This took me a little over 7 minutes. When first got the Poinsettia background by Simon Says Stamp, I stamped and embossed a bunch of backgrounds to use for Christmas cards. This was stamped Ocean Mist embossed with silver. I trimmed the 6” square panel using a die from Matting Basics B by Spellbinders. The card base is Blue Denim trimmed 4 ¼” x 11” scored at 5½”. I just happened to have a scrap that was the right size for the sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says and used MISTI to get it centered. That was also embossed in silver and mounted with foam tape for dimension. Since I still had a couple of minutes to spare, I cut an Ivory panel for the inside, stamped with a sentiment from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 in Denim Blue.
Since October had five Tuesdays, there was a double challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches – follow the color pallet of Bashful Blue, Sweet Sugar Plum and Dapper Denim and a given sketch. I made a lot of panels with the Poinsettia Background by Simon Says. This one is embossed in silver on Bubblegum Pink, cut down to a 3½” square. I used a seal from the Holiday Seals by The Stamping Village stamped on Powder Blue, embossed in silver, die cut with a Spellbinders circle die. The “flag” is Blue Denim. JOY is from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says, embossed in silver.
This is the first time I’ve entered the Global Design Project Challenge. I used the closest colors I had to their pallet – Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate. The image from Holiday Greetings Mix 1 by Simon Says was stamped in Fresh Asparagus (the closest to Old Olive) on a white panel cut 2¾” x 4½”. I colored the berries with Copic R85. The leaves were colored with Prisma Pencil 911, heavy on one side of the leaves, lighter on the other for contrast. The Wishing You A and Christmas from the same set were stamped in Soft Stone. The focal panel was matted with a piece of Dusty Rose cut 3 x 4¾” placed on a Soft Stone card base. This is probably not a combination I would have used, especially for a Christmas card, but I like how it turned out.
I created a card that will be posted to Simon Says Stamp: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/__trashed-2/
I used the Festive Frame and Noel stamp sets, both from Gina K Designs. This card is very sparkly as I sprayed gold sparkle to give it a extra shine. The flowers are watercolored on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I like all of the gold.
Simon Says Stamp has a Stamptember set for Avery Elle. I own a few of their stamps, a lot of patterned paper, and storage envelopes. I had to participate in their Stamptember card Avery Elle link-up. It will also be placed in the Wednesday, Anything Goes challenge: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-66/
This card will also be placed in the Mod Squad Challenge for this week to create a thoughtful card for somebody. http://modsquadchallenge.com/a-time-for-giving/
This stamp set is called Sweetest. I love the ice cream and Popsicle especially with a face. Each treat was colored with Copic markers. I added sparkle with a clear sparkle pen, then coated the cream and colored popsicle part with Glossy Accents. The stage they are standing on is a Sizzix/Stephanie Bernard embossing folder called Dots.
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.
This will be posted in this challenge: https://www.ginakdesigns.com/2019/06/01/june-2019-monthly-mix-challenge/
The embossing folder used is called Lacy Brocade, retired by Stampin Up.
This will be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge: http://modsquadchallenge.com/use-a-flower-pink-main/
This will also be entered in Power Poppy Challenge: http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/06/creative-confetti-just-color.html
And the last challenge it will be entered in is Simon Says Stamp: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-63/