Bold Butterfly

A friend posted a card either last night or this morning to the ModSquad Challenge which is a butterfly challenge. As I just bought this beautiful large butterfly die set from The Ton, I figured I could hurry home from work and make a card before tonight’s meeting. So,

So, my quick and easy card. Granted, I really need to clean and unwarp my die plates, then using dies will be quick and easy rather than places not cut through.

I also used Altenew’s Mod Squares embossing folder for the background. I used it going down, rather than up, as I liked that look better with the butterfly. Yes, you really can use things in ways other than the norm.

Now, need to run as this took longer than anticipated. Go check out some challenges and see what you can do. You can definitely do more than you think you can.

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

Love Sentiment Card

This is a smaller card, but I used a small piece of Gina K Designs foiling paper, a bit of Deco foil, then inking on the background panel. Cut out the MFT Love die-namic four times from white and the 3 colors of Gina K ink I used on the panel. Mounted it all on a small card base, added some Glossy Accents to the top “love”, and was finished.

This was fairly quick and easy, as well as lots of fun to make. I generally give my husband more than one valentine each year, so this is one of the ones he will get. He loves turquoise and teal colors almost as much as I do.

This is also going in both the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday and Wednesday challenges. It is also for the ModSquad Challenge.

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Love Card

Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday challenge was to use either hearts, or the word “love”. I did both. Had fun with this. The Sending Love stamp set is from Concord and 9th. They have some amazing stamp sets.

The background panel was made using acrylic paint and a heart from a very old Stampendous set.

I embossed the heart, and then the arrow pieces using some glitter embossing powders, added a bit of inking on the background and a few random rhinestones. Had fun with this one!

Besides the Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday challenge, it is also being entered in their Wednesday challenge “Love Is In The Air”. Also entering in the ModSquad All About Love challenge.

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today. I’m going to be posting one more. I actually made a few more cards, but either haven’t finished them, or have a reason for not posting, yet.

Snowy Sketch

The current ModSquad challenge is to make a snowy scene. The current MFT Sketch challenge is an interesting one. Figured I’d marry them together in one card.

The idea on this one was to have 3 snowy islets into a freezing water area. Made the background with a few different Distress Oxide inks, and the MFT Marble Background stamp. The strips of “snow” and the base card are made from white card. I used Distress Ink in tumbled glass to stamp the sentiment and the snowy footprints. You can’t really tell, as I couldn’t fit the Yeti at the END of the top strip, but there are outline footprints going out to the “water” on the middle strip, then solid “wet” footprints heading back on the the top snowy islet. The Yeti, footprints, and sentiment are all from the MFT set Beast Friends.

The “snow” was made with some Glitz glitter gel in clear as well as some clear glitter glue from Stampin’ Up.

The Yeti was stamped with MFT Cement Gray ink and then colored with some alcohol ink markers. I’ve been trying to work on some Kit & Clowder coloring classes, as well as working more with my alcohol inks. This isn’t quite what I was hoping for, but it worked better than the first one. A LOT better. I’m definitely going to continue trying to learn to color better with whatever medium I use.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me. Stay safe, warm, and well. You are valuable!

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.

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