Spotlight Ink-Blended Die-cutting | Two-For-One Cards | MFT Mermazing

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a fun project featuring spotlight ink blended die-cutting that results in two cards for one! I
created the two cards using MFT Mermaid Tail Background and Mermazing Stamp sets.

MFT Mermazing

To begin, I stamped the background stamp onto a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed
one background with white embossing powder and black embossing powder on the other panel. I reached for my Misti to help
me stamp the background in the same spot on both of my panels.

MFT-Mermazing

MFT Background

Next, I ink blended the white embossed background using Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio
Distress Ink and left the black embossed panel plain.

MFT Background

In order to achieve the spotlight of the stamped background, I arranged both of the panels one on top of the other and die cut a
heart out of the center of both panels. While the second panel did not cut all the way through, by placing it under the panel
previously, the die left an indentation to place the die and cut it through.

Copic Markers Combination

Mermaid Tail: V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Hair: YR15, YR18, R29, R59, E47
Dark Turtle: E30, E23, E25, E29, G28, YG17, YG13, YG01
Mermaid tail: BG49, BG45, BG53
Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57
Light Turtle: E40, E42, E43, E40, G28, YG17, YG13, YG00
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R30, R20

MFT-Mermazing

After coloring and die cutting the images, I added the background panels to a white card base and added the opposite heart die
cut with dimension to highlight the spotlight die-cut. I was able to create two cards at once by using one
background stamp and one die-cut.

I love how the ink blended background perfectly lines up with the black embossed one. I added the stamped sentiment stirps
and added the images to the heart die-cuts and I have two very stunning cards with the effort of one.

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


MFT Sweet Sloths Hanging out with My Favorite Person Card

Happy weekend crafty friends! I wanted to share a sweet little sloth card featuring the MFT Sweet Sloths images
for the current sketch challenge on the MFT blog.

stamped image of sloth

Unfortunately, this set is retired, but with MFT’s Vault releases opening up, you never know, this set might come back.

I began by stamping one of the sloth images onto a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black
dye ink and colored it in with Copic Markers.

Copic Markers Combination

Sloth Body: E29, E39, E35, E33, E31
Sloth Face: E55, E53, E51, E50
Branch: E44, E43, E41
Flowers: Y08, C3, C00, BV01
Leaves: YG17, YG06, YG01
Butterflies: BV08, BV13, BV01
Y17, Y08, Y02, Y00
R89, R85, R81

For the background, I blended Distress Oxide ink in Mermaid Lagoon onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock focusing on
the upper half of the panel. I splattered the panel with water and blotted it dry with a paper towel.

stamped image of sloth

Using a stitched scallop edge frames die, I die cut several pieces of white cardstock so that I can stack them
for a bit of dimension. At this point, I began adhering all of the components to a white card base using
foam tape and liquid adhesive.

stamped image of sloth

Don’t forget to stop by the MFT Sketch Challenge Blog and enter for a chance to win some MFT goodies.

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

A Gem of a ChallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge | Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog | Creative Fingers Challenge | Crafty Friends Challenge | Tuesday Throw-downs | Word Art Wednesday | Creative Moments Challenge | Time Out Challenges | Cuttie Pie Challange |

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MFT Stamps Captivating Mandala | Easy Water-colored Background | Christmas Handmade Card

Hi everyone! It seems that my Christmas cardmaking season is off to a slow start so I thought I’d make a quick and simple
Christmas card to add to my stash.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

For this card, I wanted to create a bright background that would perfectly compliment the Captivating Mandala die
by My Favorite Things. I began this card by painting a bright blue background using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide
ink and Tim Holtz’s watercolor cardstock. I did a little ink smooshing with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink
and let the panel air dry.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

While the background was drying, I die cut the Captivating Mandala four separate times out of white heavyweight cardstock
and stacked them together for thickness. As a final step, my helper (aka my very eager daughter) sprayed the snowflake with
Glitter Dust in Silver for a little sparkle.
After all of the components were dry, I stamped the sentiment and heat set it with red embossing powder and added the
snowflake to the front with a red piece of thread to tie in the sentiment.

A clean and simple Merry Christmas handmade card featuring MFT Captivating Mandala die set against an ink water colored background.

This card was inspired by the current MFT Sketch Challenge # 463 on their blog. Check out the
design teams inspiration projects for this challenge.

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

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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!

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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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

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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!

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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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My Favorite Things Be Mime ~ Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers ~ handmade card

Hey everyone,

I’m starting the week off with a card I made for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Color Challenge.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

I used MFT’s cute little girl from Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp set and stamped her onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink.
I colored the image using my Zig Clean Color Real Watercolor Brush pens.

Colors I used:

Jeans: Persian Blue
Shirt: Wine red and a white gel pen
Skin: Flesh color and shaded with Blush
Hat and shoes: Black
Hair: Mid Brown
Glove: Light Grey

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

To put this card together, I stamped a diagonal stripe on one edge using Hero Arts’ Deep Ocean hybrid ink. I cut a piece of adorable red with white stars patterned paper from Echo Park Birthday Wishes paper pad, and adhered it to an A2 top folding card base. I took a piece of grey cardstock and cut a stitched circle and the sentiment tag. The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set as the image and I stamped it using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink. For final touches to the card, I added a few blue rhinestones from my stash.

MFT Pure Innocence Be Mime stamp colored with Zig Clean Color Real Waterbrush pens and patterned paper handmade card.

That completes my card and my entry for My Favorite Things challenge that they host over on their blog with a new Sketch challenge every week and a new Color challenge every other week.

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

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