Sunday, May 27, 2012

Honoring Susan

Susan Bridgman is the Featured Stamper this week on SCS.  She has an amazing gallery full of beautiful cards ... many CAS, which I LOVE!  I have CASE'd (copy and share everything) two of Susan's wonderful cards for today.  Thanks Susan for all the inspiration.  Thank you also for all your wonderful comments and support - it is truly appreciated.

Click here to see Susan's card I used for inspiration.

"Cherry Blossoms for Susan"


Stamps:  Embrace Life (SU!); sentiment (unknown)
Paper:  White cardstock (C.C. Designs); watercolor paper
Ink:  Soft Suede, StazOn Black, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sahara Sand (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Clear Acrylic Block, water mister, blender pen, and glue dots



I inked a small, clear acrylic block with Soft Suede ink, misted it with water and stamped onto the card front (color blocking).

I stamped the cherry blossoms in StazOn black onto watercolor paper and used the marker layering technique to color in the blossoms.  I cut them out.

I mounted the cherry blossoms over the color block, using rolled glue dots to add a small bit of dimension.

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Not only does Susan make amazing CAS cards, but she also makes several that are one layer cards.  I admire that!  I have a difficult time keeping my cards to one layer and I am learning so much looking through Susan's gallery on SCS.

Click here to see Susan's second card that I used for inspiration - I changed it to a spring card and also flipped it.   I just loved Susan's doodled border and tried to replicate ... I definitely need more practise! :)

"Just For You, Susan"


Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Precious Butterflies (SU!)
Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  StazOn black, Cameo Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Marina Mist, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  pencil, eraser, blender pen, post-it note for masking, sponge



I used a pencil to mark a light rectangle 3/4" in from all four edges of the card front.  I stamped my flowers in StazOn Black ink, making sure part of the image is outside the pencil border.  I colored in the flowers using the marker layering technique.

I stamped my sentiment and then used my Black Stampin' Write marker to doodle two lines around the border, using the pencil marks as guidelines.  I left it to dry and then erased the pencil marks.

I placed a post-it note mask in the center and sponged So Saffron around the outside edges, making it darker at the edge and lighter as it reaches the doodled border.



3 comments:

  1. Loll, I am so flattered that you chose to CASE two of my cards!! I'm over the moon to be chosen Featured Stamper, and it means such a lot to me to have my SCS friends getting inspiration from my cards!

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  2. so pretty Loll! Love them both!

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  3. Two really nifty cards. Loved them both!

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