CTD432: Hero Arts Flowers for You

I am always intimated about participating in My Favorite Things Color Throwdown Challenges, but the card below turned out so pretty that I decided to give it a try.

If you are like me, you see these amazing videos of new product and you just have to have it and then I don’t use it right away.  I gave myself a challenge to use all of my floral stamps that I have not yet used.  One of them was Hero Arts Flowers for You.  This is a flower layering stamp set and I love the Altenew inks for this process because they are made to help you be successful in picking three colors that go well together.

I stamped the flowers on Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with the ink colors listed below and then fussy cut them with scissors.  I then cut a panel from the same cardstock with Lawn  Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot with the Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings and I forgot to stamp it prior to embossing the panel, but with the MISTI I was able to get a clean image by stamping a couple of times.

I arranged the flowers on the lower left corner of the panel and took a picture with my cell phone so that I could adhere them in the same pattern.  I used Tombo Mono Multi Glue for all of them except the large blue and red flowers, which were adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  For added interest I used Stickles Tidings to create the flower centers and I love the sparkle.

The embossed panel was adhered to a top folding A2 Cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Hero Arts Flowers for You
  • Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings
  • Altenew Inks: Rouge, Crimson, Velvet; Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine; Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire; Forest Glad, Evergreen, Frayed Leaf
  • Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Stackable Rectangles
  • Sizzix Dotted Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Stickles Tidings
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Gina K. Designs 80# and 120# White Cardstock

Picture sized for entering contest.

MFT Color Challenge 61: Love You #2

This is the second card I made for the the My Favorite Things Color Challenge 61.  The inspiration for this card was taken from the background paper which is from 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants paper pack, which has letters in white circles with a gray border, some of the circles have little red hearts.  A panel of of this paper was cut using Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle and adhered to a cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft cardstock, cut to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ for a side folding card.

A circle was cut from a scrap of gray cardstock using the third largest My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX die.  Next a circle was cut using the next smallest circle from the die set from White Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum.  A heart was cut from a scrap of red cardstock using the third largest Spellbinders Classic Hearts die and then the word “LOVE” was cut from the center of the heart using My Favorite Things Little Uppercase dies.  The word “you” came from My Favorite Things Nuts About You stamp set and was stamped at the bottom of the heart with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and heat set with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The heart was adhered to the vellum circle using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape for added dimension and then the vellum circle was adhered to the gray circle using Tombo Mono Multi Glue, adhered only to the vellum where the red heart would cover up the glue.  Darice Adhesive Fun Foam was cut just smaller than the gray heart and adhered to the back of the circle and the cardbase with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

From the first card created for this challenge there were a lot of hearts left over from cutting all the colors of the challenge with the Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die.  These were scattered around the heart, as well as on the background paper.  Wink of Stella was added to the hearts and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • 2014 Pink Paislee Pen Pals Correspondants Paper Pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes rectangle
  • Gina K. Designs 120# Kraft cardstock
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • White Doodlebug Sprinkles Vellum
  • Spellbinders Classic Hearts die
  • My Favorite Things Little Uppercase dies
  • My Favorite Things Nuts About You stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die
  • Clear Wink of Stella

This is a small format of the picture for the color challenge web site.

MFT Color Challenge 61: Love You

I’ve been wanting to participate in My Favorite Things Color Challenges for some time.  It always seems like I’m on a deadline for other cards I need to make, I’m out of town, or various other reasons why I don’t do it.  (Couldn’t be that it intimidates me have my work on display.)

This week’s challenge used coral, red persimmon, blue, and gray.  Since it is getting close to Valentine’s Day I decided to use the Heart of Heart die from Impression Obsession and fill the hearts will all the colors of the challenge.

I used scrap paper that I have in my stash and cut a circle from gray and blue cardstock using the third largest My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX.  I then placed the Heart of Heart die in the center of the gray circle and once it was cut I adhered it to the blue circle cut earlier for a backing to adhered all the colored hearts to.  I cut the Heart of Heart die from all the colors in the challenge and began filling in the heart openings, gluing them in place with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

For the card background I used My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup and cut it from blue cardstock.  I cut it again from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam and adhered it to the blue cardstock for added dimension.  I ink blended the edges with Distress Peacock Feathers ink and adhered it to a side folded cardbase made from 120# Gina K. Designs White Cardstock.

To adhere the focal image to the card I cut a circle from Darice Adhesive Fun Foam just smaller than colorful heart circle and glued it to the front of the card using Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

For the sentiment I cut Hero Arts Love and Heart die from red cardstock six times.  Since the top of the “L” was going to lay on top of the focal image I cut off the loop so that it would lay flat on the circle.  The word “you” from Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set was stamped with Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink and then heat set with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  The word was cut into a narrow banner and adhered to the card front with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Impression Obsession Heart of Hearts die
  • My Favorite Things Pierced Circle STAX
  • My Favorite Things Chevron Coverup
  • Darice Adhesive Fun Foam
  • Distress Peacock Feathers ink
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Hero Arts Love and Heart die
  • Winnie & Walter The Big, the Bold, and Party stamp set
  • Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

Below is a small format image for the challenge.

CTD 395: Thankful

Today I decided to participate in the Color Throw Down Challenge #395 and I just couldn’t get things right.  I started with some Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper and stamped Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background in Hero Hues Green Hills and Soft Olive.  I then stamped the sentiment from Penny Black Special Wishes in Hero Hues Black.  It looked good to begin with and I was off to the rest of the card.

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I die cut some Gina K. Designs 140# Ivory with Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials scalloped panel.  I wanted to make it a frame and so I used the third largest Spellbinders Card Creators A die to remove the center of the panel.  I then die cut the leafy background with second largest Spellbinders Card Creator A die and adhered the scalloped frame using 3M 1/2″ foam tape for a little dimension.

I took some heavy weight cream vellum from my personal store and die cut My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish.  I wanted to add a little more interest, so I die cut it again with Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and using a little Multi Medium Matte I adhered them both to the upper left corner of the frame.  Using the same cream vellum I die cut three sets of My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio and glued them together with Multi Medium Matte, adding green Traveni Craft Adhesive Pearls to the center of the flowers and grouped them in the upper left corner, popping up the last flower with a round foam dot I’ve had in my stash forever.

It was at this point that I noticed the sentiment was not crisp and clean. The ink had bled on the watercolor paper, but I decided to complete the card anyway and glued the finished panel to a craft colored card base, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ and the card was done.

I wasn’t happy with the way the sentiment looked so I decided to make another card with a similar design.  I took the center of the Gina K. Design 120# Cardstock leftover from cutting out the center of the previous frame. I cut two My Favorite Things Fancy Florish dies from the Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum and adhered them to the upper left corner as before.  This time I used My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals to create a flower embellishment.  I adhered the layers together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue and added a lime green rhinestone to the center.

I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings in Hero Hues Green Hills ink using my MISTI. I cut a scallop frame in green cardstock with the Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials large scallop panel, running it through the Big Shot twice to make it a little smaller.  I glued the two together with Tombo Mono Multi Glue.

I made a top folding card from Simon Says Stamp Craft cardstock, cutting it to 4 1/2″ x 11″ and scoring it at 5 1/2″.  I added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the scalloped frame and placed it in the center of the cardbase and it was done.

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Neither of these cards are my favorites, but I have participated in my first card challenge and that was a success.

Products Used:

  • Gina K. Designs 120# Ivory Cardstock
  • Canson 140# Cold Press Watercolor paper
  • Simon Says Stamp Craft Cardstock
  • Grafix 30# Leaf Green Vellum
  • WorldWin Papers Vellum
  • Simon Says Stamp Leaves Background Stamp
  • Penny Black Special Wishes Stamp
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Scripty Greetings Stamp
  • Hero Hues Ink: Green Hills, Soft Olive, Black
  • Winnie & Walter’s Audrey Essentials Die
  • Spellbinders Card Creators A Die
  • My Favorite Things Flower and Leaf Trio Die
  • My Favorite Things Prima Donna Petals Die
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • Tombo Mono Multi Glue
  • Sizzix Big Shot