I pulled out a very old stamp set and inked it up for Falliday Fest at Split Coast Stampers and the Retro Rubber Challenge.
The stamp set I used is lights4Christmas from The Stamps of Life, dated September 2013. I’m sure I have inked it up, but can’t remember when. The Falliday Fest Challenges at Splicoast Stampers had a challenge to make a Christmas Card with light. I found a similar idea on the gallery at TSOL, so I tweaked it a bit and followed the idea. This twine has been in my stash for several years and it matched the blue cardstock. Gluing it down was the hardest part of this card as it kept wanting to come up. I used SU cardstock for the cardbase and lawn fawn inks for the lights. The embossing folder is a Darice one. There is a lot of sparkle on the lights. Thanks for looking!
My card looks like a party with the balloons, party hats, and glitter.
My niece loves animals, so I chose a few dogs and a cat to get the party atmosphere going. The dogs, cat, hats, and greeting are all from The Stamps of Life. The card base, balloon paper, and the shadow for the greeting are all My Favorite Things cardstock and patterned paper. I die cut an arc of white cardstock with a die that is Simon Says Stamp. I bought it used and I think it may be retired. I placed strips of double sided adhesive on the paper and added glitter. I hope it stays put without falling all over the place as my sister may not be happy when her daughter opens it.
This was fun to create! The MFT Birthday challenge needs balloons. The patterned paper took care of that requirement. The SSS challenge is an Anything Goes one, which I love to participate in.
With the current Mod Squad Challenge being pumpkins and the Double D Challenge being wreaths, I decided to combine the two. Using my MISTI made this fit a third challenge at Split Coast Stampers.
I love Susie Moore’s work and found a card she created for a blog hop a few years ago, using the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp and stencil set, so I followed her design. I added acorns to my wreath where she had leaves, but she added shading to her pumpkins with alcohol markers. I have never added marker shading to inked images, so this was fun to try. I used GKD inks and Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamping. The cardstock is GKD Heavy Base White and SU Tangerine Twist. I am pretty low on other orange colored cardstock and there is 2 reams of this retired color, so it is being used heavily. The greeting is from Power Poppy Feeling Fall set which is retired, but you can find several of the images in digital form.
It has been quite a while since I made a tag, much less used it on a card. This week’s Mod Squad Challenge is to make a tag. Simon Says Stamp as two challenges that interest me as well.
I started with the wagon and then added the pumpkin. I used Wheelie Full Wagon from Maymay Made It stamp set for all of the stamping. I didn’t have a tag die that fit the wagon, so I cut my own. Then I decided it needed something else, and I found a scrap of orange cardstock that matched the pumpkin and patterned paper well, so I cut another tag. I found twine and ribbon in my stash, so it went for tag embellishment. This was my World Cardmaking Day card and I enjoyed stamping and coloring.
I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge, as well as Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge.
I have enjoyed stamping today. This card will be for a niece turning 3 years old next month.
The Party Panda set was released in early 2018 and the numbers, confetti and balloons stamp was part of March 2019 Paper Pumpkin, all from Stampin Up. I love using my older stamps and the Retro Rubber Challenge is perfect for this.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday is Animal Antics, so the panda qualifies as an animal doing a human job, holding balloons. Always Fun Challenge is an Anything Goes and those are always enjoyable to participate in.
Seize the Birthday is celebrating their 200th birthday. I took bright colors, confetti, balloons, and the numbers all from the logo. Happy Birthday! This was a fun challenge to make a card for.
I am involved in a card swap where we CASE a card and will send it to each other.
I was sent the photo of the card, I found it on Pinterest, then the person’s blog. She used the OWH sketch, which I found quite helpful in creating my card.
I used a set from Maymay Made It called Sunflower Wishes for the greeting, and SU Bloom by Bloom for the focal image. The main piece of paper was from Michael’s in my stash. I began with the scrapbook paper, then matched pink tones to it. The embossed pink cardstock is Hobby Lobby, which I embossed with a SU Ornate Floral EF. The pink cardstock in behind the focal image is Pink Pirouette SU retired. I found pink ribbon from Hobby Lobby in my stash from several years ago, and it was still in the original packaging and never opened.
It has been several years since I have participated in this kind of swap. I enjoyed making the cards and they will be addressed and sent out soon. Thanks!
I love the colors for The Paper Players Challenge, so I sat down to create a card. Then I saw the Wednesday challenge with Simon Says Stamp creating a card with no stamps, so I knew I was on the right track for both challenges.
I used Lawn Fawn Stitches Leaves, die cut from Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. My glitter is strips cut from Bronze glitter paper, The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is SU Designer Paper from the In Color Suite with Pretty Peacock and the Regal Suite with Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze. I saw this layout idea on a video with Sharon Armstrong, SU Demonstrator. I enjoyed making my layout then adding the leaves on a glittery square.
I have been taking a break from stamping this week and did other things. Today is the Featured Stamper at Split Coast Stampers and I found a card to CASE.
I used and old stamp set from Gina K Designs called Heartfelt. Mine is red rubber and I remember purchasing it around 2013 or so. The Spellbinders Nestabilities were being sold out at a discounted price, so I added quite a few to my cart and placed my order. Then I got a note that one was not available and I could get a refund or select any stamp set that I would like, so I chose Heartfelt. We had a neighbor who used to have a large amount of coneflowers growing in his yard, and I would walk by and look at those flowers on a regular basis.
MaryJo used punches or dies for her flowers and I chose to stamp and color. I popped the colored flowers up with foam adhesive. I really like the card I created. I can’t remember cutting and popping flowers up like this, and it was fun to try something new.