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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.

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MFT Camp Create Day 4

Hi Angels!

I was out most of today & got into the studio late but as usual enjoy creating once I am there.

Today’s MFT camp project is Sensational Sliders. It has been a very long time since I made a slider card and I was very thankful for the tips in today’s camp video. Let’s take a look….

I was trying to decide what I could make slide from my selection of MFT stamps & settled on a dragonfly from Fluttering Friends along with one of the sentiments. A dragonfly needed somewhere to land so out came my MFT Brilliant Blooms set. Since it was late, I opted for some premade watercolor sheets to add color to the dragonfly, sentiment & flower. It was stamp & diecut. For the sentiment I used the Fishtag Flag Trio die set & just used the straight banner part.

I needed a background for my scene. I had picked up the Etched Flower background on clearance & thought it could pass for a “leafy” background look.

To create the slider parts I used MFT Spin & Slide Channels, Interactive Pull Tabs & Slider Elements (definitely an improvement over the days of using a penny). The pull tab was stamped with “pull” using MFT’s Interactive Labels set as well as the arrow trail on the tab. If I were to do it over, I would have stamped the Etched Flower background on the tab but that was a thought after I had assembled the card. It looked too bare so I used the tiny arrow.

This shows the dragonfly landing on the flower.

If you haven’t made a slider card in awhile, head on over to Youtube & check out the video from today’s camp. It was a great tutorial.

Thanks for popping in.

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MFT Camp Create Day 3

Hi Angels!

Ready for a little bit of Christmas for Wild & Wonderful Summer day 47? Today’s Camp Create is all about Spectacular Shakers and a wee bit of Christmas in July. At least that’s what I chose based on today’s MFT Camp Video. Let’s take a look……

Not only is this card cute, it’s relatively easy to create. You’ve seen me use this bear before from the MFT Polar Bear Pals set. He’s really versatile for all types of occasions.

Now I know we have all been told not to use Staz-on on our clear stamps but I had stamp cleaner nearby & cleaned it immediately after stamping this cute guy on clear acetate. I used his die to cut his outline in the card layer then placed the stamped image behind to start to build my shaker portion of my card.

The cute snowflakes background is from MFT Candy Land 6 x 6 paper pad and the sentiment is from the MFT Hand Lettered Holiday set. The sequins I’ve had for ages & never used and was happy they went with the card so well.

I hope I have inspired you to start thinking about holiday cards. It’s less than 6 months away.

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MFT Camp Day 2

Hi Angels!

I am back with another My Favorite Things Camp card for Wild & Wonderful Summer day 46. Apparently yesterday I was ahead of the game & didn’t know it since I used a resist technique on my background with the watercolor. It’s one of my favorite background techniques to use with Color Burst Powders.

Today challenge is Remarkable Resist so I switched it up a bit. Let’s take a look….

I used the new MFT Card Size Star Confetti stencils. I laid one over the card layer, sponged pigment ink through the stencil and embossed with Nuvo Shimmering Pearl for some sparkle. A dauber works great for this technique and I highly recommend you go over the stencil 2 – 3 times with the pigment ink to get good coverage. A slight twisting motion helps. I then layered on Distress Oxides. Don’t forget you can “buff” the embossing after applying ink to make it look shiny again.

I then die cut the MFT Mondo Cheers die cut out of white glitter cardstock and cut it 3 more times out of white cardstock. I stacked the layers to add more depth to the word on the card.

I used a sentiment from MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes cut with a MFT Skinny Strips die to finish the card.

This card would be great for many occasions. A birthday, promotion or other special event.

Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to find some time to create this week too.

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MFT Camp Day 1 Watercolor

Hi Angels!

Life has been nothing but crazy lately but hopefully is slowing up some. It’s day 45 for my Wild & Wonderful Summer Challenge. I have been managing to post everyday even if it’s a bit after midnight. Of course I have always said the day doesn’t change for me until I’ve gone to bed, LOL!

I am hoping to participate all week in My Favorite Things Camp Create 2019 and day 1 is watercolor. I opted for watercolor resist. Let’s take a look….

I haven’t had a chance to play with the new Ken Oliver Color Burst colors designed specifically for MFT. There are three – Tropical Teal, Jellybean Green & Coral Crush. I chose the 1st 2 colors for my background & added in Prussian Blue. Love how it turned out.

I used MFT Friends with Fins Stamps & dies, Balloon Strings Background stamp and a Fishtail Flag Trio Die. The sea friends are stamped on mop up sheets from previous watercolor play. The mop up piece was a perfect match to the background. The picture doesn’t show it but the Balloon Strings background is embossed in a white/sparkle mix to add some shimmer to the card and provided the resist for the watercolors.

I get to put a badge on my blog everyday. How cool.

I better get my card uploaded over on the MFT blog inlinkz. I was hoping to get done much sooner but a migraine kind of interfered with my plans.

Hope you can join in the fun of Camp Create or plan a camp of your own or find a challenge for some summertime creating.

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A Tale of Two Cards

Hi Angels!

I have been working on cards for our class Monday featuring Pretty Poppies. It started with one of the cards featured today that was posted a month or so ago on Facebook. A couple of the Angels just love poppies. So I decided a class was in order especially since there are so many wonderful poppy stamps available currently.

Today’s cards feature the Impression Obsession Poppy Collage stamp. I took a class up at My Hearts Fancy in OKC and we made this card:

Now this card is beautiful but all the cards in class were 5 x 7 inches and I don’t usually work that large. Plus I am pretty sure this one would cost extra to mail. So I created this card for tomorrow’s class:

Although smaller in scale at the traditional 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, this small card is just as stunning and I like the watercoloring on it better.

So let’s take a quick comparision between the two:

One is larger, one is smaller but both include the same great design.

Both images were stamped & embossed on watercolor paper.

The larger card uses Hero Arts Liquid Watercolor. It was harder to get a richer color to the poppies with it but by taking class, I got to try it out. I take classes for my own enjoyment. Plus since I design all the time, it’s nice to take a class that someone else designed & I stay fresh on techniques & products.

The smaller uses FSJ Liquid Color which isn’t quite a watercolor but has richer pigment to it and works just like watercolor. I believe the top card has a Liquidtex Gold Metallic on the frame portion of the stamp. I dug out my old Twinkling H2O’s Egyptian Gold for the bottom card. Again both are stunning.

I am not sure the brand of foil used in the top card but the bottom is FSJ Mirror Gold. Both were embossed with Tim Holtz’s Elegant 3D Texture Fades. The top one is a bit less shiny but just as lovely.

If you study a card design, it is usually fairly easy to recreate the card with what you may already have in your craft room. Do not be afraid to change sizes to suit your project needs.

Summer is a great time to find inspiration in the bright sunny outdoors & activities. Use that inspiration to get crafty this week.