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Clean and Simple Card

Tuesday with Tara {take 337} Meow & You

Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m sharing a simple card I put together using one of the stenciled backgrounds I created a few weeks ago.  I used a combination of two stencils, a Window Panes design by MFT and a ‘nature’ design from Tim Holtz which I layered over it.  I worked with a few colors of Distress Oxide Ink and a blending tool to get this subtle design.  Since this background didn’t work with my snowman card, I thought it would be sweet with the cats from this mini meows stamp set by MFT!

Since I had a background of full color, I stamped my images in simple black ink, just added a tiny bit of dimension with some Nuvo drops on the hearts.  I used the die cut stitched sentiment strips to add one of the cute sayings that is included with this stamp set.

It’s a super simple card, but it has some fun details that are sure to make the recipient smile 🙂 I added one more cat with another sentiment inside to carry on the theme… it should make a sweet, non traditional valentine for someone who loves cats!  Hope you like it too!

Inky hugs,

Tara

IF I KNOW ONE THING…

…it’s that My Favorite Things products are among my favorites to play with.

Always have been and always will be.

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan with today’s Random Act of Cardness prompt of  My Favorite Things.

I chose two of my favorite sets to play with; Safari Party and Sassy Pants Best Friends. Those Safari Party animals are so cute and the Sassy sentiments make me smile.

 

I stacked the animals on top of each because that’s reality lol and colored them in with Prismacolor Pencils. I added some simple shading  on the bottom to ground the images. I cut that panel to 3 x 4 3/4″ and using craft foam I layered it onto a panel that was cut to 4 x 5 1/4″ after I stamped the sentiment along the side using Versafine Claire Nocturne ink.

I layered it all onto a grey card base and called it done.

Now our challenge to you is to use your favorite MFT stamps & dies on a card and if MFT’s not your thing then use any of your favorite products. And be sure to share it with us on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook Challenge Page.

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!
Stay safe everyone!!
Susan
Shopping list:
Below are links to all the goodies I used, just click on the icon to be taken to where you can purchase the product. If you use my affiliate links when shopping there is no additional cost to you, I want to say thank you and that I appreciate it and you very much. 

 


Polar Bear Pals

Hi crafting friends and welcome back. Sandi MacIver here and today I’m sharing Polar Bear Pals, and in keeping with the Distressed Oxide Theme for this month, I did a quick Blended Distress Oxide background for my cute little bear.

Polar Bear Pals from Scrap 'N stamp

The My Favorite Things Polar Bear Pals is a fun stamp set with a great selection of sentiments covering many occasions. I love the fact that I can use it for a winter birthday as well as the holidays.

Polar Bear Pals

I started the card by borrowing the snowflake stamps from the Warm and Feathered Hugs stamp set, also from My Favorite Things. I white heat embossed them on the card front.

Next I used my Ranger blending tools to add Mustard Seed, Broken China and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides to my card front. This is the Embossed Resist technique as the embossed snowflakes resist the ink and pop from the colored background.

Polar Bear Pals

After that I mixed a little white paint and water and spattered onto my card base to create more snow.

Polar Bear Pals

To create my snowy mountain I cut another piece of card stock and then die cut it with the MFT Stitched Basic Edges Dies. I added a sentiment stamped in black ink before attaching to the bottom front of my card.

Polar Bear Pals

Finally, I stamped my bear on white cardstock. Coloured his scarf and skates with my Prismacolour Pencils before die cutting him with the coordinating Polar Bear Pals Dies. I added small pieces of Foam Squares to pop him up just a bit.

My only embellishment is I used my Signo White Gel Pen to add lines to his scarf.

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I have linked all the products I used below for you. Simply click on the link to see a larger image and to shop through our Scrap ‘N Stamp Store.

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