Monday, December 10, 2018

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 1



It's the final Countdown day until MFT's December Release! All new products will go
on sale tomorrow, December 11th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store!


Beautiful Blooms was part of a recent Card Kit, and can now be purchased separately. 
I love making shaped cards and the blooms are the perfect size for some round cards.


Circle Die-namics was used for the base of each card. They were ink distressed and a
hinge was formed in the back so the card can open.


Each bloom was embossed with metallic powder, then ink distressed and spattered
with water before being cut with the matching dies.




They were popped up with dimensional adhesive and topped with white embossed
sentiments and finished off with sequins. The cards can be used as tags to top a gift,
or simply sent as is, in an A2 sized envelope.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the December
Release and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to stop by tomorrow for Release Day!



Sunday, December 9, 2018

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 2



 It's two more days until My Favorite Things December Release!
Are your shopping lists growing longer every day?

Today I'm sharing some adorable owls and MFT's newest set of Blueprints.


The middle sized hexagon shape from Blueprints 33 was cut from watercolor card stock
then ink distressed and spattered with water. A kraft card stock base was stamped with
a woodgrain background, then ink distressed around the edges and set aside.



The owls and tree branch were stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut with the
matching Die-namics. The sentiment was white embossed and the owls and branch
were adhered to it. After adhering the panel to the card base, I finished off the card
with some small stars.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the
Creative Team and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!
Hope to see you tomorrow!


Saturday, December 8, 2018

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 3



We're halfway to My Favorite Things December Release!
Today I'm featuring this month's Pure Innocence--Butterfly Kisses.


The Cloud Background Stencil was dry embossed onto a white card base.
A dome shape was ink distressed with blue inks and spattered with water,
then adhered to the cloud background.

The little girl was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics and adhered to the card. The stamped sentiment finished off the card.

Visit today's Countdown post for more peeks at the new Release and don't
forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!



Friday, December 7, 2018

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 4



It's 4 more days until My Favorite Things December Release!
Today I'm sharing a card using this month's Birdie Brown--Friends at First Sip.



I prepared a kraft background by stamping the to-go coffee cup with brown ink
randomly over the card, then ink distressing around the edges of the card. A hexagon
from Blueprints 33 was also cut from kraft card stock and inked around the edges
then adhered to the card base.


The coffee lovin' gal was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. I popped her over the edge of the card and stamped the sentiment.
I finished off the card by adding white highlights to the cups with a colored pencil.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the December
Release. Don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

MFT December Release Countdown--Day 5



Welcome to My Favorite Things December Release Countdown!
Day 5 begins with a fun Die-namics--Bold Beautiful.

When I first saw the die, so many ideas ran through my head. Pop different 
colors of card stock in each of the letter spaces, possibly use patterned papers. 
But in the end, easy peasy won and I came up with this.


I prepared a card base by covering it with striped patterned paper. A watercolor
panel was ink distressed and spattered with water, then set aside to dry.


I die cut the sentiment from black card stock, being careful to save the inner parts
of the letters A and B. The sentiment was then adhered to the inked panel with 
spray adhesive, and I stamped "Hello" in the upper left corner. The panel was
adhered to the card base and finished off with Sparkling Clear confetti.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the 
December Release, and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win
a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by today!


CAS(E) this Sketch #300


Wow! Can you believe it's our 300th sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch?
Time sure flies, and week after week we are thrilled whenever we see your
projects in the gallery.

And now on to Sketch #300 brought to you by Nathalie.


And here's my take on it.



If you're a regular follower of my blog you know that I have a stash of alcohol
ink backgrounds. Sometimes they turn out "meh" and I toss them on the side,
but this one I was hoarding for a while and finally decided to use it.

I trimmed it to fit a card base, then adhered the sentiment that was cut from
silver glitter card stock. I thought about adding sequins but decided to leave it
as CAS as possible. 

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Nathalie's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Dec 13th
and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #414



Ready for a new MFT Wed Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #414.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.



Solid and open leaves were ink distressed and spattered with gold ink, then
adhered to a white card stock panel. The panel was trimmed to leave an opening
following the sketch. A piece of gold card stock was placed between the two
panels and the sentiment was gold embossed. Both panels were then popped up
on the card, letting the gold card stock show through.


Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random
winner of the challenge and score a $50 MFT gift voucher!
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sending Warm & Cozy Hugs



I managed to make another card for the Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
This time, I paired Concord & 9th and Lawn Fawn products.
 


I stamped one of the hipster girls on kraft card stock and did minimal coloring
and highlights with colored pencils and a white pigment pen. In keeping with
the coffee theme, I added a to-go cup with a mitten over the image.




I'm wondering if I can possibly squeeze in another card?
Stay tuned, but don't hold your breath. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Supplies used:

Friday, November 30, 2018

Fall/Winter 2018 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


It's time! Amy and her crew have once again put together the caffeine infused hop
that we all look forward to with an amazing sponsor list that just keeps growing!


I must have felt the vibes of the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop because I made
this card in mid-October using some Lil' Inkers products for the very first time.


 I white embossed the sentiment on the cup before ink distressing it. I made a square
card and was trying to go for a chalkboard look. In hindsight, I shouldn't have spattered
it so much--it looks more like a nighttime sky.

I'm hoping to share a couple more caffeinated cards before the 7th....you, too?
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #299


Here's CAS(E) this Sketch #299, brought to you by Chrissy.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.



Do you see it? Kinda? Sorta? I was going to fan the leaves out in a "V" shape, 
but decided to wing it at the last minute. I stamped the woodgrain design on
kraft card stock, then adhered the leaves and stamped the sentiment. The
card was finished off with a few enamel dots.

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, Dec 6th and
we hope to see you in the gallery!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #413



It's time for a new MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Here's Sketch #413.


And here's how I was inspired by turning the sketch 90°.



Five Bitty Bears were stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. I adhered a strip of dotted patterned paper and adhered the bears over
it, then finished off with the stamped sentiment. Aren't those bears the cutest?


Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Hope to see you in the gallery!



Monday, November 26, 2018

The 25th Day of Christmas Tags 2018

I'm adding one more tag to Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags gallery with inspiration
from Eloise Blue. The last sponsor is Hello Bluebird and I found a set that I bought months
ago that wasn't inked yet (gasp!) so I remedied that with a quick and simple tag.


 I ink distresed a rounded tag in the same colors that Eloise did, spattered it with water
and added a snowy ground by tearing white card stock because I was too lazy to look for
a snow drift border die. 


 The bunny was popped up on the bottom and the sentiment was white embossed on the tag.


I finished off the tag by adding details to her scarf, falling snow with a white
pigment pen, then threaded gray and white twine through the tag hole.

I love making tags and by the amount of entries in the gallery--650+--I see that
a lot of people do, too. Thanks for stopping by and huge congrats, Tracey, on
another successful hop!