Challenges · Making Cards · Techniques

You Fill Me With Sunshine-MFT

Hello! Miracle of miracles, I actually spent some time in my craft studio this weekend. Not as much as I had planned, but enough to mentally recharge. Today I am sharing some of the cards that resulted from the time in my happy place, the card I made for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge (#427).

I wasn’t sure where to go with this sketch. I’m trying not to be so literal with the sketches, so I didn’t want to go with a balloon. I started flipping through my MFT supplies, and landed on the Sunshine Shaker. I’m a bit surprised with the final card, and how. my mind got there from the Sunshine Shaker.

My original plan was to apply some Distress Oxide inks to watercolor Cardstock, then die cut the sun. I decided to use acrylic block stamping to apply the ink, then die cut the image. I applied Dried Marigold to the block first, sprayed it with water, and added them to a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I applied weight and let it sit for a few minutes. When I removed the block, I used my heat tool to dry the piece. I repeated this again with Ripe Persimmon. When I dried the panel again I decided I liked the look so much I kept it whole instead of die cutting.

Next I die cut the Sunshine sentiment die from the panel, along with 3 from Gina K Design’s Coral Reef that I added Stick it Adhesive too. I inlaid the Coral Reef into the panel and layered all 3. I stamped the sentiment from Filled With Sunshine with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Wow Opaque White Detailed embossing powder.

I die cut the panel using MFT’s Mod Rectangles, added fun foam and adhered the panel to MFT’s Poppy Cardstock. A couple of Rose Gold gems from Pretty Pink Posh.

It’s been awhile since I played with acrylic block stamping. I forgot how cool it looks! Some tips for acrylic stamping: 1) For more vivid color, place a weight on the block once you add it to the cardstock, and let it sit for a few minute. 2) tap or smack the block after you add it to your cardstock to get the splatters on the side.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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