I took a day off from all of the commotion and put together this explosion! I love the new pop-up die from Lawn Fawn and I've been eyeing the So Smooth stamp set for a while. Together they make a great pair!
I used an embossing folder and Glossy Accents to give the look of a kitchen backsplash. I colored the images with Copics and added a couple of hand-drawn purple splatter drops. The banana was cut in half and I just added an oval with a Copic Multiliner. The flying blender contents are adhered to a piece of plastic that is glued to the back of the blender. I set the blender down into the card so there was more height for the pieces above.
I kept the front of the card rather simple, with the focus on the perfectly put together smoothie (pay no attention to the kitchen fiasco inside).
Stamps: Lawn Fawn So Smooth, Bicycle Built for You (small sentiment)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up
Copics: 0, E43, YG03,11,17,21, Y000,00,08,11,13, YR000,00,02,04,09,68, BG000, BV00,11,13, B32,60,66, C00,1,3,5,7, V01,12,15, RV00,21,13,15, R20,22,37,39 Multiliner 0.3
Ink: DI Gathered Twigs, SU White pigment
Paper: PTI Bright Buttercup, Fine Linen
Other: MFT stencil Radiant Rays, Glossy Accents, WeRMemory Keepers Basket Weave embossing folder, White GellyRoll pen
It's been a wild ride with Mom and Kate in the hospital and the whole recovery process. Thankfully, everyone is on the mend. This is a card I made for my husband's aunt who had a double hip replacement. I jointed the bear at the hips, giving him "new" hips, and his little legs move. Just something fun for a fun loving aunt.
Hello and happy Friday! Such a crazy week around here, both my daughter and my mother were/are in the hospital. Going between pediatrics to ortho/nuero has been quite the challenge, and the "chair-bed" leaves a lot to be desired!
Here is Marion's beautiful tag! I love the dimension of the flower and swirly leaves, and the background texture is amazing as it subtly wraps around her focal point. Those are the two aspects of Marion's tag that I wanted to highlight on my tag.
Dies: Birch Press Dazzle layers A and B, MFT Plentiful Petals, MFT Words for Friends, PTI Branching Out
Welcome back to the third and final day of my big adventure as guest designer for My Favorite Things! Today is all about the ever important gesture, the hug. A card with a hug can be used for so many occasions and spans the gamut of recipients. Here are a couple of cards that showcase some of the products from MFT's recent release:
This adorable little guy pops out perfectly out of his Peek-a-Boo Wonky Window, with the partial sentiment, "I Miss" just above the "U" missing from the Hugs word above. The bear was colored with Copics. I stamped and colored an extra right paw so he could look like he's holding the "U". The "Hugs" die word was cut three times, once in plaid, once in foam, and once in the blue cardstock. The scene was then framed with a Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame border in white and mounted on a white top folding notecard. All of the supplies are listed below.
Moving in an entirely different direction, the next two cards feature the script Hugs Die-namics, and the Sketched Blooms 2 stamp set.
Both cards were stamped with gold embossing powder onto watercolor paper. The Hugs die cut was also heat embossed in the same gold. Everything was painted with Twinkling Waters which gives it a shimmery finish. The partial panel and Hugs die cut were foam mounted on the first card, and the Hugs die cut was inlaid into the panel of the second card.
Stamps: Sketched Blooms 2
Paints: Twinkling Waters - Royal Orchid, Wine and Roses, Mediterranean Blue, Dreamsicle, Moss Agate, Lemongrass, Deep Coral, Blushing Rose
Other: Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, Fun Foam
Thanks so much for joining me today! Thank you, MFT, for the honor of guest designing for you! I had so much fun playing with the new stamps and dies and combining them with ones that I already had.
I thought I'd begin my second day as guest with a nod to this MFT card. Birdie Brown's Space Explorer is one of those magical stamp sets that easily sets the stage for any outer space scene:
I began by creating a background similar to this card using Distress Inks, water, and white acrylic paint. I then went to work coloring this little spaceman with Inktense Pencils, and covered over his suit in Silver watercolor. His face is covered with Glossy Accents to finish off his helmet. This is the image where he is holding three star balloons, so it was easy to change them out for the balloon diecut from Blueprints 26. Kuretaki Gansai Tambi watercolors and watercolor paper were used to create the Earth balloon. I Googled an image of the Earth so I could get a better idea of where to place the continents. I cut a little slit in the astronaught's hand so the silver thread would slide through his grip. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was white heat embossed. The boy and the Earth were popped up on fun foam and the whole scene was attached to a white card base.
Stamps: Space Explorer
Dies: Blueprints 26
Pencils/Watercolor: Derwent Inktense Pencils, Kuretake Gansi Tambi Watercolors - 95, 53, 58, 62, 20
Ink: Distress Ink Black Soot, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, VersaMark
Other: White acrylic paint, Silver thread, Glossy Accents, Fun Foam, SSS White Fine Detail Embossing Powder
This next card has a bit of a retro vibe in color and style:
Can cats and birds really get along? Certainly these two fancy friends think so. This set is super fun to color, especially in a non-traditional way! I used Copics to color them, die cut them using the coordinating dies, and framed them using the new Stitched Rounded Square Frames. The smaller square was also die cut from foam to give it some dimension. The word "Friend" was die cut into the background and a sentiment from the Friends Furever stamp set was heat embossed below. The entire panel sits inside the largest of the Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames. I used Nuvo Crystal drops in three colors as a final touch.
Hello, and thank you for joining me today. I am over-the-moon excited to be guest designing for My Favorite Things! Thank you to everyone at MFT for this amazing opportunity!
My first card features those sweet little animals from Farm Friends. They were all colored with Copics and fussy cut. The background was created using the Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up. I ink blended each inside section with Distress Ink going from darker in the foreground, to lighter in the background. I made a stencil using the Stitched Cloud Edges and blended Distress Ink with a finger dauber for the sky. Each of the animals was popped up with foam tape for dimension. At first I put the littlest chick on top of the tractor, but moved him onto the pig when I realized, in perspective, that would be one very giant chicken! I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set on white cardstock, and cut it into a banner coming out from the tree.
This next card takes llama drama to a whole new level:
I wanted to try my hand at zentangling (is that a word?), and this llama was game. I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and drew in the lines with a Copic Multi-liner 0.3. I looked at zentangle patterns online to get ideas. He was pretty happy with the results, and his llama friends, though shaking their heads, showed their support.
Here's a close-up of the details:
After he was colored, and given a little sand to stand on, he was framed with the new Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frame and popped up with fun foam. His friends were also colored with Copics, fussy cut, and adhered partially with foam tape, and partially with just regular adhesive. They were also given a little ground to stand on. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and the card base was cut out using a die from Blueprints 26.
This little sweetheart in the Pure Innocence line asked for a paper pieced bright yellow gingham dress and I was happy to oblige:
This is actually her second dress. My first attempt included using Copics to give the dress some depth, but it ended up dulling the entire dress, so she took that off, and I gave her a new one without shadows. I colored and fussy cut her arm and adhered it on top of her dress. Her shoes and hairclip have a Glossy Accents finish, and the centers of the flowers are dotted with Enamel Accents in Lemon Twist. Everything besides the dress was colored with Copics. The top tag and background were cut with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges to coordinate with the look of the gingham. The top of the white panel was ink blended with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink and a stencil brush from Clarity Stamps. This was my first time using these stencil brushes, and I am in love! It was so easy to control the amount of ink.