Friday, November 16, 2018

25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018

I'm glad that I found some time to play with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2018.
 I've just returned from a week's stay in Tokyo and I was thinking about making tags
while I was there. Here they are.


I was drawn to Gemma's tags on Day 12--the shape, her ink distressing, and how she 
simply added a cute critter on each of her tags.


These tags came together quickly because I had both images cut and colored in my 
stash of die cuts. Both tag shapes were cut from an old Sizzix set of rounded tags
and ink distressed.
 

For the penguin tag, I added some snowballs by die cutting white felt and adding
a bit of glittery Stickles on them, and on the snowy bank. The images were popped
up on their respective tags and stamped with a sentiment. Both tags were finished
off with a loop of gray and white twine, and "snow" from Nuvo Crystal Drops.

If you love making tags, visit Tracey's blog for all the details and daily tag inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, November 15, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #298


Here's CAS(E) this Sketch #298, compliments of yours truly.

And it's a two-weeker, which means you have two weeks to join the challenge and
still have time to enjoy the (US) Thanksgiving holiday--AND Black Friday shopping!


And here's my take on it.



An Altenew bloom that was already assembled found a home on my card.
I added some details to the leaves with a YG03 Copic marker. Two strips of
dark gray card stock were adhered to a white card base. The flowers and
leaves were adhered to the card and finished off with the sentiment strip.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammies interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Nov 29th
and we hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #411



Here's this week's MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #411.


And here's my take on it.



The carload of snowpeople in Cool Christmas was colored with Copics and cut
with the matching Die-namics. A rectangle was cut and ink distressed to resemble
a snowy sky. The piece was adhered to a white card base and the car was popped
up over it. The card was finished off with the white embossed sentiment.


Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge. Come and join us!



Thursday, November 8, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #297


Brian brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #297.


Oh, the possibilities with this sketch! Here's what I came up with.


I believe Amy Tsuruta enabled me to get this llama, and I thought he'd be
perfect for the sketch. I colored him with Copics and cut him with the matching
dies. He was popped up on the card and the sentiment stamped beneath him.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch and see how the rest of my teammies interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, November 15th
and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!


Supplies:

Thursday, November 1, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #296


Nathalie brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch
Meet Sketch #296.


And here's my take on it.


Three feathers were cut from an alcohol ink piece and adhered to a white
card base. The middle feather was popped up and the card was finished off
with the gold embossed sentiment.

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, November 8th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Supplies:
My Favorite Things Essential Sentiments


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #409



It's Wednesday, time for a new My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
Here's Sketch #409.


And here's my take on the sketch.


I die cut the New York Skyline and trimmed off Miss Liberty. The piece was
ink distressed and spattered with water, then adhered to a white card base.
The sentiment was white embossed and cut with the fishtail banner then
popped up on the card. Sequins finished off the card.



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you join the challenge!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hits & Highlights--Merry and Bright



With the Christmas season quickly approaching, the Creative Team was challenged 
to feature products that include “merry” in its name or to add some brightness to
 our projects. We hope you'll be inspired to add some to yours, too!

Here's my take on the challenge.


I ink distressed a panel with several Distress inks then spattered water over
the surface. The bold sentiment was gold embossed over it and the panel was
trimmed and adhered to a top folding white card base.



Our Town was die cut from white card stock and I gold embossed the roofs by
tapping a Versamark pad over the roofs and heat embossing gold powder. The row
of houses was popped up on the card and finished off with gold confetti.

Visit today's Hits & Highlights post at My Favorite Things to see how participating 
team members took on the Merry and Bright Challenge!


Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sweet Holiday Penguins Shadow Box


Did you grab Stacey Yacula's Sweet Holiday Penguins set? I'm still over-the-moon excited
that she'll be designing for MFT and I couldn't stop coloring her inaugural set of penguins.

While surfing through MFTv on YouTube, I saw Steph's video on making a shadow box
card from a Release Class project by Torico. Now I'm not a "paper engineer" type of card
maker, but I had to give it a shot. Torico shared a great pictorial in the Release Class pdf,
but I'm such a visual learner that I decided to follow Steph.



I LOVE how this turned out! I used a piece of the new Candy Land paper for the snowy
 background. The penguins were clear embossed and colored with Zig markers and a
water brush, then cut with the matching Die-namics.


I followed Steph's video--pausing at each step--and constructed the shadow box. I modified
it to add just one step instead of two, and Snow Drifts in the back. The sentiment was stamped
on the background before the box was closed, and finished off with Sparkling Clear snowflakes.


The best part about this shadow box card? It can be folded flat and sent through the mail. It
fits into an A2 sized envelope but you may need to add extra postage because of the thickness.
But it's so worth it--any recipient would love to receive a shadow box card. Especially one
with cute penguins on it!

Visit MFTv on You Tube for more great instructional videos using MFT products.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, October 25, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #295


Ready for a new CAS(E) this Sketch? Chrissy brings us Sketch #295.


And here's my take on it--I saw a birthday present!



I used a Dot Cover Up and cut out a stencil from a sheet of acetate. A faded
background was stenciled on pink card stock with white pigment ink.
A bow was assembled from pink card stock and adhered to the card
together with three strips. A stamped sentiment finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Chrissy's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Nov 1st
and as the weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MFT Festive Flamingos Card Kit Release


It's time! You may now purchase the Festive Flamingos Card Kit  in the MFT Store!
I have one more project to share with you using this fun and festive kit.


Two flamingos were stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching
Die-namics. I added details to the scarf with a white Gelly Roll pen, and enhanced
their eyes with a black pen. The background was ink distressed with green Distress
inks on watercolor card stock.

The panel was trimmed and adhered to a white card base. I adhered the flamingos
and grounded them with a strip of striped patterned paper. I stmaped the sentiment
and a few twinkle stars around them. I finished off the card by coloring in the spaces
between their legs and antlers with Copic markers.

And don't forget to add Stacey Yacula's Sweet Holiday Penguins to your cart.
These cute critters need a good home!


Visit all participating Team members' blogs and leave a comment for a chance to
win prizes. Thanks for stopping by during the Countdown and happy shopping!