MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #267

Hello! Today I have a card to share for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I really love participating in these challenges because they push me to do something I love but don't do all that often - add layers to my cards!

I decided to go bold in this card design with a bright green four leaf clover from the Lucky stamp set and a pop of zebra print from the Wild Prints patterned paper pad.

I followed the sketch almost exactly in my design. I love the cluster of layered pieces... they really draw the eye in. I diecut the zebra print tag using the second largest Stitched Traditional Tag STAX die and adhered it directly to the white cardstock panel. I then added the stitched square to the right side of the tag.

I stamped the clover onto smooth white cardstock with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and coloured him in with Copic markers. I then diecut him with the coordinating die and added a face to him using one of the stamps from the set.

I diecut a stitched panel from the Blueprints 21 collection and stamped the 'Kiss Me' sentiment from the Candy Jar Companions stamp set onto the left side. I then adhered both the banner and the clover to the square piece with foam adhesive.

To finish the card I added sparkle to the clover and the black areas of the zebra print paper using a clear wink of stella marker and I also added some clear sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Make sure to visit the MFT Challenge blog to see more cards created with this weeks sketch and a chance to take part and win a prize! ;)



Right at Home Stamps | Spring Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Right at Home Stamps spring release blog hop! I am so excited that Nicole asked me to take part in the hop... I love the amazing stamp sets she has designed so far and I can't wait to see what's to come!

For my card I used the new Let Love Grow stamp set and come of the new Flower Sequins to create a little flower planter. As soon as I saw the flower sequins and this stamp set, I knew I wanted to make flower with the sequins.

I started by first stamping the planter onto a white cardstock panel with two shades of MFT grey dye ink and then I stamped the stems so it looked like they were in the planter. I then arranged the various colours of flower sequins to look like flowers.

Once I had them how I wanted them, I used Matte Multi Medium to adhere them onto the card. I also added Silver Stickles to the flower centers and added a flower down beside the planter to make it look like it had fallen off. ;)

To complete the card, I added some shading under the planter with a few shades of Copic markers and then I stamped the sentiment beside it with black ink. I love this sentiment so much and thought it went prefectly with the flower planter.

Thanks so much for stopping by for my stop on the hop! I'm the last stop, so you can head back to the Right at Home blog from here.



MFT Release Replay | February 2016

Hello and welcome to a fun new MFT feature for 2016, where the creative team re-visits the monthly release and creates a card or project with the new products. I love the February release and couldn't wait to use the new products to make another card. ;)

For my card I used the Starry Night Background Builder to create the aqua and silver stars that cover the background of my card.

I first stamped the larger aqua stars with the 6x6 rubber stamp and then I stamped the smaller stars using the clear companion stamp strip that goes with it. The little stars fit perfectly within the large ones and can be stamped repeatedly across the design until it is entirely full of the smaller stars.

I stamped the smaller stars with Versamark ink and then I covered them with silver embossing powder and heat set them. Once the background was done I used the new Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX to cut out the center area of the stamped design. I then inked up the edges of the inside piece with the same Summer Splash ink I used on the stars and adhered both layers on the card base.

To finish the card I diecut the word 'stars' from black cardstock and silver glitter paper and layered them onto the stamped panel. I stamped the rest of the sentiment on a black piece of cardstock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I added some clear sequins for a bit of added dimension to complete the card.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what the rest of the creative team created for this months Release Replay. ;)



Mint Owl Studio | Share the Love Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Share the Love Blog Hop! The idea of this event is to make a card and send it to someone you love. We are part of an amazing hobby and we can use our talent to put a smile on someone’s face. You can send it to a friend or family member who has a birthday, needs some encouragement, or just to say hi. 

Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs on this hop to be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store. There will be one winner chosen, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win! 

For my card I used the new Some Bunny stamp set to create a little scene using one of the bunnies. I love the adorable images in this set and the sentiments work perfectly with them. ;)
To create my scene, I diecut a Stitched Arch Stax from My Favorite Things from Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the grass from the Some Bunny stamp set along the bottom. I then added green and aqua to the grass and sky area using Copic markers.

I stamped the bunny onto another piece of Solar White cardstock and coloured him in with aqua and grey markers. I love the look of combining two completely different colours onto one image and grey and aqua is one of my favourite combos. I started by colouring the top of the bunny with the darker grey and the bottom of the bunny with the darker aqua. I then went lighter with both colours as I went to the center area and blended them together so they looked seamless. 

I stamped the sentiment onto a speech bubble die and then I adhered everything together. I added a grey chevron striped patterned paper to the card base and covered it with a piece of vellum to mute it down a bit. I then adhered the arch scene directly onto the panel. I added foam adhesive to the bunny and speech bubble and adhered them to complete the scene.

To finish the card I added a mix of clear sequins and the light pink sequins from the Hearts and Kisses sequin mix from Mint Owl Studio.

How can you participate and share the love?

-Make a card for someone in your life (it can be a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.)
-Post a photo of it on social media, tag us and use the hashtag #sharethelovemos
-If you don’t use social media, post it on your blog and then leave a link to it on the Mint Owl Studioblog post.
-Send the card in the mail so you can share the love!
-For each card you make and share, you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio store. -This event starts on February 8th and ends on February 14th at 11:59 PM CST. 

The next stop on the Share the Love blog hop is Jennifer McGuire!

Here is the full list of all the hoppers: 

Mint Owl Studio