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

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power Poppy

Trumpet Vine Visitor by Power PoppyGood morning everyone! Today I have a card featuring Trumpet Vine Visitor, the latest digital release from Power Poppy! Happy trails are guaranteed with Power Poppy’s trailing trumpet vine and hummingbird. Whether you start with the composite image of the bird and blooms, or create your own scene digitally with the individual components, this set promises to bring joy! Includes one sentiment and 4 images, all in black and no-line versions.

I decided to feature the hummingbird image and the sentiment. I reversed one of the hummingbirds so the pair together would look like they were dancing in air. After coloring the images, I stenciled the background using Distress Oxides.

That’s all for today! Soak in some inspiration from the Power Poppy blog and be sure you take a look at what the rest of the Instant Gardener team has for you.

Barbara Walker
Broni Holcombe
Nancy Sheads (me!)
Rhea Weigand

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 Solar White 110# & 80#; XPress It Blending Card by Copics; Bazzill Basics in Admiral
Stamp: Trumpet Vine Visitor (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Small Stitch Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Tumbled Glass (*)
Stencil: Cloud Stencil (*) by My Favorite Things
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG07, RV02, RV04, YR 02, C1, C3, B00, B66, BV02

New Class! Purr-Maids featuring Newton’s Nook – September 16 & September 20, 2018 – Photo Scraps

Join me for end of summer dose of Vitamin Sea at Photo Scraps. In this class, we’ll make FOUR cards featuring the Purr-Maids stamp set from Newton’s Nook and products from Tim Holtz, Taylored Expressions, and The Crafters Workshop. All necessary techniques are taught in class. Details are below. Seats are limited, so sign up today! CLASS FEE $32

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Please call Photo Scraps at 410-549-5187 to register.

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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.

  • R20: Blush
  • Y11: Pale Yellow
  • Y15: Cadmium Yellow
  • Y19: Napoli Yellow
  • Y38: Honey
  • BG11: Moon White
  • BG23: Coral Sea (can substituted BG32)
  • BG15: Aqua
  • B00: Frost Blue
  • B02: Robin Egg’s Blue
  • B04: Tahitian Blue
  • B06: Peacock Blue
  • C00: Cool Gray No. 00
  • C1: Cool Gray No. 1
  • C3: Cool Gray No. 3
  • 0: Colorless blender

OTHER SUPPLIES:

  • 3 ink blending tools and clean foam refills (such as Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools / Foam Refills OR Nuvo Blending Sponges)
  • Distress Inks: Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio
  • Uniball Gel Pens in White and Gold
  • 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
  • Foam adhesive squares
  • Tape runner adhesive or double-sided tape.
  • We will be using the following stencils in class. Please bring if you have them:
    • MiniMicrobial by The Crafters Workshop
    • Seashells Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Tropical Fish Stencil by Newton’s Nook
    • Bubbly by Taylored Expressions

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook

Rowhouse Greetings | Purr-maids by Newton's Nook