I have been in Halloween mode creating cards. I am adding one to Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.
Items used on this card include: SU Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Cuttlebug Spider Web embossing folder, Martha Stewart Halloween borders, fussy cut bat, and circle die. I saw the idea on Pinterest and modified a little with the greeting.
I began pulling out cardstock and ink colors to match for the CAS Colors & Sketch Challenge #426. I also found the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so the following card will be entered in both places.
I followed the sketch using the colors Tangerine Tango, Pink Pirouette, and Peach Parfait. All of the cardstock colors were found in the containers inherited by my Mother, but she did not own the inks or markers for each of these colors. I did my best to match the inks and usable markers in other brands.
I used Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot set. I paper pieced the balloons with matching cardstock and colored the birthday hat and owl with markers. I struggle with leaving cardstock plain, so I added texture with embossing folders. I used Lifestyle Crafts Birthday set for the background and flag as it is a 2 folder set. I used the SU Subtle folder for the Tangerine Tango layer behind the owl. If course, the owl had to have googly eyes.
This is a fun card. I send quite a few birthday cards and have no idea who will receive this card.
I followed MFT Sketch 501 for the layout. I chose the owl from SU Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set. He needed balloons to celebrate, so the balloons and sentiment came from Paper Smooches Hallooballoo set with the hat coming from Noggin Toppers, also from Paper Smooches. The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot pack. I used MFT white paper for the cardbase and layer.
I had fun with the sketch and combining many stamps to make a fun celebratory image.
This will also be posted on Split Coast Stampers in the MISTI Monday challenge.
I took a step away from holiday cards to create a special card for a new graduate. My husband’s cousin just graduated with a Master’s in Science in Nursing. This is a huge achievement, especially when you have a family, full-time job, and are not as young as you used to be.
I used the Sizzix Framelits Drop-ins Horizontal dies for this card. The owl was created with the SU Owl Builder Punch, retired. The cardbase is Early Expresso from SU, along with the background dotted DSP. It is from the Neutral collection, also retired. I purchase a lot of retired cardstock and Designer Series Paper from the clearance rack from SU. The Kraft cardstock is Gina K Designs. The red is from a scrap pile, probably GKD though.
I used one stamp inside, Massive Messages, from Gina K Designs. The ink has a shadow because I began stamping with Early Expresso ink spot and it was getting quite dried out, so I switched to Expresso Truffle from Memento. I guess the paper shifted a bit, in my MISTI, so I got this nice shadow. I like it, so I left it alone.
This card is being entered in the Global Design Project:
Basically, I covered a box, decorating it for a birthday. I used patterned paper, cardstock pieces, and a stamp set all from Gina K Designs. This is all from the Birthday Hoot set and matching papers.
You can see two of the sides that have added items. The other two sides have the ribbon and nothing else. I do not remember covering a box before, so this is new. Rather than do much to the box itself, I placed the decorations where it wouldn’t interfere with the lid closing. This was fun and different.
I have two cards I created with the same layout, using the same paper pack as well as the same set of stamps. The paper pack is Sun Kissed Autumn and the stamp set used is Autumn Wishes. This is the first one with the owl.
I have been playing with the challenges at Split Coast Stampers. Here are a few cards.
The above card uses Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot stamp set and matching patterned paper. The owl is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The sailboat card is for a color challenge. The colors are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime Twist, all SU colors. I used three vendors stamps for this card: Beacon by Maymay Made It, Cloudy Skies by Simon Says Stamp, and flipflop2stamp by The Stamps of Life. For the navy color, I used Gina K Designs ink and the others are SU.
The above card is for the MISTI Monday challenge, to make a shaped card. I used the MISTI for the sentiment, the rose and leaves. I masked the rose before placing the leaves. The scallop lays flat and the circle opens.