July Demo Day – Featuring MFT Stamps

I’m over at PhotoScraps today participating in Demo Day. I’ve got two cards featuring stamps from My Favorite Things that are simple to color (I swear!) with Copic markers. I stamps the images in different colors of Memento Ink so that the outlines of the leaves and flowers blended with the coloring – sort of like no line coloring with lines!

If you’re in the area, stop on by! 

Rowhouse Greetings | Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things Rowhouse Greetings | Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things
CARD 1
Stamps: Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Bahama Blue and Cottage Ivy
Die: Hello by Lawn Fawn
Copics: Y02, Y35, YR04, (flowers); YG03 (leaves)
CARD 2
Stamps: Sketched Blooms by My Favorite Things; I Love You More by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, and Cottage Ivy
Copics: Booo, BG01, BG05 (flowers); YG03 (leaves); Y32, Y35, Y38 (lettering and sun)

 

You’re Simply the Best!

Today I’m over on the LDRS Creative Inspiration Blog with another project featuring the Daisy Daisy stamp & die set by Polkadoodles and Basic Cutting Edge Borders I by Creative Basics. I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest (where else?!?) created by Linda Callahan that just seemed perfect for the Daisy Daisy stamp. I stamped the leaves and stem on X-Press It Blending Card by Copic and used the arched die from the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I to shape the cardstock. I stamped the flower on a separate piece of blending card and used the associated die to cut it out. When assembling the card, I used a small foam square to elevate the flower, giving the card some depth and dimension.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Daisy Daisy 6×6 Paper Pack (*) by Polkadoodles
Stamps: Daisy Daisy stamp & die set (*) by Polkadoodles; Sami Swan Stamp & Die Set (*) by LDRS Creative (sentiment)
DiesBasic Cutting Edge Borders I (*) by Creative Basics
Copics: YG21, YG03, B000 (flower petals); YG21, YG03, YG17, E33, E35, E37 (flower center); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67 (leaves)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

A Little Summer Flower Whimsy

I’ve been stretching my style a bit lately both in the type of images that I’m coloring and the color combinations. Lately I’ve been inspired by the Laurel Burch stamps from Stampendous both in the colors and the free-spirited images. Patti Euler of The Queen’s Ink requested that I make some sample cards for the shop and challenged me to try a couple of stamp sets from Paper Artsy. I love the quirkiness of the stamps, but wasn’t sure if my technically correct style could loosen up enough to do justice to the off-beat nature of the images.

So I stamped the images on Copic X-Press It Blending with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and devised a color scheme based upon the bright color combinations that I had experimented with previously when coloring the Laurel Burch images. And when I finished coloring they were bright and well blended, but still a little too technically correct. So I pulled out my gold Uniball gel pen and free-handed a few swirls, squiggles and dots. For someone who can’t even randomly position sequins on a card, this was a real leap of faith, but one began to take flight and added a little whimsy to the image.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; X-Press It Blending Card by Copic; Borders from the Simply Spring Collection by Bella Blvd.
Stamps: Elenazinski Art ZA09 (*) from PaperArtsy
Copics: Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16 (yellow combination); B21, B24, B26, V04 (blue combination); YG11, YG13, Y02 (yellow-green combination); B00, BG53, BG57 (blue-green combination)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Especially Micey!

I’m over on the Passionate Paper Creations blog today with a card using one of the adorable critters from Penny Black stamp set Especially Micey teamed with Creative Basics dies.

I stamped the image on a piece of Copic X-Press It Blending Card that I cut using the second largest die in the Basic Stitched Flag Die Set. I colored the image with Copic markers using the colors listed below. Afterwards I used the remaining die sets to cut shapes from various design papers which I layered on my card base using thin foam squares. I love how cleanly these dies cut the paper and the stitching adds texture and interest. Hope this project gives you some crafty inspiration!

See you over at the Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group!

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Jessica from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn; Wild Flower Polka from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue.
Stamps: Especially Micey by Penny Black
DiesFancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*), Fancy Circles Die Set (*), Basic Stitched Flags (*) all by Creative Basics
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV00 (envelope); C0, C1, C3, C5 (mouse); RV00, RV04, Y15, Y19

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Photo Scraps June Demo Day!

Come join me at Photo Scraps this Saturday for their monthly Demo Day. There’s always a variety of cards and layouts for you to create. I’ve got two cards this month both featuring older Penny Black stamps sets from the 2014 Happy Everything release that have been hiding in my stash waiting for the perfect opportunity to be highlighted in a card. Both stamps are larger Slapstick/Cling stamps and because of their size, they do not easily fit on an A2 sized card. However I saw a card on the Penny Black blog by Judy Jung of Runs With Scissors which emboldened me to the unthinkable – I took a big pair of kitchen shears and cut the stamp in half (gasp)! But the result was two stamps that readily fit in the allotted space.

For my first card, I pretty much CASEd Judy’s card as my inspiration, substituting Nuvo Drops for the enamel dots shown on the original card. I used sentiments from the Sprinkles and Smiles stamp set by Penny Black.

Rowhouse Greetings | Birthday | Softly by Penny Black Rowhouse Greetings | Delightful by Penny Black

For the second card, I arched the two segments of the stamp which gave me the perfect focal point for a larger sentiment. I used a sentiment from the Happy Thoughts stamp set by Penny Black.

I’ll be with the Photo Scraps gang from 11AM until 4PM – be sure you stop by and join in on the fun! Don’t forget to bring your tape runner and scissors!

Supplies

CARD 1
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Naptime (*) from the About a Little Boy Collection by Photoplay
Stamps: Softly by Penny Black; Sprinkles and Smiles by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green and English Mustard
Copics: G20, G21, Y32, Y35, Y38, R21, R22, R24

CARD 2
Paper: Neenah Solar White #80; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Gummy Bears (*) from the Perfectly Plaid Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: Delightful (*) by Penny Black; Happy Thoughts by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko; Versafine  in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Embellishments: Nuvo Crystal Drops by Tonic in Apple Green, English Mustard, and Ripened Pumpkin (*)
Copics: YG01, YG03, YG13, YG17, Y02, Y15, Y19, YR16, R21, R22, R24

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.