Sharing a few cards

I have been busy with a few challenges with Splitcoast Stampers that were focused on pine trees and pine cones. I submitted these to the Double D Challenge from the posts at SCS. I thought I would share these here.

I linked those photos to my gallery at SCS. The Peace card was created for a Faith challenge and I shared a quite a bit about the photo at that link. The Thanksgiving card was created with all Stamps of Life products. The paper is Gina K and SU along with the inks used on the pinecone.

Following are a few other photos that I made recently. We had a birthday, I worked on a Christmas card, and a card with dogs for a young man.

Birthday card

This card is my husband’s birthday card. He really liked it as it is all about guitars. These are acoustic and are not usually colored, but I needed the spread of color and it worked. All were fussy cut.

Christmas Ornaments

I have new product that I wanted to play with. This is a Spellbinders die and stamp set. I followed an idea on the Spellbinders blog using supplies that I had on hand. I didn’t have silver foil paper, so I made my own. I took a small piece of gray cardstock, swiped Versamark ink, then silver embossing powder. I used two layers of the ink and embossing powder to make it thick and look more silvery. It is not as shiny as foil, but for giving this idea try, I think it works. Since then, I purchased silver foil. I will try this card again soon. I pulled the colored paper for the ornaments from my large stash of scraps.

Doggy card front
Doggy card inside

This doggy card went to a 7 year old boy who had a surgery then got an infection which went septic. His aunt requested a card and he loves dogs, so I got busy with my doggy stamps and dies. The outside part is from a Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix set. It is retired but Stephanie is selling the Sizzix product still remaining in her warehouse on Amazon and the price was right, so I picked it up. I think every piece of this card came from my large scrap pile. That makes me happy to find uses for the pieces in that never ending pile.

Thanks for reading this long post. These were not made in the same day, but over one to two weeks.

Sharing a few cards

This card was posted to the Mod Squad Challenge.

Merry Christmas

The stamps are from The Stamps of Life: Christmasgreetings2stamp and pinecones2stamp. The green inks are Lawn Fawn and the red berries are stamped in Gina K Designs Cherry Red ink. The white and red paper are both Stampin’Up, and the green is The Stamps of Life. The Merry Christmas greeting is embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder from Stampin’Up. This was the first time trying this powder. It seems to emboss fairly quickly.

The next card is one that I began for the speed challenge in blues. If the ornaments were stamped, punched, and laying there, I think they would have worked for the challenge. I decided to take my time and finish a card using the ornaments.

Merry Christmas in blues

The blue inks used are Lawn Fawn. I added sparkle to the ornaments with a Sukura gel pen. The ornament hangers are gold thread. I scored the greeting to set it apart from the ornaments.

Merry Christmas in blues inside

I went ahead and finished the inside of the card. I like the sentiments in the set I used.