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.


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.


Susan said...

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!

Pam Sparks said...

so pretty Loll! Love them both!

Anonymous said...

Two really nifty cards. Loved them both!