Basket Weave Fall Card

I made a card with the basket weave technique for the Thursday challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I specifically chose fall colors to work with the Mod Squad Challenge for this week: http://modsquadchallenge.com/fall-stampendous/

Mod Squad Challenge Basket Weave
Basket Weave inside

The cardstock used is SU Early Expresso and GKD Ivory. I used scraps for the die cut leaves. I wanted the die cut leaves on the front and they needed to be on a color that would help them to be seen, so I made the labels to place them on. The labels were cut using a Hero Arts die and embossed with SU Layered Leaves 3D folder. The sentiment “grateful” came from GKD Skeleton Leaves.

The inside was stamped with a leaf image that was won in a grab bag from Gina K Designs. I do not know the name of the stamp set it originally came from. I used fall colored Memento inks to stamp it. The inside sentiment came from SU Painted Harvest. It is stamped in Memento Expresso Truffle which is a great match for the cardstock.

This was a fun technique to learn and create.

Magnolia Happy Birthday

I sat down today and just stamped. It is fun to do this sometimes. I did use the colors for this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers: Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Calypso Coral.

Magnolia Blooms

The set is from SU called Magnolia Blooms. It is not in the printed catalog, but in a catalog for new stampers or stampers new to SU. I like the price of the set, so it made my list. I am pretty sure I have used this layout before, probably saw in a video. I had a pack of the Pear Pizzazz paper that was new, from my mother. It worked well for the card base. I added the black layer to help, since I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I needed something to add for the greeting and larger flower, so I looked in a file of paper from my sister and it had Calypso Coral. I added a strip on a black layer. It needed help, so it was embossed with the stand-by, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I even decorated the inside of the card and an envelope to match.

Merry Mice

I am playing along with the Christmas in July challenge at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog: http://modsquadchallenge.com/christmas-in-july-christmas-theme/

Merry Mice

I got inspiration from Mary Fish at StampinPretty.com. I used her card idea to create this card, along with the coloring of the mouse. Stamps used are Merry Mice, retired from Stampin’Up, Music Background, retired from Gina K Designs. The white cardstock is Gina Designs heavy base weight and layering weight, the red is Cherry Cobler from Stampin’Up. It is a perfect match for GKD Cherry Red, which is what I used to stamp the greeting. All coloring is Copic markers.

I really like this layout. I searched Google for ideas for this stamp set. It is one I received from Mom’s estate and this is the first time inking it. Looks to be a fun one.

Beach Happy

Using the Beach Happy set by Stampin’Up!, I have been creating several cards. None of these cards are my original designs. All are from demonstrators and their blogs, Pinterest, or You Tube channels.

Anniversary card

My husband and I just celebrated our 28th anniversary. The colors of our wedding were peach and teal, so I made the chairs in those colors. In the photo, the peach one likes more orange, but it is stamped with Hero Arts Peach ink pad.

Beach with Hat
Relax by the Beach
Beach Happy

The last three cards were created from Stamp With Lisa. I basically followed her idea, using what supplies I had available. I must be dreaming of warmer weather.

Color Challenge CC738

I sometimes play along with the color challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I really like this week’s colors: Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo. I have several SU markers and a few ink pads now, but before these, I converted the colors to Gina K Designs colors or Lawn Fawn. Crushed Curry matched Prickly Pear quite well, Granny Apple Green matches Key Lime. I do not have any matches listed for Melon Mambo, but it is a very bright pink. This time I used the SU colors watercoloring with markers and a water brush.

Thinking of You
Always makes me Smile

Stamp sets used are All That you Are by Stampin’Up, and Blessed Inside and Out by Maymay Made It. I stamped off one time on the inside. I am still getting used to this inkpad and if I do this again, I think I will stamp off two times and make the flower lighter. These are nice colors and were fun to work with.

Progressive Card Class Day 1 Beginner

I am taking an Altenew Adademy class called Progressive Card Making, taught by Justine Hovey. Each day has three levels, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Following are Day 1 beginner photos.

Card 1: GKD Rose Peonies
Card 2: SU All that You Are

This day is all about stamping. We lined the stamps up on half of the Misti, then rotated the paper and stamped again. I did add a few images to fill in the white spaces. I am enjoying this class. It is independent, so I do not have to hurry. My day 1 has lasted a few days.

I used Lawn Fawn Hippo ink for the flowers and Versafine Black ink for the greetings, embossed with clear embossing powder.

All That You Are

Happy Birthday Watercolor

I often participate in challenges with Split Coast Stampers. This card meets two of the challenges this week. It meets WT730 Waters Edge, where I needed to do something with water. I chose to watercolor. The other challenge is CC729 Color Challenge. The colors are Tide Pool, Melon Mambo, So Saffron, and Granny Apple Green, all listed as SU colors. I have few actual SU ink colors, so usually substitute. I used Hero Arts Tide Pool for the blue background. I do own SU watercolor pencils so I used Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green in the pencils, coloring the flowers and leaves. Sweet Corn by Gina K Designs is a match to So Saffron. I did a bit of sponging on the Birthday oval with Lawn Fawn Guava, which is a great match for the Melon Mambo. I even sponged the ribbon. I added a few sequins for something extra. The stamp set used is called All That You Are by SU. I do enjoy watercolor as it gives fast coloring.