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

New Copic Class! Birthday Fishes, August 9 & 11, 2018 at Photo Scraps

Join me for an new Copic class at Photo Scraps where we’ll bask in some Vitamin Sea! In this class, we’ll make three cards featuring the Gill Friend and Beach Bud stamp sets from My Favorite Things and products from the Crafter’s Workshop, Lawn Fawn and Tim Holtz. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $26

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Thursday, August 9, 2018 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 11, 2018 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

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

Rowhouse Greetings | Gill Friends & Beach Buds by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | Gill 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.

  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • R30: Pale Yellowish Pink
  • R32: Peach
  • R35: Coral
  • B000: Pale Porcelain Blue
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin’s Egg Blue
  • YG03: Yellow Green
  • YG06: Yellowish Green
  • YG09: Lettuce Green (can substitute G09)
  • W0: Warm Gray No. 0
  • W1: Warm Gray No. 1
  • 0: Colorless Blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • Foam Blending Tools (I use Nuvo Blending Sponges. Ranger Mini Blending Tools work as well).
  • Wink of Stella in Clear by Kuretake
  • Tape adhesive (I used X-Press It Double Sided Tape).
  • Liquid glue (I used Connect Glue by Gina K Designs. Ranger Multi Medium Matte is suitable as well.)
  • Foam tape squares (I used Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3-D Squares)
  • Scissors
  • We will be using the following stencils and Distress Inks in class. Please bring if you have them:
    • INKS: Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch
    • STENCILS: Mini Microbial by The Crafters Workshop; Crazy Waves by The Crafters Workshop; Cloud Stencil by My Favorite Things

Kiss Kiss featuring Gill Friend by My Favorite Things

Recently, I spent the day designing cards for my August Copic class at Photo Scraps. I was on a roll so I made one more featuring these adorable fish from the Gill Friends stamps set by My Favorite Things. After coloring the fish with Copic markers, I made a quick background using the Full of Heart stencil (also by MFT Stamps) with Distress Inks. Add a little Glossy Accents to make the bubbles shine and a few dew drops for bling and you have a card full of summer love!

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

Paper: Neenah 110# Solar White; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Gill Friend (*) by My Favorite Things Stamps
Dies: Gill Friend Coordinating Dies (*) by My Favorite Things; Small Stitched Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Versafine in Onyx Black; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade and Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Full of Heart by My Favorite Things
Embellishments: Ranger Glossy Accents; Ranger Embossing Powder in Clear, Oceanside Dewdrops by Honey Bee Stamps; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Glaze
Copics: Y11, Y15, Y19, R32, B000, B00, B02, B04

It’s Time for July’s Art du Jour!

Join Kate, Kim, and me next Tuesday, July 17th, for our monthly Art du Jour workshop at The Queen’s Ink! This is your opportunity to add to your greeting card stash and be prepared for any pop-up occasion. Drop in on your lunch hour, or on your way home from work, or come for the whole day (10:30 – 4:30)! At only $3.00 per project, it will be easy to build an entire card “library.” Work at your own pace, choose the styles that fit your taste and needs, and chill out with us…no tools required! Check out this month’s versatile offerings (below), then plan your day at The Queen’s Ink! Here is a peek at the cards on deck for Tuesday. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | One in a Chameleon by Lawn Fawn

Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)
Rowhouse Greetings | The Whole Herd by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things

I just finished up teaching two classes at Photo Scraps with past week, having fun coloring up these adorable images from My Favorite Things. In class, we continued experimenting with Distress Ink backgrounds and stenciling to create scenes for our cards. Details are below.

Be sure you join me next month at Photo Scraps where we’ll exchange rain and shine for cheery garden gnomes!

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 | BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Puddle Jumper by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Twisted Citron, Antique Linen, Faded Jeans
Dies: BB Puddle Jumper Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Fairy Sparkle (Sequins) by 28 Lilac Lane; Nuvo Mica Mist in Nebula Blue and Fresh Pear
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E50, E55, E57 (hair); YG03, YG07, G09 (shirt, pants, umbrella); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); BV20, BV23 (depth)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans, Antique Linen
Dies: BB Rain or Shine Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E41, E43, E44 (hair); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); Y02, Y15, Y19 (pants, umbrella, sun); V20 (depth)
Rowhouse Greetings | BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press It Blending Card by Copics
Stamps: BB Rain or Shine by My Favorite Things
Inks: Black Amalgam by Gina K. Designs; Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Faded Jeans
Dies: BB Rain or Shine Coordinating Dies by My Favorite Things; Scalloped Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Copics:  E000, E00, E21, E93, V20 (skin); E41, E43, E44 (hair); B21, B23, B18 (jacket, boots); Y02, Y15, Y19 (pants, umbrella, sun); B000 (clouds); V20 (depth)