I have been taking a break from stamping this week and did other things. Today is the Featured Stamper at Split Coast Stampers and I found a card to CASE.
I used and old stamp set from Gina K Designs called Heartfelt. Mine is red rubber and I remember purchasing it around 2013 or so. The Spellbinders Nestabilities were being sold out at a discounted price, so I added quite a few to my cart and placed my order. Then I got a note that one was not available and I could get a refund or select any stamp set that I would like, so I chose Heartfelt. We had a neighbor who used to have a large amount of coneflowers growing in his yard, and I would walk by and look at those flowers on a regular basis.
MaryJo used punches or dies for her flowers and I chose to stamp and color. I popped the colored flowers up with foam adhesive. I really like the card I created. I can’t remember cutting and popping flowers up like this, and it was fun to try something new.
I pulled out the tropical stamps, dies, and embossing folder and created the following card for the Mod Squad Challenge.
I used the following: GKD Tropical Blooms, Made with Love, Wreath Builder Template, a Sizzix Leaves EF, and the Hello from a SU Paper Pumpkin kit. The colors I stamped with are SU Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. These colors are from this week’s color challenge on Split Coast Stampers. The pearls are SU, but I have no idea what color exactly, but they matched. I spritzed the color after marking on each flower or leaf with perfect pearls water; I had mixed it quite a while ago and it brings a lovely shine to the watercolor.
It has been a while since I have participated in a Mod Squad Challenge. It was fun to try something new as I do not remember coloring on clear stamps, or it has been a long time.
I pulled out a beloved flowers stamp to work on the Retro Rubber Challenge for May.
I used the SU Stipple Hydrangea, dated 2001; I found it retired in 2004. Mine is still on wood block, so I placed a corner from an old stamp positioner, into my MISTI and was able to keep the block steady when removing it, reinking and stamping again. I had messed up a couple of times before using this idea that I saw on Split Coast Stampers several month’s ago. I inked the flower portion in Highland Heather and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. The paper is Pear Pizzazz and Naturals White, by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, Happiness Messages. I have had this set for several years and really have no idea when I got it, but found the copyright of 2008 on the back of the package. Yes, I store it with the original package cardboard. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I enjoyed using this beloved stamp. It was a favorite of my MIL and she has been gone for 5 years and can’t remember stamping it for anyone else recently. Thanks for the fun challenge and the inspiration to look for an older flower stamp.
I have been creating many flowers this week, but when I finally got crafty with this card, I chose other flowers.
I made my check list for this challenge. 1) flowers — I chose to use SU Bloom with Hope set. It was a hostess set, found in my Mother’s Crafting Supplies. 2.) die cut — I used the Square Rectangles dies from The Stamps of Life. 3) Ribbon — I found some red Grosgrain ribbon from my Mother’s collection. 4) patterned paper — I used Petal Passion SU DSP, also from Mom. 5) shiny — I found some gold twine in my stash. The cardstock used is SU Basic Black, SU Real Red, and Hobby Lobby Heavy Weight White. I saw this idea for this gatefold card on Sharon Armstrong’s blog. I changed it a little bit to work for my completed square, but her general cutting and scoring dimensions worked.
I enjoyed creating this card. It was a nice trip down memory lane remembering Mom and all of her supplies that are still in great condition. Now I need to think of someone special to send this card to.
This week’s challenge is to make a one-layer card. I often create my card on a piece of paper the same size as the card base and place them together using my MISTI. Here is the link: http://modsquadchallenge.com/layer-me-not/
The stamp set used is a mini-set from Gina K Designs, You Make me Smile. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir Tri-color blends: Coral Blend, Citrus Blend, Citrus Green Blend. I used a BG10, Cool Shadow Copic marker to trace around the flower. I added border lines to ground the flower, using a Tombow marker and a t-square ruler. I added sequins. You will also find this card on Split Coast Stampers in the Dare to Get Dirty challenge.
The above card is a small 3 X 3 inch card. I think it would work well for placing with a gift.
This card has a piece of patterned paper for the background that has gold foil dots in it. I think the cactus works well with this paper. The cactus stamps are from a Lawn Fawn set called Stuck on You.
This challenge was a color challenge: Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape. I used a Sizzix embossing folder that was new, a stamp set from SU that was new, and a sentiment from Gina K Designs that I have used many times before. I enjoy color challenges.
There are three more cards I will post soon that were completed for the Virtual Stamp Night. Thanks for looking.
I used the Elegant Asters stamp set and dies, filler from Something Good, and the sentiment from Stippled Blossoms, all by Gina K Designs. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Gina K layering white paper, colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I layered with black paper from Hobby Lobby and my card base is Primrose Petals cardstock from SU, retired.
I used the Sentimental Bouquet set and dies, from Gina K Designs, to create the flowers and sentiment for this card. I blended a couple of light brown tones on the brick stencil using a make up blending brush; thanks Bonnie. I blended SU Soft Sky ink for the sky using the same blending brush. I popped up a few flowers and leaves on the brick wall. I added a bit of bling to the center of the flowers and called it done.
I love color challenges and played along with one from Split Coast Stampers.
I used the stamp set Flutter By from Lawn Fawn. The ink colors are Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, and Call Me Clover, all SU colors. I used these colors with a blender pen. This is the first time I used this stamp set. It is a nice set with a lot of possibilities, so you will see it again hopefully soon.