Wednesday, September 28, 2016

You're in My Prayers

I was able to ink up one of my newest sets the other day - Altenew's Beautiful Day set that I have been eyeing for months and months now.

It's one of those floral building sets, which I'm generally not great at using, but the great thing about this set is that it's very forgiving because you can choose not to use the solid layer which means you don't have to line things up perfectly and lining up things perfectly is my downfall.

Anyway, for this card I used just the leaf images.  There are three - the outline image, the solid, and then the detail stamp.  I used just the outline and detail layers.  

I stamped the panel and then cut about an inch out of it.  The stamped pieces were adhered directly to the card base.

For the sentiment I used another of my new sets, Hero Arts' Prayers Stamp and Cut set.  Prayers was die cut three times, adhered together and then to the base, and the secondary sentiment was stamped with Versafine.

That's all for me today.  Thanks for stopping by!  It's been quiet here, but I've got some fun things in store for you on Saturday (World Cardmaking Day) and Neat & Tangled's October release landed in my mailbox over the weekend

Thursday, September 22, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar, one more - Birthday Flyby

I managed to finish one more card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

This was so fun to put together.  I die cut a bunch of the littlest balloons from the Balloons STAX set, and arranged them in the corner of the card, popping a few of them up for some extra dimension, and then trimming down the balloons as necessary as some went 'off the page'.

That cute pup is from the Top Dog stamp set. She was colored with Copics, and after I figured out where on the page I wanted her, I doodled in some balloon strings.  I wish my hand wasn't so shaky for that!

Then I just popped her up and added a sentiment from the new Magical Dragons set which was perfect for the card.

That background print is also MFT, from the Homespun Gingham 6x6 pad.

OK, that's all for me today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

MFT Card Design Superstar Entry

I thought it would be fun to play along with the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.  I pulled out some old favorites for this.

The background is the Four Way Chevron Cover-up.  It was cut with Grout Gray cardstock (my all-time favorite MFT color) and I kept it intact, just adhered the whole thing to a scrap piece of cardstock.

The images were cut from watercolor paper, stamped with Versafine and then painted with my Kuretake Gansai watercolors.

The sentiment is from another favorite set that was just retired, Stay Tuned, but perfect for this card.  And was embossed on Steel Gray cardstock (another favorite) which I used for the base too.

There is still time to play along with this challenge and a pretty sweet prize ($250 to spend in the MFT store).  I think I have another card in me....

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Today is a Great Day

I've been playing with some more Cosmo Cricket goodies.

I pulled out a watercolor tag and my resist pen, and using a guide, added a resist strip every 1/2".

Then I watercolored some stripes using Pixie Paint.  The stripes are offset, so you get the resist from the pen as well as some overlap between the two colors.

The feather is from the WIP Art Deck.  It was also painted using the Pixie Paints and then fussy cut.  I adhered it over a couple of pieces of vellum and added some machine stitching around the mats as well as down the center of the feather.

For the sentiment, I cut up a sentiment from another WIP Art Deck piece and added watercoloring.

The tag was then popped up on my card base.

Thanks for stopping by, hoping that today is great for you too!

Enabler Alert - Stamp Sale

Hey everyone, I haven't tried one of these posts, but since they just announced a stamp sale at Ellen Hutson (20% off), I thought you guys might want to take advantage . So, here are the latest crafty stamp purchases I have made.  You haven't seen some of these in use yet, but I'm working on it....just very slowly..... ;)

Also, full disclosure, I did pick up the upper case Sophisticated Script too, but it's out of stock right now so I didn't want to torment you with that image.  And, these are just the stamps I have gotten....there might be other crafty things too, but we're not talking about those right now.

One last thing, if you're looking for some inks to go with these stamps, I highly recommend Altenew.  They are my current go-to inks and I might have picked some more of those up.  I love how well they cover and that they don't leave a ton of staining/require a ton of cleaning.  I didn't link those up because I don't think they are covered in the sale, but for stamping, they are my number one pick.

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