Forever Tree

Double D Challenges: Hearts Challenge

Just Us Girls: Color Week

I’m working on my Valentine cards and decided to use some of my patterened papers from my stash for this card. The focal image tree was a design saved to my files from ????. I added the Gina K Designs die cut and once again performed stamp surgery for the “friend” sentiment. I don’t always use kraft but thought with the plaid patterned paper it would be the time for a kraft card base. Then, I pulled out pink and mounted my card front on it! I couldn’t pull off the front panels so trimmed the pink down and finally added to my kraft card base. I was plesantly surprised that my card would fit the color week#665 challenge of Kraft, White and Pink with Just Us Girls and there are lots of hearts on my tree for the Double D Challenge, too.

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Pink Love

Colorful Options: February 2023

Today’s card was made with the Colorful Options February color: PINK. After watching Kelly Latevola Taylor’s 4 Cards with a Simple Stripe Stencil YouTube video, I decided to give one of her techniques a try. Using Pretty Pink Posh wide stripes stencil and the trio of Gina K’s carnation inks, my background was completed. The technique is to ink the stenciled background then move the stencil covering the inked lines and keep on going until the entire background is covered. It creates these pretty cool gradient lines for your background. The Love sentiment was die cut and stacked with multiple layers, a little stamp surgery was required after finding the “with’ word from a stamp set and added two pink hearts from a ephemera pack to complete my card today.

A fun, timely color and inspiring mood board with the Colorful Options challenge.

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Abstract Border

Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge

The challenge with Can You Handle the Pressure is the required embossing folder plus a twist of borders. My embossed border is Cuttlebug’s Pop Culture folders. There are four different strip borders in this set but I decided on the circles folder. I paired the Pop Culture with Taylored Expressions Abstract Accents stencils & stamp combo adding a sentiment from TE’s Mod Sentiments stamp set. The strip sentiment from Buddy Bonnie was layered with black cardstock for a little dimension. Tim Holtz Distress Oxide carved pumpkin spray was used for splatter. Inks used are Gina K’s Moonlit Fog and Fresh Asparagus and Taylored Expressions Peaches n Cream and Dijon.

A little different for me but it suited me today for some reason!!! LOL!

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Love Sweet Gnome

Cardz 4 Galz #191

It is a shaped card challenge at Cardz 4 Galz that my Valentine Gnomes will be joining. This is an adorable die set from Taylored Expressions called Gnome Sweet Gnome. There are 4 gnomes connected together that come with different hats and hair and other accessories. You can accordian fold the group of four gnomes and they stand alone. For my shaped card, however, after dicutting the basic shape I separated the gnomes keeping two together that could make two free standing cards. Once all of the die cutting is completed the gnomes go together pretty quickly. I think I may be making seasonal and different holiday gnomes!!

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White 3 Ways

AAA Cards Challenges #232

White on White Clean and Simple is the challenge with AAA Cards. I did white on white three ways on my card. The frame and the die cut are both shimmer white cardstock, the swiss dots embossed panel and card base are both white cardstock and the sentiment which you probably cannot see is white heat embossed below the focal point. Sentiment is Gina K Designs Scripty Sayings 2, my border is Tatlored Expressions A2 Thin Frame Cutting Plate.

I decided on the shimmer white to add a little more dimension for my card project.

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SPLASH!!

Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges: Challenge #13

Party Time is the challenge + dragonfly is the challenge for the Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges blog. What goes better with a dragonfly but a toad and a toad in a tutu dancing in the rain and puddles? My quirky sense of humor was the inspiration for my card today. After diecutting the background, I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Stampendous Tutu Toad stamp, added my Gina K Designs dragonflies from Dreams Take Flight stamp set and stamping the sentiment, also GKD, Blooming with Blessings stamp set.

Now I just need to figure out which friend will appreciate my quirkiness!!

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Forest Bird

Peace on Earth #32

For this anything goes Christmas challenge and the mood board posted for inspiration, found this little die cut bird. After diecutting cutting him off the branch I decided upon a SimonSaysStamp Forest Border embossing folder for my background and a landing place for the bird. The panel was embossed on navy cardstock, swiped with white pigment ink, edges ink blended with Black Soot Distress ink and a little white splatter. The snow hills are also SSS and sentiment is from Artful Inkables Peaceful Wishes stamp set.

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Dreamy Dots

Can You Handle the Pressure

And the challenge is: Anything Goes with a Twist Dots with the required embossing folder. For my card which will be shared in the Can You Handle the Pressure challenge, I created a frame from Spellbinder’s Hemstitch Rectangles which was popped up on the card base. The patterned paper sky was inserted in place and stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts’ August 2017 My Monthly Hero kit. The balloons were cut from a piece of water colored background on my desk using Pinpoint Balloons dies, adding some floss and a Taylored Expressions red bow to complete this card.

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Hey, Bear!

AAA Cards Challenge #231

Cardz 4 Galz #190

My card today will be entered into two challenges. The first challenge is AAA Cards Challenge #231 Clean & Simple Challenge and their Moodboard “All the Bears”.

And the second challenge is a new to me challenge Cardz 4 Galz Clean and Simple Challenge.

Two clean and simple challenges and one with a theme of bears. I searched through my stash of stamps and decided on an unknown wood mounted bear in overalls for my image. The sentiment is Taylored Expressions from last year’s StampJoy. Added a hint of blue ink under Mr. Bluejeans Bear to help ground him a bit. Looks like lots of open space and only one layer to finish off this card for these CAS challenges.

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