Thursday, July 19, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #281

Here's this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #281, brought to you by N@ Ali.

And here's my take on it--a one layer number!

I started by stamping the sentiment and stamped the three fish around it. The
fish were colored with Copic markers and highlights were added with a white
Gel pen. As a finishing touch--and it doesn't show up too well--I added bubbles
with Nuvo Crystal Glaze, and rounded off the bottom corners of 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, July 26th and as the
weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!

MFT July Birthday Project--Confetti!

Sure, it’s messy and you might be running across remnants long past the big day 
but you can’t deny the fact that confetti is FUN. Add it to a shaker, precisely place it 
on your card front, or tuck some into a pocket or envelope - there are so many ways to
 incorporate this birthday essential into your card making.

Here's how I sprinkled confetti onto my project.

A small vellum envelope was constructed and filled with confetti. A Steel Grey
panel was adhered to a Stone Gray card base and the envelope was adhered
on the bottom. The sentiment was white embossed and more confetti was
adhered on the card.

Let’s see how you sprinkle confetti into your next birthday card design!

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ellen Hutson July Color Trend Challenge

Have you heard? Ellen Hutson's popular Pin Sights Challenge will now be known 
as the Color Trend Challenge, an inspiration challenge based on the current 
color trend of the month.

I'm thrilled to be joining Ellen Hutson's family and friends with this month's
Pantone Palette Quietude. Check out the colors in this photo.

Here's my card partly inspired by last month's trip to northern Japan.
To get a jump start on the color palette, I started on a kraft card base. I decided
to "hang" the bamboo like a canopy rather than have it grow from the ground.
The little girl and her umbrella were stamped and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Falling flowers were stamped and the sentiment was added to the card.
Highlights were added as a finishing touch with a white Gelly Roll pen.

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Are you interested in joining the challenge?
Visit the Ellen Hutson blog for more inspiration and for all the details on how you
can win a $50 gift certificate to the Ellen Hutson Store!

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MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #394

It's Wednesday--time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
Here's Sketch #394.

And here's my take on it.

Four octagon shapes were cut from a scrap of alcohol ink background and
adhered to an In the Buff card base. A martini glass was cut from shiny gold
card stock and adhered over them. The card was finished off with a gold
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! Hope to see you in the gallery!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MFT & Friends--July 2018 Release

For this month's MFT & Friends, I challenged myself to make a shaker card
with the Happy Birthday Block Die-namics and I was pleased with how 
simple it was to construct one.

I started with an alcohol inked background that I made with pink, orange,
and yellow inks. Gold foil was added for a bit of bling. The sentiment was die cut
and because there wasn't much of an edge around the letters, I trimmed the
piece to a 4.5" square.

A 4.5" by 9" piece of In the Buff card stock was constructed for the card base.
An acetate sheet was adhered to the back of the sentiment and I adhered the
"innards" of the A's, B, D, P's, and R in their respective spaces right on the acetate.
Adhesive foam tape was doubled up so the sequins would have ample room to
do their thing. I added the sequins and adhered the panel to the card base.

The Happy Birthday Block Die-namics makes for a quick card and always save the
letters to make a second card.

Die cut a Stone Gray card base, saving the insides of the alphabets that have
them, then place an adhesive sheet behind the sentiment. Puzzle piece the
letters in their respective spaces and tie on a silk ribbon to finish off the card.
Two cards from one die--how awesome is that?

Visit today's MFT & Friends post for more inspiration from the Creative
Team (and friends!) using the July 2018 Release!
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Paper Smooches Christmas in July 2018

It's been so hot here in the islands and we literally wilt without the trade winds.
I saw Paper Smooches' latest challenge and decided to join the fun
and try to cool off, too.

Christmas in July? Sounds good to me!

I ink distressed a background in warm tones and adhered it to a kraft card base.
The snow couple was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching dies,
then popped up on the card. Snowflakes and the sentiment were white embossed
on the card and some snow dots were added with a gel pen on the background.

I'm beginning to feel a bit cooler now. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #280

Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch. Here's Sketch #280.

And here's my take on it.

I immediately saw lines and and reached for MFT's stitched lines Die-namics.
I added a sprinkling of pink hearts and finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. We do appreciate it when you do! Link up your card(s) by
Thursday, July 19th and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us
on a future sketch!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MFT July Just Add Color

For this month's Just Add Color, I chose to color the Pure Innocence image,
Birthday Cutie, with Copic markers.

See her vest? I used the "0" Colorless Blender and drew in diagonal lines for
a quilted look.

And in case you missed it, here's the card I made with the image. I used a black
gel pen to emphasize her eyes.

Visit today's Just Add Color post at My Favorite Things to see the coloring skills
of the rest of the Creative Team. Thanks for stopping by!

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #393

It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Here's Sketch #393.

And here's my liberal take on it.

The New York skyline was quickly colored in rainbow order with Zig markers and
a water brush. The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white card stock and popped up
in the center of the card and the skyline was popped up over it.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random winner
of a $50 MFT gift voucher and we hope you'll join us!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MFT July New Product Launch and Release

It's time! You may now purchase MFT's July Release in the MFT Store!
All new goodies are waiting for you here.

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project with you using the Happy Birthday
Block Die-namics and the fun Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings Set, exclusive to MFT.

The Block Die-namics is a great die to own because it makes for quick cards
and depending on the colors you choose, can be used for both feminine and
masculine cards. And the sassy sentiments are fun and a teeny bit snarky.

I die cut a Steel Grey panel with the Block Die-namics and after putting
adhesive tape behind it, puzzle pieced assorted colors of letters in each space.
The sentiment was silver embossed below and the panel was adhered to a Steel
Grey card base. How fun is that sentiment? I LOVE that set!

All right off you go! Be sure that you visit all participating team members' blogs and
leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win
one of two $100 gift vouchers! Happy shopping and thanks for stopping by
during the Countdown!

(Update: The two winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)