Thursday, September 22, 2016

MFT September Guest Designer

Hello there!  I'm so happy to be back to share a few more of the cards that I created using the fantastic products from the MFT September release.  I'd like to thank the My Favorite Things team for having me as a guest designer this month, it's been so fun and such an honor.
For my first card I used the new Fall Friends stamp set along with the Big Hello die-namics die and the Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges die-namics to create a sunny thinking of you card.  

I started out with a white card base, then added a strip of yellow polka dot paper from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet paper pack.  Then I used a piece of watercolor paper that I had die cut using the Stitched Scalloped Basic Edges die-namics and I did some watercoloring using mustard seed & wild honey distress inks.  Next, using mustard seed, wild honey and crushed olive distress inks, I watercolored the cute, Fall Friends sunflower image that I stamped onto watercolor paper.  After that, I used the Big Hello die and die cut it twice, once from craft foam and once from yellow cardstock.  I used the same yellow distress inks and sponged on some color along the bottom of my yellow die cut letters, then glued them to the die cut foam letters for some added dimension and adhered them to my watercolored panel along with my watercolored sunflower.  To finish off my card, I adhered my stamped sentiment banner and tied on some black and white bakers twine.

I had so much fun creating this next card!  These Llamas from the Llama Love set are a crack-up!  
I started out by stamping the llamas and cactus images onto watercolor paper and watercolored them using some rusty hinge, scattered straw, mowed lawn and crushed olive distress inks.  Next I used another piece of watercolor paper for my background and blended on some wild honey distress ink, added some water splashes and some flecks of black craft ink using a paint brush.  After that I used the Stepped Up Chevron die-namics and die cut one from red cardstock and one from yellow cardstock and adhered them onto a strip of kraft cardstock.  The final step was to stamp my sentiment along the bottom of the card and assemble my scene, popping up two of the cactus and the front llama with foam tape.  For some added color, I die cut saddle blankets for the llamas and added some red and gold sequins for some sparkle.
I hope you've enjoyed my projects and thank you for stopping by!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Celebrate - (CTD411)

Hello!  I hope your week is going good!  It's Wednesday and time for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge.  We've got some beautiful vibrant colors for challenge #411 and I hope you'll join us and play along.
For my card I used the Papertrey Ink stamp sets, Bold Blossoms & Calligraphy Classics to create a birthday card.  I started out by stamping the outline of the flowers and leaves onto watercolor paper and watercoloring them with the following inks: limeade ice, ocean tides, new leaf, royal velvet, pure poppy, yoyo yellow, rich razzelberry.  After they were dry I die cut all of my pieces.  Next I used a piece of watercolor paper and watercolored using yoyo yellow and ocean tides ink.  Then I stamped a section of my watercolored panel with the type stamp from the Ombre Builders set and I also stamped three small butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies set in ocean tides, stamping off to lighten the color.  Once that was dry I stamped my Celebrate sentiment in black pallet ink and added a die cut stitched frame.  I arranged my flowers and leaves around the edge of my watercolored panel and adhered them with tape then used foam tape to adhere the whole panel to my white card base.  To finish off my card I added a few iridescent sequins and used a wink of stella glitter brush on some of the petals on the flowers.
For more inspiration, check out the design teams' blog links below OR you can go to the Color Throwdown blog for details on how to play along and you can see all the sample entries in one location.

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Wanda Cullen
Karren Johnson - September Guest Designer


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Where Creativity Meets C9 Sneak Peek!

Hi there!  Today is my first solo post over at the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog and I'd love it if you could stop by and leave a comment to say hello!  And while you're there why not check out our current Celebration Challenge and play along?


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Exciting News!

I'm super excited to share that I'm guest designing over at My Favorite Things!!!  I'm honored to have been asked to share some projects that I created using the fun new MFT products from the September release.
For my first card, I used the adorable MFT stamp set Fall Friends.  The first thing I did was to stamp some of the images from the set onto white cardstock and color them using Copic markers. Then I die cut each of the images using the coordinating Fall Friends Die-namics.  I used a white card base then added a panel of cajun craze cardstock that I stenciled using the new Chevron Grid stencil.  After that I cut a rectangle of watercolor paper that I bended with some wild honey distress ink and added a chocolate chip Single Stitched Rectangle Frame and adhered this piece to my card base using foam tape. I stamped my sentiment onto a white cardstock banner and tucked that underneath the edge of my frame and arranged and adhered all of my stamped images, popping up the cute little crow.
For my next card, I again used the new Fall Friends set except this time I highlighted the adorable fox image.  I started out with a white card base then added a panel of cajun craze cardstock and I used the Split Chevron Cover-Up die-namics die in the same color for a cool textured background.  Next I used an oval piece of watercolor paper and blended on some wild honey & ripe persimmon distress inks then added some droplets of water which I blotted with paper towel.  On top of this piece, I added an Oval Single Stitched Frame and adhered this to my card front with foam tape.  Next I adhered my images, popping up the crow with foam tape, added my stamped sentiment and gluing on some copper colored sequins.
For my last card for today I used the sweet Pure Innocence Jumping for Joy stamp set.  I started out by stamping the little girl image and several of the leaves from the set onto white cardstock and coloring them using Copic markers.  Next I assembled my card, I used two square pieces of watercolor paper that I sponged using tumbled glass distress ink, the first piece I adhered to my card base along with a piece of pumpkin pie cardstock stamped with my sentiment, and the second I die cut it using the Circle Spinner Channels die-namics die.  Along the bottom of the second square watercolored piece, I adhered a strip of more mustard cardstock which I had die cut using one of the Stitched Scallop Basics die-namic dies.  I then adhered the Pure Innocence image with foam tape and arranged the leaves around her feet and then assembled five of the leaves for my spinners and adhered the whole panel using foam tape.  I used a Single Stitched Rectangle Frame die-namics in chocolate chip cardstock to finish off my card.
This was such a fun card to create, I love interactive part of it with the leaves falling around her head like she tossed them in the air.  And the Circle Spinner Channels Die was easy to use, if you'd like to see this die in action you can click here for a quick video from MFT.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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