Cards, Crafters Companion, My Favorite Things

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.

Cards, My Favorite Things

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.

Cards, My Favorite Things

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.

Cards, My Favorite Things

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.