Birds of a Feather

Decided to make a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge for this week, but wanted to be able to use it in the current ModSquad Challenge, as well. So, used the sketch and highlighted birds. My plan was to use butterflies, but I don’t have anything but tiny butterflies on any of the MFT sets I’ve got.

I took a water color piece I had done and embossed it with a feather embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs. Then took some other alcohol ink and water color pieces I had to use for the pieces. I cut the hexagons using a retired MFT die. The birds are from two different retired MFT Die-Namics sets that were stamps and dies, one was Homespun Birdhouse and the other was Contempo Cage. Sometimes it’s really nice to just look through what you have, no matter how old it is and be inspired. Old does not mean bad.

I even remembered to add a few gems to this one.

This was fairly quick and it was fun to use something I haven’t used in a while.

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Love in Teal

The Mod Squad Challenge for now is to use white embossing and just one other color. I had a few ideas, but a friend gave me this Concord and 9th stamp set and I thought this image would work wonderfully for this challenge.

I simply embossed in white, then went back with a Wink of Stella brush pen and added a bit of sparkle, which slightly deepened the teal color of the “Love”. Added a few Nuvo Dream Drops in Cloud 9, then mounted it on a white card base. Quick, simple, and I really like the way it turned out.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Go out and enjoy the rest of your week.

What do you get?

What do you get when you combine 3 challenges? A doggone glittery card.

I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge, the current ModSquad challenge, and the current Double D challenge to come up with fun one.

The ModSquad challenge is to “Step Up Your Stencil. The Double D challenge is “Colorful”.

So, I used one of my MFT stencils and put some Deco Transfer Gel through it. Pulled it up, then started adding glitter that went along with my Kleenex box piece. (Yes, I do save the sides on the pretty tissue boxes.) After that was dry, I chose some ribbon that went with my colors, as well as some sequins. Definitely had a lot of fun dressing up my stencil with glitter and sequins, as well as some matching ribbon. The stamp set is also an MFT set. Every Corgi I color winds up looking somewhat like my dog. But he’s absolutely adorable, so it’s understandable.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me this weekend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunflowers

This is the only card I’ve had time to make this week, so I wanted to make the right one for a specific person. I don’t know her very well, but after praying, this felt right. I did use the MFT Sketch challenge for the week, with a bit of a twist, as well as the ModSquad challenge, and the Double D challenge. Yes, I’m counting sunflowers as a garden harvest. I have grown them in my garden and you eat parts of them, so definitely a harvest.

Pocket full of sunflowers

Made this with a very old MFT set called Pretty Pocket and a couple of their Die-namics. As long ago as I got them, I’m positive they are all retired.

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

Sand vs Glitter

When you go to the beach, you wind up with sand almost everywhere.  When you craft with glitter, you wind up with glitter almost everywhere.

So, when creating a beach scene, I had to use glitter to create the background.  And yes, I have swept, mopped, dust mopped, and there is still glitter everywhere.  And that was after using Swiffer Dusters to wipe up throughout.  I’m not that much of a fan of glitter, but I do love how this turned out.

7-25-20 Slim Seaside

Yes, that is 4 different shades of glitter on 1 sticky background that was 9 1/8″ x 3 5/8″.  I took a bit of the trimmings and tried stamping directly onto the glitter with VersaFine Clair ink.  Amazingly, it worked well.  So, I used the Theresa Momber set, Tropical Skies to create my scene.

This is being entered in the Double D Beach challenge, as well as the ModSquad Slimline Scene challenge.

I was also working on some glitter pieces for something I’ll post next month.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend, or week.

Shakin’ Pocket

Okay, I did this card for 3 different challenges.

2-21-20 WCC MFT MS

The front follows the MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge and uses their Cafe All Day Die-Namics, as well as a labels die from Spellbinders.  I also wanted to use it for the Mod Squad Challenge, so I used sticker borders for the sticker portion of the challenge.  The sequins are 4 different brown colors to imitate coffee.

Now, for the WeCraftCards challenge, it had to be a pocket card, so here’s the inside:

2-21-20 WCC Pocket Card In

Used more sticker borders on the inside, too.  Definitely had fun with this one.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.