2018 Card Design Superstar – Clean and Simple

Good afternoon! I had a design idea bouncing around in my head this morning so I decided to create a second card for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m posting this project in the category for Clean and Simple Genius.

Rowhouse Greetings | Gnome Me by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

For this project, I chose one of the images from the Gnome Me stamp set which I paired with a retired MFT die and a sentiment from MFT’s Aim for the Clouds stamps set. The second die used for the yellow strip is one that I received as a free gift from MFT for placing an order last month. I added a few dew drops from Honey Bee Stamps – this is my new favorite embellishment!

This will be my last post of the day (promise!). There’s a basket of laundry calling my name and I have to get ready for my class tomorrow at Queen’s Ink so time to put crafting aside for now.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Basics in Mexican Poppy and Devil Red; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Aim for the Clouds by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Dies: Die-namics You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things; Die-namics Friend [retired] by My Favorite Things; Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E97, BV20 (skin); C00, C1 C3 (beard); R32, R35, R39, R46 (hat); B18, B24, (pants); V20, 0 (shirt); Y19 (buttons); T6 (suspenders & boots); B18, B21, B24 (flower pot); B01, BV01, YG07, YG09, RV63, Y19 (flowers)

 

2018 Card Design Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Happy Monday! Today I’m posting my entry for the 2018 Card Design Superstar Contest at My Favorite Things. I’m entering this project in the category for Coloring Virtuoso.

Over the past few months, I’ve been incorporating stencils into my card designs. The Cloud Stencil from MFT Stamps is one of my favorites and I’ve used it in other projects. To create the background, I blended Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint and Twisted Citron, adding  a little Antique Linen to help make the transition between the land and sky. I stenciled the clouds with Tumbled Glass, turning the stencil to add variety to the cloud formations. When I got to the top of the card, I lightly blended Faded Jeans over the top clouds to make the sky appear a bit stormy.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I decided to use BB Puddle Jumper as the main image. I’ve colored this one before so I felt confident that I could pull the central image together quickly. For the sentiment, I grabbed a retired stamp set out of my stash – I Love You More by MFT Stamps. I wanted a sentiment that had some impact, but would not cover up the stenciled clouds. I used Brutus Monroe embossing ink and Gilded embossing powder to add a little sunshine to my design. I added one of the ducklings from BB Rain or Shine to balance out the design.

That’s all for now! Hope I’ve inspired you to pick up your markers and color today. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things; BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things; I Love You More [retired] by My Favorite Things
Dies: Die-namics BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink; Ranger Distress Oxides in Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans
Stencil: Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Gilded by Brutus Monroe; Fairy Sparkle Sequins by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E11, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); B91, B93, B95, B97 (jacket & boots); Y11, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG07 (umbrella); Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR04 (duckling)

Join Me TOMORROW for Demo Day at Photo Scraps!

Don’t forget – I’ll be at Photo Scraps tomorrow for Demo Day! I’ll have the two cards shown below and there will also be a variety of other cards and layouts to choose. Just drop in anytime after 11:00 and create as many projects you want. Please remember to bring your own tape runner or other adhesive of choice to Demo Day.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Geometric Stars by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: N5, R00, R01, R02
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*) by Spectrum Noir
Stamp: The Whole Herd (*) by My Favorite Things
Die: Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; The Whole Herd Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black; Distress Oxides in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Mixed Berry (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: R00, R01, R02

Gill Friends and Beach Buds by My Favorite Things

Good morning friends! I recently finished up another series of classes at Photo Scraps where we created three cards featuring the Gill Friends and Beach Buds stamp sets from My Favorite Things. Supplies are listed below. Lots of good fun as we explored creating a box card as well as stenciling backgrounds and ink blending with Distress Oxides.

Mark your calendars! We just set the dates for my September classes at Photo Scraps. Once again, there will be two dates available: Sunday, September 16th and Thursday, September 20th. I haven’t decided what we’ll be doing yet – maybe some Newton’s Nook or perhaps I’ll pull some House Mouse stamps out of my stash. Who knows?

Stay tuned!

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Gill Friends & Beach Buds by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock (*); Seafarer Ten (*) by Authentique; Kaisercard Cardstock in Ocean
Stamps: Beach Buds (*) by My Favorite Things; Gill Friends (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxide in Antique Linen
Dies: Scalloped Box Card Pop-Up (*) by Lawn Fawn; Beach Buds Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Gill Friends Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Clouds (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics:  R30, R32, R35 (reds); Y11, Y15, Y19 (yellows); B000, B00, B02 (blues); YG03, YG06, YG09 (greens); W0, W1 (grays)
Rowhouse Greetings | Gill Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock  (*)
Stamps: Beach Buds (*) by My Favorite Things; Gill Friends (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxide in Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch
Dies: Beach Buds Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Gill Friends Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Crazy Waves by The Crafters Workshop
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (*) by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics:   Y11, Y15, Y19, R32 (oranges); B000, B00, B02 (blues); YG03, YG06, YG09 (greens)
Rowhouse Greetings | Gill Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps) Paper: Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock  (*)
Stamps
: Gill Friends (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam (*) by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black; Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass
Dies: Gill Friends Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Mini Microbial by The Crafters Workshop
Embellishments: Ocean Blue Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; Wink of Stella in Clear
Copics:   R30, R32, R35 (reds); Y11, Y15, Y19 (yellows)

Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things

Had another fun Saturday at Photo Scraps for Demo Day. I was surprised (and pleased) to see so many turn out for the day’s event, especially since the weather was so bad. But a good time was had by all and I actually ran out of card kits for the first card featured below.  The crab was a big hit. After all, this is Maryland!

You’re probably tired of hearing me say this, but these cards really are quick and easy to put together. I relied on die cuts and a stencil to create the backgrounds and added a couple of images from the Just BeClaws stamp set by My Favorite Things.

As I write this on Monday night, it’s still pouring rain – over 4 inches of rain in the past 24 hours, flash flood warnings, and more rain to come – so a couple of sunshine themed cards are hopefully predictors of sunny days ahead.

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer for free or at a discount. All other items were personally purchased. Read more.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine Shaker (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Inks: Versafine by Tsukineko in Onyx Black
Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents (eyes)
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, B01, B01, B05 (umbrella); R22, R24 (crab)
Rowhouse Greetings | Just BeClaws by My Favorite Things Stamps (MFT Stamps) Stamps: Just BeClaws (*) by My Favorite Things; Full of Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things
Dies: Just BeClaws Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Sunshine (*) by My Favorite Things; Cloud Shaker Window & Frame by My Favorite Things
Stencil: Sun Ray by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: B000, Y35