Rainbows and Sunshine

Playing with MFT Summer Stamp School and today is all about Rainbows.

https://mftstamps.com/blogs/news/summer-school-2020-day-2

I had several cut circles left over from Online Card Classes Summer Camp, so out they came for another rainbow. I cut clouds from a Lawn Fawn die. The sun is a flower stamp and die, Gina K Designs, Autumn set. The greeting is from The Stamps of Life rainbows2stamp. My inspiration was from Split Coast Stampers featured stamper. I enjoyed creating this card and using supplies from my stash is always a joy.

Floaties

http://alwaysfunchallenges.blogspot.com/2020/07/challenge-173.html https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-75/

I had fun creating this card. It is entered in Always Fun Challenges using stencils. The sunray stencil is from Spellbinder’s Fun Stampers Journey, ink blended with Lawn Fawn lemonade and butter ink pads. The waves are from A Colorful Life stencil, blended with Mowed Lawn distress oxide ink. The floaties are from The Stamps of Life, floaties2stamp, morefloaties2stamp, and the matching dies, colored on Bristol paper using markers and a water brush. I use a variety of markers, so these are either Tombow or Stampin Up as they are always close by when stamping and coloring.

Floaties inside

I placed a large hello from Big Time Saying by Maymay Made It, along with the other floaties that were colored and die cut. I did add a bit of pool ink from Lawn Fawn to the inside for a bit of color so the floaties could float.

Thanks for looking.

Happy Day Mums

The race was on for the As You See It Challenge. I needed to complete a card in 10 minutes with 3 elements. I looked at my stamps, looking for images that did not need any coloring and would stamp easily. I finally decided on mums2stamp from The Stamps of Life.

http://www.asyouseeitchallenge.com/2020/07/challenge-230-race-in-triplicate.html

I use my Gina K Designs Ink Cubes and my Original Misti for stamping. The papers are My Favorite Things. My timer showed 25 seconds left, so the total stamping took 9 minutes and 35 seconds.

The greeting is from butterfly2stamp also The Stamps of Life. I did try butterflies, but that took too long. Fun challenge! Thanks.

Play Ball

Baseball is a favorite past-time in the summer, and I have been to Busch Stadium a few times to watch the Cardinals in action. This was created for a challenge at Split Coast Stampers depicting Summer in the City. I made sure that the stars I added had stitching lines to meet the D and D Challenge of stitching.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2020/07/stitches-challenge.html

I used a digital image from Power Poppy called Baseball Vignette Digital. I resized the image and printed it on our laser printer on Gina K Designs Layering Weight cardstock. When the toner was dry, I was able to color the image with alcohol markers. I fussy cut the image out and placed it on my cardbase with foam squares. I added stars all around with The Stamps of Life Stitched Stars dies; this is the smallest star in the set. Before cutting, I applied Sizzix adhesive sheets to the back side of the cardstock, this way the stars became a sticker.

Thanks for a fun contest!

Sailboat

The following card is created using the CAS Colors of So Saffron, Night of Navy and Real Red. I made this last weekend, got busy, didn’t get a photo taken till today, so I will try to remember what colors I substituted.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2020/06/challenge-375-colors.html

The yellow ink is Lawn Fawn Sunflower and the red is Gina K Designs Red Velvet. The blue is Lawn Fawn Deep Sea. I stamped the blue off several times to get lighter shades. I used stamps from three companies in completing the front of this card: MayMay Made It — Beacon for most of the images, Snowbuddies for the globe, Stampin Up High Tide for the water, and The Stamps of Life sailboat2stamp for the sentiment. The inside has a Hero Arts stamp for Father’s Day. I added an action wobbler to the front making the sailboat sail on the water.

Tropical Flamingo

This was a fun card to create. I pulled out every tropical set that I can remember owning and used stamps from three companies. The particular entry is for the Retro Rubber Challenge of Summertime.

https://www.retrorubberchallengeblog.com/my-blog/2020/06/challenge-136-summer-time.html

The flamingo is from The Stamps of Life, dated May 2016 The large tropical leaves are from Leave Me in Paradise, Catherie Pooler Designs, July 2018. There are small tropical leaves from Hero Arts, dated 2019. I used my MISTI for the background, placing the leaves on one half of the paper, stamping, then turning the paper and stamping again. All of the inks are from Gina K Designs.

This card was created with inspiration from the Featured Stamper from Split Coast Stampers. Here is the card I used for inspiration: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2864482?cat=fav

It was also entered in the current MISTI challenge at Split Coast Stampers, which is to use pink on your card.

Virtual Stamp Night Mini

I have been busy creating for the Split Coast Stampers Virtual Stamp Night mini challenges. A couple of times a year, SCS has a Virtual Stamp Night where challenges have a theme with challenges given every hour for a couple of days. Then the deadline is a couple of weeks away, so the person participating does not have to rush. Each card should be completed in one hour, however, this does not include prep time. Following are the cards created for this season’s mini challenge of Summer Playlist.

Two Blues

This challenge is called Summertime Blues. I chose a set called Love What you Do using the colors of Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel. This was a fast card to complete taking around 15 minutes. I had paper already cut and simply pulled two blue inks pads out with the stamp set.

Rainbow Wreath

This challenge was called Always Be a Rainbow. I saw a Gina K Designs Live recently and she was making a wreath card using the Sentimental Bouquet set and I liked it, so I pulled it out and created a wreath in her style. This was a quick card with the pieces being cut, using the wreath builder template and my MISTI. It took around 20 minutes.

Strawberry Fruit

This challenge was called Tutti Frutti. I found a card layout that I loved, from Darlene DeVries at Live Love Cards. I followed her idea of using the SU Buffalo Check stamp set for part of the background; it does resemble a picnic tablecloth. The I used strawberries from strawberries2stamp, a set from The Stamps of Life. I used my dies to cut the strawberries, but decided to remove the white outer portion using my scissors. This was a fast card around 30 minutes.

Get well

This is the last card for the mini challenge, Don’t Stand so Close to Me. It was a sketch challenge placing an item in each corner. I was creating this card for the current Paper Smooches challenge also; I went ahead and linked it from SCS. The Paper Smooches challenge is to use flowers. I had a piece of floral paper sitting on my desk, so I decided to paper piece and fussy cut. This card took the longest around the entire hour. I stamped the images, fussy cut them, then walked away. I came back and finished the card. The hearts came from a Lawn Fawn die. The stamp sets used are Healthy Vibes and Flap Happy with the steam coming from Flap Happy.

This took a few days to complete, but they were fun. I am not sure if the exact dates for the larger challenge, but will probably participate. There are prizes for participating. I made a few last year and won a gift certificate to spend at a stencil store. Thanks for reading this long post! Enjoy your day.

Letter Substitution

Noel

Day 10 is all about letter substitution. I have a stamp set by Maymay Made It called Noel. It is designed for letter substitution as it comes with Christmas images to substitute for the letter O or the E. I pulled out a stamp from The Stamps of Life penguins4Christmas, and used the gift for the letter E. To decorate the gift boxes I found a piece of patterned paper that had gold foil gifts all over it and I used it for inspiration. I used a gold Sharpie marker and a gold gel pen to decorate the boxes, like the patterned paper. I added dots all over the background with the gold gel pen, then added a strip of gold foil to the bottom of the card front.