Green Flight

As it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve been seeing lots and lots of green, so wanted to play a bit.  Decided to use the My Favorite Things Sketch challenge as the starting point, then add some wheels for the Mod Squad challenge this week.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Use some MFT Dill Pickle paper, as well as some foil with greens from Elizabeth Crafts.  The foil is embossed with circles from a Sizzix impressions plate and the wheels are made with a die from the BB Saddle Up & Celebrate Die-namics set that has apparently been retired.  The dragon is from the BB Magical Friends set.

I started this one as a birthday card for my husband, but I’m going to try a couple more before I decide which one to give him.  Eh, I may give him a couple.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Go enjoy the end of your weekend, or your week.

Spring Colors

I did one card for both the current MFT Sketch challenge and the MFT Color challenge.  Definitely had fun with this one.

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This uses the BB Magical Friends set.  Such a fun set!

You can’t see it, but there is sparkle on the wings of the dragon, as well as the tips of its horns and a bit in the girl’s hair.

Thanks for taking some of your valuable time to check out what I’m up to.

Fun Fold

One of the challenges on We Craft Cards this week was this fun two way fold.  Now, I have a difficult time using a flat back for a base, so I usually put whatever it is on a card base.  Yes, you can laugh.  It gives me more room to write!

I used the two-way fold in the sketch challenge for MFT Card Challenges this week, too.

Here’s what I came up with:

8-17-18 WCC MFT Fold Outside

8-17-18 WCC MFT Fold Flip

8-17-18 WCC MFT Fold In

I used Neenah Solar White 110lb card for all of the white pieces.  The green card and ink is called Green-Eyed Monster and is from MFT Stamps.  I also used MFT Wild Cherry ink for the red sentiments.  The coloring was done with various PrismaColor pencils.  I added a bit of sparkle to the wings using a Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen.  The gold embossing powder was from Ranger.  I also used Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls spray on the front of the green flap.  The clouds were cut using an MFT die.  The stamp set is from MFT by Birdie Brown and is called Magical Dragons.

Lots of parts, but fairly simple to do.  I like how it turned out and hope you enjoy it, as well.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Dragon Sketch

My Favorite Things is an amazing small company that sells stamps, dies, paper, ink, embellishments, etc.  They have a card challenge site where they post different challenges.  Once a week, on Wednesdays, they post a sketch challenge.  The sketch for this week was interesting, so I made a card to go with it.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week they had a sale on their clear stamps, as well.  I saw it on Monday and asked my daughter if there was anything she wanted, so we put in an order together.  We didn’t have quite enough for free shipping, so I added some paper and ink in what looked to be a fun color: Green-Eyed Monster.  It isn’t quite the color I thought it would be, but it is a fun one, so, as the order arrived, yesterday, I used that, too.

5-5-18 MFT Sketch

For this I used the Green-Eyed Monster card and ink (to stamp the dragon), their Magical Dragons set and some patterned paper from a value paper set from Me & My Big Ideas called Alison.  I’ve had the paper for many years, so not sure if it is still available.  Also used some PrismaColor pencils in Lemon Yellow, Apple Green, Dark Green, and Crimson Lake.  Used a Sakura Stardust pen in gold, a clear Sparkle Noir pen, adhesive, foam pop dots, and white layering weight paper.

Whew!

Made a very different sympathy card for a funeral this morning, as well.  I’m just posting the card, not all the supplies I used.

5-5-18 WCC Sympathy - Betty H

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.  Go have a wonderful rest of your weekend and do something creative.  There are so many different ways to be creative, from making fun stuff, to working on engines, to hiking, singing, etc.

Embossing Fun

This week I had some fun with an embossing stencil, some ink and patterned paper.

Products Used:

  • LL588 Stencil (Dreamweavers Stencils)
  • Inks: Sweet Mango, Blue Lagoon, Applemint (Gina K.)
  • Patterned Paper:  Made With Love pack (Gina K.)
  • Card Stock: Heavy Base Weight white (Gina K.) and White (Recollections)
  • Ribbon: Green Organza (360 – Michael’s)
  • Adhesive Runner (Scotch Advanced Tape Glider)
  • Removable Tape (Scotch)
  • Light Box (Light Tracer by Artograph)

To start, I taped my stencil to a piece of white card with removable tape.

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When you flip it over and turn the light table on, you can see right through to trace it with the round embossing tool seen on the table.  Before embossing, rub the card stock with wax paper (it makes it much easier to trace).  Just a hint, if you use really heavy weight card stock, or dark colored card, it is very difficult to see through to trace.

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Then I found the papers I wanted to use from my paper pack, chose my ink colors to go with the papers, and started inking my design, with the stencil still attached.  Ink through the stencil.

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I did use a touch of red ink for the tongue.  I also used a fine point black pen to color the eyes.  When you remove the stencil, make sure you rinse it with water to clean it off, then dry it well.

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After cutting around my embossed image, I cut a strip of the green for behind it.  In the finished card, I layered the green on a strip of white card to offset it a bit, as the 2 patterned papers together was too busy looking.  I did cut close to my embossed and inked image, so you could see the green through around the tail and legs.

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I figured out where I wanted the ribbon behind the image piece, then put it on the background patterned paper, before adhering that to the base card.  I stamped the sentiment onto a die cut piece of vellum, then traced it with a teal Stardust Pen to give it a bit more color and some sparkle.  Adhered that to the ribbon with Vellum Adhesive by Therm-o-web.

Inside, I put a small strip of the background patterned paper, crossed by a small piece of the green patterned paper.  The inside sentiment is stamped with Blue Lagoon ink (same as the outside) in the center.

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I have embossed and inked this dragon with many colors, but I don’t think any have been as fun as this with the bright colors.  Try doing things a bit different than expected and you might really like what you achieve.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  Now, go out and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Using Up Supplies

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful week and are enjoying your weekend, as well. I haven’t been feeling too good this week, but because of that, I now have a new PCP. I’m thrilled as I avoided going to my last one unless the pain just wouldn’t go away. The new one is closer, listened to me, tried to figure out what was wrong, and seems like an all around good doctor and person. It’s a very nice change!

Anyway, even though I wasn’t feeling good, I have had a few pieces for cards that I’ve been given sitting on my desk for quite a while. I decided I needed to use some of those pieces up, so I’ve been figuring out where and how to use them. I also got a two card kids from my Summer Secret Pal and ScrapZee that I have been looking at since I got them and thinking how pretty they were, so I finally put them together.

Whew, a lot of words, and little to show for it.  This first card was done for the MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge this week of showing time. The idea was to use clocks, but I thought the passage of time was appropriate for a card for a friend that had a baby on Tuesday.

Passing Time

Now, the next card was done for the MFP SpeedyTV Inspiration challenge this week, which was based on fun food art pictures. There was a fun picture of a white and red snake made out of cookies, I think, bananas and strawberries. This isn’t cute, like that was, but I loved the back and forth curves of the snake, which are imitated in this dragon. I was going to leave it mainly white (done with white embossing paste) with red glitter along the top, but it just didn’t look quite right, so I added some green, but did leave some white. Unfortunately, my glitter didn’t want to stay, so it’s a bit light on the glitter I used. (My floor, desk and clothes have the rest.)

SP Reveal

These next cards are lightly based on the ScrapZee Rotating Sketch challenge for this week. Yes, lightly based on. The two that are similar were the card kits. I colored the images in last night with colored pencils and added a bit of Sakura Stardust pens on them to make them shine. The love one was done with pieces I got for a card, quite a while back. See, I can actually use up my supplies. No, I didn’t use them all, so you will be seeing things from me for a while using up more and more supplies.

SZ Sketch 1

SZ Sketch 2

SZ Sketch 3

SZ Sketch 4

SZ Sketch 5

Thanks for spending some time with me today! I’ve enjoyed having you spend some of your time with me.