Thursday, July 12, 2018

MFT Summer School 2018: White Space

Here's my card for the White Space challenge of My Favorite Things Summer School.  I pulled out the adorable Puppy Kisses stamp set this time.  The sentiment is from an older set called You Make My Tail Wag.

I had an embossed white cardstock panel in my scrap stash already that worked perfectly for what I had in mind.  It's hard to see the subtle stripes in the picture, but it adds a bit of texture to the background.  I added two layered strips of Green Parakeet grass cut using the Grassy Edges die by My Favorite Things in the lower left corner.

I stamped two of the cute puppies from Puppy Kisses, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out by hand.  I tucked them into the grass and then framed the little scene with a black stitched circle cut using the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames by My Favorite Things.  I've been wanting those frame dies for ages and finally bought them in the retirement sale.

I stamped three hearts from Puppy Kisses.  After coloring them with Copic markers, I covered the hearts with a layer of clear Wink of Stella and cut them out.  They are so sparkly in person!  They also add a lovely pop of color to my scene.

I used the leftover black cardstock circle from the frame and adhered it to the upper right corner.  I then stamped my sentiment from You Make My Tail Wag by My Favorite Things on a white cardstock strip and cut it into two pieces.  After gluing it down, I felt the area needed something, so I stamped and cut out a pawprint from the same stamp set.

My card turned out really cute!  I'll save it for a special occasion to give to my husband.  :)

Stamps:  Puppy Kisses, You Make My Tail Wag (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, True Black, Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  0, C1, C3, E30, E42, E57, E59, R24, R29
Misc:  Single Stitch Line Circle Frames die, Grassy Edges die (My Favorite Things); Stripes embossing folder (Stampin' Up); clear Wink of Stella pen; white gel pen

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

MFT Summer School 2018: Repetition

Here's my card for the Repetition challenge over at My Favorite Things Summer School.  My stamp positioner was invaluable in making it!  No way I would have gotten all those sentiments even otherwise.

I used the Radiating Rays stencil by My Favorite Things and sponged Broken China Distress Oxide ink through it onto white cardstock.  I then stamped multiple lines of a sentiment from Sow Much Cuteness by My Favorite Things in black ink.  After I finished stamping, I cut the piece with a stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 20 die set.

I stamped a cute pig image from Sow Much Cuteness on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I went over the whole thing with a clear Wink of Stella pen for lots of sparkle.  Then I added Glossy Accents to the belly, nose, and hooves.  Hopefully you can see it in the close-up picture.  I fussy cut the image.  Again...note to self...get the matching dies.   lol

I popped up the pig with foam tape and adhered it to the center of the sentiment block.  Doesn't he look so happy about a birthday?  I love how the stenciled lines make it look like he's singing out loud.  Or dancing.  Perfectly natural!

I glued the white panel (raised slightly with additional cardstock) and a piece of Perfectly Plaid: Rainbow patterned paper by Lawn Fawn onto a black card base.  Finally, I added a few clear sequins by Pretty Pink Posh for additional sparkle.

It's sow cute!  (pun intended)  This card really makes me smile.  It was a lot of fun to make!

Stamps:  Sow Much Cuteness (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Broken China (Distress Oxide)
Paper:  White, True Black (Papertrey Ink); Perfectly Plaid: Rainbow (Lawn Fawn)
Copic:  C1, C3, R01, R20, R30
Misc:  Blueprints 20 die (My Favorite Things); Radiating Rays stencil (My Favorite Things); Glossy Accents (Ranger); clear Wink of Stella pen; Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); stamp positioner; sponge tool

MFT Summer School 2018: Primary Colors

It's nice to be back creating in my studio again.  Lately, I've been doing more organizational projects rather than stamping.  I decided to participate in the My Favorite Things Summer School challenges to get me going again.  Here is my card for the Primary Colors day.

I pulled out these adorable monsters from the Monster Sized stamp set by My Favorite Things.  They look great in bold, bright colors!  I colored the images with Copic markers and added Glossy Accents to the eyes for dimension.  (hopefully you can see it in the close up photo)  I also jazzed up the teeth with a clear Wink of Stella pen. 

Note to self:  get the matching dies.  These images were a challenge to fussy cut!

I glued strips of Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening, and Pure Poppy cardstock to a white panel for a fun backdrop.  The sentiment is from another My Favorite Things stamp set called Monster Love.  I thought it went perfectly with my crazy stack of monsters.  I popped them up slightly with a couple layers of cardstock underneath.  I then glued the whole panel to a black card base.

Isn't it fun?  It's a bright and happy birthday card that works for any gender!

Stamps:  Monster Sized, Monster Love (My Favorite Things)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, True Black, Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Copic:  0, C1, C5, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, R24, R29, R59, B34, B37
Misc:  Glossy Accents (Ranger); clear Wink of Stella pen

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Baby Girl Card & Gift Wrap

I made this card and gift wrap for a baby shower present several months ago.  I used an old set by Stampin' Up called Baby Firsts.  It's one of my personal favorites for baby cards.

For the gift wrap, I stamped baby images repeatedly on kraft paper with black ink.  Soft pink ribbon added the perfect touch to match the card.

After stamping the baby image on a scalloped notecard and coloring it with Copic markers, I paper-pieced the little pink onesie with Sweet Blush Bitty Dot patterned paper by Papertrey Ink.  I added little details to the dots with a white gel pen and colored the zipper with a silver Wink of Stella pen.

I cut the word "baby" using the Wonderful Words: Baby die by Papertrey Ink and stamped the word "girl" underneath with the matching stamp set.  Simple and super cute!

Stamps:  Baby Firsts (Stampin' Up); Wonderful Words: Baby (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, Sweet Blush Bitty Dot (Papertrey Ink); unknown pink
Copic:  E000, E00, R20
Misc:  Wonderful Words: Baby die, Don't Forget to Write dies (Papertrey Ink); white gel pen; silver Wink of Stella pen

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop Challenge: Easter Wishes

I'm popping in to share a card for the Papertrey Ink February Blog Hop.  The inspiration photo included a glass bunny sitting in grass with little candy eggs, so I wanted to create a little scene using the Hippity Hoppity stamp set.  It looks like several other people had the same idea!   :) 

I had the scalloped notecard die from Don't Forget to Write out on my desk after making a baby shower card yesterday and I thought it would make a darling little card for my bunny.  I made a white card base with the die and added a strip of Green Parakeet cardstock cut with the Fresh Cut Grass die by My Favorite Things.

Using the matching dies, I stamped the bunny image from Hippity Hoppity along with two of the eggs.  I colored them all with Copic markers.  I added clear Wink of Stella to the eggs, nose, and ears for some sparkle.  You know I love my sparkle!  On the cute bunny tail, I used Cotton Ball White Fun Flock.  I couldn't resist.  It's the perfect little touch!

I tucked my images into the grass and then stamped a sentiment from Mailbox Greetings by Papertrey Ink in the upper corner.  There are some super cute cards linked up for the blog hop this month.  Check them out on the PTI blog here.

Stamps:  Hippity Hoppity, Mailbox Greetings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink)
Copic: 0, C1, C3, E30, E41, E42, E55, Y11, Y13, R20, R22, RV10, RV13, BV00, BV02, BV13
Misc:  Hippity Hoppity dies, Don't Forget to Write dies (Papertrey Ink); Fresh Cut Grass die (My Favorite Things); clear Wink of Stella pen; Cotton Ball White Fun Flock (Stampendous); glue pen

Sunday, February 18, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 10: Stripes Challenge

I'm back to post my card for the final Papertrey Ink 11th anniversary challenge.  This time it's to use stripes on our project.  My stripes are subtle, but they definitely sparkle!  (edited to add better photos)

I embossed a piece of white cardstock with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder by Stampin' Up.  Using a glue pen, I added glitter to the narrow stripes in the pattern.  It is so pretty in real life!  I plan to get a better picture once I have daylight again.  I glued the embossed panel onto a white card base.

I used the Life is Beautiful dies by Papertrey Ink to cut the butterfly layers from Lilac Grace and Winter Wisteria cardstock.  I covered the Lilac Grace butterfly with glitter for lots of extra sparkle.  I glued the butterfly together just in the center, curled the layers for some dimension, and then glued it to a black stitched cardstock circle.

I stamped my sentiments from the Life is Beautiful set by Papertrey Ink onto white cardstock.  I cut the smallest sentiment into a narrow strip and popped it up with foam tape.  I matted the large sentiment with black cardstock and glued it underneath the other one.

It's a simple and elegant design.  I especially love the sparkle!  It's been fun to participate in all the anniversary challenges this year.  You can see other stripe-infused designs for the challenge at the Papertrey Ink blog here.

Stamps:  Life is Beautiful (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, True Black, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Life is Beautiful dies (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Banner Duo 2 die (Pretty Pink Posh); Stylish Stripes embossing folder (Stampin' Up); Sugar Cube glitter (Martha Stewart); glue pen

Friday, February 16, 2018

PTI 11th Anniversary Day 8: Color Challenge

Okay, this was a fun one.  Normally I struggle with color combo challenges, but I saw the rainbow hues and it sparked an idea right away.  I pulled out the Rickrack Border die and this is the result.  (edited to add a better photo)


Doesn't the rickrack make an unusual rainbow?  I cut it from six different colors of cardstock: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, and Amethyst Allure.  I glued them on a diagonal onto a white piece of cardstock and then matted it with black cardstock.  I stamped one of my favorite sentiments from the Movers & Shakers Sentiments set in black ink.  I cut two white clouds using the Clouds 1 & 2 dies, embossed them with the Swiss Dots folder by Cuttlebug, and added some shading with Copic markers.  I adhered them next to the rainbow with foam tape for dimension.  I then glued the whole thing onto a white card base.

Simple and colorful!  This would be a great pick-me-up for a struggling friend.  You can see the other color combos and cards made with them on the Papertrey Ink blog here.

Stamps:  Movers & Shakers Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper:  White, True Black, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Green Parakeet, Hawaiian Shores, Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink)
Misc:  Rickrack Border die, Clouds 1 & 2 dies (Papertrey Ink); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); Copic 0 and C1