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 Flamingo

This was a fun card to create. I pulled out every tropical set that I can remember owning and used stamps from three companies. The particular entry is for the Retro Rubber Challenge of Summertime.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/06/challenge-136-summer-time.html

The flamingo is from The Stamps of Life, dated May 2016 The large tropical leaves are from Leave Me in Paradise, Catherie Pooler Designs, July 2018. There are small tropical leaves from Hero Arts, dated 2019. I used my MISTI for the background, placing the leaves on one half of the paper, stamping, then turning the paper and stamping again. All of the inks are from Gina K Designs.

This card was created with inspiration from the Featured Stamper from Split Coast Stampers. Here is the card I used for inspiration: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2864482?cat=fav

It was also entered in the current MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers, which is to use pink on your card.

Birthday Envelope

It’s color week at Just Us Girls using pink, yellow, green and orange. I had a lot flowers cut using the dies from the My Monthly Hero Kit for January – love that set. I colored the flowers with various Distress Oxide inks using my blending brushes, though some of the filler leaves were cut from green cardstock. The envelope from the kit was cut from soft stone. The birthday sentiment, also from the kit fit perfectly on the envelope. The card base is lemon drop. I used the Press ‘n Seal trick to get the flowers arranged and in the envelope. I had lots of fun creating the flowers.

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.

The Greatest Gift

I did this for the Stay Crafty With Hero Challenge #5 Holiday Headstart. I used a set called The Greatest Gift, CL559. I couldn’t find it in the current Hero Arts catalog, but I did find it on an old stamp inventory I made from 2014. Using my MISTI, I stamped Fabulous Frame by Melanie Muenchinger  for Gina K Designs in Obsidian ink. The Nativity Scene was also inked in Obsidian. I liked the Christmas Blessings sentiment, but it didn’t fit in the oval. So I first inked Christmas in Red Velvet and masked Blessings. Then I masked Christmas and stamped Blessings. Since the Fabulous Frame was released in 2014 and The Greatest Gift is at least that old, I thought this would also work  for the Retro Rubber #133 Anything Goes Challenge. I love being able get a jumpstart on my Christmas cards.

RRCB 133

Coordinating Die

Day 4 of the OCC Spring Card Camp is all about using a coordinating die to create a window, then use the die cut to create another card.

Card with Window
Window card Masked Inside

I used the Hero Arts Hummingbird stamp set with the matching dies. I made my mask using the die. I should have trimmed the mask a bit so there wouldn’t have been a small gap between the hummingbird beak and the flower, but I decided to leave well enough alone. All images were colored with SU pencils and a blender pen. Now for the second card using the die that was cut from the window.

Card using Die Cut

I added the score lines to the front for interest, like in the class. Both cards were added to the Mod Squad birds Challenge, from Split Coast Stampers.

A Recipe for Tulips

The As You See It Recipe for Whimsey consists of Flowers, Die Cut/Punch, Ribbon or Twine, Something Shiny and Patterned Paper.  My Flowers and Watering Can were cut with dies by Hero Arts on plain white CS, I sponged on Wild Lilac and Grass Green for the tulips and highlighted them with a white Prisma Pencil. The Watering Can was cut with Soft Stone and colored with Copics C1 & C3 and added Clear Wink of Stella to make it shiny. For the bow I used a bit of purple and white Baker’s Twine. The Patterned Paper is from the Birthday Hoot PP by Gina K Designs. The mat is Wild Lilac on a Soft Stone card base. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit for January.

Sympathy Cards

Sympathy cards are always hard to create, but when I had to create cards for three generations for my extended family it was especially hard. This is for my BFF whose three week old great granddaughter died suddenly. Using a makeup brush I used Lemon Drop ink on the Water Droplets stencil (Gina K Designs) for a soft background. The Daffodil, by Divinity Designs was colored with Copics and cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from Sincere Sentiments by Stampendous. The card base is soft stone, my new favorite card base.  I’m entering this in the Simon Says Monday Challenge to use a stencil.

This is for the baby’s grandmother. I used the Rose Lace background stamp by Gina K Designs stamped in Kraft on white with a Kraft card base. The sentiment is from Extra Grand Sentiments by JustRite, stamped in Dark Chocolate.

And this is for the baby’s mother. The Rose Lace Background was stamped in Innocent Pink, on a Dusty Rose card base. The sentiment from Peony Wishes was stamped in Stormy Sky. The butterfly die is from the My Hero January Kit, cut in  Dusty Rose. The body and antenna were colored with a black marker and highlighted with a Stardust Clear Glitter pen. I am entering this in the Dies R Us Challenge to use things with wings.

Neon Flowers

The challenge at the Mod Squad is to use neon colors. Just Us Girls has a word challenge this week – HEAL. This card should brighten someone’s day and help them heal. The flowers and stems are from Gina K Designs recent kit “A Big Hello” stamped in Hero Arts Neon Pink and Neon Green. The sentiment is from “Stippled Flowers” also by Gina K Designs. I swiped the Neon Pink around the edge of piece of white CS to create a mat, the used a Key Lime card base, which was the brightest green I could find.