Saturday, February 2, 2019

MFT Color Challenge #110 - Cool Cats Card

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I made today's card for the My Favourite Things color challenge. They give you four colors that you must incorporate in your card. The imaginative creation is all up to you! This challenge used the following colors.



Normally I don't buy the cardstock for these challenges, but I was really curious about their cardstock and I must say, I was not disappointed!! The MFT cardstock is of excellent quality and heavy too! Perfect for cardmaking. I loved the colors that were chosen for this challenge. So here is the card that I created for the challenge.


For this card, I used the wild wisteria cardstock and cut it to an A2 card size (4.25 x 5.5). I used Neenah White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock to make the first layer. Then I used this fun patterned paper from Close to My Heart that incorporated the grout grey color. I die cut a scalloped circle using the MFT Scalloped circle die set and used the MFT inside/outside stitched circle die to cut out the smaller white circle. I cut a one-inch piece of tickled pink cardstock and stamped it with the MFT paw print background stamp in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Bubble Gum Pink. I then used my white Gelly Roll pen to make the little dots and cut the end to the ribbon point. I used the MFT Cool Cat stamp set and colored the image with Copic markers. I die cut out the image using the coordinating dies and added foam adhesives to the back to make it stand out. I added the sentiment from the same stamp set using MFT Hybrid Ink in Black Licorice. For the finishing touches, I added cupcake glitter sprinkles from Doodlebug designs.

I hope you like my card design as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting! Want to join the challenge? Click here!

Products Used:

MFT Wild Wisteria Cardstock - Click here
MFT Steel Grey Cardstock - Click here
MFT Tickled Pink Cardstock - Click here
MFT Cool Cat Stamp set - Click here
MFT Die-namics Cool Cat - Click here
MFT Paw Print Background - Click here
MFT Scalloped Circle Dies - Click here
MFT Inside/Outside Stitched Circle dies - Click here
MFT Hybrid Ink - Black Licorice - Click here
Neenah White Classic Crest 80lb Cardstock - Click here
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles - Cupcake Glitter - Click here
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Bubble Gum - Click here
Gelly Roll white pen - Click here

Friday, February 1, 2019

Turnabout Stamps will Have you Turning Your Head!

Hello Everyone,

Today's card features the Concord and 9th turnabout stamp. If you don't know what a turnabout stamp is, it's a unique stamp that allows you to stamp in 4 different colors to create a beautiful background on any card. I recently discovered these stamps in an instructional video by the very talented Jennifer McGuire from Jennifer McGuire Ink that featured the Concord and 9th Lovely Blossoms stamp set. I loved it so much that I ordered it and made this beautiful card.


This stamp set was relatively easy to use and the results were amazing. To make this card to cut a piece of Neenah White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock to 11 x 4.25 and scored it at 5.5 and 2.75. I used my Misti stamping tool and stamped the image using the following inks: 

  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Vanilla 
  • Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Lime Green (Mid-tone)
  • Gina K. Designs - Lucky Clover
  • Gina K. Designs - Sea Glass

Once I had the image stamped, I cut out a scalloped circle using MFT Scalloped Circles dies. I cut out the "you are lovely" using my Cricut. I cut out 2 of each in white cardstock, then one of each word in the colors shown in the photographs. I layered them to look thick and have some dimension. I also cut out a white circle to go on top of the blue scalloped circle and glued the words on top with Tombow Aqua mono liquid glue. I punched out a small heart and used Glossy Accents to give it that little, added touch. 



I repeated the same circle on the inside and added my sentiment, which is from the MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp set. I added some small pearl stick on accents as the final touch. I am so happy with how lovely this card came out. If you'd like to see the instructional video for this card, click on the link here.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products used:

Neenah White Classic Crest 80lb cardstock - Click here
Concord and 9th Lovely Blossoms Turnabout Stamp - Click here
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Vanilla - Click here
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Lime Green - Click here
Gina K. Designs - Lucky Clover - Click here
Gina K. Designs - Sea Glass - Click here
MFT Scalloped Circles - Click here
MFT Beary Special Birthday - Click here

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge - Birthday Bear!

Hello Everyone,

Today's card was made for the My Favourite Things Sketch Challenge. I used the Beary Special Birthday stamp and die set for my card. I have just started doing these challenges and I am loving getting creative to come up with something really neat.



For this card, I used Neenah white classic crest 80lb cardstock for the A2 card base. I used a smaller piece of the same cardstock and stamped it with the MFT Balloon Strings background and VersaMark Ink. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I used Distress Oxide in scattered straw and worn lipstick to make the background. I used pink Bazill Basics paper to make the scalloped circle and used the Scalloped circle MFT die to cut out the circle shape. I used a specialty paper from Michaels Recollections cardstock with foil pink hearts on it. I colored the bear with Copic markers and used Glossy Accents on the balloon to give it some dimension. I added the sentiment from the Beary Special Birthday stamp set on white cardstock, using the MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips die.


I think this card would be perfect for a small child's birthday. These little bears are super cute just like the sentiments that come with it! Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!

Products Used:

Neenah white Classic Crest 80lb Cardstock - Click here
MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp - Click here
MFT Die-namics Beary Special Birthday - Click here
MFT Balloon Strings Background - Click here
MFT Scalloped Circles - Click here
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips - Click here
Distress Oxide scattered straw - Click here
Distress Oxide worn lipstick - Click here
Glossy Accents - Click here
Bazzill Basics Berry Blush Cardstock - Click here

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Ham it Up! It's a Piggy Birthday Card!

Hello Everyone,

Today's card is from My Favourite Things stamp and dies set called Hog Heaven. This set comes with 5 different pigs for different occasions, birthday, love, missing you, etc. There is also an assortment of different sentiments, such as miss you pig time, you hog my heart and thank you sow much. It also has some decorator stamps such as flowers, cupcakes, and a fence.



For this card, I used Neenah Classic Crest white 80lb cardstock for the A2 card. I used a Lawn Fawn patterned cardstock for both backgrounds. I used the Blueprints 29 Die-namics from My Favourite Things for the frame around the pigs and for the white stitched background. I stamped the fence on to the cardstock and then colored it using Copic markers. Once it dried, I covered the fence and grass with rubber cement. Once the rubber cement had dried I used Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers and made clouds in the background. Then I used a rubber cement eraser and removed the rubber cement from the fence and grass. I die cut out the pigs and then cut the white edge that is around them off. I used Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick on the sentiment background and stamped the Squeal sentiment and embossed it with black embossing powder.




















I colored the pigs using Copic markers and added the white highlights with a Gelly Roll white pen. I also used the Gelly Roll pen to add the polka-dots to the bow in the one pig's ear. Inside I stamped the Ham It Up on Your Birthday sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Products Used:

Neenah Classic Crest Cardstock - Click here
Lawnfawn Pattern Cardstock - No longer available
MFT - Blueprints 29 Die-namics - Click here
MFT - Hog Heaven Stamp set - Click here
Rubber Cement - Click here
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers - Click here
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick - Click here
Rubber Cement Eraser - Click here
Gelly Roll White pen - Click here

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Floundering Fishes! This Card is Making a Splash!

Hello Everyone,

My card today is from a stamp and die set from My Favourite Things, called Birdie Brown Gill Friends. This cute set comes with all kinds of different fish, also seaweed, plants and different sentiments to add to your cards.


For this card, I made an A2 card out of Neenah Classic Crest White 80lb cardstock. I blocked the top and bottom with a one-inch piece of cardstock and taped it down. Then I used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers and created the blue sea background.

I added the stamped plants in Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Lime Green and Gina K. Ink in Lucky Clover.  The middle plant is stamped using Gina K. Ink in Peach Bellini. I colored the fish using Copic markers and die cut them out with the coordinating die set.

Some of the fish have foam adhesive squares on the back of them and some are just adhered to the card using Sookwang double sided adhesive. I added lily white glitter sprinkles from Doodlebug Designs to add the look of bubbles to the card and stamped the sentiment on the bottom using My Favourite Things hybrid ink in Black Licorice.


I stamped a small sentiment inside that says "tank you". I love the way this card turned out. I really can't wait to use this stamp set again! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

List of Products Used:

My Favourite Things - BB Gill Friends - Click Here
My Favourite Things - Die-namics BB Gill Friends - Click here
Neenah White Classic Crest Cardstock - Click here
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers - Click here
Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Lime Green - Click here
Gina K. Ink - Lucky Clover - Click here
Gina K. Ink - Peach Bellini - Click here
Doodlebug Designs - Lily White Sprinkles - Click here
My Favourite Things Hybrid Ink - Black Licorice - Click here

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Have a Beary Nice Birthday Card!

Hello Everyone!

Today's card is a sweet birthday bear card, using the Beary Special Birthday stamp and die set from My Favourite Things. This set comes with a few different Birthday bears and they are all as cute as a button!


I used pink cardstock for the base card and a polka dot paper from Lawn Fawn. I used the die set Blueprints 29 from My Favourite Things to make the white background and frame. I colored the backgrounds with Distress Ink Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and Twisted Citron. I heat embossed the Suprise sentiment with black embossing powder. I used Copic markers to color in the presents and the bear.


This is an A2 size card, which I have come to really enjoy making. I usually make a 5x7 card, but find that many of the special dies you can get for card making are meant for an A2 card. I really love the stitched look on these frame dies from MFT, they just add that little bit extra on the card.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

#MFTStamps

Products Used:

My Favourite Things - Beary Special Birthday Stamp
My Favourite Things - Blueprints 29
Distress Inks - Twisted Citron
Distress Inks - Wilted Violet
Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers
Lawn Fawn Polkadot Paper - No longer available
Pink Cardstock - Michaels

Monday, January 14, 2019

Up in the Air Balloon Card

Hello Everyone,

This amazing shaker card (which are my new favourite card to make) is made using the super cute stamp and dies set from My Favourite Things called Up in the Air. It comes with so many animals and balloons and accesories to make your cards burst with awesomeness!


I just love this stamp set. I used the MFT Stitched Rectangle Frames to cut out the frame around the card and coloured the balloon and elephant with my Copic markers. I used Distress Ink Peacock Feathers to make the clouded sky and Distress Ink Twisted Citron to make the grass. I filled my shaker card with silver stars and chunky glitter from Michaels. I used Kraft cardstock and white 110lb cardstock from Michaels Recollections.


This stamp set has so many possibilities, I can't wait to make another one using this set. Check out My Favourite Things to purchase this stamp and die set. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

#MFTStamps

MFT Color Challenge #110 - Cool Cats Card

Happy Saturday Everyone! I made today's card for the My Favourite Things color challenge. They give you four colors that you must inco...