Phases 8-10

Phase 8 is Rainbow:

5-16-20 Phase 8 Rainbow

The shiny clouds are made using some Cosmic Shimmer Opal Blaze Polish in Pink Blueberry.  I am absolutely loving the Opal Blaze Polishes.

Phase 9 is Window:

I did 2 different type of window examples.  The dragon is stamped on black with a white pigment ink, then colored using different of the Opal Blaze Polishes.  Definitely had fun with these.

Phase 10 is to do a 2 Fer:  Make 1 panel/piece, cut it in half and make 2 cards out of it.

Here’s one of my panels 5-16-20 Phase 10 2 Fer Panel

And the 2 cards I made using it

5-16-20 Phase 10 2 Fer 2 More of the Opal Blaze Polishes were used on the panel.

Here’s another example

5-16-20 Phase 10 2 Fer 1

So many ways to interpret all of these Phases.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!

Phases 5-7

Here are the next few phases.

Phase 5 Pull Tab/Movement

5-10-20 Phase 5 Pull Tab

Here it is open

5-10-20 Phase 5 Pull Tab Open

I really like this one.

Phase 6 Leftovers (use those pieces you have laying around from other things you’ve made)

5-10-20 Phase 6 Leftovers

As a lot of my pieces were from MFT, I used their Sketch Challenge for this week to base this on.

Phase 7 Upcycle

Made 2 for this, both using pieces of tissue boxes.

5-10-20 Phase 7 Upcycle 2

Used more of those leftovers for this, too.  I wasn’t too thrilled with it, so made the next one.

5-10-20 Phase 7 Upcycle 1

Whew.  I’ll try and make the rest of the phases this week, but want to get most of these sent out in tomorrow’s mail, so need to get writing and addressing.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Have a great rest of your day and week.

Birthday Card

Two cards in one day! This one is for my Granddaughter Sophia. I die cut her name from Altenew paper with the Altenew Fine Alphabetically Dies, 3 times, glued with Connect Glue to show colors. The balloons are from Technique Tuesday Umpteenth Birthday, stamped in Black and colored with SN Shimmer Markers. As she loves bling add quite a bit which is from Pink and Main kit.

Snowflakes

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

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.

Retro Orange Pumpkin

Using the Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp (May 2018) by Gina K Designs in my MISTI, I stamped the panel in Tangerine Twist, then gave the panel a quarter turn and stamped again to create the plaid. I stamped the Gauze Background (May 2018), also by Gina K Designs in Sweet Mango. I used Tangerine Twist to stamp the Gingham (about 2009) using a stamp from Impression Obsession. The pumpkins were cut using Spellbinders limited edition Nested Pumpkins (about 2009). Using the direct to paper technique, I swiped Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink across a piece of white card stock until I was happy with the coverage. I let it dry then used D’Vine Swirl, one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Stamp TV Birthday Blessings kit from 2015 in Tangerine Twist ink on the Gauze pumpkin. I placed all on a Twisted Tangerine card base.

I am entering this card in the following challenges

Retro Rubber Challenge This is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I chose the bottom row of the grid – die cut or punch, monochrome (hope this qualifies as monochrome) and Birthday.

Double D Challenge Use Orange and White

Cuttlebug Mania Use a pumpkin