Day one Homework

Spring Card Camp 2022

I am taking part in the Spring Card Camp and on the first day we already had homework! Day 1 was a fun and interesting technique creating Ink Lifted Cards. My first card uses AAL Create stencil, Taylored Expressions script die, Distress Oxide Inks.

Gina K Designs Leafy Stencil, Taylored Expressions Branch Out die, Distress Oxide Inks.

SimonSaysStamp Winter Floral background stamp, white embossing powder, Distress Oxide Inks, GKD birthday die

Hero Arts Bubbles Bold Prints background stamp, Hero Arts Stamp & Cut mermaid, distress oxide inks, clear embossing powder

Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit, background created from the inked mermaid background

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yellow flowers

This card will be one of several anniversary cards I’ll need this summer.

Embossing folder used is Tiffany by Cuttlebug, flower stamp is from SU’s Butterfly Basics stamp set. Flower is colored with Copic’s. It really doesn’t show but I added Clear Wink Of Stella to the leaves.

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pinwheel card

This card shape is from the Silhouette. The pp has been sitting in my stash for years. For the center circle I used a 3/4 & 1/2″ punch and added glossy accents to it. As I was looking at it, thinking hmm I’m not sure, hubby came in and said “that’s cool”. If hubby likes it it’s gotta be ok.

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Wall of Succulents

I have been wanting to create with my newest succulent dies for a few weeks. Today I was inspired!

The succulents are made with Lawn Fawn plant-a-succulent die set. I made these over the last several weeks and they were sitting in an bowl waiting to be used. I needed the slimline size to fit the three groupings with different faces together. This means my brick embossing folder would not fit, so I had to run it through 2 times trying to line up the bricks. I was close but the recipient will not notice. The greeting came from a Power Poppy set called Sassy Succulents. I placed a strip of Kraft between the bricks and the sky. I like this card. I am considering sending this as a birthday/retirement card.

Floral Anniversary

I have been coloring the Stippled Flowers set from Gina K Designs over the last few days. My Versamark Pad was looking quite ugly, like it was growing mold, so it went to the trash. I realized I owned a mini pad, so I used it for a few flowers, then ordered a large pad. I received my new Watermark Pad from Hero Arts yesterday, so I was back in business creating more flowers.

The Retro Rubber Challenge is all about using florals. The Stippled Flower set was released in 2018 and I purchased it immediately. I really enjoy these flowers and the words in the set.

The Just Add Ink Challenge is a color challenge. The colors are Mint Macoron, Blushing Bride, and Rich Razzleberry all Stampin Up colors. Since I own all of the colors, I used them to color the leaves and flowers. I also used a layer of Rich Razzleberry for a mat behind the focal image and the Blushing Bride for the card base. The flowers were all watercolored with the reinkers.

Gina K Designs Monthly Mix challenge is to use an image, a die cut, and a sentiment. I chose to die cut my colored images and added the sentiment. All are from the same Stippled Flowers set. I did stamp the largest flower in a light grey ink to add a bit of shadow behind the colored images. I chose the Anniversary greeting as I think I will send this to my sister and her husband for their upcoming anniversary. I added a few sequins and called it complete.

tulips, tulips, tulips

After seeing Gayle & Johanna’s cards for this challenge I just had to give it a try. While trying to decide what to do, I came across this small piece of pp (perfect size for a mini slimline). The pp had been found online. Tulips were cut on the Silhouette. Tulips were cut from colored cs but I thought they looked too blah, so I used a stamp pad and sponge dauber to add a little color variation. I decided not to add a sentiment so I could use it for any occasion.

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Mermaid Shell-phone DA

I got inspired by Buddies Gayle and Johanna to create with a mermaid, so off to the Dragonfly Creative Challenge to give this a try.

My mermaid is from Your Next Stamp. The shells are from the same set. The waves were created using a stencil from A Colorful Life. The dragonflies are flying out from behind the shells as they like to hang out there. They are from a Hero Arts/Sizzix stamp and die set. Fun challenge! I enjoyed creating the card.

Cards for Soldiers

I gathered up a few of my cards For a Free Ukraine card drive effort that was being coordinated with Denzil Quick and Yana to give to the brave soldiers fighting for their country and freedom some words of encouragement through cards. Yana made available some appropriate greetings written out in the Ukraine language. To me this was a very rewarding project. I miss the regular posts by Yana and continue to pray for her safety.

The Free Ukraine blog is updated by Denzil when possible.

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Big yellow rose

Today’s card is for my good friend & neighbor and will be entered in JUGS flowers challenge.

Embossing folder used is from Sizzix. Big rose is from SU’s Rose Wonder stamp set, colored with Copic’s, fussy cut and popped up. Small roses are from an online coloring page also colored with Copic’s and popped up. I really enjoyed making this one.

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