Sharing a few cards

I have been busy with a few challenges with Splitcoast Stampers that were focused on pine trees and pine cones. I submitted these to the Double D Challenge from the posts at SCS. I thought I would share these here.

https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3013770?&cat=500&ppuser=301308
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/3013775?&cat=500&ppuser=301308

I linked those photos to my gallery at SCS. The Peace card was created for a Faith challenge and I shared a quite a bit about the photo at that link. The Thanksgiving card was created with all Stamps of Life products. The paper is Gina K and SU along with the inks used on the pinecone.

Following are a few other photos that I made recently. We had a birthday, I worked on a Christmas card, and a card with dogs for a young man.

Birthday card

This card is my husband’s birthday card. He really liked it as it is all about guitars. These are acoustic and are not usually colored, but I needed the spread of color and it worked. All were fussy cut.

Christmas Ornaments

I have new product that I wanted to play with. This is a Spellbinders die and stamp set. I followed an idea on the Spellbinders blog using supplies that I had on hand. I didn’t have silver foil paper, so I made my own. I took a small piece of gray cardstock, swiped Versamark ink, then silver embossing powder. I used two layers of the ink and embossing powder to make it thick and look more silvery. It is not as shiny as foil, but for giving this idea try, I think it works. Since then, I purchased silver foil. I will try this card again soon. I pulled the colored paper for the ornaments from my large stash of scraps.

Doggy card front
Doggy card inside

This doggy card went to a 7 year old boy who had a surgery then got an infection which went septic. His aunt requested a card and he loves dogs, so I got busy with my doggy stamps and dies. The outside part is from a Stephanie Bernard/Sizzix set. It is retired but Stephanie is selling the Sizzix product still remaining in her warehouse on Amazon and the price was right, so I picked it up. I think every piece of this card came from my large scrap pile. That makes me happy to find uses for the pieces in that never ending pile.

Thanks for reading this long post. These were not made in the same day, but over one to two weeks.

Card Swap

I am involved in a card swap where we CASE a card and will send it to each other.

Sketch the card was based on.
card we are CASE

I was sent the photo of the card, I found it on Pinterest, then the person’s blog. She used the OWH sketch, which I found quite helpful in creating my card.

My CASE of the above card

I used a set from Maymay Made It called Sunflower Wishes for the greeting, and SU Bloom by Bloom for the focal image. The main piece of paper was from Michael’s in my stash. I began with the scrapbook paper, then matched pink tones to it. The embossed pink cardstock is Hobby Lobby, which I embossed with a SU Ornate Floral EF. The pink cardstock in behind the focal image is Pink Pirouette SU retired. I found pink ribbon from Hobby Lobby in my stash from several years ago, and it was still in the original packaging and never opened.

It has been several years since I have participated in this kind of swap. I enjoyed making the cards and they will be addressed and sent out soon. Thanks!

Slimline Autumn Leaves

I love the colors for The Paper Players Challenge, so I sat down to create a card. Then I saw the Wednesday challenge with Simon Says Stamp creating a card with no stamps, so I knew I was on the right track for both challenges.

http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/2020/09/pp508-color-challenge-from-anne-marie.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-no-stamps-allowed-2/

I used Lawn Fawn Stitches Leaves, die cut from Pretty Peacock, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. My glitter is strips cut from Bronze glitter paper, The Paper Studio. The patterned paper is SU Designer Paper from the In Color Suite with Pretty Peacock and the Regal Suite with Blackberry Bliss and Cajun Craze. I saw this layout idea on a video with Sharon Armstrong, SU Demonstrator. I enjoyed making my layout then adding the leaves on a glittery square.

Thanks for the enjoyable challenges!

Birthday Cards continued

Recently I shared several birthday cards created to find the perfect one for the younger daughter’s birthday. Now, I will share two cards in the quest for the older daughter’s birthday.

Cake slice Birthday

I created the one above in blues as that has been a favorite color of hers for several years. However, it didn’t really make me happy as the best choice.

I tried a card in several colors that I posted https://stampbuddies.blog/2020/08/19/cupcake-celebration/ and it is a nice birthday card, but once again, was not a good fit for this daughter.

Celebrate!

This card was the winner! She is currently loving purple. This card is a bit more sophisticated, I think, with the purple flowers cascading over the cake. I borrowed the embossing folder from DD2 for this card, as it was perfect. Funny, how my husband thinks I own everything and sometimes I do not own the item I really need to kick a card up a notch. The flowers have a lot of sparkle from the Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen and the glitter pen. She liked her card. She just turned 26 and I think it is a perfect card for a young lady.

Many Birthday cards

I have been busy the last several days off and on, making birthday cards. These cards were created in trying to find the perfect card for my pink, sparkle loving daughter. Her birthday was on Monday and she turned 21.

Sunray Birthday

While this card is festive and pink, it didn’t scream my daughter. I used Echo Park patterned paper and Massive Messages by Gina K Designs.

Tropical Birthday with Bird

This card was created with The Stamps of Life product. I watercolored each of the images on Bristol paper using a water brush and Tombow markers. I love this bird, flowers, and layout, but it didn’t scream the daughter I was trying to create the card for. Someone else will love this card.

Birthday Cupcake with Banner

This is the winner for this daughter’s birthday. She loves pink and a lot of sparkle. The cupcake is a die from Sizzix designed by Stephanie Bernard. I had paper with double sided adhesive on the back so it made it easy for adding the layers. This is a mixture of two sets, Bloom by Bloom and Hip Hip Hooray both Stampin Up. I used the Bow Easy tool for the bow. She loved her card.

Cupcake Celebration

Using the colors from the CAS Challenge and a new to me set called Hello Cupcake, I created this fun celebration card.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/08/challenge-384-colours.html

I used a neutral for the cupcake wrapper, Soft Suede. The yellow is Lawn Fawn Lemonade and the other colors are Stampin Up Pool Party and Highland Heather. I added clear sparkle to the cupcake icing and a glitter pen to the sprinkles. I am sure this will be sent for a birthday.

Celebrate

This card combines several challenges.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/08/august-1-14-birthday-challenge.html https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/wsc501 https://modsquadchallenge.com/patterned-paper-trio/

I followed MFT Sketch 501 for the layout. I chose the owl from SU Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set. He needed balloons to celebrate, so the balloons and sentiment came from Paper Smooches Hallooballoo set with the hat coming from Noggin Toppers, also from Paper Smooches. The patterned paper is from Gina K Designs Birthday Hoot pack. I used MFT white paper for the cardbase and layer.

I had fun with the sketch and combining many stamps to make a fun celebratory image.

This will also be posted on Split Coast Stampers in the MISTI Monday challenge.

Merry Christmas Mice

The following Christmas card will be entered in the Dies R Us Challenge.

http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com/2020/07/dru-challenge-149-christmas-in-july.html

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.

This is the sixth card created in Color Challenge 800 at Split Coast Stampers. Here is the post of the card: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2995909?&cat=500&ppuser=301308

Thanks for looking.

Merry Christmas Rose

Still playing along with Virtual Stamp Night, using more Paper Smooches stamps.

https://papersmooches.blogspot.com/2020/06/june-15-28-anything-goes-challenge.html

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.