MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I’m back today with my entry in the Clean & Simple Genius category for the MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge. I don’t participate in many card challenges, but this one just resonates with me so I give it a try every year.

Clean & Simple Genius Entry

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

For my entry, I used an older stamp – You Gnome Me – along with its coordinating dies. This is an older stamp that has been retired, but it is a particular favorite of mine. I selected one of the gnome images and colored it along with one of the snails with Copic markers (see list below). For the sentiment, I inked up the Here’s A Huge Hug stamp with black ink and stamped it on a piece of Sweet Tooth cardstock. I selected the pattern papers from the Sweet Celebrations and the Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper packs. For the background, I used Grout Gray cardstock, also by My Favorite Things.

Rowhouse Greetings | You Gnome Me by My Favorite Things for MFT 2020 Card Design Superstar Challenge: Clean & Simple Genius

That’s it for me today! See you next time.

Supplies

  • You Gnome Me stamp and coordinating dies by My Favorite Things
  • Here’s A Huge Hug by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Celebrations 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Black & White Stripes 6×6 paper pack by My Favorite Things
  • Sweet Tooth & Grout Gray cardstock by My Favorite Things
  • COPICS: E000, E00, E21, E04, E93 (skin); C0, C1, C2 (beard); B91, B93, B95, B97, B99 (hat & pants); C0, C1 (shirt); BV04 (suspenders); C4, C7 (boots); YG17, YG21, YG25 (flower pot); G03, G09, B91, E93, BV00 (flowers & leaves); E04, E07, E09, YG17, YG21, YG25 (snail)

Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things

GOOD AFTERNOON FRIENDS! I decided to take a break from holiday cards and color up some of the floral images that have been languishing in my stash. So today I’m featuring Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things to create a card for my friend Kim. She has been making face masks and sent me one to add to my rotation. So I needed a card to send as a thank you. I’ve linked all the supplies for today’s project with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step

Coloring Details for Corner Blooms

I colored the image with Copic markers, working from light to dark. I didn’t want the end result to be solid color so I flicked the color on the petals making sure that I left some white for highlights and used the darker colors to emphasize the shadows and texture of the petals.

Rowhouse Greetings | Corner Blooms by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

That’s it for me today! See you soon.

Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BV000, BV00, BV01, BV04 (flowers); YG61, YG63, YG67 (flowers); C1, C2 (drop shadow)

New Release! Aloe and Oranges by Power Poppy

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post, but some exciting news. Today’s card features a NEW digital stamp by Power Poppy. It’s been awhile since we had a new image from Marcella so I was excited when I saw this stamp.

Today’s project features:

I cropped the image, printed it on X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copic markers. I layered it with coordinating solid cardstock and used a sentiment from the Always Here stamp set.

Simple and easy to put together. That’s my style right now!

Power Poppy Bloom Brigade

And it wouldn’t be a new release with a blog hop. My teammates have some projects to delight you so be sure you stop by and give their projects some love. As always, don’t forget to stop by the Power Poppy blog.

Catherine Anderson
Barbara Campbell
Allison Cope
Broni Holcombe
Kathy Jones
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Christine Okken
Barbara Walker

Until next time ….

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Supplies

Copics: (YG03, YG17, YG61, YG63, BV20, B34 for underpainting (aloe); YG03. Y35. Y38 (aloe flowers); Y21, Y35, Y38, YR04, B60 for underpainting (oranges); B60, B00 (orange blossoms); YG03, YG17, YG67 (orange leaves)

100 Moons Creative – Fun with ArtFoamies

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back today with another project for 100 Moons Creative. For today’s project, I wanted to create a simple card that was quick and easy to make but had a WOW factor. My project features stamps from RubberMoon and ArtFoamies and uses Distress Oxides for stamping. [Supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.]

Now I have to admit that before joining the 100 Moons Creative team, I hadn’t tried any of the ArtFoamies stamps, but now that I have, can I just say how much I love using them?!? I’m a cardmaker and I love making my own backgrounds. I have a LOT of design paper in my stash, but I hardly ever use it anymore, opting instead for stenciled or ink blended backgrounds. So these ArtFoamies stamps really spark my creativity. 

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Creative Concentrics - Celestial Rings and Balzer Designs - Inner Struggle by Art Foamies

To be honest, I started this project in a completely different direction, using a different image for the focal point. But then I created the background and the two didn’t go together. I loved the background more than what I did with the original image so I ended up in a completely different direction. Funny how that happens!

CREATING THE BACKGROUND

I started with a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock cut to 4.25 inches x 5.5 inches. I flipped the cardstock so that the textured side was face down. For the background, I used the Inner Struggle foam stamp. I randomly applied two colors of Distress Oxide Ink to the stamp – Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn – so that the stamped image would have a variegated appearance. Since size of the Inner Struggle stamp was less than 5.5 inches, I turned the stamp so that it was perpendicular to the cardstock. I stamped the image in the middle and then worked each side to the edge.

STAMPING SUN IMAGE

Using the largest die in the Spellbinders Standard Circles Large set, I cut a circle from a piece of Distress Watercolor Cardstock.  For the sun image, I used the Celestial Rings stamp. Since this stamp is in three parts, I applied a couple of pieces of low tack tape on the back to hold them together while I stamp. Starting from the center, I applied three colors of Distress Oxide Ink – Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, and Candied Apple. I stamped the image on the smooth side of the circle die cut. Afterwards, I used a water brush to lightly blend the colors where necessary. 

Rowhouse Greetings | Creative Concentrics - Celestial Rings by Art Foamies

Once the ink was dry, I used a black Copic multiliner to add details to the face. I used Copic markers (R20, R22) to further enhance the facial features. I normally would not use Copic markers on top of Oxide ink, but to be honest, I forgot that I hadn’t used regular Distress Ink. It didn’t seem to damage the marker nibs, but you might want to use a water-based marker instead. I used my Copic multiliner and a blue gel pen to add more details to the sun rays. I’m not much of a doodler, so I kept the pattern simple.

Rowhouse Greetings | Creative Concentrics - Celestial Rings by Art Foamies

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

All that’s left is assembling the card. I stamped the sentiment on the background using Versafine Clare ink and then adhered it to my cardbase (I use Neenah Solar White 110#). To add dimension, I cut a piece of craft foam slightly smaller than the sun image and glued it to the back using Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive. You could use foam tape instead, but I prefer craft foam because it supports the entire layer. I applied glue to the other side of the craft foam and positioned the sun image on the card.

That’s it for today! Hope you found some inspiration and will give these fun foam stamps a try. See you soon!

SUPPLIES

Below I’ve listed the products used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you (see disclosure). I pay out of pocket for the majority of the products — papers, inks, dies, embellishments, etc. —  that you see in my projects with the exception of the handful of products that I receive for design team work or guest posts. I only use products that I love. If you like my projects, please consider supporting me by clicking through these links when you shop. Thanks so much!

Star Powered by RubberMoon Stamps

100 Moons Creative Collab

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! This is my first post as a member of the 100 Moons Creative Collaborative! I’m here today with a project featuring a variety of stamps from RubbermoonArtFoamies, and 100 Proof Press.

I’ve been making a lot of cards lately. In these days of social distancing, sending happy mail can really brighten someone’s day.

This card has a little bit of everything going on – stamping, heat embossing, die cutting, and Copic coloring. The featured image is Jone Hallmark Star-Powered by RubberMoon. I used A LOT of products and supplies (so don’t faint when you see the supply list) but I bet that most of it is stuff readily available in your craft room. So if you don’t have the exact product that I used, I suspect you already have a great substitute.

Rowhouse Greetings | Jone Hallmark Star Powered by RubberMoon Stamps

FEATURING

I never remember to take process photos of my projects, so I often rely on videos to show you what I’ve done. I broke up the project into three parts, giving you plenty of time for breaks and to grab your beverage of choice. The videos are in real time so you can simply watch or check out the supply list below and craft along with me. So pull up a comfy chair and let’s roll the video!

Whew! That was a lot! But aren’t you glad you stuck it out to the end?!?

That’s it for me today. Hope you found some crafty inspiration! See you next time!

Please feel free to share your creations using #rubbermoon #100proofpress #artfoamies #100moonscollab on your social media. We will be so happy to see what you make with Rubbermoon,  100 Proof Press, and  Artfoamies products.

Disclosure: Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. All items were personally purchased except those marked with an asterisk (*) which were provided by a store or design team. 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.

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Hammermill Color Copy Cover 100#; Dylusions Mixed Media Cardstock by Ranger
Stamps: Jone Hallmark Star-Powered by RubberMoon Stamps (*) by RubberMoon Stamps; Kae Pea – Microcosms by ArtFoamies; Flutterby Designs – Patterns by ArtFoamies; Honeycomb Texture Background (*) by 100 Proof Press; Magic Stars (*) by 100 Proof Press; Scatter Art (*) by 100 Proof Press; Saturn Rubber Stamp (*) by ShockShack
Inks: Intense Black by Hero Arts; Versafine Clare in Nocturne by Tsukineko; Versamark by Tsukineko; Delicata in Rose Gold and Golden Glitz by Tsukineko; Distress Oxides in Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire by Ranger – Tim Holtz
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables by Lawn Fawn
Embellishments: Embossing Powder in Detail Gold by Stampendous; Ultra Fine Embossing Powder in Sterling by Brutus Monroe; Nuvo Embossing Powder in Crystal Clear by Tonic Studios; Uni Posca Paint Pen in White
Adhesives: My Stik Repositionable Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives; Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive by Tonic Studios
Tools: MISTI by My Sweet Petunia; EK Success Powder Tool; Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
Miscellaneous: Craft Foam by Darice
Copics: E21 (skin); YG03, YG17, YG63 (jacket); C4, C6 (hat); R24, R29, R59, B12, B24, B26, Y35, Y38 (plane); B12, B24, B26 (flag)