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My Favorite Things Sketch 453

Hi Angels!

I am beyond tired but still headed out to the studio to play. Figured I would do a bits & pieces card ended up working this week’s MFT Sketch.

I did a play off my over the top card with the poppies from a couple of days ago. Here is what I came up with…..

Same MFT Etched Flower background but just stamped this time. I pulled a Colorburst watercolor powder scrap from my background box for the Poppy Blooms and added a sentiment from Well, Hello cut with Skinny Strips Die-namics. Overall a clean & simple, easy to create beautiful card.

Stay tuned for more stamp company fun. I do like challenges & challenging myself to create with one company’s products for a week is fun.

Find some creative time this weekend. It’s a great stress reliever.

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Poppy Blooms

Hi Angels!

Thought I would pop in & post this beautiful card I designed today. I am featuring a favorite stamp company each week in September & this week it’s My Favorite Things stamps. Plus this is the final week of my 100 day Wild & Wonderful Summer posting. Today makes day 94.

I decided I wanted to play & create an over the top card today. I think this beauty fits the bill. Let’s see how I created it…….

I gold embossed MFT Etched Flower background on watercolor paper, then pulled out the MFT custom Colorbursts in Jellybean Green & Tropical Teal & had fun watercoloring. When you are playing, don’t forget to mop up the overflow, that’s how I did the shadow cut for the Beautiful Die-namics die cut.

For the MFT Poppy Blooms & coordinating dies, I used Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon & Abandoned Coral & color blended them onto some white cardstock. I gold embossed the flowers on the ombre background. Pro Tip – make sure your Distress Oxides are dry before heat embossing.

I picked up a sampler pack of MFT cardstock & pulled out my sheet of Coral Crush to make my card base. Pictures can be difficult with so much shiny but I think this is a fair representation of the rich colors in the card.

Stay tuned here or over on my Facebook page for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to create this week.

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MFT Camp Create Awesome Ombre

Hi Angels!

I got my final Camp Create project done today. A slight interruption while I traveled to Lincoln Nebraska for a 4 day mini art retreat. The final Camp Create project from this week was an ombre project. Let’s take a look…..

Working in my favorite color combo of purple & green, I did 2 styles of ombre on this card. Watercolor on the flowers with 1 purple Tombow marker and the background was done with 3 different green Distress Oxides. The flowers feature MFT Flowers in Bloom & the sentiment is from Beautiful Blessings 2.

I really enjoyed this 2nd week in camp. Stay tuned to my Facebook page as I have some adventures to share from my trip. Wild & Wonderful Summer day 79.

Treat yourself to some time to refresh this week!

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MFT Camp Create Monochromatic Magic

Hi Angels!

I just love doing tone on tone cards or monochromatic if you want to be technical. First it’s a challenge to see what shades of the same color you can use & second how can you add interest & texture to the card using the same colors so it doesn’t appear flat & dull. Let’s see how I met the challenge….

Wouldn’t this make a great pink ribbon card? I used MFT Moroccan Mosiac stencil with Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick & Pick Raspberry Distress Oxides on a light pink background. Then I blended the same inks on some white cardstock to stamp the MFT Painted Poppies flowers on. They are stamped in clear embossing ink & embossed with my clear & sparkle custom mix. I then added the Beautiful Die-namics die for the sentiment.

I think I’ll have to give up on getting to bed early this week but hey I’m have a blast in camp! One more camp adventure awaits tomorrow.

Thanks for popping in.

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MFT Camp Create Background Bonanza

Hi Angels!

We had a fun day in the studio today visiting & catching up on projects. I even got a wee bit of organizing done. Play days are a big hit so I am going to be keeping them on my schedule once or twice a month.

Today’s Camp Create video was a great inspiration to think outside the box when creating a background and making it your main feature on the card. Let’s take a look……

How fun is this? I used the MFT Stitched Clouds Die-namics to create my background. I also added some embossing to the white mat to create more interest. I used a couple of backgrounds I had created with the Ranger Ink Pearl Alcohol Inks so the clouds really shimmer. The sentiment is from the MFT Rainbow Greetings set.

So what do you have in your supplies that might make a cool background?

See you for camp tomorrow!

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MFT Camp Create – Magnificent Masking

Hi Angels!

Boy am I running late posting tonight. However, I walked out into the studio & just had to clean off my worktop before I could start creating.

Today’s camp is all about masking and I decided I was going to duplicate the technique used in today’s camp video. Playing with new prespectives on old techniques grows your knowledge base & sharpens your skills. And just like the video, I created 2 cards. Let’s take a look….

On this card instead of embossing with white inside the shape, I embossed in silver. I really like how it came out. I was actually going to put the MFT Sweet Hello die cut from card 2 on this card & then decided to play with the shapes on the card. It has the MFT Patterned Triangles Background and the mask was made with the Stitched Tag corner Squares so I decided to add a circle with the MFT Happy Birthday Circle Frame.

I did emboss this one in white and added the MFT Sweet Hello in brushed silver paper. By using the positive & negative masks on these cards, they have entirely different looks while still creating a matching set. So cool.

I hope you have some time to check out the camp videos this week and try something new.

Until tomorrow’s camp…….

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MFT Camp Create – Inlaid Die Cuts

Hi Angels!

My Favorite Things is hosting week 2 of Camp Create this week and just like the first week, my goal will be to play along everyday.

I have been a bit under the weather the past couple of days with my allergies & asthma. Camp is just the thing to help me power through and focus on a new adventure.

Today’s technique is Inlaid Die Cuts. Since I’m dragging a bit, I chose a simple design to work with that created 2 cards. Let’s take a look:

Isn’t this gorgeous? The background features MFT Garden Flourish background stamp done in emboss resist with watercolor powders. When I do backgrounds, I do several and then I can grab & go while creating. I paired it with the Wish Die-namic and sentiment from Essential Sentiments.

Card two is just as fabulous with the embossed background. I die cut the Wish Die-namic, layered it all back together in the Crafters Companion Zen Garden embossing folder to emboss. I then switch letters between both cards & easily made 2 cards in the time it takes to make one. I left the “happy” off from the sentiment & added beautiful crystal sequins to make this card sparkle.

I hope you enjoyed this visit to camp. Check back tomorrow for more inspiration & fun.

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Wish – MFT Sketch Challenge 448

Hi Angels!

I’m back with another My Favorite Things project for Wild & Wonderful Summer day 63. I was out running most of the day & didn’t really have a solid idea for today’s card. I was poking around on Facebook & saw the challenge so decided it was fairly easy so let’s do this…..

I went to poke around in my stash of MFT goodies & my 1st inspiration was a retired background stamp called Patterned Triangles Background. I didn’t want my card to have a plain background so that spurred the inspiration for the card. I also grabbed Bitty Birthday Wishes stamp set & the Wish Die-namics.

I wanted an ombre type background so grabbed one of my custom Create-a-Palettes. To get the matching background color for the Wish die cut, I swiped the ink pad over my mini 5 x 7 Gel Press & picked up the color with a piece of cardstock. For the corner stripes I added 3 matching cardstock colors to the inks in the ink pad. I stamped in black ink then in clear pigment & embossed in clear sparkle mix. Some crystal sequins add the finishing touches to this birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by. Find some time this weekend to try this challenge or maybe another one you have been thinking of doing. It’s always fun to challenge yourself in your creating.

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Beautiful Today

Hi Angels!

I just passed the halfway point for my Wild & Wonderful Summer challenge Yay! Today’s post is actually day 53. Looking good for completing the 100 days. Not all my goals are going smoothly but I am still working on them, relaxing & enjoying the summer season.

Today’s card will be featured in next Monday’s Elegant Embossing 2.0 class. You have already seen 2 of the cards. The white on white birthday I posted Friday & the butterfly card I posted yesterday to Facebook. I sometimes work in a grouping, so as these cards came together, I decided they would all be mostly white. Let’s take a look…..

Same card, different lighting to show how much detail is in the embossing and how glittery it is. I used Crafter’s Companion Royal Trellis Cut & Emboss Folder. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Together Forever stamp set. The sparkle hearts cover the heart cut-outs for a bit more bling. Anyone would love to receive this wedding card.

I hope you are relaxing this summer & finding time to create things you love.

Thanks for stopping by.

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MFT Camp Create Day 5

Hi Angels!

It’s the last day of camp. It sparks my creativity when I participate in challenges. I try to think of ways to meet the challenge based on what I already have on hand and what I can do that might be different from the usual.

Today features Glitzy Glitter and boy did I glitter. I went with one of my favorite styles white on white for Wild & Wonderful Summer day 49. It’s also one of the hardest styles to photograph. Let’s take a look…..

I used MFT Captivating Mandala stencil with Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste on 140lb watercolor paper. You can easily add color to this process after it’s dry but it is simply gorgeous left white on white.

I then cut 2 matching butterflies from MFT Flutter of Butterflies dies in pearl paper and cut the body from silver glitter paper. I adhered only the center of the butterflies to allow me to shape the wings for some dimension. I diecut MFT Happy Birthday Die-namics from the same silver glitter paper. Because of the texture from the Glimmer Paste and specialty papers I made sure to use my Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to hold everything securely.

Thank-you for joining me for My Favorite Things Camp Create this week. I hope you have been inspired to try some techniques & projects.