Thursday, May 18, 2017

MFT Beautiful Blooms

Always sad when these classes end. Just back from vacation, I struggled to complete some cards and am posting at the very last second before deadline.

I love this MFT set. Today's lesson focused on embossing powder. Laura Bassen created a beautiful marbled heart. I must say this was about my 6th attempt. Distress ink does not work, at least it didn't work for me. Hero Arts ink finally did the trick. Instead of using a colored embossing powder for the base I wanted to have a marbled effect on white. Well, not at pretty at Laura's, but it made for an interesting vase:

I enjoy all of the Online Card Classes, and this one was really fun. Always learn more tips! Debby Hughes cards were my favorite, and I will be trying that technique for sure. Just didn't have quite the right background stamps, and ran out of time. 

Thanks for popping by, see you next time!

White on White Wedding

Love how this card turned out, even if a bit flawed. I created my own stencil with a Sizzix Tim Holtz die. Some paste got under the stencil, so it isn't quite as detailed as it should be in a few spots.

Day 5 of Online Card Classes Sparkle & Shine focused on paste and mousse. Searched quite hard to find my white embossing paste. Thank goodness for this class! I haven't used it in quite some time. The sprinkle of glitter over the paste is pretty irl.

Be back with Day 6's card, the one I actually did first!

Splashing Flamingos

Day 3 of Sparkle and Shine focused on liquid applications:

This fun stamp set is from Rubbernecker. Even on a sunny day, it was hard to capture the brushed on Stickles in the water and the Diamond Glaze water droplets.

Here's a closer look.

Back soon with a Day 5 card. 

Neon Cats

I'm so excited to be able to participate real time in another Online Card Class. This one is Sparkle and Shine!

How much fun is this Penny Black die? I used some very bright glitter from my stash for Day 1 of class.

Thanks for popping by!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Faux Metal Birthday

This was a fun card to make, really! Decided to try this technique by Jennifer McGuire. I learn so much from her posts, and there's almost always a video which I appreciate because there are wonderful tips included.

I must tell you that I am blending challenged. This technique is forgiving, with the metallic powder over the ink. I didn't have Perfect Pearls so I used some Pearl Ex that I had. Just learned the difference between the two, and Perfect Pearls are now on my wishlist! 

This card is for my nephew, so I thought the neon green mat would be fun. The Distress Ink Twisted Citron started out more neon green until I blended over it. Like I said, I'm blending challenged!

Here's a closer look:

Hope the beautiful embossing holds up in the mail. I used Crafter's Pick, The Ultimate glue to adhere the die cuts. It's thick and ideal to use on this Next Level embossing. 

Stamp: Will update when I figure out which birthday stamp I used! :D
Die: MFT Brushstroke Birthday Greetings
Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon & Twisted Citron Distress Inks
Misc: We R Memory Keepers Next Level Geometric embossing folder, Pearl Ex

Thanks for the visit! Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Poppystamps Tree Triptych Snowy Birthday

Joining Shopping Our Stash for the last challenge of the year, Winter Wonderland. Create a non-Christmas winter card!

Just sent this card to my Aunty who is 80-something. Although she lives in Hawaii she is from Japan and has experienced snow. Hope it gets there in time, by New Year's Day!

This card was fun to assemble. I usually use the Stampin' Up! Softly Falling embossing folder this way. Feels like most of the snow has fallen and is on the ground. Flip it, and it looks like a snowstorm. I wonder how most crafters like to use this folder. The debossed snow is on the inside of this top-folded card. I doubled up the red cardstock on the cardinals since I knew they would not be on a flat surface.

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp Happy (sentiment)
Dies: Poppystamps Tree Triptych, Impression Obsession Cardinals
Misc: Stampin' Up! Softly Falling embossing folder

Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mr. Claus Through the Keyhole

One last post for this winter bloghop. I did mention on an earlier post I had another project using Rosie's Roadshow (stamps are so cute!).

I saw a sample at Impress of this little Santa seen through the keyhole, but this one is holding a Starbucks cup, lol! It's a tag, so is much smaller than this mightily enbiggened image. I had to make it big enough so you could see that coffee cup!

Stamps:  Rosie's Roadshow Keyhole, Rosie's Roadshow Mr. Claus, My Style Stamps Coffee Plans (coffee cup), Papertrey Tiny Treats: Christmas (sentiment)
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Tag 1

Thanks to Amy & Chaitali for the hard work putting this bloghop together. It takes many hours and a lot of energy, thank you! 

Also linking up to Shopping our Stash. This week's challenge is Tag, You're It! I miss Leslie, especially at this time of year. This one's for you!