Friday, 23 June 2017

Mermaid For Each Other - MFTWSC338

Hello my friends and welcome back.  It's the first week of summer and the weather has been beautiful lately!

I finally made another card.  This time using the sketch from MFT Card Challenges.


Instead of using the heart on my card, I used a mermaid and fish from the Birdie Brown - Mermazing stamp set from MFT Stamps.

I created the background by using the Radiating Rays stencil from MFT Stamps and Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.  I first taped the white card stock panel down to a board, so it wouldn't move, then I laid the stencil over the panel and taped that to the board as well.  I inked up the top half of the panel with Broken China, using an ink blending tool, and the bottom half of the panel with Cracked Pistachio.  I then lifted up the stencil and inked over the remaining white portion, lightly with both inks.  I then generously sprayed the back of the stencil with water and placed it back down on to the inked panel, which gave the background a more distressed and scattered look.

I coloured the mermaid and fish with Copic markers and added them to the front of the card and added a few drops of the Morning Dew Crystal Drops from Nuvo as the finishing touch.

Here is the finished card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown - Mermazing
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 20 and Blueprints 27
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Oxide - Broken China and Cracked Pistachio
Copic Markers: Mermaid - Skin-E11, E33, V15, R22  Hair - E21, E25, E27  Tail - V12, V15, V17  Top - BG11, BG13, BG57  Star - Y06, Y38   Fish - C1, C3, C5, Y06, Y38
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Radiating Rays Stencil,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Friday, 16 June 2017

You Are Jawsome

Hello my friends, I hope you are doing well.  For the last week or so, I have been a crafty slump.  I love seeing what people are making but had absolutely no energy/desire to make anything myself.  I think I became discouraged when the day after I made a paper rosette wreath for my front door the matched a lantern I decorated, the lantern was stolen.  I can't believe that such a thing would happen.

Although I don't think I'm totally over my slump, I did manage to make a card using the new Duh-Nuh stamp set from Lawn Fawn which I combined with their Mermaid For You set as well as the Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps.

The shark, rock and mermaid were all coloured with Copic markers and the ocean, sand, sky and palm tree were all coloured using Distress inks on white card stock.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Duh-Nuh, Mermaid For You
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder,  Lawn Fawn - Ocean Wave Accents,  Puffy Cloud Borders (For cloud stencil)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass - Sky,  Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch - Ocean,  Gathered Twigs - Sand, Tree Trunk and Coconuts,  Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn - Palm Fronds
Copic Markers:  Shark & Rock - C00, C1, C3, C5  Mermaid - E11, E33, R22, V12, V15, V17, R02, R05, R08, BG11, BG13, BG57
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock

Thank you so much for dropping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.  I hope to be make soon with another project/card.

Kathy

Monday, 5 June 2017

Summer Welcome Wreath

Hello my friends and welcome to the first full week of June.

I really wanted something for my front door but didn't want to spend much money.  I was looking at Pinterest for ideas and saw some patriotic rosette wreaths that I really liked.  For my wreath I wanted to make it more versatile, so I can keep it up all summer.  I used paper that matched the little Welcome Banner I made for my lantern that is on my front porch.

Here is the finished wreath.




The first thing I did was make my own wreath form by tracing a pizza pan and then a dinner plate onto a piece of cardboard.  I cut out the ring using a combination of a box cutter and scissors.


I then made a bunch of rosettes using the Dear Jane 12 x 12 paper stack from DCWV.  I cut 12 inch strips into widths ranging from 1 1/2 inches to 3 inches wide and scored the strips every 1/2 inch.  I then accordion folded the strips and glued two 12 inch strips together and pressed them down, into hot glue, on card stock circles.  I arranged some rosettes on the form to get an idea of how many rosettes I needed.

























For the next step I created a Welcome Banner using the Pennants dies from Little B and High-Rise Alpha Uppercase dies from MFT Stamps and glued then onto a length of natural hemp cord.  I used the largest flower centre die from the Plentiful Petals dies from MFT Stamps to make the centres of the rosettes.  I then used hot glue to attach the rosettes and banner to the wreath form.


Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Dies: Little B - Pennants,  MFT Stamps - High-Rise Alpha Uppercase and Plentiful Petals
Design Paper:  DCMV - 12 x 12 Dear Jane paper stack
Other: Recollections - 65lb Coral and Green card stock, Black & Gold Halloween 6x6 paper pad,  Hemptique - Natural 20lb Hemp cord,  Cream Grosgrain ribbon,  Cardboard

Thank you so much for taking to time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Dance Through Life

Hello my friends and welcome.  I hope you are having a good weekend so far.

Very recently I saw a card on the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog, made by Karin Akesdotter, where she created a pirate scene in a "polaroid" frame and it inspired me to make my own "polaroid" scene.

I looked through my stamp sets and found the adorable Trouble In A Tutu stamp set from Clearly Besotted that I had never used before.

The first thing I did was cut a piece of heavyweight card stock with the Say Cheese die from Lawn Fawn.  I then took the inside of the polaroid frame and stamped three of the cute ballerina hippos which I coloured with Copic markers.  I added a woodgrain floor, backdrop and curtains using Copic markers.  I cut a piece of blush pink card stock with the largest die from the Blueprints 13 die-namics from MFT Stamps and attached it to the A2 card base.  I then added a sentiment to the bottom of the frame and attached the "polaroid" to the card base.  As a finishing touch I added a few sequins and the card was done.

I love how the little scene turned out.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Trouble In A Tutu
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Hippos - W00, W1, W3, R20  Hippos' Clothes - R81, RV55  Floor - E31, E34, E35  Backdrop - B21, B23, B24, B26  Curtains - RV66, RV69, R89
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Pink card stock,  Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins,  Neat and Tangled - Pink Lemonade Sequin Mix

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Mermaids

Welcome back my friends!  Today I have a couple of cards using the May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit from Hero Arts.



For the first background I used the turquoise silk liquid ink, which was included in the kit, along with Frozen Lake Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and Open Arms Amethyst Starburst Spray from Lindys Stamp Gang.

I cut a white card stock panel with the largest die from the Blueprints 13 die-namics from MFT Stamps and then used the Reef Border and Frames Fancy Dies from Hero Arts to cut the design in the panel.  I glued the white card stock to the background panel and then stamped the sentiment in Grape Jelly shadow ink from Hero Arts.  I added a Copic coloured mermaid and a few drops of Morning Dew Crystal Drops from Nuvo.


For the second background, I used distress inks to create an ombre background, directly to the card base.  I then sprayed the background with water and then blotted it with paper towel to add some texture.

I again used the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies from Hero Arts to cut the design in a piece of black card stock and glued it onto the card base.  I popped up a mermaid, which I coloured with Copic markers, with foam tape onto the card front.  I love how the black looks over the ombre background.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit
Dies: Hero Arts - May 2017 My Monthly Hero Kit and Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Hero Arts - Grape Juice,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, R20  Hair - E08, E13, E15, E50, E53, E55  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Aqua - BG11, BG13, BG57
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Black card stock,  Turquoise Silk Liquid Ink,  Tattered Angels - Frozen Lake,  Lindys Stamp Gang - Open Arms Amethyst,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops,  Spectrum Noir - Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush Pen,  Foam Tape,  Flatback Pearls

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Wish Upon A Star

Hello and welcome back my friends.  Can you tell I have been having fun with the new Upon A Star stamp set and matching dies from Lawn Fawn?

Today I have another card using these new products.

This time I used a piece of water-colour paper, which I cut using the largest die from the MFT Stamps Blueprints 13 set.  I then inked up the water-colour panel with several different shades of Distress Ink, although it's hard to tell that I used so many different colours, on the finished panel.  Once I inked up the panel, I sprayed it with some water and blotted it with a paper towel, to add some stars to the sky.

I cut a piece of black card stock, using the same Blueprints 13 die and then used a die from the Stitched Basic Edges die set from MFT Stamps, to make a hillside for the foxes.  I used Versamark ink  and some Detail Snow Embossing Powder to create the sentiment.  I glued the hillside to the water-colour panel and then attached that to an A2 card base.

I popped up the two foxes, that I Copic coloured, with foam tape and then glued the shooting star in the sky.  The last touch was to add a bit of Crystal Clear Sparkle pen to the star to add some shimmer.

Here are a couple of pictures of the finished card.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13 and Stitched Basic Edges
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versamark,  Distress Inks - Mermaid Lagoon,  Blueprint Sketch,  Dusty Concord and Black Soot
Copic Markers:  Foxes - E08, E13, E15, E50  Star - Y02, Y15
Other: Recollections - 100lb White card stock, 65lb Black card stock and Detail Snow Embossing Powder,  Strathmore - 300 Series 140lb Cold Press Watercolor paper,  Foam Tape,  Spectrum Noir - Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush Pen

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Reach For The Stars

I'm back again with one more card using the Upon A Star stamp set and matching dies from Lawn Fawn.

This time I used the Confetti stencil from Heidi Swapp and Metallic Silver embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 to created the sky.

I used three bunnies and a sprinkling of stars from the stamp set on this card and popped up the whole panel on the card front for a bit of dimension.




 Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Bunnies - W00, W1, W3, W5, R20  Stars - Y02, Y15
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Blue & Kraft card stock,  Wendy Vecchi/Studio 490 - Metallic Silver Embossing Paste,  Heidi Swapp - Confetti 6x6 Stencil,  Foam Tape

Thank you again for taking the time to drop by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

You're My Shining Star

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have another card to share using the Upon A Star stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn.

This time I made a starry sky using Light Modeling Paste through the Stars & Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp.

I couldn't get a good picture but I highlighted one of the stars with some Spectrum Noir - Crystal Clear Sparkle pen, so that the background matched the sentiment.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Simon Says Stamp - A2 Card Curved Edge
Inks: Simon Says stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: E08, E13, E15, E50
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Blue and Brown card stock,  Simon Says Stamp - Stars & Dots stencil,  Liquitex - Light Modeling Paste,  Foam Tape, Spectrum Noir - Crystal Clear Sparkle Brush Pen

Thank you for dropping by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Monday, 29 May 2017

Written In The Stars

Hello my friends and welcome back.  If you are in the United States, Happy Memorial Day, I hope you are enjoying your long weekend.

I am back today to share my first card using the new Upon A Star stamp set and matching dies from Lawn Fawn.  It's such an adorable set, I just love all the different constellations.

I borrowed from Lawn Fawn's introduction video and used some distress ink on the edges of the blue and brown card stock to add some darkness and dimension. I am also really happy with how the Unicorn pigment ink from Hero Arts shows up on the blue card stock.

I popped up the hillside and animals using foam tape to add even more dimension to the final card.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star
Dies: Lawn Fawn - Upon A Star,  MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13,  Simon Says Stamp - A2 Card Curved Edge
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Inks - Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Gathered Twigs,  Hero Arts - Unicorn Pigment Ink,  Versfaine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers:  Fox - E08, E13, E15, E50   Rabbit - W00, W1, W3, W5, R20
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Blue and Brown card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

Sunday, 28 May 2017

You're Beary Fun

Hello my friends and welcome back.  It's an absolutely gorgeous day out again and I haven't been doing to much crafting but I did get a chance to make one card, using the new You're Claw-some stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

After I stamped and coloured the images, I fussy cut them and ran a Tuxedo Black Memento pen around the edges to hide any cutting imperfections.

I wasn't quite sure what kind of layout I was going to do and in the end decided to keep it simple and cut some different coloured card stock with the Stitched Rectangles dies from Simon Says Stamp.  I popped up the claw machine on foam tape and only glued down the top of the claw to give the card some extra dimension.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: You're Claw-some
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black
Copic Markers: Bears - E31, E34  Blue - B21, B24, B26  Grey - C00, C1, C3, C5  Glass - Colorless Blender, BG10
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Navy, Coral and Aqua card stock,  Sakura - Black Glaze Pen, Foam Tape, Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope your having a wonderful weekend! Kathy

Friday, 26 May 2017

Pop Up Thanks

Hello my friends and welcome back.  It seems like it's been awhile since I have done any card making.  I even have some new supplies but not much time to play.

Today I have two cards to show you that I made using the Colour Layering Poppy stamp set from Hero Arts and the Many Thanks die-nmaics from MFT Stamps.

I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire recently shared on her blog,  3 Ways: Alphabet & Word Dies and on her YouTube channel, Jennifer McGuire YouTube.

I used my Hampton Art - Stamp Perfect tool to stamp the poppies on two different pieces of card stock, one white and one pink.  I then used one of the Thanks dies from MFT Stamps to cut through the stamped panels and kept everything including the insides of the letters.  I used the same Thanks die to cut three more words from each the pink and white card stock.

I glued all of the pink Thanks together and all of the white Thanks together and inlaid them into the opposite color card stock panels that I had attached to card bases.   I finished up the cards by adding a sprinkling of 4mm Sparkling Clea Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.  I am so happy with how these two cards turned out.






Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - Color Layering Poppy
Dies: MFT Stamps - Many Thanks
Inks: Hero Arts - Bubble Gum,  Pale Tomato,  Red Royal,  Cup O'Joe,  Lime Green
Other: Recollections - 110lb White and Pink card stock,  Pretty Pink Posh - 4mm Sparkling Clear Sequins

Thank you so much for dropping by.  I hope to be back soon with some more creations.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Friday, 19 May 2017

You Are My Sunshine - MFTWSC333

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today is Friday and the beginning of a long weekend here.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we have some good weather too.

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



I took a 5 1/2 " x 4 1/4" piece of heavyweight card stock and cut it into four pieces using the Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps and the Wave die from Sandals die set from The Stamps of Life.  I inked up each section with a different colour of distress ink and inlaid them back together to create the front panel for the card.

I coloured up the cute girl and sandcastle from the Beach Day stamp set from MFT Stamps.  I created the sun using a couple of dies from the Blueprints 13 die-namics.



Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence - Beach Day
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder and Blueprints 13,  The Stamps of Life - Sandal, Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders (For Cloud Masks)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Bathing Suit - YG00, YG03, G14  Swim Ring & Hat - V12, V15, V17  Pail - R02, R05, R08  Sandcastle - E31, E33, E35
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Yellow card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - White Gel Roll Pen,  Foam Tape

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a wonderful rest of your day! Kathy

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mermaid Trio

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have three cards made using the Mermazing stamp set from MFT Stamps.

I tired something different and used some fun colours for the mermaid's hair. I am so in love with these three.


For all three of my cards, I used the technique that Donna Mikasa showed on her blog, 3 Umbrellas.  Instead of using the Post It tape that she used, I used 1 1/2" Painter's tape that I carefully ripped in half to mask off the edges of the card stock panels.

Here is the first card, where the tape was ripped and placed very unevenly.  I think I perfected the technique on the second and third card.




Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Birdie Brown-Mermazing
Dies: MFT Stamps - Blueprints 13
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Salty Ocean, Peacock FeathersMermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers: Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Lime Green Hair - YG0000, YG00, YG03, G14  Purple - V12, V15, V17  Coral - R02, R05, R08  Aqua - BG10, BG11, BG13, BG57 Rock - C00, C1, C3, C5
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Foam Tape,  Nuvo - Morning Dew Crystal Drops,  1 1/2 inch Green Painter's Tape

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you like my cards.  Have a wonderful day! Kathy

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Have A Bright & Sunny Day

Hello and welcome back.  I am sharing my last card, for now, using the Beach Bunnies stamp set and the Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps.





The sand and sea were cut from some heavyweight white card stock, which I then inked up with some distress inks, sprayed with water and blotted up the excess to create the texture.  I used masks created from card stock with the Puffy Cloud Borders dies and Tumbled Glass distress ink for the clouds in the sky. The sun was created using the  Radiating Rays stencil from MFT Stamps and Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.

The bunnies and birds were coloured with Copic markers.  This time I made light tan bunnies instead of the grey in the previous two cards.  I think these bunnies are just so adorable and for some reason when I see the little boy bunny I picture him playing soccer.

I hope you like my finished card.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Gathered Twigs, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade and Mowed Lawn
Copic Markers: Bunnies - E40, E42, E43, R00, R20, BG11, BG13, BG57, R24, R29, R39, Y00, Y06 Birds - B21, B24
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock and 65lb Brown and Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  MFT Stamps - Radiating Rays Stencil,  Foam Tape

Thank you ever so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

You Fill Me With Sunshine

I am back again with another card using the Beach Bunnies stamp set and Beach Scene Builder die-namics from MFT Stamps.

This time I used coloured card stock for the sand and sea as well as the palm tree, which I inked a little bit with distress inks.





Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder,  Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders (For Cloud Masks)
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers. Gathered Twigs and Mowed Lawn,  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Copic Markers: Bunny - W00, W1, W3, R00, R20, BG10, BG11, BG13  Beach Huts - Y00, Y06, B21, B24, B26, R22, R24
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and 65lb Kraft, Aqua, Brown and Lime Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock, Foam Tape

Thank you again for dropping by and have a wonderful day! Kathy

You Are My Happy Place

Hello my friends and welcome back to my little piece of the internet.

I have been having so much fun using my new products from MFT Stamps.  For my first card I used the Beach Bunnies stamp set.  I also borrowed the little sandcastle from their Beach Day stamp set.



I created the sand and sky on the card base by using a couple of different distress inks.  All os the images were coloured with Copic markers and cut out using the Scan N Cut machine.

I just love the little beach huts, they are just so cute.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Beach Bunnies and Pure Innocence-Beach Day
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black,  Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass & Gathered Twigs
Copic Markers: Bunnies - W0, W1, W3, R00, R20, BG10, BG11, BG13, R02, R05  Beach Huts - R22, R24, Y00, Y06, B21, B24, C1  Sandcastle - E31, E35, E37
Other: Recollections - 110lb White card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 110lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by.  I hope you will drop by again to see my next card.

Kathy


Sunday, 14 May 2017

You Brighten My Life

Hello my friends and welcome back.  Today I have a card to share that I made using the Pure Innocence Beach Day stamp set and Beach Scene Builder dies from MFT Stamps.





I stamped out the three images in the set, which include the girl, the sandcastle and the flag cut them out using my ScanNCut and coloured them with Copic markers.

For the background, I cut a piece of heavy weight white card stock with the largest die from the Beach Scene Builder die set.  I inked up the larger of the two pieces it cuts, with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap distress ink and the smaller piece with Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers distress ink. I then sprayed droplets of water onto both pieces and blotted them with some paper towels to add some texture.

For the palm tree, I inked up a scrap of white card stock with Frayed Burlap distress ink and cut out the trunk and coconuts.  I cut the tree top and the three separate leaves out of some lime green card stock and inked the edges with some Mowed Lawn distress ink.  I slightly curved the three individual leaves with my fingers and attached just the base of the leaves to add some more dimension to the palm tree.

I used masks made from card stock and the Puffy Cloud Borders dies from Lawn Fawn and some Broken China Oxide Ink to ink up the clouds in the sky.  I glued everything to the card front and finished the card with a sentiment from the same stamp set.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: MFT Stamps - Pure Innocence-Beach Day
Dies: MFT Stamps - Beach Scene Builder
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Inks - Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Mowed Lawn,  Distress Oxide - Broken China
Copic Markers:  Skin - E11, E33, V15, R22  Bathing Suit and Hat - R02, R05, R08  Hair - E27, E29,  Float Ring - BG11, BG13, BG57  Pail, Flag and Hat Band - V12, V15, V17  Sandcastle - EE31, E35, E37  Details on sand and Palm Tree Trunk - E37
Other: Recollections 100lb White card stock and 65lb Lime Green card stock,  Spectrum Noir - 100lb Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock,  Sakura - White Gelly Roll Pen

Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kathy

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ocean Full of Thanks

Hello my friends and happy Saturday! I hope you are having a good weekend so far.

The other day I received my latest order from Hero Arts which included the May 2017 My Monthly Hero kit and the Reef Border and Frame Fancy Dies.



Here is a close up of everything in the monthly kit.


For my card I used one of the techniques that Jennifer McGuire showed in this YouTube video Magic Stencil Techniques.  This was the first time I used a couple of the Distress Oxide inks and the Waves Stencil from Hero Arts for my ocean background.

Here are a couple of pictures of my finished card.




I used the Reef Border die to cut the design into a white card stock panel and layered that over my ocean background.  I then stamped the greeting from the above stamp set with the Aqua ink included in the kit.  I coloured up one of the mermaids and one of the fish from the kit, with Copic markers, that I stamped and die cut, and added some Sakura - Stardust Gelly Roll pen to add some glitter to the images.  I glued the fish flat to the ocean and popped the mermaid up on foam tape and added a little fallback pearl to her hand.

Below is a list of the supplies I used.

Stamps: Hero Arts - May 2017 My Monthly Hero
Inks: Simon Says Stamp - Intense Black,  Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China and Cracked Pistachio,  Hero Arts - Aqua
Copic Markers:  Skin - E000, E00, BV00, R20  Hair - E21, E27, E279 Aqua - BG11, BG13, BG57  Purple - V12, V15, V17
Other: Recollections 110lb White card stock and Adhesive Flatback Pearls,  Hero Arts - Waves Stencil, Sakura - Stardust Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Tape


Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Kathy