Die cut florals – MFT

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I had the chance to play along crafty challenges but one of my New Year’s crafty resolution is to play more and do more of what I love. So here you go, my first challenge card this year I made for the MFT Colour and Sketch Challenges:

I started with die cutting the 2 bigger dies from the Blueprints 31 die set from Navy cardstock and patterned paper. I used the Painted Prints Smitten paper pad.

I also cut the sentiment strip die from silver cardstock and used black Staz on ink to stamp a simple sentiment from the Essential sentiments set. I adhered the layers and the strip to a white top folding note card.

Then I created the flower: I die cut the biggest one from the Stitched Blooms set from teal cardstock, adhered a white matte enamel dot in the middle and used little silver pearls to surround it. It looks so elegant!

I decided I need a bit of embellishment still, therefore I die cut some leaves from the same die set using heavy weight vellum. I adhered the leaves under the flowers using a tape runner and popped up the flower in its place with 3D foam squares.

I hope you like today’s card and will pop in again soon. See you next time with something cute.


Coloured pencil on kraft – LDRS Creative

Hello Everyone, 

It is Zsofi here today with a clean and simple Valentine’s Day card i made for LDRS Creative. 

I love shaped cards and having dies which do the job instead of me are my thing. The Garden escape Build-a-card die set gives you the die for creating the card base and also a layering one with pretty faux stitching which i adore! I made my card base out of white cardstock and cut a layering piece from kraft.

Then i arranged some of the images and sentiment from the Cloud no 9 stamp set in my stamp positioner and stamped them on the kraft panel using Raven Hybrid ink. I double stamped for a bolder black result.
Then i used my coloured pencils to quickly add colour. I used 2-3 shades of each colour family for the shading, but otherwise i kept it really simple.

After i have finished i had to outline the whole image with a black fine line marker as the wax from the coloured pencil made the black lines look dull. With this little trick I could make the image pop off the kraft background! I love the effect!

The image is so pretty on its own, that i didn’t need embellishments even. I just added a bit of clear shimmer to the clouds with a shimmer pen and covered the hearts with glossy accents. Then i simply adhered the focal panel on the shaped card base and my card was ready.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and will give it a try to use your pencils on kraft cardstock. Thanks for stopping by and see you soon with another project!