMPlorations ARTplorations Flair stencil with peacock feathers and mermaid lagoon distress inks, applied with ink blending tools, to add some detail to the area. Here's a close-up.


For the sentiment, I used STAMPlorations Say it Big: Do What You Love stamp with Hero Arts pale tomato ink. I trimmed the panel down to 3.75" x 3.75", matted with a light teal and adhered it to a 4.25" x 4.25" white card base.

I love that these flexi-templates make me think outside the box. I'm pretty happy how my first experiment turned out. 

We're going to have projects for the next four days to continue our belated 7th birthday celebration!


If you're interested in STAMPlorations products, check out their store here. Use my code STAMPGIRLSUE for a 20% savings on your purchase.

Thanks for stopping by
sue

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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge #504 Reminder Post

Have you had a chance to join our current challenge at Cupcake Inspirations? It's a color combination challenge



Here's my card


I used Hero Arts Color Layering For You Flowers stamp set with Hero Arts Passion Flower, Raspberry Jam, Red Royal, Moss inks and Crushed Olive distress ink for the flowers and leaves. I stamped the layered leaves onto a white A2 card and stamped the flowers onto scrap cardstock and fussy cut the flowers. When adhering the flowers, I popped up the largest flower with dimensionals. The sentiment uses Simon Says STAMP's Big Scripty Greetings and Hero Arts Soft Granite ink. 

There's still a few days left in our challenge. We'd love to see your creations there.

Thanks for stopping by

sue

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Thursday, 15 October 2020

STAMPlorations CAS ~ October Reminder Post

How is it possible the middle of October? It's seems crazy how quickly the days and months go by. However, it is mid-month, and it's time for a reminder to join the current challenge at STAMPlorations CAS


Here's my card


I decided to add the "optional twist of gray and orange". I started by inking up a square acrylic block with distress inks (dried marigold, spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin). I spritzed the ink a few times with water and "stamped" the acrylic block onto 96 lb bristol. There were some areas that didn't get enough coverage, so I repeated the process a few times. I waited for the panel to dry. I then stamped the butterfly and sentiment from STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies 2. I trimmed the A2 panel down and matted with orange cardstock. 

There is still time for you to join us.

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sue

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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Cupcake Inspirations ~ Challenge #504

 We have a new challenge at Cupcake Inspirations


Isn't this an interesting color combination? I would never have thought to have combined these colors. Here's my card


Since I have a rather large collection of patterned papers, I looked through to find some papers that were olive, red and lavender. I cut the papers into 1" squares and then rounded two opposite corners with my Crop-o-dile Corner Chomper. I adhered the squares onto an natural A2 card. For the sentiment, I used scrap olive and black paper and Simon Says STAMP's Script Thanks die set.

We'd love to see how you're inspired by our color combination this week.

Thanks for stopping by

sue

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