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.

Everything Stops for Walkies

I’m over on the LDRS Inspiration Blog today with another project featuring the stamp Everything Stops for Walkies by All Dressed Up.

My cards lately have been really pared down in terms of a papers and embellishments. Then I saw this card by Faye Wynn-Jones and loved its simplicity. I knew that I had to try it for myself. The All Dressed Up stamps are perfect because for a CAS card because they really can stand alone as a simple, but elegant statement for a card front. Add a couple of sequins (pink of course) and make a fashion statement!

Supplies

Paper: White 120 lb. base weight cardstock by Simon Says Stamp
StampsEverything Stops for Walkies (*) by All Dressed Up
Copics: E000, E21 (skin); Y32, YR23, YR27 (hair); BV000, RV11, RV13 (shirt); C1, C3, C5 (pants); BV00, RV11, RV13, RV14 (purse); RV10, RV13, RV14 (ribbon); RV10, RV11, RV13, BV00 (shoes); C1, C3, C5, Rv13 (dog); BV000, BV00 (shadow)

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

Felt with the Heart

Everytime I go to a scrapbook store, I come home with more paper. Beautiful florals, petite polka dots, plaids — you name it and it’s probably in my stash. Some of it is so pretty that I almost hate to cut it. But the advantage of accumulating so much paper is that you have more opportunities for mixing and matching colors and patterns across different companies. Here I managed to match paper from Lawn Fawn, Echo Park Paper Company, and Core’dination and while I’m sad to use up some familiar papers, I now have room to spare for some new favorites.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Wild Flower Line Dance from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn; Mom Words from the Beautiful Mom Collection by Echo Park Paper Co.; Core’dinations card stock in Powder Blue
Stamp: Forever & Always by Penny Black
Dies: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Fancy Squares & Little Things Die Set (*) by Creative Basics; Grace Build-A-Card Die Set (*) by Creative Basics

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

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