Friday, February 23, 2024

My Favorite Things - February Release Countdown Day Four

 





We're starting the big countdown today to the February 27th new release from MFT Stamps which you can get at 10am Eastern on that day.  Here's what I've used to create my first card for this release:-


Monkey Around is one of the new Jenoblade illustrated stamp sets and I decided to create an always fun shaker card.

I ink blended a background panel with Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Inks.  I splashed the background with metallic watercolor paint loosened with a drop of water.  I die cut twice using the Rectangle Frames to create two identical frames.  I applied an acetate panel to the back of one and then added dimensional tape around the outside. I flipped it upside down and filled it with a sequin and embellishment mix that I created from my stash.  I used my anti static tool to run along the edges of the foam tape to remove the stickiness and then peeled off the backing of the tape.  I applied the second frame die cut to the green blended background and then carefully aligned and stuck down this backing panel to seal the shaker unit.   This was then glued to my sturdy card base.




In creating the frames I was left with negative cuts.  Perfectly sized of course and so I just used the Snow Drifts die-namics to create a grounding for the monkeys.  I attached this to the shaker window using ScorPal tape.

Next I stamped the images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and then I coloured with the following Copic marker combinations:-

Monkeys - E77, E44, E43, E31, E41
Blushes - R22, R21, R00
Bananas - Y19, Y15, Y06, W1
Pink - R22, R21, R00, R000
Teal - BG15, BG32, G00

I used a white gel pen to dot in some interest and highlight certain points then I die cut using the coordinating die-namics and I applied them to the shaker window using dimensional foam tape.




All that was needed now was to stamp the sentiment on a sentiment strip  and stick this down and the card was complete.

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Sunny Studio Stamps - Puddle Jumpers

 



You can find me on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog today with this new card featuring their Puddle Jumpers stamp set.  Please click THIS LINK to join me there for all the details including Copic colours of course!  Thank you!







Tuesday, February 20, 2024

My Favorite Things - February Vault Release Day

 





The February Vault Release from MFT is now available for purchase and I have a second card featuring dies from the newly released selection of products.  Here's what I've used:-


To make the card I first created the patterned panel and I lay this over a toning blue panel and lastly a white panel which I glued to my card base.

I created a circle of cardstock and ink blended it then splashed with water and then with Perfect Pearls mixed with water.  I glued this in place then used the Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics to die cut white cardstock to create the circular frame.  I backed this with foam tape and set it to one side.




I stamped the images from Books & Buddies using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa.  I coloured the images with tones taken from the plaid paper.  Here's what I used:-

Bunnies - E44, E43, E31, E42, W00
Blushes - R22, R20, R00
Yellow - Y19, Y15, C1, C0
Pink - RV17, RV06, RV04, C1, C0
Blue - B14, B04, B01, C1, C0
Orange - YR09, YR04, Y38, C1, C0

I glued down the piles of books main image directly and then added the other elements with foam tape.




To finish up I applied the circular frame that I prepared earlier and I stamped and applied the sentiment.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

My Favorite Things - February Vault Release

 





MFT is having an amazing vault release which you can buy at 10am tomorrow February 13th.   This release is 100% dies.  Great, basic and useful dies to inspire your creativity and that set the scene for your favourite stamps.

My card today uses:-


I cut a patterned cardstock panel to A2  size and adhered it to a larger panel of white cardstock then to my card base.  I then used Blueprints 29 to die cut sturdy white cardstock and I backed the die cuts with foam tape and adhered to the background.




I used Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa to stamp the images from Paper Planes and then I coloured with Copic colours to match the background:-

Dog - E44, E43, E31, E42, C1, C0
Pink - V01, RV00, RV000
Green - G00, G000, BG0000, C1, C0
Yellow - Y21, Y00, C1, C0
Clouds - BG90, G000

Images were die cut and applied to the background creating three mini scenes which all add up to one big one!




To finish the card I stamped part of one of the sentiments from Paper Planes on one of the other components of Blueprints 29 and then I die cut the encircled heart component also using white and pink cardstock and glued both in place.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Sunny Studio Stamps - Beautiful Bluebells

 



Today you're going to find me with this new card over on the Sunny Studio Stamps blog.  The card features the new Beautiful Bluebells stamp set along with other new plus older products.   I hope you will join me there by clicking THIS LINK, thank you and I hope you enjoy it!











Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Easter Egg Hunt

 



Hi!  I'm on the Hello Bluebird Stamps blog today with this new Easter card.  Please join me there for all the details by clicking THIS LINK which will take you directly to the post.  Thank you.









Monday, February 12, 2024

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Word Buddies Woodland

 






I'm so happy you are visiting my blog today because I'm starting the week out with some eye candy in the form of this 'Miss You' card using Hello Bluebird Stamps products.   Here's what I've used:-

Big Greetings Die

Using the largest size die from the Nesting Deckle set, I die cut kraft cardstock and then I used the next size die down to cut sturdy white cardstock.  I applied the kraft panel to a white card base which was cut just small enough to hide behind the kraft panel.  I masked a line on the white panel and ink blended above it using Blush Pink ink by The Stamp Market.   I carefully removed the mask and then stamped 'just to say' from Big Greetings.  This panel was then backed with white craft foam and applied to the kraft panel and set to one side.




I stamped the critters I was wanting from Word Buddies Woodland using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and I coloured with the following Copic marker combinations:-

Bunnies - E5, C1, C0, C00
Raccoon - W8, W7, W5, R0000
Bear - E79, E77, E44, E43, E42
Squirrels - T7, T6, T5
Blushes - R20
Hearts, Bows & Balloon - E95, E93, R81

I highlighted a few points with a white gel pen and then die cut using the coordinating dies and arranged them in a row along the masked line and used dimensional foam tape to anchor them down.




Last but not least I stamped 'I Miss You' from Big Greetings using Versamark Ink and I heat embossed using 'Salsa' Embossing Powder by Wow!  I repeat stamped and heat embossed to make the glitter a little more chunky and then I die cut using the coordinating die, added foam tape to the reverse side and then stuck it down.

Hope you like my card today.  Wishing you a great week ahead and hopefully you can find some time to get creative.