Thursday, January 29, 2015

Last Publication with Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking

I wanted to share my final card published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.

This one was for the Get Inspired column in the February 2015 issue, and the inspiration piece was a Mardi Gras mask.

I was thrilled to have been invited to create for the column and I'm even more thankful now that I've seen the amazing cards that didn't get to be published.  Visit the PC&S blog here to see those cards.

This card was so much fun to create as it combined some of my favorite things:  stencils, embossing, and gold.

Hope your week is going well, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #13

It's Wednesday, which means there's a new MFT sketch for you to play along with.

Here's a little sneak at my card.  Head over to the blog to check out the whole shebang and see what everyone else made too.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #14 Take 2

It was kind of fun turning my last color challenge card inside out, so I thought I'd try it with the current challenge too.

My initial card was pretty labor intensive as I used the stencil as a guide and cut out all the little openings with a craft knife.  It actually took a lot less time than I thought, but still that's not for everyone.

For this card, I create the same panel that is underneath the cut panel on the original card.  Then I used the stencil in a more traditional method, placing it over top and applying paste.

The sentiment is from the same set as I used on the initial card, there are so many great sentiments in that set!

What do you think?  Do you prefer controlled/subdued, or bold/textured?

Hope you can find some time to play along!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MFT - Sweet Tooth, Limelight, Wild Wisteria, Blueberry
Stamps:  MFT - Friends Like Us
Ink:  MFT - Blueberry Hybrid Ink
Other:  MFT - Scattered Bars Stencil; Liquitex - Modeling Paste; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Monday, January 26, 2015

Paper Cut Painting for Neat & Tangled

Hey everyone, I'm over on the Neat & Tangled card sharing this card created with the Paper Cut Flowers today.

Head over there for details on how I put it together.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Hello Friend

Oh so happy that it's Friday!

Today's card is for Winnie & Walter's birthday gradient challenge.

Normally I would probably go the distress ink route, but then I saw this sheet of patterned paper and, my lazy self figured why not let the paper do my work for me?

I kept things very simple on this one.  The cute cat is from an SC set.  I stamped him on my cardstock, then cut away the top using a combination of my paper cutter, detail scissors and a craft knife.  The cat was colored with Copics, I added the sentiment and done!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  MME - Market Street 6x6 pad; Avery Elle - White, Black and Silver Fox cardstock
Stamps:  Winnie & Walter - The Big The Bold and the Happy; Studio Calico - Birthday by Lizzie Mackie
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine
Other:  Copics; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Stamp Runner

Thursday, January 22, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #14

We're unveiling our second color challenge today on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog

I had so much fun working on this card...MFT stencils and cardstock, what's not to love?

Here's my sneak peek, head over to the blog to check out the full card and see the rest of the DT creations!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Thank You for Jane's Doodles

It's my day over at the Jane's Doodles blog today.

I've had the idea for this card floating around in my head for a while.

I wanted to create a really soft striped background for some bold flowers.  I used Avery Elle Silver Fox pigment ink and Jane's Doodles' Stripes and Dots set to achieve that.

The flowers are from Doodle Flowers 2 and were stamped with Versafine and then fussy cut.  Some were popped up and others were adhered directly to the panel.  I used a variety of red sequins to add a touch of color and glitz.  Apologies, I was actually at my friend JJ's and I have no idea who makes the sequins I used.  

Thanks for coming by, hope that your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Avery Elle - White and Silver Fox cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Stripes & Dots and Doodle Flowers 2
Ink:  Versafine; Avery Elle - Silver Fox
Other:  Misc Sequins; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono and Aqua Mono Adhesive