This card will be posted in two challenges, Gina K Designs using repeated greetings, and the MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The MISTI challenge is to use scraps to create the card. I have a file of scrap paper and I have several large strips, so I chose a few colors, trimmed them to the same length, placed then in my MISTI and stamped the same greeting on each strip.
I used the set Massive Messages, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. Every piece of this card was made from paper in my scrap file. I have no idea what brand each piece is. I even had a cardbase all cut and place in the scrap file. I place paper there when I have no idea which pack it came from. I saw this idea on You Tube with a Stampin Up demonstrator.
Creating with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. This week’s challenge is to use only 3 colors: Black, Brown, and Cream, and there must be a tag on the card.
dies used: The Stamps of Life Happy Thanksgiving die, Sizzix Framelits Stand-Up die set. stamps used: pinecone2stamp from The Stamps of Life, ink used is GKD Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa
cardstock used: SU Basic Black, GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory
ribbon used: GKD Ivory, SU Black
embossing folder used: Darice Vine Pattern
The circle element is the tag. It needed to be attached in some way, so I used foam squares and attached it at the top. I usually use bright colors in creating a card, so this was definitely a challenge.
I have a card made with older supplies for the Retro Rubber Challenge.
I used Chubby Chums from Paper Smooches, which was released in 2013. I used the Sizzix Circle #2 Flip-it Die set, which I have had for at least three years. The patterned paper used is a pack from Hobby Lobby, sitting in my stash for at least 10 years. I pull it out when I need a baby card. I followed the first column on the tic-tac-toe grid: pastel colors, baby, die cut or punch.
This is my last card for the tree challenge. This one uses Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up, with a greeting from Maymay Made it, From All of Us.
The greeting lends itself to be used for most all occasions. This seems like a masculine card to me, as it is mostly brown tones. The cardstock is Naturals White and Early Expresso from Stampin Up. The ink used is Memento Expresso Truffle. I even pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig as this set is on wood block. This was my one of my mother’s well loved sets. This is probably the second time I have pulled it out. I seek Split Coast Stampers for inspiration with this set as it has been available for 20 years.
Another tree card that was completed today. I am still using Thoughtful Branches and the greeting is from Autumn Wishes, by Gina K Designs. I had so much fun stamping the leaves in Autumn colors. I used Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn inks for the leaves and Memento ink for the branches and greeting. I am enjoying pulling out older sets to use along with the combination of inks and papers.
The cardstock used is Stampin Up Naturals White and Early Expresso. This will be entered in the As You See It Challenge.
I have been making tree cards today. Here is the first one:
I used SU Thoughtful Branches for the trees, ground, and birds. The sentiment came from The Stamps of Life, lights4Christmas set. I had to perform stamp surgery on the sentiment as I needed it stacked.
I used the Festive Frame and Noel stamp sets, both from Gina K Designs. This card is very sparkly as I sprayed gold sparkle to give it a extra shine. The flowers are watercolored on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I like all of the gold.