Well, it feels like forever since I’ve done this. Let’s see if I can remember how to do it! Thank goodness for my crafty friends. Our monthly get-togethers have kept me crafting at least once a month even though moving and setting up my new craft room has taken months longer that I wanted. But it’s getting closer! One more big piece of furniture to move, but it’s a beast!
I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge with this card. I may not have a fully assembled craft room, but I couldn’t resist trying out the Distress Oxide inks for the first time when I was creating my cloud background. First impression: So easy to work with! FOr the post the seagull is standing on, I masked the gull and the edges and stamped the post with the Wood Plank background stamp with Hot Fudge hybrid ink then finished cloring it in with Copic markers.
Stamps: Seaside Seagulls, Wood Plank BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Cement Gray (MFT)
Ink: Hot Fudge Hybris, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Broken China (Distress Oxide)
Dies: Seaside Seagulls, Square Frames, Wonky Stitched Square STAX (MFT)
Accessories Cloud Stencil (MFT); Copic Markers
One last holiday-ish card. Last week I had a request for a wedding card for a wedding that occured over the holidays. I used the current sketch for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge for this card. I also used my favorite (retired) poinsettia die. I love this die and will never let it go. Not a bad finish to the year!
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Electric Red, Elf Green, Brushed Gold (MFT)
Ink: Elf Green (MFT)
Dies: Poinsettia (MFT)
Accessories Herringbone Bricks Stencil (MFT); Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver)
This was a wedding card I made by special request. I took the inspiration for the colors and flowers from the wedding invitation.
Stamps: Buildable Bouquet (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Gold (MFT)
Ink: Pink Lemonade, Bubblegum, Peach Bellini, Coral Crush, Gumdrop Green (MFT); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Congratulations (SSS)
A super quick card to play along with the Color Throwdown this week. I stamped the image and sentiment with hybrid ink and then I used my ink pads to watercolor the bee as well as the background.
Stamps: Fly-By Friends (MFT)
Paper: Black Licorice (MFT); Distress Watercolor Cardstock (Ranger)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Black Licorice, Banana Split, Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Accessories Glitter Pen
I have a confession. This is the second card I made for the Color Throwdown. I made the first one yesterday, then I noticed I had cut it a little bit crooked. So last night I took the front panel off with my trusty bottle of un-du and tried to straighten up the edges. And at that point I managed to completely jack it up beyond all redemption. Oops. Fortunately, it’s a pretty easy card and I made the second one this morning.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Red Hot, Lemon Drop, Green Room, COrnflower (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Chevron Fringe (MFT)
I’m still playing catch-up after my completely craftless weekend. I used a little sparkle and shine to play along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.
Stamps: Essential Sentiments, Scattered Surface BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Sno Cone, Gold Foil , Gold Shine, Silver Sparkle, Vellum (MFT)
Ink: Sno Cone, Tropical Teal (MFT)
Dies: Diamonds, Simple Leaf Flourishes, Pierced Square Frames (MFT)
Here’s a baby card I made last week. OK let’s be honest, I was up until almost 1:00 am making this card the night (morning?) before I needed it. Because that’s how I roll. See also: High school & college term papers.
Stamps: Lots of Dots BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Stone Gray, Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Lemon Chiffon, Persimmon (MFT)
Ink: Summer Splash (MFT)
Dies: Birthday Present, Oh Baby, Chunky Chevron Cover-Up, Blueprints 20 (MFT)
Here’s my card for the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.
Stamps: Mini Hexagon Background (MFT)
Paper: Pure Plum, Ripe Raspberry, Brushed Gold (MFT) Distress Water Color Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Cotton Candy, Pure Plum, Ripe Raspberry (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Letters, Stitched Numbers, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (MFT)
I needed a graduation card this weekend, so I thought the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch this week would be perfect to use with my Congratulations Shaker die. I finished off the inside with a spot to tuck in a small graduation gift.
Stamps: Balloon Strings BG, Happy Graduation (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Black Licorice, Daffodil, Silver Sine, Gold Shine (MFT)
Ink: Daffodil, BLack Licorice (MFT)
Dies: Centerpieces Congratulations Shaker, Graduation Accents, Gift Card Grooves, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
I’m playing along with the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges this week over on Splitcoast Stampers. Talk about making your creative brain work! So I made this card for one of the challenges. I can’t tell you the details of the challenge, that’s part of the fun. But there’s still some time left to join the Fan Club and play along!
But I can tell you that I used this week’s sketch from over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.
Stamps: Rock On, Striped BG, Abstract Art, You’re Super (MFT)
Paper: Grout Gray, Brick Red, Steel Grey, Lemon Drop, Tangy Orange (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice, Grout Gray, Brick Red (MFT)
Dies: Pierced Rectangles, Rock and Roll, Blueprints 5, Blueprints 1
Accessories: Small Brick Wall Stencil (MFT); brads
Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2