I have been working on red and white cards the last couple of days. All three were posted to Mod Squad from Split Coast Stampers.
This card uses Summer Blooms and A Wish for You, from 2014. The paper is Cherry Cobbler from Stampin Up and Layering Weight White from Gina K Designs. The ink is Cherry Red from GKD.
This next card uses the sets Merry & Bright (2017) and Christmas Wishes (2014), both Gina K Designs. The cardstock used is Red Hot and Layering Weight White both GKD.
The last card entered in the challenge uses a Snowflake Background die from The Stamps of Life. The greeting is stamped with the Winter Cheer set, from Gina K Designs, in Red Hot ink. The red cardstock used is also Red Hot.
I placed the dates on the stamps as I was including these in a challenge on Split Coast called USEIT2019. The intent is to use items from our stash that have been there for a long time. I forget this challenge is there, and have been reminded lately. All three cards used mostly older product that has been in my stash for quite some time. The snowflake background is new. I added a bit of sparkle to those flakes using the Crafter’s Companion Clear Sparkle pen.
This is the first time creating a card for this challenge. I was inspired by Johanna and Bonnie when they created their entry. I saw an idea, made a sketch, and began creating.
I used stamps and dies from The Stamps of Life: Snowflake Background Die Set, Merry Christmas, and elves2stamp. The paper is Lovely Lipstick, Smokey Slate, both from SU, and the green is Fresh Asparagus from Gina K Design. I added sparkle to the card with a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen, though it does not photograph well. The ribbon is SU, but I couldn’t find the color on the ribbon role. I added a piece of sparkly ribbon that kind of matched the glittery paper I used for die cutting the Merry Christmas. I like the sparkle as it adds something special to a Christmas card.
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.
I had fun with some tropical images from The Stamps of Life. They just celebrated being in business for 10 years and these images were part of their celebration. I saw the idea I used in their gallery. I can’t take credit for it, but loved the artist’s work.
The toucan stamp set was free for club members in the month of August. It is available for purchase if you are interested. I had fun coloring the toucan. I used a variety of alcohol markers, some Copic, some Spectrum Noir, and at least one Bic. The flower is watercolored. I made several flowers and have them sitting in a cup, waiting to be used. This has already gone out in the mail. I love when I am able to use the card immediately.
The cardstock and patterned paper are from The Stamps of Life. This is the first time I have used their patterned paper and cardstock together. Love how the colors match.
The front stamped greeting is from the Stampin’Up, March Paper Pumpkin, set called Poppin’ Birthday. The inside greeting is also SU called Bring on the Cake. This is for a 25th birthday as you can see with the numbers being colored.
I used Gina K Designs Red Hot ink for the greeting. It matched the paper perfectly. The Tombow marker #856 matches the ink and paper quite well, so it was used to color the numbers.
I made the fold out piece to either write something or place a gift card there. I can add a vellum envelope to hold the gift card, if needed.
Dies used are the Sizzix Framelits Flip-its with a circle. I thought circle was part of the name, but it doesn’t appear to be. I used SU Stitched Shapes Framelits for the white circles. The white paper is Whisper White from SU. This is also a first for me. I had a couple of pieces, so pulled one out to use with this card. It is a smooth white and bright. I really like it.
This is for my daughter who is not into pinks and frills. Hopefully this will be acceptable to her.