Floral Hello and Hugs

I saw a video with My Favorite Things and then applied the idea to a Monochromatic Challenge with Split Coast Stampers. After looking at the items I used, I decided to use it with the Retro Challenge. https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/08/challenge-117-anything-goes.html Here is the challenge label: RRCB117

Monochromatic Card One RRCB117

The stamp set used is called Obsessed with Floral by Unity Stamp Company. I believe it came to my home in June, 2018. The die is Scripty Hello from Lawn Fawn, which has been in my home for around a year, but was released in 2014 or 2015.

The paper is Gina K Designs: Layering Weight White, Moonlit Fog, and Slate.

With cutting into one inch strips, this has pieces for two cards. The next one has Hugs on it.

Monochromatic Card Two

It is always fun to make two cards from one idea.

Masculine Card

This card will be entered in this month’s Gina K Designs challenge: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/08/01/august-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/

Thinking of You

This started out as a one-layer card, but I really didn’t like it, so I trimmed it down and layered it. The stamp set used is Framescape Winter Trees. I used Memento Dew Drop ink pads to stamp the color on this card. There were several used. I did spritz the paper with a gold shimmer spray. I am not sure you can really see it in the photo, but it is there. This will also be placed in the Split Coast Stampers Dirty Dozen Card challenge.

You Make me Smile

This week’s challenge is to make a one-layer card. I often create my card on a piece of paper the same size as the card base and place them together using my MISTI. Here is the link: http://modsquadchallenge.com/layer-me-not/

MSC You Make me Smile

The stamp set used is a mini-set from Gina K Designs, You Make me Smile. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir Tri-color blends: Coral Blend, Citrus Blend, Citrus Green Blend. I used a BG10, Cool Shadow Copic marker to trace around the flower. I added border lines to ground the flower, using a Tombow marker and a t-square ruler. I added sequins. You will also find this card on Split Coast Stampers in the Dare to Get Dirty challenge.

Sparkly Christmas Card

This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/all-that-sparkles/

Merry Christmas Sparkles

The stamp set used is GKD Winter Flower. I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers are watercolored with Arteza WC Paint. I finished the card by adding stickles to the center of each flower and spraying it with gold sparkle spray.

All Aboat You

CAS544 All Aboat You

Stamps: SU High Tide, TSOL sailboat2stamp

Inks: GKD Kraft, Lawn Fawn: Deep Sea, Fish Tank, Blue Jay, Lobster, Memento Tuxedo Black

This challenge, on Split Coast Stampers, was to make a Clean and Simple card using water in some way. I knew I wanted to use the sailboat, but hadn’t figured out the water. I watched a video by Connie Stewart showing eight different ways to ground an image. One was to mask the image and stamp something on top of it. I went to my stamp arsenol and found the High Tide stamp set and it had everything I wanted for the boat. It had a nice image of water and lovely birds. I enjoy finding items in my vast array of stamps from many companies that work well together. I used to do this all of the time, but got away from it for a few years. I am so glad those ideas are coming back into my brain.

Going away Card

My exercise instructor is going away. She is getting married! Her last day will be in two weeks. I was asked to make a card from our heath fitness group. I made it A9 size, which is an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper folded in half at the 5 1/2 inch mark. I made an envelope also, but didn’t take a photo. It is a marbled gray color.

Stampendous Yoga critters

I saw these Stampendous Yoga Critters and thought they made the perfect images for our class card. We often feel like we can’t do the exercise we are being asked to do.

Fred Said set

For her wedding, the instructor ordered Converse shoes in all white for her and her girls, and gray for him and his sons. Yes, they are thinking Brady Bunch with the combining of their households. So, the ladies said that shoes belonged on the card. I found a set by Impression Obsession called Fred Said. It is based on Fred Rogers, Mr. Rogers PBS TV show. I didn’t use any of the sentiments from the set, but plan to use this quite a bit. This is the inside of the card.

I hope she enjoys her card. I know the fellow exercise class participants will enjoy writing on it.

Merry and Bright Inside

I have to admit that I am not in love with the front of the Christmas Holly card. I love the inside.

Christmas Holly inside

It has a lot of white space, which I really like, along with a couple of items to capture the eye. It has plenty of room for writing a little something and signing.

The stamps used are the same as the front, Christmas Instawreath from Maymay Made It, the Merry and Bright set from Gina K Designs. I used Christmas Pine and Cherry Red inks in my stamping. The holly berries are colored with the Cherry Cobbler marker which matches the paper, both from Stampin’Up. White paper is Gina K Designs layering weight.

Merry Mice

I am playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog: http://modsquadchallenge.com/christmas-in-july-christmas-theme/

Merry Mice

I got inspiration from Mary Fish at StampinPretty.com. I used her card idea to create this card, along with the coloring of the mouse. Stamps used are Merry Mice, retired from Stampin’Up, Music Background, retired from Gina K Designs. The white cardstock is Gina Designs heavy base weight and layering weight, the red is Cherry Cobler from Stampin’Up. It is a perfect match for GKD Cherry Red, which is what I used to stamp the greeting. All coloring is Copic markers.

I really like this layout. I searched Google for ideas for this stamp set. It is one I received from Mom’s estate and this is the first time inking it. Looks to be a fun one.