Polkadoodles Half Full | Lil Patch of Crafty Friends | Design Team Project

Today’s blog post is my first post as a design team member for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. I love to play in
crafty design challenges and often submit my cards. I’m so super excited to be on this team and for my first post, I am creating with Polkadoodles Glass Half Full Digital image.

Polkadoodles LTD. Glass Half Full digital image colored with Copic markers combined with MFT SY Scene Builder Stamp and Love and Adore by Simple Stories Paper Pad handmade card.

I printed the digital image onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock and used Copic markers to color in the image
then fussy cut it out with scissors.

Copic color combination

Hair: E50, E53, E33, E35
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R21
Jeans: B18, B16, B14, B12
Shirt: RV34, RV32, RV11, RV00
Lips: RV34, RV00
Eyes: B16, B14, B12, Blender
Socks: W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00, Blender
Flower: RV34, RV11, RV00
Cup: C3, C1, C0
Water: B00, BG000, Blender

Polkadoodles LTD. Glass Half Full digital image colored with Copic markers combined with MFT SY Scene Builder Stamp and Love and Adore by Simple Stories Paper Pad handmade card.

To create the background for the focal point image, I stamped a scenery image with grass hills, bush and clouds so that it’s
partly visible. I used Copic markers to color in the background and adhered it to an A2 sized card base.
To complete this card, I die cut a frame from a piece of pink patterned paper and popped up the frame using fun foam. And finally,
I created a custom sentiment by printing it myself and added it the card.

I hope you will join us for the monthly challenge over on Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge Blog and enter to win a prize.
Be sure to visit our sponsor, Polkadoodles LTD. and check out their shop for some amazingly adorable images.

Polkadoodles LTD.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

This card is entered in the following challenges

Polkadoodles Craft Challenge  | Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | The Paper Shelter Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | A Gem of a ChallengeCrafty Creations Challenge | Crafting with an Attitude | LeAnn’s World 101 | Crafter’s Castle

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable Die Set
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
Recollections White Heavyweight Cardstock
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Embossing Folder Techniques and Save the Crafty You Tuber Video Hop

Hello everyone,

I am so excited to be part of the Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop again, which was put together by the very talented Justine Hovey to discover and celebrate crafters of cardmaking video tutorials!

For my part in this hop, I wanted to share with you a few ways to create backgrounds using embossing folders. I made several examples by applying a variety of techniques to create my projects and today’s focus is fun ways to create with embossing folders.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

To start my cards, I first cut down several pieces of Neenah 110lb. white cardstock to A2 sized panels. This is the cardstock thickness I found embossed with the best results.
For the first card, I simply took one of the panels and embossed it with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studio. To complete this card, I added one image of MFT’s BB Adorable Elephants, a pink heart die-cut with an Outside In Stitched Heart die by Lawn Fawn and the sentiment white heat embossed onto black cardstock.

MFT BB Adorable Elephants stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Garlands Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Elephant C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C1, R22, R20 Flower Y15, Y11, R22, R20

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For the second card, I focused on adding color to the embossed background by ink blending with a very light hand Distress Oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon. The embossing folder I choose for this card perfectly complemented the image of this adorable mermaid by MFT. I added a rectangle frame die cut from red cardstock and completed the card with a sentiment which I white heat embossed on a piece of black cardstock.

MFT BB Mermazing stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Hair E50, E53, E43, E57 Skin E13, E11, E21, E00, E000, R20 Tail BG49, BG43, BG53M BG10, BG000
Sparkling details added with White Gelly Roll Pen

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

For the third card, I applied ink directly to the raised edges of the embossing then placed my white cardstock very carefully and ran it through my Big Shot. The end result is ink impressed into the cardstock for a debossed look.  For this card, I added an action wobbler to the Little Ladies image by Honey Bee Stamps.

Honey Bee Little Ladies stamp colored with Copic Markers and combed with Large Circles Embossing Folder by Carabelle Studios.

Copic Color Combination: Ladybug N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, R29, R27, R24, R22

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

For this card, I tried a variation of the above technique but this time after embossing the white panel, I very lightly applied Versamark ink on the embossed edges then applied a very sparkly gold embossing powder.  I did take a thin paintbrush and wipe off any clumps of embossing powder that was in the open spaces before heat setting it. The images I choose for this background is MFT’s Too Cute.

MFT Too Cute stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder by Echo Park.

Copic Color Combination: Girl Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell G29, G19, G16, G05 Toes N7, N3
Boy Turtle G05, G14, YG05, YG03, YG01 Shell E44, E43, E81, E40

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

And finally, for the last card, I think my most favorite, I embossed a piece of black 110 lb. cardstock then added Perfect Pearls to the raised embossed edges. In order for the powder to stick, I applied Versamark ink this time with a brayer and found that this was easier and less messy than the technique for the previous card. To finish this card, I simply added the Dragon by MFT and stamped the sentiment onto a Copic colored piece of cardstock.

MFT BB Magical Dragons stamp colored with Copic Markers and combined with Textured Impressions Swirls Embossing Folder by Sizzix.

Copic Color Combination: Dragon V06, V04, V01, V000, BG34, G00, G000 Cloud B00, BG000, BG0000, Blender

In the video tutorial below, I’ll walk you through some techniques I used for creating the backgrounds and finishing the cards.
This is a collaborative video hop on our YouTube Channels intended to help us reach our goals of increasing subscribers, audience, views and introducing other less known crafters to the community. There are a ton of prizes along the way, and on my channel, I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com, which I will pick from the comments left on MY VIDEO. All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below each video to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! You never know when you’ll discover your next favorite YouTuber!

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey of creating and sharing handmade cards. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
MFT BB Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
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MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set
MFT BB Mermazing Stamp Set
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MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
MFT BB Mermazing Die-namics Set
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MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
MFT BB Magical Dragons Stamp Set
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Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Little Ladies Stamp Set
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Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
Honey Bee Stamps Love Bug Sentiments Stamp Set
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Garlands Embossing Folder
Garlands Embossing Folder
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Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Scales Embossing Folder
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Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
Echo Park Mermaid Bubbles Embossing Folder
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Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
Carabelle Studio Large Circles Embossing Folder
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Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
Sizzix Swirls #4 Embossing Folder
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Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
Lawn Fawn Outside in Stitched Hearts Stackable Die
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Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
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Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
Lawn Fawn Extra Sentiment Banner Die
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Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
Kat Scrappiness Stitched Sentiment Strip Dies
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MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Slanted Sentiment Strips
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Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies
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Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
Scrapbook.com Premium Dye Ink in Black
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Action Wobbler - Mini
Action Wobbler – Mini
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Versamark Ink pad
Versamark Ink pad
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White
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Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
Nuvo Clear Embossing Powder
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Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment Aged Patina
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Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
Lawn Fawn Cardstock Black Licorice Pack
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Pay it Forward Prize Hop | MFT Beach Bunnies | Copic Markers

Hello everyone,

Today I am participating in a video hop called “Pay it Forward Prize Hop” with a giveaway. Each participant is independently offering a prize on their channel for the prize hop.

For this hop all the participants are creating projects with a red, white and blue theme and my card features the MFT Beach Bunnies in red, white and blue!

MFT Beach Bunnies stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides Ink background die cut with MFT Die-namics Collage Cover-up summer inspired handmade card.

The layout of the card is based on MFT Sketch Challenge # 391 using the collage cover-up die.

After stamping all the images onto Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock, I colored them using Copic Markers in the following color combinations.

Bunnies: W2, W1, W00 and 0
Ears: R21, R20 and R000
Red pieces: R29, R27 and R24
Blue pieces: B29, B26 and b24
Cone: E15, E13 and E11

MFT Beach Bunnies stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides Ink background die cut with MFT Die-namics Collage Cover-up summer inspired handmade card.

 

For my stop on the video hop, I am offering a $35 gift certificate to Scrapbook.com for one lucky subscriber to my YouTube channel. The process video linked below will take you to the video hop as well as complete requirements on how to enter the giveaway.

 

Good luck and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

MFT Beach Bunnies Stamp Set
MFT Beach Bunnies Stamp Set
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MFT Beach Bunnies Die-namics
MFT Beach Bunnies Die-namics
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MFT Die-namics Collage Cover-up
MFT Die-namics Collage Cover-up
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MFT Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
MFT Die-namics Stitched Sentiment Strips
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Blueprint Sketch
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Blueprint Sketch
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Candied Apple
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Candied Apple
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Bristol Smooth cardstock
Bristol Smooth cardstock
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Double Sided Adhesive Rolls 1/2
Double Sided Adhesive Rolls 1/2″ x 30 Yards
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3M Foam tape
3M Foam tape
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3L Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
3L Scrapbook Adhesive 3D Foam Squares
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My Favorite Things Town Bear ~ Copic Markers ~ Distress Oxide Ink ~ Birthday Card

Hello everyone,

I am again participating in the MFT Sketch Challenge #375 and MFT Color Challenge #89 with this card featuring the adorable bear from the Town Bear stamp set.

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

To begin, I stamped the images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and cut them using my ScanNCut 2.

I colored the images with Copic markers with the following color combinations:

Bear – snout: E53,E51 and E50
nose: E49, E59 and E57
ears: R11 and E01
body: E59, E57 and E55
shirt: YR18, YR07 and YR04
Trees: YG25, YG01, YG17 on the leaves! Tree trunks: E59 and E57
House: Y15, Y13, YR07, YR04, BG07, BG05, BG02 and BG000

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

To create a little scene on the main panel, I used MFT’s Cloud Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink to create the sky and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink to create the hill by blending the ink with an ink blending tool onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock.
After completing the ink blending, I die cut the panels using a die from MFT’S Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax set and MFT’S Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edge 2 Dies for the hill.

My Favorite Things Town Bear stamp colored with Copic Markers and Distress ink backgrounds Birthday handmade card.

After stamping the sentiment, I added all of the images either directly onto the panel or with a little foam tape for dimension. Working on the card base, I adhered a panel of green gingham from Doodlebug Designs 6×6 Gingham-linen Rainbow Petite Prints paper pad to an A2 sized card base and added the main panel using craft foam. I added a few flower enamel stickers from Doodlebug Design Shape Sprinkles Tiny Flowers to complete this card.

As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Below you will find links to the supplies used to create this card. Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

 

ScanNCut 2
ScanNCut 2
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My Favorite Things Town Bear Stamp Set
My Favorite Things Town Bear Stamp Set
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Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock
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Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock - 25 pack
Neenah Solar White 80lb. cardstock – 25 pack
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil
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Hallmark Scrapbook and Crafts
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Peacock Feathers
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Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
Distress Oxide Ink Pad in Twisted Citron
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
Mini Ink Blending Tool Replacement Pads
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set
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MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die
MFT Die-Namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die
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Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Gingham-linen Petite 6x6 Paper Pad
Doodlebug Designs Rainbow Gingham-linen Petite 6×6 Paper Pad
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Doodlebug Designs Tiny Flowers Shape Sprinklers
Doodlebug Designs Tiny Flowers Shape Sprinklers
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Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
Misti Stamping Tool (Mini)
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3M Foam tape
3M Foam tape
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MFT Birthday Bears ~ Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker ~ Birthday card

Hey everyone,

I’m again participating in the MFT Sketch Challenge # 368 and MFT Color Challenge # 85 over on their blog, follow the links for more information. My card features the adorable bear from the Birthday Bears stamp set on this cute birthday card.

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

I first stamped all of the images using VersaFine Onyx Black ink onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and colored all of the images using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

The color combinations I used:

Bear: 062 Dark brown and 065 Mid brown
Banner: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Balloons: 070 Orange, 032 Persian blue and 022 Carmine red
Present: 070 Orange and 022 Carmine red

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and patterned paper handmade birthday card.

To put this card together, I followed the sketch provided by the challenge. I used a piece of banana colored cardstock for the base of the card and a polka dot piece of patterned paper from My Favorite Things Fun & Frolic paper pad.
I added all of my images either flat on the panel or with some foam adhesive for dimension. And that will complete this birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Supplies used
Compensated affiliate links used at no additional cost to you. Thanks for your support!

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears stamp set
MFT Peek-a-boo Circle Windows die-namics
MFT Fun & Frolic 6 x 6 Paper Pack

My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Die-namics
My Favorite Things Birthday Bears Die-namics
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Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
Strathmore Watercolor Paper pad
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Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
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My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals ~ Copic Colored ~ Distress Oxides Background ~ Christmas Card

Hey everyone,

This weeks’ card is inspired by MFT’s Color Challenge # 82, and the card I made using MFT’s Polar Bear Pals. Personally, I love polar bears and I think they are one of the most majestic wild animals on this earth.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

I started by ink blending a piece of watercolor paper using Distress Oxides Ink in Salty Ocean to create the background and die cut the panel using MFT’s Stitched Rectangle Stax’s.
The various polar bear images were stamped onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 80 lb. cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. I am still learning to pair my combinations and blending but I think these images did not turn out too bad.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

 

Working on the snow banks, I used a piece of white glittered cardstock and die cut the banks using MFT’s Stitched Basic Edges 2. I adhered those pieces to the card base and added my images with some foam tape for dimension.

My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals stamp set colored with Copic Markers and Distress Oxides ink backgrounds handmade Christmas card.

All there was left to do to complete this card was stamp the sentiment and add some falling snow using 3D Puffy paint. In hindsight, I would have chosen a different sentiment and maybe even heat embossed it with white embossing powder. And my falling white snow has now taken on a bluish tint from the background. And lastly, I will be very happy to finish using up the glitter paper, as it flakes terribly. Although I am happy with the design of my card, some components not so much and will note to self for future!

The inspiration for this card is MFT’s Color Challenge # 82

That’s it for me for now, as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

 

MFT Pure Innocence Happy Banner~Copic Colored~Birthday Card~Color Challenge 78

Hey everyone,

Today’s card is inspired by the My Favorite Things’ Color Challenge 78, and I made this one for a very special upcoming birthday.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner colored with Copic Markers in combination with patterned paper handmade birthday card.

I started by stamping my image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir Ultra smooth cardstock and colored it using Copic Markers.

Dress/Socks: Y11, Y13, and Y17
Banner/Bow: R22, R24 and R27
Shoes: B34 and B39
Hair: Y21, E33 and E47
Skin: E000, E30, E11 and R20

Working on the card base, I cut a polka dot piece of patterned paper down to 4”x 5.25” and rounded the corners with a punch. I adhered the polka dot panel to a cream colored A2 sized card base.

My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner colored with Copic Markers in combination with patterned paper handmade birthday card.

Taking the same cream colored cardstock, I die cut a circle and a frame from blue cardstock attaching them together and adding a piece of fun foam for dimension.

To complete this card, I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed it using blue embossing powder.

And that completes the card which I am also entering into the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge Sketch 353.

As always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Supplies used
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3M Foam tape
3M Foam tape
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Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
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My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner Die Set
My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Happy Banner Die Set
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Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
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Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Rectangle Infinity Dies
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Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock
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MFT Sweet Sloth ~ Birthday card ~ Copic Colored ~ MFT Sketch Challenge

Hey everyone,

I used this cute little sloth to create a card for my entry in MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge-Sketch 346 for this week.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

I started by stamping all of my images from MFT’s Sweet Sloths stamp set onto a piece of Spectrum Noir paper using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I used both of the clouds, one of the flower images and of course the sweet little sloth.
Using my Copic markers, I colored all of the images using the following combinations:
Sloth and tree: E42, E43, E44 and E47
In the tree branch, I added more of the E47 for a darker look
Leaves: YG11, YG13 and YG17
Small flowers: C1 and Y19
Large flower: Y19, RV11, RV14 and RV17
Cloud: BG0000 and B00

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Next, I did a little ink smooshing using Distress Ink in Twisted Citron onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and die cut it using a stitched circle die.

Working on the large panel, I used a piece of patterned paper from American Crafts Everyday paper pad collection and a Stitched Rounded Rectangle Dies from Pink and Main, which I wrapped a piece of black and white twine and adhered it to a top folding A2 size card base.

MFT Sweet Sloth birthday card colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To complete this card, I layered the circle on top of the panel and arranged all my images using foam squares for some added dimension. I used a sentiment from the stamp set, which I heat embossed onto a piece of black cardstock and white embossing powder. Adding a few pieces of sequence and some shimmer from Wink of Stella glitter pen for a little sparkle finished the card. As always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

PicMonkey Photo editing made of win

Supplies used
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MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute~ Sketch Challenge 345~ Copic colored card

Hey everyone,

I’m back this week with an overdue post and an absolutely overdue time to myself to craft. It’s been a busy couple of weeks getting the kids back to school but they are finally starting with their regular schedule and I can get back to my craft time.

This week I wanted to start off with a card I made to participate in the MFT Sketch Challenge 345. For me, this particular sketch just begged to be made as a shaker card and I did just that (even though I’m still a bit intimidated by creating shaker cards).

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To start, I stamped the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Tutu Cute image onto a piece of Spectrum Noir cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, since it is a Copic friendly ink.

Copic colors I used to color my image:

Skin: E50, E51, and E53
Hair: E23, E25 and E29
Tutu and shoes: RV32 and RV34
Belt: C1, C3 and C5

I then added some shimmer to her dress and shoes and thought I would be fancy and use my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in Pink Champagne, which changed the color of my image. That was not the intended action but it was fine. There is no starting over!

Next, I worked on the shaker window by first taking a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and ink blending with Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I added a few sprays of Sheer Shimmer Spritz to activate and dabbed it with a paper towel.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

Working on the top panel, I took a piece of white cardstock cut down to 4.25” x 5.5” and stamped My Favorite Things’ Star Celebration background with Altenew Rose Quartz dye ink. I cut a strip of American Crafts’ Dots & Stripes paper and adhered it to the star panel.

Taking a circle die, I cut the center out where the shaker would fit, creating the nested look for the shaker. However, this was an afterthought and there was some minor surgery to get the shaker to fit.

MFT Pure Innocence Tutu Cute stamp colored with Copic markers and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I created a background for the shaker with a cloud stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I know that it’s not a realistic cloud scene but blue just did not fit here. So we have pink clouds and that’s ok. I adhered the rest of the pieces onto the panel, added a sentiment and finished off the card with a few pieces of Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Confetti Mix.

I hope you enjoy this softer looking card as I don’t tend to make too many of these and as always thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

P.S. I edit all my projects using Pic Monkey, which allows me to crop my images, add effects, adjust exposures, sharpen colors, minor touch up and add my watermark. Click here for more information

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MFT Roses All Over ~ Gansai Tambi Water colored ~ Celebrate Card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with this very bright and bold card as my entry for the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge that they host on their blog each week.

 

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

 

Using My Favorite Things’ Roses All over background stamp, I stamped the image onto a piece of Canson XL Watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat embossed the image with Rangers Gold Super Fine embossing powder.

I knew I wanted to use watercolors on this card so I got my Gansai Tambi Watercolors out that I received for my birthday a couple of months ago.
Working on one rose at a time, I added a little water and added my color loosely on parts of the petals, taking care not to cover the entire rose. Then, using a waterbrush I dispersed a bit of water around the rose.
Continuing on, I colored each rose individually by adding color and adding water. The colors I used for this background were number 35 (Carmine red) and number 36 (Wine red).

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

I die cut the panel using MFT’s Stitched Scallop Basic Edge die and I die cut a square out of the middle (keeping my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong – whew!).
To put my card together, I adhered the water colored panel to a black cardstock base, added a mat and adhered the water colored square on top with some foam tape for added dimension.
To finish the card, I added a sentiment from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Heart Bouquet stamp and cut it using My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strip.
I really love using black, red and gold color combinations and I think this card turned out better than I envisioned in my head.

My Favorite Things Roses all over Background stamp colored with Gansai Tambi Watercolors with gold embossing handmade card.

This is my completed card for the MFT Sketch Challenge and as always, thanks for stopping by, until next time….sprinkle a little creativity on your day!

 

 

 

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