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MFT I Hope Your Birthday Is On Point

Hi everyone! The new Let’s Stick Together stamp set from MFT is too cute! I just had to have this set. For the design of this card I was inspired by 2 MFT challenges: The Birthday Project, and the Sketch Challenge.

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First I started by stamping the images on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with my copic markers:

  • Cacti: YG01, YG13, YG15, YG17, R22, R24, R29
  • Flower pots: E09, E39, E37, E35, E59

After fussy cutting, I adhered the cacti to the pots with tacky glue and set them aside. To create the background, I used the Snow Day stencil from Cleary Besotted together with Distress Oxide ink Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. To add more interest and a bit of sparkle, I splattered Red Gold paint from Gansai Tambi on the background. To get a nice border around the background, I die cut it with the Wonky Stitched Rectangles die.

For the Cheers sentiment, I used the Caption Alphabet die cuts from MFT. This I die cut from paper which I ink blended red with Distress Oxide ink Candied Apple. For the other sentiment, I used gold embossing powder, which matched nicely with the gold splatters on the background.

The Sketch challenge gave me the idea to let the cacti hang from twine. I tied the twine in a knot, and adhered it with tacky glue to the back of the cacti. I adhered the cacti with foam tape to the background, and taped the twine to the back of the card. And that finishes of the card!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Cards · Mama Elephant

Mood Board Inspired Glimmer Paste Card

Hi everyone! On the Butterfly Reflections Ink blog they shared a beautiful mood board by which I was inspired. The colors in the mood board are more pastel like, but as you can see, using pastel colors is not my strong suit πŸ˜‰

For the ones interested, I have also created a video on my YouTube channel. If you like watching my videos and don’t want to miss any future videos, make sure to subscribe to my channel.

My idea with this card was to create a gradient of the colors in the mood board. First I ink blended Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers and Mermaid Lagoon on top of each other and over the Geo Snowflake stencil from SugarPea Designs. Then for the other colors I used Shaded Lilac, Picked Rasperberry, and Carved Pumpkin. To give it the icy winter feeling of the mood board, I applied Nuvo Glimmer paste on top.

While the glimmer paste was drying, I moved on to the sentiment. I die cut the Big Happy Birthday from Mama Elephant 3 times out of white cardstock. One of the dies, I colored pink with Picked Raspberry. To adhere them all together I used tacky glue and offset the top white sentiment a little bit. Finally I adhered the sentiment to the background.

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]

Participating in the following challenges:

Cards · Sunny Studio Stamps

Cruising Critters Going on Holiday

Hi Everyone! I just love using the Cruising Critters stamp set for more masculine cards! It is also a stamp which is really fun to color, and that is always my favorite part. What do you enjoy most about card making?

First I stamped the cruising critters on Perfect Colouring paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with copic markers:

  • Car: BG02, BG05, BG07, B00, C0, C1, C3, C5, C9, Y18, Y13
  • Bird: YR24, Y18, Y13, Y11
  • Racoon: C0, C1, C3, C5
  • Bear: W0, W2, W4
  • Cat: YR24, YR27, Y18, E09
  • Bunny: YR20, YR21, YR24, R20
  • Hedgehog and dogs: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E13, E11, E31, E35, E37

To create the rest of the scene, only die cutting and some heat embossing was involved. For the mountains I used Moonstone cardstock, and for the snowy tops Sugar Crystal cardstock. For the sky I used Spiffy Speckles paper. For the road I chose a dark blue color rather than black, since I felt black would be to harsh. The dark blue cardstock is called Blue Jay from Lawn Fawn. To create the dashes, I used one of the stamp in the stamp set. I stamped them with VersaMark ink, coated it in white embossing powder and heat set it. While I had everything out for heat embossing, I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock.

Now all the elements were ready and I could assemble the card. I adhered all the background elements with double sided tape. The sentiment and the cruising critters, I adhered with foam tape to give it dimension and make it stand out from the background. And that finishes of the card!

I hope you like this card and it gave you inspiration. Thanks for stopping by and see you next time!

Supplies Used

The stores are: Amazon US [AMZ US], Scrapbook.com [S US], Craftstash UK [CS UK], Cloud9 Crafts [C9 NL]