Friday, February 16, 2018

Twofer - Hearts - Joy and Hugs


Today, I'm playing in the Twofer Card Challenge #2 - Hearts... a new and very creative opportunity for card making developed by Darnell and her design team.  How fun to design two different cards with different themes using the same stamp and/or die.

My two cards use one of the MFT Stitched Heart Stax Die-namics as the common element.

Card 1 - a very CAS creation - an alcohol ink blended panel was used to die-cut a heart.  The sentiment was die-cut three times using MFT Slate Grey cardstock and the MFT Joy die.  The sentiment layers were glued together and painted with a couple coats of clear WOS.  A few clear sequins complete the card.

Card 2 - the same MFT Stitched Heart Die-namic was used to cut a heart from MFT Electric Red card stock. The heart was embellished with Distress Ink die-cuts using Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Gear Head dies. A die-cut arrow and a stamped Hugs sentiment complete the card.

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Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT; Sizzix
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress; Copic - Alcohol Refills
Other - clear sequins

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Muse - Itsy bitsy SPIDER

Hi Everyone!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #238. Kim, this week's designer, provided a fun Halloween card filled with corn candy for our inspirations. My card features colors, Halloween theme, orange matting, black and white harlequin pattern strip at bottom of panel. The stripes were created using a couple of stamps in different widths and randomly stamping using thee colors (two oranges and one yellow) of dye ink. (I got this background idea from Shari Carroll on the Simon Says blog on October 20, 2017.) The spider that was part of the cobweb is small and seemed lost with the stripes, so I attached a sparkly spider embellishment from my stash. One web didn't seem like enough so a couple more were lightly stamped. 

Hope everyone is having a pleasant fall day. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye and Hybrid
Other - spider embellishment

Friday, October 13, 2017

Muse - CASology - Celebrate


Time to play in a couple of challenges:

Muse Challenge #237 where Tracey provided one of her CAS beauties for our inspiration.

CASology 270 - Cue Word is 'Odd' - Three flowers are colored on my card.

Inspirations from Tracey's card include similar layout (although opposite of Tracey's), color hues, floral, black sentiment.

I stamped and masked flowers and leaves.  Three flowers were colored with light toned yellows and bright pink Copic markers. In keeping with the Muse card, one of the flowers and a few leaves were left uncolored. For some shimmer clear WOS was applied to the colored flowers.

Hope you're having a wonderful day!  Thank you for
visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamps - Hampton Arts
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS

Monday, October 9, 2017

CAS Watercolour - Hello There


CAS Watercolour October Challenge is celebrating their First Birthday ... a big congratulations. In celebration our card is to include watercolor and leaves

For my card the watercolor panel was created using a combination of Distress Dye (Candied Apple and Carved Pumpkin) and Distress Oxide (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick) Inks. The process was smooshing, water spraying, air drying and repeating these steps until I liked the result. A stitched die-cut frame was added for dimension and interest. The leaf was die-cut from cork. The sentiment matches the cork color and was achieved by using Versamark and Distress Vintage Photo inks and heat embossing with clear EP.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp  - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress Dyes and Oxides; Versamark
Other - Cork

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

CAS Mixup - Warm Wishes

Hello Everyone,

A fun time is currently happening at CAS Mixup October Challenge to use Stamping, Layer Stenciling plus choice.

For my card I did the following and incorporated Stamping, Layer Stenciling, Dry and Heat Embossing, Masking, Die-cutting
-- used negative of butterfly die-cut for stencil
-- the overlay stencil was created by using 3 cuts of a Snowdrifts Coverup Die and randomly arranging 
-- used Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry and Abandoned Coral) to dab/blend through the overlay stencil until the desired color was achieved
-- the overlay stencil was removed and the butterfly was ink blended using Spiced Marmalade (Distress Ink)
-- a bubble stencil was aligned over the spine of the butterfly and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink was blended down the spine of the butterfly
-- the butterfly was masked and a few more Peacock Feather colored bubbles were added
-- the detailed butterfly die cut was used to emboss the butterfly
-- the sentiment was stamped in black and heat embossed with clear EP
-- for a little sparkle a few of the bubbles were lightly painted with clear WOS

Hope you're having an enjoyable day ... thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Stencils - created two of my own using MFT dies; Tim Holtz - Bubbles
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - WOS

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Muse - Boo!


At the Muse Challenge #235 Eliz designed a very fun Halloween card with layers and goodies for our inspirations. Like Eliz's card my rendition includes lots of goodies ... DP; ribbon; spider embellishment; die-cut ghost, moon and city scape; googly eyes on the ghost, etc. Although I think this card is busy; if I was a child, I would love to receive ... lots to see and touch.

Hope your day is pleasant.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - MME; stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Craftsmart
Embellishments - from stash

Saturday, September 30, 2017

MCV - Peace on Earth


Time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions (MCV83) where Stephanie, this week's designer, provided a gorgeous, stunning card for our inspirations. Not only did her card inspire in a number of ways (general theme, colors, continents, ocean, stars, red sentiment); also, a NBUS (and retired die) was used. The ocean was ink blended using two colors of Distress inks. The continents were die-cut from a light green foil DP. A stitched circle frames earth. The sentiment was stamped/heat embossed in red ink/clear embossing powder. The white panels were adhered to a red card stock base.

Wish everyone a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Dye, Versamark; Ranger - Distress