Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rainy Day Thanks

If you're feeling adventurous, head over to the Hero Arts blog to see how I used a
background stamp in a completely different way. Here's a peek at the card.

For the full card reveal as well as instructions on how the card came to be,
stop by the Hero Arts blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

MFT July Ingenious Inking--Resistance is Futile

For this month's Ingenious Inking, the design team was challenged to use
different methods and formulas of ink to create resist on our cards and projects.
Here's my project using Peerless Watercolors on an embossed background.

I was totally inspired by this card from Karin. I white embossed Balloon Strings
Background on watercolor paper, then brushed water across the surface.

I picked up different colors from the Peerless swatches with a waterbrush
and painted in the different areas. The embossing not only resists the ink,
but forms a barrier that keeps the color within the embossed lines.

I chose a birthday sentiment since we're still celebrating MFT's 9th birthday,
and finished off the card with a few enamel dots.

Stop by the MFT blog to see the other designers who took on the resist challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MFT Die-namics Design--Rise to the Occasion

Join us for this month’s Die-namics Design as we go up, up, and away with projects
featuring balloon Die-namics. Patterned, painted, textured, and peek-a-boo--
so many fun embellishing options with this iconic image that just says party.
Celebrate with us, won’t you?

I'm celebrating with the gorgeously huge balloon from Blueprints 26 and I used
the bottom right Blueprint sketch found here. The Star Celebration Background was
white embossed on watercolor paper and ink distressed with Razzle Berry Dye Ink,
then die cut with the balloon die.

The balloon string and knot were cut from Black Licorice card stock,
and the hybrid sentiment is from Count the Stars and Die-namics Brushstroke
Birthday Greetings.

For more inspiration using MFT balloon Die-namics, visit the blog for links
to participating designers and see how they "rose to the occasion".

CAS(E) this Sketch 133

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 133 from former teammie Gayatri.

Here's my literal take on it.

What started out as "bokeh" ended up as.....bubbles. After ink distressing with 
two colors of ink, I stamped circles in coordinating ink colors, then overstamped
each circle with white pigment ink.

To give the bubbles more dimension,  I added a bit of highlight with a 
white pigment pen. The card was finished with a hybrid sentiment from 
Winnie & Walter and My Favorite Things.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, July 30th
and you could be guest designing with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

MFT + Xyron®

This week there's a crafty collaboration between My Favorite Things and Xyron®
with project inspiration from both companies using MFT and Xyron® products.

The good folks at Xyron® generously allowed us to play with goodies of our choice.
I chose to use the Mega Runner, a compact "gun" type dispenser that's neat and tidy
 because it dispenses little dots of glue so there's no stringy mess. And Xyron®
managed to put 100 feet of adhesive into a dispenser that's comfy to hold, too.

Here's my project that put the Mega Runner to the test.

I stamped the Roses All Over Background on watercolor paper with Versamark,
and white embossed the design. The roses were ink distressed, then the panel
was die cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

After adhering the outer frame to a card base, the center panel was popped up
with fun foam and pieced into the frame. The Mega Runner handled the job beautifully
and securely. The hybrid sentiment was added and the card was finished off
with a few sequins.

A big plus with the Mega Runner are the refills, and there's no complicated
threading that you have to deal with. Just open the dispenser and pop in the refill.
Easy peasy so you can finish your projects quickly, too.

Stop by the Xyron® Facebook page to see their designers' projects, and
also visit My Favorite Things for today's Xyron® inspiration.