The ’57 Chevy was what sold me on this fun set called Classic Dad by Dare 2B Artzy. Wouldn’t it be fun to go cruisin’ in this sweet ride? The car was colored with Prismas: PC902, Light Aqua, PC905 Aquamarine, and PC938 White. I used a silver Sharpie on the hubcaps and chrome, then highlighted with clear Wink of Stella for shine. The sentiments were stamped in Blue Denim and Red Hot. The inside sentiment says “It took decades to look this good.”  The focal panel is matted with Black Onyx on a Turquoise Sea card base.  I have quite a few masculine birthdays coming up in March, so I have quite a few stamped up waiting to be colored and made into cards.  I’m entering this in the Sweet Stampin’s For the Boys Challenge.

Record Birthday

Following is a birthday card for my brother, who is turning 61. This is not a record birthday, but I chose records and music for his card. This is using colors and stamps for the current Paper Smooches challenge.

The main stamp set used is Be Boppin from Paper Smooches. The words “happy birthday” are from SU Paper Pumpkin, and the snare drum is a Paper Trey Ink stamp. The record from the front is a MFT die. All paper is SU. The inks are various colors from GKD, Memento, and Lawn Fawn.

I chose the snare drum as my brother played a drum in high school and continues to play to this day. He listened to a lot of records, so the records fit. He used to sing so I added the notes. Being an artist, paint and drawing, the various colors work well. I always love finding an idea that fits the personality of the recipient.

This card will also be entered in the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog:

Black, Gold, Cream

I stamped a floral image from A Big Hello, part of the new kit by Gina K Designs, embossed in gold on cream. The butterfly is from the same set, embossed in Obsidian, then VersaMark, embossed with clear EP.  The sentiment, from Peaceful Florals by Gina K Designs is embossed in gold on cream. The sentiment panel and floral panel are matted in black on a cream card base. I wish you could see this IRL – the picture doesn’t do it justice.

Perfect Pearls Challenge

ModSquad Challenge – Perfect Pearls

I don’t pull out the perfect pearls often but the ModSquad Challenge for this week was to use them on our project. Not sure what was happening on their site but the challenge was posted then missing then posted then missing and now finally posted! Thank goodness I wasn’t imagining this challenge.

Anyway on today’s card I used SU’s From The Garden background stamp which was stamped in versamark then brushed on my perfect pearls. Using the Waffle Flower A2 layering die set I was able to make some frames and added dimension on the middle main image section with foam tape. To me something was missing so I added the butterfly from GKD’s Birthday Blessing stamp set and also used a copper perfect pearls on that piece. The stripes in the background are Denami Designs and were heat embossed in silver. Sentiment is also from the same Gina K Designs stamp set as the butterfly.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Springtime Basket

It’s 7 degrees this morning, so I’m really longing for Spring. Maybe posting a Springtime card will help. Inspired by Stamping Buddy Bonnie, I checked out the challenge at Just Add Ink and thought their sketch looked like it would be fun to do but wasn’t sure how I wanted to interpret it. While rearranging some things on my work table, I came across this focal piece that I did quite some time ago. The basket and flowers are from Springtime Baskets by Gina K Designs. The dies were Oval Stackers by Cheery Lynn.

The mat was colored with a Copic. The focal piece needed something behind it so I decided on Pattern Paper from Hello Sunshine by Gina K Designs. Then I thought if I could somehow use 2 different patterns, it would qualify for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge. I cut a scrap of green with the largest Fancy Wavy Banner from Lawn Fawn, then stamped the sentiment from Wavy sayings by Lawn Fawn

I stamped and fussy cut one of the daffodils from the same stamp used in the basket for the element on the sentiment banner.

Just Add Ink

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Striped Birthday Wishes

Just Us Girls Challenge Trend Week #522 Stripes

My card for the Just Us Girls Challenge of Stripes features Denami Designs triple stripe stamp which was stamped in versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder. I decided to use some extra frames cuts that were on my desk and GKD’s Sunshine & Love StampTV Kit for the flowers and sentiment. A little perfect pearls was added to the larger flowers for some shine. A fun challenge from Just Us Girls….made me think!!

Love is in the Air

I made a batch these cards to send to our Rainbow Girls who are in college – a little love note from home. The heart branch was stamped in Red Velvet. It is from the Birthday Blessings set that was part of the Birthday Essentials kit released by Gina K Designs in January 2015. The sentiment is from Geo Thanks, also by Gina K, released in January 2018. I used an old pack of Valentine patterned card stock by Martha Stewart to punch out the vase, which is an old Marvy punch that I’ve had forever. I had the vases almost all cut when I realized the hearts were upside down. Luckily it’s double sided, and the reverse isn’t specifically Valentine related, so it can be used for another project. I’m having fun with a lot of new stuff, but it’s fun to pull out some of my older stuff to play in the  Retro Rubber Challenge. Their current theme is “Love is the in Air” using Red, White and Pink.

Back On Your Feet

Gate Fold Closed–Artful Inkables “Monster Medical” stamp set.
Gate Fold Open -Art Impressions “Catastrophy” by Bonnie Krebs.

A girlfriend has had foot surgery and is non-weight bearing for 6 weeks. This is my card to cheer her up. She and her husband are cat people over dogs so I thought she may get a chuckle out of this card. The outside gatefold only took three attempts to create. I used a Paper Smooches die to create the curve of the sides, then after my original choice of GKD patterned paper had butterflies flying upside down so this was my second choice and the birds look OK! Stamped and fussy cut the band-aids from Monster Medical and attached to the front panels alternating the sides. Created the inside cat on crutches using Spectrum Noir Aqua pens, the hearts were an after thought to cover a smudge.

Does the outside look like band-aids? My hubby didn’t think so but of course he probably never used a band-aid for a booboo! LOL..what can I say except thanks for looking and this one is going in the mail tomorrow.