Blue Bouquet

I had time to create a card for the As You See It Challenge. I will also apply this to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.

http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2022/04/273.html
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-94/

I used a Simon Says Stamp image Beautiful Flowers, which I watercolored with Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue. I stamped with Versamark and In the Navy Ink, embossing with clear powder. After the ink dried, I cut the paper down to fit on these pieces of cardstock. I began with slimline dies, but ended up cutting them down a bit, so the cardbase ended up being 8 1/4 inches long. The base is SU Night of Navy cardstock, with layers of Pacific Point and Balmy Blue. I am sure I have those exact colors in two of the inks and most in colored pencils, but my GKD inks were handy and they worked well. The slimline dies used were Picket Fence Studio.

Bubble Wrap Birthday Card

I made a card using a video idea from Gina K Designs with bubble wrap.

https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-94/

I used a Lawn Fawn set called Flutter By for the butterflies. The greeting came from a Unity set illustrated by Gracielle Designs. The background is bubble wrap stamped in Polished Pink.

This card was originally created for the Challenge Your Stash challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. We always upload our cards on the 28th of the month. The challenge was to make something for Earth Day thinking of things that make our Earth beautiful. I love butterflies and Gina K had the perfect video for inspiration. I redeemed my bubble wrap from heading to the trash and using it.

It will be going to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as it is an Anything Goes challenge.

MSC Birthday Tulips

Today I used a stamp set I just received for my birthday. I love the Gina K Designs Spring Tulips mini set, so I chose that set for a gift.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/anything-goes-2/
https://thefourseasonschallenge.blogspot.com/2022/04/april-spring-challenge.html http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2022/04/seize-birthday-236-signs-of-spring.html

I saw this idea on Pinterest where the originator places the tulip set above and below the greeting, so I wanted to try her method. I love the outcome. I colored the tulips and leaves with Spectrum Noir markers. After coloring, I placed the colored layer back in my MISTI and stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink embossing with clear powder. It brought the lines back and gave it a bit of shine. I used Spellbinders dies to cut the image and black layer, then mounted on a white card base.

I am adding this to the fourseasons: April Spring Challenge. Tulips are Spring Flowers so it fits that challenge. I am adding this to Seize the Birthday, Signs of Spring.

March Cards

I thought I would share a few cards that were made with no blog challenges in mind.

Double Embossed Hello

This card was made using double embossing. There was a challenge last week at Splitcoast Designs to give this a try. I used a Paper Studio Brick embossing folder first, then used a Crafts Too Blossom folder. I applied ink to the florals with a sponge dauber as well as the leaves. Then I used a q-tip to apply ink to the floral centers. I am sure these are hibiscus flowers which come in all colors. I sponged a bit of gray to the bricks. The hello is from Gina K Designs that came in a stencil kit. I really enjoyed creating this card.

Butterfly Window Birthday

This card was created for the Featured Stamper challenge on Sunday. I used butterflies like the card I CASED, but I added patterned paper behind my butterflies. This paper is from GKD Sending Love. I used a very old embossing folder, Spellbinders M-Bossibilities called Garden Delight. It is probably 15 years old and used very little.

Thanks for sharing in my latest creations.

Letters Hello

I put my thinking cap on to create a card for Gina K Designs March challenge.

https://ginakdesigns.com/2022/03/02/march-2022-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa

The envelopes came from Timeless Beauty, cut out with matching dies. The word hello came from Skeleton Leaves. The greeting came from Anemone Wishes. I colored the envelopes with Copic markers in an array of colors, like the envelopes Gina K sells in her shop. I found an embossing folder to give texture to the cardstock. I made an A2 sized card. This was a fun challenge. I haven’t made a border with die cut images before, so this a enjoyable.

MSC Pocket Full of Sunshine

I created a card using Gina K Designs, Pocket Full of Shine Digital Stamp which fits several challenges.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/supporting-ukraine/
https://colorhuesthecolorchallenge.blogspot.com/2022/03/color-hues-special-double-challenge.html https://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2022/03/something-with-pockets-challenge.html

Since this image is digital and I wanted dimension, I colored and fussy cut the pocket and flower and popped them up with foam tape. I used alcohol markers for all each image. I even used blue for the leaves and stem. The colored cardstock is Gina K Designs and the white is Hammermill. I wish I could send this to someone in the Ukraine, but sending to someone here in the US will have to do.