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)

New Class! Hello & Hugs – Photo Scraps

Join me for a new workshop where we will be playing with embossing powder and ink blending to create quick and easy cards. In this class, you will create five backgrounds using various techniques that you can transform into lovely greeting cards with the addition of sentiments and die cuts from Poppy Stamps. Seats are limited – sign up today! CLASS FEE $29

Photo Scraps
1213 Liberty Road | Eldersburg, MD 21784
phone: 410-549-5187 | web: http://photoscraps.blogspot.com
Sunday, September 15, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

Bring to Class

  • Waterbrush (filled with water)
  • One disposable ink blender (such as Ranger Ink Blending Tools). Do not use a blending brush.
  • Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes  
  • Scissors
  • Foam Squares (such as Gina K. Designs Foam Squares or Scrapbook Adhesives 3-D Squares)
  • Tape runner
  • Liquid glue that dries clear (such as Connect Glue by Gina K. Designs or Ranger Multi Medium Matte)

Rubber Moon Stamps at The Queen’s Ink

Just finished up another class at The Queen’s Ink featuring stamps from RubberMoon and lots of mixed media products. Stay tuned for details on the August class! Hope to see you there!

Supplies

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.

Rowhouse Greetings | Squidbrella by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: Squidbrella by Rubber Moon; Under the Weather by Rubber Moon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Evergreen Bough,and Broken China
Stencils: 108PA Stencil (by Scrapcosy) by Paper Artsy; Circle 6 by Stencil Girl
Embellishments: Dina Wakely Media Washi Tape – Set 1 by Ranger; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Indian Gold by Tonic Studios; Fuzzy Fun Flock in Cotton Ball White by Stampendous; Nuvo Glitter Drops in Honey Gold by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Glue Pen by Tonic Studios
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, E04 (squidbrella); B00, B02 (coat); R24 (socks)

Rowhouse Greetings | Funbrella by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: Funbrella (*) by Rubber Moon; Poppies by Rubber Moon; You’ve Got This by Rubber Moon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Evergreen Bough
Stencils: Circle 6 by Stencil Girl
Embellishments: Queen’s Ink Washi Tape in Harlequin and Let Them Eat Cake; Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Fresh Copper by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry, English Mustard, and Midnight Blue by Tonic Studios; Nuvo Glue Pen by Tonic Studios
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, B00, B02, E04 (funbrella); B00, B02, YG13, YG17 (coat)

Rowhouse Greetings | BFFs by RubberMoon Stamps

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Distress Watercolor Cardstock by Ranger / Tim Holtz; Hammermill Copier Digital Cover, 100#
Stamps: BFFs by RubberMoon; You Need A Hug by RubberMoon
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Archival Ink in Jet Black by Ranger; Delicata in Golden Glitz by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Evergreen Bough
Dies: Small Cross Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Mini Picture Frames by Lawn Fawn
Stencils: Micro Hearts by The Crafters Workshop
Copics: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV00 (skin); BV00, BV01, B00 (hair); YG13, YG17, B00, B02, R24 (clothing)

Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Just finished up another great class at Photo Scraps which featured the Butterfly Garden stamp set by Penny Black. Next month’s class will feature stamps sets from Honey Bee Stamps so be sure to mark your calendar for the June class. Hope to see you there!

Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: BV20, Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly); YG11, YG13 (leaves); , Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04 (flower)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black; Because by Honey Bee Stamps
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs; Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsukineko; Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon and Squeezed Lemonade
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn; Zig Zag Rectangles by Lawn Fawn
Stencil: Square Mandala by Gina K. Designs
Embellishments: Nuvo Embossing Powder in Clear by Tonic Studios
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, YG11, YG13, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)


Rowhouse Greetings | Butterfly Garden by Penny Black

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Cardstock; Bazzill Basics in Date Swirl
Stamps: Butterfly Garden by Penny Black
Inks: Amalgam Ink in Jet Black by Gina K. Designs
Dies: Postage Stamp Rectangles by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Embellishments: Sequins in Fairy Sparkle by 28 Lilac Lane
Copics: Y11, Y15. Y19, YR04, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG15 (Butterfly)

Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous

Good morning everyone! I recently returned from Jennifer Dove’s Copic Boot Camp where I received lots of stamps, dies, adhesives and other products from generous sponsors. You can see a sample of the gifts in my recent Instagram posts, but there’s lots more that I haven’t yet had a chance to acknowledge. Boot Camp was fabulous! I got to catch up with old friends from across the country and meet new friends along the way. Registration for next year’s boot camp will probably open in early spring so jump on it to reserve your spot.

I’ve spent the past few days trying to organize all my loot from Boot Camp. There must be over twenty stamps from sponsors like My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn, Witt & Sass, Crafting Desert Divas and many others. And I apparently went on a buying spree just before I left because lots of packages arrived while I was gone. So I’m knee deep in new product that I’ll be showing off in the coming months.

In the course of organizing, I came across a card that I made as a card model for The Queen’s Ink and never posted so I’ll leave you with this one featuring the Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet Stamp by Stampendous to brighten up a cold November day. And for you local folk – don’t forget that I’m offering three classes this month:

  • November 10Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 15Fall Friends (featuring My Favorite Things), Photo Scraps, Eldersburg, MD.
  • November 20Winter Greetings (featuring Power Poppy), Queen’s Ink, Savage Mills, MD.

Hope to see you there!

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#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Cardstock by Love Nicole in Intense Colbalt and Hot Pink
Stamp: Laurel Burch Heart Bouquet by Stampendous
Ink: Memento in Tudexo Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Detail Gold by Stampendous