Blog Posts, MFT Posts

MFT Sketch Challenge #392 & Color Challenge #96

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MFT Sketch Challenge #392

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MFT Color Challenge #96

I had gotten the Fireworks stamp set but didn’t get a chance to use it yet and when I saw this sketch and colors it all came together! MFT sketch 392 & color 96

To make this festive birthday card I used:

To start my card I trimmed thick 110lb black and white cardstock and die cut with the rectangle stitched die.  I then stamped the first layer of fireworks with the TH oxide inks.  Next, I stamped over with versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  The smaller fireworks I used some really old pink glitter embossing powder.  I took the top white fireworks paper and die cut the bottom with the basic edge die.

I then stamped the sentiment on thick white cardstock, heat embossed in black, and then inked with picked raspberries TH oxide ink.  The fiesta I die cut 4 times and inked the top one with salty ocean and peacock feathers TH oxide inks and glue the layers together.  I pop dotted the whole piece with fireworks and black cardstock and glued the sentiment and fiesta strip near the bottom.

Inside, I die cut a stitched rectangle, and stamp the sentiment and fireworks.

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This was my first time making a card like this, the sentiment as my main focus with a background pattern that I created.  Love the result and how it showcases the colors as the focal point.  Will be making more of these!  Hope this inspires you to try one too!

Candice

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Blog Posts, Inky Paws Challenges

Inky Paws Challenge #75-Cute Animals

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Inky Paws Challenge #75- Cute Animals

I almost didn’t enter this challenge because I don’t have (yet!) any of the adorable Newton stamp sets, but I decided this frog definately counts as cute!

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I had purchased this paper a few months back and knew I wanted to use it with the Newton’s Nook Design stamp sets: Knight’s Quest and Once Upon a Princess.  That saying is perfect for the pattern paper of crowns!

I decided to color the images bolder than the paper to help them stand out and popped them out of stitched circles.  The pattern paper is die cut from a stitched rectangle and pop dotted in the center of the card base.  I die cut the other side of the crown pattern paper from a cloud die and glued behind the castle.  The banner I stamped with the sentiment and heat embossed with black.  For my embellishments, I added some bright enamel dots in varying sizes.

Inside, I stamped my sentiment on white cardstock and trimmed to fit the scallop frame.  I die cut a second cloud from the pattern paper and added a colored tree.

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I love how the images really pop against the paper and the non traditional colors of the castle, makes it very girly!

Thanks,

Candice

Blog Posts, MFT Posts

MFT Sketch Challenge #391 & SSS Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

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MFT Sketch Challenge #391

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SSS Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

One of my favorite things to use when creating my cards are the frame dies, and MFT really has so many amazing ones to use!

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This really is one of my all time favorite cards I have made, the bright colors and detailed background were so fun to make!

To create this card I did use lots of MFT products:

To make my card, I first inked watercolor paper with oxide inks: peeled paint, bundled sage, evergreen bough, peacock feathers, and broken china with the stencil in the top right corner.  Then I inked the lines to fade after removing the stencil.  Next, I die cut the inked paper and thick white cardstock with the MFT stitched collage die.  I layered the inked squares in the white frame and centered on my cardbase.

Next, I stamped all my images using Memento black ink, colored with lots of copic markers, and then fussy cut since I haven’t bought the dies yet (definately will invest in those for time saving!).  I heat embossed the sentiment with white and then added the images, some of them with foam tape to give dimension.

Inside, I simply took the extra stitched rectangle from the white frame I had die cut earlier and inked with peacock feathers and broken china.  I then heat embossed the sentiment with white and added one extra fish I had colored.

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I have officially jumped on the underwater bandwagon and will be creating sooo many more cards with this stamp set!

Candice

AAA CAS Challenges, Blog Posts

AAA Cards Challenge #118-Use a Frame

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AAA Card Challenge #118-Use a Frame

My friend is having her wedding reception this weekend and I needed to make a simple card with gray and whites to go with her wedding gift.  I LOVE, I mean really LOVE, this new stamp set from Simon Says Stamps, Beautiful Flowers stamp set.

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This was a pretty quick card.  I simply heat embossed the images and sentiments in silver.  I cut two of the images out and colored with copic markers: BG000 & G20.  I then die cut the frame, used foam tape on the frame and the two colored images, and added grey nuvo drops for my sparkle.

The products I used are:

Inside, I heat embossed the image and sentiment in silver and then die cut using the Craftin Desert Divas Inside Scallop Frame dies.

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A simple, but perfect and elegant wedding card for my friend!

Thanks,

Candice

Blog Posts, Your Next Stamp Challenges

Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #92

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Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #92

These colors are fabulous and I found the perfect plaid pattern paper to use for this card with all the colors in it!

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This card was one of my quicker ones, which doesn’t happen to often, and loved that it looks like I spent lots of time on it!  I used lots of different dies, but kept the focus on the stamp and sentiment from YNS.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and colored the stamped images with copic markers.  For added sparkle I added a rain fall of sequins.

I used:

 

Inside, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added a cute stamped sentiment I colored with copic markers and added shimmer to the umbrella using the stardust pen.

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I absolutely adore pastel cards, and when I make one it brightens my day!  This card came together so well and I hope it brightens your day! Thanks!

Candice

Blog Posts, MFT Posts, SSS Wednesday Challenges

MFT Sketch Challenge #390 & SSS Wednesday Challenge-Bright & Cheerful

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MFT Sketch Challenge #390

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I had sooo much fun with this sketch challenge and creating this card!  Who doesn’t love fun chicks?!

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To create this fun shaker card I used a variety of MFT dies and stamp set.  I heat embossed the sentiments in white and colored the stamped images with copic markers.  For this card I used:

 

The pattern paper comes from the Doodle Bug Down on the Farm paper pack.

Inside, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink on the die cut pattern paper.

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I love making fun, bright, and cards that I can shake, especially ones with farm animals!

Thanks,

Candice

Blog Posts, Inky Paws Challenges

Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

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Inky Paws Color Challenge #74

Really loved the softness of these colors and new I wanted to portray that in my card.

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To create this sweet card, I die cut two stitched rectangles and I softly inked the smaller one with light greens and blues.  I used the princess from Newton’s Nook Design Once Upon a Princess stamp set and colored with copic markers.  Next, I die cut a stitched banner, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then inked with blue and pop dotted.  I then die cut the stitched cloud and added some blue sequins above.

Inside, I die cut another stitched rectangle, heat embossed my sentiment in white, and then inked with the green and blues.  I added a stamped princess that I colored with copic markers.  In the top corner I added a stitched cloud.

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Cinderella is and always will be my favorite Princess and I love how this card reminds me of that!

Candice