Birthday On Point

I created a slimline card on Saturday.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/just-us-girls-challenge-544-trend-week.html

Stamp set used are Sizzix Free Hugs — Cactus Set and dies, and Lawn Fawn Year Ten. I used two stencils from SU, Brick and Clouds, all ink blended. The inspiration for this layout was from the Lawn Fawn blog using cactus from the new Simply Summer stamp set. I own a few cactus sets, so the Sizzix one was the one I chose to use for this card. This card was posted at Split Coast Stampers as part of the inspiration challenge and MISTI challenge: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2995060?&cat=500&ppuser=301308

Slimline cards are the newest trend I have seen in the paper crafting world, with dies from many manufacturers. This card was all cut using my paper trimmer. So far, that is working for me. This is the second one I have made with in the last week.

Birthday Silhouette

Playing along with the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Having fun ink blending and creating a birthday card for my stash.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/silhouette-time/

I followed Cathy Zielske’s card idea, https://www.cathyzielske.com/2020/07/more-masking-ink-blending-and-silhouette-stamping-featuring-products-from-gina-k-designs/, and created this card. I used the stamps Scripty Sayings and Nurturing Blooms for the stamping. My ink colors are Jelly Bean Green, Lovely Lavendar, and Sea Glass. After adding my sentiment and embossing in gold, I felt my card needed a bit more gold. I used the Versamarker and embossed the outline. It is not perfect, but works.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for a fun challenge!

Happy Birthday Cupcake

This card will be entered in several challenges.

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-168.htm https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-74/ http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-376-sketch.html

Paper Smooches stamps are a favorite of mine. I love the cute critters, graphic shapes, fun sentiments, and fun challenges. Kim the illustrator and owner is retiring from the company. I am participating in the current challenge using a few of the first stamps I ever purchased from this company. The set Hallaballoo is a birthday builder set. I have used it numerous times. Today I used the cupcake from the set, cut out with scissors. The happy birthday is from Sentiment Sampler and the hexagon shapes are from Geo-Graphics.

The sketch from CAS Colors & Sketches is the sketch I used in this card. I used my MISTI to place the stamp straight.

I love Anything Goes challenges, so this will be entered in Simon Says Stamp challenge as well as Always Fun Challenges.

The colors for this card were from Split Coast Stampers color challenge CC797 of Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst. I substituted GKD Tranquil Teal for Tranquil Tide; teal is a bit more blue. I substituted GKD Sweet Corn for So Saffron, which is a very good match. The other colors matched the ones listed. I enjoyed creating this card using Paper Smooches stamps, fun colors, and a fun sketch. Thanks for spending time with me.

Birthday Flowers

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-362-colors.html
https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/birthday-project-march2020

I pulled out the following colors: Gina K Designs Passionate Pink as a substitute for Melon Mambo, GKD Sweet Corn as a substitute for So Safforn, and SU Balmy Blue to create the flowers. All carstock is Hobby Lobby. The black is Versafine Black, embossed in clear powder.

These colors are for the color challenge with CAS Colors and Sketches. I have a lot of white space to help with the Clean and Simple feel.

I am also submitting this to the My Favorite Things monthly birthday challenge. The current challenge is the make a floral birthday card.

The stamps used are Gina K Designs Bold and Blooming along with matching dies, and Stampin Up Petite Petals with matching punch. I glued the flowers in the center then added a rhinestone, from Hobby Lobby. Love the colors and challenges.

Masculine Speed Stamping

I found cardstock in the challenge colors, made a plan, and began creating.

http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2020/01/challenge-218-espresso-pronto.html

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.

Thanks for looking!

Paper Pieced Tulip Re-Do

I made this card for the Gina K Designs Monthly Mix Challenge.

https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/01/01/january-monthly-mix-challenge/

Stamp sets used: Tropical Blooms, A Beautiful Life

The paper is Lawn Fawn, Gotta Have Gingham (retired). I added the black layer when it the frame looked odd on the blue background. The black made a difference. The card base is My Favorite Things card stock. I have a set of many colors and just flip through till I have a match.

Here is the card I made last year with this stamp set.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2910590?&cat=500&ppuser=301308&perpage=48&thumbsonly=0

Thanks for looking.

Balloon Wreath Birthday

This card was created for the Double D Challenge and the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I was so happy to see the mood board for the Double D Challenge with hot air balloons. I have a few sets of hot air balloons and always enjoy using them. This time, I used a fun set from Stampin Up called Lift Me Up.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/01/fun-with-balloons.html

I used the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder template for my wreath. Colors used are Peach Bellini, Blue Denim with matching paper from Gina K Designs, and Mint Macaron with matching paper from Stampin Up. I flicked a bit of sparkle, well a lot of sparkle with a Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle Pen. I have seen this done by hitting the sparkle pen against a marker. It leaves a lot of sparkle! I did spread sparkle on the banners as one cannot have too much sparkle. I have a person in mind to receive this card and I am sure the sparkle will bring a smile to her face.

Birthday with Banners

Playing with Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge. I enjoy sketches and this sketch captured my eye.

http://sundaystamps.blogspot.com/2020/01/ssc222-have-banner-of-time.html

I used Gina K Designs Blue Denim ink and cardstock. The white is Spectrum Noir cardstock. The stamp set used is Party Animals from Avery Elle. The patterned paper is Gina K Designs, Pool Side. I colored the twine with Spectrum Noir TB5.

This will also be entered in this month’s MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This blue is very close to the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue.

Bird Birthday

Each month there is a MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This month it is to use the Pantone Color of the Year, Brilliant Blue. After thinking in blue tones for several days, I looked in my drawer and found a pretty good match.

Bird Birthday

The blue embossed background, is The Stamps of Life Blueberry cardstock. I saw the idea for birds on these trees from Darlene DeVries of Live Love Cards. I went with larger birds than hers, from Toucan Do It from Catherine Pooler Designs. I colored those birds with Tombow markers. The sentiment is from a set called Bird Banter from Stampin Up. I mounted the sentiment on Calypso Coral cardstock, as it seemed to go well with the pink colored bird. I used Gina K Design Key Lime for the cardbase. I enjoy these birds and this was fun to create.