Red, White and Blue cards

I have made two Red, White and Blue cards for a few challenges.

  1. MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers
  2. Mod Squad Challenge
  3. Gina K Designs July Challenge
Anchor Birthday
Hot Air Balloons

I began with the Hot Air Balloon card for the Mod Squad Challenge and the MISTI one. Both needed Red, White, and Blue and the MISTI one had to be non-patriotic. While making this, I knew it needed something else, but couldn’t figure out what. My husband said the balloons could be over the water, so out came another embossing folder. Both folders used are from SU. I enjoy using these balloons both stamped and die cut.

I created the anchor one when I realized it was a Red, White and Blue challenge and started to post the Hot Air Balloon one, then remembered that it needs to be a Gina K Stamp set to be eligible for a win, so the anchors came out.

Thanks for sharing in my fun with the Red, White and Blue cards.

Quick update on the Hot Air Balloon card — It made the top 3 winner of the Mod Squad Challenge. Here is the badge:

Mod Squad Winner Badge

Another update: The anchor card won the July Misti Monday challenge. They do not have a badge.

Virtual Stamp Night — last three cards

Here is one that is supposed to show a treat. It uses Hero Arts stamps from the first online order I made.


This next one is a fun one. The challenge is to “glam up the gray”, so I did my best to make Henry more glamorous.

JUL19VSNM Glam up the Gray

So, Henry is the elephant from a set called Henry Says. He came from the thrift store for around $1. He is stamped on scrapbook paper that is called Textured Silver, but it looks very gray. He is even embossed using clear ink on top of the Narwhal ink from Lawn Fawn.

The last card for the challenges looks quite fun!

JUL19VSNG Rock Star Tic-Tac-Toe

The guitar is from an SU set called Country Livin’. It is an acoustic guitar and in my household, it will not be turquoise. It had to have bright colors for the row I chose, to it will remain turquoise. The row I chose to create with is: Sequins, Bright Colors, Music. I used a patterned paper from Echo Park for the backgroud; it was already cut from another project. The balloons came from a Maymay Made It set called God is on the Move; it is a car set, Love Bug. I felt the guitar needed to have balloons so it looked like a birthday present. The Happy Birthday is a Lawn Fawn freebie set.

Thanks for hanging in there with my slow posting of these cards. I enjoyed creating them as it is a great stress relief and I have surely needed that. Enjoy! 🙂

Virtual Stamp Night another three cards

JUL19VSNL Rock-a-bye Baby

The above card is a small 3 X 3 inch card. I think it would work well for placing with a gift.

JUL19VSNE So Sharp

This card has a piece of patterned paper for the background that has gold foil dots in it. I think the cactus works well with this paper. The cactus stamps are from a Lawn Fawn set called Stuck on You.

JUL19VSNB Uluru Rock

This challenge was a color challenge: Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape. I used a Sizzix embossing folder that was new, a stamp set from SU that was new, and a sentiment from Gina K Designs that I have used many times before. I enjoy color challenges.

There are three more cards I will post soon that were completed for the Virtual Stamp Night. Thanks for looking.

July Virtual Stamp Night Cards

I have been participating in Virtual Stamp Night at Split Coast Stampers. I take my time and never complete all of the challenges. They had a total of 15, if I counted correctly, over a two day span. There is a deadline of July 15 at midnight to complete all if one chooses, but I am basically done. I enjoyed finding stamps, embossing folders, and anything in my stash to use and stretch my creativity. The theme was Rock Star.

This one is based on Elvis. His favorite colors were pink and black, so that is what I chose. The stamps are mainly from Paper Smooches and this card was entered in the July challenge at Paper Smooches.

JUL19VSNI Thank You, Thank You Very Much
JUL19VSND Sketch

The stamps used for the above card is from The Stamps of Life. The background paper is a fun marbling print.

JUL19VSNK Rocky and Bullwinkle

This card needed to be something flying, like the flying squirrel. I used trees from a set from Gina K Designs, a plane, clouds, and sentiment from a Stampin Up set.

I will go ahead and finish this post and come back another time to continue with more cards. I have enjoyed playing with the challenges. Thanks for looking.

MSC Case Judy — Birthday Card

This week’s Mod Squad Challenge is to CASE Judy Woodland’s card. Here is the link:

I used the Elegant Asters stamp set and dies, filler from Something Good, and the sentiment from Stippled Blossoms, all by Gina K Designs. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Gina K layering white paper, colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I layered with black paper from Hobby Lobby and my card base is Primrose Petals cardstock from SU, retired.

MSC CASE Birthday Card

Fun challenge. Thanks Judy.

Ice Cream and Popsicle Birthday Cards

I am in need of summer birthday cards and have a couple of new stamps. My first one is using a layout and CASE of Tina Smith,

I love watching her videos and creating with her ideas. I fell in love with the Avery Elle stamp set she used, so I followed her layout and created this card.

Sweetest Birthday

My next card uses a set by Maymay Made It called Inside Scoop. Love the sentiments included in this set.

Sherbert Day

Vintage Rose for a few Challenges

It took me a whole month to get inspired to make a vintage card. I used the stamp set Vintage Rose by Gina K Designs along with her Ivory Cardstock in both heavy weight and layering weight. The roses are colored with Spectrum Noir markers in the dark red colors. I sponged on a bit of brown tones to darken the embossed background and also the roses. I left the greeting off of the front and will decide what to use it for at a later date.

Vintage Rose

This will be posted in this challenge:

The embossing folder used is called Lacy Brocade, retired by Stampin Up.

This will be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge:

This will also be entered in Power Poppy Challenge:

And the last challenge it will be entered in is Simon Says Stamp:

Fun with more Split Coast Stamper challenges

I got a little time in my craft room today and made a card that fits three challenges at SCS.

Celebrate with Fireworks

The fireworks came from the Hibiscus set by Maymay Made It. The center of the hibiscus flowers look like fireworks. This fits this week’s color challenge of Red, White, and Blue, the Monday Clean and Simple Challenge of showing a summer activity, and the Friday challenge where summer was the inspiration. We generally find fireworks to see and that is a family activity and we all enjoy.

The word celebrate came from Big Time Sayings also by Maymay. The star came from a Paper Smooches stamp set. I hope to remember to pop this in the mail.

Fun with Featured Stamper

I found inspiration from the Featured Stamper from Split Coast Designs today. I chose this card as my inspiration:

Thinking of You

I used the Sentimental Bouquet set and dies, from Gina K Designs, to create the flowers and sentiment for this card. I blended a couple of light brown tones on the brick stencil using a make up blending brush; thanks Bonnie. I blended SU Soft Sky ink for the sky using the same blending brush. I popped up a few flowers and leaves on the brick wall. I added a bit of bling to the center of the flowers and called it done.