MFT Card Design Contest

 

Hello everyone.  This is the third year My Favirite Things (MFT) is running their Card Design Superstar contest.  This year there are three categories.  This card is for the Clean and Simple (CAS) category.

 

 

An A2 size panel was cut from X-press It paper using my paper trimmer.  The elephant was stamped first then masked.  The hippo and hello were stamped next then masked.

 

 

With the masks in place, distress inks were blended on with a mini blending tool for the background. Water was splattered then dabbed off with a paper towel to give it some texture.  Masks were removed and the critters were coloured with Copic markers.

 

 

The stripes along the bottom was created by blending black ink through the Split Diagonal stencil (discontinued).  For dimension while maintaining white space, the camouflage diecut technique was used on the word die there.

 

 

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and clear shimmer was added to the colourful background to finish.  Thank you for dropping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

MFT SUPPLIES:
Stamps: Adorable Eleohants, Happy Hippos, Hog Heaven
Dies – Hello There
Stencil – Split Diagonal (discontinued)

Other Supplies:
X-press It paper, Memento black ink
Distress Inks – Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet
Copic Markers – W00, W1, W3, C00, C1, C3

 

 

 

 

A Birthday Flyby

Happy Sunday everyone.  I was tempted to make another rainbow and unicorn card, but instead I gave the unicorn a rest and created a rainbow and dragon card. 😉

The Rainbow Stripes were die cut from watercolor paper and coloured with Distress Oxide ink and a mini blending tool.  They were spritz with water and dabbed with a paper towel, then set aside to dry.  Once dry, clear shimmer was added to give them some sparkle.  It looks really pretty IRL.

The dragon was stamped on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the matching die.  The cloud was a leftover diecut piece from my bag of scraps.  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

stitched rectangle was die cut from Whisper White cardstock and adhered to a white top folding card base before the card was assembled  Tumbled Glass distress ink was blended behind the dragon and cloud, which were popped up with foam adhesive for dimension. Several pastel sequins were added to finish.

Thank you for coming by and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

 

 

 

 

I am linking to the following challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches – FMS#284 Sketch by Karren
The Heart Desires – April 2017 #11
STAMPlorationsApril Theme Stamps & Wings
STAMPlorations – Things with Wings Linky Party

 

Birthday Hi

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today I am sharing another super CAS birthday card with Buddy. The stamp set was still sitting out on my desk, and since I still need to make more birthday cards, I made this.

Buddy was stamped in the upper right corner of a white A2 stitched rectangle panel with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.  I then masked him and used a DIY cloud stencil and blending tool to crelate the sky background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.

The sentiment was die cut twice from white cardstock to stack them for dimension.  They were Ombré coloured with Copics and highlights were added with a white gel pen.  To make the sentiment the focus and really stand out, I die cut another sentiment from black cardstock and offset them to get a shadow effect.

The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base and glossy accents was added to the balloon and sentiment as a finishing touch.  As you can see, I made two cards but added a stamped sentiment to the other one.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown – #330 Say It With Words
The Paper Player – PP332 Use a Sentiment as Your Focal Point
Less is More – #316 Alphabet
CAS(E) this Sketch – #209 Sketch

Reverse It

Hi there.  Today’s card will look familiar.  In my last post, I shared a Christmas card created with the spotlight technique.  Well, as I was cleaning up my desk, I came across the negative coloured die-cut piece.  What a shame to have that go to waste and thrown into recycling.  Instead, I stamped another piece (super easy since the elves stamps were untouched in the MISTI) and created today’s card using the reverse spotlight technique.

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To reverse spotlight, I simply shaded the newly stamped piece (pictured right above) with black and grey Polychromous pencils.  Adhered it behind the diecut square window piece and voila.

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I stamped the sentiment in Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with clear glitter embossing powder.  For dimension and interest, I die cut a rectangle to create a frame.  I then mounted the frame onto a white card base with foam adhesives.  Inlaid the die cut rectangle, added a few clear sequins  and called it done.  And here they are.

 

 

 

I am participating in the following:

Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Week 250
Virginia’s View – Challenge #24 Focal Point
Cards in Envy – Frame It

 

 

 

Giving Spirit

Hello everyone.  Today I am sharing a Christmas card.  I couldn’t resist when I saw Merry Monday Christmas  challenge theme was elves  I used my favourite Santa’s Elves stamp set and my favourite colour combo, which also happened to be the same colours for the color combo challenge over at Winnie & Walter, to create my card.  I wanted these elves to show their Christmas spirit as they exchange gifts.

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I used masking and spotlighting techniques to make my card.  I cut two A2 size stitched rectangle panels from white cardstock.  Both panels were stamped with Memento black ink exactly the same with the use of the MISTI.  I stamped the left elf, masked him, then stamped the second elf after masking off the ornament he was holding when inking up the stamp.  On one panel, I masked off both elves, then blended some Twisted Citron distress ink for the background.  I coloured the elves in with Copics. For the other panel, I did light shading with just a grey Polychromous pencil to add some depth.  Otherwise, it would look too flat.

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To spotlight these elves, I die cut the coloured panel with a stitched square die.  I took the die cut square and lined it up with the image on the grey shaded panel.  To make it stand out even more, I added a white stitched frame.

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The greeting was black heat embossed and a few sparkling clear sequins were added to finish.

 

 

Merry Monday Christmas – #216 Elves
Send A Smile For Kids – Early Holiday Wishes
Winnie &’Walter – WCMD 2016 Color Combo
Cards in Envy – Frame It
AAA Cards -,Game #74 Masking