Wednesday, February 28, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge 374

Pop-Up Birthday Card


I am excited to finally get to finish this card and get it posted. I really love this one. These little girls are adorable!

I started off the card by doing the front panel. I stamped the girl with the present from My Favorite Things "Happy Birthday To You" on a Nina Solar White 80 lb piece of cardstock, and also on a piece of Post It masking tape with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I cut out the mask and put in over the panel and then I used a full heart stencil I created from the My Favorite Things "Full Of Heart" Die.
 I used Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink to add color to the background. Then I used the My Favorite Things "Rectangle STAX Set 1 and 2" to create a frame for the panel in Purple cardstock. I set that aside. 
To create the Pop-Up part of the card,  I took an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Nina Solar White cardstock and cut in half at 4 1/4," then scored one side at 5 1/2" to make the card base. Then I took the other side of the piece of cardstock and cut at 6." I scored the ends of it a little more than a 1/2" on both ends. The piece that is left is 5" x 4 1/4," we'll use that, and the rectangles I cut out of some of the pieces to color other components of the card.

I will cut another piece at 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" and score it a little more than 1/4" on both ends. This is the bottom of the inside of the pop-up part. Now I need a middle part. I will cut  a piece at 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" and score it on the ends a little more than 1/4" just like the back part of the card. This is not a set size. It just needs to be 5 1/4" and big enough to create what you want to be on the. middle part of the pop-up.
 I stamped the present again and the girl from My Favorite Things "Cupcake Day" onto another piece of Nina Solar White Carstock without the cupcake in her hand. I colored everything with Copic Markers. I cut a rectangle out of the top and the middle layers of the pop-up parts. I used the stencil I made again on the top and middle pop-up parts.  I used one of the pieces to stamp some balloons and used the stencil to add in behind the balloons. 

I should have just stamped this on the back of the pop-up part of the card. And it wasn't until I was putting this together that I figured this out.

I had to take the balloon part off the back of the card base and adhere it to the back of the pop-up part instead.

I put adhesive on the front scored 1/2" part of the top pop-up piece. The bottom pop-up piece will have adhesive on both scored ends and the bottom of the back of that piece as shown below.

Then the middle layer of the pop-up will have adhesive on the outside of both of the scored ends. 

Now to put it all together.
 Start with the top of the pop-up, and take the adhesive off the top piece and place it inside the card base, snugged up to the crease. Now it should be adhered to the top of the card base. Now take the middle layer pop-up and take the adhesive off, and adhere it to the crease part of the card as well. Take the adhesive off the bottom middle layer and line up with bottom end of the top layer. Now take the bottom layer of the pop-up and it will overlap the middle layer at the crease of the card base. I added the balloons to the bottom where I wanted it to show and then adhered it to the inside of the top and middle parts of the pop-up, making sure it will close flat.

I added the cut apart present to the top and bottom of the middle layer of the pop-up and the Cupcake girl with some Distress Collage Medium Matte. I stamped the Surprise with Momento Tuxedo black ink and added some little lined around it. I shaded the area under the girl to give here some ground to stand on, so she wasn't just floating there. And finally adhered the back of the pop-up to the card base.

I stamped the "Happy Birthday to You" from  the set in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it in black.

WOW! That was a lot of top, middle, bottom, and I hope it wasn't just a whole lot of mumbo-jumbo.

It was fun to create. If you want to play along, go to My Favorite Things Bog here.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Sketch Challenge 373

My Favorite Things

Hello! I hope you are having a great day.

I am starting my card today by using the Striped Background stamp. I inked it up with a blue ink and then stamped it onto a white cardstock panel that was cut to 4" x 51/4." 

I used the "Town Bear" stamp set to create a scene in the center of another piece of white cardstock. I stamped those in Moments Tuxedo Black Ink. Then I traced a circle where I will cut it out. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I cut out my scene with my Sizzix circle dies. Then cut a circle of black cardstock one size larger than the scene. 

I stamped my sentiment in VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder onto some yellow cardstock. I adhered my striped panel to a blue card base with some strong double-sided adhesive. Then I adhered my scene to the black cardstock circle with the same strong adhesive and then used some 3M foam tape to adhere it to the panel. I applied some 3M foam tape to the ends of my sentiment strip and Tombo tape runner to the center and stuck that to the bottom of the circle layers. I added some Wink Of Stella to his car.

I added some Glossy Accents to the headlights of the car and some drops around the card.

If you would like to play along with this challenge, you can go to the My Favorite Thing blog here.

Thanks for joining me.

Pantone TECH-nique Pin-Sights Challenge

Mondo Magnolia


I stated off by using this beautiful big blossom from the "Mondo Magnolia" stamp set from Essentials by Ellen in black ink onto white cardstock.

                                                                                        I colored the flower with Prismacolor colored pencils and blended a little with some Gamsol. Then added more pencils until I was happy with it. I then stamped it again with VersaMark ink and embossed it in a champagne embossing powder. I then fussy cut it out. I was not loving the center that way, so I scraped off the embossing powder off the center and then added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Black to the stamen and set it aside to dry.

I took another piece of white cardstock and used some Distress Inks in Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Chipped Saphire to ink blend into the top left corner. I added flicks of water, Perfect Pearls, white paint, and finally some watered down black ink. Let it dry and then I stamped the sentiment in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink. I took the blended panel and adhered it to a raspberry colored card base. I used some 3M foam tape on the center of the magnolia blossom and adhered it to the card.

If you love the colors that were used I this card, you can see more at the Ellen Hutson Blog here.

Thanks for joining me, and have a great day!

February Inspiration Challenge



I started my card today by stamping the flower cluster image from the "Best Mom" Stamp Set from Altenew in VersaMark ink and then embossing it with white embossing powder.

                                                                                                                                      Then I cut up a round sponge into pie sized pieces and used Distress Inks to add color to the panel. I used Picked Rasperry and Milled Lavender to color the flowers and then I used Pine Needles to sponge color on the leaves.

I used VersaMark ink again to stamp the sentiment and them embossed it with black embossing powder. I added Wink Of Stella to the flowers. I used VersaMark ink on the left edge of my panel and embossed that in black. Used a strip of black and white striped paper to the left edge and then adhered it to a dark pink card base. I added some sequins, and that completes my card.

I created this to play along with the Inspiration Challenge. If you would like to play alone also, visit  Altenew blog here.

Have a Great Day!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Make Your Own Background

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Using Lawn Fawn Products

I started off by taking the presents image from "Toboggan Together" from Lawn Fawn and stamping it in VersaFine Onyx Black Ink onto Canson Watercolor Paper. I then used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color all the presents in and added a drop shadow to the left and the bottom side of all the presents.

 I layered my panel with some strong double-sided adhesive to a piece of black cardstock, then to a teal card base with Tombo tape runner. I stamped "Happy Birthday" from Simon Says Stamp.       onto black cardstock with VersaMark ink and embossed it in white. I adhered the sentiment strip to the panel with 3M foam tape. Finally I added some details to the presents with a white gel pen and an EK Success journaling pen.

It was really fun to see that I had a Designer Spotlight for the Monday Challenge on Simon Says Stamp blog. I did not even know until I looked at my e-mail and Beulah Bee and sent me a congratulations. It has been really good for me to get back into my crafting after taking a break and trying my hand at some carpentry. I love to color and create these cards that I can give. And maybe inspire others to pull out their supplies and create some of their own. 

If you would like to see the fun that's going on at Simon Says Stamp and participate in the challenge, follow the link below.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Grunge It Up

Simon Says Monday Challenge

I used some of my retired Stamping' Up! supplies to make this card.

I started by stamping the images onto light blue-grey cardstock. Then I added some ink with a sponge to areas to make the paper look older. I did the same thing to a smaller piece of ivory cardstock. I placed a piece of brown cardstock behind both of them. Layered them with Tombo tape runner and adhered them to another blue-grey cardstock base. I stamped the flowers with some light brown ink onto ivory cardstock, brown ink onto ivory and blue-grey cardstock. added some ribbon, flowers, and some small beads to finish off this card

That finishes my card.
If you would like to see more cards, or participate in the challenge, go here.

Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Add A Die Cut

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

I started by cutting the “Thanks” Die-Namics from My Favorite Things out of a white cardstock panel.  Cut a piece of acetate to cover the back side of where I cut the thanks out and adhered it the the panel. I also glued the inside of the A to the front of the acetate.

I applied 3M foam tape to the back and in between the letters.

Then I filled the letters with different glitters.

Then I peeled off the paper backing from the 3M tape and covered with a piece of white cardstock.

I cut hearts for the My Favorite Things  "Full Of Heart" Die-Namics. Colored five of them with Copic Markers and adhered them above the letters on the front of the panel with foam squares. Then I added three white hearts next to the letter "T."

I adhered the panel to a piece of black cardstock, and then adhered it to the green card base.

You can visit Simon Says Stamp for a look at the Wednesday challenge here;


MFT Color Challenge 87

Black Licorice, Cement Gray, Razzle Berry, Tickled Pink

For this card I decided to try cutting some strips of paper and filling in the card with the strips and then die cutting the tanks out of all the layered strip. 

 I am using the "Thanks" die again.......are you tired of seeing this. I LOVE it. But I am waiting for a couple new things that I have ordered to arrive, to have a little more variety to the cards that I am making.

I decided that I only like the lower portion of the panel done in the strips, so I die cut the "Thanks" out of my black card panel and adhered the strips with some Tombo tape runner.

 I cut the "Thanks" out four times and layered them up with Stick It double-sided adhesive.

You can view other fun projects here.

Thanks for joining  me.

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