Saturday, January 31, 2015

Birthday card

I am struggling with writing this post about a card I created today using the most recent My Favorite Things sketch for one of my sisters-in-law.  Her birthday is coming up soon so I thought it would be a great opportunity to get myself crafting again.  Seems as though I've had more than a few challenges since I decided to get back to it more regularly.     

My image was stamped with black chalk ink and heat embossed with Zing EB powder in black, then I colored the image with my Copic markers, BV11, BV13 and FV2 to co-ordinate with my background panel and used scalloped lace border punch, {I think may be Martha Stewart} on the edge of the image panel.  The black is mulberry paper, I love the texture and interest it adds to cards or pages.   My whoops on the card is that I tried to use one of my corner punches and didn't have the card stock inserted correctly so it didn't even come out anywhere close to the way it was supposed to look.  Fortunately, there was enough space on the lower portion of the card that I could trim off my mistake and pretend I meant to have the card turn out like that.... Ha, ha!  The inside sentiment is also from MFT and says Wake up every morning with the thought that something wonderful is about to happen. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Favorite Things - Combination challenge card

Below is the card I did for the  first MTF challenge in 2015.  I don't have their papers, but after printing off the color guide, matched as closely as I could to them from my stash... I ran two of the background panels through my cuttlebug embossing folder,  used my brayer with Versamark dazzle on the teal panel, then added clear embossing powder.  My stamp and sentiment are from the winged beauties set.  They are stamped in Memento potter's clay. 

It was pretty fun getting inky this morning and I may be doing another card later today...  Didn't realize how much I missed playing with stamps, ink and paper.
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Third Time Charm?

Hope this will be my fortune with this blog!  My last one seems to have gotten taken over by another site that was for sale and even though it would briefly flash to my previous blog, it kept linking to the other one. 
So here goes.....
I created a card for the MFT sketch and color challenges, I combined the colors with the sketch and it came out better than I hoped!  I haven't created cards in what seems like forever so I'm pretty pleased overall with the outcome... I'll upload the card in a bit with details on what I did/used.