Cutting it close to meet the deadline for the Claire’s Sketch Challenge at The Paper Players. Today’s card uses a sentiment from SU Miracle of Spring, SSS Oval Flowers Stencil, Pink & Main’s Easter Egg Stencil, Spellbinder’s Scalloped and Classic Oval Dies, GKD’s Wild Lilac ink, cardstock and patterned paper. Also used Nuvo Glimmer paste for the egg stencil which is difficult to see and Aqua Shimmer glitter gloss pen for the oval flowers.
I’m currently working on some Easter cards and maybe some fun girlfriend cards, too. Have a great day! Stay Safe!!
Spring has sprung so it’s time to get working on those spring and Easter cards. With the Double D Challenge of Welcome Spring and their inspiring Mood Board, I felt motivated enough to move away from the news and create. My card uses some new to me products from SSS including the Brutus Monroe Burst stencil, SSS’s Layered Tulips stencil and an oldie stamp set sentiment from GKD’s Spring Blessings set. The tulip stencil is a four piece layering stencil which is quite a challenge for me in itself. My stems are dark because someone pulled dark sage instead of fresh asparagus ink….yikes….oh well….they are healthy stems. I also added a little bit of light blue to the background so it wasn’t so white. I think I’ll add clouds on my next attempt using my go to cloud stencil by our Bonnie.
One more card for the AAA Cards Clean and Simple Challenge “Along The Edge with an optional twist of Dogs and Cats. This was the first card I made then decided nay, slept on it and gave it a sentiment and mounted it anyway for the challenge. The stamp set used for the Dogs and Cat is an older Inkadinkadoo Patterned Pets and the sentiment is from Gina K’s Frisky Felines. I think this is how our cat PennyLane may have felt when our son adopted him and two other dogs. PennyLane is now king of our house!
It’s supposed to be a rainy day in Pennsylvania so it may be raining “cats and dogs”.
The challenge at AAA Cards is a clean and simple “Along the Edge + optional twist of Dogs & Cats. So for my card (2nd attempt) I used kitty from Penny Black’s Hello Friend stamp set. Although is is a CAS challenge I did sneak in an extra layer of GKD Blue Raspberry card stock to layer my kitty on the edge to match the inked sentiment. I think I have a lot of white space??? A cute card for me and is going on the send to someone pile.
The As You See It Challenge #221 is a Fill In The Blank: My favorite type of card to send is…..a HOLIDAY card. Give me a holiday and yes you will get a card. So much fun to create cards for holidays and different seasons. So today’s card is using a fun fold that Buddy Johanna forwarded to me (sorry I lost the link to the original card which used a sailing theme). The window part that makes the card free standing tucks under the horseshoe and you can slip it out to make it lay flat. It is a larger card and does need extra postage but after my original draft and some extra reading I think it turned out pretty nicely. So the cardstock and patterned paper is GKD, not sure of my fancy shamrock die on the front, the Lucky Horseshoe with flowers are Cheapo Dies, inside I used Playful Leprechauns is from Tutti Designs and the shamrock stencil was found on Amazon for cake decorating. The inside sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs.
The Dies R Us challenge and The Sisterhood of Crafters challenges made me think of Butterflies and Easter Eggs. First full day of spring is tomorrow and am hopeful that it will follow with some more wonderful weather. My card includes stamp sets and dies from Pretty Pink Posh’s Easter Eggs and Beautiful Butterflies and my grass is a Memory Box Pasture Grass die. I lightly sponged my background with some Distress Ink mulled lavender, scattered straw, spun sugar and then some Memento angel pink, added my pasture grass and some GKD vanilla ice sequins.
So happy to be moving onto some spring projects and that I have this lovely hobby while social distancing.
My card for the Black Background trend week challenge #527at Just Us Girls didn’t quite turn out as I expected. LOL…I think I may add some more color to my flowers before sending this one out the door. I stamped first in GKD white pigment ink, heat set it then stamped in Wild Lilac. The lilac did not give me as much color as I would have liked to have unfortunately. The stamps set and die is GKD’s Sunshine & Love stampTV kit and the sentiment is Hero Arts Happy Stamp & Cut.
St. Patrick’s Day cards for the grandchildren. Brooke is my rainbow and our song was “somewhere over the rainbow” for bed time sleepovers. Mickey is for Chase who even at 9 years old has a heart of gold. Our song is “you are my sunshine” so I’m thinking the gold will reflect the sunshine. I did find both of these images via on-line free coloring pages, resized and colored them in. I did have one more for a little friend who is celebrating his 1st St. Patrick’s Day but in my haste to put it in the mail forgot to take a photo.
We are practicing social distancing at our home and Pennsylvania has strongly urged all non-essential businesses to close but unfortunately not every will comply with that directive. A very hard time for our country and the world. Together we will weather this storm and rainbows will be on the horizon. Stay safe everyone and we keep washing our hands.
The challenge hosted by Nancy at the ModSquad Challenge is to include wheels on your project. I created a birthday card using SSS Classic Bicycle die, Momenta frame die, cloud stencil by Bonnie, and stamps from Sugar Pea Designs for Stamp of Approval. GKD inks in Blue Raspberry and Ocean Mist and my go to black ink is VersaFine Onyx Black.