Monday, July 27, 2015

MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge




Hello Friends!

The MFT Design team is sharing projects  this month featuring irresistibly cool examples of using different methods and formulas of ink to create eye-catching resist looks on your cards and projects. Ingenious? Absolutely. Check out the MFT Blog to see how this challenge inspired our talented (and inky!) team of designers.



So for my card here, I started with watercolor paper and I clear heat embossed the Garden Flourish background stamp. I then wet the whole piece liberally, and added drops of Peerless watercolor in different shades of greens and blues. I let that dry and mounted it with foam tape onto a white top folded card base.


I white heat embossed the Peace On Earth sentiment on Licorice Black card stock and cut it out with the Pierced Fishtail Flags die-namics. I cut the large snowflake from the Pierced Snowflake die-namics and the two smaller snowflakes from Let it Snowflake Die-namics. The snowflakes were adhered in the center with glue.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see all of the amazing things the other design team members have done!

Hugs,

Kay :)







Saturday, July 25, 2015

Happy Bird-day with Reverse Confetti!



Hello friends! I hope you're enjoying your weekend! It's hot here.
I have a fun card to share with you today using one of my all time favorite Reverse Confetti stamp sets, Fabulous Flamingo. If you've followed my blog you surely know that I do love flamingos :) And with Fall and Winter quickly approaching I had to get a few more summery, beachy, flamingoey cards in :)


I started by sponging some Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress ink and spritzing with water for my background. I cut out the water using the doin' the wave Confetti Cuts. I used my MISTI to stamp the flamingo to get the shading on it and cut it out with the matching Confetti cuts. I stamped the legs right onto my sponged background, and added the flamingos body with foam tape. 


The sun was glued down flat and the clouds were added with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the water and the flower was added with foam tape. The whole panel was mounted with foam tape to a white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all are enjoying what's left of your weekend!

Hugs,

Kay :)












Friday, July 24, 2015

Reverse Confetti Inspiration Station


Hello Friends!

Are you signed up for the Reverse Confetti Newsletter?? Well if not, you need to run do that right now!!
You can do it HERE.

I have a new card exclusively in the newsletter today for the Inspiration Station feature. I picked out an awesome photo on Pinterest that inspired my card. Here's a sneak peek for you!


No watercoloring or even much stamping, just having fun with pretty colored card stock and Confetti Cuts! To see the whole card and read about how I did it, you'll need to hop on over to Reverse Confetti and sign up for the newsletter!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Thursday, July 23, 2015

MFT Die-namics Design Challenge






Hello friends! Join us for this month’s Die-namics Design Challenge as we go up, up, and away with projects featuring balloon Die-namics. Patterned, painted, textured, and peek-a-boo – so many fun embellishing options with this iconic image that just says party. Celebrate with us, won’t you?


For my card today, I used the Birthday Balloons Die-namics along with the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set and Die-namics. I first cut a hole in a piece of scrap card stock and sponged my favorite color combination Razzle Berry, Orange Zest, and Daffodil, dye inks in the circle to create a focal point for my Happy Birthday Greeting. I cut out two each of the Happy and Birthday and adhered them together. I sponged some Grape Jelly ink along the bottom of the Happy and some Razzle Berry ink along the bottom of the Birthday. I glued those down flat. I cut the balloon strings from Grapecicle card stock and glued them all down. I stamped and cut out the balloons and adhered them to the top of the balloon strings with foam tape.  I cut the stars out of Daffodil card stock using Blueprints 25 and adhered them to the card. I added a few highlights to the balloons and stars with a white gel pin. Three clear 4mm sequins were added last! 



Thanks so much for your visit today! Stop by the MFT Blog to see what all the other amazing design team members have done with this challenge!

Hugs,

Kay :)








Tuesday, July 21, 2015

My Favorite Things And Xyron!



Hello Friends!

My Favorite Things and Xyron have teamed up together to do a cross promotion, and I have a card to share using products from both of these amazing companies! 

So be sure to stop by Xyron's Facebook page HERE and hop on over to the MFT Blog for more details and to see more wonderful projects created with products from both of these companies!

I used stamps and dies from MFT and the Xyron Mega Runner and Glue Stick from Xyron!


I stamped the Garden Flourish background stamp in Bubblegum dye ink and cut it out with the pierced heart die-namics. This was adhered to my smooth white card stock base using the Xyron Mega Runner tape gun. I watercolored the flowers with Zig Clean Color brush makers and adhered the white overlays with the Xyron Glue stick. The leaves were white heat embossed and watercolored. All of the flowers and leaves were then adhered to my card base with the Xyron Mega Runner Glue Gun. Lastly I stamped the sentiment and added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Don't forget stop by Xyron's Facebook page HERE and hop on over to the MFT Blog for more details and to see more wonderful projects created with products from both of these companies! 


Hugs,

Kay :)