I have been working on red and white cards the last couple of days. All three were posted to Mod Squad from Split Coast Stampers.
This card uses Summer Blooms and A Wish for You, from 2014. The paper is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up and Layering Weight White from Gina K Designs. The ink is Cherry Red from GKD.
This next card uses the sets Merry & Bright (2017) and Christmas Wishes (2014), both Gina K Designs. The cardstock used is Red Hot and Layering Weight White both GKD.
The last card entered in the challenge uses a Snowflake Background die from The Stamps of Life. The greeting is stamped with the Winter Cheer set, from Gina K Designs, in Red Hot ink. The red cardstock used is also Red Hot.
I placed the dates on the stamps as I was including these in a challenge on Split Coast called USEIT2019. The intent is to use items from our stash that have been there for a long time. I forget this challenge is there, and have been reminded lately. All three cards used mostly older product that has been in my stash for quite some time. The snowflake background is new. I added a bit of sparkle to those flakes using the Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle pen.
This card was entered in the Mod Squad Challenge, Sentiment Only challenge. It was linked from Split Coast Stampers and was selected to be a top-3 winner. Those always surprise me and this was a rushed coloring job.
This card was stamped with Festive Frame by Gina K Designs, embossed in Ranger Gold powder, colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I did use a Sharpie Metallic Gold marker for the frame outline. The black paper is Stampin’Up and the card base is Wild Wisteria from My Favorite Things.
This is the first time creating a card for this challenge. I was inspired by Johanna and Bonnie when they created their entry. I saw an idea, made a sketch, and began creating.
I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life: Snowflake Background Die Set, Merry Christmas, and elves2stamp. The paper is Lovely Lipstick, Smokey Slate, both from SU, and the green is Fresh Asparagus from Gina K Design. I added sparkle to the card with a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen, though it does not photograph well. The ribbon is SU, but I couldn’t find the color on the ribbon role. I added a piece of sparkly ribbon that kind of matched the glittery paper I used for die cutting the Merry Christmas. I like the sparkle as it adds something special to a Christmas card.
My daughter, H, designed, stamped, die cut and anything else in the making of this card. I am sharing it for the joy it brought to my eyes to see her work. Enjoy!
The story behind this: My DH always has creative ideas. He saw a box card I made a few years ago, sitting in our dining room, and said I should make a card with a witch that would pop-up if you pulled a string. I do not have the patience for this, but my daughter gave it a try. She has the witch and ghost on a string, in photo two,they are hiding. The recipient pulls the hearts and those to elements pop up. This is a fun card. Hopefully she will make more.
The stamps are from The Stamps of Life: Christmasgreetings2stamp and pinecones2stamp. The green inks are Lawn Fawn and the red berries are stamped in Gina K Designs Cherry Red ink. The white and red paper are both Stampin’Up, and the green is The Stamps of Life. The Merry Christmas greeting is embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder from Stampin’Up. This was the first time trying this powder. It seems to emboss fairly quickly.
The next card is one that I began for the speed challenge in blues. If the ornaments were stamped, punched, and laying there, I think they would have worked for the challenge. I decided to take my time and finish a card using the ornaments.
The blue inks used are Lawn Fawn. I added sparkle to the ornaments with a Sukura gel pen. The ornament hangers are gold thread. I scored the greeting to set it apart from the ornaments.
I went ahead and finished the inside of the card. I like the sentiments in the set I used.
I worked on the As You See It speed challenge. It took a total of 7 minutes and 25 seconds. The cardbase was laying there scored, so I used it.
The stamp set used is SU Love What You Do. I used Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink for the flower and greeting, Forget-me-Not for the background wash. Since this set had a stamp that was basically a wash of color, it made this challenge a lot easier. I tried using an ornament set with a punch. Stamping the ornament and punching it out took eight minutes, then there was a greeting, so I was out of time on that one. I will most likely finish it at a slower pace.
I created this card for the Mod Squad Challenge. I submitted the card from Split Coast Stampers to the site gallery.
I used the Noel set from Gina K Designs (retired) for the greeting. I love the stitched die look, so I used my GKD/Thermoweb Stitched Oval dies. The snowflakes were cut with a MFT Snowflake die; this is the middle size from that set of three dies. I added the gems to the center for a bit more bling. I like the Clean and Simple look.
This card will be posted in two challenges, Gina K Designs using repeated greetings, and the MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The MISTI challenge is to use scraps to create the card. I have a file of scrap paper and I have several large strips, so I chose a few colors, trimmed them to the same length, placed then in my MISTI and stamped the same greeting on each strip.
I used the set Massive Messages, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. Every piece of this card was made from paper in my scrap file. I have no idea what brand each piece is. I even had a cardbase all cut and place in the scrap file. I place paper there when I have no idea which pack it came from. I saw this idea on You Tube with a Stampin Up demonstrator.
Creating with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. This week’s challenge is to use only 3 colors: Black, Brown, and Cream, and there must be a tag on the card.
dies used: The Stamps of Life Happy Thanksgiving die, Sizzix Framelits Stand-Up die set. stamps used: pinecone2stamp from The Stamps of Life, ink used is GKD Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa
cardstock used: SU Basic Black, GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory
ribbon used: GKD Ivory, SU Black
embossing folder used: Darice Vine Pattern
The circle element is the tag. It needed to be attached in some way, so I used foam squares and attached it at the top. I usually use bright colors in creating a card, so this was definitely a challenge.