Tuesday, July 12, 2016

MFT Camp Create

It's time again for the My Favorite Things Camp Create week.
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For the first project, foiling, I created a graduation card.



To create the starry sky background I used Color Burst water color powders after spritzing water color paper with water, once it dryed, I added additional drops of water.  The stars were cut out of Gold Foil Cardstock, using the Die-namics Stacking Stars and Die-namics Pierced Star STAX.   The word 'stars' was cut out with Die-namics Count the Stars, with the first part of the greeting from the stamp set of the same name, and mounted on a dry embossed strip.  

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For the second card, coloring on Kraft, I made a thank you card.


I heat embossed the MFT Scribble Roses in white and colored them all with a white Prisma pencil before coloring them with again with color pencils, the white pencil seems to make the colors brighter.  I added a greeting from the Die-namics Words of Gratitude and white dots made with a gel pen.



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For the third card, Inlaid, I made a birthday card with my new MFT stencil and dies.


I stenciled the balloons with the Big Balloons stencil and inlaid the birthday greeting with the Die-namics Happy Birthday.  The background was dry embossed and I added a paper clip from the Die-namics Office Supplies set.

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The fourth challenge is to use masking on a card, and I also used this week's MFT sketch 289.


I did a lot of masking for my inlaid card of balloons, so for this one I masked off the girl so I could stamp the MFT Linen Background on her hat.  I used the MFT BB Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set and die-namics and colored her with copics and paper pieced her dress.  The background was stamped in Sweet Tooth with the Writing Tablet Background on Kraft. 

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Here's my fifth and final card for MFT Camp Create, create a background for a card.


To create this card, I used the leaf from the MFT Prehistoric Fun set and the acorn from the Forest Fun set, the deer and greeting are also from the Forest Fun set.  I colored the images with white Prisma pencil and then followed that with colored Prismas and some white gel pen dots.  The deer was colored with copic markers.  I cut through my acorn background with a  Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner die-namic and raised that panel with foam tape, then raised a smaller fishtail die-namic that was stamped with the Gingham Background and placed it in the middle with the deer on top, giving it lots of dimension.  The greeting was stamped on a banner from the MFT Blueprints 20.


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Thanks to My Favorite Things for all of the fun challenges!

Blessings,
DJ










My Favorite Things Color Challenge


I'm sneaking in on the My Favorite Things color challenge 48.





I broke out my Flashy Florals stamps and die-namics for a thank you card.  The greeting was created with the Fall Foliage set, and the backgrounds with the Gingham, Fine Check and Notebook Background stamps, all from MFT.  

Supplies: Die-namics (Pierced Fishtail Flags STAX, Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX, Blueprints 8, Flashy Floral), embossing folder, glitter glue, foam tape.

Stamps: Flashy Florals, Gingham BG, Fine Check BG, Notebook BG (all from My Favorite Things stamps)

Blessings, 
DJ



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create- Days 4-5



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Day 4 of the My Favorite Things Camp Create is Die Cutting.


All the cards I make would qualify for a die cutting challenge, I love layers! For this one I happily water colored up this sweet pig and scenery from the MFT Hog Heaven stamp set, cut out with the matching die-namics.  I gave dimension to some of the pieces with foam tape and created designer paper with the MFT Gingham and Bundles of Blossoms background stamps.


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The final challenge is to make a shaker card, I was a bit intimidated, but willing to give it a try!


Once again I chose to use the MFT Hog Heaven stamp set and die-namics, water colored with markers.  I cut out a heart from the stitched fishtail die-namics to create my shaker card.  All of the die cuts were made with MFT die-namics


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Blessings,
DJ






Monday, June 20, 2016

My Favorite Things Camp Create - Days 1-3

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I'm having tons of fun this week participating in MFT's Camp Create, a new challenge each day! The schedule looks like this:

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For my Glitzy Glitter card, I used the MFT Flashy Florals stamps and die-namics.




I dry embossed the peachy paper from the MFT Homespun Gingham paper pack, stamping the card base with the MFT Myrad Dot BG stamp.  I cut out the Flashy Florals with the matching die-namics and inked them with MFT ink pads, adding glitter to the centers.  I gave a few of the flowers dimension with foam tape and added a scalloped border with the MFT Stitched Scallop Edges die-namics.

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For day two, we're creating slider card.  I love these MFT Gnomes and found the perfect one to make a peekaboo card.



I created my own plaid background using the MFT Plaid Background Builder stamps.  I water colored the main scene background and spritzed with water.  I made the slot for the sliding gnome and used the negative die in the background so the slot is less noticable. 


After coloring my images from the MFT You Gnome Me set with copics and cutting them out, I attached an arrow from the Blueprints 28 die-namics to the gnome so that he can jump out and surprise you!  Watch this video from MFT for directions on making a slider card.


All of my favorite details were made with MFT die-namics; 
Matt: Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square 
Grass: Grassy Fields
Sun: Sunny Skies

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One more card today for the Camp Create Water Color challenge.


I used water color paper and cut out my rectangle with the Stitched Rectangle die-namics and covered it with a light water color wash.  The birches are from the Birch Tree die-namics and the critter and greeting are from the MFT Forest Friends stamp set.  I love making my own pattern paper with MFT background stamps and here I used the Harlequin Background and Gingham Background (my all time fav!).


Here's a closeup of my critter, all of the dies used are MFT die-namics.

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That's all for today, but hopefully I can complete all of the challenges and will be back to post them in the next day or two.

Blessings,
DJ

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

You're in my Prayers

I'm participating in the My Favorite Things Sketch.


I made a sympathy card this week using the flower stamps from the MFT May stamping kit, as well as a couple MFT background stamps.

Blessings!
DJ


Monday, April 25, 2016

Thinking of You

I'm playing in a couple challenges today, the Splitcoaststampers color challenge (Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Garden Green, with the dessert of leaves) and the Power Poppy Power & Spark challenge (use three color markers).


For my challenges, I used Stampin Up markers to water color this lovely Power Poppy bouquet with the three color challenge colors.  I love how the markers give so many shades from the same marker! I dry embossed the designer paper and did some distressing and sponging.  The image and sentiment were cut out with Spellbinder dies, and for the leaf dessert, I added a My Favorite Things leafy flourish.

Blessings,
DJ









Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Birthday Tulips

The Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge this week contains Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.



I love purple, so I definitely had to play along with this one!
I heat embossed these lovely Power Poppy tulips and water colored them with Stampin Up markers. The background stamp is by My Favorite Things.  Dessert is to use a die cut, which is an easy one and I added a seam binding bow.
Blessings,
DJ