Friday, June 26, 2015

Making Lines - Celebrating with Cheers

Going back to coloring today and one more card for the MFT Summer School with Lesson #4 and also joining over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with"Anything Goes" and for the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .
Here is my card:
To create the lines on this card, I first stamped it down using Versamark ink along with the stamp set: Patterned Triangles and embossed in white. Next, I grabbed my watercolors and used the triangles as lines to add color to them to defines more. For the panel, I used blueprints 13 to get the stitched outline and popped it up using craft foam.

Next, colored in the penguin and and added a small stitched circle behind him. White embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock. Used foam mount under the sentiment and under the penguin. As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Penguins in Paradise (MFT), Patterned Triangles (MFT)
Card stock and Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice (MFT), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion), X Press It Blending Paper (copic coloring)  
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Accessories:  Blueprints 13 (MFT), Stitched Circles Dies (MFT), Fishtail Flags (MFT), White Embossing Powder (Ranger), Foam Craft, Foam Mount Tape 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Focal Point using Dies & Color for a Happy Birthday


Wanted to join the fun over at the MFT Summer School with Lesson #2 on Focal Points and also join a few more challenges with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge with "Anything Goes" as well as Seize Your Birthday.
Here is my card:
I wanted to build a focal point with using dies but before that I started with my Blueprints 20 to create a stax up look as well. Started off using Steel Blue cardstock with the Scallops and than Smooth White for the smaller stitched panel in the center and added craft foam under the panel. 

Here is what I used to create the flower and focal point at the top by combining different elements.
Cardstock used was Summer Splash for the blue, Tickled Pink for the Pink, Smooth White for the flower and doily. White basic pearl was added at the top.

Last but not least, added a sentiment from the stamp set: Totally Happy but choose Grout Gray cardstock to keep the colors as focal point as in spot coloring on a card.

Basically, the same card, but by changing a few elements on the card, look what happens when you remove the scallops and change the look of the sentiment. 
Let me know which one you like better? As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  Totally Happy (MFT)
Card stock and Paper: Smooth White, Steel Blue, Grout Gray, Summer Splash, Tickled Pink (MFT), 
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird)
Accessories:  Blueprints 20 & 3 (MFT), Stitched Circles Dies (MFT), Dizzy Doily Duo (MFT), Upsy-Saisy (MFT), Horizontal Stitched Dies (MFT), Foam Mount Tape, Foam Craft, Basic Pearl

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

MFTWSC233 - Have a Super Happy Birthday

Needed to make another Birthday card and wanted use the MFTWSC233 over at MFT card challenge using some favorite products and favorite technique which is embossing. Also, joining in SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge along with Seize Your Birthday.
Here is my card:
This was a fun scene to create by using the stamp set: BB You're Super where I started with stamping the building down and than masking over it to add more building behind it, but before stamping behind, I wanted it lighter so I stamped on a scrap piece first and than on the scene. 

Next, I added some sun rays by using the stencil along with Scattered Straw Distress ink. Afterwards, I added the stitched rectangle using Blu Raspberry cardstock and cut out a stitched circle using Kraft to sit behind this adorable girl. 

As you can guess, I colored this sweet image using my Copic Markers and than white embossing the sentiment onto black cardstock which was die cut using the Stitched Fishtail Flag die. Sentiment is from the set: Totally Happy. Also, another day with for the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set:  BB You're Super (MFT), Totally Happy (MFT)
Card stock and Paper: Smooth White, Blu Raspberry, Kraft, Black Licorice (MFT), 
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers
Accessories:  Stitched Circles Dies (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flags (MFT), Stitched Rectangles (SSS), You're Super Dies (MFT), Foam Mount Tape 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Wanted to get another card done using another favorite technique for this week's SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge which is white embossing to create a resist background along with watercoloring. Also, this is for the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .
Here is my card: 
Wanted to keep this card clean and simple so I started with my stitched white background first by using my blueprints 13 and than took some Summer Splash cardstock and cut out a rectangle. Next, I cut out a pierced rectangle and added the sentiment. 

Stamped the flowers and leaves from the set: Peonies from Avery Elle onto some water color paper first using versamark ink and white embossed it first to create a resist effect when adding color. Next, I played with a mix of colors using my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers by first adding the color to my craft sheet and than picking up color with the water brush.

When I was happy with the colors, I fussy cut them and added some foam mount underneath to build the arrangement. Last but not least, I added some enamel dots to finish this thank-you card.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Peonies (Avery Elle)
Card stock and Paper: White (Crafter's Companion), Summer Splash (MFT), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion),  
Inks: Black (Hero Arts), Spectrum Noir Aqua markers
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Pierced Rectangle (MFT), Enamel Dots, White embossing powder (Ranger), Versamark Ink, Foam Mount Tape 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Happy Birthday with Flowers

This card was made to celebrate one of our IG (Instagram) friends Birthday's Anastasia and hope she has a wonderful day filled with fun and excitement.
Here is my card:
I couldn't resist but to play with some of my favortie products from MFT and wanted to join the fun with the homework on using lines. Therefore, I pulled out the Horizontal Stitched Die and die cut colors using Summer Splash, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray, and Tickled Pink. 

Next, I added all the strips onto a white stitched base which I cut out first using blueprints 13 as it's a perfect fit for these strips. Next, I took the panel and cut out a circle and than used my Stitched circles from Simon Says Stamp and cut another circle where I added the words "Happy Birthday" using the set Circle Sayings.

Before adhereing the panel, I added some craft foam cut smaller than the panel to pop it up. Colored in the flowers from the set: Spring Tulips and little girl from the set: Feline Better using my copic markers. To add some details to the dress, I added some white polka dots using my white Sharpie pen.

Joining the homework challenge of lines over at MFT blog and using favorite products for SimonSaysStamp Wednesday Challenge along with coloring for the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Feline Better (MFT), Spring Tulips (MFT), Circle Sayings (SSS)
Card stock and Paper: Smooth White, Summer Splash, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray, Tickled Pink (MFT), Kraft (MFT), 
Inks: Black Licorice (MFT Hybird), Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 13 (MFT), Horizontal Stitched Dies (MFT), Sitched Circles Dies (SSS), Craft Foam, Foam Mount Tape 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Birthday or Should I say Yappy Birthday!

I love trying out different techniques on cards and this is one of my favorites to do which is a shaker card. This week over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is to do a favorite technique and/or use a favorite product. Also, this card was made for one of my sweet IG friends Megan (meghanshea3377) and wishing her a wonderful Happy Birthday and hope she has a terrific birthday.
Here is my card:
Had alot of fun making this card where I used my Blueprints 18 and some Birthday Bash DSP from Stampin Up for the base of this card. Next went on to make this cute little shaker card by using the circle stitches from the same blueprints and Kraft card stock.

Next, I colored in this cute pup from the stamp set: Playful Pups from Mama Elephant using my copic markers and added some sequins in. 
Added some foot prints using black ink and added the sentiment by using the Stitched Fishtail Flag die and black ink. 

Also, please check out and join the fun with the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker. We are about midway now and anyone can join at any time.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge site, please do so to see more inspiration and plus join in on the last sketch.

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Playful Pups (Mama Elephant)
Card stock and Paper: White (Crafter's Companion), Birthday Bash DSO (SU), Lemon Chiffon (MFT), Kraft (MFT), Acetate Sheet (Crafter's Companion)  
Inks: Black (Hero Arts), Black Licorice (MFT), Copic Markers
Accessories: Blueprint 18 (MFT), Stitched Fishtail Flags (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Foam Mount Tape 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

VLVJune Week1 - Brighter Days for a Special Friend

Having fun again with water coloring and wanted to play with this adorable sketch design by Julee Tilman over at the Viva La Verve Sketch June 2015 Week 1 along with joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge of which I choose flowers.
Also, joining Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge as this card is for a special friend which I thought would brighten her day.
Here is my card:
Love this set full of flowers, wonderful sentiments, and for so many occassions called: Brighter Days. Started off with a stitched black base using Blueprints 15 and than added some Typeset Speialty DSP for the bottom. Next created a watercolor background for the center using my distress inks and added a black mat behind it. 

For the right hand side of this card, I started off die cutting a Tear Drop Circle from Spellbinders in Lemon Chiffon than cut a circle using Summer Splash card stock and last but not least cut a stitched circle in white. Obviously I cut all of them in half and layerd them together. Added the sentiment which is from the same stamp set and colored the word using my copic marker.

Next moved on to more fun stuff which was white embossing these scallop flowers and using my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers using various colors. Added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins for final touches. 

Also, please check out and join the fun with the 30 day color challenge Kathy's is hosting over at The Daily Marker .

Supplies Used: 
Stamp Set: Brighter Days (Verve)
Card stock and Paper: White (Crafter's Companion), Black Licorice (MFT), Lemon Chiffon (MFT), Summer Splash (MFT), Sour Apple (MFT), Water Color Paper (Crafter's Companion), Typeset Specialty (SU)  
Inks: Black (Hero Arts), Copic Markers, Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, Distress Inks
Accessories: Blueprint 15 (MFT), Fishtail Flags (MFT), Tear Drop Circle (Spellbinders), Circle Die (MFT), Stitched Circle (MFT), Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), White embossing powder (Ranger), Scallop Die ( A cut Above by Verve), Foam Mount Tape