Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MFTWSC247 - Happy Birthday to My Sweet Daughter

I couldn't resist but to create a card using the MFTWSC247 weekly sketch from MFT Card Challenge and to play with some more fun stuff. Most importantly, my daughter's birthday is in one day, so I wanted to create something special for her as she is so precious to me. 

Now I need to get my grandaughter to cooperate and let me ink her hand up to make a handprint on the inside of the card. Also, joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where they have "No Designer Paper" and Seize the Birthday.

Here is my card:
This was so much fun to make as I first started off with creating the background and playing with some distress markers. Also, I was experimenting to see the look on watercolor paper as well as white cardstock. Both look great, but for this card, I used the white card stock.

What I did was grabbed an acrylic block and 5 distress markers (Tumbled Glass, Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, and Mowed Lawn). Next, I took each marker and colored a few lines onto the acrylic block in the same order as listed. 

Than, I took a little mister filled with water and little Perfect Pearls mixture and spritz over the block. From there, I applied the block directly over the paper and repeated this several times until my background was covered. 
From there, I cut the background using the Stitched Cover Up Companion Vertical die from MFT and ran it through my big shot. Don't want to forget, I also added some silver glittered card stock along with the Scribbles die to add to my background. 

For the base of the card, I used the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 25 using Blu Raspberry card stock, die-cut the white frame using the Stitched Cover Up Vertical die and pieced thoses all together. 

Colored in this adorable sweet little girl using my copics and made sure to add pink shoes, purse, and scarf as her favorite color is pink from the stamp set: Mon Cheri. Added the sentiment from the set called: Label Maker and cute 4m sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. (Mossy Green, Pink Peonies, Cornflower, Sparkling Clear)


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sending You Happy Holidays

Having fun with these reindeers and penguins again to create another Christmas card and join one of my friends Giorgia @ciocioscrap from Instagram on the challenge of making 100 Christmas cards. Also, joining again with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of using "dies".

Here is my card:
First off, I took an A2 size piece of white card stock and die cut 3/4 down using the Stitched Borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh and cut again using Sno Cone card stock which was added underneath the white. I than stamped the sentiment using black ink before adding texture paste with the falling snow stencil

Tip: when positioning the stencil over the word take into account where the dots are going to land on as I didn't pay attention the first time and re-did it. I learned from my prior mistake and positioned the stencil where it wouldn't hit the word and it worked.

From there, I took the negative of the cut I just did and added it back to the panel so that I would have an A2 size panel. This is the bottom portion of the card. Later, I took my blueprint 13 and ran it though my big shot to create the stitched border and since I wanted this raised from the actual white base card, I added some fun craft foam underneath.
Another tip: add texture paste after you finish die-cutting unless you like a flatten look to the texture paste which is no problem, but I wanted it puffy so, I put stencil over it again and added some more. It does got through the big shot with no problem, but just flattens the look of the texture. 

Now moving onto the focal point, where I used this cute adorable film strip die as I love the stitched trio look using Sno Cone card stock and again using Pink Lemonade card stock as I wanted the squares pink. 

Colored these cute little animals from theToboggan Together stamp set using my copic markers, but thinking to use my watercolors next time around. Last but not least, added a few 4m clear sequins along with a couple 6m Ballerina Pink Irridescent sequins. (one on the top right corner). They are beautiful in person.

As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.


Wishing You a Wonderful Birthday

It looks like we have lots of birthdays in September, so once again, celebrating another one of my friends from IG (Instagram) Annette IG: @paper_pajama birthday who is always super sweet and supportive. Wishing you a wonderful birthday and hope you enjoy all year long! Happy Birthday Annette.

Also, joining over with this week's challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog with the theme of "Use a Die" Also, over at Seize The Birthday with "Anything Goes" 

Here is my card:
Here I created my background by blending in several colors from Simon Says Stamp starting from the bottom going up is Hot Mama, Teeny Bikini, Melon, Green Apple, Audrey Blue, and Banana Split is from MFT collection.

Next, I used the Abstract Cover Up die from MFT and die cut two of them using white card stock and glued them together before adding it to the colored background.
Next, I gold embossed this gorgeous flower by Essentials by Ellen from the stamp set called: Mondo Magnolia times two and the reason for two is because I wanted to fuzzy cut the center flower out so that I could pop it over the first flower. I adhered it slighlty offset to create some more layered leaves.

Added the sentiments from MFT stamp set called: Label Maker Sentiment and added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish off this card. As always, if you haven't checked out the challenge, please stop over to check out all the inspiration.