My Favorite Things Sketch

This is the first time I have created with a MFT Sketch during the challenge time. I love their sketches and have used them previously.

https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc473

I flipped the sketch from portrait to landscape. My bird is from Stampin Up Flying Home. The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life club member freebie. I needed a small sentiment for the bird and this little set had the perfect size of sentiment. The bird is a red rubber stamp with the bird and the tree limb all one stamp. I colored it with markers. I used Midnight Muse for the bird, Chocolate Chip for the branch, and two green colors for the leaves. I used the Seaside Embossing Folder on a piece of Naturals White cardstock embossing it in the direction to match the limb.

I own a few MFT stamps, but none seemed to be what I was looking for. This will be posted to Mod Squad Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers.

Just Because

I had the lovely ink pads and markers out along with a new Inspiring Iris set, so I continued to stamp in those lovely colors.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-354-colors.html

I am enjoying stamping with the foam pads that SU has. All thee colors were stamped using acrylic blocks and the foam pads. I stamped full strength for a couple of flowers, then stamped off, giving them a lighter shade of the same color. I used sheer organza ribbon from Ribbon Boutique, which I am sure came from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment came from the December Paper Pumpkin kit, Something for Everything. I have been stamping most of today and I think this is my favorite card. I am loving this set, Inspiring Iris.

Thinking of You Tulip

Stamping in some fun colors and using a favorite stamp.

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-146.html
http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-354-colors.html

One of my favorite stamps is the tulip from SU Blessed Easter. When I got that stamp, I cut the greeting, “Blessed Easter” away from the tulip. It is a wood mounted stamp and I have kept it on the wood, using my stamp positioner when needed. I watercolored the tulip using the colors for the CAS challenge. Other items used are Gina K/Thermoweb stitched oval dies. The “thinking of you” sentiment is from The Stamps of Life: formalwords2stamp. I have used this set many times as it has several greetings and many are large.

Paper Pieced Tulip Re-Do

I made this card for the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge.

https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/01/01/january-monthly-mix-challenge/

Stamp sets used: Tropical Blooms, A Beautiful Life

The paper is Lawn Fawn, Gotta Have Gingham (retired). I added the black layer when it the frame looked odd on the blue background. The black made a difference. The card base is My Favorite Things card stock. I have a set of many colors and just flip through till I have a match.

Here is the card I made last year with this stamp set.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2910590?&cat=500&ppuser=301308&perpage=48&thumbsonly=0

Thanks for looking.

What's the Buzz

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Love when a design will work for more than one challenge. I chose Paper Smooches stamps as I have not used them in a while and it was time to stamp with them once again. The CAS sketch worked perfectly for my idea.

I used Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2 for my stamping. I colored the bee with Spectrum Noir CT1, 2, and 3 markers, and Copic CG1 and 0 for the wings. I added sparkle with a gel pen. I used GKD/Thermoweb stitched dies to cut out my rectangle. I used Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder to add a bit of texture to the background. My yellow patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper pack. I felt my rectangle image was a bit unbalanced, so I added gemstones from The Paper Studio. Thanks for looking.

Balloon Wreath Birthday

This card was created for the Double D Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I was so happy to see the mood board for the Double D Challenge with hot air balloons. I have a few sets of hot air balloons and always enjoy using them. This time, I used a fun set from Stampin Up called Lift Me Up.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/01/fun-with-balloons.html

I used the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder template for my wreath. Colors used are Peach Bellini, Blue Denim with matching paper from Gina K Designs, and Mint Macaron with matching paper from Stampin Up. I flicked a bit of sparkle, well a lot of sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle Pen. I have seen this done by hitting the sparkle pen against a marker. It leaves a lot of sparkle! I did spread sparkle on the banners as one cannot have too much sparkle. I have a person in mind to receive this card and I am sure the sparkle will bring a smile to her face.

Birthday with Banners

Playing with Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge. I enjoy sketches and this sketch captured my eye.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2020/01/ssc222-have-banner-of-time.html

I used Gina K Designs Blue Denim ink and cardstock. The white is Spectrum Noir cardstock. The stamp set used is Party Animals from Avery Elle. The patterned paper is Gina K Designs, Pool Side. I colored the twine with Spectrum Noir TB5.

This will also be entered in this month’s MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This blue is very close to the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue.

Bird Birthday

Each month there is a MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This month it is to use the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue. After thinking in blue tones for several days, I looked in my drawer and found a pretty good match.

Bird Birthday

The blue embossed background, is The Stamps of Life Blueberry cardstock. I saw the idea for birds on these trees from Darlene DeVries of Live Love Cards. I went with larger birds than hers, from Toucan Do It from Catherine Pooler Designs. I colored those birds with Tombow markers. The sentiment is from a set called Bird Banter from Stampin Up. I mounted the sentiment on Calypso Coral cardstock, as it seemed to go well with the pink colored bird. I used Gina K Design Key Lime for the cardbase. I enjoy these birds and this was fun to create.