Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Monday, February 8, 2016

Time for my Mashup

Hello and Happy Wednesday  Monday!

Today Wednesday was the deadline for the Friday Mashup challenge, and I finished my card 10 minutes too late.  Oh well.  I'm happy that I played along! I did a full write-up, but didn't get a photo until the next day.  I decided to wait until I completed the next challenge.

So, the current Friday Mashup has us focusing on love and candy!  Perfect for this week!  I am also combining this with the current ColourQ challenge; my first of this year.

I had a pool party card base cut already, and this small piece of SU Valentine dsp is perfect for both challenges.  I recently pulled out my remaining ruby red with the intention of making lots of Valentines (though this piece might be riding hood red)...better get going on those! I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add texture to the red and a strip of crumb cake.  The image was received in a swap a long time ago, and I don't know which company makes it.  I didn't have actual "candy" images, but I used markers to add candy sprinkles to the marshmallow topping of my sundae...Yum!  Scrunched up seam binding and a scallop border punch add more details.  Oh, the sentiment is from SU's "So Very," on a popped up small oval punch.  I am sending this to a friend...but which one??

Back to the previous Friday Mashup challenge.  We were encouraged us to make a card featuring a monkey (for the Chinese Year of the Monkey) or other animal, and/or a fancy fold.  I had various ideas, but finally put this together.  I have had this stamp for a long time, but never used it.  Today was the perfect chance.  It's called "Changito Chef" from Stampendous.  It is stamped with Stazon jet black, then colored with blender pens.  The colors are cherry cobbler, always artichoke, soft suede, more mustard, smoky slate, and marina mist.  The sentiment is from "Best Yet."  After using my ticket corner punch, I mounted it on soft suede.

 The fancy fold is one I learned years ago; even used it for my very first post on this blog!  It is a variation of the squash book, and was the Technique Lovers Challenge, #201.  I took an 8x8 inch piece of "Parkers Patterns" dsp, and folded it according to the instructions in the link above.  Riding Hood Red striped ribbon literally ties it all together.

I was going to send this as a very belated birthday card, but that person is too old for this sentiment.  Instead, I think I will change the inside greeting and send it to my grandson...on time!

Thanks for stopping by!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Two awesome cards, Kim! Sensational designs!

  2. Love these cards, Kim! I've never done that card fold on the second card...adorable. I have to try that soon!

  3. The ice cream image on the first card is adorable! And the fold on the second card is awesome!

  4. Super cute card! Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup!!