Ombre birthday card

Hello Again,

This is my second post today, I wanted to share my last card for the MFT Camp Create this year. It is the bonus task, Awesome Ombre, perfect finish for a wonderful crafty week.

My ombre card:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock, and applied 3 shades of Distress inks: Candied Apple, Abandoned coral and Worn Lipstick. Then I temporarily adhered the chunky herringbone stencil and sponged the same inks over it. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for some delicate sparkle.

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To add more texture, I sprinkled it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel after few seconds. I also added white, pink and red ink splatters. When it was dry, I die cut it with a stitched rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped white piece.

The sentiment is die cut from heavy weight white cardstock, and I also heat embossed a matching sentiment on dark red cardstock with white embossing powder.

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After I adhered the sentiment on the background I decided to bring in a cute critter from MFT Hog Heaven stamp set. I stamped the little pig with the heart on Copic friendly paper, coloured him with pink and red shades of Copics and die cut it with the coordinating die.

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A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents on the heart and black glaze pen on the eyes I could not skip. The final touch was to add a few red/pink sequins.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for this lovely camp,

See you next time,


Toucan hugs – IPC reminder

Happy Monday,

Hello, it is time for a new inspirational post for the Inky Paws Challenge #53. It is a wonderful colour challenge using black, teal, white and pink.

Here is my card, using the lovely toucan couple from the Newton’s Nook Designs Toucan Party stamp set.

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I started with stamping and colouring the birds with Copic markers. I wanted to colour them like the one on the inspirational photo.

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I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I cut another piece with the die from blank white cardstock, to layer the coloured one on top. It adds more dimension to my card.

I matted the toucans with a white circle, tiny smaller than the bird couple for more interest. I backed it with a pink dotted rectangle (MFT Blueprints) and glued it all on a piece of teal plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn).

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I white heat embossed the sentiment (MFT Essential sentiments) on a thin strip of black cardstock and used 3D foam tape to mount it on the card.

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If you follow me, you know that I add a bit of sparkle and shine to almost all my cards. I added them to the beaks of the toucans to make it shiny. I also used tiny pearls to decorate the flowers on the branch. A bit of black glaze on the eye and I was done with embellishing.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with us this week in the Inky Paws Challenge. You can win a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you there,


White flowers and rainbow

Hello Again,

I just could not stop blogging and decided to publish my card for MFT Camp Create Day 5 as well. I have finished all my cards for the camp yesterday and I wanted to show them all as quickly as possible. So now that my little boy is having a nap and my daughter is watching a princess cartoon I can write this post too.

So Day 5 is about Delightful die-cutting. I still had leftover white flowers from Day 1 and a pretty rainbow background I made a few weeks ago. They were just shouting for each other. 

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The background was done with a diagonal stencil, I applied distress inks in rainbow order. After removing the stencil, I went back with the same inks for a more subtle look. I saw Nichol Spohr doing it once and I had to try this technique.

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I die cut it with a stitched scalloped border die and adhered a thin strip of purple foil cardstock on the top. It all went on a white top folding card base.

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I glued 3 stitched white flowers on the rainbow background, used an MFT Thanks die cut from the same purple foil and stamped a sentiment under it in black.

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A few matte enamel dots from Doodlebug in the middle of the flowers made the rainbow background pop even more.

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Hope you got inspired to use up every little piece left from your cardmaking sessions. Come back tomorrow for some more fun.

See you,


Monochromatic Magic with MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am back with the next card for MFT Camp Create Day 4: Monochromatic look.

I love purple, but on its own I rarely use it. I wanted to challenge myself and make a full purple card. Here it is:

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I started with stamping the Bold Diagonal BG stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed it with White Satin Pearl embossing powder from Hero Arts. I love the delicate look it has embossed on white, would be perfect for a wedding card too. But I wanted purple this time so I applied Milled Lavender Distress ink on it.

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I had a left over piece of cardstock from my previous card with four You cut out from it. I used it as a stencil by adhering it temporarily to my embossed panel. I sponged Wilted Violet distress ink on the words.

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I cut the panel down a bit and added a purple foil mat (only 2 thin strips to the sides to save on the specialty paper) and adhered it to a lavender cardstock piece. I chose a royal purple cardstock strip to hold the rest of the sentiment from the You stamp and heat embossed a leftover stitched flower (from Day 1) with the same embossing powder.

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A purple matte enamel dot from Doodlebug finished it off. I love how it turned out and I see myself making more cards like this for example with a gradient look or rainbow colours. Endless options, so fun!

I also decorated the inside a bit with the leftover piece from the background.

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I will upload this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too, where it is all about adding a sentiment.

Hope you got inspired and will check back later today for another card idea.

Have a lovely day,




Background bonanza

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a card I made for the MFT Camp Create Day 3 Background Bonanza.

Here is my take on the task:

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I took a funky MFT stencil I got recently at their retirement sale. I adhered it on a piece of previously inked Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied the same Distress Inks I used before (Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers and Cracked Pistachio). When the panel was dry I ran it through the Big Shot machine with a stitched rectangle die from Blueprint 15. I also cut a light blue cardstock with a dotted strip die from the same set.

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I wanted to make this a masculine birthday card and I cut the big YOU letters several times from light blue cardstock and once from blue foiled cardstock. I stacked them together and glued them on the dotted strip.

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I stamped the sentiment from the coordinating You stamp set in black above the die cut letters. A few enamel dots finished off this simple card.

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I hope you like it and will check back soon for more card ideas.

See you,


Clean and simple rainbow card

Hello Everyone,

I am a bit late posting my creations for the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker, but I wanted to share this clean and simple card with you. Rainbow cards do not have to be very difficult, all I used here were 5 markers, a black Versafine ink pad and clear embossing powder.

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I have the Create a smile Colour your heart out stamp set for a while, but never had a chance to use it. Today is the day of their new release (which looks awesome) and I wanted to share their celebration with making a card.

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I stamped in black a heat embossed in clear the striped heart image several times on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used the Misti for this, which made it super easy to line the hearts perfectly in one row. I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (MFT All smiles) above the hearts. For the word “smile” I used the purple ZIG marker to match the colour of the heart. I stamped over it with Versamark ink and clear embossed it too.

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I used 5 colours from the ZIG Clean Colour Real Brush markers to create my rainbow. I added a bit of colour in the edges of the heart and used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to move the colour and achieve this fun watercolour look. It made it super sparkly too.

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As a final touch I added some colourful gemstones from my daughter’s stash (I wish she doesn’t mind that I am stealing from these gems a lot lately)

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a sentiment and to the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 4 Watercolour student gallery.

Very simple yet stunning result. I hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,



Make your own pattern

Hello Everyone,

Today I am showing you how to make your own patterned paper. I am using MFT Plentiful Petals stamps and dies and Altenew inks along with a pretty background die also from MFT (Romantic Script). I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #346 as inspiration for the layout, and combined the homework from MFT Camp Create Magnificent Masking and Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 2: Rainbow stamping in one card.

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Here is my card:

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I started with die cutting the coordinating dies for some of the floral images from masking paper, and temporarily adhered those masks on a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the background stamp using black ink, and then removed the masks.

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I stamped each flower I the empty spots using colourful inks in a rainbow order.

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I die cut the panel with a die from the MFT Blueprint 22 set for a fancy look. I wrapped a strip of vellum around it. I also stamped and die cut the biggest flower from the stamp set, to hold my sentiment, which is partially stamped (MFT Essential sentiments) and die cut from glitter paper.

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As a finishing touch I added white glitter enamel dots to the flowers as embellishment.

I will link this project to the above mentioned challenges and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a sentiment.

I hope you like my card and will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,