Wednesday, 13 September 2017

STAMPlorations Typografia IN FAITH Blog Hop

Very excited to be part of the Typografia IN FAITH blog hop at STAMPlorations. Typografia IN FAITH is a release of Faith-inspired stamps. 





The blog hop details:

Prize: One commenter will win their choice of 3 Typografia In Faith stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers' blogs. 

Commenting closes Monday, September 18

Winner announced on Tuesday, September 19

Loving what you're seeing? All Typografia In Faith stamps are available in the store. Click here to find the In Faith stamps. All stamps are 5% off and with my code  STAMPGIRLSUE for an additional 20% off.


Here's my first card




I used the Typografia IN FAITH Delight in the Lord stamp. Using my MISTI, to ensure a good impression, I stamped on my main panel with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I also stamped on some scraps of pink and red cardstock. I used some heart dies to cut hearts from the coloured and stamped cardstock, making sure that the areas where the hearts were die cut, did not overlap. I then adhered them to the "correct" place, difectly overlapping the white panel. I matted the panel on red cardstock.

Here's my second card





I used Typografia IN FAITH's All Things Through Christ. I started by heat embossing using silver embossing powder. With a water brush, I added colour using distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, peacock feathers). I matted the panel on yellow cardstock and added some sequins for a bit of sparkle.



Thanks for visiting
sue

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The Merry Christmas Challenge #34

So excited to share my news, I'm now a member of The Merry Christmas Challenge design team. WOOHOO for me! There's a bit of pressure to create Christmas cards, every other week. However, I know that I'll end up with a nice collection of Christmas cards, by Christmas.

The challenges are "Anything Goes + Christmas".  We'd love for you to join us.

Here's my card


I used The Ton's Holiday Flourish with Hero Arts Field Greens and Pale Tomato ink. For the smaller "berries", I used Catherine Pooler's Candy Cane Lane. For the sentiment, I cut a strip of vellum and die cut, using shiny gold cardstock and Simon Says STAMP Deco Tree die for the sentiment. Here's a close-up.


To adhere the vellum to my card, I hid glue dots under the small faux pearls.

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sue

Monday, 11 September 2017

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #229

I'm back with a card for the new challenge at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch

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Here's my card




I flipped the sketch a couple of ways. I masked a 2" circle. I added distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, chipped sapphire) in ink blending tools to mimic a sunrise sky. I added the bulrushes from Technique Tuesdays' Growing Wild stamp set and the dragonfly from Technique Tuesdays' Wildflowers stamp set. I matted the focal panel with black. The sentiment is from TT's Wildflowers stamp set and is stamped on a scrap of the vertical strip used. I found some printed paper that I felt worked with the focal panel. 

We'd love to see what you can create starting with our sketch #229.

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sue

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Stamp Nation Challenge #255 - Part 2

The sketch for Challenge #255 at Stamp Nation is a versatile sketch. I just had to give it another try. Here's the sketch

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Here's my card



I heat embossed using clear embossing powder on white cardstock and the CASual Fridays Full On Floral stamp. I added colour with an ink blending tool and ripe persimmon distress ink. I cut a 1.5" strip for this card. The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set. Finished the card with a few sequins.

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sue

Stamp Nation Challenge #255

Saw this sketch challenge at Stamp Nation

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and knew that I wanted to try to do this using bright colours of cardstock. Here's my card



I cut some scraps of coloured cardstock 1.5" wide and various thicknesses.The sentiment is from Simon Says STAMP Lots of Thanks stamp set. I added a few sequins for a bit of shine.

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sue

Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

Just back from a relaxing extra long weekend visiting with my friend in Lynnwood, WA. I made this card while we were crafting for the challenge at Simon Says STAMP Wednesday Challenge

This week the challenge is
Anything Goes 
This week we are showcasing Hero Arts Products. You don’t have to use them for the challenge but if you have them we would love to see them used.

Here's my card



I started by using some post-it tape to mask a strip 1.25" from the bottom of the panel. Then, I grabbed my Hero Arts Color Layering Graphic Flowers and a collection of my Hero Arts inks. I carefully removed the post-it tape. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and with a ruler and fine black marker, drew the two horizontal black lines. I matted the card panel on black.

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sue

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Muse Challenge #231

Away for the long weekend, visiting a friend and I couldn't resist not playing along with Muse this week after seeing this beautiful card by Cat Craig



I was inspired by

  • the beautiful spray of flowers
  • the colours
  • the general sketch
  • the scripty sentiment in black

Here's my card



I chose to start with STAMPlorations Blossom Sprays #1 which I colored using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and a water brush. I'm away from home so I needed to use the closest colours to Cat's card that I had with me. The sentiment is Simon Says STAMP Thanks die (which I borrowed from my friend). I didn't have any fun foam, so used "plain" black cardstock. 

Thanks for visiting
sue