Monday, August 10, 2020

I was able to spend a lot of time crafting this weekend and just finished up 6 more cards. Wow! So much fun!

This is one I made for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 501. It’s fairly simple, but cute, I think.

I used my Maker to print & cut the strips, then used 5 shades of ink to color them in. After gluing the strips on, I stamped the fern buds (Lavinia stamp) & added the sequins. That’s it!

The next card I made for the MFT Color Challenge 146. I used another Lavinia stamp for this one.

For this card I stamped around the edges of a piece of watercolor paper with the side of a damask/tapestry stamp, and used the Lavinia stamps in the middle. For all black stamping I use the MFT Extreme Black Hybrid ink pad. (I love this ink pad! It stamps clear & dark every time.)

Next I used blending brushes to add brown ink around the edges, mint/aqua on the bottom, and pink on the top. I used a coral ink inside the pods and then used a watercolor pen to remove some ink from inside the pods to add dimension. After gluing on pink & teardrop crystals, I added the sentiment strip.

I’m working on cards for the MFT Summer School. Four are done & I have one to go. I’ll post those shortly, once I’ve finished the last one.

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!

Happy Birthday Poppies

Here is the card I made for the Simon Says 8/3/20 Monday challenge. We were to make a birthday card.  

I recently received a set of poppy stamps and dies, so I wanted to use them. In addition, I’ve been wanting to try stamping with heat embossing.

I stamped the images with Ranger embossing ink on watercolor paper and embossed with Wow! white embossing powder.   I colored it with watercolor pens and added some green dot paper cut on my Maker.  Using a black Pentel roller ball I added the stitches on the paper and the black in the middle of the poppies. After adding the sentiment and some red & green pearls, I was done.

Not one of my favorite cards, but I learned a lot!

Summer School Day 5