Floral No Stamping

This card has no stamping. I used several punches and dies in creating the flowers and cardstock pieces.


I participate in a swap every few months with a few ladies. One person chooses a card idea to CASE and we all create a card that goes along with the idea. I chose to use patterned paper and cardstock from Hobby Lobby for the weaving pattern and flowers. I used three different punches to create the flower, then embossing it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. That gave it needed texture. The leaves were die cut with a Spellbinders die. I added a bit of ink and texture with an SU embossing folder. Then I thought it needed more, so I cut vellum leaves using the same die and MFT vellum cardstock. The Hi was a freebie from The Stamps of Life and it worked perfectly for the greeting. I didn’t like this on the plain white cardbase so used a gray from Stampin Up embossed with the Subtle folder.

When we decided on the card to CASE, the other ladies thought it would be easy to follow and not a lot of work. This took quite a few steps to create and turned out to more of a challenge than I thought. Now that I have made one, the others will be easier to create.

This card will be entered in the Just Us Girls No Stamping challenge.

Relax under the Umbrella

The following card is using MFT Color Challenge 167 with a beach theme for the Retro Rubber Challenge.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/cc167 https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/06/challenge-160-summer-breeze.html

I used the stamp set Beach Happy from SU, dated 2019. The ink colors I chose are SU Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and GKD Kraft. I used SU Crumb Cake cardstock for the card base and the Seaside Embossing Folder also by SU, retired. I used a stitched rectangle die, from The Stamps of Life, to cut the umbrella images out and the size wouldn’t fit on an A2 size card, so I made a 5 X 7 inch card base so the three umbrellas would fit across the card. I used partial embossing to make the stitched border around using a slimline die, but then I felt it was missing something so I added the embossing. I saw this idea on Pinterest for this stamp set, and modified it to fit the color challenge and the size of my dies.

Ruby Blooms

I love coloring this big floral image from the Simon Says Thankful Flowers kit. Usually I color it with light colors, but for some reason I was inspired to uses these rich reds and I really like it. Copics used: R89, R39, R27, R24, R22, G99, G03. The Cherry Red card base makes the colors pop even more. The sentiment is from an older set by Gina K Designs called Assorted Greetings – it is such a great all-purpose set with sentiments for inside the card as well as outside. I’m entering this in the  Mod Squad Challenge and the Simon Says Monday Challenge.

For my Tiger

I always struggle with cards for my DH. I made this for our 49th (YIKES has it really been that long?) wedding anniversary. I used the fun My Monthly Hero Kit from[JI1]  June 2019. I sponged the Spiral Petal stencil lightly for the background, and added a few leaves from the kit stamped in various shades of green. The images were all colored with Copics and cut with the matching dies. I popped the tiger up to make him look like he was coming out of the tall grass. I’m entering this in the following challenges;

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Create a Scene

Stay Crafty with Hero For the Guys

As You See it Apply the Y

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No Stamping

The challenge at Just Us Girls is to make a card with NO stamping. Hmmmm. How do I do that? I’m a stamper. Oh, wait – I just got this gorgeous pattern paper pack called Blossom by Graphic 45, so it made creating cards without stamping a breeze. The problem with these designs is, both sides are so pretty it’s hard to know which one to use. I cut one of the small images of the pink dahlia, then cut the full size sheet for the background. I had several other scraps and used two for mats – the green stripe was the reverse of the dahlia. The Hello die came with my Gemini Jr. This is the first time I’ve used it and it VERY intricate. I got a lot of other cards made today using this pack and I’m glad to have some cards for my stash.

Classic Airplane

I was stressing over a card to make for a surprise 80th birthday party. My husband said, “Well, you know he used to work on planes. Didn’t you say you had an airplane stamp?” That reminded me that I’d gotten the Fancy Airplane Die that was an add-on for the May 2020 My Monthly Hero Kit. Then I remembered a card Jennifer McGuire did, so I used her card for inspiration. I colored the plane with Copics: R37 and R27 with B0000 for the windshield and N7 for the tire. I used a silver Sharpie for the propeller section. I colored one to see how the colors would work together and that was a little messy. Then I colored what I thought was my final project, but when I tried to fix something, made it worse. Third time’s a charm. I cut two other planes to glue together for dimension – TIP: I was able to cut 3 planes out of a quarter piece of CS, but the last plane had a few tiny edges that ran into the previous cut – that was OK because I sandwiched that between the top and bottom layers. After assembling I used my markers to color the edges of the plane – if I were doing this again, I’d edge the uncolored pieces before gluing together. I used the Fancy Cloud die cut from white, then used the negative piece to use as a stencil to create clouds using Hero Arts Unicorn pigment ink on an Ocean Mist Card base. The sentiment is from Birthday Essentials by Newton’s Nook. It fit perfectly on the cloud and I didn’t have to worry about it being straight. On the inside I used a sentiment from the same set that says “Don’t think of it as being older, think of it as becoming a classic.” I’m entering this in the following challenges:

 As You See It Apply the Y Challenge

Stay Crafy With Hero Challenge #24 For the Guys

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Create a Scene

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Sheetload of Cards June 2021

I love sketches and have enjoyed the Sheetload of Cards by Crafty Al each month. I used this month’s sketch to create several cards.

KODAK Digital Still Camera
KODAK Digital Still Camera

I used Lawn Fawn stamps for these cards: Sweetest Flavor and Wavy Sayings. The cardstock is all Hobby Lobby as well as the patterned paper. The patterned paper has been in my stash for a few years and was thrilled to be reminded that I had it with CS to match. I added texture with the Subtle Embossing Folder, recently retired, from Stampin’Up. That layer was not in the sketch but I really like the added texture. In total I made 10 cards as I made two of each color. There are more colors in the patterned paper and a lot more sheets, so hopefully I will be inspired soon to use more.

MSC Hello Friend

The current challenge at Mod Squad is to keep your card with a simple focus, one image and no embellishments, or the card will be removed. I took this challenge and it was not as easy as it sounded.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

This card was created using the set Friendship Blooms with was a collaboration of Hero Arts and Gina K Designs. I colored the images with Prismacolor Pencils and used Stampin’Up Crumb Cake cardstock. I heat embossed with GKD Detail White embossing powder.

I found this challenging as I wanted to add glitter to the flowers and possibly gems to draw the eye down the page better. But I left it alone.

Before this card I had worked on another card. This didn’t make the cut for the challenge.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

After I finished coloring this image, I thought it needed something else, so I added clear sparkle to the flowers. Then I added gems. So, I was ready to post and read the directions again and this one didn’t make the cut. I totally love the card and mailed it, so someone will be able to enjoy it and hopefully it will bring a smile to her face when she opens it.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day cards for our son and son in law this year. The patterned papers for these cards were gifted to me by my sister called World Beaches from Paper House. It’s a lovely paper pack and I was happy to add it to my stash and my goal to keep on using those patterned papers. Who knows patterned papers may become popular again.

The second photo is the inside of the previous card and was stamped using GKD’s By The Sea by Theresa Momber. The fourth photo is the inside of the previous card and will be sent to our son in law. Their annual Hawaii trip may now be in jeopardy. This may little comfort to him if the trip falls through but it sure looks like paradise on the beach. Sentiments also were included in the By The Sea stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Hope everyone had a wonderful day. I believe our first heat wave of the season is coming to an end by Thursday. We did have some much needed rain. Hugs!!