Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Make a Card - Sparkle

My first card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest was for the Coloring Virtuoso category. This one is for the Clean and Simple category.
It still has a lot of color but I wanted to make the color more of a peek-a-boo element with the white over layer. I used a set of French curves to make the rounded shape for the top layer.
On the underneath layer, I stamped the sequins from Made to Sparkle. I started with the smallest sequin size and stacked them up progressing to the biggest sequin sized stamp. Having clear stamps made stamping the arrangement super easy.
After I stamped the sequins, I colored them using some peacock colors. I added the sentiment to the upper layer and finished it off with Diamond Stickles. Of course! How could you make a sparkle card without Stickles?? :) A few Silver Stickles dots scattered through the sequins because...well, because more sparkle!

Linking up here: MFT Design Superstar Contest

Card Details:
Color - MFT: Black Licorice / Copic: Y04, Y08, YG13, YG17, BG13, BG15, BG18, BG45, BG49
Stamps - MFT: Made to Sparkle

Embellishments - Stickles: Silver, Diamond

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Make a Card - I Pick You

As soon as I read MFT's blog post about their Design Superstar contest, I knew I wanted to give it a try. I've found that I'm most on-my-own creative when I have a contest to create for. :)  It really makes my mind work when I have parameters to work this case only using My Favorite Things products for certain categories.
It was hard to narrow down which MFT set I wanted to focus on using. I definitely wanted to try my hand at the Coloring Virtuoso category so I knew a Pure Innocence set would really allow for coloring.
Being a musician,  Heartstrings is a favorite set. Isn't she super sweet?
I usually color light to dark so I started with her skin, then her hair. After that I used two shades of pink for her shirt and cute striped leggings. For her dress, I layered the color on with wide flicks to get a slight ombre look to her skirt. Boots and guitar came last. To try to get a wood grain look on the guitar, I drew thin lines and a few wood knot swirls with darker brown and then blended it in with the lighter brown base color.
Instead of ribbon or a patterned paper strip, I used the flowers from Sweet Sloths. I popped some up on foam squares for dimension. The best part about MFT sets is the sentiments that are included. I used "I pick you", mounted it with pink cardstock, and popped up another flower to embellish it.

Pure Innocence stamps are so fun to color and so were these Sweet Sloths flowers. Love her!

Linking up here: MFT Design Superstar Contest

Card Details:
Cardstock - MFT: Razzle Berry

Color - MFT: Black Licorice / Copic: E000, E00, E23, E31, E33, E99, W5, W6, Y23, RV10, RV11, RV52, RV55
Dies - MFT: Circle Stax

Stamps - MFT: Sweet Sloths; Heartstrings

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Make a Card - Party Pals

Here's another birthday card for Taylored Expressions!
I really reinterpreted the challenge sketch for this one. :) The balloon bunch is kind of functioning as the main image circle, and I shifted the notched banner mat to the bottom of the card...using TE's cute picket fence border die. (Pause for gushing - the fence die cut perfectly and was super easy to weed. Not all the die cuts I own are that simple. You know what I mean. :) )

I tried to make the Party Pals look like they were floating away with all those balloons. Aren't they cute? Happy birthday, TE!

Linking up here: Taylored Expressions

Card Details:
Cardstock - The Paper Studio: White
Patterned Paper - American Crafts: #summer 6x6 / Recollections: Home Basics 6x6

Color - Memento: Tuxedo Black, Dandelion / Palette: Jardin Moss / Copic: YG11, YG13, E41 / Spectrum Noir: TN7, TN8, CT1, CT2, CT4 / SU: Light and Medium Coastal Cabana blendabilities
Dies - TE: Party Pals, Picket Fence Border
Punches - SU: Balloon punch

Embellishments - Nuvo: Ivory Seashell

Make a Card - Taylored Expressions is 9!

I have lots of stamp companies that I turn to time and time again for cute images and fun supplies. Taylored Expressions is definitely one of my favorite favorites! And they are turning 9! Here are a couple cards I made to celebrate with them! (Any excuse for cake really.) :D

For this card, I kept with the birthday theme but flipped the orientation of the sketch to horizontal and used the banner die instead of the 'sprinkles/sequins'. To make the words of Wish Big stand out, I added Nuvo drops to the stamped words to make them look like puffy stickers. (I tilted the card so you can sort of see the dimension it added.)
Happy, happy birthday, TE!

Linking up here: Taylored Expressions

Card Details:
Cardstock - The Paper Studio: White / Recollections: Yellow
Patterned Paper - Pebbles: Yours Truly 6x6 / American Crafts: #summer 6x6

Color - Memento: Tuxedo Black / Copics: YG11, YG13 / Spectrum Noir: CT1, LV1, PL1
Dies - Taylored Expressions: Pennant Border / Nestabilities: Standard Circles
Stamps - TE: Wish Big

Embellishments - Stickles: Grape Crush / Nuvo: Morning Dew
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