Friday, July 31, 2015

Card Class, Day 5: Textured Backgrounds

Wow this week has gone by fast! Here we are already on Day 5 of class, PLUS it's Friday!!! Friday is my favorite! :) I made several designs for today's class. It was just too much fun to stop. Here are a few of them:

For the white one, I used a score board only.
The pink roses are a stencil by Tim Holtz using picked raspberry distress ink to color white embossing paste. Love the shade of pink it made!
The green is also a stencil (I think it might be made by Plaid?). I used white embossing paste over the top, let it dry, then inked with peeled paint distress ink.

These will be used on cards, along with several other backgrounds not pictured. Remember, you can take this class at your leisure if you missed the "live" presentation this week. Simply sign up at Online Card Classes. There are lots of other classes available as well.

Have fun! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Card Class, Day 4: Die cut Backgrounds

Today we made backgrounds using dies, embossing folders, and cover plates. For my designs I used several dies, cut multiple times, as well as an embossing folder.

Upper left: Cricut dots embossing folder and My Creative Time numbers dies
Upper right: My Favorite Things Peek-a-boo Chevrons dies
Lower left: My Favorite Things Wild Greenery
Lower right: My Creative Time lower case Fun Alphabet dies

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Card Class, Day 3: Design Break

Ohhh! Today's class is extra fun as we are taking the backgrounds we made in Days 1 & 2 and making cards from them. I have four cards to share with you.

Products used: My Creative Time Rectangle Frames, Paper Trey Ink cloud die, My Favorite Things Things With Wings stamps and dies sets, My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink pad, foam tape, copic marker, craft foam

Products used: My Favorite Things Birthday Wishes and Balloons stamps and dies, My Favorite Things, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink Pad, foam tape, My Creative Time Rectangle Frames

Products used: My Favorite Things Written in Watercolor sentiment stamps, My Favorite Things Black Licorice Hybrid Ink pad, My Creative Time Rectangle Frames, craft foam,

Products used: My Favorite Things Black Licorice and Daffodil Hybrid ink pads, Hero Arts Butter Bar ink pad, Verve Thankful Hearts sentiment stamp, Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp butterfly stamps, foam tape

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Thanks for checkout out today's class projects! See you tomorrow on my most favoritest day.... FRIDAY!!! :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Card Class, Day 2: Resist Backgrounds

For today's backgrounds, I used an emboss resist technique. I love how the underneath stamp shows through the clear embossing. In my examples, it almost looks white, but these are all just clear. Pretty cool.

Memento Bamboo Leaves ink, older stamp by Tim Holtz (sorry, I can't find the name of it), Butterflies by Bo Bunny, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Hero Arts Butter Bar yellow ink

Script background by My Creative Time, Memento Rose Bud ink, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Geo Borders by My Creative Time, Hero Arts Orange Soda ink

 Pattern paper by Fancy Pants, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, Stampers Anonymous Bitty Grunge stamp, Memento Potter's Clay ink

Monday, July 27, 2015

Card Class, Day 1: Background Check

I'm taking this class because I have a real hard time coming up with imaginative, creative, or even interesting backgrounds for my cards. Today I discovered I really do suck at backgrounds. LOL I tried four times and failed 3 1/2 times. Here are my first two attempts; I'm calling the one on the right the 1/2-pass/1/2-fail. LOL. Homework after class for me!

The technique is simple enough - for most people! In the sample on the left, I used too much water; on the right, well, it looks like not enough water, but honestly I'm not sure if more water would have helped. I shall try again.

Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
Watercolor paper, Perfect Pearls, Mini-mister, Ink blending tools
Rose background stamp by My Favorite Things

My Creative Time, Sketch Challenge 1506

My Creative Time's Designer Challenge is a sketch or color combo. I went with the sketch for my version of this challenge, and I love how it turned out! The combination of red checks, doilies and cherries is just so happy! I hope you like it. :)

See the product list below for links to the dies and stamps I used for this project, and you still have a few days left to link up your project so there's a link for that too. Have fun!! :)

My Creative Time Designer Challenge

Product List:
My Creative Time, Rectangle Frames dies
My Creative Time, Stitched Doily dies
My Creative Time, Pretty Flowers and Leaves dies
My Creative Time, You Make Life Sweet stamp and dies set
Twine, foam tape, glossy accents, white gel pen, tiny button

Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch #238

Good morning! I'm back from vaca and hitting the craft supplies again. ;) Today I'm sharing this shaker card I made for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge. I liked the stars on the sketch and went with that theme for my version. 

For my card I used the My Favorite Things filmstrip and lucky stars dies. I created my sentiment using the true friends sentiment stamps which also includes these cute little swirly guys.

Link up your project on the My Favorite Things Card Challenges Blog.

Product List:
My Favorite Things, Lucky Stars dies
My Favorite Things, Filmstrip die
My Favorite Things, True Friends stamp set
My Favorite Things, Black Licorice hybrid ink pad
Clear acetate, foam tape, sequins, gold cardstock, ticket stamp, copic marker

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Melonheadz Challenge - Sports!

It's time for the new challenge with Melonheadz. This challenge is anything sports related. I made this card for grandgirl Grace. Can you guess what image I used?? This started out as a boy basketball player from the Sports Franklin Lewis set, but with a little tweaking, I turned it into a volleyball girl with short hair. I think she turned out so cute, and looks just like Grace! :) She is also wearing Grace's number and school colors.

Join me and the rest of the team for this fun Melonheadz Sports-related challenge. Link up your project here. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

My Favorite Things, color challenge 25

Love this color combo for the newest card challenge (see link below) at My Favorite Things. And I had to use the Birdie Brown, Whole Herd and Green Pastures sets for my party card (store link below). The cows are just so cute! 

Here's a closer look at the "whole herd" who don't look ready to come home I guess the party is still going! Hahaha! Copic markers and foam tape help give the design more texture and dimension.

Here you can see the foam tape lifting the farm girl and the head of the cow herd. ;)

Link up on the card challenges blog here
My Favorite Things store here

Thursday, July 09, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch 236

Hello, hello! Today's card is for the MFT Card Challenges blog, Sketch 236. I used the adorable You Make My Tail Wag stamps and dies sets for this one, in addition to Blueprints 22 and Blueprints 9. Also, let me just say how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE the MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink with copic cardstock and markers. Like buttah! 

I was unable to master a great photo of the doggie on his wobble. Oh well. I keep day I might make it. LOL 

Inside message, also from the You Make My Tail Wag stamp set.

My Favorite Things online store
My Favorite Things Card Challenge blog

Monday, July 06, 2015

New Melonheadz Friends Challenge

Welcome to another challenge with the Melonheadz Design Team. I hope you had a safe and happy 4th. This week's challenge is Celebrations. I chose to use Independence Day for my celebration project. Here's what I made: