MSC Bear with Heart

The following slimline card is for the Mod Squad Challenge All About Love.

The Gina K Designs image used on this card is the bear. I altered it to hold a heart, rather than the pumpkin it stamped with. His scarf is paper pieced to match the paper used in the hearts. The heart the bear is holding is from the set hearts2diefor from The Stamps of Life. The hearts dies are also The Stamps of Life, Love/Heart dies. The background is stenciled with a SU stencil. I enjoyed creating something different using something that I owned, specifically the bear. I had never masked what the bear is holding and having an image that fit perfectly worked great.

Stenciled Christmas

I have been creating quite a few cards these last few days and stenciling made it into my mix. I used stencils gifted from Bonnie for these cards. They are a joy to create with! I followed the design ideas by Gina K Designs in a recent video, using the colors she used to blend into the stenciled areas.

The stamped greeting are from The Stamps of Life, Christmasgreetigs2stamp. The rhinestones are Paper Studios by Hobby Lobby.

Stenciled Christmas One
Stenciled Christmas Two
Stenciled Christmas Three

The images were stenciled on Artist’s Choice paper by Gina K Designs. The black layer is Stampin’Up. The cardbase is My Favorite Things Sweet Tooth.

Stenciled Waves

Stenciled Waves

This is for the Mod Squad challenge:

Details: Stencil is called Waves from A Colorful Life:

I used Lawn Fawn inks: Moonstone, Forget Me Not, and Fish Tank in blending the color onto the stencil.

The Frame was created with a Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain woodblock stamp. I have had it for well over 10 years and it worked perfect for the frame. The brads on the frame are Gina K Designs from my stash, and the ink is Warm Cocoa also GKD.

The fish and sea creatures are from The Stamps of Life, Under the Sea. It is from an online class, so it is not available to purchase.

I had fun making this card. It is a 6 X 6 inch card to accommodate the stencil size. I didn’t want to cut it down once I finished stenciling it. This is the first time using A Colorful Life stencils. I like them and they are good quality.

Update from Mod Squad…This card was selected as a Top 3 winner.

Selected September 2019

MSC Ombre Stenciled Rose

Stenciled Rose

I used three colors to blend: Seaglass, Ocean Mist, and Key Lime. I used blending brushes. The rose was masked before blending the stencil. After blending, I stamped the rose using my Misti. I chose not to color the rose, as I thought the background had enough color. I chose not to place a greeting on the front. This way, I can use this card for anything needed. All product is Gina K Designs.

Details: Teardrop Stencil, Tropical Blooms stamp set, Seaglass card base, black layer.

This will be entered in two challenges:

Stencil Your Background

April 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge

MSC Fairy Birthday

Foliage Stencil with Fairy

I followed directions on Gina K’s video where she made a mask with a die, then stenciled over it. My fairy is close to the white space, so I called it good and colored it.

Details: Foliage Stencil, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus inks to blend the stencil, Black Amalgum ink for stamping the fairy and sentiment. The sentiment is from an incentive set that has no name, just 3 greetings and a couple of hearts. I used The Stamps of Life stitched rectangle die. The card base is Turquoise Sea to match the coloring of the fairy.

This will be entered in the Mod Squad Challenge:

Stenciled Sketch

Definitely had fun with this card.  I used a Diamond Stencil from Hero Arts, some Spring Green Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, a few die cuts and a sentiment from the MFT Queen for a Day set.

3-15-19 Stenciled Shaker

Yep, it’s a shaker card.  Love making shaker cards!  My friend had some “sand” embossing powder from Hero Arts that I used.  That stuff is amazing.

My friend and I were showing another friend lots of fun ways to make cards.  She just retired, so wanted to give her something to do that is fun and encourages her, as well as those she shares her cards with.  Definitely a great time.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!

Stenciled Roses

Ink Blended Birthday Roses

I used a rose stencil from Hot Off the Press. I blended with a blender brush using Lawn Fawn inks: Celery Stick for the green, Guava and Wild Rose for the pinks, and Moonstone for the blue; the blue turned pink tones purple. I used a Gina K stamp called More Massive Messages.

This card will be mailed to a lady turning 83 in April. As this is the same age as my mother, I chose to make a card that I knew my Mom would like. I think this lady will like the card. She doesn’t get much mail anymore and is always hoping for some, so her daughter requested cards for her. This request is located on Split Coast Stampers.