I have been working on red and white cards the last couple of days. All three were posted to Mod Squad from Split Coast Stampers.
This card uses Summer Blooms and A Wish for You, from 2014. The paper is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up and Layering Weight White from Gina K Designs. The ink is Cherry Red from GKD.
This next card uses the sets Merry & Bright (2017) and Christmas Wishes (2014), both Gina K Designs. The cardstock used is Red Hot and Layering Weight White both GKD.
The last card entered in the challenge uses a Snowflake Background die from The Stamps of Life. The greeting is stamped with the Winter Cheer set, from Gina K Designs, in Red Hot ink. The red cardstock used is also Red Hot.
I placed the dates on the stamps as I was including these in a challenge on Split Coast called USEIT2019. The intent is to use items from our stash that have been there for a long time. I forget this challenge is there, and have been reminded lately. All three cards used mostly older product that has been in my stash for quite some time. The snowflake background is new. I added a bit of sparkle to those flakes using the Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle pen.
This card was entered in the Mod Squad Challenge, Sentiment Only challenge. It was linked from Split Coast Stampers and was selected to be a top-3 winner. Those always surprise me and this was a rushed coloring job.
This card was stamped with Festive Frame by Gina K Designs, embossed in Ranger Gold powder, colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I did use a Sharpie Metallic Gold marker for the frame outline. The black paper is Stampin’Up and the card base is Wild Wisteria from My Favorite Things.
The stamps are from The Stamps of Life: Christmasgreetings2stamp and pinecones2stamp. The green inks are Lawn Fawn and the red berries are stamped in Gina K Designs Cherry Red ink. The white and red paper are both Stampin’Up, and the green is The Stamps of Life. The Merry Christmas greeting is embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder from Stampin’Up. This was the first time trying this powder. It seems to emboss fairly quickly.
The next card is one that I began for the speed challenge in blues. If the ornaments were stamped, punched, and laying there, I think they would have worked for the challenge. I decided to take my time and finish a card using the ornaments.
The blue inks used are Lawn Fawn. I added sparkle to the ornaments with a Sukura gel pen. The ornament hangers are gold thread. I scored the greeting to set it apart from the ornaments.
I went ahead and finished the inside of the card. I like the sentiments in the set I used.
I created this card for the Mod Squad Challenge. I submitted the card from Split Coast Stampers to the site gallery.
I used the Noel set from Gina K Designs (retired) for the greeting. I love the stitched die look, so I used my GKD/Thermoweb Stitched Oval dies. The snowflakes were cut with a MFT Snowflake die; this is the middle size from that set of three dies. I added the gems to the center for a bit more bling. I like the Clean and Simple look.
I have been making tree cards today. Here is the first one:
I used SU Thoughtful Branches for the trees, ground, and birds. The sentiment came from The Stamps of Life, lights4Christmas set. I had to perform stamp surgery on the sentiment as I needed it stacked.
I used the Festive Frame and Noel stamp sets, both from Gina K Designs. This card is very sparkly as I sprayed gold sparkle to give it a extra shine. The flowers are watercolored on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I like all of the gold.
I have been adding to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for their Stamptemer releases for a few vendors. First is the Gina K Designs card I created. It was made with the Split Coast Stampers MISTI challenge in mind, as that challenge is all about a silhouette image. Wetlands 2 is the perfect set for silhouette images. The background was created with Tiny Textures.
The next card was created for the Hero Arts link. I recently acquired the Joy Burst woodblock stamp and decided to do a bit of watercolor.
These were both enjoyable to create. I used the SU Top Note die for the main cut of the Joy, and the wanted to pop the center up, so I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies. I like this stamp set. Hopefully I will put my thinking cap on and find other ideas for it.
The stamp set used is GKD Winter Flower. I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. The flowers are watercolored with Arteza WC Paint. I finished the card by adding stickles to the center of each flower and spraying it with gold sparkle spray.