The final day of My Favorite Things Summer School is about white space. I enjoyed the lesson.
I used the Happy Birthday Script die from MFT. I had a bit of issue with this as I kept losing the dot of the “i” so I finally went to my embellishments and found a pink pearl. That was perfect for the save of the dot. The pink paper is Stampin’Up Pink Pirouette, which I blended the lightest ink I own onto it, Gina K Designs Innocent Pink. The flower is from Everything’s Rosy by Sunny Studio. This was the first time I inked this set, so I looked on the Sunny Studio blog and they have a chart for using the set. The rose has 5 layers, so I used the following colors: GKD Innocent Pink for layer A, Bubblegum Pink for layer B, Lawn Fawn Guava for layer C, GKD Passionate Pink for Layer D, and GKD Lipstick for Layer E. There are only 3 layers to the leaf and I used GKD Jelly Bean Green, Grass Green, and Fresh Asparagus for the layers. I cut both images with matching dies.
I enjoyed stamp school. It has been enjoyable to find items in my stash that haven’t been used in a long time or never used.
Still playing along with Virtual Stamp Night, using more Paper Smooches stamps.
I decided to pull out a rose stamp from Paper Smooches. I decided to create a Christmas card with this beautiful rose, so I added a Christmas greeting. All of the paper is from Stampin Up. I watercolored the rose using markers and a water brush. I spritzed the card with gold when completed.
I have been enjoying stamping with Paper Smooches stamps recently. I forgot how versatile they are. More Virtual Stamp challenges to go. I have no idea how many I will accomplish, but have enjoyed the ones I have participated in.
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.
When Split Coast Stampers had a rose challenge for Clean and Simple Cards, I thought of the layering rose set that I have. I finally made two card with this set.
The Rose set is called Layering Rose by Maymay Made It. I fell in love with it when it was released on her site. They make this stamp for a card kit from another company, but sell them on their site after the other company’s release. Anyway, I have had this for a few months, stamped several but never made them into cards.
I cut two pieces of GKD Layering Weight White cardstock in 3 3/4 inch squares. Using my MISTI, I began stamping the large rose, masked it off, then added a smaller rose on each side. I placed the buds on each side and the leaves as I saw places where they would work well.
The pink colors are all Gina K Designs: innocent pink, bubblegum pink, passionate pink. The yellow colors are Lawn Fawn: butter, lemonade, sunflower. The greens are Gina K Designs: jelly bean green, grass green. The sentiment is Gina K Designs Slate.
The sentiment is from a retired Paper Trey Ink set called Delightful Dahlias. I thought the dark gray ink worked well.
I kept the cards flat with no sequins or embellishments. Easy mailing is always a plus.
Here are a few cards that I have finished recently.
I started this for the Progressive Cardmaking class and then couldn’t decide where it fit. I did mask the wheelbarrow. The flowers are designed to stamp on top of the wheelbarrow stamp, so really a mask is not necessary. I had fun making this, so decided to go ahead and post.
I have been receiving the Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’Up recently. There are many videos on You Tube where demonstrators show alternate ideas for the kit. I saw a video recently and followed her idea. I got the idea from Dena Reekow of The Creative Cave. I used Gina K Designs White pigment ink to stamp the rose all over the background. This paper is GKD Moonlit Fog. I used Silver Thread behind the circle. I believe the blue ink is Lawn Fawn Forget-me-Not.
I used three colors to blend: Seaglass, Ocean Mist, and Key Lime. I used blending brushes. The rose was masked before blending the stencil. After blending, I stamped the rose using my Misti. I chose not to color the rose, as I thought the background had enough color. I chose not to place a greeting on the front. This way, I can use this card for anything needed. All product is Gina K Designs.
I used a rose stencil from Hot Off the Press. I blended with a blender brush using Lawn Fawn inks: Celery Stick for the green, Guava and Wild Rose for the pinks, and Moonstone for the blue; the blue turned pink tones purple. I used a Gina K stamp called More Massive Messages.
This card will be mailed to a lady turning 83 in April. As this is the same age as my mother, I chose to make a card that I knew my Mom would like. I think this lady will like the card. She doesn’t get much mail anymore and is always hoping for some, so her daughter requested cards for her. This request is located on Split Coast Stampers.