Saturday, December 3, 2022

My Favorite Things - Warmest Wishes

 





I recently treated myself to a few Birdie Brown illustrated stamp sets for MFT Stamps that I hadn't previously owned and this Warmest Wishes mini stamp set was one of them.

Products Used:-


I ink blended a white panel using Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink, then used white ink to stamp in some of the snowfall images from the stamp set and overlaid that with a white die cut of the Birch Tree Forest Cover-Up Die-namics which I glued in place.   I used a white pen to fill in some of the open circle snow images but left others as circles for a slightly different look from the norm.




I stamped the girl from Warmest Wishes with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and coloured her with the following Copic markers:-

Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00
Blush - RV13, R21, R00
White Dress - C5, C3, C1, C0, C00
Red - R89, R39, R29
Boots & Gloves - E89, E44, E43

I used a white gel pen to highlight some areas and to add white fluff to the fringe of her hat, cuff and bobbles.  I then came in with a fine tipped black archival ink pen and added some depth to the fluffy affect using that and then I used a pale gold gel pen to add metallic fluff -  you can only see this when the card is handled and it catches the light.

I die cut the image using the coordinating die-namics and applied her with foam tape.

I stamped and applied the sentiments at jaunty angles to keep it playful and then added a few white snowflake embellishments to finish up the scene.




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Thursday, December 1, 2022

My Favorite Things - Holiday Penguins

 




I continue to churn out the Christmas cards, my favourite to make by a mile!   This card for MFT Stamps features the following products:-


I created a slimline panel and I ink blended it using Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Villainous Potion Distress Oxide Inks.  I grabbed another slimline panel and using the Torn Paper Edges Die-namics, I die cut 4 layers of snow which I ink blended with the first two shades mentioned above and then I adhered them to the background.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment at the top of the background panel and then covered this area with a little post it tape and spattered the entire card surface with water and then with white acrylic paint loosened with water.  When I was happy with the overall affect I removed the mask carefully spattered a little more paint where the sentiment was, but not enough to make it hard to read, just so that it blended in.




I stamped the images from Holiday Penguins with black Memento Ink and coloured them with the following Copic marker combinations.

Penguins - T5, C3, C1, C0, RV55, BV000, V0000, YR07, YR04, Y38
Blushes - RV06, RV55, RV10
Tree - G29, G19, YG67, YG45
Parcel - E43, E44, E87, RV06, RV55
Purple - V17, V15

I die cut the images and then placed a little tiny piece of Post It tape to cover the facial features of the penguins and then I spattered all of the images as I did with the background, removing the facial mask right at the end and applying all of the elements to the background using dimensional foam tape.

I highlighted a few points on each image and then used a metallic gel pen so randomly apply pale gold dots throughout the entire scene because I love a subtle little twinkle when a card is handled.




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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Hello Bluebird Stamps - December Challenge

 









Here's my inspiration card for the new Challenge from Hello Bluebird Stamps.   You can enter the challenge by making a Holiday themed card or by being inspired by the colours from the graphic or as in the case of my card, I combined the two!   Please visit the Hello Bluebird blog to read the rules and dates involved in this challenge.   A randomly selected winner will be selected and will receive a $50 gift certificate to the shop.   Good luck!

Products Used:-

Snowman Hugs Stamps
Snowman Hugs Die
Nesting Deckle A2 Die
Holly & Pine Die
Pine Boughs Die
Hill & Dale

I created a kraft cardstock card base using the largest of the Nesting Deckle dies and scored a line on the back panel to enable to the card to open and stand and then sealed the left edge with Scor-Pal tape.  I made a smaller white card insert to go inside to write on.

I used the next size down in the set to die cut two white panels.   One I ink blended in pink, backed with foam tape and applied to the kraft base, the second one I also die cut using the Hill & Dale Die on then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in antique gold embossing powder, I backed this piece with foam tape and aligned the deckle edges with the white background panel and adhered.






I stamped the image from Snowman Hugs with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa and coloured the image with the following Copic marker combinations:-

Squirrel - T6, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1
Snowman - C3, C1, C0, BG10, BG70, T5, T4, T3, T2, T1, YR07, YR04, Y38
Bunny - E42, E41, T3, T2, T1
Blushes - R21, R20, R00
Red - R89, R39, R29, T5, T3
Brown Scarf - E89, E44, E43
White - C3, C1, C0

Points were highlighted and designs made on scarves using a white gel pen and then I die cut and applied with foam tape.

Finishing touches included, creating the pine garnish at the top created using the Holly and Pine Die and the gold glitter bow from the Pine Boughs Die.  I glued the pieces in position and then used acrylic paint and a stylus to dot in a little delicate snowfall.




















Tuesday, November 29, 2022

My Favorite Things - Christmas Cash Card Kit - Release Day

 




MFT's Christmas Cash Card Kit is now available for purchase!  Perhaps you'll pick up what is needed to make tooth fairy cards - so cute!   Here's what I used for this card:-


I created several panels of cardstock to layer up using both using my paper trimmer and the Stitched Rectangles Die-namics.   Before I glued them all together I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white and I used a die from the Tooth Fairy Die-namics to make the 'sparkle rays' for behind where her wand would be.




I die cut all the necessary components to build my tooth fairy and adhered the parts together, backed them with foam tape and applied to the scene.

That's all there was to it with this project but when the tooth fairy is going to visit that night, you need a quick card idea in a hurry!

Happy shopping everyone!




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Monday, November 28, 2022

My Favorite Things - Christmas Cash Card Kit - Countdown Day 1

 





Tomorrow, the Christmas Cash Card Kit will be available at 10am Eastern.   Today my money card focuses on some of the numerous add on stamps and dies that will be available covering a host of different occasions.  Here are the items that I've used:-


I first used the large die from Money Card Die-namics to make two white panels, I masked a line on one panel and stamped with the background stamp above the masked line.   I then stamped the sentiment at the bottom of the same panel and then die cut the opening for the pouch, the frame for the opening and header at the top of the card.  I inserted the pouch and stuck it in place and rolled up a bank note and sealed it in by adhering the second panel to the reverse.




I used Coffee Break Companions Die-namics and MFT's Prestige Cardstock to create the cup and saucer and the coffee beans.    I backed all the pieces with foam tape and applied to the background and I used a white gel pen to highlight a few points and with that the card was complete!



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Sunday, November 27, 2022

My Favorite Things - Christmas Cash Card Kit - Countdown Day 2

 




Excited to start the countdown to the Christmas Cash Card Kit from MFT Stamps that you can buy at 10am Eastern on November 29th.  Gifting some money for a whole variety of reasons and events is always a good option and this kit has you covered.

Here are the products that I used in the making of my gift card:-


I used the main die from Money Card Die-namics to form the patterned front panel and a white rear panel and I used other dies within the comprehensive set to die cut the head and foot pieces and to die cut the opening for the Lip Balm Pouch which I also framed with an additional die in the set.  I inserted the pouch and adhered on the reverse and rolled up a bank note and inserted it and sealed it all in with the plain back panel.




I stamped the sentiment using the Christmas Cash stamp set and then used the stocking dies from Christmas Compliments to die cut 3 white trimmed red stockings which I backed with foam tape and adhered as if hanging from the mantlepiece.

I'll be back tomorrow with a very different themed money card at 10am Eastern!




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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge - WSC621

 







Ready for the new Wednesday Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things?   This is WSC621 and I hope you can carve out a little time for a chance to join in.  Here's what I've used to make my inspiration card:-


I used the stencil and Dried Marigold Distress Oxide Ink to create the background panel over which I layered a white panel that was die cut using the Rolling Clouds Die-namics, this cloud panel was popped up on some white craft foam to start building dimension.




I stamped some of the images from Parachute Pals and coloured them with the following Copic markers:-

Bunnies - E43, E31, E41, E40
Red - R29, R27
White - C3, C1, C0, C00
Blue - B12, BG70
Orange - YR09, YR04, Y38
Cheeks - RV21, RV10

I highlighted a few points and die cut the images and applied them with foam tape.

To finish, I simply stamped the sentiment to a sentiment strip and applied with foam tape and a few sparkling clear sequins finished the simple but very sweet scene.




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