Submarine Fun

Okay, I saw the MFT sketch for this week and had a bunch of ideas come to me.  As I was eating lunch with my husband the other day, this popped into my head.

6-22-19 MFT Color Sketch

Flipped the sketch on it’s side.

I did move 1 piece to make it more “submarine” like and stuck with the colors from the current MFT color challenge.

Now, as the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday challenge was Transportation, this week, I’m entering it in that, too.

The dark grey that I used was a shimmer sheet, as I wanted it to look like a submarine and those are shiny metal.  Had fun coloring my Yeti in shades of pink, too.

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Card Weekend 2

Here are some other cards I made over the weekend, including the MFT sketch and color challenge reversed.

6-14-19 MFT Sketch Color 1

Added a bit of sparkle to this fairy, as well, but not as much.

6-15-19 Emboss Resist

One of the ladies that went is new to card making, so showed her how to emboss resist.  Also showed her how to soften something with vellum.  These are important techniques.  As I was using poppy stamps, I wanted to make it funny and knew I had taken up a popcorn set, so used a sentiment from that.  I think it’s funny.  Though it only works if you know they are poppies.

And last, but not least, one friend had colored this turtle a while back and just didn’t like it, so she gave it to me to play with.  I had fun playing and she really liked the end result.

6-15-19 Erika Turtle

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Enjoy the life God has blessed you with and remember, even when life seems unbearable, to look for the beauty.

Card Weekend 1

Got to go up north with a couple of friends this weekend and make cards.  Oh boy, did we have fun.  I’m not going to give you the names and links to all the stamp sets we used, as most of them belonged to a friend of mine.  It was also Card Crop time for We Craft Cards, so many of these are what I did for the challenges for that.

It was a Musical Mania crop, so each host chose a musical, then made a challenge from the musical.  The first person chose Seussical the Musical and we had to base our card on any Dr. Seuss character.  I chose Yertle the Turtle and used my friend’s Lawn Fawn Magic Window dies and one of her Before and After stamp sets.  That was a lot of fun and I may have to borrow it to make a bunch more of these.

The next challenge was Wicked and we had to use mainly shades of green.  I just stuck totally with green and had some fun.  The next one was 7 Brides for 7 Brothers and you had to put 7 things, no more, no less, on your card base.  As the sentiment is stamped on the base card, I didn’t count that.  So I have the cute little Stamping Bella Squidgy image popped up over some ribbon, patterned paper and solid card, as well as 3 pieces of bling.

We had an Oz challenge, where you could use any character from the Wizard of Oz.  I went with flying monkeys, though my monkey doesn’t fly.  One person actually made a flying monkey card, which was pretty amazing.  Another challenge was the Lion King and you could use any African animal.  I went with the rhinoceros.  Had to show you the inside of that one, too.

Also did the MFT color and sketch challenges while we were there.  Okay, I combined them, but they are both there.

This is the same card, just wanted to show it to you without flash, then with flash, so you could see the sparkle.  Granted, gold wasn’t one of the colors, but I really had to add some sparkle to the adorable fairy.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Have a wonderful week.

Trip to the Sea

The Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week is: Vacation.  My husband’s ideal vacation spot is San Diego.  I love the idea of going lots of places, but swimming in the ocean is always fun.  So, here is an ocean card.

Had so much fun doing the watercolor background for this, then adding some fun ocean creatures.  This is made using the Hero Arts March MMH kit, again.  Yes, I’ve been doing a lot of fishy cards, but it’s so much fun!  Used a few different Distress Oxide Inks for this one.  Stamped with Distress Oxide inks, as well.  I did use the glaze on the top, as I didn’t want to take a chance on accidental water oxidation.  Actually put some cute fish on the inside of the card, as well as a bit of the same watercolor panel.

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Fun Color Combo

I don’t tend to use “gold” as I just don’t like the color very much.  (Yes, even with the name Golda.  Give me white gold or silver instead.)  Sometimes I’ll use hints of it in things, but not a bunch.  I was looking through my MFT paper stash and saw this pretty peach color paper, which I thought would work well with the kraft color.  Then, I found a sheet of gold glimmer.  Those went together so well, I just had to use them!  I wanted to use the Adorable Elephant stamp set, so wound up putting some gray in there, though I was thinking I should have just done a gold elephant, or yellow.  Didn’t think about it at the time.  Here’s what I came up with:

6-10-19 MFT Sketch

I’m using this for this week’s Sketch Challenge at MFT.  The gold embossing in the sentiment is slightly darker than the heart balloons, but really not as much as it looks like.  It’s funny how flash can catch in certain parts of a card, but not others.

Used some Tangerine Twist ink from GKD to edge the pieces.  I was afraid my sentiment piece would get lost without a bit of something to make it stand out.

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Having Fun

So, on WeCraftCards this week, the challenge was to make a “Lift card”.  I’ve seen these before, with a different name, which I can’t remember at this point, but here’s what I made.

Used a fun holographic paper for my background, then did some Oxide Ink for the inside, with the Hero Arts Jellyfish background embossed on it using Stampendous Kaleidoscope embossing powder so they would pick up a bit of color from the background and look more like real jellyfish.  Used water just inside the jellyfish bodies to make those lighten a bit.  The stamps and dies are all from the Hero Arts March 2019 MMA kit.  Saw that one and determined it would definitely be a good one to have.  My husband agreed, so I got it.  Love it when he tells me to go ahead and get something because I get so excited about it.

I also got the Betta Fish set at the same time.  Here are a couple of cards I made with that one:

6-3-19 Happy Bday Fishes

And this last one is what I made for my husband for our anniversary:

6-3-19 Rob Anniversary

You can kind of see from the top inside corner that shows, that I splattered both colors of the ink I used inside, as well.  The ink was what came in the kit, 2 reactive Hero Arts inks.  Splattered a bit of Spectrum Noir sparkle ink in the background and used the brush pen itself to add a bit of sparkle to the fish.  My husband loves the card.

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Summer Birthday Sketch

I had a lot of fun making this card.  I used the MFT Sketch for the week (yes, there really are 3 separate pieces on the right column of background), as well as a frame for Monday’s Simon Says Stamp challenge.

The back panel is a watercolor panel I did a couple of weeks ago.  Cut it into the pieces for the sketch challenge, then heat embossed the pieces for the scene.  Used my Spectrum Noir markers to color everything, except for one of the water lilies.  The one that is lighter, I used a Chameleon pen on.  I like that one better.  But, I don’t tend to use markers to color too often, so I’m not great with them.  I definitely want to find some time to practice.

5-31-19 MFT SSS

The sentiment is embossed on vellum and attached using Therm-o-Web Vellum Adhesive Runner.  That is the best way I have found to adhere vellum, through a lot of testing.  It’s an adhesive runner that I have on both ends, but you can’t see it, at all, even though it is a translucent vellum.  Sorry to rave about it, but this stuff works!

I used some liquid adhesive to attach other pieces, and some foam dots to pop up the frame.  There’s some sparkle to the background, as I used some Perfect Pearls with the watercolor, when making it.

I used the MFT Splendid Swans set for this.  Granted, I can’t find it at MFT Stamps anymore, but was able to find it at Simon Says Stamp.  There are dies for the set, but I rarely buy dies, so fussy cut all the pieces.  Granted, that frame is a wonderful die that I do have.

The markers I used are:

  • Spectrum Noir: LV1 & LV2, DG2 & DG3, IG1, and GB8
  • Chameleon: V04

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  Go enjoy the rest of your weekend.