MFT Color Challenge #46 & Mini Misti Winner!

Hello and welcome to the newest My Favorite Things color challenge. For this challenge we're going with soft, muted colours. I love how well these colours blend together but I have to admit... me and pastel type shades have a love hate relationship lol!! ;)

I decided to blend the colours onto a background that I heat embossed first with white embossing powder and the Garden Flourish background stamp - one of my favourite background stamps ever!!

I love the way the colours blended together to create the soft background. Once I had all of the inking done, I diecut the inked panel with a stitched rectangle die, added it to a thin white cardstock mat and then adhered it to a kraft card base. 

I diecut the sentiment from kraft cardstock (this sentiment was part of the May card kit which is currently sold out, but the dies will be available for individual purchase with the July release) and adhered it to the background panel with liquid glue to make sure it adhered to the embossing.

I also added some leaves cut from Peach Bellini and Sno Cone cardstock to the background and completed the card with some clear sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check out the MFT challenge blog here to see more cards based on Color Challenge #46 and to take part!

Mini Misti Winner

I also wanted to announce the winner of the Mini Misti!
Huge congratulations to cards4youbylouise and other treasures - I've emailed you!!

Thanks to everyone for commenting and a huge thank you to Iliana for this awesome giveaway! ;)



Muse | Christmas Visions #46

Hello! I am super excited to be this weeks muse over at the Muse Christmas Visions blog. It's not very often that I create Christmas cards in the spring/summer months, but I have to admit that I actually enjoyed pulling out my holiday supplies and creating a card.

To create my card, I added some post it tape to the outside area of a white Smooth Bristol cardstock panel and then I added ink to the center area using Lucky Clover and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. I then removed the tape and added the reindeer and the sentiment with Jet Black Archival ink. I love the look of them slightly overlapping the edge of the inking and stamping on the white area.

Once I was done the stamping, I matted the panel on a piece of red cardstock and then I adhered it to a white top-folding card base. I completed the card by adding silver stickles to the spots on the reindeer, red stickles to his nose and a clear sequin with silver stickles for the dot on the 'i' in the sentiment.

Thanks so much for letting me be your muse this week! I can't wait to see what everyone creates! ;)



MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #282

Hello and welcome to another My Favorite Things Wednesday sketch challenge. This weeks challenge includes a landscape sketch with some detail along the bottom. 

For my card, I decided to fill the bottom area of the card with stamping using the Large Desert Bouquet stamp set.

I used various shades of green and blue dye inks and I stamped all of the greenery along the bottom edge of my card. I really wanted the images to be bright and stand out on the card, so I used my Mini Misti stamping tool so I could double stamp all of the images.

I love how the inks blend together in the areas where I overlapped them. Once I had all the leaves stamped, I trimmed off a bit from the top of the panel and I adhered it to a white note card. I then added a strip of silver glitter paper and stamped the sentiment directly underneath with black ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can check out more cards created by the design team and take part in this weeks challenge at the MFT challenge blog here.



MFT Blueprints Sketch Challenge | May 2016

Hello and welcome to the May My Favorite Things Blueprint Sketch challenge. This month we're using blueprints die-namics that have stars as the focal point of our designs. I love using stars.. there are so many things you can do with them and there are a bunch of great sizes and shaped in the blueprints line.

For my card, I used the Blueprints 8 die-namics to create a square sky scene, featuring the stars from the die set as well as the End of The Rainbow die-namics.

I created my card by diecutting the rainbow out of various cardstock colours and I cut the cloud out of white cardstock 4 times. I used three clouds on the actual card and one as a mask to add blue ink to create clouds in the background.

Once I had the clouds inked, I diecut a bunch of stars from the panel using the star dies from the Blueprints 8 set. I also cut a star from one of the clouds and stamped the sentiment beside it using the Count the Stars stamp set.

I backed the cloud with yellow cardstock and adhered the rainbow and all of the clouds to the stamped panel. I then backed the whole piece with more yellow cardstock using foam adhesive to create some shadows under the stars. I added the completed piece to a Grout Gray card base and added some clear sequins for some added dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the creative team created for this months challenge! ;)