I love the colors for The Paper Players Challenge, so I sat down to create a card. Then I saw the Wednesday challenge with Simon Says Stamp creating a card with no stamps, so I knew I was on the right track for both challenges.
I used Lawn Fawn Stitches Leaves, die cut from Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. My glitter is strips cut from Bronze glitter paper, The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is SU Designer Paper from the In Color Suite with Pretty Peacock and the Regal Suite with Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze. I saw this layout idea on a video with Sharon Armstrong, SU Demonstrator. I enjoyed making my layout then adding the leaves on a glittery square.
I have been taking a break from stamping this week and did other things. Today is the Featured Stamper at Split Coast Stampers and I found a card to CASE.
I used and old stamp set from Gina K Designs called Heartfelt. Mine is red rubber and I remember purchasing it around 2013 or so. The Spellbinders Nestabilities were being sold out at a discounted price, so I added quite a few to my cart and placed my order. Then I got a note that one was not available and I could get a refund or select any stamp set that I would like, so I chose Heartfelt. We had a neighbor who used to have a large amount of coneflowers growing in his yard, and I would walk by and look at those flowers on a regular basis.
MaryJo used punches or dies for her flowers and I chose to stamp and color. I popped the colored flowers up with foam adhesive. I really like the card I created. I can’t remember cutting and popping flowers up like this, and it was fun to try something new.
I’ve been playing with One Sheet Wonder patterns lately for inspiration. I need to replenish my Thinking of You and Birthday stash, and this is a quick and easy way to do it. I got 11 cards, plus a bonus card using scraps. The pattern paper is from Graphic 45’s Secret Garden collection. The mats are Edible Eggplant and Lovely Lavendar from Gina K designs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts. I used black sequins to dot the i’s for a little bling. I’m entering this in The Sisterhood of Crafters
I enjoyed having something new to color during the thunderstorm earlier in the week. I often have to hang out with the dog, so I colored and watched video.
This is my first entry to the Newton’s Nook Inky Paws challenge. This digi was fun to color! I used Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. The cardstock is all Gina K Designs. I found a sketch to follow on Pinterest, but do not remember whose it was. The embossing folder is a Lifestyle Crafts Lattice one. I used GKD/Thermoweb stitched oval dies for the pumpkin and shadow layer. I like the card! I can see mailing this to someone.
I found another challenge which this card fits perfectly. Send a Smile 4 Kids has a make a fall or Halloween cards for kids, which are not scary. My card is fun and not scary, so I am linking it to their challenge.
I thought was finished sending out my Back To School cards when the Dies R Us Challenge # 152 was posted with that theme and to include a metal die. This card is for a girlfriend who has taken on the almost impossible task of learn at home schooling for 3 grandchildren in grades 1 and 2. Of course if that isn’t enough to handle she also babysits for her other grandchildren….an infant and 1 year old. Whew!!
I decided to do rainbow stripes and die cut the letters from Concord & 9th’s Double-Cut Alphabet Dies. The apple (for the teacher) and die is a love Nicole stamp set. Finished the card off with some wink of stella to put a lot of sparkle on this card for Ms. Grammy.
The current challenge at Gina K Designs is to create a Fall card.
I used Gina K Designs cardstock in creating this card. The images are from Give Thanks, colored with Tombow markers and die cut with the coordinating dies. I used a slimline die from The Stamps of Life for placing the characters into. The rest of the card was cut with a paper trimmer.
I colored this sunflower by Power Poppy several days ago and it sat there, waiting for inspiration. Today is the day the light bulb came on.
The sunflower is from Power Poppy, Sunflower Power Digital Stamp. The sentiment is from Unity Stamp company. I used Lawn Fawn patterned paper. I really like the sunflowers and woodgrain in the patterns.
One more back to school card designed with the IT’s the Thought That Counts (Sentiment as the Focal Point) challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. Keeping this one simple, I stamped some crayons from the Teachers Clear stamp set from TPC Studio in colored ink and then highlighted each crayon in the same color surrounding the Concord & 9th’s Double Cut Alphabet dies using only the base letter.
Good luck to all our students and teachers. Definitely not starting out as a normal year for any of them.