Good Luck

Had a bit of fun creating a St. Patrick’s Day card.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/03/its-all-about-green.htmlhttps://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-use-some-green/
https://colorthrowdown.blogspot.com/2020/03/color-throwdown-584.html
https://gsd-stamps.com/blogs/share-your-designs/share-your-design-challenge-march-2020

The cat in the hat is from Gerda Steiner Designs: https://gsd-stamps.com/collections/digital-stamps-spring/products/st-patricks-day-digital-stamp I rarely use digital stamps, but the ones in this shop are quite easy. It is colored in a combination of Copic, Spectrum Noir, and Sharpie markers with a Uniball Gold Gen pen thrown in the mix.

The cardbase is white Hobby Lobby paper. The green layer is Gina K Designs, Grass Green which I stamped with My Favorite Things Garden Flourish background stamp in Versamark ink. The banner is also Gina K, Journey of the Heart patterned paper. The sentiment Good Luck is from Stampin’ Up Paper Pumpkin, December 2019, Something for Everything.

I used a sketch to complete the layout. The sketch is from Split Coast Stampers SC792. It has squares, but I changed it to circles. I enjoyed creating the card, following a sketch with a specific theme.

Record Birthday

Following is a birthday card for my brother, who is turning 61. This is not a record birthday, but I chose records and music for his card. This is using colors and stamps for the current Paper Smooches challenge.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge-2-color-story.html
https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/02/february-challenge-2-color-story.html

The main stamp set used is Be Boppin from Paper Smooches. The words “happy birthday” are from SU Paper Pumpkin, and the snare drum is a Paper Trey Ink stamp. The record from the front is a MFT die. All paper is SU. The inks are various colors from GKD, Memento, and Lawn Fawn.

I chose the snare drum as my brother played a drum in high school and continues to play to this day. He listened to a lot of records, so the records fit. He used to sing so I added the notes. Being an artist, paint and drawing, the various colors work well. I always love finding an idea that fits the personality of the recipient.

This card will also be entered in the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2020/02/birthday-boys.html

Birthday Celebration Flip-it Card

I had fun making this flip-it card.

Birthday Celebration front
Birthday Celebration inside

The cardstock and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life. This is the first time I have used their patterned paper and cardstock together. Love how the colors match.

The front stamped greeting is from the Stampin’Up, March Paper Pumpkin, set called Poppin’ Birthday. The inside greeting is also SU called Bring on the Cake. This is for a 25th birthday as you can see with the numbers being colored.

I used Gina K Designs Red Hot ink for the greeting. It matched the paper perfectly. The Tombow marker #856 matches the ink and paper quite well, so it was used to color the numbers.

I made the fold out piece to either write something or place a gift card there. I can add a vellum envelope to hold the gift card, if needed.

Dies used are the Sizzix Framelits Flip-its with a circle. I thought circle was part of the name, but it doesn’t appear to be. I used SU Stitched Shapes Framelits for the white circles. The white paper is Whisper White from SU. This is also a first for me. I had a couple of pieces, so pulled one out to use with this card. It is a smooth white and bright. I really like it.

This is for my daughter who is not into pinks and frills. Hopefully this will be acceptable to her.

Paper Pumpkin alternate idea

I saw a video showing alternate idea for the April Paper Pumpkin, by Tami White. I had to give her idea try as it is quite easy.

Yellow Thinking of You
Wisteria Wonder Just Because

Both cards use the Paper Pumpkin set and GKD Tiny Textures. The cardstock for the yellow card is GKD Wild Dandelion. The Wisteria one is SU Wisteria Wonder cardstock. The white is Spectrum Noir cardstock. The stitched rectangle die is from The Stamps of Life.

I followed Tami’s directions and used the sets that I have. She used an SU set that has a splatter image, so I pulled out the Tiny Textures splatter and inked it partially with Moonlit Fog ink, stamped off one time before stamping on the main image.