It is my second post today, as always I am in the last minute to post my card for the MFT sketch challenge #374.
I love the simplicity of the sketch, this is my take on it:
I selected a pretty flower patterned paper first to know how to colour the cute images from the MFT Somebunny stamp set. It is an older one but I just got it recently. These bunnies are so cute! I used Copics to colour them and die cut them with the coordinating dies.
Then I set the scene: I cut a stitched rounded rectangle frame and used a stitched cloud background die on the inner panel. Then I sponged some Tattered Rose distress oxide ink on it to match the warm feel of the card. I stamped part of the sentiment on it using pink ink.
I used green patterned paper for the grass and cut another 2 layers of the frame to make it more dimensional. After assembling the scene I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black under it.
As a finishing touch I used a black glaze pen on the eyes, some white dots on the cheeks with a gel pen and I added stickles on the middle of the little flowers.
I will upload this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #374 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes.
Thanks for spending time with me and hope to see you in my crafty corner again soon.
It is March already, hopefully spring is coming soon. Until it arrives, I have a very cheerful card for you as inspiration for the new Inky Paws Challenge #67. The sketch is this:
And my card based on the sketch:
I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and blended some distress inks on it in rainbow order. Then I used the Tumbling hearts stencil and went over it with the same inks. Before removing the stencil I added Shimmer Spritz for a delicate shimmer. I die cut this panel with a stitched rectangle die.
Then I stamped the kitty on a balloon from Newton’s Birthday Bash stamp set, coloured with Copics making the balloon to match the rainbow background. I die cut it with the coordinating die.
I cut a tag (Sugar Pea Designs) from white cardstock, stamped the sentiment on it in black and adhered the die cut kitty at an angle.
I also die cut some banners using the Frames and flags die set, and a pretty bow (Studio Katia die). After assembling the card I used a clear shimmer pen on the balloon and an enamel dot in the middle of the bow.
I hope you like my card and will participate in the current Inky Paws Challenge. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to the link to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.
I will also link up this project to the Simon Says Stamp Anything goes Wednesday Challenge and to the Simon Says National Craft Month Celebration blog post.
See you soon with more spring cards. Have a lovely day!
I am popping in with some clean and simple cards I made for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.
I used the Wild about you stamp set, coloured with Copics and die cut with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment also on a die cut banner (retired MFT die set) using the same black ink.
Then I die cut a stitched rectangle using pretty gingham patterned paper (MFT), a stitched scalloped circle frame from white and coloured cardstock and a vellum circle. I layered these on top of each other and adhered to the patterned paper.
I popped up the critters with foam tape in the middle of the circle frames. I love how the vellum tones down the gingham pattern in the background. I used 3D foam also on the sides of the banners and embellished them with crystal gems.
To finish the coloured images, I used a white gel pen to add some details, a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the nose and dots of the giraffe.
I will upload these to the MFT Sketch Challenge #373.
I hope you like my cards and you will be back tomorrow for some Newton’s Nook fun!
I am back today with my last card for the MFT Creative Olympics. Event #3 is called Crafty Biathlon and we had to choose a technique and a card type to make our projects.
From the list I chose Emboss Resist and Shaker, here is my card:
I stamped the Watercolor stripes background stamp with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and used Hero Arts White satin pearl embossing powder. After heat setting it, I added Distress Oxides (Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber) to have a gradient effect. I die cut a stitched rectangle and also the word You. I used black Staz-on ink to stamp my sentiment on the embossed part.
I backed the panel with acetate and created my shaker wells using 3D foam tape. I separated the letters as I wanted to add 3 different coloured microbeads along with some red heart sequins to match the distress oxide inks I used. I glued the card base on the panel and my shaker was ready.
First I thought I would add die cut flowers to the front but then I came across the little sheep from Ewe are the best set and had to use that. I coloured it with Copics and added glossy accent to the heart and used a black glaze pen on the hooves and eye.
I will submit this card to the MFT Creative Olympics Challenge and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a die cut.
Thank you so much for popping in, please check back tomorrow for the new Inky Paws Challenge inspiration.
It is my second post today as I wanted to catch up with the MFT Creative Olympics Challenges. Event #4 is all about speed, the task is to make a card within 20mins.
As I am slow in colouring, I designed a card with die cutting only. I planned everything in advance (usually I don’t), prepared all cardstock and dies and stamps. Then I set the timer and got started.
I die cut the deer from brown cardstock 3 times and the antlers from kraft 3 times. I adhered them together using a glue pen to make it fast. I die cut a stitched rectangle from white cardstock and added the stitching detail with the Die-namics Stitched Strips die. I also die cut the Fabulous word from glitter cardstock and glued it to the stitched panel along with the deer.
Then I stamped the rest of the sentiment around the die cut word, gave the whole panel a teal mat and adhered it to my card base.
I ran out of time so I kept the embellishments to the minimum, only one little gem on the nose and my card was done. Just within 20mins.
I will upload this project to the MFT Creative Olympics Challenge Speed Cardmaking, and to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a die cut.
I hope you like it and will return tomorrow to see my last card for the Creative Olympics.
See you then,
When I started to collect stamps (yes, I do, I must admit), my first love was Lawn Fawn. I cannot have enough of their cute critters and their cheerful designs. The current theme at the Lawnfawnatics Challenge is Inky fingers. It was meant for me, I love to play with many different types of inks.
On today’s card I used distress inks to make the grass and the sky. I splattered water and also some darker shades of distress inks for more texture. I also used the stitched clouds cover up die from Lawn Fawn for even more texture.
The main characters of my little scenes are dogs and a little bird, celebrating a birthday. I used many different Lawn Fawn sets to create this party, all coloured with Copics, and embellished further with Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen, a black glaze pen and glossy accents.
The sentiment is from yet another set, white heat embossed on a black torn-style banner (MFT die). I gave the whole scene a white mat and then a black and white patterned paper mat to make it pop.
I will upload this project to the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #22.
I hope you like my card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.
I am back with the usual Monday inspiration for the current Inky Paws Challenge #64. The sketch is so gorgeous, not only for Valentine’s Day, but other occasions too.
My daughter is turning 7 years old in a week (unbelievable!) and I wanted to make her a card which I will give on her big day – as we celebrated already over the weekend due to my husbands work shift starting on Friday. We cannot have a party without daddy.
I knew I wanted to use the Once upon a princess stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs, but before I started the colouring, I looked through my patterned paper drawer for the right papers to go with the sketch and the theme. I love Doodlebug and their Fairy Tales collection seemed to be a perfect match.
I used Copic markers in coordinating colours to bring my princess and castle to life. I love that the die cuts little holes under the arms and the flag, it makes it look like cardstock stickers. Perfection.
Then I die cut the elements for the sketch, a heart, a rectangle and a thin strip of patterned paper to hold my white heat embossed sentiment.
I used 3D foam tape to assemble the card, in this way I got so much dimension. I added a bit of Tonic Aqua shimmer pen on the dress for the sparkle (a princess needs that right?), and some glossy accents to emphasize some details. I used pretty gems from Studio Katia to finish it off.
I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Layer it.
I hope you like my card and got inspired to participate in the Inky Paws Challenge. You have time until Friday (2nd Feb) to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you back here soon.
Have a wonderful week,