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.

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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)

My Type by Newton’s Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! The sun has been shining here the past few days and I’m cautiously optimistic that spring is on its way. Although rumor has it that the temperatures are going to plunge next week. 🙁

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my parents lately. At their age, it seems like there are doctor appointments every week, not to mention all the trips to the grocery store, bank, drugstore, etc. necessary to keep their household running. My crafting time has been limited and out of necessity, I’ve had to focus on either designing cards for future classes or preparing materials for upcoming classes. Although I’m already behind on preparing for next month’s classes, I decided to take time today to make a card just for the sake of making one. Not one that I plan on teaching or giving to someone for a special occasion. Just something that I could put together quickly to get the creative mojo flowing.

I looked through my stash of recent purchases and realized that I had a bit of a theme going, having recently purchased both the My Type stamp set by Newton’s Nook and the Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things. So I decided to just go with it.

I worked through my project as follows:

  • Stamp the typewriter image from the My Type set onto Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock with Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs.
  • Add the “Hello” sentiment with Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger.
  • Color the image Copic markers. Upon completion, fussy cut the image and set it aside.
  • Die cut a piece of Neenah 80# cardstock using the largest die in the Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn.
  • Place the Typewriter Text Background stamp face up on your media mat and lightly inked a small area with Amalgam Ink in Warm Glow. Place your die cut card stock on the inked stamp and lightly rubbed the area that you want to be stamped.
  • Select and arrange the desired sentiments from the Sending You stamp set from Honey Bee stamps. Stamp with Versamark ink in Onyx Black and immediately cover with Nuvo Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder. Heat emboss the sentiment.
  • Adhere the typewriter image to the front with foam tape.
  • Adhere the background layer to the card base with foam tape or craft foam to add dimension.
  • Embellish with sequins, enamel dots, Nuvo drops, etc. as desired. Notice my studied attempt to be random!

OK – lots of steps, but it really does come together quickly!

Rowhouse Greetings | My Type by Newton's Nook Designs

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 # & 80#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: My Type by Newton’s Nook Designs; Sending You by Honey Bee Stamps; Typewriter Text Background by My Favorite Things
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Black Jet and Warm Glow by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Archival Ink in Picked Raspberry by Ranger
Dies: Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Nuvo Fine Detail Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios; Dew Drops in Dahlia by Honey Bee Stamps
Copics: BG10, BG15, BG32, C1, C3

Fall Friends & Winter Mishaps

Squished!

Just finished up another class at Photo Scraps. This was actually a make up class for me. I was supposed to teach this one a couple of weeks ago, but the combination of an unexpectedly strong snow/sleet storm and a flat tire while on my way to the class forced a postponement. Although I had a spare  (and plenty of help to change the tire), I didn’t realize that my car has wheel locks and I didn’t have a key.

So I had to call a tow truck – and 6.5 hours later it finally arrived. It was a long day to say the least! But the next day I was back on the road thanks to the service guys at the dealership.

Finally!

So with no further mishaps, we finished up this class for the month. This one was particularly fun because we used the same stencil three different ways. Hopefully this will inspire my students to incorporate stencils into their projects and look towards different ways of using them.

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.

Supplies

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Canson Watercolor 140#
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Dienamics Essential Slanted Sentiment by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber; Delicata by Tsukineko in Golden Glitz
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver; Embossing Powder in White by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Canson Watercolor 140#
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks in Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Honey Dew Drops by Honey Bee Stamps; Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue, Fresh Pear, and Antique Gold
Copics: E000, E00, E31, V20 (skin); YG01, YG03, YG17 (hat, scarf, shirt, socks); BG11, BG23, BG15 (sweater); Y32, Y35, Y38, E31 (pumpkin); BV20 (shadows)

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic
Stamp: Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Birdie Brown Greetings Galore by My Favorite Things
Dies: Dienamics Fall Friends by My Favorite Things; Dienamics Essential Slanted Sentiment by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Inks Fossilized Amber
Stencil: Color Burst Stencil by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: E000, E00, E31, V20 (skin); YG01, YG03, YG17 (sweater); BG11, BG23, BG15 (scarf, shirt, socks); Y32, Y35, Y38 (pumpkin); BV20 (shadows)

New Class – Fall Friends! November 10 & 15, 2017 – Photo Scraps featuring My Favorite Things

Join me at Photo Scraps for a Copic coloring/stenciling class featuring the Fall Friends stamp set from My Favorite Things.  In this workshop, you’ll complete three cards, each utilizing a different stenciling technique. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $34 (includes stencil to be used in class)

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, OR
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Fall Friends by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
COPIC MARKERS: The list below reflects the Copic markers that I will use in class. You can follow along using the same colors OR substitute colors based upon your personal Copic collection. Please bring all your markers to class and make sure your Copics are marked with Washi tape or some other means of identification.

PLEASE NOTE: Markers will NOT be supplied either by me or Photo Scraps. You must bring your own markers to participate in class. If you need markers, please contact Photo Scraps in advance of class. If you wait until class time, you may not be able to purchase the markers you need.

  • BV20: Dull Lavendar
  • V20: Wisteria
  • Y32: Cashmere
  • Y35: Maize
  • Y38: Honey
  • YG01: Green Bice
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG17: Grass Green
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG15: Aqua
  • BG23: Coral Sea
  • E000: Pale Fruit Pink
  • E00: Cotton Pearl
  • E31: Brick Beige
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Palette knife (either metal or plastic)
  • 2 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Inks: Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber
  • iCraft Purple Tape (or other repositionable tape for holding stencil in place)
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)
  • Foam tape squares (such as Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors

OPTIONAL: Please bring a craft mat if you have one (i.e. the Tim Holtz or Tonic glass mats or a non-stick craft mat).

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.

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. Read more.

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)