A new challenge is live on the Inky Paws Challenge site. The theme is Baby cards, such a fun thing to create.
For my card today I wanted to challenge myself and use the latest Newton’s Nook Designs stamps I have. So I created a little cupcake family using images from Sending Hugs and Love bites. I coloured them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
Then I set the scene: I die cut a stitched heart from white cardstock, 2 stitched scalloped edges from green, a piece of Doodlebug patterned paper and some strips of purple cardstock. I assembled the card on a white card base ad popped up the little cupcake with 3D foam tape to put it in the spotlight.
The sentiment is from Lovable Laundry, stamped in Lavender ink.
I wanted to make it more playful, so I hand drew a face to the little cupcake to match the “parents” in style. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes and glossy accents on the hearts. I added a tiny amount of shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the cupcake holders.
I hope you got inspired and you will play along with us at the Inky Paws Challenge Inky Paws Challenge this week. You have 2 weeks to link up your projects to be eligible for the 20USD gift certificate to the NND online store.
See you soon with another fun card. Have a lovely day!
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,
I am back today with 2 posts for the MFT Creative Olympics, The first one is my entry to the Freestyle challenge.
The task is to make a winter card. Here is mine:
I had a fun alcohol inked background from an earlier creative session, which I was longing to put on a card. So I kept it simple. Stamped and coloured the little girl from the Warmest wishes (retired) set, used the coordinating die to cut it. I also cut a chained scalloped oval from white cardstock to glue around the girl.
Then I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a thin strip of black cardstock (I used a die from Blueprint 22 to cut it thin) and popped it up with 3D foam tape.
As a finishing touch I used stickles and glossy accents, and added some white dots with a Gelly roll pen. A few sparkling clear snowflakes I just had to add to make it really wintery.
I will upload this project to the MFT Freestyle Challenge, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a die cut.
I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.
This is my second post today, for the IPC#65 inspiration click the link.
I usually play along with MFT Sketch Challenges but not really the Color ones. This week though I fell in love with the colours, so I decided to make a card which fits both.
I started with die cutting some mod rectangle frames (I temporarily adhered 2 together with little pieces of micropore tape) from black & white patterned paper. I used a pencil to mark where these squares would go on my card base an sponged some Spun Sugar distress ink before adhering the frames.
Then I die cut a pierced heart from dark pink cardstock and heat embossed a sentiment in white on a piece of black cardstock using the Happy Hippos Birdie Brown stamp. I cut it in a banner shape and popped it up with 3D foam tape on the heart.
I stamped and coloured a hippo and a bird from the above mentioned set, I used Copic markers, some dot technique for more texture and a white gel pen for more details. I also emphasized the eyes with a black glaze pen and used glossy accents on the beak and the nose. I scattered a few clear and pink jewels all around.
I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge #371 and Colour Challenge #87Colour Challenge #87, also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (It must be love).
Thank you so much for your visit and hope to see you again soon.
I am back again with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #65. The colours are so gorgeous together, I had to make a love card with them.
First I stamped and coloured the cute kitty couple from NND Newton’s Sweetheart set using Copics. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. Then I prepared a stencilled background by applying first some Spun Sugar Distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and then through the NND Tumbling Hearts stencil some Worn Lipstick distress ink.
I die cut the word love (Lawn Fawn) 3 times from Guava cardstock, adhered them together, applied some Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen on them and covered I with Glossy accents.
To assemble my card, I cut a strip of green striped patterned paper and a thin stitched strip of dark brown cardstock as a contrast. I popped up the kitties with thin foam tape.
After my scene was all done, I went back and stamped the You&me sentiment from the NND Darling duos stamp set using peach ink. I finished it off with a scattering of clear sparkling jewels from Studio Katia.
I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Love is in the air) and Wednesday Challenge (It must be love) too.
Hope you got inspired and will join us in the Inky Paws Challenge. You have time until Friday (16th Feb) to link up your project and be eligible for winning the 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.
See you soon,
I am here today to share my entry for the MFT Creative Olympics first challenge, Stamping Slalom. The task is to use at least 3 different MFT sets.
My card features the following ones: You make my heart melt, You make my heart spin and Polar pals. All images coloured with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies.
The background is made with Distress inks and masking tape, and I applied some snowpaste through a stencil for the snowfall. The sentiment is stamped in lavender ink on the bottom of my card.
Images embellished with black Glaze pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, Glossy accents and Nuvo Jewel Drops. Some of them I popped up with 3D foam tape for more dimension. I love all the texture on this card!
I will upload this to the above mentioned Stamping Slalom Challenge at MFT.
I hope you like my card and will return tomorrow for more fun projects.