Sunday, 14 February 2016

Cards for CASology and Merry Monday

I'm posting cards for two challenges that close today.  First up is CASology "Valentine".

Friends of mine and their black lab, Sally, are arriving to stay with me today, and since it's Valentine's Day and I thought it would be fun to give them a card.

When I was at Loll Thompson's house recently, we did some embossing folder stamping. I inked up a hearts embossing folder with various red inks, very lightly spritzed, and then stamped cs with it. Because it was a portrait-oriented ef, and I wanted this card to be landscape, I trimmed it down to just a small background piece.

The hearts were punched from a leftover piece of smooshing on watercolour paper.

It's also for the SCS CAS challenge "Won't You Call Me Sweetheart?".

Next up is Merry Monday's "Chalkboard" challenge.  Not my favourite technique to do, but I thought I'd give it a go.


I have a set of sentiment stamps by Whimsy called Christmas Chalkboards so this seemed the perfect opportunity to ink up one of them that I'd never used.

I stamped and heat embossed it in white on black cs, then smudged some white ink around it and added some snowflakes just using the ink.

I then die cut it, added it to a dp background, and embellished with a die cut branch and snowflakes. If I were to do it again, I'd leave off the branch as it makes it a bit too cluttered for my tastes!

Happy Valentine's Day!






Supplies for the Valentine:

Stamps: SU D is for Dog, SU sentiment
Paper: white cs, watercolour paper
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, various red Distress inks
Accessories: hearts embossing folder, heart punch, red marker, Sizzix label die, foam dots

Supplies for the Chalkboard:
Stamps: Whimsy Chalkboard sentiments, Judith and Rubber Stamp Tapestry snowflakes
Paper: black and white cs, Pixie Press dp
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Hero Arts Snow
Accessories: Sizzix die, white embossing powder, Cheery Lynn snowflakes die, Tim Holtz branch die

7 comments:

  1. I like the red and black combo with the chalk ~ cute card!

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  2. Of all the chalkboard cards this week, I think your sentiment is the best, what a lovely design with all the different fonts... You must use it again. That's a nice Card. And on a different note, your valentines card is delightful... Love it!

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  3. Love that red collar on the pooch, Susan! Perfect Valentine Day wear. Great job on the chalkboard! A wonderful sentiment and die cuts! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. So adorable! Love hearts. Love dogs, so of course I LOVE your card!
    Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  5. LOVE the first card with that sweet pooch and the hearts. Great design Susan! And great job on the chalkboard technique. xx

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  6. Your Merry Monday card is a winner! In fact it is the winner this week. Would you like to be our Guest Designer next week? Email me and I'll send you the details.

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  7. Your Merry Monday card is a winner! In fact it is the winner this week. Would you like to be our Guest Designer next week? Email me and I'll send you the details.

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