MFT Summer School Repetition, Symmetry, and White Space Beautiful Day

This morning when I went into my craft room these beautiful leftover butterflies from a card I created yesterday were calling my name.  I knew I needed to use them on a card.  I love the way it turned out.  Maybe even better than the card I created earlier.

Since these are the smaller butterflies, I knew I needed a smaller focal area, so I ran a piece of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock through the Big Shot with the largest My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle and then again with Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangles.  It created a pretty frame for these gorgeous butterflies.

For added dimension, I die cut another stitched rectangle as a base and then added 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back of the frame.  I laid the butterflies in place to determine where to stamp the sentiment from Altenew’s Beautiful Day with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  I then glued the butterflies in place with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I’ve learned that Yupo Paper reacts a little differently with glue because it is a non-porous paper.  The images need more time to dry and you have to be careful that they don’t move around until it’s set.

I had one butterfly leftover for the font of the envelope and then this creation was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet
  • Altenew Beautiful Day
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, Mermaid
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Gina Marie Designs Peekaboo Rectangle

MFT Summer School Repetition and White Space Butterfly Celebration

This is the fourth card I’ve made for My Favorite Things Summer School 2018.  This one is for day three repetition.  It was inspired by a card created by Laura Bassen for Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet, which can be found at: https://www.papersmoochesstamps.com/Butterfly_Duet_Die_p/m1d-15-202.htm.  For my card I decided to use Ranger Alcohol Inks and love the way the butterflies turned out.

I started with Ranger Yupo Paper.  I saturated it with Alcohol Blending Solution and added Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, and Mermaid Alcohol Inks.  I picked up the paper and moved it around to cause the colors to blend into one another and then set it aside to dry.  I wanted to add some gold accents and so I used a small piece of iCraft Gold Deco Foil, but I had waited a little too long and only had a few spots were the foil stuck to the background.  It still turned out beautiful.

When the background was completely dry I used the butterflies from Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet and ran it through the Big Shot.

I die cut a rectangle from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  These are my favorite dies.  I probably use them on half of the cards I create.  I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of the panel to add dimension and adhered it to a side folding pre-scored cardbase from Simon Says Stamp.

I arranged the butterflies on the stitched rectangle and tried to glue them together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  It didn’t adhered very well, but I knew I wanted to add 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape to the back and that kept them together.

To enhance the little bit of gold in the butterflies I pulled out some Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock and cut the Penny Back Doodle Thins Celebrate die for my sentiment.  It was adhered to the lower right of the card front and the butterflies were adhered above it and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • Paper Smooches Butterfly Duet
  • Penny Black Doodle Things Celebrate
  • Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
  • Ranger Alcohol Inks: Shell Pink, Flamingo, Watermelon, Wild Plum, Mermaid
  • Ranger Yupo Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Simon Says Stamp Pre-Scored A2 White Cardbase
  • Paper Accents Gold Mirror Cardstock
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle

 

 

MFT Summer School Primary Colors and Symmetry Celebrate You

For this card I combined both the Primary Colors and Symmetry instructions.    I could probably fall in white space as well, but I decided to focus on these two elements.  Red, blue, and yellow really do make a card that is pleasing to the eye, and when keeping the rule of thirds in mind it is even more enhanced.

I had created a card not long ago using My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers.  In that card I keep all the flowers white, but I thought it could be equally as pleasing to the eye using the primary colors.  I die cut the flowers and their centers from scraps of red, blue, and yellow cardstock.  I arranged the flowers in the top two-thirds of the card and used the bottom third for the sentiment.  The flowers were arranged in a pyramid formation, which is also pleasing to the eye.

A side folding A2 Cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The flower were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the center flower which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.  I added a little Copic Marker Y17 to the flower centers for a little added visual interest.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Celebrate You.  I went through my swatch book to try and find a matching blue ink to stamp the sentiment.  The closest that I had was Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry.

After the card was assembled I decided to pull out some gold rhinestones from my stash and add them to the centers of the flowers.  Not sure if I liked it any better, but it does add some bling.

I had enough flowers left over that I made a second card using the rule of symmetry.

I decided to adhere the flowers to a smaller scalloped rectangle cut from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock with a Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle.  Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back.

The cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock and the front was embossed using the Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things Happy Hellos.  It was cut from both red and blue cardstock and adhered together on a slight offset.

Products Used Card #1:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Celebrate You
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina K. Designs Blue Raspberry Ink
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Gold Rhinestones

Products Used Card #2:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Red, Blue, Yellow cardstock scraps
  • Gina Marie Designs Stitched Scalloped Rectangle
  • Darice Basketweave Embossing Folder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Gold Rhinestones

 

MFT Summer School White Space Flower Fusion Cover Up

I love My Favorite Things Summer School videos.  They are so instructional and really fun to play along with.  The first challenge this year was using white space.  Most of the cards I have created thus far fall into this category because I like a lot of white space on my cards.  They may fall into other categories as well, but white space is definitely part of what I love.  Here is my first card.

I love the beautiful cards that the My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Background die makes.  You really don’t have to do anything else but add it to a card front.  For this card I added Darice Sticky Back Foam to the back of a rectangle of Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock for added dimension.  I adhered it to the front of a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.

For added visual interest I added white pearl flower centers.  For the sentiment I first tried using the scripty hello from My Favorite Things Happy Hellos, but it just got lost on the background, so I decided to use the  block “hello” instead.  I cut it from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock four times and adhered the letters together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  To adhere the letters to the card front I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  I love the way the back looks against all the white.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Flower Fusion Die
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hellos
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Carstock
  • White Pearls
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam

Stitched Flowers Happy Day

When I got into my craft room this morning I still had all the Distress Oxide Inks out that I had used to create a rainbow background yesterday.  I loved the way it had turned out and so I decided to make a couple of backgrounds before putting the ink away.

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoaststamper by Angie.  She had used My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers dies and created an amazing card.  You can see it at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2875951?&si=stitched+flowers.  I loved the white flowers against her bright blue background. I decided to use a rainbow background instead.

Angie had yellow centers to her flowers, I decided to use white glitter cardstock so the bouquet remained totally neutral, since there was so much color going on with the background.  I love the way it looks against the rainbow background.  The background was cut using a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.

I arranged the flower bouquet, picked it up with Glad Press ‘n Seal and added liquid glue to the bottom flowers.  Three of the upper flowers were adhered using on layer of 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape, and the top flower was adhered with two layers of foam tape.

For the sentiment I pulled out Mama Elephant’s Script Happy die and cut it once from white glitter cardstock and another three times from Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.  They were adhered together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I placed the die cut word on the background to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment, which is from SugarPea Designs Simply Fabulous, stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.  The word happy was then adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was cut 1/8″ smaller than the rainbow panel and adhered to the back.  A top folding A2 cardbase was made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  The rainbow panel was adhered to the front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • My Favorite Things Stitched Flowers Dies
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Mama Elephant Happy Script Die
  • SugarPea Designs Simply Fabulous
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Paper Accents White Glitter Cardstock
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Rainbow Hooray! It’s Your Birthday

This week’s featured stamper on Splitcoaststampers is Cheiron Brandon.  I decided to case one of her cards to created this rainbow birthday card.  Cheiron’s card can be found at: https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2863217?&cat=500&ppuser=246382.

I loved the rainbow background against the white die cut background.  Cheiron used patterned paper, but I decided to ink blend my background with Distress Oxide Inks onto some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock.

I pulled out my Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die.  It not only creates a great background, it also included this word die.  I cut the background and word dies four times from the Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and stacked them together using Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive.  I placed the background onto my rainbow background to determine where to stamp the secondary sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes, stamped with Hero Hues India Ink Black.

The stacked die cuts were adhered to the rainbow background with Nuvo Deluxe adhesive.  The focal panel was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock.  It was a pretty easy card to make, but the rainbow background really makes it pop.

When I was done I had the leftover negative space of the circle/word die.  I glued all the layers together and added it to another rainbow ink blended background.  Added some rainbow sequins around the word and adhered it to the card front with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

The secondary sentiment is from My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes.  It was stamped with VersaMark Ink below the circle die cut and heat embossed with Gina K. Designs Detail White Embossing Powder.

I love when you can get two card at once.

Products Used Card #1:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

Products Used Card #2:

  • Avery Elle Horizontal Stripes Die – Word Circle Only
  • My Favorite Things Jungle Vibes
  • Distress Oxide Inks: Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Shaded Lilac
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
  • Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Various Rainbow Colored Sequins

 

Let Freedom Ring

This card was created as inspired by Splitcoaststampers card layout design for this week.  Since it was the week of July 4th I decided to pull out this cute image from La-La Land Crafts called Saluting Luka.  I am so grateful for all those men and women who dedicate their lives to keep America and the world free.  This is in honor of them.

I revised the layout slightly with the placement of the small rectangles/square. I cut the three rectangle/square elements of the card from Gina K. Designs Kraft Cardstock.  I used My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangles and Avery Elle’s Double Pierced Square dies.  I had to elongate the square to make a rectangle, and the A2 rectangle needed to be elongated as well so that it would align with the other two elements.

I stamped Luka on some Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  He was colored using Copic Markers (listed below).  I used my Silhouette PIXScan mat to scan and cut around the image.  I placed the image onto the paper side of Darice Sticky Back Foam and traced around it, fussy cut it just smaller than the trace, and adhered it to the back of the image for added dimension.  Luka was the focal image and was placed on the long rectangle and adhered with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  For the banner across the bottom I decided to use a stars banner from Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag out of red cardstock and back it with gold glitter cardstock.  I added a small square of foam to each end and placed it across the bottom of Luka.

I searched online to find another image that would compliment Luka and found this really cute patriotic eagle holding an American Flag created by MarinaNeira.  I saved the image, uploaded it into the Silhouette Cameo, traced around the image and cut it out to add to the lower elongated rectangle.

For the upper square I die cut a Spellbinders Stars Five out of gold glitter cardstock and added one of the red stars leftover from the banner.  I scatter the three of the remaining small red hearts around the eagle.

For the sentiment I pulled out Dare 2B Artzy’s My Hero stamp set and stamped it in the lower right of the card with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it with Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder.  I decided to add some score lines between the images and the sentiment and the card was done.

Products Used:

  • La-La Land Crafts Saluting Luka
  • Dare 2B Artzy My Hero
  • Patriotic Eagle by MarinaNeira
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • VersaMark Ink
  • Ranger Fine Detail Gold Embossing Powder
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Dark Chocolate Base Weight Cardstock
  • Copic Markers: E13, E11, E01, E00, R20; E37, E35, E34; E55, E51, E35; E33, E31, E30;  B39, B37, B34; R29, R27, R24; E29, E33; YG97, YG95, YG93; 100, C8, C, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle (extended)
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square (extended)
  • Stampin’ Up/Sizzix Mini Treat Bag Border
  • Spellbinders Stars Five
  • Kokuyo Dotliner Adhesive
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Layered Daisies All About Celebrating You

I love this Gina K. Designs stamp set.  It makes beautiful cards.  I used it previously to create some beautiful hello cards.  For this card I decided to use it for a birthday card.  I love the pink and blue color combination with the mint green leaves.

I stamped the daisies with Gina K. Designs and Altenew Inks (listed below) onto Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar What Cardstock and then die cut them with the matching dies.  I have really enjoyed using My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX dies.  It really creates a lovely focal interest to a card.  I laid flowers in the in the corners of the panel to determine where the stamp the sentiment from Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles with Hero Hues India Ink Black.  The flowers were then adhered directly to the mod panel with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, with the exception of the large pink flowers, which was adhered using 3M 1/2″ Foam Tape.

Darice Sticky Back Foam was added to the back of the focal image panel and then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  As a final embellishment, Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets were scattered on the card front and adhered using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and the card was done.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Gina K. Designs Layered Daisies
  • Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles
  • My Favorite Things Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX
  • Gina K. Designs Ink: Powder Blue, Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, Apple Mint, Lucky Clover
  • Altenew Ink: Persian Blue
  • Hero Hues India Ink Black
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Asparagus Cardstock
  • 3M ½” Foam Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops Ebony Black
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte

3-D Mechanics Masculine Hello

I really like this new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder.  It is perfect for masculine cards.  I embossed it on Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock and distressed it with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  Love the distressed/tarnished look it gives to a card.

Once the embossing was complete I ran the panel through the Big Shot with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die.  It was then adhered to a top folding A2 cardbase made from Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black cardstock using Be Creative Tape.

The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello dies and was cut four times from black cardstock, adhered together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then adhered with the same liquid glue to the bottom right of the card front.

A quick and easy card.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Mechanics
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool

Foundry Masculine Hello

I was in need for some masculine hello card to send to new members in our church.  A few of the new Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Plates are perfect and create really amazing cards.  For this card the embossing plate was used on Paper Accents Silver Mirror cardstock and then distress with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.

The VersaFine ink really does dry on the mirror cardstock, so I dried it as best I could with a heat tool and then ran VersaMark Ink over the surface and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Fine Detail Clear Embossing Powder.  I love the distressed look this creates.

The embossed panel was run through the Big Shot again with a My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle.  The sentiment is one of the My Favorite Things Happy Hello Dies.  It was cut from the embossed panel and an additional three times from a scrap of black cardstock.  All were adhered together using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then inlaid back into focal image panel.

I was really happy with the way this turned out.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • Sizzix 3-D Texture Embossing Folder Foundry
  • My Favorite Things Happy Hello Die
  • Paper Accents Silver Mirror Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs Base Weight Onyx Black Cardstock
  • Be Creative Tape
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam Black
  • Ranger Multi Medium Matte
  • VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
  • Hero Arts Ultra Fine Clear Embossing Powder
  • Marvy Embossing Heat Tool