Owl Birthday

I began pulling out cardstock and ink colors to match for the CAS Colors & Sketch Challenge #426. I also found the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so the following card will be entered in both places.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/06/challenge-426-double-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-85/

I followed the sketch using the colors Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, and Peach Parfait. All of the cardstock colors were found in the containers inherited by my Mother, but she did not own the inks or markers for each of these colors. I did my best to match the inks and usable markers in other brands.

I used Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot set. I paper pieced the balloons with matching cardstock and colored the birthday hat and owl with markers. I struggle with leaving cardstock plain, so I added texture with embossing folders. I used Lifestyle Crafts Birthday set for the background and flag as it is a 2 folder set. I used the SU Subtle folder for the Tangerine Tango layer behind the owl. If course, the owl had to have googly eyes.

This is a fun card. I send quite a few birthday cards and have no idea who will receive this card.

SheetLoad of Cards January

I have been watching “call me Crafty Al” for a while on YouTube. I will link her January playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOjF4zwVYrxkvs_TN2Ll0BuJjbjZI8OYN

I made two cards with her January sketch using 6 X 6 paper from Gina K Designs.

#SUYSJan2021

Here is card number two:

#SUYSJan2021

Al shows her process and give instruction through her videos. At the end of the first video, you can download her sketch. This was my first time creating from her sketch. I may do this again using 12 X 12 sheets of paper, which is what her cutting layouts are based on. I have an abundance of 6 X 6, so I pulled out a few sheets, found coordinating cardstock and created two cards. I enjoyed the process as it was different. Thanks for looking!

Sharing a few cards

I have been busy with a few challenges with Splitcoast Stampers that were focused on pine trees and pine cones. I submitted these to the Double D Challenge from the posts at SCS. I thought I would share these here.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3013770?&cat=500&ppuser=301308
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3013775?&cat=500&ppuser=301308

I linked those photos to my gallery at SCS. The Peace card was created for a Faith challenge and I shared a quite a bit about the photo at that link. The Thanksgiving card was created with all Stamps of Life products. The paper is Gina K and SU along with the inks used on the pinecone.

Following are a few other photos that I made recently. We had a birthday, I worked on a Christmas card, and a card with dogs for a young man.

Birthday card

This card is my husband’s birthday card. He really liked it as it is all about guitars. These are acoustic and are not usually colored, but I needed the spread of color and it worked. All were fussy cut.

Christmas Ornaments

I have new product that I wanted to play with. This is a Spellbinders die and stamp set. I followed an idea on the Spellbinders blog using supplies that I had on hand. I didn’t have silver foil paper, so I made my own. I took a small piece of gray cardstock, swiped Versamark ink, then silver embossing powder. I used two layers of the ink and embossing powder to make it thick and look more silvery. It is not as shiny as foil, but for giving this idea try, I think it works. Since then, I purchased silver foil. I will try this card again soon. I pulled the colored paper for the ornaments from my large stash of scraps.

Doggy card front
Doggy card inside

This doggy card went to a 7 year old boy who had a surgery then got an infection which went septic. His aunt requested a card and he loves dogs, so I got busy with my doggy stamps and dies. The outside part is from a Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix set. It is retired but Stephanie is selling the Sizzix product still remaining in her warehouse on Amazon and the price was right, so I picked it up. I think every piece of this card came from my large scrap pile. That makes me happy to find uses for the pieces in that never ending pile.

Thanks for reading this long post. These were not made in the same day, but over one to two weeks.

Purple Striped Flowers

Challenges:
Double D Lavender Lilac Purple
Retro Rubber Spring Flowers

The homework for Spring Card Camp 2 Day 2 was to create a card with stripes. Using Jennifer McGuire’s tutorial I used purple tape to create stripes in various shades of purple ink. Then I stamped the large flower from Just a Little by Lisa Hetrick (released July 2018) for Gina K Designs. Jennifer suggested stamping the image first in very light gray ink using the MISTI so you knew where to place your stripes. I did that on my disaster card (I might be able to salvage the back), so I knew where the image was going to be placed. I wanted a large birthday sentiment and this one from Birthday Essentials (released March 2018) by Newton’s Nook  just filled the bill.

Add an E for Easter

The challenge at Just Add Ink is to include something that begins with the letter E. An Easter card seemed the obvious way to get in that E. I started with a piece of Lemon Drop CS and using the Sunburst Stencil, I sponged on Sweet Mango ink. Next I placed my panel in my MISTI (without the mousepad) and stamped “The Old Rugged Cross” background stamp in Warm Glow ink for a very subtle background. On a piece of White CS I stamped the cross from Easter Wishes in Warm Cocoa ink and colored with Copics: E23 and E25. The drape was colored with BV00 and BV01, then I stamped the sentiment in Obsidian. I stamped the Easter Lilies in Obsidian and colored with YG01, YG03, C00 and C01, the fussy cut the cross and the flowers. The lilies were a bit of a challenge to cut, but I wanted something at the base of the cross.

Flowers on Black

It’s Trend Week at Just Us Girls. The trend is to use a black background.  The big, solid floral corner from A Big Hello by Gina K Designs was stamped in Unicorn White ink by Hero Arts. I let it sit all day to make sure it was dry, the colored with Prisma pencils: PC908 Grass Green, PC912 Apple Green for the stems and leaves, PC923 Scarlet Lake and PC925 Crimson Lake for the flowers. I added dots around the stems and leaves with a white gel pen. The sentiment from Wild Blossom also from Gina K Designs, was stamped twice in Barn Door Distress Oxide ink, then once with Unicorn White which I thought gave a pretty good match to the flowers. I added a Red Velvet border, then used a white card base. This was a fun challenge and now I have another birthday card for my stash.

Cruisin’

The ’57 Chevy was what sold me on this fun set called Classic Dad by Dare 2B Artzy. Wouldn’t it be fun to go cruisin’ in this sweet ride? The car was colored with Prismas: PC902, Light Aqua, PC905 Aquamarine, and PC938 White. I used a silver Sharpie on the hubcaps and chrome, then highlighted with clear Wink of Stella for shine. The sentiments were stamped in Blue Denim and Red Hot. The inside sentiment says “It took decades to look this good.”  The focal panel is matted with Black Onyx on a Turquoise Sea card base.  I have quite a few masculine birthdays coming up in March, so I have quite a few stamped up waiting to be colored and made into cards.  I’m entering this in the Sweet Stampin’s For the Boys Challenge.

Springtime Basket

It’s 7 degrees this morning, so I’m really longing for Spring. Maybe posting a Springtime card will help. Inspired by Stamping Buddy Bonnie, I checked out the challenge at Just Add Ink and thought their sketch looked like it would be fun to do but wasn’t sure how I wanted to interpret it. While rearranging some things on my work table, I came across this focal piece that I did quite some time ago. The basket and flowers are from Springtime Baskets by Gina K Designs. The dies were Oval Stackers by Cheery Lynn.

The mat was colored with a Copic. The focal piece needed something behind it so I decided on Pattern Paper from Hello Sunshine by Gina K Designs. Then I thought if I could somehow use 2 different patterns, it would qualify for the Simon Says Wednesday challenge. I cut a scrap of green with the largest Fancy Wavy Banner from Lawn Fawn, then stamped the sentiment from Wavy sayings by Lawn Fawn

I stamped and fussy cut one of the daffodils from the same stamp used in the basket for the element on the sentiment banner.

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