Thursday, August 17, 2017

BIG card

It’s been on my mind to make a multiple stamped sentiment card for quite awhile.  I watched Jennifer Mcquire do this with the MISTI and i tried it with my new Tim Holtz stamping platform but i ended up taking it off and just using an acrylic block. 

This particular layout was featured over on the Unity blog and I liked the curved edge.  I used my Altenew stamps and used a strip of painters tape to cut the images in half.  The ribbon is covering up a black line that somehow got on there.  it happens far too often but i can usually fix it.  This card is for our daughter and it is a 5x 7 size because I had a sticker that size that is all about daughters and i needed a large card to hold that sticker on the inside.

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Camp Create day 2 masking

Using a sheet from my  new MFT Sweet Sunshine paper pack, I chose to use a sentiment stamp over the DP and cut out my MFT large butterfly.

masking was the class today and I used some distress inks and painters tape to get this effect.  The clouds add a spot of bright and draw your eye to the butterfly.  This is another look i like and rarely do.

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Camp Create Part 2 Inlaid

the inlaid look is really a great technique.  I’m not sure why i don’t do it more often.  I think it is especially nice with sentiment dies.  I like to play in Camp Create by MFT because they re-visit a lot of techniques that I just forget about. 

This was fun to make with all MFT dies and stamps.  Though I did to major stamp surgery to the sentiment die to get it to fit on the tag.  I used some metallic gold to make the thimble, needle and  scissors.  You can’t  really see how cute it is in this photo, though.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

scraps ahoy!

IMG_9118 (800x760)The other day I pulled out all these spell binder flower dies i have.  I don’t ever remember even purchasing them.  But wow, they cut and emboss so pretty.  I used distress inks to sponge color on them with the dies still in place.  This entire card is made from scraps.  I just can’t stand to throw them scraps away.  A little splatter with Heidi Swapp glitter spray and it looks professional.  ha ha  The checked piece is designer paper and it looks like a pretty riboon.   I have several more flowers to use that i already sponged.  We’ll see what happens with those.

kind of like it

IMG_9116 (697x800) MFT had a sweet sketch this week but i didn’t get time to play along with them.  I used a loose interpretation of the sketch as i wasn’t going to be able to enter it any way.  I kept the side strip and the main panel.  This dotted piece was sitting on my desk from something i had planned for that didn’t work out.  Using my Penny Black poppies stamp i placed it to stamp a bit onto the panel.  I popped up the panel.  Also added a bit of gesso to the top to give the sentiment a little separation from the designer paper.  It looked a little bare and i dug around and found this ribbon that just ties it all together.  It is all sitting on a linen like piece of light gray cardstock. 

hitting the trend

IMG_9115 (800x656)with all the blogs i’ve been looking at lately i definitely see the current trend is foil.   Foil borders, foil rub ons, foil metallic shards.  This time I thought i would get in on the act before the trend is passe` I don’t have any of the before mentioned products or foil dust or whatever it is but i did still have some foil paper from Christmas.  I die cut both pieces out of black and foil and then used the negative pieces to fill in the mostly foil flower. I got to use my new MFT die cut leaves too.  All in all i love the elegant creation this turned into. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

moving right along

IMG_9113 (672x800)That other card went together so easily I thought I would try another piece of patterened paper and die cuts.  We have a wedding comping up.  I love the look of this paper from the Simon June kit.  It looks like scallops but it’s all one big print.  The hearts are from Tayloered Expression I believe.  MFT label stamps and dies.  Simon’s Wishing sentiment die.

gettin’ the mojo back

IMG_9112 (625x800)it takes a bit to get back into the swing when you  have been gone for about ten days.  I started out simple just to get my fingers moving.  A piece of patterened paper with a large die cut over it and some enamel dots and my creativity started to get warmed up. 

saving money

Another kit not purchased.  I love the new Altenew kit but sometimes a gal just has to say no.  Can I use some of the Design Teams ideas with things I have on  hand?  Absolutely.  Here’s a great example.  This is  a photo of the card Svitlana  on the Altenew team created.  I liked the one on the right. That framed die is what’s pulling at me.  It is so pretty. I thought I had purchased something similar but going through all my dies i couldn’t find it.  Must be on a wish list somewhere. Here is what i did to CASE that card on the right.  I like it just as well.  Mine uses Simon’s flowers from the June card kit, a Spellbinders die and my new MFT label stamps and die.  I used a light gray cardstock and because it is a four and quarter small square card I didn’t think it needed the water colored background.  It satisfies me and I get to keep my $$$.

IMG_9114 (800x800)Altenew New Day Card Kit. Cards by @craftwalks

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

one that got away

Here’s one I made before I left last week.  I just kind of forgot to post it.  It’s Unity stamps and I just love how it turned out.  I love the cuteness of the Unity stamps. 

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back at it

watching the little guys this past week left me ZERO stamping time.  it was such a fun week.  2 1/2 year old twin boys will keep a person busy.  I was sure i lost five pounds but no such luck.  Smile 

It was interesting how long it took me to get the mojo back to begin stamping.  Where, what, which do i start with and since I couldn’t decide I just waited until today and it just started by putting two pieces of scraps together.  The stripe and the checked and then it just came together.  Every once in awhile i like to pull out my Tim Holtz spray tool to make fine mist spatters.

Simon’s Monday Challenge is for Happy Birthday

Word Art Wednesday

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