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.

Virtual Stamp Night — last three cards

Here is one that is supposed to show a treat. It uses Hero Arts stamps from the first online order I made.

JUL19VSNJ

This next one is a fun one. The challenge is to “glam up the gray”, so I did my best to make Henry more glamorous.

JUL19VSNM Glam up the Gray

So, Henry is the elephant from a set called Henry Says. He came from the thrift store for around $1. He is stamped on scrapbook paper that is called Textured Silver, but it looks very gray. He is even embossed using clear ink on top of the Narwhal ink from Lawn Fawn.

The last card for the challenges looks quite fun!

JUL19VSNG Rock Star Tic-Tac-Toe

The guitar is from an SU set called Country Livin’. It is an acoustic guitar and in my household, it will not be turquoise. It had to have bright colors for the row I chose, to it will remain turquoise. The row I chose to create with is: Sequins, Bright Colors, Music. I used a patterned paper from Echo Park for the backgroud; it was already cut from another project. The balloons came from a Maymay Made It set called God is on the Move; it is a car set, Love Bug. I felt the guitar needed to have balloons so it looked like a birthday present. The Happy Birthday is a Lawn Fawn freebie set.

Thanks for hanging in there with my slow posting of these cards. I enjoyed creating them as it is a great stress relief and I have surely needed that. Enjoy! 🙂