Welcome back everyone and if you are in the U.S.A. Happy Independence Day! It has been a pretty hot day here which meant lots of pool time in the backyard. I skipped 1 of the 4 trips outside to create a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge 44 that you can find more details on HERE.
Here is a look at the sketch.
You can see I followed it pretty closely. I created the background with the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil. I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Candied Apple, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet Distress Inks.
That cute little fox comes from the stamp set Fox & Friends. I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then used the coordinating die to cut it out and add to my card front.
I die cut the Big Thanks out of black card stock 3 times and layered with liquid glue. I lined up where the Thanks would go but not glue it down. I then lined up a sentiment underneath and stamped that in Black ink.
Then I attached the Big Thanks word to the center of my card with liquid glue.
To hide a couple smudge spots, I mean accent my card, I attached some Aurora Lights Confetti Mix.
Hope you enjoyed today’s card!
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I’m thrilled to be helping showcase the latest release from My Favorite Things! I have a lot to share so grab a coffee or tea and enjoy!
I have a video creating the card shown below with these adorable ocean critters from the Friends with Fins stamp set. You can view the video down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
Aren’t these critters the cutest!? EEeeek! I love them! I love them so much I created TWO cards with them.
Here is the second card featuring the Friends with Fins stamp set. I used every image on the set and put them all in the ocean. I also used the new Under the Sea Die-namics which cuts out the ocean floor, some rocks, coral and seaweed.
For the ocean, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. The Friends with Fins coordinating die set also has this little wave die that I used to cut out some waves in my ink blended panel. This allowed me to tuck my whale into the water. How cool is that!?
The sentiment is also off of the Friends with Fins stamp set in which I heat embossed with white embossing powder onto Blue Denim card stock. I used the Slanted Sentiments Die-namics to cut it out and add to my card front.
Another stamp set being release is the super cute Fairy Good Friends. This set actually has three fairies on it but I decided to just use one as the focal point. I stamped with copic friendly ink, colored with copic markers and cut out with the coordinating die that you can purchase separately.
The background was created by ink blending Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I then used the In the Spotlight stencil and white pigment ink to add a light shining down on her.
Next up, we have the Fish You Were Here stamp set which actually coordinates perfectly with the Friends with Fins set. I decided to create a clean and simple card but making my own background with all the images on the set. Now… I messed up one of the fish. Can you spot which one? It’s kind of like Where’s Waldo.
To keep with the clean and simple look, I just used one color ink for each fish. I did no ink blending on them which was surprisingly difficult for me.
My Favorite Things has a few Die-manics sets with fun critters. They are adding to the collection with the Puppy Love set featuring this cute little puppy dog. You can customize the colors to whatever you like!
I added my puppy to a background I created by stenciling in the Staggered Pawprints stencil.
Next up is the Picnic Pals stamp set. How fun it would be to go on a picnic with these guys! I kept this one quite simple as well by stamping on white card stock, coloring with copic markers and cutting out with the coordinating die.
I added a soft hue of color by lightly ink blending Worn Lipstick to the center of the card. The sentiment is also from the Picnic Pals stamp set which I stamped in black ink. I then just adhered my images to the center of the card.
Last but not least is this big Thank You Die-namics. I adore the font on this and it’s nice and big. I went rainbow on this card. I die cut the Thank You from a rainbow variety of card stock.
I attached each of the pieces together, slightly offsetting each one, with liquid glue.
Whew! That was a ton to share all at once but I hope you stuck around til the end and enjoyed it.
Thank you MFT for inviting me to create with this amazing release!
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Once my panel was dry, I attached it to a white A2 size card base. My City Block silhouette is die cut from Black Glitter card stock using my Gemini Jr machine. I then added it to the front panel with Simon Says Stamp Tacky Glue. I also die cut the sidewalk using the Fog card stock from Simon Says Stamp.
Welcome everyone! Today is a very special day as it’s my daughter’s 13th birthday! I can’t believe I officially have a teenager in the house! I wanted to make her something special for a birthday card and I combined it with the MFT Sketch Challenge #423.
Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card created using the new Joyful Bears set just released from My Favorite Things! I want to give a big shout out thank you to My Favorite Things for inviting me to guest design this month. They have such amazing products and it has been such an honor working with them!
I have a tutorial for this card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.
For my background, I’m using Bristol Smooth card stock. I start by ink blending Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide ink at the bottom. I start dark and get lighter as I get closer to the middle. Then I used Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide and did the same thing starting from the top. I spritzed with water and dabbed with a paper towel. Then I squished my Mermaid Lagoon onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up with a paintbrush. I flicked this mixture onto my background for some added interest.
I stamped my sentiment towards the top of the card using MFT Extreme Black ink and added my images with foam tape. This panel is added to a white A2 size card base.