Monday, July 29, 2013

MFT Sketch #134

This is my first time making a card for a challenge! I saw the sketch challenge today, and was immediately inspired! I didn't have much time though, since the deadline is tomorrow at noon.

The background of the card is supposed to be split in two. Mine is, although it may be hard to notice since I used the same patterned paper in different colours (pink flowers and green flowers). The patterned paper is recollections.

I used the flower die from MFT's Easter elements to die cut three flowers, stamped them with memento ink and attached them to the card with foam glue. The circle was cut with a nestabilities die. The sentiments come from MFT's embellished eggs and I used versafine to stamp them.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Baby Girl Card

So many babies! So many baby cards! It's awesome. They're fun to make and I'm getting good mileage out of my Lawn Fawn "Plus One" stamp set.

I stamped the image of the stroller onto a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock with memento tuxedo black ink.

I coloured in the image with my chromatix markers -- smoke, and all 3 of the bubblegum shades. I'm a little disappointed that the colours aren't more distinct.

I die cut the image using one a spellbinder's nestabilities label die. I also embossed the image with the die. Since I have a cuttlebug, I had to do lots of trials on scratch paper to figure out how many pieces of cardstock I needed to shim with to get the embossing right.

Underneath the image is a strip of american crafts glitter ribbon.

The smallest layer was embossed with cuttlebug's swiss dots folder.

The sentiment is also from Lawn Fawn's Plus One set. To round the edges I just used a corner rounder punch. I also added a little pink baker's twine bow. I used some clear-drying craft glue to adhere it to the card. I also added some glue to the tips of the bow to help stop fraying.

Monday, July 15, 2013

OMG! First Birthday Card

I'm obsessed with this first birthday card I made recently.

Between going on a cruise and cleaning out a garage I haven't had much time to play with the new card making stuff I've bought recently. This card took me a long time to make, just because I had so many things I wanted to try! I'm glad that even though there's a lot of elements and a lot going on it looks pretty clean.

I used Lawn Fawn's Smitty's ABCs on the tab that I die cut with an MFT die. Smitty's ABCs look really nice with Quinn's ABCs. For "kirra", I first stamped the letters then die cut them. The dies aren't see through, I had to do a couple do-overs because the letters didn't line up properly.

Oooh! Stickles! I love using them but don't use them enough. I was initially going to colour in "kirra" as well, but I like the look of leaving them white. I used my spellbinders nestabilities to die cut the circles and I love how perfectly they layer.

I recently bought some felt to experiment with felt die cuts. I used Lawn Fawn's puffy stars dies. The yellow felt I have wasn't quite the colour I was looking for, so I used white felt and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp's color shine spray in Mustard. I used Mint Green color shine on the background of the front of the card (loooove the droplets!) and amethyst on the inside of the card.

I kept the inside pretty simple. I stamped the sentiment (yes, it's messy... I cleaned it up a little with a white pen afterwards :-S ) and added a little cake with one candle. I added some yellow stickles to the tip of the candle.

Cardstock: white, tan, pastel pink, pastel purple
Mists: Heidi Swapp Color Shine mint green, amethyst, mustard
Stickles: glam pink, yellow
Dies: Spellbinders small circle, small classic scallop circle, Lawn Fawn puffy stars, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs, My Favorite Things mini tabs quartet
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Smitty's ABCs, Lawn Fawn Quinn's ABCs, Lawn Fawn Quinn's 123s, Lawn Fawn Sophie's sentiments, Lawn Fawn year three
Other: button, twine, felt, corner rounder punch

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Mustache Happy Birthday Card

I had to make a manly birthday card recently. I decided to keep it clean and simple!

I used a mustache border stamp to make the background. 

The sentiment stamp is from There She Goes clear stamps "Sentimental Birthday".

I used oval nestabilities to die cut the sentiment... Yes... I had to stamp it twice, I didn't leave enough card stock around the first stamped image to die cut.

I used my cuttlebug to dry emboss the oval.

I used an embossing buddy on a piece of kraft card stock to get rid of any static.

I stamped three rows of the mustache stamp using versamark, and then covered it with black embossing powder.

I used my heat gun to emboss the mustaches.

I used versamark to stamp the rest of the card with mustaches. I just left it alone to get the cool watermark effect. I then added some dimensional glue to the back of the sentiment oval.

I attached the sentiment to the card and voila! A clean, simple, manly birthday card!