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Hello Happy Floral Fun Fold!

Well, I’m done with February birthdays, but working on my birthday card stash because April showers bring more birthdays in April, May, and June, right? Gina K Designs is hosting a FEBRUARY 2022 MONTHLY MIX CHALLENGE for Fun Folds and since this isn’t something I do very often I thought it’d be super fun to do! Also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes, so this definitely qualifies as anything!

I had signed up for a subscription to Let’s Stamp Together through Scrapbook & Cards Today (you can click on the highlighted name to check out the link for information about the program) and wanted to use the sweet Hello Happy Floral stamp, die, and stencil set from the January kit to create my card and ink colors and techniques for ink blending that Gina K used in her video for this kit.

Here’s what I created:

I found it hard to photograph the fun fold, but hopefully you will get a feel of how it turned out from my pictures.

I used Lucky Clover and Turquoise Sea inks along with Gina K blending brushes and a die cut from the Master Layouts 1 and I used Turquoise Sea cardstock for the card base.

I added some more shine by adding Pinkfresh Studio Gold Metallic Pearls with some Gina K Connect glue (honestly my favorite liquid glue tube.)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’re having a fabulously creative weekend!


Love to Celebrate You

I’m back. My mom and Mother-in-Law have birthdays that are a day apart so I’ve been busy trying to make beautiful cards to celebrate these wonderful women.

I was inspired by the  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge SLIMLINE CARDS and Pinkfresh FEBRUARY 2022 CHALLENGE, here’s the graphic from Pinkfresh:

I thought the colors as well as the theme worked really well so I created this card:

I started by using gold embossing on the floral image from the Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set. I used the suggested colors: Coral Reef, Candy Apple, Aquamarine, and Mermaid Cove for the ink blending with the Heartfelt Thanks Slimline Layering Stencil on Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB Smooth Solar White cardstock. I added Lawn Fawn Gold Stencil Paste for the flower centers and die cut the card front with the largest rectangle from the Essentials Blanket Stitch Slimline & Mini Slimline Rectangles set. I splattered the pink and red inks (mixed with some water on my Ranger Non Stick Craft Sheet) and some Coliro Watercolor Gold Pearl around the card front as well as the sentiment strip from the Foiled Sentiments.

I ink blended the pinks together on my Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock to create an ombre effect, die cut it out with the ‘love’ die from the Essentials Classic Word Die Set and then cut the shadow layer from Neenah Solar White 80 lb cardstock three times. I used a bit of white gel pen to cover up some of the words on the Foiled Sentiment so that I could fit the ‘love’ over part of it and have it look more natural.

I added some Metallic Gold Pearls as a finishing touch.

I get a breather from important birthdays for a little while. Do you have a time of the year when you have a lot of birthdays to celebrate and create for? In some ways it’s nice because I get into a bit of a groove and it’s easier to create when I’m in that groove.

I hope you are able to have some fun creating! It was so nice working on these cards while the sun was shining brightly. Even though a lot of these days have been fairly cold, it’s so much less distracting than a nice day in summer!


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