Saturday, August 8, 2015

Simplicity, ATSAM, & Happy Little Stampers!

This first card actually fits two different challenges...Simplicity and Happy Little Stampers. The challenge this month at Simplicity is to "strip down"...not literally...but to mask a strip down the front of your card and stamp away.  The challenge at Happy Little Stampers is to use masking. Here's my take...


I masked off about a one inch strip, then cut a small mask to create the "hills".  Then I reversed the mask and sponged the sky.  I found a very small tree stamp and stamped it in black and slightly off the edge so that only part of the tree is visible on each side.  Added a few stars with a silver signo pen.  Sentiment is from Winnie & Walter and is stamped in Versafine black.  I used my MISTI for placement because I ended up needing to stamp it twice to get good coverage with the black.

The challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More this week is my favorite....Anything Goes!




This first card was the result of my practicing techniques from the most recent Online Card Class.  I had a full panel that I'd inked, but then I messed up the top portion, so I cut it down to make this card. I added the stitched lines with a die from Paper Smooches.  The sentiment is from Winnie and Walter. I added the inked panel to a white card base and added just a thin strip of black between the two.  The hearts were punched and inked then adhered with foam tape.  



This is another card I made with a panel I made when practicing my ink blending.  I made the swirly cover plate with the Cameo...trying to mimic PTI waves the cover plate.  It doesn't look nearly as good as cutting it with a cover plate would, but I was happy with the results.  The sentiment is from SSS.


Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit!  Hope you'll come back soon!  Your comments are greatly appreciated! Until next time...
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17 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful, Susan! I especially love your first card with the little scene in the side strip!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Love all of these Susan, but that top one is inspired with just a portion of that lovely scene showing! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers CAS! Hazel xx

Neets B said...

Three great cards, Susan. I adore your first card, your masked panel is just amazing.
Thanks for sharing at Happy Little Stampers and ATSM this week, Anita x

Karen D. said...

gorgeous card...
Thanks for playing along with the OLS this month.

Mac Mable said...

Love the Strip Down card with just using 'one inch' of masking and creating such a wow factor, just love it! The blending on the other two cards is so very pretty.

creationsnz said...

Fabulous cards all !

Tanja said...

love the stitching detail - thanks for playing along at ATSM

Bonnie said...

Love your masked scene, Susan! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stamper! Great job on the waves too!

cm said...

A trio of stunning cards! The masked strip scene of the first is absolutely gorgeous! Your two cards based on lessons from the online class: incredibly pretty! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!
~c

Faith A said...

Wonderful selection of cards with different techniques too.

Loll said...

Three beautiful cards Susan. Especially love your "striped down" card. :) Fantastic job of masking and creating a beautiful sunset. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

Chrissie said...

Wow Susan, that strip is so vibrant. The colours are so rich and intense, simply super.Great inking and masking!
Thanks so much for your contribution to our masking challenge!
Chrissie
Happy Little Stampers

Carol Cel said...

Wow -- these are all great -- My fave is the top one! gorgeous

Wei Wei Wang said...

All cards are gorgeous! Love your beautiful ink blending. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Sue said...

Three stunning cards, Susan, your inking looks beautiful. The first is so atmospheric.

Ardyth said...

Love your OLS card - it's like a sneak peek at a beautiful sunset scene! So glad you joined us!

Paru Mahtani said...

Oh my! Your masking is perfect!! The sky is just gorgeous! beautiful card!

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