Thursday, July 2, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 5!

Hello Friends!

This is the first official day of the My Favorite Things  July Release Countdown and it's also their 9th birthday!  This new release is packed with amazing new stamps and dies all celebrating birthdays!!  I am so excited to share my projects with you! I LOVE everything about this new release!! Be sure to check out the MFT blog for a full reveal of today's featured stamps and dies, and mark your calendar for July 7th  at 10 p.m. EST when all of the fabulous new products will be available in the MFT online store!

Today we are featuring a new Blueprint and it's awesome! It's all you need to create amazing birthday cards for your friends and family!

Along with the new birthday Blueprint 26, I also used the new Split Diagonal stencil to created that pretty rainbow effect at the bottom. I sponged Razzle Berry, Daffodil, Limelight, and Blu Raspberry dye inks through the stencil and also on the piece that I cut the Happy and the Brithday sentiments out of. I layered the Happy sentiment just sightly askew on top of a white Happy.  I did a very light watercolor wash on the white background and added a few sequins for a kind of confetti look!

My next card features the same Blueprints 26 along with the same color combination of inks, just a little bit different arrangement and using the smaller balloon instead of the large one. 

This time I stenciled the background with just the Blu Raspberry ink and splattered a few drops around too. I used the Star Celebration stencil to lightly stencil a few stars on the balloon!

I layered the happy die cut twice and also added a few Razzle berry ink splatters to the balloon.

I hope you have enjoyed the first previews of the July 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!!


Kay :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's The Simple Things With Pink Ink Stamps!

Hello friends!

I have a new card to share with you created with a beautiful stamp from Pink Ink Stamp Company!

I really had fun coloring this one! I used my Zig Clean Color Brushes and got a little carried away. I was afraid that it looked like the perhaps the pot of flowers was exploding with all of those little dots I put around it, but after letting it sit for awhile and then going back to look at it, I decided I liked it :)

I stamped this with MFT's hybrid black ink and watercolored it with Zig Clean Color brushes. I'm loving those!! After it dried I added a few highlights with my white gel pen, and all those fun little dots with Copic markers. I then cut it out using the Stitched Rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. Lastly I mounted it with Fun Foam to a top folded card. 

Here's a close up view of the explosion going on! I just thought the dots were fun :)

Pink Ink Stamps:

You can purchase Pink Ink Stamps at Ellen Hutson or visit the Pink Ink Website to find a retailer near you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

CAS(E) This Sketch #129

Hello Friends!

I am playing along with the Case This Sketch Challenge this week!

I loved this sketch and just had to give it a try!

Here's what I did with it!

Using watercolor paper, I watercolored the top left of the card lightly with some aqua blue Peerless watercolor. I let that dry and stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice dye ink. I cut the greenery and flower pieces out of different colored card stock and lightly watercolored on them a bit too. I added some dots with my white gel pen, and adhered the leaves with a dab of glue just to the top of the leaves. I adhered the flower with foam tape. I adhered my whole watercolored panel, with foam tape,  to an A2 size top folded card base of smooth white card stock.

And a little bit of a side view so you can see the dimension. I lifted the leaves up a bit after the glue dried.  I added a few Lime Sorbet Pink Pretty Post sequins too :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

MFT's 9th Birthday Bash!

Hello Friends!

Today begins the day of My Favorite Things 9th Birthday Bash! Follow MFT on Instagram for peeks of the new July Release and fun prizes!! It's going to be a blast!!

I made a card to kick off the celebration! I used one of the older sketches from the MFT sketch challenge. I do believe it was #230. I really loved this design and wanted to use it again.

The cross stitched panel was cut from Grout Grey Card stock with the Cross Stitched Rectangle STAX die-namic, and I used several of the small elements from Build-a-Bloom stamp set to stamp a little pattern on it with Grout Grey dye ink.  The delicate doily was glued flat to the grey panel, everything else was adhered with foam tape, then the whole gray panel was adhered to a Smooth White card stock top folded card base.