Friday, February 23

June flowers...

Decided to use two if the MFT challenges for my June cards that I send out multiples.

The base card is white card stock that I placed in my Misti with MFT Stamp's "etched flower" background stamp.
Using Distress ink mini pads in spun sugar, barn door and tumbled glass I inked up the stamp and stamped the card front.
Using MFT Die-namics "Inside & Out Stitched Circle" die I cut out a circle from black card stock that I had trimmed to match the piece on the sketch to go over the base card front.
Using a strip of white card stock I stamped the verse from MFT Stamps "All Occasion Sentiments" with MFT extreme black ink.
AFter applying the verse strip to the card front I finished off with Nuvo ebony black drops.

Wednesday, February 21


So hubby comes home from breakfast with his two Veteran buddies and asks me to make a card for the one who bought breakfast this morning.
This lead me to find out what he had and what the gentleman was like...
He had bacon, coffee and he wears an aqua baseball cap with the number 91 on it.

Once I found this challenge I was on my way.
The base card is white card stock with a layer of black cards stock.
Using the Paper Smooches set "Noggin Toppers" I stamped the cap with StazOn jet black ink on a piece of white card stock and also a post-it note to make a mask.
After placing the mask on the piece I stamped the bacon from Paper Smooches "Calorie Free" set with Distress fired brick ink.
I removed the mask and wrote the number 91 onto the hat before coloring it with an aqua Prisma pencil.
The verse from Paper Smooches "Uplifters" was stamped with the same StazOn.
Then I dug through my googly eyes and glued two onto the bacon.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the cup from Paper Smooches "Healthy Vibes" and colored it with Prisma pencils before cutting it out and applying it to the card front.

Happy accidents...

This little guy is a card for my friend the artist's birthday.

The base card is white card stock and I cut it down to a smaller card.
The easel and flooring I stenciled by cutting some card stock and sponging with Distress inks.
On another piece of white card stock I stamped the trees and guy from Kindred Stamps "Happy Accidents" using Adirondack espresso ink and coloring them with Prisma pencils before trimming them out.
They were applied to the card front with glue dots.
The verse from the same set was stamped with the Adirondack ink.


Having worked in the library system for years I have a bunch of friends that did as well.
This card is for one of those ladies!
The card is cream card stock with a cat image and verse from Newton's Nook Designs "Newton's Book Club" set stamped with StazOn timber brown ink.
The coloring is done with Prisma pencils.
The "rug" was made by masking Newton and his book, then masking a strip over him and sponging two colors of Distress green inks.

Autumn anniversary...

Once again I am trying to get cads done ahead of time so this color combo may not look appropriate for now but it is for an Autumn anniversary.
My son and d-i-l have an October anniversary.

The background is the piece with the Tim Holtz alcohol inks (terracotta, lettuce and caramel), on glossy card stock, smeared with wool felt and alcohol.
Once it was dry I ran it through the BigKick with one of the dies from Sizzix Tim Holtz "Mixed Media" die set.
The base card is cream card stock with a layer of rust card stock then a layer of cream card stock before applying the background piece.
The leaves are cream skeleton leaves and I applied them with dots of glue.
Back to the BigKick with the Sizzix Tim Holtz "Celebration Words:Script" set for the anniversary wishes I cut out one in cream and one in rust card stocks.
I applied the cream words first them trimmed the rust to apply where the words ran over the cream card stock layer.
To finish I applied Nuvo buttermilk Crystal Drops.