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.
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
Retro 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 Birthday.
Double D Challenge Use Orange and White
Cuttlebug Mania Use a pumpkin
This is for the Lovely as a Tree challenge at As You See It.
I stamped the smaller tree from The Giving Tree by Gina K Designs in Warm Cocoa on four small panels layered over a piece of Warm Cocoa card stock.The set has elements to depict all seasons. I stamped the snowflake using a Summer Sky marker by Memento. The other inks I used are by Gina K Designs – Bubblegum Pink for the Spring flowers, Jelly Bean Green for the Summer Leaves and Tangerine Twist for the Autumn Leaves. The sentiment was stamped on white in Warm Cocoa layered on a Warm Cocoa mat.