Birthday Silhouette

Playing along with the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Having fun ink blending and creating a birthday card for my stash.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/silhouette-time/

I followed Cathy Zielske’s card idea, https://www.cathyzielske.com/2020/07/more-masking-ink-blending-and-silhouette-stamping-featuring-products-from-gina-k-designs/, and created this card. I used the stamps Scripty Sayings and Nurturing Blooms for the stamping. My ink colors are Jelly Bean Green, Lovely Lavendar, and Sea Glass. After adding my sentiment and embossing in gold, I felt my card needed a bit more gold. I used the Versamarker and embossed the outline. It is not perfect, but works.

I enjoyed creating this card. Thanks for a fun challenge!

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.

Fruity Thanks

This card was created for the Mod Squad Challenge using fruit and the Paper Smooches challenge of Anything Goes.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/summer-lemons/https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html

For the fruit I used You’re the Sweetest by Gina K Designs. I remember this set coming from a kit released in 2014. It was a favorite and I still pull it out and enjoy stamping with it. The leaf stamp is from Cute Fruit by Paper Smooches. I needed a leaf and this set has a couple of choices which worked perfectly. The sentiment is from Positive Vibes by MayMay Made It.

New dies arrived in today’s mail and I used them on this card. Gina Marie Designs, Stitched Scalloped Rectangles were a joy to use. I die cut the center, then cut a white piece to stamp the sentiment on and popped it up in the center. I die cut the background with the largest die from the set and didn’t like it on the white card base, so I die cut the entire base to match. I really like the completed scalloped card as it is different that what I normally do and will be a joy to send.

I used Key Lime in both cardstock and ink and Sweet Mango all from Gina K Designs. The yellow is Lawn Fawn Lemonade ink and the solid green leaves are stamped with Stampin Up Granny Apple Green. The card base is Hobby Lobby 110 pound white.

Tropical Hello

I pulled out the tropical stamps, dies, and embossing folder and created the following card for the Mod Squad Challenge.

https://modsquadchallenge.com/watercolor-stamping/

I used the following: GKD Tropical Blooms, Made with Love, Wreath Builder Template, a Sizzix Leaves EF, and the Hello from a SU Paper Pumpkin kit. The colors I stamped with are SU Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow. These colors are from this week’s color challenge on Split Coast Stampers. The pearls are SU, but I have no idea what color exactly, but they matched. I spritzed the color after marking on each flower or leaf with perfect pearls water; I had mixed it quite a while ago and it brings a lovely shine to the watercolor.

It has been a while since I have participated in a Mod Squad Challenge. It was fun to try something new as I do not remember coloring on clear stamps, or it has been a long time.

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.

Spring has Sprung

I had fun with many colors, making a Spring card. This card fits several challenges.

http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.com/2020/03/spring.html
https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2020/04/01/april-monthly-mix-challenge/
https://modsquadchallenge.com/spring-has-sprung/
http://mmmchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge119-make-your-own-background.html

I used two sets from Gina K Designs on this card: Spring Has Sprung, A Wish For You. I used many colors of Gina K Designs ink to create the rainbow of butterflies. I love Spring cards, so they are always a joy to create.

Bee, Candles, Balloons, Butterflies

I have been busy today creating cards for challenges and a featured stamper. All were posted at Split Coast Stampers. I wanted to share them with my buddies on this blog.

Butterfly Bookmark

This bookmark was created with the current Paper Smooches Animals challenge, as well as the Mod Squad Challenge. I used a Paper Smooches set called Flap Happy, colored with Copic markers. I enhanced the butterflies with a white gel pen. The scallop top was created with a retired SU punch.

Balloon Birthday
Birthday Candles

The above two cards were based on a card by the featured stamper at Split Coast Stampers, Sheri Gilson. I have admired her work for several years and have used her work for inspiration. Here is the card I used for inspiration: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2968448?&cat=500&ppuser=73093&perpage=96&thumbsonly=0

Lawn Fawn stamps were used. For both cards I used Simply Celebrate and Wavy Sayings. I made two as I had the supplies out and couldn’t decide which single stamp to use. The candle piece of patterned paper is from My Favorite Things. I used two pieces from the pack for color inspiration.

Just BeeCause

This last card was created with the inspiration of Ellen Hutson’s blog. There is a post by Gina K Design where she used the wreath builder and Ellen Hutson stamps. I got inspired to use other stamps and make a wreath. I chose a bee from Flap Happy, a Paper Smooches stamp. This was also posted to the current challenge of Animals at their blog.

I had a fun day of creating. We had rain when I woke up, then snow, now it is just cold. Crazy weather for March as it should be windy. I had to be inside and I was inspired. Thanks for reading the long post.

Hedgehog

I created this card with the Mod Squad challenge and the My Favorite Things sketch, and added a bit of blue for the Misti challenge. All of these challenges were posted from Split Coast Stampers, but I wanted to share this card here.

My Friend Hedgie

This card follows the same general layout and flow as the bird one. I have no one special in mind for this card, but it will be easy to mail when the time to use it comes. Thanks for looking.