Thursday, September 21, 2017

2017 MFT Superstar Entry

Hello there!  Today, I am joining the fun with My Favorite Things by participating in their "Superstar" card design challenge. I am entering my card into the "Clean & Simple" category described below.

Clean & Simple Genius

"Here is your chance to showcase your innate understanding of design. White space, color theory, and design rules are critical components of pulling off a beautifully clean & simple look. You understand that sometimes, less is more, and you aren’t afraid to show it!"

This is right up my alley, as I LOVE all things color.  And white space. And clean and simple! 

Here is my card:

I began my card by embossing the Chevron Grid background with white embossing powder onto white card stock.  Then, I turned on some music, grabbed some Copics and began coloring away!  What is it about coloring that makes it so relaxing and therapeutic?  

Next, I made my card panel using the Wonky Stitch Rectangle Stax on white card stock and adhered it to a top fold kraft card stock base.  I trimmed down the Chevron panel into a rectangle and popped it on the card base using fun foam.

Here is a better look at the dimension...

And finally, for the sentiment, I used the Big Birthday Wishes stamp set and alternated the white text on black card stock and black text on white card stock.   I really like this look.  It adds more interest, yet it still keeps the design clean.  

Click HERE to check out all of the other great entries.

Supplies Used:
MFT Wonky Stitch Rectangle Stax 
MFT Chevron Grid Background
MFT Big Birthday Wishes
Copic Markers:  B28, RV04, R29, Y08, YR68, BG13

Thank you for stopping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

You Color My World

Today, I am sharing a card that I created for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #334.  Here is the sketch:

...and here is my card.

I was in a shaker card kind of mood today!  So fun to make and hearing that shaker sound makes it all worth it.  I know you know what I mean!

Supplies Used:
MFT Watercolor Backdrops
MFT Rainbow of Happiness
MFT Square Peek-a-Boo Window
MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2
MFT Inks:   Orange Zest, Grape Jelly, Pineapple & Blu Raspberry
MFT Fun & Frolic 6x6 Paper Pack
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins - Amethyst, Ocean Spray, Sunshine Glow, Tangerine & Sparkling Clear
Neenah Solar White card stock

Feeling Good!

Hello!  I have a funny card to share with you today.  At least I think so!  I, pretty much, created this card backwards.  What I mean is... I found the sentiment first.  And THEN created a card to go with it.  Usually, it's the other way around, right?

I found this sentiment stamp at our local rubber stamp show.  A show I look forward to every year.  The stamp is from Two Lips Stamps.  They carry some really funny stamps.  I only bought 3 of them, but trust me, I will me adding to my collection.

...and here comes the funny.  I swear, I laughed out loud when I read this at the stamp show.  And, guess what?  I was all by myself!  LoL.  Literally!

Maybe, it's just me, but I still crack up when I read this. 

As for the making of this card... I bought the sentiment, now what?  I really had no idea how I was going to use it.  I just liked it!  When I came home from the show, I started brainstorming on how I could turn this sentiment into a card.  My brain went to car, traffic and voila, a traffic light!  A simple search on SSS led me to this traffic light by Neat & Tangled.

The front of the card is pretty simple.  To me, it's all about the sentiment on this one.  I just stamped and colored the image with Copics and added some Glossy Accent for a nice finish.  I used the Radiating Rays stencil to symbolize the light glowing from the traffic light.  I used the same traffic light on the inside of the card and just randomly stamped it using Versamark for a watermark effect.  Finished off both panels with the Wonky die from MFT.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stop & Go stamp set - Neat & Tangled
Sentiment - Two Lips Stamps
Radiating Rays stencil - MFT
Small Stitched Rectangle - Lawn Fawn
Wonky Stitched Rectangle Stax - MFT
Smoke card stock - MFT
Neenah Solar White card stock
Glossy Accents

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Color Throwdown #444

Happy Hump Day!  It's a nasty, rainy day, so I am all cozy in my craft room today.  I have a card to share for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  Here are the colors for this week:

...and here is my card.

I had fun with this one.  I believe I used products from  about 6 different companies!  I guess that's just my way of sharing the love!  Know what I mean?  This came together pretty easily once I dusted off my good 'ole Xyron!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
SSS - Mod Circle Die
Paper - Dots & Stripes Neutral (MFT), Hip Hip Hooray (Doodlebug), Smoke card stock (SSS) & Neenah Solar White
Sentiment - Fun & Flirty (Paper Smooches)
Crystal Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Color Throwdown #443

Today, I am joining the the fun with latest Color Throwdown challenge.  I really  love this color combo!

...and here is my card

Yep, another card using the MFT Circle Scribble Flowers stamp set!  This set is so versatile!

Supplies Used:
Inks - MFT Lemon Drop, Hero Arts Cornflower and Green Apple, VersaFine Onyx Black
MFT Circle Scribble Flowers
MFT Delicious Birthday
Neenah Solar White card stock
Black card stock
Misc gems

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Totally Awesome

Hello! I'm back with a new card today!  Isn't funny how your creative juices just exude when there are more pressing matters to be taken care of?  I have such a BIG to do list right now, but crafting just seems to be such a better alternative!  Am I right?

I really like the idea of "stretching your stamps", so i decided to think outside the box a bit. I used, what is supposed to be, the background of a flower to create a different look.  I chose 4 different colors of ink and randomly stamped the background, then stamped a daisy onto each shape.  I really enjoyed watching this background come alive.  This was such an easy and fun card to create, that I am definitely planning to create more like this using different colors and images.  As a matter of fact, I will be needing a baby shower card soon, so my wheels are already turning!

The "thanks" was die cute 3x out of black card stock, then stacked together and coated with Glossy Accents.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great rest of your week!

Supplies Used:
Inks:  MFT Pineapple, Red Hot and Orange Zest,  Hero Arts Green Apple, VersaFine Onyx Black
MFT - Circle Scribble Flowers
MFT - Springtime Blooms
Simon Says Stamp - Frames die
Lawn Fawn - Scripty Thanks
Glossy Accents
Neenah Solar White 80 and 110 lb.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Color Throwdown #431

Happy Hump Day!

I am thrilled to say that I have been selected as the "featured stamper" for this week's Color Throwdown.  Such a thrill!

Below are this week's colors:

Mint Green, Green, Plum and Light Brown

Here is my card:

I chose to create a background using the challenge colors.  I wanted to create a fun and playful card, and what's more fun than colorful dots?  I think I could easily have polka dots or stripes on every card that I make.  The "hello" stamp is from the Sending Happy Thoughts set by Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped the image randomly over the card panel mixing the four different colors and then placed the panel onto a brown card base.

The big "hello"sentiment was die cut two times out of white card stock and once with brown card stock.  I stacked the three of them together with the brown one on the top and then I coated it with a Wink of Stella pen for a little sparkle and shine.  To prevent the sentiment from getting lost on the busy background, I placed it on vellum to soften the background a bit.  This makes it much easier to read, but still be able to see the dots underneath.  Lastly, I placed the sentiment over a postage stamp frame that I cut out of white card stock and then used an ink dauber to color it the same plum as on the hellos.  At first, I thought the postage frame was too small, but I ended up liking the look of the "hello" overlapping the frame on each side. That also helped to separate the sentiment from the busy background and give it a little more pop.

You can check out more samples for Color Throwdown 431 HERE.

Thank you for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Sending Happy Thoughts (Simon Says Stamp)
Big Hello (Simon Says Stamp)
Postage Stamp Die (Avery Elle)
Inks: Latte (Hero Arts chalk ink), Iris (Hero Arts chalk ink), New Leaf (Papertrey Ink), Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Wink of Stella
Neenah Solar White 80lb.
Brown Card Stock (Hobby Lobby)