Thursday, April 28, 2016

MFT May Release Countdown Day 5






Hello and welcome to the first  day of the My Favorite Things  May Release Countdown!   I am so excited to share  what I have created with these fun new products!  Be sure to check out the MFT blog for a full reveal of today's featured stamps and dies, and mark your calendar for Tuesday May 3rd at 10 p.m. EST when all of the fabulous new products will be available in the MFT online store

Today I am featuring a beautiful new stamp set called Pretty Posies!





This set has the black line images as well as solid stamps to fill in with, but I chose to use just the lined images and watercolor mine. I used Peerless watercolors for my background and for the flowers. The flowers were cut out with the matching Die-namics and adhered with foam tape. The beautiful word die is another new product for the May release. I cut three of these out of Smooth White card stock and adhered them together, then glued down to my card.






I added a few white dots with some white acrylic paint and a few PPP sequins too.



I hope you have enjoyed the first previews of the May release for My Favorite Things! Be sure to stop by the MFT blog and see a full reveal of todays products and see what all the other fabulous design team members have done!

 See you tomorrow for Day 4!!

Hugs,

Kay :)




Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thank You Beary Much



Hello! I have a fun card to share with you today using that adorable Koala Bear stamp set and Confetti Cuts from Reverse Confetti!


I love those cute little Koalas, so had to make another card with them. I used distress ink for my background, blending it onto watercolor paper and sprinkling with water. The stamps were colored with Copic markers and cut out with the matching dies. I cut a circle out of a white panel of card stock and layers this over my distress ink background with foam tape. 


I adhered the cut outs with foam tape and added a couple of leaves from the Rose Garden stamp set, and a few PPP sequins!

Below is a linked list of the products I used on this card! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)













Monday, April 25, 2016

Maya Road Color Your World Watercolor Kit


Hi there! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It was sure warm and sunny here. The temperature can stop right here though and not get any hotter and I'd be a happy girl!

I was so excited when Maya Road asked me to be a guest designer for their new Watercolor kit: Color Your World. I have always admired their beautiful products, and the amazing things the design team does with them, but was a little intimidated to try my hand at that unique style. It's a little more layered and bulky than my usual style, but  I gave it my best shot, and I have to say, I LOVED working with these fun things! I was very happy with my cards, and my daughter said they were her all time favorites. That means a lot coming from an almost 14 year old :)

Everything you see on my cards is all included in the Maya Road Color Your World Watercolor kit.



The kit comes with three colors of Colorburst. I had never tried these and was excited to see what they were like. Oh my goodness! They are so fun! I am going to have to order more! You can see in this card how I created my background with them. I used the red and blue, and used them more like traditional watercolors than actually wetting the paper and letting them do the burst things, like I've seen done. 


Aren't those three dimensional elements gorgeous! I just loved that fabric flower and the little wooden butterflies! I glued everything onto my card with my hot glue gun. 


For the background on this card, I used the red and blue Colorburst again, but used just a little and a lot of water to get a soft pastel background.


Again, I used my hot glue gun to adhere all of the elements to my card. The leaves you see are die cut with one of the dies that comes in the kit. I really love that leaf! 

I'll be sharing some more of my Maya Road Watercolor kit cards in the next few days!



If you want to check out this beautiful kit you can see it HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Kay :)








Saturday, April 23, 2016

Happy Birthday with Penny Black






Hello! I have a card to share with you today using an adorable stamp from the latest Penny Black release called Buddy & Duck!


Since I tend to do a lot of girly cards, I tried to make this one a bit more boyish. I do have a few boys/men in my life that need cards every now and then. And as much as they appreciate the beauty of my flowery creations, it's nice to have something a little more masculine for them :) 
For this card, I stamped the image on Master's Touch watercolor paper with waterproof black ink. I watercolored it with my favorite watercolors Peerless.  After it was dry, I stamped the sentiment, mounted it onto a white card base, and added a few PPP sequins.


Penny Black Products:


Other products:
Master's Touch watercolor paper from Hobby Lobby
Peerless watercolors
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Simon Says Black ink

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Kay :)






Thursday, April 21, 2016

Living The Flip Flop Life



Hello! Have you worn your flip flops yet this spring? I've had mine on a couple of times, but it's still a little early. We've had a mild winter and an early spring, but still not quite warm enough to break out the shorts, tank tops and flip flops.

But I do have a card that will get you in the flip floppy mood! I'm using some of the cute stamps from the Pink Ink Stamp company's newest release. I love the little sandcastle and of course the flip flops!



I used my Peerless watercolors and my Zig Clean Color brushes for this. The Zigs are great for coloring in the tiny areas on the flip flops. I used the Peerless for the bigger areas and the blue background. I used Master's Touch watercolor paper, and stamped them in Simon Says Black ink. I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, and mounted it onto a kraft card base.



This was a fun one! It won't be long until the flip flops will be a daily thing around my house! 

You can check out all of the Pink Ink Stamp Company's stamps and find a retailer near you at Pink Ink Stamps.

3110A Sand Castle
2272J Flowery Flip Flops
10134 Flip Flop Life

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)





Reverse Confetti Inspiration Station Peek




Hello Friends!

Are you signed up for the Reverse Confetti Newsletter?? I have a fun card coming out tomorrow. You can sign up HERE.

I have a new project exclusively in the newsletter  for the Inspiration Station feature. I found a beautiful graphic  on Pinterest that inspired my project. Here's a sneak peek for you!





To see the whole project, and read about how I did it, you'll need to hop on over to Reverse Confetti and sign up for the newsletter! It will be coming out tomorrow morning!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #277




Hello! Today I'm sharing a card I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.



Here's the sketch, and you can check out all the details on the MFT Challenge blog it you'd like to play along!



And here is what I did with it!


I thought this was a fun sketch! I used the Party patterns stamp set to create the circles, then stamped some of the splotchy patterns from the Distress Patterns stamps, then I added some flowers from Build-able Bouquet and I'm Tweet On You. The sentiment is from the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set.



If you'd like to join in on this challenge be sure and stop by the MFT Challenge blog to get all the details and see what the other Design team girls have done!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)