This card will be posted in two challenges, Gina K Designs using repeated greetings, and the MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The MISTI challenge is to use scraps to create the card. I have a file of scrap paper and I have several large strips, so I chose a few colors, trimmed them to the same length, placed then in my MISTI and stamped the same greeting on each strip.
I used the set Massive Messages, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. Every piece of this card was made from paper in my scrap file. I have no idea what brand each piece is. I even had a cardbase all cut and place in the scrap file. I place paper there when I have no idea which pack it came from. I saw this idea on You Tube with a Stampin Up demonstrator.
Using the Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp (May 2018) by Gina K Designs in my MISTI, I stamped the panel in Tangerine Twist, then gave the panel a quarter turn and stamped again to create the plaid. I stamped the Gauze Background (May 2018), also by Gina K Designs in Sweet Mango. I used Tangerine Twist to stamp the Gingham (about 2009) using a stamp from Impression Obsession. The pumpkins were cut using Spellbinders limited edition Nested Pumpkins (about 2009). Using the direct to paper technique, I swiped Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink across a piece of white card stock until I was happy with the coverage. I let it dry then used D’Vine Swirl, one of my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folders. I stamped Happy Birthday from the Stamp TV Birthday Blessings kit from 2015 in Tangerine Twist ink on the Gauze pumpkin. I placed all on a Twisted Tangerine card base.
I am entering this card in the following challenges
Rubber Challenge This is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. I chose the bottom row of
the grid – die cut or punch, monochrome (hope this qualifies as monochrome) and
This is for the Lovely as a Tree challenge at As You See It.
I stamped the smaller tree from The Giving Tree by Gina K
Designs in Warm Cocoa on four small panels layered over a piece of Warm Cocoa
card stock.The set has elements to depict all seasons. I stamped the snowflake
using a Summer Sky marker by Memento. The other inks I used are by Gina K
Designs – Bubblegum Pink for the Spring
flowers, Jelly Bean Green for the Summer Leaves and Tangerine Twist for the
Autumn Leaves. The sentiment was stamped on white in Warm Cocoa layered on a
Warm Cocoa mat.
Another tree card that was completed today. I am still using Thoughtful Branches and the greeting is from Autumn Wishes, by Gina K Designs. I had so much fun stamping the leaves in Autumn colors. I used Hero Arts and Lawn Fawn inks for the leaves and Memento ink for the branches and greeting. I am enjoying pulling out older sets to use along with the combination of inks and papers.
The cardstock used is Stampin Up Naturals White and Early Expresso. This will be entered in the As You See It Challenge.
I used the Festive Frame and Noel stamp sets, both from Gina K Designs. This card is very sparkly as I sprayed gold sparkle to give it a extra shine. The flowers are watercolored on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I like all of the gold.
Basically, I covered a box, decorating it for a birthday. I used patterned paper, cardstock pieces, and a stamp set all from Gina K Designs. This is all from the Birthday Hoot set and matching papers.
You can see two of the sides that have added items. The other two sides have the ribbon and nothing else. I do not remember covering a box before, so this is new. Rather than do much to the box itself, I placed the decorations where it wouldn’t interfere with the lid closing. This was fun and different.
I have been adding to the Simon Says Stamp Blog for their Stamptemer releases for a few vendors. First is the Gina K Designs card I created. It was made with the Split Coast Stampers MISTI challenge in mind, as that challenge is all about a silhouette image. Wetlands 2 is the perfect set for silhouette images. The background was created with Tiny Textures.
The next card was created for the Hero Arts link. I recently acquired the Joy Burst woodblock stamp and decided to do a bit of watercolor.
These were both enjoyable to create. I used the SU Top Note die for the main cut of the Joy, and the wanted to pop the center up, so I used the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies. I like this stamp set. Hopefully I will put my thinking cap on and find other ideas for it.
I used Lawn Fawn inks: Moonstone, Forget Me Not, and Fish Tank in blending the color onto the stencil.
The Frame was created with a Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain woodblock stamp. I have had it for well over 10 years and it worked perfect for the frame. The brads on the frame are Gina K Designs from my stash, and the ink is Warm Cocoa also GKD.
The fish and sea creatures are from The Stamps of Life, Under the Sea. It is from an online class, so it is not available to purchase.
I had fun making this card. It is a 6 X 6 inch card to accommodate the stencil size. I didn’t want to cut it down once I finished stenciling it. This is the first time using A Colorful Life stencils. I like them and they are good quality.
Update from Mod Squad…This card was selected as a Top 3 winner.
I have used this layout many times. I always go to Gina K Designs You Tube channel and search for box and find the layout. This is easy to make several and combine in a box for gift giving. I used the Sun Kissed Autumn paper pack and the Autumn Wishes stamp set and dies.