Our weather is changing with cooler evenings making it feel like Fall. Since it is feeling like Fall, I made a card with leaves.
I used the Stampin’Up retired set called Blended Seasons for the leaves. I moved the image several times in my MISTI to have leaves all over the background. I used watercolor paper and embossed the leaves in gold to capture the water and color. The color palette is from Splitcoast Stampers CC912: Poppy Parade, Crushed Curry, and Garden Green. To make the color more intense, I used reinkers for Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry. I do not own a green one, so came back with a marker to give it more color.
The Hello is a die from Gina K Designs which came in a butterfly stencil kit. I chose to use the Early Expresso color to cut the word Hello and Vellum for the shadow.
I really like how this card came out. I enjoy watercolor in how quickly you can achieve vibrant color on the image.
I chose to create with the color pallet from The Paper Players, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, and Night of Navy.
I used Spellbinders Glimmer Plates in this card. The flower is a peony illustrated by Yana Smakula. The greeting is also a Glimmer Plate. I used Hammermill paper for the Glimmer as it usually works well. When I used my Glimmer machine, I spend quite a bit of time and all I do is make Glimmer pieces and then let them sit until I want to use them. Today was a day to use a few of the pieces.
I took out the ink pads that match the colors in the challenge. I watercolored the peony using a water brush. I added a few gems and called it complete. It has a lot more shimmer in real life as I am not a great photographer with foil.
Thanks for spending time with me. I enjoyed the challenge.
With inspiration from buddy Gayle, I pulled out several bee stamps and ideas began flowing. My card is a bit different for me, as I rarely create cards using several company stamp sets and/or dies.
I started with Paper Smooches stamps. The bee came from Courteous Cuties and the greeting “hapbee birthday” came from More Courteous Cuties. I decided to stamp the bee near the top, so I cut the greeting apart and placed it around the bee. I saw an idea where the hexagon was cut with a number 2 on it, so I used my hexagon dies from The Stamps of Life along with the stamp set minihexagons4backgrounds, where I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. The number 2 is from graduation2celebrate and matching dies, also The Stamps of Life. The word “you” is alphabet stamps from Hero Arts. I felt the card front needed something else, so I began with the stitched rectangle die from The Stamps of Life, but that wasn’t enough as it still looked too plain. Out came the Cuttlebug Hexagon embossing folder. I like the embossing as it looks like a bee hive.
This will also be added to the MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers. This month’s challenge is to use numbers and/or alphabet.
I like how the card came out. It was fun creating.
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.
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.
Another day of Online Card Class with a bit of sparkle being front and center for the lesson.
The sparkle was created with glitter gel by Faber Castelle. My jar was fairly dried, so I added a little bit of water to try to revive it. I was able to get enough sparkle on my palette knife to spread enough to get the sparkly effect. I ink blended the background with a few distress inks. I used the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die. The gems are from Hobby Lobby. I am using a lot of items from my stash. I ran out of my favorite foam adhesives, so out came the Hobby Lobby that is a bit thicker. This will definitely cost more to mail as it will not fit through the slot on my mailing guide. Several years ago the USPS gave my husband a plastic guide with a slot for your letter to fall through. If the letter or card can go through the slot with no help, a single stamp will work, otherwise, extra postage is needed. I use this tool every time I mail anything. I remember these pieces of foam a bit thick for the card to fly through unassisted.
I am entering this in the Paper Players Challenge due to the sparkle in the hello.
The following card is full of sparkle, clouds, a rainbow, and is using older product.
I used two older stamp sets in this card: Gina K Designs Happy Mail (2017) and SU High Tide (2017). The clouds were cut with a Lawn Fawn die, Cloudy Hillside Pop-up. The rainbow was made with Spellbinders Large Circle dies. I added sparkle to the rainbow with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. This was created with the lesson from Online Card Class Spring Card Camp Day 11. This is one of my favorite lessons, as I had the supplies and could sit down and create. All of the paper used is Hobby Lobby heavy weight cardstock, except for the violet. I think the violet is The Stamps of Life cardstock.
Always enjoyable when a card comes together and fits to many challenges.
This card is for The Paper Players, PP473, challenge.
I watercolored on Ranger Watercolor Paper. The stamp set is Flowers in Bloom from My Favorite Things. I used SU Watercolor Pencils, then markers, then a bit more pencil. I used Spellbinders dies to create a frame. The frame is GKD Tomato Soup which is a close match for Poppy Parade. My neutral is black.