Monday, 22 August 2016

Love You Forever - MFTWSC294

Hello friends and welcome to a new week.  I can't believe how quickly the summer and in fact the whole year is going.

Today I made a card for the current sketch challenge at MFT Card Challenges.


For my card I combined the new Frightful Friends and Grave Situation stamp sets from MFT Stamps as well as the older Witch Way Is The Candy? set.

I used distress inks on smooth card stock to make the background and grass. I think it's hard to tell on the finished background but I actually started by covering the whole panel with Picked Raspberry distress ink and then went over that with Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks. Once I was happy with the colour I used the distress sprayer to spray it with water, left it for about 30 seconds and then blotted it with paper towel. I also cut a small panel of smooth card stock with the Grassy Fields dies, inked it up with Peeled Paint and a little bit of Black Soot distress inks and sprayed that with water as well.

I stamped the fence directly onto the background piece with Versafine - Onyx Black Ink.  I actually looked up pictures of "The Bride of Frankstein" before I coloured her and decided to add some blood to her bandages. Her skin was just a little too boring so I added a slight tinge of green to make it stand out a bit more.




I really happy with how the finished card turned out, especially the background.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Frightful Friends,  Grave Situation,  Birdie Brown - Witch Way Is The Candy?
Dies: MFT Stamps - 13, 20 and Grassy Fields
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks,  Peeled Paint, Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Black Soot
Copic Markers: Bride of Frankenstein -  E000, E00, G40, E40, E41, R29, C5, C7, C9  Tombstone - C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9  Pumpkins - YR15, YR18, E08, G24, G99
Other: Recollections - Card Stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100 lb Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock,  Foam Tape

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you come back soon.  Have a great day! Kathy

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Keep On Marching

Hello my friends, I hope your having a great weekend!

I have made a card today using the Strike Up The Band stamp set from MFT Stamps and several different die-namics.  I just love these cute mice.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Strike Up The Band
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 9, 13 & 20
Ink: MFT Stamp - Black Liquorice Hybrid Ink,  Memento Ink - Lady Bug,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: E40, E43, R00, B21, B24, B26, R24, R39, Y21, Y35, C00, C1, C3
Other: Recollections - Card Stock

Thanks so much for dropping by. Have a great day! Kathy

Friday, 19 August 2016

You're Smokin'

Hello friends and Happy Friday! I hope you are having good weather where you are and that you will get to enjoy it this weekend.

Today I made a card using the Let's BBQ stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I have had this set for quite awhile but I think this is the first time I am using it. I am entering the card in this week's Lawnscaping Challenge of using a punny sentiment on a card.



I made a simple card that I thought would be great to give to a man as a love you or a Valentine's Day card.

I first stamped out the steak on a circle piece of card stock, masked it off and then stamped the BBQ.  I coloured the images with Copic markers and tried to give the look of hot coals under the steak.   Once the images were coloured I stamped the "smoke" and then the sentiment which I bent to match the curve of the circle.

I stamped the utensils on grey card stock with Memento - London Fog ink to give a nice tone on tone background.  I used the two largest dies from the MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20 die-namics to cut out the red and grey card stock.

I like the simple design of the card and how it turned out.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Let's BBQ
Dies: MFT Stamps - Stitched Circle Stax and Blueprints 20,  Spellbinders - Standard Circles Small
Ink: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Memento - London Fog,  Verafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Steak - EE55, E57, E59  BBQ - C1, C3, C7, R08, YR18, R24, R29, R39
Other: Recollections - Card Stock

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Dragon Slayer

Hello friends, I had so much fun yesterday using the Magical Dragons stamp set from MFT Staps, I had to make another card using the same set.

The card I made today was inspired by the following card made by Keeway Tsao.



I didn't have the same dies so I used the largest die in the Blueprints 13 die-namics for the main panel and one of the Mix and Match Banners' dies to make a window in the brick background/wall.

Here is a picture of my finished card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Magical Dragons
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Mix and Match Banners,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders (Template for Inked Clouds)
Ink: MFT Stamps - Black Licence Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers:  Dragon - R00, R02, R21, BG10, BG11, BG13  Princess - E00, E11, R20, R81, V01, V12, E15, E18, Y23, Y35  Knight - E00, E11, C00, C1, C3, C5, Y35, Y38, R37, R39, E15, E18
Other: Recollections - Card Stock,  Foam Tape,  MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall Stencil

Thank you so much for dropping by.  Your comments are appreciated.  Have a great day! Kathy

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Magical Life

Hello friends, I hope you're having a good day so far.

I finally broke out the super adorable, MFT Stamps - Magical Dragons stamp set and made a card.  The dragons in this stamp set are some of the most adorable I have ever seen.

I combined several soft Distress Ink colours to make a lovely soft background for my mommy and baby dragon sitting in the clouds.

I sprinkled some extra tiny star confetti across the clouds to make the card even more "Magicial".




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Magical Dragons
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 & 20,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders
Inks: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass
Copic Markers: YG03, YG23, YG25, R81, V01, V12
Other: Recollections - Card Stock,  Clear Star Confetti,  Ranger - Diamond Stickles

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great night! Kathy


Friday, 12 August 2016

On Your Special Day

Hello friends, yeah it's Friday and gorgeous outside today.

I needed to make a wedding card and so I decided to use the Wplus9 - Freehand Florals stamp set.

I wanted to make muted pink flowers and so I decided to use Jennifer McGuire's technique of extending my ink colours by using white pigment ink. Here is her video showing the technique: Stamp Layering With One Color Ink.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Wplus9 - Freestyle Florals and Fresh Cut Florals (Sentiment)
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and 20
Ink: Hero Arts - Bubble Gum, Soft Vanilla, Butter Bar, Lime Green and Field Greens Shadow Ink,  Hero Arts - Unicorn Pigment Ink,  Memento Ink - London Fog
Other: Recollections - Card Stock,  Simon Says Stamp - Assorted Moonshine Sequins

Thanks so much for dropping by and have a great day! Kathy

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Baked With Love

Good morning my friends, I hope you are having a good day.

The other day Nichol Spohr made a great card for Lawn Fawn using several of their stamp sets and lots of imagination.

I was so inspired by her card, picture below, I thought I would give it a try.


I copied her cabinet design and used a 5 1/2" x 1 1/4" strip and three 1" squares of white card stock that I stamped with an All Night Media woodgrain background stamp I had in my stash with Gathered Twigs distress ink. I then used a distress tool and the Gathered Twigs ink to cover the cabinets and doors to give it a look of wood. I stamped the handles of the doors by using the "cheeks" stamp from the Lawn Fawn - Rooting For You stamp set and Versafine - Onyx Black ink.

For the "Tile" wall I used the MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall stencil and Liquitex - Light Modeling Paste in white on white card stock. The wall then has some great texture without being too distracting.

I also copied Nichol's recipe for the countertop and cut a 1/4 " piece of white card stock that I coloured with a C9 Copic marker and then lightly tapped it with a Colorless Blender marker to try and give it some texture.

I stamped several images from the Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love and Milk and Cookies stamp sets, coloured them with Copic markers and fussy cut them out. After fussy cutting each piece I went around the white edge of the image with a Memento - Tuxedo Black Dual Marker.

I did not have an oven stamp so I drew my own, which measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/4", I used a bubble stamp from the Lawn Fawn - Mermaid For You to stamp the round oven knobs. I then coloured the oven with Copics and cut it out.  I also needed something to add a sentiment to the front of the card and decided a picture frame on the wall would be cute.  I first stamped the sentiment and then I drew the frame around the sentiment, coloured it and cut it out.

Once I assembled all of the coloured pieces I added Glossy Accents to the knobs on cupboards and oven as well as the oven glass.

This card was a lot of work but I'm so happy with how mine turned out.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love,  Milk and Cookies, Mermaid For You and Rooting For You   All Night Media - Woodgrain Background
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Baked With Love (Heart)
Ink: MFT Stamps - Black Licorice Hybrid Ink,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers: Colorless Blender, B000, C00, C1, C3, C5, C9, R24, R29, R39, Y13, YR21, YR23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E34, E35, E40, E41, E42, E51, E53, E55, E57, 0.3 Multiliner
Other: Recollections - Card Stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100 lb Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock,  MFT Stamps - Small Brick Wall Stencil,  Liquitex - Light Modeling Paste,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for coming by and leaving comments. I hope you come back soon.

Have a great day! Kathy