The following Christmas card will be entered in the Dies R Us Challenge.
These merry mice are from Stampin Up heading to a Christmas tree. The tree is a Gina K Designs stamp. The colors used are SU Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Gorgeous Grape. The mice are colored in Crumb Cake. I used a Stitched Rectangle dies from The Stamps of Life to add a bit more to the simple design.
I have been creating cards based on color challenge 800 at Split Coast Stampers. To really celebrate the challenge, a total of 6 cards were created. One is listed below on a Gina K Designs challenge thread. Following are four more of the six cards. I will link to the original posting of the card for more information.
More information about the challenge — it was 6 different challenges rolled into one. The ladies who host the color challenge each week, selected a favorite combination from the last year and brought it back for this challenge celebration. Each challenge was a separate set of colors and a different theme. I had ink pads, stamp sets, embossing folders, and all sorts of items laying all over the place. I tend to do a lot of clean-up as I go, as it gets overwhelming easily. Enjoy!
The following card is being submitted to the Gina K Designs July Challenge.
I used the stamp sets Merry & Bright for the ornaments and Home for the Holidays for the greeting. The colors used are SU Rich Razzleberry, Seaside Spray, and GKD In the Navy. I added the gold embossing and splatter for the Christmas gold.
This was a fun card to create. I pulled out every tropical set that I can remember owning and used stamps from three companies. The particular entry is for the Retro Rubber Challenge of Summertime.
The flamingo is from The Stamps of Life, dated May 2016 The large tropical leaves are from Leave Me in Paradise, Catherie Pooler Designs, July 2018. There are small tropical leaves from Hero Arts, dated 2019. I used my MISTI for the background, placing the leaves on one half of the paper, stamping, then turning the paper and stamping again. All of the inks are from Gina K Designs.
I have been busy creating for the Split Coast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night mini challenges. A couple of times a year, SCS has a Virtual Stamp Night where challenges have a theme with challenges given every hour for a couple of days. Then the deadline is a couple of weeks away, so the person participating does not have to rush. Each card should be completed in one hour, however, this does not include prep time. Following are the cards created for this season’s mini challenge of Summer Playlist.
This challenge is called Summertime Blues. I chose a set called Love What you Do using the colors of Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel. This was a fast card to complete taking around 15 minutes. I had paper already cut and simply pulled two blue inks pads out with the stamp set.
This challenge was called Always Be a Rainbow. I saw a Gina K Designs Live recently and she was making a wreath card using the Sentimental Bouquet set and I liked it, so I pulled it out and created a wreath in her style. This was a quick card with the pieces being cut, using the wreath builder template and my MISTI. It took around 20 minutes.
This challenge was called Tutti Frutti. I found a card layout that I loved, from Darlene DeVries at Live Love Cards. I followed her idea of using the SU Buffalo Check stamp set for part of the background; it does resemble a picnic tablecloth. The I used strawberries from strawberries2stamp, a set from The Stamps of Life. I used my dies to cut the strawberries, but decided to remove the white outer portion using my scissors. This was a fast card around 30 minutes.
This is the last card for the mini challenge, Don’t Stand so Close to Me. It was a sketch challenge placing an item in each corner. I was creating this card for the current Paper Smooches challenge also; I went ahead and linked it from SCS. The Paper Smooches challenge is to use flowers. I had a piece of floral paper sitting on my desk, so I decided to paper piece and fussy cut. This card took the longest around the entire hour. I stamped the images, fussy cut them, then walked away. I came back and finished the card. The hearts came from a Lawn Fawn die. The stamp sets used are Healthy Vibes and Flap Happy with the steam coming from Flap Happy.
This took a few days to complete, but they were fun. I am not sure if the exact dates for the larger challenge, but will probably participate. There are prizes for participating. I made a few last year and won a gift certificate to spend at a stencil store. Thanks for reading this long post! Enjoy your day.
This card will be posted in two challenges, Gina K Designs using repeated greetings, and the MISTI Monday Challenge at Split Coast Stampers. The MISTI challenge is to use scraps to create the card. I have a file of scrap paper and I have several large strips, so I chose a few colors, trimmed them to the same length, placed then in my MISTI and stamped the same greeting on each strip.
I used the set Massive Messages, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink, embossed with clear embossing powder. Every piece of this card was made from paper in my scrap file. I have no idea what brand each piece is. I even had a cardbase all cut and place in the scrap file. I place paper there when I have no idea which pack it came from. I saw this idea on You Tube with a Stampin Up demonstrator.
This week’s challenge is to make a one-layer card. I often create my card on a piece of paper the same size as the card base and place them together using my MISTI. Here is the link: http://modsquadchallenge.com/layer-me-not/
The stamp set used is a mini-set from Gina K Designs, You Make me Smile. I colored the image using Spectrum Noir Tri-color blends: Coral Blend, Citrus Blend, Citrus Green Blend. I used a BG10, Cool Shadow Copic marker to trace around the flower. I added border lines to ground the flower, using a Tombow marker and a t-square ruler. I added sequins. You will also find this card on Split Coast Stampers in the Dare to Get Dirty challenge.
I got a little time in my craft room today and made a card that fits three challenges at SCS.
The fireworks came from the Hibiscus set by Maymay Made It. The center of the hibiscus flowers look like fireworks. This fits this week’s color challenge of Red, White, and Blue, the Monday Clean and Simple Challenge of showing a summer activity, and the Friday challenge where summer was the inspiration. We generally find fireworks to see and that is a family activity and we all enjoy.
The word celebrate came from Big Time Sayings also by Maymay. The star came from a Paper Smooches stamp set. I hope to remember to pop this in the mail.
I have been playing with the challenges at Split Coast Stampers. Here are a few cards.
The above card uses Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot stamp set and matching patterned paper. The owl is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.
The sailboat card is for a color challenge. The colors are Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, and Lemon Lime Twist, all SU colors. I used three vendors stamps for this card: Beacon by Maymay Made It, Cloudy Skies by Simon Says Stamp, and flipflop2stamp by The Stamps of Life. For the navy color, I used Gina K Designs ink and the others are SU.
The above card is for the MISTI Monday challenge, to make a shaped card. I used the MISTI for the sentiment, the rose and leaves. I masked the rose before placing the leaves. The scallop lays flat and the circle opens.