MFT Sketched Blooms

I've had the MFT Sketched Blooms for a while now and am just getting a chance to use it.  The set is very intriguing because it is so versatile.  You can color the line art  images with watercolor or copics or stamp the solid colors and use the line art images to create depth and definition.  So fun!

I just scratched the surface by stamping some of the solid images from MFT Sketched Blooms and using some of the outline images to add the definition.  To make the full shaker card front, I used the WR Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.  The happy birthday sentiment is a die-cut from Simon Says Stamp.


HB Shaker 5.17.16edited


This project will be entered in the Simon Says: Flowers Challenge 

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Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles

My new Mama Elephant Cub Cuddles set arrived in the mail last week so I got it inky right away by entering in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Simon Says: Stencil It!  I love this set, both the images and the sentiments.  First, I created a card base with Neenah Soloar White 110 lb card stock and used a Heidi Swapp Triangle stencil to create a subtle background with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and a mini round ink blending tool.  

Next, I stamped one of the bears from the Cub Cuddles set with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink and colored him in with copics.  I also stamped and colored a bunch of the heart shaped balloons.  Everything was cut out with the matching dies.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black cardstock.  Added some sequins and some Wink of Stella on the balloons and called it done!


Cub Cuddles 5.9.16


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Giftable Tags of Christmas - #1

Today's post is my first Christmas Tag for 2016.  Each year,  I make several tags in multiples for Christmas gifts.  I love to be able to do this throughout the year!  This tag is inspired by a Julie Ebersole quick tag in this post and features the Essentials by Ellen Bokeh Dots set for the wreath with the sentiment from Essentials By Ellen Cozy Christmas.   I used some embroidery floss as a finishing touch.  


Christmas Wreath Tag 4.27.16

This project will be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.

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Today's project is an entry in the Simon Says: Party! Challenge!   I have been inspired recently by several full front shaker cards on Instagram made using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool.  This is a party in a card!


Celebrate! 1.5.16

The card is made with elements from the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit.  The background panel is stamped with the happy birthday stamp in light gray and the balloons are paper pieced over top.


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12 Tags of Christmas 2015 #6

Today's project is my 6th Christmas Tag for 2015 with a vintage style.  It features this cute stamp from the Lockhart Stamp Company colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  After coloring the bear, I did some ink blending with Tea Dye Distress Ink and also stamped the sentiment, from SSS Hoiday Hellos, with the same ink.  The tag is die cut with my trusty Lawn Fawn Tag You're It Die.

Vintage Christmas Tags 10.5.15

This project will be entered in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.


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More Watercolor!


Today's project is more homework for Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers Exploring Mediums.  The first lesson was about using different types of markers and I was inspired to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color these cute critters from Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Stamp Set.  

The project is also an entry in the current One Layer Card Lawnscaping Challenge.  


Into the Woods 9.28.15


The critters are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a waterbrush.  The background incorporates Jennifer McGuire's technique of using the marker around the perimeter of the image and using the waterbrush to feather it out.    The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Chit Chat set.


This project will also be entered in the Simon Says No Designer Paper Challenge.  


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Distress Ink Watercolor Stamping

Today's project is inspired by the Online Card Class - Watercolor For Cardmakers Exploring Mediums and is an entry in the current Wplus9 Sketch Challenge.  I love using the Wplus9 Fresh Cut Florals set with distress inks to do watercolor stamping with distress inks.  

Fresh Cut Florals 9.27.15


This project will also be entered in Simon Says No Designer Paper.

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Lucky Stars...


For today's project, I wanted to try to create a galaxy background.  I found a great video by Dawn at Wplus9 demonstrating doing a galaxy watercolor background.    Here is my attempt at a galaxy background using the Wplus9 Lucky Stars set.  

I used the SSS Stitched  Rectangle dies to create a frame for a shaker card.  I love how it turned out (thanks Dawn) except in my picture there is an unfortunate placement of a green sequin!  


Lucky Stars Shaker 9.17.15


This project will be entered in the Simon Says Die Crazy Challenge


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Season's Tweetings!


Today's project is an entry in the Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture.  


My texture is added with the use of a Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder.  The raised snowflakes are sponged with just a bit of white pigment ink to make them pop!  The focal image is from the Seasons Tweetings set by Lawn Fawn, colored with copics, and cut with the Lawn Fawn Tag Your It Die.  


Seasons Tweetings 9.14.15


This project will also be entered in Simon Says Use a Stamp Challenge!

Wish Big!


I am so happy to finally have this stamp set - Essentials By Ellen Wish Big by Julie Ebersole!  So I had to use it for the current Ellen Hutson's Mix It Up Challenge.  The challenge is to combine an Essentials by Ellen product and one by Impression Obsession.  Here is my project incorporating the Wish Big set with an Impression Obsession Background - Distressed Brick.  

The Distressed Brick background is clear heat embossed - just partially stamped - on a card base of SU Crumb Cake.  The images from Wish Big are watercolored with watercolor pencils.  To top it off, the sentiment is white heat embossed on a scrap of orange cardstock.  

Now I need the dies for the set! :)


Wish Big 9.13.15


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