Thursday, June 24, 2021

My Favorite Things - Color Challenge 168

There's a brand new Color Challenge at My Favorite Things starting today and this is my inspiration card which I hope will tempt you to enter your own challenge entry for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher.  My card uses the new 'Flutterby Friends' stamp set.






To create my card I ink blended a panel of cardstock using Spun Sugar and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Inks.  The lighter of the two pinks created a subtle focus.   I uses white acrylic paint to splash up the background and over the top I layered a grass portion created by die cutting with the Grassy Hills Die-namics  and then ink blending using Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron and Rustic Wilderness.




I used the A2 Rectangles Frames Die-namics to die cut a piece of white cardstock to create the frame which I backed with foam tape and applied.

I placed the framed panel in my Misti and doubly stamped the sentiment from Flutterby Friends and then this was set aside for a few minutes.




On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images from Flutterby Friends and coloured them with Copic markers, the coordinating die-namics were used to die cut the images which I then backed with dimensional foam tape and applied to the scene.

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and the the little girl's butterfly wings and the butterflies were glittered.

The panel was applied to my card base and the card was then complete.

I hope you join the challenge!















Wednesday, June 23, 2021

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Sketch Challenge 547

It's Wednesday and so there's a new Sketch Challenge over at My Favorite Things.   This is Challenge #547 which I hope you'll join in with for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher.   Here is my inspiration card followed by the actual sketch you'll be work with.










To create this card I first stamped a background panel using the Happy Birthday Background Stamp.  I sized this panel to be smaller than A2, backed it with a panel of white craft foam and then layered it over an A2 panel which in turn was applied to my card base.





On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images from the newly release from the vault Birthday Bears  stamp set illustrated by Birdie Brown.  I used a light grey ink so that I could colour with my Copics in a no-line style.

Bear E43, E42, E41 and E40
Pinks R20, R30, R00 and R000
Greens G00, G000 and G0000
Yellows Y02, Y00 and Y0000
Shading W1 and W00






I used the Birthday Bears coordinating die-namics to die cut these images which I backed with foam tape and applied to the panel.

To follow the sketch I created 3 equal sized sentiment strips and I used the colour combinations above to make an ombré affect.   I then stamped the sentiments from Essential Sentiments using a second generation stamp and Gravel Gray Premium Dye Ink.   I wanted the stamping to be soft and distressed looking in keeping with the feel of the card.  These were backed with foam tape, aligned and applied.




Above is a zoomed in image of my finishing touches which included Stickles glitter on the party hat, gifts and candle flames and whilst it doesn't show here I also used Nuvo Crystal Glaze to make the icing on the cake lovely, glossy and dimensional.




Best of luck with your entries, I look forward to seeing what you create.  Happy crafty time!




















 

Hello Bluebird Stamps - Singing In The Rain

A new card for Hello Bluebird Stamps today featuring their Singing In The Rain stamp set.   I love these two little girls goofing around with the ducklings. 




To create this mini slim card with finished proportions of  3 1/2 inches x 6 inches for a #6 envelope I first created a panel that I ink blended to a fade using Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Ink.   I used grey ink to stamp in the raindrops randomly and this panel was attached to my card base and set to one side. 





On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped my images using Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa. I coloured the images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to die cut each of the images.   A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then they were backed with foam tape and applied.




To finish this simple card I stamped the sentiment to a strip of cardstock and added it with foam tape and a few sparkling clear sequins tucked here and there was the perfect finishing touch.


Thanks for stopping by.   I will have a new card for Hello Bluebird both here and on their blog on June 26th so I hope to see you then if not before.

Happy crafting!









Tuesday, June 22, 2021

My Favorite Things - Vault Release Day

Hi!    Vault release day is finally here at My Favorite Things and this is your first opportunity in a good long while to pick up 14 re-released Birdie Brown stamp sets.   Today I'm featuring 'Mon Chérie' for a little Parisian fun!







To create this card I first die cut a panel using the A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX Die-namics so that it is slightly smaller than A2.  I masked off a portion at the bottom and ink blended using Distress Ink in Pumice Stone and above the mask I used the Micro Cloud Edges Stencil and Salty Ocean Distress Ink to create the sky.   The mask was removed and the panel attached to an A2 panel of Boysenberry Prestige Cardstock.




On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped the images from Mon Chérie.   I used Copic markers to colour everything in a somewhat limited colour palette of using the W6, W4 and W2 markers for the Eiffel Tower and tables.  Skin E000, E21, E11 and E04.  Cheeks R00 and R20.   Blue dress, B04, B12, B41 and W's for shading.   Pinky/Purples V05, RV66 and RV69.   Golds Y19, Y15 and Y06.

Images were die cut using the coordinating die-namics and points highlighted/dots added with a white gel pen.   Images were applied to the background either glueing directly or with a single or double layer of dimensional foam tape to build some real depth and dimension.




To complete the card I applied the panel to a sturdy white cardstock card base and then I stamped and added the sentiment and I applied some crystal gemstone style embellishments for a chic little finish!

Happy shopping and happy crafting everyone!






 

Monday, June 21, 2021

My Favorite Things - Vault Release - Countdown Day 1

Welcome to my blog and Countdown Day 1 at My Favorite Things of the vault release of 14 Birdie Brown stamp sets .... we're going to keep going through the end of the year by which time they will ALL once again be available and will stay available for purchase!    The release goes live at 10am EST tomorrow the 22nd June.  The stamp set I'm re-introducing today is 'You're Super' - I could resist this gorgeous girl and thought it would make a great card for a student among other uses.








To create this card which has a slight CAS feel to it I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and softly ink blended a sky using a pale grey ink.   I then used the same grey ink plus Vintage Timber Premium Dye Ink to stamp the city skyline stamp image 3 times in each colour.  I used my Misti so that I could re-ink and re-stamp until I had a nice strong image.    These were die cut using the coordinating die-namics and arranged and glued to the background panel.

On Copic friendly cardstock I stamped the rest of the images from You're Super and I used Copic markers to colour them.

Skin E000, E21, E11 and E04
Cheeks R00, R20 and R21
Hair E0000, E51, E44 and E49
Outfit RV04, RV06, RV17, RV69
Cape, Lightning and Stars YR09, YR14, Y15 and Y02
Boots W5, W4, W2

A few points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then these too were die cut, backed with foam tape and applied to the scene.



To complete the card I stamped the sentiments and to keep up with the rest of the dimension these were also applied with foam tape

The decorative panel was now glued to a white cardstock base and with that the card was complete.





Tomorrow I will be back with a card to celebrate release day, I hope you join me for that!

Love to hear from you so please take a moment to leave a comment, they are always appreciated.









Sunday, June 20, 2021

My Favorite Things - June Vault Release - Countdown Day 2

Welcome to my blog on this Countdown Day 2 to the My Favorite Things Vault Release on June 22nd at 10am EST.   As you probably know by now all of the Birdie Brown sets that were in the vault are being released.   By the end of this year they will all be available for purchase and will stay stocked in the store.  This month 14 sets are being released and today I'm featuring a slimline card created using 'Penguins in Paradise' which is one of those you can buy on the 22nd.







To create this card I first needed to create 'paradise' for the penguins so to that end I masked and ink blended a panel of white cardstock to create sky and water using Distress Oxides and a blender brush.   At the bottom I created a beach using the Slimline Drifts and Hills  and more Distress Oxides.    I die cut this panel using the Slimline Starter Die-namics and adhered it to a full size slimline panel of white cardstock which in turn was glued to my prepared card base.




I stamped the entire Penguins in Paradise stamp set and did multiples of the palm trees and cocktails and hibiscus flowers.  I coloured all images with Copic markers.

Palm Trees E44, E43, E42, YG03, YG25, YG07 and G16
Penguins W5, W4, W3, W2, Y15, Y02 and YR09
Blues B04, B12 and B41
Purples V05, RV66 and V06
Hibiscus FYR1, YR04 plus gel pen for pinky-purple centre detail.

All images were die cut using the coordinating die-namics and points were highlighted with a white gel pen to make them pop!

I used dimensional foam tape and adhered everything in place on the background panel in the layout I'd previously decided upon.




I stamped the sentiments from the set to two strips of white cardstock and adhered them and a very few sparkling clear sequins were tucked here and there to finish off the card.

Don't you just love those solemn little faces?

I hope you enjoyed my card today and I really do appreciate you stopping by my blog and I love to read any comments you leave for me.

Have a happy crafty day!








Saturday, June 19, 2021

My Favorite Things - Vault Release - Countdown Day 3

Well howdy everyone!    We've arrived at Countdown Day 3 of the June Vault release of Birdie Brown illustrated stamp sets.   14 stamp sets are being released on June 22nd and My Favorite Things will keep releasing them until they are all available and will stay available from now onwards.  Today I'm sharing a box card using 'Saddle Up & Celebrate'.






Also used in this card is the barn from Barn Die-namics and the Outside The Box Low Profile Die-namics.   The barn just happens to be the exact size needed as a backdrop to your box cards and so I first die cut the pieces required using Moroccan Spice Prestige Cardstock with Milk Chocolate Prestige Cardstock for the roof and regular white cardstock was used for the trim on the windows and barn doors.

Once the barn was constructed I glued it into the back of my formed Outside The Box card.    The layers of grass were die cut using the Outside the Box Grass Die-namics and then I ink blended using Prickly Pear and Jalapeño Popper Premium Dye Inks.   I also splattered on the darker colour for a softer look.

I set this box card to one side and moved on to the next stage.




I stamped all of  the images from Saddle Up & Celebrate and coloured them with Copic markers.   A few finer details such as the gingham checks on the clothing were done with a red gel pen.   A white gel pen was used to highlight certain points on the images.  I used the coordinating die-namics to die cut each image and then adhered them into the box scene.




To finish the card I used paper from the Tiny Check 6 x 6 Paper Pack to finish the box card.   I stamped the sentiment to the piece on the front of the box prior to adhering it.

Box cards are never quick cards to make but they are always worthwhile!

Visit the MFT Stamps blog today and comment for a chance to win a gift voucher!   Good luck and happy crafting everyone, do come back tomorrow for Countdown Day 2!