Friday, July 22, 2016

Curtain Call July 15 Challenge: Unicorn

Hi everyone! I have finally decided to join in one of the inspiration challenges at Curtain Call. Twice a month they post a picture and participants are to use it for inspiration.

Here is the photo for the latest challenge.

Here is the card I made for the challenge.

I didn't have any unicorns, and I wasn't sure if I had to have one, but I decided to go on a hunt for one. I scoured the internet for just the right one, and after centuries, well, maybe not quite that long, I found this one, by Whimsie Doodles. I realized the one I found was actually one that one of the designers, Sheri Gilson, had used for her card, and if I had paid more attention, I would have saved myself a lot of!

I decided to use the Ring Frame, from Simon Says Stamp, using the colors I saw in the picture. I adhered it on a piece of white card stock that I embossed with a Sizzix Stampin Up embossing folder.  I copied two of the unicorns, flipping one the other way, so I could have them facing the opposite directions on top of the die cut. I adhered them with dimensional tape. I then printed the sentiment that came with the unicorns, cut it to size, inked the edges, the adhered it to the top of my card.

I really love this card, I love the colors, and those unicorns are just too cute. I think I can honestly say this may be one of my favorites that I have made so far. Let me know what you think.

Monday, July 18, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Coloring On Kraft

I have never colored on kraft paper before, so this challenge was a little different.

I wanted to use a stamp that I either hadn't used in a while, or never used at all, and I chose this one, that I've never used before. I stamped the image twice in different directions on a piece of kraft cardstock, then colored them with colored pencils in blue and purple. I added a sentiment using dimensional tape, then added some Jewel Dazzles as an accent.

My Favorite Things: Inlaid Maid Easy


For this challenge, participants were to make a project using the inlaid techneque.

I chose to use some Spellbinder butterfly dies that I had for this project. I cut out the butterflies on orange and white polka dot paper, then cut them out again in the yellow card stock where I wanted the butterflies to be on my card, then embossed it with my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots folder, then adhered it to my card base. I inlaid the orange butterflies into the cut spaces, and added buttons in the middle of each for their bodies. The sentiment is from a stamp set I had in my stash.

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Background Bonanza


Hi everyone! For this challenge, participants where asked to make a background using stamps.

To make my background, I chose to use the same stamp throughout, then colored the images in pale purple, then added some sparkly purple Gelly Roll to add some color and sparkle, which is hard to see in the picture. I matted that piece with silver card stock, then added it on top of a piece of blue card stock that I added to my card base. I originally made the stamped piece larger, but messed up on part of it after I had most of it colored, and I didn't want to waste it, so I cut it down. I really liked the way this piece looked how it was, and decided I would leave it as is, and not add anything on top of it, and added my sentiment underneath.

I think using stamps are a good way to make a backgrounds when you don't have exactly what you want in designer paper.

My Favorite Things Camp Create: Magnificent Masking

For this challenge, we are to use the masking technique.

I chose to make a mask using a sloped edge die, making snow drifts by placing the mask toward the top of my background piece, inking the edges by dabbing an ink dauber with ink, and rubbing across the edges, then work in my way down, alternating blue and lavender ink. I then added a heat embossed tree that I had in my Christmas stamp stash with white embossing powder, added some Jewel Dazzles to the tree, for a little bling, then adding little embossed dots scattered around to resemble falling snow. I added my sentiment to the bottom corner, then matted it with silver card stock.

Although it took me a while to make the snow drifts, I really enjoyed making this card, and thought it turned out very well, and will probably be using this technique again in the future.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

MFT Camp Create: Fantastic Foiling


Hi everyone, My Favorite Things is having another Camp Create 5 day challenge, with lots of great prizes to be won. The first day's challenge is " Fantastic Foiling". Here is the card that I made for this challenge, and as usual, I'm trying to play catch!

For this challenge, participants where to use foil somewhere on their project, or some other metallic material if they didn't have foil. I chose to make a shaker using a Spellbinder's Ornament die. For my metallic element, I used metallic card stock for the top of the ornament, and the scallops along the bottom edge, and if you look real closely, you can spot some little silver stars inside the shaker.