Happy Birthday Cupcake

This card will be entered in several challenges.

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-168.htm https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-74/ http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-376-sketch.html

Paper Smooches stamps are a favorite of mine. I love the cute critters, graphic shapes, fun sentiments, and fun challenges. Kim the illustrator and owner is retiring from the company. I am participating in the current challenge using a few of the first stamps I ever purchased from this company. The set Hallaballoo is a birthday builder set. I have used it numerous times. Today I used the cupcake from the set, cut out with scissors. The happy birthday is from Sentiment Sampler and the hexagon shapes are from Geo-Graphics.

The sketch from CAS Colors & Sketches is the sketch I used in this card. I used my MISTI to place the stamp straight.

I love Anything Goes challenges, so this will be entered in Simon Says Stamp challenge as well as Always Fun Challenges.

The colors for this card were from Split Coast Stampers color challenge CC797 of Terracotta Tile, So Saffron, Tranquil Tide, and Berry Burst. I substituted GKD Tranquil Teal for Tranquil Tide; teal is a bit more blue. I substituted GKD Sweet Corn for So Saffron, which is a very good match. The other colors matched the ones listed. I enjoyed creating this card using Paper Smooches stamps, fun colors, and a fun sketch. Thanks for spending time with me.

How’s It Going

I spent a lot of time with the colors of the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge this week.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/03/challenge-364-double.html

The colors and Wild Wasabi, Peekaboo Peach, and Tangerine Tango. I had all of the cardstock colors and ink pads, but deciding on the flowers was the difficult part. I created at least three different kinds of flowers, then decided on these anemone flowers and leaves.

I used the set Anemone Wishes by Gina K Designs along with the matching dies. These flowers were stamped in Tangerine Tango on peach cardstock, then embossed with clear embossing powder. Sometimes I stamped with Versamark ink over the Tangerine ink, but other times I did not. I used my MISTI to get clear impressions. The centers are stamped in Black Onyx ink by Gina K Designs, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I added more color with the peach and a water pen. Since this is regular cardstock, the water was very light.

The cardstock is Tangerine Tango as a base, Basic Black to bring out the black in the greeting and the centers, and Hobby Lobby White.

I enjoyed this challenge. As I said, I created many flowers, so one of these days when I need one or two, I will pull those out and use them.

Hedgehog

I created this card with the Mod Squad challenge and the My Favorite Things sketch, and added a bit of blue for the Misti challenge. All of these challenges were posted from Split Coast Stampers, but I wanted to share this card here.

My Friend Hedgie

This card follows the same general layout and flow as the bird one. I have no one special in mind for this card, but it will be easy to mail when the time to use it comes. Thanks for looking.

Power Poppy Sketch Challenge card

Power Poppy has a sketch this week. I love sketches, so had to sit down and create with it. Here is the blog post: http://powerpoppy.blogspot.com/2019/05/creative-confetti-sketch-it-out.html

Hello Friend

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.

Fun sketch.

This will be linked to the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge for this week: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-62/

WWII Vet Card

For the Teapot Challenge at SCS
Teapot Challenge card inside

I am playing along with two challenges at Split Coast Stampers. One is the Teapot Challenge which comes out on Tuesdays. This week’s challenge is to create a birthday card for a WWII Veteran who will be turning 93 in April. They challenged each person to use red, white, and blue. I used this week’s sketch in creating this card.

Details: GKD cardstock in Kraft, Blue Denim, Red Hot, and Layering Weight White. Fiskars star punch. Sizzix drop-in Happy Birthday die. SU Lucky Stars embossing folder.

I enjoyed making this card. I will place it in the mail tomorrow.