MSC Dragonfly Birthday

The following card was created for the Mod Squad Fly Away challenge.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/fly-away/

I used two Gina K Designs stamp sets in completing this card. The dragonfly is from Theresa Momber’s The Wetlands 2 and the frame is from Melanie Muenchinger’s Fabulous Rose Frame. I followed an idea from Melanie’s blog and YouTube channel. I used my Misti, forgetting to stamp two frames before removing my stamp. I tried lining the stamps up, and was close but not perfect. This is a live and learn process and decided it would work and I could send it. I added a dragonfly to give a bit more dimension to the wings. I enjoyed making the card and my husband likes it.

MSC Feeling Fall

With the current Mod Squad Challenge being pumpkins and the Double D Challenge being wreaths, I decided to combine the two. Using my MISTI made this fit a third challenge at Split Coast Stampers.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/10/wreaths-challenge.html https://modsquadchallenge.com/hello-pumpkin/

I love Susie Moore’s work and found a card she created for a blog hop a few years ago, using the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp and stencil set, so I followed her design. I added acorns to my wreath where she had leaves, but she added shading to her pumpkins with alcohol markers. I have never added marker shading to inked images, so this was fun to try. I used GKD inks and Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamping. The cardstock is GKD Heavy Base White and SU Tangerine Twist. I am pretty low on other orange colored cardstock and there is 2 reams of this retired color, so it is being used heavily. The greeting is from Power Poppy Feeling Fall set which is retired, but you can find several of the images in digital form.

Pumpkin Tag Card

It has been quite a while since I made a tag, much less used it on a card. This week’s Mod Squad Challenge is to make a tag. Simon Says Stamp as two challenges that interest me as well.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/get-your-tag-on/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/ https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/blog/world-card-making-day-simon-style-3-2/

I started with the wagon and then added the pumpkin. I used Wheelie Full Wagon from Maymay Made It stamp set for all of the stamping. I didn’t have a tag die that fit the wagon, so I cut my own. Then I decided it needed something else, and I found a scrap of orange cardstock that matched the pumpkin and patterned paper well, so I cut another tag. I found twine and ribbon in my stash, so it went for tag embellishment. This was my World Cardmaking Day card and I enjoyed stamping and coloring.

I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Anything Goes challenge, as well as Simon Says Stamp World Cardmaking Day challenge.

Many Birthday cards

I have been busy the last several days off and on, making birthday cards. These cards were created in trying to find the perfect card for my pink, sparkle loving daughter. Her birthday was on Monday and she turned 21.

Sunray Birthday

While this card is festive and pink, it didn’t scream my daughter. I used Echo Park patterned paper and Massive Messages by Gina K Designs.

Tropical Birthday with Bird

This card was created with The Stamps of Life product. I watercolored each of the images on Bristol paper using a water brush and Tombow markers. I love this bird, flowers, and layout, but it didn’t scream the daughter I was trying to create the card for. Someone else will love this card.

Birthday Cupcake with Banner

This is the winner for this daughter’s birthday. She loves pink and a lot of sparkle. The cupcake is a die from Sizzix designed by Stephanie Bernard. I had paper with double sided adhesive on the back so it made it easy for adding the layers. This is a mixture of two sets, Bloom by Bloom and Hip Hip Hooray both Stampin Up. I used the Bow Easy tool for the bow. She loved her card.

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I love butterflies and the current Double D Challenge is all about butterflies. Mix the butterflies with white space and it works perfectly for the August challenge at Gina K Designs. Throw in a bit of blue, and Simon Says Stamp challenge comes into the mix. Using stamps older than a year plays right into the current Retro Rubber Stamp challenge.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/08/butterflies-challenge.html https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/08/01/august-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/08/challenge-141-anything-goes.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-midsummer-blues-2/

I used Gina K Designs stamps Sending Love and Stampers Favorites. Sending Love was released in 2016 and Stampers Favorites was released in 2014. I used the colors Lipstick, Wild Dandelion, and Blue Lagoon. I added a bit of sparkle with the Crafter’s Companion clear sparkle pen.

Fall Leaves

The current challenge at Gina K Designs is to create a card with white space. This card uses Autumn colors and leaves leaving a lot of white space.

https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/08/01/august-monthly-mix-challenge/?v=7516fd43adaa https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/08/challenge-141-anything-goes.html

I used the Tiny Textures stamp set for the background stamping in the colors Tomato Soup, Sweet Corn, and Fresh Asparagus. The leaves and greeting are from Skeleton Leaves stamped in Black Onyx ink. I added a few black gems to finish the card.

I am also adding this to the Retro Rubber Challenge to use stamps older than a year. Skeleton Leaves was released in 2015 and Tiny Textures was released in 2016.

Celebrate

This card combines several challenges.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-1-14-birthday-challenge.html https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc501 https://modsquadchallenge.com/patterned-paper-trio/

I followed MFT Sketch 501 for the layout. I chose the owl from SU Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set. He needed balloons to celebrate, so the balloons and sentiment came from Paper Smooches Hallooballoo set with the hat coming from Noggin Toppers, also from Paper Smooches. The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot pack. I used MFT white paper for the cardbase and layer.

I had fun with the sketch and combining many stamps to make a fun celebratory image.

This will also be posted on Split Coast Stampers in the MISTI Monday challenge.