SU Loving Thoughts

SU By the Tide

Lisa has a fun challenge for us this week at the Friday Mashup #152


1. Create a project using a “Nautical Theme”.

2. Create a “One Layer Card”

3. Or mash it up and create a project with the “One Layer Card with a Nautical Theme”.

SU has a few current “nautical” sets, and the Design Team came up with varied ways to use them this week. I chose to use the shells from the SU By The Tide stamp set. To mash it up and keep it one layered, I sponged four squares to be the frames for my shells. To be honest, I wanted to use four different images but each time I went through the sponging and then masked off the white border with a post-it note to stamp just a portion of the image, it did not stamp a clean line at my mask so…I just picked one of the image that fit in my square!

SU By the Tide  Shells FM

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU By the Tide, SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Pastels Chalks for sponging
PAPER: SU Whisper White

SU Loving Thoughts

I loved Amy’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #117 and wanted to do it exactly the way it appeared but somehow ended up flipping it and supersizing it at the same time!

FMS Final 117-001

I had just finished a card for my upcoming Stamp Camp Luncheon on January 11th and had Coastal Cabana and Real Red on my desk so I went with it…

SU Loving Thoughts Banners on a Doily

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Loving Thoughts, SU Banner Blast (SAB 2104), SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Tape It
INK: SU Real Red, SU Coastal Cabana
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Real Red, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Crumb Cake
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Doily, SU Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
TOOLS: SU Banner Punch (SAB 2014), SU Bitty Banners Framelits, SU Little Labels Punch Pack

SU Loving Thoughts with the Lattice Die

Sandy at The Paper Players #176 challenged us this week with a White on White card/project.


I love white cards and unfortunately needed to make a sympathy card for a dear friend so I set to work on one. In person, this card is so white and pristine but the layers and the White on White element were hard to capture in a photograph. I really ended up liking the simplicity of this card- I hope you do, too!

Here it is:

SU Loving Thoughts with Lattice



Card Recipe:
STAMPS:SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Smoky Slate
PAPER: SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Lattice Die, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

SU Serene Silhouettes with Loving Thoughts

When I saw Jaydee’s sketch for The Paper Players #155, I immediately thought of a tent card with a circle! So I took  some liberty with the sketch and came up with this card:

SU Serene SilhouettesLoving Thoughts

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Serene Silhouettes, SU Loving Thoughts
INK: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Soft Suede, SU Summer Starfruit
PAPER: SU Bermuda Bay, SU Soft Suede, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, Nestabilities Circles dies, CB Embossing Folder

I masked out the moon with a sticky note and sponged SU Bermuda Bay and SU Summer Starfruit ink onto my white paper. Then I stamped the image over the sponged ink with the masking removed so the birds would stand out from the stark white. To make the tent, I scored a 5 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch square at 2 3/4 inches. To make sure it will fit in an A2 envelope, place the tent on an A2 size card front and then place your circle on the tent keeping in within the parameters of the A2 size.

SU Loving Thoughts Beach Scene

What a fun challenge Liliana has over at The Friday Mashup # 116 this week. I have not MASKED something in years…and even then, I only did one card in all of my card making history! I mashed it up by creating a “beach-y” scene. I simply masked off each area- the sand, the water, and the sun/sky and sponged each area with a mix of colors listed below.

SU Loving Thoughts Beach Scene!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Loving Thoughts, StampScapes Reeds and Birds in V Formation
INK: SU Baja Breeze/Pool Party, SU Daffodil Delight/Tangerine Tango, SU More Mustard/SU Creamy Caramel, SU Soft Suede
PAPER: SU Soft Suede, SU Whisper White, SU Pool Party
ACCESSORIES: random brads
TOOLS: SU Oval Framelits, SU Stamp-a-ma-Jig (my best friend!)