Archives for June 2017
This card was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge #338. http://www.cardchallenges.com/search/label/sketchchallenge. I decided to make a shaker card for this challenge because I like them so much and I haven’t made very many!
MFT Beary Big Adventure Stamp and Die Set
MFT In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle Dies
MFT Framework Background Stamp
Hero Arts Nested Hearts Dies
This card was fun to make and I look forward to making more! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
This card was inspired by the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #6 which is creating a Cheerful Get Well card. http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-6-cheerful-get-well
I really enjoyed making this one! I just love Lawn Fawn stamps and this rainbow was so fun to work with. Since I cut a rainbow out using each of the 7 papers, I put the extras together and now have some fun rainbows that I can use for future cards! I think I am going to make a few more cheerful get well cards. I don’t have any on hand and those are nice to have a stash of so that you can be ready at any time to brighten someone’s day.
For this card, I used:
Lawn Fawn stamp set – Get Well Soon and Quinn’s Capital ABC’s
Lawn Fawn die – Rainbow
Lawn Fawn 6×6 Perfectly Plaid paper pad
Cuttlebug – Polka Dots embossing folder
Cricut Explore Air 2 for tag die cut
Neenah white 80# chardstock and cardstock in red, pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple colors
I decided to make a 5×5 inch card by cutting a piece of Neenah white cardstock to 5×10 and then folding it in half. I cut a piece of plaid paper to match my rainbows that was slightly smaller than the card and attached it. I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the polka dots, cut it down to 4×4 and attached it to the card with some strong adhesive. I cut the tag using my Cricut and covered the edges with mermaid lagoon distress ink using a my mini blending tool. I attached one of the rainbows that I created to the tag. I stamped the bandage and the cute little bird nurse with MFT black ink on white cardstock and an H from Quinn’s Capital ABC’s also in black ink on white cardstock. I decided to color the images using my Copic markers. I didn’t put a whole lot of effort into blending but I really like how the nurses hat turned out :). I used the bandage as the ‘I’ in my Hi and attached it to the center of the rainbow with pop dots. I also used pop dots to attach the little bird to the top of the rainbow. I cut two pieces of glittery twine and attached it to the card. I then adhered the tag to the card with some more pop dots. I stamped ‘get well soon’ under the tag using black ink. I kinda had to fill in some of the spots with my fine tip black Sharpie because it didn’t quite cover due to the embossing.
I am really excited about how this card turned out! I think the only think I would change would not be to angle the tag so dramatically.
Hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!
This card was inspired by the Stampingbella Challenge and the theme was Love/Wedding/Anniversary. http://stampingbella.com/blog/its-bellarific-friday-sistahs-a-sketchypoo/
I made this card with my sister-in-law in mind who just got engaged. I tried to make it look like her! I think I succeeded?!
For this card, I used:
Stampingbella – Balloonabella stamp and die
Studio Katia – Stitched Creative Rectangles
Hero Arts – Many Everyday Messages for the Best Wishes Sentiment
I started by cutting a piece of patterned paper that was slightly smaller than my 4.25 x 5.5 inch card. I adhered it to a top-folding card made out of Neenah white 80# cardstock. I cut two stitched rectangles from the Studio Katia dies out of pink cardstock and adhered them to the card. I stamped the Balloonbella girl on Neenah white cardstock, colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils, cut it out with the coordinating die and attached it to the center of the card with pop dots. I added some clear Wink of Stella to the girls dress, hair and balloons for some shine! I stamped the best wished sentiment on the bottom of the card with my Distress Oxide worn lipstick ink. Such a pretty color! I colored over the sentiment with my Wink of Stella as well. To finish off the card, I added a few pink sequins and some drops of Nuvo crystal drops in clear. I didn’t want to add to much because I wanted to keep the spotlight on the girl.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you enjoyed this card. It is going to someone very special 🙂 Happy Crafting!
This card was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge #336. http://www.cardchallenges.com/search/label/sketchchallenge
MFT Stamp Set – Giraffing Me Crazy
Hero Arts Nested Hearts Dies
MFT – black licorice ink
Prismacolor colored pencils
Neenah Solor White 80# Cardstock, pink, red and kraft cardstock
SSS 40# vellum
Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer Spritz
I just love these giraffes so much I wanted to used them again! I started with Neenah white cardstock as my base for my card. I cut a banner from a piece of kraft cardstock and put some faux stitching around the banner with my gel pen. I used my nesting hearts dies from Hero Arts to cut hearts out of pink and red cardstock. I adhered the banner the the card (centered) and then placed the two nested pink hearts on top. I popped the red heart up using some pop dots and placed it in the center. I stamped the sentiment ‘You’re Giraffing Me Crazy’ on a strip of Neenah white cardstock, adhered it to a piece of vellum and then attached it underneath the hearts with some strong adhesive. I first stamped the giraffe using MFT black licorice ink on white cardstock, colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils, fussy cut the giraffe (I don’t own the die set) and attached it to the card with some pop dots. I added three more smaller hearts as embellishments. To finish off the hearts, I colored them with my clear Wink of Stella and then put glossy accents on top of that. I finished the whole card off by spritzing it with some Imagine Crafts Sheer Shimmer.
And there you go – a card! Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed this card 🙂
Hello! I saw this gear embossing folder at JoAnns and thought it was so cool and would be the perfect addition to some Father’s Day cards.
I started with a piece of black cardstock measuring 4.5 x 6 inches. I ran it through my Big Shot using the Steam Punk (aka ‘Gears’) embossing folder from Darice. I pulled out my metallic gelatos and colored the gears using my sponge daubers. For one card, I used silver ice, gold champagne, metallic blueberry and metallic icing. For the second card I used the silver ice and gold champagne with iced chai and iced pear. I went around the gelatos on the embossed card so that the colors were spaced pretty evenly. I was really happy with how it turned out.
I then cut the embossed card down to 4 x 5.25 inches so that I could mount it on an A2 card. I went around the embossed card with my manatee ink pad from Lawn Fawn but I can’t really see it 🙂
I cut a long piece of my vellum about 2.25 inches thick. For the card that I used the metallic blueberry gelato, I used took my faded jeans distress oxide pad, colored the back of the vellum and then wiped off as much of the ink as I could with a cloth to give it a softer look. For the embossed card that I used the iced pear, I used iced spruce distress oxide ink but I totally think it would look good with peeled paint.
I spritzed the vellum with my water bottle to activate the ink and then dabbed it with my cloth. The faded jeans is much more noticeable than the iced spruce. I then stamped the Happy Father’s Day from the same set on the vellum with verseMark and then heat embossed it with Ranger Gold embossing powder. Just be careful when heating the vellum. First get the gun nice and hot before you introduce it to the vellum and I just sweep it over the image until it embosses. This kept the powder from over embossing on the thin paper.
I decided to distress the edges a bit because I didn’t want to have such a clean line with the vellum. On the first card, I used my mono eraser (which worked ok) but I wanted a bit more so I got out the old sand paper! This worked much better! I just used it to distress the edges of the vellum strip.
I attached the vellum to the ‘gear’ card base by folding it and securing the flap of the vellum to the back with some strong adhesive. I also put a few drops of Ranger Multi Medium adhesive under the embossed sentiment so that it would hold better to the ‘gear’ card base but not be visible. I placed my big acrylic block on top of the card while the adhesive dried to make sure that it would stick nice and good.
I have some shiny gold paper that I bought at Michaels awhile ago that I thought would be a good card base. I cut it down to 4.25 x 11 inches and folded it in half at 5.5 inches to make a top folding card.
I used my Be creative adhesive to attach the ‘gear’ background to the card base and then used my bone folder to rub over the entire card to make sure it was nice and stuck. I cut a piece of white cardstock down to 4 x 5.25 inches and attached it to the inside for future journaling. I finished the card off with a few mini gear embellishments by Tim Holtz.
And voila! A couple of Father’s Day Cards! I think I like how the blue vellum one turned out the best.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have a great day!
This card was inspired by the MFT Color Challenge #70. http://www.cardchallenges.com/2017/06/theres-still-time-color-challenge-70.html
I started out with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Neenah Smooth Solar White 80# paper. I used the Radiant Rays stencil from MFT and fossilized amber Distress Ink to put a sun on the upper third of my paper using a blending tool. I then used the Cloud stencil from MFT and mermaid lagoon Distress Ink to make waves in the water at the bottom of the card. To create the center embellishment, I cut a stitched circle with my Cricut Explore Air 2 out of a light blue cardstock, brushed the edges with salty ocean Distress Ink and stamped You Are My Happy from the MFT Essential Sentiment’s Set. I finished it off with some stars from the Pegasus Duo stamp set from Avery Elle and popped it up with a piece of foam underneath. I stamped the mermaid and two rocks from the MFT Mermazing stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper. I colored the mermaid and rocks using Tombow markers, blended with Wink of Stella for some shine and finished it off with some gel pen accents. I fussy cut the rocks and mermaid out because I don’t have the die set but it wasn’t too bad to cut out. I layered th rocks on the bottom of the card and glued them down. I had to trim the bottom and sides of the rock off because they were hanging off they side of the card. I put some 3D foam Squares on the mermaid and placed her sitting on the rocks. I added some fishes in the water from that same Mermazing set and some mermaid lagoon Distress Ink. I used my Misti for that part so that I could put down a couple of layers of color to get some rich color. I adhered the entire panel to a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch top folding card. I love how the sun rays blend in with the water.
MFT stamp sets – Mermazing and Essential Sentiments
MFT stencils – Radiant Rays and Clouds
Avery Elle stamp set – Pegasus Duo
Distress Ink – fossilized amber, mermaid lagoon, salty ocean
Tombow markers, Wink of Stella, VersaFine black ink, Uni-Ball white gel pen
Cricut Explore Air 2
Neenah Solor White 80# Cardstock, light blue cardstock
Craft foam, 3D foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives
Zig 2 Way Glue, Be Creative 5mm tape
Hope you enjoy this card! Thanks for stopping by!