Just Because

While the cardstock was out for the CAS Colors & Sketches Challenge #426, I made another card. This will be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-426-double-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-85/

I used the Floral Essence set and matching punch from Stampin Up. I also used the Tiny Textures set from Gina K Designs for texture on the flag and behind the flowers, but also for the greeting. I used all colors from the challenge and added gray as my neutral. This is an odd size card. I cut the stitched rectangles first and then the flag. It was all too large to fit on an A2 card so I made a 5 X 7 size card, but that was too much white space below the flag, so I trimmed it down. The finished card size is 5 X 6 or close to it. I will fit in a 5 X 7 envelope for mailing.

I enjoyed creating with these colors and sketch.

Owl Birthday

I began pulling out cardstock and ink colors to match for the CAS Colors & Sketch Challenge #426. I also found the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so the following card will be entered in both places.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-426-double-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-85/

I followed the sketch using the colors Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, and Peach Parfait. All of the cardstock colors were found in the containers inherited by my Mother, but she did not own the inks or markers for each of these colors. I did my best to match the inks and usable markers in other brands.

I used Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot set. I paper pieced the balloons with matching cardstock and colored the birthday hat and owl with markers. I struggle with leaving cardstock plain, so I added texture with embossing folders. I used Lifestyle Crafts Birthday set for the background and flag as it is a 2 folder set. I used the SU Subtle folder for the Tangerine Tango layer behind the owl. If course, the owl had to have googly eyes.

This is a fun card. I send quite a few birthday cards and have no idea who will receive this card.

Easter Tulips

I am making Easter cards and pulled out a favorite set called Easter Blessings, 2015, by Stampin’ Up, retired several years ago. The greeting is from Joy Clair, Easter Greetings, 2019, also retired.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/03/challenge-411-color.html http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2021/03/246.html https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/03/challenge-154-anything-goes.html

I used the colors Gina K Designs Sweet Corn for SU So Saffron, and SU Mango Melody and Pear Pizzazz for the tulips and scalloped cardstock layer. I chose to watercolor these flowers.

Cupcake Celebration

Using the colors from the CAS Challenge and a new to me set called Hello Cupcake, I created this fun celebration card.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-384-colours.html

I used a neutral for the cupcake wrapper, Soft Suede. The yellow is Lawn Fawn Lemonade and the other colors are Stampin Up Pool Party and Highland Heather. I added clear sparkle to the cupcake icing and a glitter pen to the sprinkles. I am sure this will be sent for a birthday.

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.

Kitty Hello

This card is using the sketch from CAS Colors and Sketches and a stamp from Paper Smooches.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-368-sketch.html
https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/05/welcome-new-ps-dt-and-our-may-challenge.html

The patterned paper is from The Stamps of Life. The cardstock is My Favorite Things and The Stamps of Life. I used the Happy Hellos set from Paper Smooches for the kitty, and the hearts are from So Lovely, also PS. I enjoyed using this sketch. I always love the Anything Goes challenges which is the current theme for Paper Smooches.

Happy Hello

I created a card with the CAS Colours & Sketches in mind.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/04/challenge-365-colors.html

The colors are Petal Pink, which I substituted Gina K Designs Innocent Pink, Highland Heather, and Mint Macaron. I used a set from Gina K Designs called A Happy Hello along with matching dies. The inspiration for this card came from one of the designers on the challenge site, where she used the Swiss Dots folder, or a similar one, and a scalloped rectangle. I used a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle to place my floral design on, inking it with the pink. I added gems to the center of the purple flowers with Hobby Lobby gems.

How’s It Going

I spent a lot of time with the colors of the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge this week.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-364-double.html

The colors and Wild Wasabi, Peekaboo Peach, and Tangerine Tango. I had all of the cardstock colors and ink pads, but deciding on the flowers was the difficult part. I created at least three different kinds of flowers, then decided on these anemone flowers and leaves.

I used the set Anemone Wishes by Gina K Designs along with the matching dies. These flowers were stamped in Tangerine Tango on peach cardstock, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Sometimes I stamped with Versamark ink over the Tangerine ink, but other times I did not. I used my MISTI to get clear impressions. The centers are stamped in Black Onyx ink by Gina K Designs, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added more color with the peach and a water pen. Since this is regular cardstock, the water was very light.

The cardstock is Tangerine Tango as a base, Basic Black to bring out the black in the greeting and the centers, and Hobby Lobby White.

I enjoyed this challenge. As I said, I created many flowers, so one of these days when I need one or two, I will pull those out and use them.