Foiled Happy Birthday

I created a Slimline card today and played with my Spellbinders Hot Foil machine.

Slimline Happy Birthday

I created this card for the Misti challenge at Split Coast Stampers. I started with the die in the Hot Foil machine. It has a learning curve and I am still learning. My die is quite shiny as I kept placing my foil wrong side down, even with the manual and having watched videos. I also learned that I need to use thicker paper as it works better. After the foiling looked good, I proceeded to stamp the idea that I found with Jen Cards and her slimline series. I used the Wild Blossoms set by Gina K Designs. I used a block to stamp the vine as I struggled with the Misti when trying to extend the vine and get it to match. The block worked fine, so I then stamped blossoms all over the vine. I am happy with the finished card. There will be more foiled images soon as I am planning to continue to create.

July Gina K Designs Challenge

I pulled out a Christmas set that I enjoy creating with, Festive Frame.

https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/07/01/june-monthly-mix-challenge-2/?v=7516fd43adaa

I embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder. I can’t remember the name of the cardstock, but I think it might be Charcoal Brown. I added a bit of color with a Tombow marker than added rhinestones to the center of the flowers. This is a simple card, but I know whoever received it will enjoy it.

Birthday Silhouette

Playing along with the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Having fun ink blending and creating a birthday card for my stash.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/silhouette-time/

I followed Cathy Zielske’s card idea, https://www.cathyzielske.com/2020/07/more-masking-ink-blending-and-silhouette-stamping-featuring-products-from-gina-k-designs/, and created this card. I used the stamps Scripty Sayings and Nurturing Blooms for the stamping. My ink colors are Jelly Bean Green, Lovely Lavendar, and Sea Glass. After adding my sentiment and embossing in gold, I felt my card needed a bit more gold. I used the Versamarker and embossed the outline. It is not perfect, but works.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for a fun challenge!

Fruity Birthday

I have another card that I created with fruit for the Mod Squad Challenge. It has been posted from Split Coast Stampers. I am also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/summer-lemons/https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-74/

The oranges came from You’re the Sweetest and the leaves from Anemone Wishes, both from Gina K Designs. The sentiment came from a Hero Arts set.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and it looked fun to create. I used SU Tangerine Twist ink, marker, and cardstock on this card. The green leaves are Fresh Asparagus ink and cardstock from Gina K Designs. The ribbon is Old Olive. I made the stripes using a ruler and marker. I cut the orange slices with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch, then sliced a few in half. This was fun to create. Thanks for stopping by to take a look.

Tropical Hello

I pulled out the tropical stamps, dies, and embossing folder and created the following card for the Mod Squad Challenge.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/watercolor-stamping/

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.

Virtual Stamp Night Mini

I have been busy creating for the Split Coast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night mini challenges. A couple of times a year, SCS has a Virtual Stamp Night where challenges have a theme with challenges given every hour for a couple of days. Then the deadline is a couple of weeks away, so the person participating does not have to rush. Each card should be completed in one hour, however, this does not include prep time. Following are the cards created for this season’s mini challenge of Summer Playlist.

Two Blues

This challenge is called Summertime Blues. I chose a set called Love What you Do using the colors of Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel. This was a fast card to complete taking around 15 minutes. I had paper already cut and simply pulled two blue inks pads out with the stamp set.

Rainbow Wreath

This challenge was called Always Be a Rainbow. I saw a Gina K Designs Live recently and she was making a wreath card using the Sentimental Bouquet set and I liked it, so I pulled it out and created a wreath in her style. This was a quick card with the pieces being cut, using the wreath builder template and my MISTI. It took around 20 minutes.

Strawberry Fruit

This challenge was called Tutti Frutti. I found a card layout that I loved, from Darlene DeVries at Live Love Cards. I followed her idea of using the SU Buffalo Check stamp set for part of the background; it does resemble a picnic tablecloth. The I used strawberries from strawberries2stamp, a set from The Stamps of Life. I used my dies to cut the strawberries, but decided to remove the white outer portion using my scissors. This was a fast card around 30 minutes.

Get well

This is the last card for the mini challenge, Don’t Stand so Close to Me. It was a sketch challenge placing an item in each corner. I was creating this card for the current Paper Smooches challenge also; I went ahead and linked it from SCS. The Paper Smooches challenge is to use flowers. I had a piece of floral paper sitting on my desk, so I decided to paper piece and fussy cut. This card took the longest around the entire hour. I stamped the images, fussy cut them, then walked away. I came back and finished the card. The hearts came from a Lawn Fawn die. The stamp sets used are Healthy Vibes and Flap Happy with the steam coming from Flap Happy.

This took a few days to complete, but they were fun. I am not sure if the exact dates for the larger challenge, but will probably participate. There are prizes for participating. I made a few last year and won a gift certificate to spend at a stencil store. Thanks for reading this long post! Enjoy your day.

Thank You Beary Much

I am mixing the Paper Smooches challenge with Day 4 of the Online Card Classes, Spring Card Camp 2 lesson.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/05/may-15-28-thank-you-challenge.html

I used the sets Courteous Cuties and Courteous Cuties 2, along with the Thanks Word Die to complete the card. The paper is from Gina K Designs in the gradient of turquoise colors: Sea Glass, Ocean Mist, Turquoise Sea, and Tranquil Teal for the cardbase. The white is Hobby Lobby 110 pound heavy cardstock.

I love the set with the bear and the sentiment set that matches. The class lesson was to use a repeating die or stamp set in creating a rainbow of words. I thought the gradient colors worked for this idea.

Tone on Tone Blooms

I saw the Make My Monday Challenge and decided to play along.

http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/05/122-tone-on-tone-background.html

I used the Friendship Blooms set by Hero Arts/Gina K Designs, a collaboration for HA 45th Birthday. I stamped the floral image with Versamark Ink. Then added the greeting with a die from Gina K Designs. I embossed the die cut with Rose Gold embossing powder, then added it to the sides.

I love tone-on-tone and really enjoyed creating this card.

Card Camp 2, several days

I am posting several days of cards. I posted each on Split Coast and to the class from there. They were many new concepts for me and enjoyable to create.

Birthday Wishes fish

The fishy one is Day 1. I had trouble making an initial like Kristina Werner showed in the video, so I finally went with a circle. I used a few Gina K Design ink colors and ink blended. Then when the ink was dry, I added fish from The Stamps of Life Under the Sea set. The word birthday and the Wishes die came from the Elegant Asters Card Kit from Gina K Designs.

You are Amazing

This was Day 2, Make you own Stripes. I followed fell Buddy, Judy’s advice, in making sure to cover each inked stripe before moving on to the next one. I used a combination of painter’s tape and very low tack, purple tape. I managed to leave a few white stripes I liked it, so I made a few more white by not butting my tape exactly next to the one inked. The stamps are from Maymay Made It, called New Creation and Positive Vibes. I did add a few stripes of glitter pen. I enjoyed this once I began creating it .

Lifetime of Love

This is for Day 5, Stencil Shading. The idea is to give a vintage look to your stenciling. This is a new concept for me, but was quite easy once I began. I used Memento inks and a Hero Arts ink pad, along with my blender brushes. The instructor began with Warm Glow ink by GKD, but I do not own that ink so I used Desert Sand as that is my lightest brown ink. Then I added the pink from Hero Arts and the green from Memento. I used the sentiment from Wreath of Wishes, thinking this will be a good anniversary or wedding card.