With the current Mod Squad Challenge being pumpkins and the Double D Challenge being wreaths, I decided to combine the two. Using my MISTI made this fit a third challenge at Split Coast Stampers.
I love Susie Moore’s work and found a card she created for a blog hop a few years ago, using the GKD Autumn Wreath Builder stamp and stencil set, so I followed her design. I added acorns to my wreath where she had leaves, but she added shading to her pumpkins with alcohol markers. I have never added marker shading to inked images, so this was fun to try. I used GKD inks and Memento Rich Cocoa for the stamping. The cardstock is GKD Heavy Base White and SU Tangerine Twist. I am pretty low on other orange colored cardstock and there is 2 reams of this retired color, so it is being used heavily. The greeting is from Power Poppy Feeling Fall set which is retired, but you can find several of the images in digital form.
Baseball is a favorite past-time in the summer, and I have been to Busch Stadium a few times to watch the Cardinals in action. This was created for a challenge at Split Coast Stampers depicting Summer in the City. I made sure that the stars I added had stitching lines to meet the D and D Challenge of stitching.
I used a digital image from Power Poppy called Baseball Vignette Digital. I resized the image and printed it on our laser printer on Gina K Designs Layering Weight cardstock. When the toner was dry, I was able to color the image with alcohol markers. I fussy cut the image out and placed it on my cardbase with foam squares. I added stars all around with The Stamps of Life Stitched Stars dies; this is the smallest star in the set. Before cutting, I applied Sizzix adhesive sheets to the back side of the cardstock, this way the stars became a sticker.
It took me a whole month to get inspired to make a vintage card. I used the stamp set Vintage Rose by Gina K Designs along with her Ivory Cardstock in both heavy weight and layering weight. The roses are colored with Spectrum Noir markers in the dark red colors. I sponged on a bit of brown tones to darken the embossed background and also the roses. I left the greeting off of the front and will decide what to use it for at a later date.
I used two Dynamic Duos on this card. The first is Peonies and Tulips and the second is Foxglove and Ranunculus for the sentiment. The Kraft cardstock is from Gina K Designs, the white and pink are both SU- Naturals White and Pink Pirouette, and the patterned paper is Flower Market from Carta Bella. I added sparkle to the pink cardstock and the tulips with a Crafter’s Companion sparkle pen. I colored the tulips with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol.
Power Poppy has a challenge to use emboss resist. I chose to use the Simply Camellias stamp set, along with a Paper Smooches greeting from Kindness Sampler. This card will go along with both challenges.
I decided to place the flowers as a border with the greeting in the middle. I colored the flowers with Stampin’Up markers, that were from 2002. They still work great and were quite easy to add a bit of water to spread the color.