One of my (few) New Year’s Resolutions is to enter more challenges. So here I go! I started this for the Mod Squad Challenge to create your own pattern paper, then realized it would fit some other challenges as well. The pattern paper was created using “Let It Snow” by Theresa Momber and “Sparkling Snowflakes” both by Gina K. Designs. The snowflakes were stamped in VersaMark, then embossed with GKD Detailed Silver EP on Powder Blue CS. The sentiment is a combination – “Warm Winter” is from “Let It Snow” (I masked off “wishes”). Birthday is from Massive Messages (I trimmed off Wishes). “Wishes” is a die from a new set (to me) called “Wishes”. I cut Wishes three times for dimension (twice in Blue Denim, once in white colored with Copic B39). The mat for the sentiment panel and card base are Blue Denim. This is for the following challenges:
The challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is to use Autumn colors. (Nuts – I was too late). I used a stencil called Welcome Fall by Echo Park, sponged with Distress Oxides – Spiced Marmalade, Candied Apple and Squeezed Lemonade. The large maple leaf is a retired die by Spellbinders sponged with the same Distress Oxides plus Carved Pumpkin and Barn Door. The small leaves with matching die and sentiment are from Beautiful Autumn by Sunny Studio. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Rusty Hinge. I’m also entering this the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Simon’s Work It Wednesday.
This took me a little over 7 minutes. When first got the
Poinsettia background by Simon Says Stamp, I stamped and embossed a bunch of backgrounds
to use for Christmas cards. This was stamped Ocean Mist embossed with silver. I
trimmed the 6” square panel using a die from Matting Basics B by Spellbinders.
The card base is Blue Denim trimmed 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5½”. I just happened
to have a scrap that was the right size for the sentiment from Holiday
Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says and used MISTI to get it centered. That was also
embossed in silver and mounted with foam tape for dimension. Since I still had
a couple of minutes to spare, I cut an Ivory panel for the inside, stamped with
a sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 in Denim Blue.
Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double
challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful
Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of
panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in
silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square. I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The
Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a
Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday
Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.
This is the first time I’ve entered the Global Design Project Challenge. I used the closest colors I had to their pallet – Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate. The image from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says was stamped in Fresh Asparagus (the closest to Old Olive) on a white panel cut 2¾” x 4½”. I colored the berries with Copic R85. The leaves were colored with Prisma Pencil 911, heavy on one side of the leaves, lighter on the other for contrast. The Wishing You A and Christmas from the same set were stamped in Soft Stone. The focal panel was matted with a piece of Dusty Rose cut 3 x 4¾” placed on a Soft Stone card base. This is probably not a combination I would have used, especially for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out.
I used the Mini Wreath Builder to create my Happy Wreath. I used Blue Denim and Red Velvet to stamp Happy from Beautiful Balloons, matted with Red Velvet and Blue Denim. The Birthday sentiment is from Massive Messages stamped in Blue Denim. I’m entering this in the Stamp TV Monthly challenge and the Mod Squad Challenge. I linked this from the Stamp TV gallery to the Mod Squad Blog.
The Double D Challenge is to use a silhouette. I tried to create a western sunset with the cowboy silhouette from Out West 2 by Theresa Momber for Gina K Designs. I created the background with Distress Oxide Inks and stamped the image and sentiment from the same set with GKD Obsidian ink. Another card to my masculine card birthday stash.
Finally had time to play to enter the Mod Squad Challenge . Although black and brown are not colors I usually use together, I was afraid the tag would be my undoing. Yesterday I went to one of our two remaining stamp stores in the area and found a wonderful gingham stencil by Newton’s Nook. I used GKD Warm Cocoa ink on GKD Heavy Weight Ivory – close to cream IMHO to create the background. I matted it with Black Onyx and used an Ivory card base. The tag dies I had were either too big or too small, then I found this one that came with my Gemini Jr. and it was just right. I cut apart the birthday sentiment from Massive Message to fit the tag. I decided the tag needed something else, so I drew around the outside of the die on Warm Cocoa CS and fussy cut a mat. I really like how this turned out and will probably be making more to use for masculine cards.
Using the Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp (May 2018) by Gina K Designs in my MISTI, I stamped the panel in Tangerine Twist, then gave the panel a quarter turn and stamped again to create the plaid. I stamped the Gauze Background (May 2018), also by Gina K Designs in Sweet Mango. I used Tangerine Twist to stamp the Gingham (about 2009) using a stamp from Impression Obsession. The pumpkins were cut using Spellbinders limited edition Nested Pumpkins (about 2009). Using the direct to paper technique, I swiped Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink across a piece of white card stock until I was happy with the coverage. I let it dry then used D’Vine Swirl, one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Stamp TV Birthday Blessings kit from 2015 in Tangerine Twist ink on the Gauze pumpkin. I placed all on a Twisted Tangerine card base.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Rubber Challenge This is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I chose the bottom row of
the grid – die cut or punch, monochrome (hope this qualifies as monochrome) and