Thursday, November 5, 2015

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #31

This is the last of the challenges for the 2015 Hope You Can Cling To Challenges in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Thank you to SplitCoastStampers and all the designers who participated in making this event so much fun!

HYCCT1531A - Stop and Smell the Roses

Challenge:  Include Roses on your card

My roses are in this beautiful DSP.   I don't recall all the details for this card as I made it during a make and take.

HYCCT1531B - ORANGE you glad?

Challenge:  Use the color board on this challenge for inspiration.


Stamps:  SU Printed Petals, Curly Cute
Ink:  Peach Parfait
Embossing folder:  Dots

HYCCT1531C - Finish Line

Challenge: Incorporate a single hand-drawn line (any color) on your project, and you have to have nother element of your card crossing it.

A cute little card using a phone ... some people may not remember having rotary dials on their phones.. 

Stamps:  The Stamps of Life - phone4u
Ink:  Melon Mambo

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #30

HYCCT1530 - Tough as Nails

Challenge:  You may use any construction related materials to make or embellish your card. It could be drywall spackle, mesh joint tape, aluminum pipe tape, sandpaper, get the idea. Another take would be to use construction related stamps, but brownie points with me if you come up with something really outside the box.

I used spackling and drywall tape.  Then inked the card and used tape to adhere the drywall tape to the background.  I added washi tape for good measure.

Stamps:  Million & One
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Tangerine Twist and StazOn

HYCCT1530 TEAM  - Turning You Loose!

Challenge:  Use the Tutorial Section.  Here are the rules:

  • You must choose a technique from our tutorials section here on Splitcoast
  • You must link to the tutorial you are using in your card description
  • You must have fun and learn something new
I decided to give the Acetate tutorial a try.

Here is my card.

Stamps:SU More Merry Messages and Snow Swirled
Ink:  StazOn Cotton White, Bashful Blue 

HYCCT1530 Survivor - You've Got This!

Challenge: Make a card of encouragement letting them know it's going to be okay.

I made this card at a make and take so I don't recall all the details, but I thought it was fitting for this challenge.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #29

HYCCT1529 - Thank Pink

Challenge:  Create a Thank You card using PINKS as your color!

Here is my pink thank you card.   Well, the pink is in the pink family... Strawberry Slush.  I think that counts!  And I added a few other colors!

Stamps:  SU Bloom with Hope and Work of Art
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, StazOn
Embossing Folder - Dots

2015 Hope You Can Cling T0 #28

HYCCT1528 - Rainbows - The Promise of a Better Tomorrow

Challenge:  Make a card with a rainbow, or use a rainbow of color (think ROY G BIV), the rainbow can be made with ink, paper, ribbon, rhinestones, etc.

For my card I was going to use washi tape, but I didn't have all the colors.  So I decided to use the SU Work Of Art stamp set instead.

Stamp:  SU Work of Art
Ink:  StazOn, Real Red, Tangerine Twist, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Concord Crush

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #27

HYCCT1527 - Strength in Numbers

Challenge:  Help you sisters who are battle the BIG C by making a card for them that helps spread the message of "we're all here for you" "together we will beat this" by using a MASKING TECHNIQUE to bring a group of people (or animals) together as the MAIN feature of your card.

I had a few stamp sets I could have used for this challenge.  The sentiment on the Owls was perfect!  I added the ribbon at the last minute.  I was trying to make a cute bow, but that didn't work out well.  So, instead I made a ribbon symbol using the black ribbon.  Now that I'm thinking about it, I should have used a pink ribbon.  Oh well, looks cute with the black.

Stamps:  The Stamps of Life - moreowls2stamp
Other:  Flowers (yellow) and Swirls (black)

HYCCT1527 - HERO - You are My Superhero

Challenge:  make a card with a superhero theme. Use a superhero image...or a WHAM! or POW! or ZAP! or SHAZAM!

I have absolutely no superhero stamps.  Back to the googling I go.  I found a couple of super hero logos that I could use.  I copied them over and printed on paper.  I wasn't sure of I wanted to incorporate my findings.  Some times its good to let things sit as ideas may come to you.  It certainly did for this one.  I remembered I had a t-shirt stamps set and die.  I was able to use the die for my card.  Not too bad!

Stamps:  The Stamps of Life 
Embossing Folder:  Star

HYCCT1527 - KIDS - Mom's Faves

Challenge:  Kids, your challenge is to make a card representing something your mom loves. A favorite food, a favorite pet or animal, even a favorite color. You can even make a card representing how you feel about your mom.

My mom loves to shop.  I was going to use a different stamps set, but I used it for another test.   So here we go ...

Stamps:  Bootiful Occasions
Ink:  Brilliant Blue marker
More:  Silver glitter, glue pen

HYCCT1527 - BONUS - Create a Cure!

Challenge:  create a stunning background for your card using the salting technique with watercolors or ink.

I used Tim Holtz distress ink (barn door) and the wrinkle free distress technigue.  I do not have re-inkers  or watercolor paper so had to come up with a different method and used regular cardstock.   I also used regular table salt to "cure".  It wasn't as prominent as I had hoped it would be.

Stamps:  SU Fast & Fabulous and Happy Watercolor
Ink:  StazOn

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #26

HYCCT1526 - I Believe In Prayers, Love and Fairy Dust

Make a card with a SPUNKY little FAIRY on it!!!! Let's go SPUNK Cancer!!!! 

I do not have any fairy stamps so I did the next best thing .. GOOGLE.   I googled Spunky fairy and a few cute spunky images appeared.   I decided to use this adorable fairy.

Since the image had purple, pink and blue, I decided to sponge those colors to make a background.  I also used some swirls for the background as well.  I punched out the circle using my SU 2 1/2" circle punch.  I used Scallop die to cut the Melon Mambo cardstock.  I embossed the scallop circle using the Swirls embossing folder.  

Stamps: The Stamps of Life - swirls2build

Accessories:  Swirls embossing folder, Scallop Die, 2-1/2'" Circle punch
Ink:  StazOn, Concord Crush, Melon Mambo, and Bashful Blue

2015 Hope You Can Cling To #25

HYCCT1525 - Stay Centered

Make a card by only using the center for your image, sentiment etc. 

The sentiment and image are centered on the card.  I used some cute pastel colored dsp.  I stamped the chick on dsp and cut out.   

Stamps: The Stamps of Life eggs4Easter and moreowls2love