Red and White cards for Mod Squad Challenge

I have been working on red and white cards the last couple of days. All three were posted to Mod Squad from Split Coast Stampers.

This card uses Summer Blooms and A Wish for You, from 2014. The paper is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up and Layering Weight White from Gina K Designs. The ink is Cherry Red from GKD.

Red and White Butterfly

This next card uses the sets Merry & Bright (2017) and Christmas Wishes (2014), both Gina K Designs. The cardstock used is Red Hot and Layering Weight White both GKD.

Red and White Ornaments

The last card entered in the challenge uses a Snowflake Background die from The Stamps of Life. The greeting is stamped with the Winter Cheer set, from Gina K Designs, in Red Hot ink. The red cardstock used is also Red Hot.

Red and White Snowflakes

I placed the dates on the stamps as I was including these in a challenge on Split Coast called USEIT2019. The intent is to use items from our stash that have been there for a long time. I forget this challenge is there, and have been reminded lately. All three cards used mostly older product that has been in my stash for quite some time. The snowflake background is new. I added a bit of sparkle to those flakes using the Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle pen.

Black Magic with Festive Frame

This card was entered in the Mod Squad Challenge, Sentiment Only challenge. It was linked from Split Coast Stampers and was selected to be a top-3 winner. Those always surprise me and this was a rushed coloring job.

Mod Squad Top-3 http://modsquadchallenge.com/winner-sentiment-says-it-all/

This card was stamped with Festive Frame by Gina K Designs, embossed in Ranger Gold powder, colored with Prismacolor Pencils. I did use a Sharpie Metallic Gold marker for the frame outline. The black paper is Stampin’Up and the card base is Wild Wisteria from My Favorite Things.

November 2019

A Very Merry Christmas

I created this card for the Mod Squad Challenge. I submitted the card from Split Coast Stampers to the site gallery.

A Very Merry Christmas

I used the Noel set from Gina K Designs (retired) for the greeting. I love the stitched die look, so I used my GKD/Thermoweb Stitched Oval dies. The snowflakes were cut with a MFT Snowflake die; this is the middle size from that set of three dies. I added the gems to the center for a bit more bling. I like the Clean and Simple look.

Happy Thanksgiving

Creating with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. This week’s challenge is to use only 3 colors: Black, Brown, and Cream, and there must be a tag on the card.

Mod Squad Challenge http://modsquadchallenge.com/3-colors/

dies used: The Stamps of Life Happy Thanksgiving die, Sizzix Framelits Stand-Up die set. stamps used: pinecone2stamp from The Stamps of Life, ink used is GKD Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa

cardstock used: SU Basic Black, GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory

ribbon used: GKD Ivory, SU Black

embossing folder used: Darice Vine Pattern

The circle element is the tag. It needed to be attached in some way, so I used foam squares and attached it at the top. I usually use bright colors in creating a card, so this was definitely a challenge.

You are the Sweetest

Simon Says Stamp has a Stamptember set for Avery Elle. I own a few of their stamps, a lot of patterned paper, and storage envelopes. I had to participate in their Stamptember card Avery Elle link-up. It will also be placed in the Wednesday, Anything Goes challenge: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-66/

This card will also be placed in the Mod Squad Challenge for this week to create a thoughtful card for somebody. http://modsquadchallenge.com/a-time-for-giving/

Sweetest

This stamp set is called Sweetest. I love the ice cream and Popsicle especially with a face. Each treat was colored with Copic markers. I added sparkle with a clear sparkle pen, then coated the cream and colored popsicle part with Glossy Accents. The stage they are standing on is a Sizzix/Stephanie Bernard embossing folder called Dots.

Corner Bookmark

This project is for the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/anything-but-a-card/

MSC Corner Bookmark

I used a tutorial from Split Coast Stampers to get the size correct. I have made this kind of bookmark several times. It hold up well. The base of this bookmark is Turquoise Sea cardstock. The patterned paper is The Simple Things as well as the stamps used. all by Gina K Designs. The border was cut using a Lawn Fawn die.

Easel Post-it Note Holder

I found a wonderful tutorial in making this kind of note holder with Mary Fish: https://stampinpretty.com/2018/08/country-home-easel-post-it-note-holder.html

I used Gina K Designs patterned paper and stamps. This is for this week’s Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/anything-but-a-card/

Post-it Note Holder

The stamps used are Inspiring Poppies and Happy Mail. When beginning the project, I should have began with the post-it note and colors to match. I couldn’t find a color of notes that were close to the easel color, so I chose one with a design on the note. Then I got the idea of covering the part that doesn’t match. I will probably send this to someone and they can remove the top page of the notes and use them.

Basket Weave Fall Card

I made a card with the basket weave technique for the Thursday challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I specifically chose fall colors to work with the Mod Squad Challenge for this week: http://modsquadchallenge.com/fall-stampendous/

Mod Squad Challenge Basket Weave
Basket Weave inside

The cardstock used is SU Early Expresso and GKD Ivory. I used scraps for the die cut leaves. I wanted the die cut leaves on the front and they needed to be on a color that would help them to be seen, so I made the labels to place them on. The labels were cut using a Hero Arts die and embossed with SU Layered Leaves 3D folder. The sentiment “grateful” came from GKD Skeleton Leaves.

The inside was stamped with a leaf image that was won in a grab bag from Gina K Designs. I do not know the name of the stamp set it originally came from. I used fall colored Memento inks to stamp it. The inside sentiment came from SU Painted Harvest. It is stamped in Memento Expresso Truffle which is a great match for the cardstock.

This was a fun technique to learn and create.

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.