I found a few challenges that I thought would be fun to create for.
For this card I used Paper Smooches Rosy Posy set. Paper Smooches has been closed for well over a year, but I have never inked this set and colored it. The greeting is from Simon Says Stamp You Shine. This set was part of a card kit, which I did not purchase. I did purchase the patterned paper used in the kit and recently the stamp set went on sale, so I took the plunge and purchased it. It worked well for the greeting.
My Jolly Snowman was really pushing the hour time limit. I used a background from Simon Says Stamp called Stripes. It took forever to dry as I inked it at least 3 times using my MISTI. I struggled getting the stripes stamped cleanly. The snowman is from Inkadinkadoo and I have had it for many years. It has stripes on the hat and scarf, so it was perfect for the stripes challenge. I layered it two times. The second oval is hiding a major mistake and didn’t want to start again. The paper color is Soft Succulent. I used the pen gifted me for Christmas for the gold (Thanks Bonnie!). The greeting is a Paper Smooches greeting. I did enjoy this card, even though it took time creating and a long time drying.
Since the penguin helped decorate flamingo, he had to have his place in the spotlight. I used the penguin from The Stamps of Life to get him festive for Winter. The background paper is Gina K Designs. I love this penguin and was thrilled to create with him.
My last challenge for today is Feathers. I used a walrus from Paper Smooches along with the hat and greeting. He gets his feather from Hero Arts already created sitting in my stash. I kept the tag simple with a bit of twine. Some day, this will probably go onto a card as I rarely give gifts these days.
Thanks for sharing in my card. There are three more challenges that I have not created for. I hope to take care of that soon.
I usually have a few sympathy cards in my stash, but often not a one layer one. I like having several so when I need them, I don’t have to rush and make one.
I was inspired by buddies Gayle and Johanna to create a one layer sympathy card. I used the Simon Says Stamp Vintage Garden set to produce this card. I embossed everything in clear powder over black ink, but wanted a bit of color. Out came Stampin’ Up markers to add a bit of color using Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight.
I have been using items that have been in my stash for a long time. I often forget what I own until a challenge inspires me. I was inspired by a theme to create a card for a classic Christmas movie, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. With that theme, out came a few reindeer dies.
I love the Retro Rubber Challenge as it helps me use my stash of older supplies. This reindeer is a Stephanie Bernard and Sizzix set from October 2017. That was the closest date I could come up with based on a Google search. The tag dies used are from Hero Arts and also a Spellbinders die. All are several years old and are retired. I have been using the scraps from Echo Park Celebrate Christmas released in 2018, per my search. If you like the paper, it is still available.
The Peace on Earth Christmas challenge is always Anything Goes, but on the mood board is a red pillow with snowflakes. My Kraft patterned paper with the red greeting and snowflakes reminds me of that pillow.
Simon Says Stamp has an Anything Goes. I will add it to that challenge as well.
I spent today making wreaths, without the wreath builder.
The above wreath is pretty, but didn’t really look like the presenter’s wreath. Laura Bassen is the teacher and she stamped all of her images with no coloring. The flower set is an Avery Elle set which worked well for making a wreath. I decided to finish the wreath and color the images. The greeting is from a Gina K Design set but it does not have a name. I do like the wreath and this is one I would create again.
The above wreath is more like the lesson taught. Again, the wreath builder was not used. I use butterflies from a My Favorite Things set. The greenery is from a Simon Says Stamp with Gina K illustrated. The greeting is from the same set. The filler dots are from a Gina K Designs set illustrated by Lisa Hetrick. I had so many sets pulled out looking for an image to include in the wreath, that I was getting a bit overwhelmed. I like the final wreath.
I had time to create a card for the As You See It Challenge. I will also apply this to the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday challenge.
I used a Simon Says Stamp image Beautiful Flowers, which I watercolored with Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry and Powder Blue. I stamped with Versamark and In the Navy Ink, embossing with clear powder. After the ink dried, I cut the paper down to fit on these pieces of cardstock. I began with slimline dies, but ended up cutting them down a bit, so the cardbase ended up being 8 1/4 inches long. The base is SU Night of Navy cardstock, with layers of Pacific Point and Balmy Blue. I am sure I have those exact colors in two of the inks and most in colored pencils, but my GKD inks were handy and they worked well. The slimline dies used were Picket Fence Studio.
I made a card using a video idea from Gina K Designs with bubble wrap.
I used a Lawn Fawn set called Flutter By for the butterflies. The greeting came from a Unity set illustrated by Gracielle Designs. The background is bubble wrap stamped in Polished Pink.
This card was originally created for the Challenge Your Stash challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. We always upload our cards on the 28th of the month. The challenge was to make something for Earth Day thinking of things that make our Earth beautiful. I love butterflies and Gina K had the perfect video for inspiration. I redeemed my bubble wrap from heading to the trash and using it.
It will be going to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as it is an Anything Goes challenge.
Continuing on with Valentine Cards for the Assisted Living Center, I made a bear card this week.
The bear is stamped from a Paper Pumpkin kit, Dec 2020. He is holding a heart from Lawn Fawn, scent with you add-on, as well as the greeting. I used a stencil from Colorbox. The bear turned out cute and I know a resident will enjoy the card.