Turtley Awesome

Enjoying using old retired stamps with an underwater sea theme. This card will be posted to three challenges.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2021/05/challenge-159-anything-goes.html https://modsquadchallenge.com/under-the-sea/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-84/

I used Paper Smooches Courteous Cuties from 2017. I found the date on a Kristina Werner blog post where I got the inspiration for this card.

I dropped water on the ink before it dried to produce the water spots. The animals are colored with alcohol markers.

Card for James

The following card was created and sent to a 10 year old boy who has cancer. I chose an interactive card idea.

Front closed
Inside open
Two flaps open
Flap 3 open

I chose fishtank2stamp and morefishtank2stamp from The Stamps of Life. The patterned paper is also from TSOL. I used lift the flap dies from Lawn Fawn. I made an envelope that is decorated with the fish tank on the front where I wrote his address. I will not post it as I had the address written before the photo was taken. I thought this kind of card would bring a smile to his face. I understand he is currently in the hospital and hasn’t eaten for a few days and his white blood count is not in a good way.

Birthday Fishes

I had a bit of fun with the Birthday Buddies stamp set from Paper Smooches. This has been a favorite of mine for the last five or so years.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-1-14-birthday-challenge.html https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/summer-school-2020-day-1

The Paper Smooches challenge is to make a birthday card. The My Favorite Things Day 1 is about the visual triangle. I used the fish to make a visual triangle with your eye following the three fish, with three water bubbles, then the googly eyes. I love having an excuse to use googly eyes!

The paper is MFT Birthday Brights patterned paper. I used Tombow marker colors that matched with the balloons on the paper. The fish are stamped and embossed on Bristol paper, colored with a water brush and Tombow markers from the Tropical collection. Fun challenges and a fun card to create.

Stenciled Waves

Stenciled Waves

This is for the Mod Squad challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/stenciled-background-tag-or-card/

Details: Stencil is called Waves from A Colorful Life: https://acolorfullifedesigns.com/waves/

I used Lawn Fawn inks: Moonstone, Forget Me Not, and Fish Tank in blending the color onto the stencil.

The Frame was created with a Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain woodblock stamp. I have had it for well over 10 years and it worked perfect for the frame. The brads on the frame are Gina K Designs from my stash, and the ink is Warm Cocoa also GKD.

The fish and sea creatures are from The Stamps of Life, Under the Sea. It is from an online class, so it is not available to purchase.

I had fun making this card. It is a 6 X 6 inch card to accommodate the stencil size. I didn’t want to cut it down once I finished stenciling it. This is the first time using A Colorful Life stencils. I like them and they are good quality.

Update from Mod Squad…This card was selected as a Top 3 winner.

Selected September 2019