Wednesday, July 20, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2 Background Bonanza


This is the camp badge I earned today by participating in My Favorite Things Camp Create 2 challenge.  The challenge today deals with creating an all over background using small stamps.  I've been wanting to use the Cat-itude set and this was the perfect opportunity.  

I stamped the three fish images from the set on some Bristol smooth cardstock and lightly colored them with some gray Copic markers.  Then I stamped the cat, colored and cut him out.  I popped him up with a Wobble so he shakes and moves when you touch him.  I stamped the sentiment with my Misti lining up the two sentences perfectly.  

After adding a pop of color with the "salmon" hearts I put everything together on a Bermuda Bay card base.  So cute.  Thanks for staying with me this week.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2 Magnificent Masking Challenge

I've got an over the top cute card today.  I'm entering it in My Favorite Things Camp Create 2 Magnificent Masking Challenge.  The idea is to create a card using the masking technique.  This is not the first time I've done this but I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and make it more challenging.  

I started by stamping the Sunflower Sweetheart girl image on a piece of Bristol smooth white cardstock.  I stamped the image again on a piece of masking paper and fussy cut her out.  The masking paper has a thin release sheet that peels off and you lay it over your stamped image.  When I did this I had a surface that I could ink on and not worry about sunflower girl getting messy.  

I thought it was appropriate to use Tim Holtz's Ray stencil and several Distress inks to make a sunshine background.  I am happy I decided to extend the rays all around her and not just at the top.  When I removed the stamped mask I had her outline and then used Copic markers to color her.  I also had to cover her with a clear Wink of Stella pen to enhance her sparkle.  

I used a foam panel to pop her up from the main card base.  I also love the red card stock I used as it brings out the red in her dress.  I think she's beyond adorable.  I've got one more challenge to enter at MFT.  The ideas are already flowing!
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2 Inlaid Made Easy Challenge

Oh, did I have fun with this one!  First, it was difficult figuring out what die and design I wanted to use for this technique.  I've made other cards like this but wanted to challenge myself even more.  

I haven't used this Memory Box teacup stack die and this was the perfect opportunity.  I cut the teacups from white, red and polka dot card stock and then began building my cups.  On the back of the polka dot panel I attached a scrap piece with adhesive on it.  I then had an adhesive surface in the teacup shape in which to place all my individual pieces.  

Try to picture using tweezers to place the tiny hearts, rectangles and even tinier dots in the individual spaces.  Oh yeah.  Tedious but so worth the pretty result.

While I had all these pieces of the teacups I used the leftovers to create another card at the same time.  I attached some pretty ribbon that makes the sentiment stand out.  

I totally think I earned the Camp Create badge for this challenge.


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2 Coloring on Kraft

I've got another card for camp this week.  Love participating in this.  The challenge is to color on kraft paper.  I love my Prismacolor pencils and to have the opportunity to color anything is exciting for me.  

I used a very old MFT stamp that I still love and created a complete card with the same butterfly.  I used Rich Cocoa Memento ink and then some vibrant pencil colors for this masterpiece.  I mounted the kraft panel on some dark chocolate card stock that brings all the colors together.  

You can't see it in the photos but I used a clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen over the top of each butterfly.  It gives the card a rich sparkly look.  Challenge 3 will be ready by tomorrow.
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Friday, July 15, 2016

MFT Camp Create 2 Foil Challenge

My Favorite Things is having another Camp Create week.  Today's card uses the foiling technique.  I happen to have a Minc foil machine so this is an easy one.

The foiled panel is a pretty floral and I added gold to it.  I have several colors and this would be pretty in silver or mint too.  I started with a black card base and then added the two panels cut on the diagonal, attaching foam behind them to add dimension and raise it up.  

I die cut the thanks word from black cardstock and added 2 layers of glossy accents, letting it dry in between coats.  It creates a shiny and raised look to the word.  I also used the same technique to the little red heart.

On the inside I cut a small strip of the foiled piece and used some water color pens to create a suprise when the card is opened.  

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MFT Shaker Card Challenge

This is my last entry for the Camp Create Challenges at My Favorite Things.  Today's card is a shaker.  These are very popular, fun to make and receive.  

This is a graduation card for a special young man.  You can see the stamped book and globe image on the inside panel.  I colored it and then matched the sequins and stars to coordinate.  I stamped the small diploma and attached it to the outside of the acetate so it looks like it's floating.  

You can see the shaker elements a little better in this photo.  I even lined the envelope to match the card.  

I used some number dies and silver glitter paper for the year and did some simple stamping to finish it off.  
I was really happy with the way this card turned out and I hope Daniel is too.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MFT Die Cut Challenge

Day 4 of My Favorite Things Camp Create Challenges has to do with using dies.  A few months ago they offered a kit called Beautiful Blooms.  It included a stamp set and dies.  I created several cards and love all the ideas using coordinated products.  

Pretty, right?  The stamped flowers can be arranged any way you want.  The stamp set even has a vase.  

Such soft, pretty colors.  I think I've got the challenge covered.  Thanks!
One more challenge to go.  Shaker cards.  Love these.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

MFT Watercolor Challenge


I'm back with another MFT challenge.  Today is all about watercolor.  I haven't worked with my paints and water for awhile so it was nice to have an excuse to do so.  I have a new set of Starry Colors by Kuretake.  They are 6 different shades of gold.  Blue, red, yellow, champagne, light and white.  

I did a couple of simple projects where I clear embossed a large sentiment and then brushed the gold paint over it.  

I used a Zig Clear Color Brush Marker for the panel on the left.  
Then I stamped a cute girl holding a sunflower with Versamark ink and used clear embossing powder and heat set it.  

I used my watercolor markers and some gold paint touches to complete the panel.  I love the bright, sunny, summer colors.  

Isn't she adorable!

Tomorrow is another MFT challenge.  Any guesses what the technique is?

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Friday, June 17, 2016

MFT Slider Challenge

Hi.  Welcome back to Day 2 of My Favorite Things Camp Create Challenges.

  Today's challenge was to make a project that includes a slider element or movement of some kind.  I don't have the supplies for a slider card so I went with the alternative.  

I stamped the lamb image on white card stock, along with the sentiments.  I then stamped the image a second time and colored it with Copic markers.  I then adhered a "wobbler" on both sides and attached it to the card base.  Now it moves back and forth when you touch it.  

This card turned out much better than I envisioned it.  Love when that happens!

Be sure to come back for the remaining challenges.  Thanks.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

MFT Glitter Challenge

Here's a sweet card I made for My Favorite Things Camp Creative Challenge this week.  

The focus for Day 1 is to create a project using glitter.  Even though the flower is the only element of this card with glitter, believe me the glitter was flying everywhere.  But hey, isn't that half the fun.  At least that's my story and I'm sticking to it.  

I love these Pure Innocence girls.  I have a whole stash of them in different themes.  A lot are retired and unavailable now.  

So much fun getting all the glitter supplies out.  This is a good reminder that it's ok to get your sparkle on once in awhile.  

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