Today I sat down with two stamp sets, mounted on wood or acrylic ready to stamp, ink opened, markers ready, and timer set to create a flower card in 10 minutes. I tried one yesterday and couldn’t make it happen.
I used only yellow and gray to color and black to stamp on white cardstock. Stamps used are Sweetbriar Rose and Happy Thoughts, both by Stampin’Up. The gray cardstock is SU from the Neutrals collection and the white is Gina K Designs. I did a quick color with Spectrum Noir Citrus Blend, CT1, 2 and 3, Copic Cool Grays, C1, 2, and 3. My timer showed 1 minutes and 53 seconds left, so that made 8 minutes and 47 seconds used to complete the card. I have someone in mind to send this to, so it was worth the quick creating.
When I stamp one frame, I usually stamp two. Both images stamped well, so I made two cards. This card was created for the MISTI challenge at Split coast Stampers. The challenge was that the card needed to have Yellow and say Hello. It could have other elements from the original card posted, but those were the two main elements.
I used the Fabulous Rose Frame with matching dies and the Amenome Wishes sets from Gina K Designs. I watched Melanie Muenchinger’s videos to learn how she colored the roses and ways to use the set. I made the belly band with Freshly Cut Grass ink from Lawn Fawn, then thought the card needed more yellow. I stamped another one from Sunflower ink, also from Lawn Fawn. The yellows all coordinate, even though the rose centers were stamped in GKD Wild Dandelion ink. I like the belly band with both colors showing. In enjoyed coloring the rose and leaves images.
This month’s Monthly Mix Challenge at Gina K Designs is to use Red and make it a celebration card. I chose to stamp and create with the Fabulous Rose Frame illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. I loved this frame set when it was first introduced in 2017 and it has recently been retired and placed on the Clearance rack. I was fortunate to be able to make the purchase.
I stamped the image, using my MISTI, on Spectrum Noir White cardstock. I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the images, then cut it out using coordinating dies. The oval die is from Stampin’Up and it fit well in the frame. I know this will go to someone who has a February birthday as it is red.
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.