Following is a birthday card for my brother, who is turning 61. This is not a record birthday, but I chose records and music for his card. This is using colors and stamps for the current Paper Smooches challenge.
The main stamp set used is Be Boppin from Paper Smooches. The words “happy birthday” are from SU Paper Pumpkin, and the snare drum is a Paper Trey Ink stamp. The record from the front is a MFT die. All paper is SU. The inks are various colors from GKD, Memento, and Lawn Fawn.
I chose the snare drum as my brother played a drum in high school and continues to play to this day. He listened to a lot of records, so the records fit. He used to sing so I added the notes. Being an artist, paint and drawing, the various colors work well. I always love finding an idea that fits the personality of the recipient.
I found cardstock in the challenge colors, made a plan, and began creating.
I set the timer on my phone, beginning at zero. When finished, it said 08:18:19. Like the challenge says, it is not a masterpiece. I do have 2 masculine birthdays this month as I am sure this will be fine for one of them.
I used all Stampin Up product for this card. The cardstock is from the Neutrals pack. I know the cardbase is Early Expresso along with the ink. The top layer is Crumb Cake. I added a layer behind the stamped layer which I think is Sahara Sand. Stamp sets used are Sky is the Limit for the greeting and clouds, Moon Lake for the canoe and tree stamp, and High Tide for the birds.
This is the last card I made for this month’s MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I learned from Sandy Allnock that Blueprint Sketch fit the Pantone Classic Blue color of the year, and I finally purchased a pad this week. Today I was able to ink blend with it.
The stamp set used is Flowering Flourishes by Stampin Up, released in 2012. I know my Mom used this set a lot, as I remember seeing it on several cards. This was my first time inking it up. I used Versamark and white embossing powder, then began ink blending. I spritzed a bit of water after finishing ink blending and made those water droplets. I think this could get addictive.
The Hello was die cut in fun foam for dimension, white cardstock, then GKD Blue Denim cardstock. I layered the pieces to look like a shadow image. I added a few gems from Studio Katia.
I enjoyed making this card. It has been an enjoyable month seeing the blue all over and knowing that was the color of the year. I see that blue in my dishes, on product boxes, and fabric.
This card is for the Retro Rubber Challenge #127. It is a tic-tac-toe challenge. I chose the one on the right with pattern paper, thanks, and nature.
I began with the patterned paper from my stash. This is Recollections from Michael’s. The stamp set used is Daisy Delight from Stampin Up, released in 2017. I used the Daisy punch along with the set. I know these have been in my room for over a year and this is the first time I have used them. The daisy paper is from the scrap bin, so I have no idea what color, but I am fairly sure it is SU paper. The leaves were stamped with Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus and Jelly Bean Green on SU Mossy Meadow Cardstock. That is the same cardstock as the base. I added a Kraft layer with Extra Heavy Kraft from The Paper Studio. The words Thank You are stamped in GKD Black Onyx ink on SU Naturals White paper. Thanks for looking.
I have been stamping in red and pink for a color challenge.
For my card, I stamped in Flirty Flamingo and Real Red all placed on white cardstock. My pink looks a bit darker than Flirty Flamingo as it took three times in my MISTI to get a cleanly stamped image. I decided to go with it, rather than start over. The center of the umbrella is in Real Red. The cardbase is Real Red along with designer paper. I have a few sets of DSP purchased from the Clearance Rack and one had was Regal colors which contain Real Red. I chose the side with dots rather then the stripes on the other, to go with the dots in the umbrella.
The stamp set used is umbrella4you along with the umbrella die all from The Stamps of Life. I added a bit of raindrops using gray colors from Lawn Fawn.
I created this card with the Mod Squad challenge and the My Favorite Things sketch, and added a bit of blue for the Misti challenge. All of these challenges were posted from Split Coast Stampers, but I wanted to share this card here.
This card follows the same general layout and flow as the bird one. I have no one special in mind for this card, but it will be easy to mail when the time to use it comes. Thanks for looking.
This is the first time I have created with a MFT Sketch during the challenge time. I love their sketches and have used them previously.
I flipped the sketch from portrait to landscape. My bird is from Stampin Up Flying Home. The sentiment is from The Stamps of Life club member freebie. I needed a small sentiment for the bird and this little set had the perfect size of sentiment. The bird is a red rubber stamp with the bird and the tree limb all one stamp. I colored it with markers. I used Midnight Muse for the bird, Chocolate Chip for the branch, and two green colors for the leaves. I used the Seaside Embossing Folder on a piece of Naturals White cardstock embossing it in the direction to match the limb.
I own a few MFT stamps, but none seemed to be what I was looking for. This will be posted to Mod Squad Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers.
I had the lovely ink pads and markers out along with a new Inspiring Iris set, so I continued to stamp in those lovely colors.
I am enjoying stamping with the foam pads that SU has. All thee colors were stamped using acrylic blocks and the foam pads. I stamped full strength for a couple of flowers, then stamped off, giving them a lighter shade of the same color. I used sheer organza ribbon from Ribbon Boutique, which I am sure came from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment came from the December Paper Pumpkin kit, Something for Everything. I have been stamping most of today and I think this is my favorite card. I am loving this set, Inspiring Iris.
Stamping in some fun colors and using a favorite stamp.
One of my favorite stamps is the tulip from SU Blessed Easter. When I got that stamp, I cut the greeting, “Blessed Easter” away from the tulip. It is a wood mounted stamp and I have kept it on the wood, using my stamp positioner when needed. I watercolored the tulip using the colors for the CAS challenge. Other items used are Gina K/Thermoweb stitched oval dies. The “thinking of you” sentiment is from The Stamps of Life: formalwords2stamp. I have used this set many times as it has several greetings and many are large.