Thursday, September 21, 2017

You Make Me Smile

Hi there blog friends,
I've been on the fence about entering the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest, so just before they close their doors, I've decided to submit this card for the CAS category:

This little guy is my favorite from the new Bitty Bears stamp set, and I thought (hoped, really) that he would work in place of the letter "O" in the die cut. I used the paisley stencil for the background and blended distress inks to create an ombre effect on the alphas.

Supplies: (All MFT products)
Stamps: Bitty Bears, All About You
Dies: Bitty Bears, All About You, Fishtail Sentiment Strip, Blueprints 25
Stencil: Bold Paisley
Inks: MFT - Black Hybrid; DI's - Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed; Hero Arts - Soft Vanilla; Versamark
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Detail White
Gems: Lucy's Cards - Clear Jewels

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, September 17, 2017

CAS on Friday, Muse Challenge

Hello again ~
I'm back to share 2 cards...First up is the challenge at CAS on Friday for the theme CAS on Friday: Challenge #116 Color me Pretty (use Pencils or Markers)

I just bought this stamp set and thought the tri-square windows would work well. The backgrounds were blended with DI's and images were colored with Copic markers.


My 2nd card is for this week's challenge at Muse. Tracey McNeely is our Muse this week and she created this fabulous contemporary Christmas card:

And, here is my take on her card:

I used my favorite wreath die and kept it simple by adding just 2 sprigs of holly (watercolored) and a few gems. CAS with an elegant sentiment and that was it!

Stamps: MFT - Witch Way is the Candy, Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees (sentiment)
Dies: MFT - Witch Way is the Candy, SSS - Chisholm Wreath, Tri Square Window, Reverse Confetti - Holly
Distress Inks, Copic Markers, Gems (stash)

Have a great week ~ Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Addicted to CAS Challenge #120

Hi there blog friends ~
It's time for another challenge at Addicted to CAS! Our Hostess for this challenge is Jaydee and she has chosen the code word for us:

Here is my card...

For my first card, I stamped and die cut my newest MFT set (Beautiful Blooms) and die cut the scalloped border with Lawn Fawn plaid papers. Lastly, I used Doodlebug Sprinkles for the center of the flowers.

I created a 2nd card, just because...

I stamped a panel using Lawn Fawn's Penelopes Blossoms then die cut the sentiment several times and stacked them to add dimension to my card. A few clear sequins and a stitched panel, and that was it ~

STAMPlorations is our sponsor and they are offering a $10 voucher to the store for the winner...we would love to have you join us!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

To answer Paperpretties question: To create the scalloped border on the first card, I used this MFT DIE (last one in the photo). Hope this helps!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

CAS Watercolor September Challenge

Hi there ~
I'm back to share a card I created for this month's challenge at CAS Watercolor, and the theme is 'Silhouette'!

Instead of using a stamp for this challenge, I opened my Silhouette Studio software and found this image in my library from a few years ago (it's called 'Beauty Silhouette' #5292). I started with Peerless Watercolors on the textured side of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock and I embossed the PTI sentiment in gold. A stitched oval and rectangle border with a few gold sequins and this card was completed!
Thanks to Bonnie for suggesting that I can enter this card is this month's challenge at CAS Mix Up :)

To fulfill the criteria for this challenge, I created the watercolor wash on the oval panel and stamped the sentiment. My 'choice' is one of my favorite techniques ~ die cutting.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, and if you live in or near Florida, please stay safe! My daughter and granddaughter live on the east coast of Florida and I'm trying not to panic ~ So far, so good!

Thanks so much for stopping by,