Sunday, February 18, 2018

Muse Card Challenge #253

Hi there crafty friends ~ I'm adding a quick post today so I don't miss the deadline for one of my favorite challenge ~ Muse Card Challenge
Tracey is our Muse this week, and she is challenging us with this really cute card:

and, here is my card:

I couldn't wait to ink up this new MFT stamp set, but since the image was much smaller than Tracey's I flipped the layout. I blended Oxide inks to create the background and added splatters with water and diluted Copic Opaque White. I focused on Tracey's:
- Blue and Green blended background
- White sentiment on black

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: MFT - Furever Friends
Dies: MFT - Furever Friends, Blueprints 15, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Ink: Versamark, Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Copic Opaque White
Misc: Stampendous White Embossing Powder

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Addicted to CAS Challenge #130 - Cat

Hi all, it's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Doni is our Hostess, and she has chosen 'Cat' for our code word. Here is my take...

and the inside...

I love a peek-a-boo card, and this little kitty in a box from SSS seemed perfect. I colored the images with Copic markers and added a Mama Elephant sentiment.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps: SSS - Furry Cat & Box
Dies: MFT - Blueprint #15 (stitched circle)
Misc: Doodlebug - Gray Enamel Dots; Copic markers

Friday, February 16, 2018

February Twofer Card Challenge

Hi there! It's time for the February Twofer Card Challenge and the theme is 'Hearts'! If you're unfamiliar with the Twofer Challenge, the object is to create 2 different designs for 2 different occasions using the same stamps and/or dies...and I LOVE this challenge!

Card #1

I was inspired by my dear friend and DT Gal Anita to create this card, which is to congratulate a friend who recently earned a Master's degree. I inked several heart balloons with dye inks in rainbow order and lined them up using a border die. I then stamped the sentiment and balloon strings, and that was it!

 Card #2

For this birthday card, I began by stenciling soft blue clouds and green hills for this cute little guy. I used the same MFT heart balloons using patterned papers and embossed the sentiment. The little birthday boy was colored with Copic markers, and if you look closely, I used Copic Various Ink with a textured cloth to create the look of denim on his overalls :)

Here are the 2 cards together:

So, there you have it! I hope everyone has a fun and crafty weekend ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Card 1
Stamps: MFT - More Essential Sentiments, Balloon Strings Background
Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons, Stitched Basic Edges
Misc: Stampendous White E/P; Dye Inks: SSS, MFT, Hero Arts

Card 2
Stamps: Mama Elephant - In My Heart; MFT - Adorable Elephants (sentiment)
Dies: Dies: MFT - Heart-Shaped Balloons; Mama Elephant - In My Heart
Stencils: MFT - Cloud; SSS - Make a Stencil
Misc: Copic Markers

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fusion Challenge - Spring Wreath

Hi there blog friends! It's time for a new challenge at Fusion and our theme is 'Spring Wreath'! As you know, you are welcome to create a card using the sketch or the inspiration photo...or both! For this challenge I decided to go with the sketch ~ 

I just bought this adorable MFT stamp set so I was eager to ink it up and have a play. I colored the images with Copic markers and embossed the background panel using a PTI cover plate. 

As always, the Design Team girls have created some beautiful cards for this challenge and we would love to have you stop by the blog for a peek and hopefully play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Stamps & Dies: MFT - Meant to Bee; PTI - Hexagon Cover Plate; MFT - Slanted Sentiment Strips
Misc: Copic Markers; Stampendous White EP