Wednesday, April 24, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #434




It's time for a new MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Here's Sketch #434.


And here's my take on it.



A panel was ink distressed with Peacock Feathers in ombré fashion from top
to bottom. The panel was spattered with water and stamped with bubbles. The
sentiment was stamped before the panel was popped up on a white card base.

Three bunnies were stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching
Die-namics and popped up on the card. Clear glaze enhanced the bubbles.



Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you can be the random winner
of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge! Hope you'll join us!



Tuesday, April 23, 2019

MFT Flower Silhouettes Card Kit Release Day



It's time for you to purchase My Favorite Things Flower Silhouettes Card Kit
in the MFT Store! Comment on ALL participating team members' blogs for a chance
to win a $50 MFT gift voucher!

And while you're there, check out the awesome 50% off Retirement Sale where
products are moving fast and once they're gone, they're gone for good!

https://www.mftstamps.com/sale-items/featured-deals

So before you run off, I have one more Card Kit project to share with you.



Before I removed the flowers from the Misti, I added another branch and stamped
the flowers in landscape format on a white card base. I grounded the flowers with a
strip of patterned paper and a white embossed sentiment. The card was finished off
with multi colored enamel dots for contrast.


There are so many possibilities for coloring the flowers, but the easiest is to
stamp them as silhouettes and having a Misti or any type of stamp positioner makes
mass producing quick and easy.

We hope you have fun with the Flower Silhouettes Card Kit and be sure to use
#mftstamps when you share your projects on social media.
Happy shopping!
 


Monday, April 22, 2019

MFT Flower Silhouettes Card Kit Day 2



Are you ready for more Card Kit inspiration? The Flower Silhouettes
Card Kit will go on sale tomorrow, April 23rd at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.

For today's project, I inked up the flowers with Distress inks and sprayed
them with water before stamping on a white card panel, for a watercolor look.



I ink distressed lightly around the panel with Peeled Paint Distress ink,
then adhered it to a Grout Gray card base. 



I white embossed the sentiment on a strip of white card stock, then ink
distressed with the same Peeled Paint Distress ink. I cut it out with the
Slanted Sentiment Strip Die-namics, then popped it up on the card.

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from
participating team members then get ready to purchase your kit tomorrow,
April 23rd at 10AM EST!



Sunday, April 21, 2019

MFT Flower Silhouettes Card Kit--Day 1



It's time to meet My Favorite Things newest Card Kit--Flower Silhouettes.

Here's a sneaky peek a the kit. Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for a detailed
description of the kit's contents. The Flower Silhouettes Card Kit will go on sale  
Tuesday, April 23rd at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.




For today's project, I stamped the flowers as true silhouettes. I masked off a portion
of a panel with Post-it tape, then ink distressed several colors and spattered some
water over the surface.


After the panel dried I stamped  the flowers with Extreme Black ink and
finished off the card with the stamped sentiment and black sequins.
The panel was popped up on a white card base with dimensional tape.



Since the stamps were still on the door of the Misti, I decided to make a
second card with different colors and a different sentiment. Cards can be
quickly mass produced with the silhouette images and a sentiment can be
added as needed, depending on the occasion, or simply left off altogether.

Visit today's Card Kit post for more inspiration using this kit and leave a
comment there for a chance to win prizes!



Thursday, April 18, 2019

MFT April Birthday Project--Cheers to Another Year


It's time to celebrate another trip around the sun with a favorite beverage.
Coffee or tea for a birthday brunch, or maybe cocktails or wine for a night on the town.
For this month's challenge, create a birthday card that includes the drink of your choice.

My beverage would be coffee--iced if possible--and of course, shared with friends.



I used the Coffee Cup Die-namics and cut the cups from white card stock and
the lids and sleeves from alcohol ink scraps. Before I assembled the cups I ran
the sleeves through a paper crimper.

A card base was made with Grout Gray card stock that was stamped with
small coffee cups. The cups were adhered to the card, and the sentiments were
stamped above and below them. Sequins finished off the card.



Join the Birthday Project Challenge and you could be the random winner of a
$50 MFT gift voucher! Get all the details and deadline at the MFT blog and we
hope to see you in the gallery. Cheers!


CAS(E) this Sketch #318


CAS(E) this Sketch #318 is a retro one from former teammie Nathalie.


Here was my take back in 2017.



And here's my 2019 version.



A strip of watercolor card stock was ink distressed with three colors that
overlapped and formed secondary colors for a rainbow effect. I adhered it to
a white card base and added two clouds and a white embossed sentiment.
Sequins finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if  you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, April 25th.
We hope to see  you in the gallery!


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #433




Here's this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Meet Sketch #433.


Here's my take on the sketch.



A wonky stitched oval was ink distressed and spattered with water. Two
fish were white embossed and ink distressed, then cut with the matching
Die-namics. The oval was adhered to a kraft card base and stamped with small
schools of fish.

The two fish were popped up on the card and I added the white embossed
sentiments. The "lookin' sharp" sentiment is meant for the puffer fish
who gets a bit prickly when it puffs up.



Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you could be the random winner of
a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge!



Monday, April 15, 2019

SSS Rainboot Planter


When I saw Simon Says Stamp's Rainboot Planter, it went straight to the top of 
my "want" list. It was part of their April 2019 Card Kit but was sold ala carte, too.
It quickly sold out and I patiently waited for it get back in stock. And after I saw
 Debby Hughes' card the waiting became a tad unbearable.

You can imagine how quickly I tore into the package when it finally arrived.



Debby did some amazing watercoloring on her die, but I resorted to masking and 
ink distressing with daubers.




Of course I had to spatter some water over the boots (from the rain puddles) and white
embossed the sentiment on the side. Sadly, the sentiment is retired, but I wanted to have
a stacked sentiment and that happened to fit the spot.




This die is so much fun and I can't wait to use it again with other coloring medium.
You can find this exclusive die here in the Simon Says Stamp store. 

I'm entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #121--Die-ing for 
Creativity. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge #85--HAPPY EASTER


Are you ready? We're hoppin' into the next Tag You're It Challenge!
Here's the theme for  Challenge #85--EASTER.




And here's my tag, compliments of Lawn Fawn.  I am totally in love with that bunny!


Nearly all the dies came from Lawn Fawn's Shadow Box Card Spring Time
Add-On. The "grass" was part of a label die that I lengthened to fit the tag.
An older Lawn Fawn sentiment and green and white twine finished off the tag.

We'd love to see your Easter-themed tags in the gallery! Link up your tag(s) by
Wednesday, April 24th at 9AM EST. The winner will join us on a future challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, April 11, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #317


CAS(E) this Sketch #317 is a little something from yours truly 
and it looks like this.



Here's my take on it--a first cousin to my card for CTS316.




I adhered a piece of wide washi tape to white card stock, then cut a 3" square.
A strip of striped paper was adhered to the top of a card base, then topped
with the washi tape square. A stamped sentiment finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, April 18th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!