Floral Hello and Hugs

I saw a video with My Favorite Things and then applied the idea to a Monochromatic Challenge with Split Coast Stampers. After looking at the items I used, I decided to use it with the Retro Challenge. https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2019/08/challenge-117-anything-goes.html Here is the challenge label: RRCB117

Monochromatic Card One RRCB117

The stamp set used is called Obsessed with Floral by Unity Stamp Company. I believe it came to my home in June, 2018. The die is Scripty Hello from Lawn Fawn, which has been in my home for around a year, but was released in 2014 or 2015.

The paper is Gina K Designs: Layering Weight White, Moonlit Fog, and Slate.

With cutting into one inch strips, this has pieces for two cards. The next one has Hugs on it.

Monochromatic Card Two

It is always fun to make two cards from one idea.

Layer Me Not

The members of my husband’s Masonic Lodge sent me a beautiful arrangement of flowers recently to celebrate the end of my chemo treatments. This card is a small way of saying thank you. I placed the board from Melanie Muenchinger’s new Perfect Pallet set at the 3” mark on my MISTI and stamped in Warm Cocoa ink. Then I moved the card up at 1” intervals on the MISTI to create the sign board. The sentiment is from Massive Messages, stamped in Chocolate Truffle. The ferns in the corners are from Vertical Greetings 2 by Theresa Momber, stamped in Fresh Asparagus. This is for the Layer Me Not challenge at the Mod Squad to create a single layer card. http://modsquadchallenge.com/layer-me-not/

Masculine Card

This card will be entered in this month’s Gina K Designs challenge: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/08/01/august-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/

Thinking of You

This started out as a one-layer card, but I really didn’t like it, so I trimmed it down and layered it. The stamp set used is Framescape Winter Trees. I used Memento Dew Drop ink pads to stamp the color on this card. There were several used. I did spritz the paper with a gold shimmer spray. I am not sure you can really see it in the photo, but it is there. This will also be placed in the Split Coast Stampers Dirty Dozen Card challenge.

You Make me Smile

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/

MSC You Make me Smile

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.

All Aboat You

CAS544 All Aboat You

Stamps: SU High Tide, TSOL sailboat2stamp

Inks: GKD Kraft, Lawn Fawn: Deep Sea, Fish Tank, Blue Jay, Lobster, Memento Tuxedo Black

This challenge, on Split Coast Stampers, was to make a Clean and Simple card using water in some way. I knew I wanted to use the sailboat, but hadn’t figured out the water. I watched a video by Connie Stewart showing eight different ways to ground an image. One was to mask the image and stamp something on top of it. I went to my stamp arsenol and found the High Tide stamp set and it had everything I wanted for the boat. It had a nice image of water and lovely birds. I enjoy finding items in my vast array of stamps from many companies that work well together. I used to do this all of the time, but got away from it for a few years. I am so glad those ideas are coming back into my brain.

Merry and Bright Inside

I have to admit that I am not in love with the front of the Christmas Holly card. I love the inside.

Christmas Holly inside

It has a lot of white space, which I really like, along with a couple of items to capture the eye. It has plenty of room for writing a little something and signing.

The stamps used are the same as the front, Christmas Instawreath from Maymay Made It, the Merry and Bright set from Gina K Designs. I used Christmas Pine and Cherry Red inks in my stamping. The holly berries are colored with the Cherry Cobbler marker which matches the paper, both from Stampin’Up. White paper is Gina K Designs layering weight.

MSC Case Judy — Birthday Card

This week’s Mod Squad Challenge is to CASE Judy Woodland’s card. Here is the link: http://modsquadchallenge.com/just-in-case/

I used the Elegant Asters stamp set and dies, filler from Something Good, and the sentiment from Stippled Blossoms, all by Gina K Designs. I stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, on Gina K layering white paper, colored with Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I layered with black paper from Hobby Lobby and my card base is Primrose Petals cardstock from SU, retired.

MSC CASE Birthday Card

Fun challenge. Thanks Judy.

Vintage Rose for a few Challenges

It took me a whole month to get inspired to make a vintage card. I used the stamp set Vintage Rose by Gina K Designs along with her Ivory Cardstock in both heavy weight and layering weight. The roses are colored with Spectrum Noir markers in the dark red colors. I sponged on a bit of brown tones to darken the embossed background and also the roses. I left the greeting off of the front and will decide what to use it for at a later date.

Vintage Rose

This will be posted in this challenge: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/06/01/june-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/

The embossing folder used is called Lacy Brocade, retired by Stampin Up.

This will be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/use-a-flower-pink-main/

This will also be entered in Power Poppy Challenge: http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/06/creative-confetti-just-color.html

And the last challenge it will be entered in is Simon Says Stamp: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-63/