When I stamp one frame, I usually stamp two. Both images stamped well, so I made two cards. This card was created for the MISTI challenge at Split coast Stampers. The challenge was that the card needed to have Yellow and say Hello. It could have other elements from the original card posted, but those were the two main elements.
I used the Fabulous Rose Frame with matching dies and the Amenome Wishes sets from Gina K Designs. I watched Melanie Muenchinger’s videos to learn how she colored the roses and ways to use the set. I made the belly band with Freshly Cut Grass ink from Lawn Fawn, then thought the card needed more yellow. I stamped another one from Sunflower ink, also from Lawn Fawn. The yellows all coordinate, even though the rose centers were stamped in GKD Wild Dandelion ink. I like the belly band with both colors showing. In enjoyed coloring the rose and leaves images.
This month’s Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs is to use Red and make it a celebration card. I chose to stamp and create with the Fabulous Rose Frame illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I loved this frame set when it was first introduced in 2017 and it has recently been retired and placed on the Clearance rack. I was fortunate to be able to make the purchase.
I stamped the image, using my MISTI, on Spectrum Noir White cardstock. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the images, then cut it out using coordinating dies. The oval die is from Stampin’Up and it fit well in the frame. I know this will go to someone who has a February birthday as it is red.
Each month I participate in a Faith Based challenge. This month the verse selected was from me. I chose the verse Psalm 91:4 which is about God taking care of each of us. The verse talks about Him covering us with His feathers, so of course feathers was a main image.
The peacock and feathers are from Stampin’Up Royal Peacock (retired). This is the first time I actually inked and used the dies. I have had it for several months, but never used it so was excited to create with it. I used DCWV foil papers for the background and feathers. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I just saw Buddy Bonnie’s card and noticed the verses have a similar thought, so that prompted me to finally get this card posted.
I made two cards with her January sketch using 6 X 6 paper from Gina K Designs.
Here is card number two:
Al shows her process and give instruction through her videos. At the end of the first video, you can download her sketch. This was my first time creating from her sketch. I may do this again using 12 X 12 sheets of paper, which is what her cutting layouts are based on. I have an abundance of 6 X 6, so I pulled out a few sheets, found coordinating cardstock and created two cards. I enjoyed the process as it was different. Thanks for looking!
The following card was created for the Mod Squad Fly Away challenge.
I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets in completing this card. The dragonfly is from Theresa Momber’s The Wetlands 2 and the frame is from Melanie Muenchinger’s Fabulous Rose Frame. I followed an idea from Melanie’s blog and YouTube channel. I used my Misti, forgetting to stamp two frames before removing my stamp. I tried lining the stamps up, and was close but not perfect. This is a live and learn process and decided it would work and I could send it. I added a dragonfly to give a bit more dimension to the wings. I enjoyed making the card and my husband likes it.
I made a card for a two year old girl who has been diagnosed with Leukemia. Someone posted on Splitcoast Stampers with a request for Christmas cards. Since I just saw this note yesterday, I contacted the original poster and asked if an encouragement card would work and she was excited, so I created something special for a young child.
I wish I had texture laying around my house, like wool felt, old socks, old wash cloths, or anything to provide texture for the sheep would be fun, but I gave up and went with paper. I looked at the die set and added color like in the photo for the front, then chose a greeting from other stamp sets for the inside. I know the child can’t read, but thought this would provide a fun card for the parents. I think the child will hold the card, open and close it and that is about all. It was mailed today. I hope it bring a smile to the little girl’s face and the parents as well.
I have been playing with Pearlescent watercolor paint. It is quite shiny and has a lot of shimmer when dry. This card will be posted to the Double D Poinsettia challenge and the Watercooler Wednesday challenge.
There was challenge at Splitcoast Stampers to watercolor using black watercolor paper. I wanted to try this, but didn’t want to make the purchase till I decided if I might enjoy the process. I used Hobby Lobby Extra Heavy Weight cardstock, which is at least 100 pounds. It held the watercolor nicely. When the images were all dry, I splattered the front with gold shimmer spray. I like the card and it will be mailed next year.
I created the following card with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. The stamp set used is a digital images from Lilly of the Valley.
I colored the bear with Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut him out. The patterned paper is Echo Park. The greeting is from a Stampin Up set. This is my first time using Lilly of the Valley digital images. I have a few and am finding them easy to print and color. Thanks for an enjoyable challenge.
Each month, I make a card based on a theme with the Crafter’s of Faith group on Splitcoast Stampers. December is based on Matthew 2:10 When they [the Wise Men] saw the star, they were overjoyed beyond measure. The challenge is to use stars on your card.
I used many items from The Stamps of Life. The nativity is from extras4snowglobe along with matching dies. The palm trees are from flamingo2stamp, which I stamped in Versamark ink, embossed with clear powder, then fussy cut out. The stars in the sky are from a star background die also The Stamps of Life. I needed a greeting for the front, so I found the word Rejoice in Christmas Sampler from Paper Smooches. I had gold foil paper which I had ran through my Xyron machine giving it self adhesive for the backing. It made it easy to create the background as well as the small nativity pieces.
I made another card on Friday with the same star theme. There was a challenge to use an older Christmas stamp set, so I searched through my mother’s stamps and found one I hadn’t really used and it was perfect for the star challenge.
The stamp set used is called The Sounding Joy from Stampin Up. I stamped the star with Memento Pistachio Ink, then the word Joy with GKD Cherry Red ink and Versamark Ink, clear embossed. I added a star around the star with a stitched star and only embossed rather than cut. I cut small stitched stars for the corners. The papers used are GKD Fresh Asparagus, SU Real Red for the stars and card base, and the white was layout out, so it could be any. I enjoyed creating this card as it is something different and I was using a beloved set of my mother’s.