Saturday, October 1, 2016

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #215: Pink/Silver or Grey

This week on Merry Monday the challenge is to make a Christmas card using light and dark pink, and either use silver or grey along with it. Here is what I created for the challenge.

I wanted to use some of the stamps from a stamp set I just purchased, Cute Snowflakes, from Simon Says Stamp. To make the background piece,  I randomly stamped one of the snowflakes on a piece of white card stock with Versamark, several times around the paper, added pink and silver embossing powder, and heat set them. I also wanted to try out the new ornament die that I purchased as well from SSS, Lulu Ornament,  and embossed that as well with silver embossing powder, then added pink rhinestones, and silver string tied in a bow, and attached it to the pink card. I then embossed a sentiment that I had in my stash with the same silver embossing powder, added some snowflake Dazzles, then matted it with silver card stock.

I don't use these colors very often when making Christmas cards, but I think this card turned out great, and is surely on my favorites that I've made so far this season.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Favorite Things Superstar Card Design Contest Entry #3

Here is my third entry for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest.

For this card I decided to use the MFT Santa's Elves set, by Birdie Brown. This is another one I fell in love with, and just " had" to have! I  used one of the Inside and Out rectangle dies for the frame of the shaker, and accented the tree with Dazzles, and also used some of the new Snowflake Dazzles as well. For the inside of my shaker, I used sequins, stars, and micro beads that I had in my stash.

I really had a lot of fun with this card, and I'm sure I'll have a lot more cards made with this stamp set for my Christmas cards this year.

My Favorite Things Superstar Card Design Contest Entry #2

Here is my third entry for the MFT Superstar Card Design Contest.

For this card, I chose another set of stamps that I just recently purchased from MFT, Magical Dragons, this was also one of my " must have" stamp sets. For those who know me well, I don't think I need to tell you why I fell in love with this set, but for those who don't, I just love dragons, and I had to have!

I wanted a rainbow for my card, so I made one using the Inside and Out circle die set, I did this by cutting out each circle with a different color of the rainbow, I adhered them all to a solid circle that I cut out with the largest die, then I cut that piece in half, this left me with two rainbows that I can use, one for this card, and one to use at a later date.  I made the clouds using the smoke puff stamps that came with the stamp set, and traced the swirls with stickles, to give them some sparkle. I adhered them under the rainbow, using dimensional  tape on every other one. I stamped and colored my little dragons with Copic markers, then adhered them to the clouds. I stamped one of the sentiments that came with the set underneath my images. I added this all on top of a piece of cloud design paper, matted it with blue card stock, and added it to the card base.

I really enjoyed making this card, and think it turned out real cute. Can't wait to make more projects with this stamp set.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

My Favorite Things: Super Star Contest

MFT is at it again, with another contest, and I love! This time they are sponsoring a design contest, with a prize of 250.00 MFT store voucher. for more details, click here.

For my entry, I chose to use the Beary Special Birthday stamp set for my stamped images.

I colored my images using Copic markers, cut them out, and adhered them with dimensional tape. The heart balloon I cut using MFT Heart Balloons dies, using DCWV Glitzy Glitter card stock, attached it with dimensional tape, and I added a piece of red and white baker's twine from the balloon to the gifts down bellow. I cut out a zigzag border using the same glitter card stock and the narrowest zigzag from the MFT Chevron Stripes Die-namics die set. The party hat I stamped on red with white polka dot paper, and cut it out with scissors. For the yellow background panel, and the blue, red and green panels sticking out from the side, I used the MFT Inside/Out Stitched Rectangles. I added some silver border stickers to add a little touch to the smaller rectangles.

As always, I had a lot of fun making this card, Up to three entries are aloud in the contest, so I will surely be making more cards to enter.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MFT Camp Create: Single Layer Savvy


MFT farewell bonfire, Single Layer Bonfire.


For this bonus challenge, participants where to make a single layer creation.

This had to be my favorite challenge, because I got to use my "favorite stamp set for the moment" again...:-) I really enjoyed all the layering, even though I might have made a little mistake, can you find it?!

MFT Camp Create: Stunning Shadow Stamping




For this technique, we where to make a shadow effect using solid stamps and 2 different colored inks. I didn't have any stamps that where completely solid, but this stamp that I found in my stash was as close as I could get. I don't know how close to the effect I got, but I think it turned out pretty cool anyway.

 I sure had a lot of fun doing all these MFT Camp Create challenges, and I'll be sure to do it again if they have it next year...:-)

MFT Camp Create:Devine Dry Embossing

For the 4th day of camp, Devine Dry Embossing is the featured technique.

I used one of the De Lites dies from Spellbinders, and added some die cut flowers to the edge to tie in with the colors in the background paper. This technique give more possibilities to dies that ordinarily would only be used for cutting. Now on to the last day of camp!