Holidays take Preference

As You See It Challenge #221 – My favorite type of card to send is…..

The As You See It Challenge #221 is a Fill In The Blank: My favorite type of card to send is…..a HOLIDAY card. Give me a holiday and yes you will get a card. So much fun to create cards for holidays and different seasons. So today’s card is using a fun fold that Buddy Johanna forwarded to me (sorry I lost the link to the original card which used a sailing theme). The window part that makes the card free standing tucks under the horseshoe and you can slip it out to make it lay flat. It is a larger card and does need extra postage but after my original draft and some extra reading I think it turned out pretty nicely. So the cardstock and patterned paper is GKD, not sure of my fancy shamrock die on the front, the Lucky Horseshoe with flowers are Cheapo Dies, inside I used Playful Leprechauns is from Tutti Designs and the shamrock stencil was found on Amazon for cake decorating. The inside sentiment is from Colorado Craft Company’s Lovely Legs.

Inside of fun fold.

Thanks for looking. Be Safe.

New Butterfly

The Sisterhood of Crafters New Sistahs and Challenge
Just Us Girls Challenge 520

The challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters is to use a newly acquired item to our stash. My new item is the butterfly die that I ordered from Amazon (not sure of the manufacturer). The challenge at Just Us Girls Challenge #520 is a photo week challenge of butterflies.

In addition to the butterfly die, I also used SU Pretty petals background stamp as well as Peace, Love & Cupcakes stamp set for the sentiment. The Pretty Petals background stamp was inked and stamped off once on scrap paper and then stamped on the card base with Salty Ocean distress oxide ink. I cut the outline of the butterfly die by using the die on cardstock and using a blade to cut it out. The butterfly layer was also sprayed with Hero Arts Iridescent Shimmer Spray for some shine and added sequins from SSS Blue moon sequin pack.


One of my (few) New Year’s Resolutions is to enter more challenges.  So here I go! I started this for the Mod Squad Challenge to create your own pattern paper, then realized it would fit some other challenges as well. The pattern paper was created using  “Let It Snow” by Theresa Momber and “Sparkling Snowflakes” both by Gina K. Designs. The snowflakes were stamped in VersaMark, then embossed with GKD Detailed Silver EP on Powder Blue CS. The sentiment is a combination – “Warm Winter” is from “Let It Snow” (I masked off  “wishes”). Birthday is from Massive Messages (I trimmed off Wishes). “Wishes” is a die from a new set (to me) called “Wishes”. I cut Wishes three times for dimension (twice in Blue Denim, once in white colored with Copic B39).  The mat for the sentiment panel and card base are Blue Denim. This is for the following challenges:

Mod Squad   (Make Your Own Pattern Paper)

Die-Cut Divas  Use Something New

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge   Use Something New

Krafty Chicks  Stamp Act

JUGS    Word Week #517 – Snowflakes

Neutral Challenge

Sunday Stamps – Stay Neutral SSC221

My card for the Sunday Stamps challenge to use three neutral colors from the graphic provided.

As I am neutral colors challenged, my card uses, gray, black, white and cream. The stencil was sponged using Memento London Fog ink, Tim Holtz weathered wood and black soot distress inks, then using VersaMark and heat set clear embossing powder over the stencil. The background seemed too white so I lightly sponged with london fog ink. My image is a DRS Designs rubber stamp “Birthday Candle Burst” and layered die cut sentiments are Tim Holtz Sizzix Celebration Words dies. This card is intended for an old friend who’s family is throwing a surprise 80th birthday party.

Happy Birthday

Going to try to post a card, been so long not sure I remember.

Used white GK card stock and technique shown by Karen and Cat called ink dragging. Card stock is Stone, ink Slate and sentiment from Grand Greetings. Very simple.

Xmas Express

Mod Squad Challenge – Tis the Season Vehicles

My card today will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge “Tis the Season” to include a vehicle on our project. My pick up truck delivering a Christmas tree as well as the embossing folder are part of a Recollections (Michael’s) 6 piece stamp set. The sentiment is from an older Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set purchased many years ago on clearance. The main image was stamped in GKD Cherry Red and Christmas Pine then stamped again in VersaMark ink and clear heat embossed with embossing powder. I swiped some fog ink over the plaid embossing folder, used a marker to color in the wreath and added some liquid pearls for the berries finally topping everything off with Nuvo glitter gloss aqua shimmer.

Thanks for looking.

3 Colors & a Tag

Finally had time to play to enter the Mod Squad Challenge . Although black and brown are not colors I usually use together, I was afraid the tag would be my undoing. Yesterday I went to one of our two remaining stamp stores in the area and found a wonderful gingham stencil by Newton’s Nook. I used GKD Warm Cocoa ink on GKD Heavy Weight Ivory – close to cream IMHO to create the background. I matted it with Black Onyx and used an Ivory card base. The tag dies I had were either too big or too small, then I found this one that came with my Gemini Jr. and it was just right. I cut apart the birthday sentiment from Massive Message to fit the tag. I decided the tag needed something else, so I drew around the outside of the die on Warm Cocoa CS and fussy cut a mat. I really like how this turned out and will probably be making more to use for masculine cards.

Silhouette Challenge

Silhouette – Double D Challenge

This card will be entered into the Double D Challenge to feature a Silhouette. I masked off an area on my white cardstock with purple tape ( which pulled up some of my cardstock) and using Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron ink sponged a background for my GKD Hello Sunshine stamp. The sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in Versafine Onyx Black. I added some self adhesive gems, The layering cardstock was created by using the salty ocean ink and mounting all on GKD’s black cardstock. My mix of the twisted citron and wilted violet looks a little muddy so hopefully I’ll remember not to sponge those two next to each other. Also learned or should have remembered is that the distress ink takes longer to dry so my image smeared a little which I covered up with the ribbon. Lessons Learned!!

Double D Challenges: Silhouettes