Challenges · Making Cards

MFT Sketch Challenge 355

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. This weekend we celebrated my Daughter’s birthday by going to the Halsey concert. It was my daughter, her best friend and I and we had a lot of fun. Halsey is amazing in person!

Back to crafting. This week the sketch challenge at MFT was:

I struggled a bit with this sketch. The star really threw me off. I spent some time looking at the design team’s inspiration post to help me out. I also wanted to try to use scraps or items already on hand, as I didn’t have a lot of time. I showed my daughter the sketch and inspiration pictures and asked her what I should do. She suggested a rainbow (not sure why). Then I remembered the rainbow squares!

Here is my take on the sketch.

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I had these squares left over from cards I made a little bit ago. And, I have the Rainbow Greetings sentiment set from MFT, several of which were perfect for this card.

I used the mini scallop stitched rectangle frame die to cut out the panel, then layered the squares and glued them down. I stamped the sentiment from the Rainbow greeting kit in Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with Wow Hologram powder.

I adhered my white panel to Kraft cardstock with Fun Foam in between. I finished the card off with some Lucy’s Cards Rainbow jewels.

This was a pretty quick, fun card to make. I love the pile of rainbow squares!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

 

 

Challenges · Making Cards

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Happy Monday! I tend to make a lot of Thinking of you or Friendship cards. This week it worked out in my favor, as the theme for this week’s challenge is Thinking of you. The product focus this week is Memory Box. I don’t have any of their products, so I decided to use the MMH September kit. I haven’t really played with this set. I just tested out some ink colors when I first got it.

 

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I made the panel by blending Tumbled Glass regular Distress Ink across watercolor paper. My first stripe that I masked off was too small, so I moved it out a little bit and added more color. I liked the striped outcome so much, I decided to make two more panels. This is saying something, as I was not feeling well this past weekend.

Let me wrap up this card, then I can show you the other two panels. I stamped the sun flower in the ink colors that come with the set (Butter Bar, Orange Soda and Tangierine) and the leaves and stem in Altenew (Frayed Leaves and Forest Glades). The center is Pumpkin Pie and Cup o’ Joe (kit colors).  I adhered them to the panel with foam tape, and I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts’ Hello. I added clear Nuvo drops to the flower.

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And of course I had to go to CZ Design’s Simple Sentiments for one of them. The flower on this finished card is all yellows (sorry, I don’t have a picture).

The ink blending panel is a quick way to make some cards. I really like how the cards are so clean and simple as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

 

Challenges · Making Cards

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #14

Welcome back! Today I am sharing the card I made for Lawn Fawnatic’s Challenge # 14- Happy Little Critters!

Well, I don’t know if you can call bears “little.” You have to admit, these guys are adorable though. I went a little “Clean and Simple,” on this card.

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I used the little and big bears from Lawn Fawn’s Dad and me stamp set. I die cut a window with MFT’s Square Peek-a-boo Window. I took the square die cut from the inside and I blended regular Distress inks in Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass for the grass and sky. I stamped the mountains in Lawn Fawn’s Hippo ink right on to the little background panel. The bird stamp is from Hero Art’s June kit.

Once I had my window done I taped it into my card front and then adhered my bears with fun foam. Then I adhered the card front to a MFT’s Sno-Cone card base. I stamped the sentiment from the Dad and Me stamp set with Altenew’s Jet Black ink.

I really like how simple but cute the card turned out. Seems the theme for me this past weekend was clean and simple. We’ll have to see where it goes 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

 

Challenges

Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Welcome back! This week the SSS Wednesday challenge is Christmas (squeee)!

The product focus this week is Penny Black Products. Unfortunately I don’t have any of their products. I DO have some Christmas stuff though.

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I used a panel I had made a little while ago (part of my Christmas prep). This panel was made with Concord and 9th’s Triangle Turnabout stamped once with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink. I cut a smaller rectangle to create a little scene with some Mama Elephant’s Wooly Winter images I had previously colored. I used Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink to create some grass and then stamped the yarn in Altenew’s Ruby Red. I adhered the little lambs with fun foam and added the ball of yard with foam tape. The presents are tucked in flat.

The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Fairies and was stamped in Altenew’s Ruby Red. I adhered the sentiment with foam tape. The card base is MFT’s Wild Cherry and I added some Lucy’s Cards jewels to finish it off.

I don’t know about you, but I think the little lambs are adorable! My favorite image from this set is the lamb wrapped up in Christmas lights (I stamped him on the envelope).

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It was a busy card making weekend! But, having backgrounds made ahead of time and colored images ready made it a lot easier!

Thanks for stopping by! Hang around for some posts featuring the cards I made for Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn’s challenges!

Nicole

Challenges · Rambling

MFT Sketch Challenge 353

Happy Monday! We’ll break the week in with a quick post featuring the card I made for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

This week I went back to my trusty (and favorite) Magical Dragons.

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I had these dragons I previously colored in gray (a bit of a different color choice). I decide to use them and die cut a circle from my panel instead of layering one on it. I took my card base (110 lb. Neenah Classic Crest Solar White), masked off a small strip on the right edge, and then blended Broken China Distress Oxide ink. I sprayed the blended ink with water and Shimmer spray and blotted it. Then I layered my die cut panel over it with foam tape.

I adhered my dragons flat to the card panel and with some foam tape where they fell over the blended ink.

I finished the card off with the sentiment from the card, layered on MFT Stitched Fishtail sentiment strips, and some Lucy’s Cards jewels in Pool.

Once again I ended up with a card I really like, that didn’t feel forced. I don’t want to push my luck. Well, actually I did with the WCMD challenge. But, out of all the cards I made, I only felt “forced,” on one. And it still turned out nice.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week!

Nicole

Challenges

WCMD -MFT Challenges

Happy Sunday! This is a quick post to share the cards I made for the 4 challenges MFT hosted.

I will say, with the all the challenges hosted yesterday, and the normal weekly challenges, I REALLY celebrated World Card Making Day. The only thing that saved me was having some pre-colored images and backgrounds.

Challenge # 1: ROYGBIV

This challenge involves ALL the colors :). Here is the card I made:

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I had a panel of water color paper that I had blended Distress Inks on ages ago. I used MFT’s large Celebrate die cut the panel, and I also used a strip of the panel on the bottom. The card base is MFT Grout Gray. I added clear Wink of Stella to the die cut, and silver confetti sequins finish it off. This card actually led the way to my card for the second challenge….

Challenge #2: Die-Namics Designs

A card with all die cuts, no stamping. Funny, I have this rainbow panel with die cutting….

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I added clear Wink of Stella on this one too. I also used the same color card base and sequins. Easy-peasy!

Challenge #3: By the Numbers

Make a card that features numbers!

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This card came together a bit awkwardly. I put in the shaker element and string, then wasn’t sure what to do… I made this card for my nephew’s 20th birthday. I used the numbers 2 & 0 in the shaker too, but they are difficult to see. The glitter paper is MFT Cornflower Blue and the card base is MFT Sno-Cone.

Challenge #4: Make and Mail

Make a card and Mail a card

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I used a Sno-Cone panel and a cloud die as the base for this Magical Dragon birthday card. I adhered the dragon with fun foam and the sentiment with foam tape. He has some clear Wink of Stella on his wings and silver Wink of Stella on his horns and spikes.

Well, that’s a quick run down of the cards I made for World Card Making Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole

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Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge

Hello! The Wednesday challenge this week was Anything Goes (my favorite) and the product focus was Stampendous products. It just so happens that one of my first stamp purchases was from Stampendous!

Actually, I had been meaning to use one of their sets for awhile. This was the perfect opportunity for me to try it.

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This was a really simple card. I stamped one of the large images from Agapanthus Thanks in Versamark ink on Gina K Designs’ In The Navy cardstock. I heat embossed it in gold. It’s a good, solid image, no coloring needed. I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the set the same way.

I added the cardstock panel to a Kraft card base with fun foam and added some Liquid Pearls drops in Brass. I stamped the same image on a kraft envelope in black to match the card.

I really like the card, but kinda wish I had left off the Liquid Pearls. It’s a clean, simple card but the gold embossing makes it elegant. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

Nicole