Ahhh

Okay, this card is also being entered in the MFT Sketch Challenge for the week. It, however, gets it’s own post as it just makes me happy.

Pretty Textures

For the background on this one, I used some tissue paper I had used for a while to clean up watercolor ink messes and just like the look of. I glued that onto a piece of thin white card. Left a bit of wrinkle and bubble here and there as it adds texture and is just fun to look at. In my last post, I explained how I did each of the 3 texture pieces on the left. For this one, I also added a sentiment cut from glitter paper and glued that on a piece of vellum, then glued that (liquid adhesive – Elmer’s glue) over the popped up rose piece and down onto the background. Added a few gems and was done. I did rip the tissue paper along the edges, so there are bits that are left hanging off. I usually like neat and tidy, but this just appealed to me. It adds a bit more texture, too.

This one really just calms me down and lets me go “ahhh”.

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Textures

If you know me, you know I love texture. It really makes me happy. So, I’ve been playing with different ways to create it.

Mom Bday

The two triangle pieces I added texture to with some wallpaper pieces a friend sent to me. Thank you Bonnie! I showed you the one in my last post, but it didn’t really show on the patterned paper. So, I tried it on plain card stock. It doesn’t show a lot here, either, unless you tip it in the light. You can see it a little.

Textures 2

So, I played with different ways to create texture. The background has Nuvo Embellishment Mousse spread through an MFT stencil. I love the stencil. Fortunately, there was enough moisture left in this mousse for it to actually spread. As I had sections I didn’t cover with the mousse, I did some acrylic sprays over the top. Had fun with that. The top circle has texture added by using a die and cutting a white piece, then gluing it on top of a sooth white piece of card. It adds texture and is fairly simple to do. Well, until you use an old spray adhesive that you only have a bit of that goes everywhere and just does NOT want to come off skin. YUCK! Tossed the tiny bit of it that was left and wound up having to add some shimmer spray after using an adhesive eraser for a long, long, long, long time to try and get rid of the extra that was between the sections and picking up dust out of the air. Oh well, live and learn. The middle circle was done with an embossing folder, then lighting brushed ink across to pick up the image. That one was easy and fun. The bottom circle, I added texture by heat embossing with clear embossing powder using a background stamp (MFT Marble) and then inking across it. The sentiment strip was heat embossed on a piece of white card that I had used more of the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse on. The pink was too hard to spread, so used a makeup sponge and just rubbed it on.

Lots of texture in that one, as well as lots of fun to make, even with a lot of mess. This one is going in this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge, too.

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Play Time

Had a few minutes here and there the past couple/few/several weeks, but no time to post. Here’s a bit of what I made.

Dad’s Bday

Okay, had fun with this one. The “ground” is made out of brown tissue paper just glued on.

Jon’s 28th Bday

I was hoping for a sushi set with cats, but couldn’t find either, so took a Tim Holtz set and made my own. Gave it to my son this morning and he loved it. I used a wall paper sample a friend sent me to add texture to the background dot piece. You can feel it more than see it, but it really added to the card. Thank you Bonnie!

31st Anniversary

Made this one for my husband and my 31st Anniversary. Good grief, that makes us sound so old. I’m hoping he enjoys this one. I used the Altenew Mini Set for May and did some masking for the background piece.

Purple!

Had lots of fun making this one. It’s being entered in the MFT Sketch Challenge for this week. I used several of their sets and Die-namics to create it. I have to tell you, I have TONS of trouble doing the scripty birthday die and making it work. If I add adhesive to the back before cutting, it just shreds and rips. This was about try #3. Adhered it with some liquid glue and used clear Nuvo Crystal Drops to give it some dimension and shine.

Oh, my husband really did not like this card. He likes it when I color the images. He’s not fond of mixed media backgrounds, either. Oh well. I really like it.

That’s enough for this post. I’ll probably do a couple more posts today. Ha! I had some time today, not a lot, but some and it’s the last of my time for a while. I’ve been really busy, as well as trying to get some thing crocheted for my niece, whom I adore. (Maybe I am that old?!?! I’m on bonus year 11, which is 50 in years, so yep, I really am getting there.)

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

Birthday by Sketch

My Favorite Things has a fun sketch this week. I needed to make another birthday card for my son-in-law and get it in today’s mail. I used the sketch and came up with this:

Happy Birth-YAY

Used an MFT set by Birdie Brown and colored it with alcohol markers. I’m not sure what type of paper I stamped it on, but it might have been Bristol. Actually had fun coloring it. After I cut it out, I held it up against a few backgrounds I’d previously made, until I found that I liked the look of this one, with the blue at the bottom. None of my oval dies were big enough, so I used a Creative Memories tool.

Used a couple different patterned papers out of an MFT birthday set. The sentiment is on the inside, as is another piece of the oval paper lined up with the blue at the bottom.

I really like the way this turned out and I got it written in and in the mail in time. That’s always a good thing.

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Sympathy in Spring

Finding out a friend went home to be with God, yesterday was a shock. I wanted to make a card for his wife to encourage her. My husband thinks it’s too bright for a sympathy card. I disagree. What do you think?

I’m using this for the WeCraftCards challenge this week, as well as the MFT Sketch challenge.

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Time Marches On

So, the challenge on WeCraftCards.com this past week was to incorporate a clock. The MFT Sketch challenge for the week was a fun one, so I decided to put them together. This is what I came up with:

I had fun with the My Favorite Things set called: Happy Hello. that is where the Queen’s Guard bear and the Big Ben images came from. The papers are from 3 different MFT sets, as well. Had lots of fun with this on a weekend with little time.

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Hugs

My Favorite Things has a set by Bernie Brown called Hug It Out. It’s one I’ve wanted since it came out and was finally able to get it. It was perfect for this card I did for my niece according to their current sketch challenge

Had a lot of fun making this one.

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Singing in the Rain

The MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week was a fun one. I decided to have fun on a spring theme. Granted, it doesn’t rain much in Phoenix, except generally at the end of July and early August, so not a spring thing. It did, however, rain a tiny bit this past weekend, which is spring-ish. Anyway, had fun making this one.

I colored the fun girl image with alcohol markers. It takes me forever, but I am trying and with practice, will improve. Had a lot of fun with the background, as well.

The image is from MFT and was designed by Birdie Brown: Rain or Shine. Used a raindrop stencil on a fun watercolor background. First I tried using clear gesso, hoping it would show up shiny. Nope, after it dried, you can feel where it is, but definitely can’t see it. So, then used a fun Nuvo spray through the stencil for those sparkly drops. Added some Nuvo Crystal drops to make a couple of raindrops in clear and a couple in blue. Embossed the blue panel with a wave embossing folder to give a bit more interest and texture. You can’t see much of it, but it’s there.

Also made sure there was green in this so I could enter it in the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday challenges, as well. It wasn’t difficult to make sure there was a bit of green.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today checking out what I made. Whatever you’re up to, enjoy it.

Sketchy

I really liked the sketch from MFT last week, but didn’t have time to create with it. So, attempted a card this morning (cleaning can wait a bit). It didn’t come together as hoped

I used several MFT papers and the smaller Beautiful Die-Namic.

I may play with it some more, but it’s fairly close to the sketch.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Have a great rest of your day.

One More

Had time to do one more card that works for both of the MFT challenges this week: sketch and color.

Had a lot of fun doing the background of strips of the correct color of card, then colored using those colors, as well.

I thought about using the full panel for the background, then figured I would show a way to cut it down, so it’s the same size as a small slimline, so perfectly follows the sketch challenge, while still being an A2 sized card. My piece was cut down first to just show a white border around the edges of an A2 card, then I cut it to 3 inches wide. Had fun changing it up.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your day.