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.

Just Because

I had the lovely ink pads and markers out along with a new Inspiring Iris set, so I continued to stamp in those lovely colors.

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I am enjoying stamping with the foam pads that SU has. All thee colors were stamped using acrylic blocks and the foam pads. I stamped full strength for a couple of flowers, then stamped off, giving them a lighter shade of the same color. I used sheer organza ribbon from Ribbon Boutique, which I am sure came from Hobby Lobby. The sentiment came from the December Paper Pumpkin kit, Something for Everything. I have been stamping most of today and I think this is my favorite card. I am loving this set, Inspiring Iris.

Thinking of You Tulip

Stamping in some fun colors and using a favorite stamp.

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-146.html
http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/01/challenge-354-colors.html

One of my favorite stamps is the tulip from SU Blessed Easter. When I got that stamp, I cut the greeting, “Blessed Easter” away from the tulip. It is a wood mounted stamp and I have kept it on the wood, using my stamp positioner when needed. I watercolored the tulip using the colors for the CAS challenge. Other items used are Gina K/Thermoweb stitched oval dies. The “thinking of you” sentiment is from The Stamps of Life: formalwords2stamp. I have used this set many times as it has several greetings and many are large.

What’s the Buzz

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Love when a design will work for more than one challenge. I chose Paper Smooches stamps as I have not used them in a while and it was time to stamp with them once again. The CAS sketch worked perfectly for my idea.

I used Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2 for my stamping. I colored the bee with Spectrum Noir CT1, 2, and 3 markers, and Copic CG1 and 0 for the wings. I added sparkle with a gel pen. I used GKD/Thermoweb stitched dies to cut out my rectangle. I used Cuttlebug Honeycomb embossing folder to add a bit of texture to the background. My yellow patterned paper is Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood paper pack. I felt my rectangle image was a bit unbalanced, so I added gemstones from The Paper Studio. Thanks for looking.

Trio of Birthday Balloons

This card has been entered in the Mod Squad Challenge and the CAS Colors & Sketches challenge. I posted both from Split Coast Stampers and wanted to share it here.

Birthday Ballons Trio

The inks remained on my desk after finished the last birthday card posted to these challenges. I decided to ink blend the colors to see how they would blend. They did okay, but I had a blob and couldn’t get it to blend more, so I finally decided to emboss the panel and see how it looked. I couldn’t decide what to place on it, then remembered this Lawn Fawn balloon die set. I cut the balloons, then got busy arranging. I decided on a greeting, then colored it with markers in the challenge colors. I have enjoyed creating with these colors.

CAS Colours & Sketches #345

CAS Colours & Sketches #345 – Double

Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square.  I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.