MFT Superstar Challenge – Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with a card that I created for entry into the My Favorite Things 2019 Card Design Superstar in the Clean & Simple Genius category. I decided to use the Recipe for Happiness stamp set by My Favorite Things. I love the chef in this stamp set and decided that it was time to feature him on a card!

I started by selecting one of the multi-colored striped papers from the Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack from My Favorite Things so that I would have a working color scheme. I added a two toned patterned paper from the Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things and a solid card stock from Bazzill. I trimmed the paper into blocks to form an simple mosaic measuring roughly 4 in. x 3.5 in. After laying out the background patterned, I decided that it needed one more element, so I cut a small polka dot banner flag from a sheet in the Party Patterns pack.

I colored the image using Copic markers (listed below). I used warm grays for the chef’s coat and hat, but added E30 to brighten the color and adjust it to coordinate with the skin tones. I pulled other colors from the patterned card stock for the pants, scarf and bowl to tie all the colors together. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom of the card using Versafine ink.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110; Hammermill Color Copy 100#; Party Patterns 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Sweet Celebrations 6×6 Paper Pack by My Favorite Things; Bazzill Cardstock in Vibrant Blue
Stamp: Recipe for Happiness by My Favorite Things
Ink: Amalgam Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs
Copics: E50, E51, E11, E04 (skin); W1, W3, W5, E30 (hat and coat); B91, B93, B95 (pants); RV55, RV63, RV66 (scarf)

Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

WELCOME BACK! I’m here today with a card destined for my sister-in-law whose birthday is this weekend. My card features the Oh My Whiskers and Purrrfect Sentiments stamp sets, both from Honey Bee Stamps.

To be honest, I was not feeling very crafty when I set out to make this. I spent a couple of hours on Pinterest hoping to get some inspiration, but as usual, I got overwhelmed and ending up pinning crock pot recipes. So if you’re looking for a good recipe for slow cooker Mongolian Beef, I found one!

At any rate, I finally looked through my stash of stamps and found that I couldn’t resist the kittens in the Oh My Whiskers set. Using a Misti, I stamped in the images using the new Amalgam Ink in Obsidian from Gina K. Designs. The stamped images are dark and crisp, making this ink one of my favorites for stamping. After coloring the images, I stamped the sentiment from Purrrfect Sentiments with Versafine and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

For the inside, I stamped another image from the Oh My Whiskers set using Ranger Archival Ink in Shadow Gray, stamping another sentiment from Purrrfect Sentiments on top with Versafine followed by clear embossing powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps

I’m entering this in the Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #36 – Anything Goes.

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Digital Color Copy 100#
Stamps: Oh My Whiskers by Honey Bee Stamps; Purrrfect Sentiments by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgan Ink in Obsidian by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Clear by Ranger
Copics: R24, R35, R46 (boots); W0, W01, W03 (cat combo 1); C0, C1, C3 (cat combo 3); Y15, 19, R24 (flowers); G43, G46 (leaves); B63, Y19, R24 (butterfly); YG21, G40, G43, G46 (grass)

Better With You by Gina K Designs

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with a simple card that I put together for the April 2019 Monthly Mix Challenge over at Gina K Designs. Designing this card was a bit of a challenge for me because I don’t have many stamp sets from Gina K Designs. Luckily, the theme this month is ombre ink blending. I have plenty of ink pads so I just played to the strengths of my existing stash.

Rowhouse Greetings | Better With You by Gina K. Designs

For my project, I started by ink blending the edges of my card base with dye inks in Sea Glass and Blue Lagoon. Next, I die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock and stenciled the background using the Square Mandala Stencil and the same dye inks. Once the ink was dry, I stamped the image using Versafine ink and then quickly heat set it with embossing powder. I added a few crystal jewels for some bling!

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#
Stamp: Better With You by Gina K. Designs
Inks: Premium Dye Inks in Blue Lagoon and Sea Glass by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Microfine Embossing Powder in Clear; Sparking Clear Jewels by Pretty Pink Posh

Just Because

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! We had beautiful weather for Easter Sunday – bright and sunny with a light breeze. We spent the day with my parents. I picked up carry out from Outback Steakhouse and then we spent the day putting together puzzles and playing games. Carryout for Easter dinner would have been sacrilegious in my family in the past, but this way, we all got to enjoy the day with no one stuck in the the kitchen preparing a big meal.

As you can see, I’m still in love the bees from Honey Bee Stamps. This simple idea popped into my head, in part inspired by the “think pink” theme for Buzzworthy Challenge still going on until the end of the month. I masked off a vertical stripe on my card and stenciled the cloud pattern with distress inks. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine in and heat set it with clear embossing powder. I added the bees as well as a slightly studied but still mostly random selection of dew drop embellishments.

Rowhouse Greetings | Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# & 110#; Digital Cover Cardstock 100# by Hammermill
Stamps: Busy Bees by Honey Bee Stamps; Bee Hive by Honey Bee Stamps; Because by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Spun Sugar by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Dies: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Wink of Stella in Clear by Zig; Dew Drops in Dahlia (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, C3, C5, C7, B0000, BG10

Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE! I got a late start on posting today’s project. I had to dash off to the dealership because the service light came on in the car. Luckily it was just a warning that it was time for an oil change and some other mileage related maintenance. I squeezed in a little shopping and a lunch out before heading back home and finishing up my card.

Today’s card is my entry for Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #27. In case you couldn’t guess, the theme is pink! At first, I was tempted to throw everything pink in my stash at this card – inks, embossing powder, cardstock, embellishments, Copics, embellishment mousse – but decided to dial back my Barbie pink enthusiasm and just make a few choice selections!

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

I had some soft pink cardstock in my stash so I used it as a neutral background and built from there. I knew that I would use the Spring Blossoms stamp set so I let the flowers take front and center and made everything else (i.e. stencil, sentiments and embellishments) complement the flowers rather than compete with them.

Rowhouse Greetings | Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps

Hope you got some inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you again soon!

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) . I never share a product I do not like. All opinions are my own. Read more.

Where available I use compensated affiliate links, meaning that at no cost to you I receive a commission if you click through and make a purchase. I use this money to support my blog. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much! Read more.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 80# and 110#; Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Spectrum Noir; Cardstock in Cotton by Simon Says Stamp
Stamps: Spring Blossoms by Honey Bee Stamps; Smile by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Ink in Pumice Stone by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Stencil: Squares Small by Ranger – Dyan Reaveley Dylusions
Dies: Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Dahlia Dew Drops (retired) by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Wink of Stella by Zig
Copics: RV10, RV11, RV14, Y15, Y19 (flowers); G20, G21, G24, G46 (leaves)