I love the colors for The Paper Players Challenge, so I sat down to create a card. Then I saw the Wednesday challenge with Simon Says Stamp creating a card with no stamps, so I knew I was on the right track for both challenges.
I used Lawn Fawn Stitches Leaves, die cut from Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. My glitter is strips cut from Bronze glitter paper, The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is SU Designer Paper from the In Color Suite with Pretty Peacock and the Regal Suite with Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze. I saw this layout idea on a video with Sharon Armstrong, SU Demonstrator. I enjoyed making my layout then adding the leaves on a glittery square.
Day 3 of MFT Stamp School is all about Symmetry. I chose butterflies to create the lesson with.
Symmetry means that if I close the card in half, both halves will be exactly alike. I used Lawn Fawn stamps, Flutter By and Simply Sentiments for this card. I colored the butterflies with Copic markers. This was enjoyable to color.
I had fun creating this card. It is entered in Always Fun Challenges using stencils. The sunray stencil is from Spellbinder’s Fun Stampers Journey, ink blended with Lawn Fawn lemonade and butter ink pads. The waves are from A Colorful Life stencil, blended with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink. The floaties are from The Stamps of Life, floaties2stamp, morefloaties2stamp, and the matching dies, colored on Bristol paper using markers and a water brush. I use a variety of markers, so these are either Tombow or Stampin Up as they are always close by when stamping and coloring.
I placed a large hello from Big Time Saying by Maymay Made It, along with the other floaties that were colored and die cut. I did add a bit of pool ink from Lawn Fawn to the inside for a bit of color so the floaties could float.
Stamp set used are Sizzix Free Hugs — Cactus Set and dies, and Lawn Fawn Year Ten. I used two stencils from SU, Brick and Clouds, all ink blended. The inspiration for this layout was from the Lawn Fawn blog using cactus from the new Simply Summer stamp set. I own a few cactus sets, so the Sizzix one was the one I chose to use for this card. This card was posted at Split Coast Stampers as part of the inspiration challenge and MISTI challenge: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2995060?&cat=500&ppuser=301308
Slimline cards are the newest trend I have seen in the paper crafting world, with dies from many manufacturers. This card was all cut using my paper trimmer. So far, that is working for me. This is the second one I have made with in the last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This card was created during Day 13 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp.
I used the Hello die cut from the previous card where it was cut from the card front. In the class, the presenter had a shadow die for her statement. I do not have a shadow die for the Lawn Fawn die I used, so I cut my own with scissors. I added another greeting from the Paper Smooches Happy Hellos stamp set. I thought this paper would be a pretty birthday card. The patterned is from an Echo Park paper pack. This was fun to create and it looks like a happy card.
Another day of Online Card Class with a bit of sparkle being front and center for the lesson.
The sparkle was created with glitter gel by Faber Castelle. My jar was fairly dried, so I added a little bit of water to try to revive it. I was able to get enough sparkle on my palette knife to spread enough to get the sparkly effect. I ink blended the background with a few distress inks. I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die. The gems are from Hobby Lobby. I am using a lot of items from my stash. I ran out of my favorite foam adhesives, so out came the Hobby Lobby that is a bit thicker. This will definitely cost more to mail as it will not fit through the slot on my mailing guide. Several years ago the USPS gave my husband a plastic guide with a slot for your letter to fall through. If the letter or card can go through the slot with no help, a single stamp will work, otherwise, extra postage is needed. I use this tool every time I mail anything. I remember these pieces of foam a bit thick for the card to fly through unassisted.
I am entering this in the Paper Players Challenge due to the sparkle in the hello.
The following card is full of sparkle, clouds, a rainbow, and is using older product.
I used two older stamp sets in this card: Gina K Designs Happy Mail (2017) and SU High Tide (2017). The clouds were cut with a Lawn Fawn die, Cloudy Hillside Pop-up. The rainbow was made with Spellbinders Large Circle dies. I added sparkle to the rainbow with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. This was created with the lesson from Online Card Class Spring Card Camp Day 11. This is one of my favorite lessons, as I had the supplies and could sit down and create. All of the paper used is Hobby Lobby heavy weight cardstock, except for the violet. I think the violet is The Stamps of Life cardstock.
Always enjoyable when a card comes together and fits to many challenges.