Posts Tagged ‘Clean and Simple Card’

Polar Bear Pals

Friday, October 25th, 2019

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.

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Heart Smile with Concord & 9th!

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Good morning and welcome back! Laurie here sharing a card with a couple of new to me goodies from Concord & 9th! I used the Heart Smile Stamp Set along with the Heartstrings Dies to create my card. These are both from an older release but really are a classic. The Heartstrings Dies are particularly versatile and would make a great addition to your stash, if they aren’t already 🙂

This is a clean and simple card yet not a quick card! I die cut the heart with rays die out of pink cardstock. NOTE: this die only cuts the ray portions, not the entire heart. It’s great for adding a cool, heart shaped window onto a card front! I used a light pink alcohol marker to add a bit of shading to the inside pieces. This was the quick part. The time consuming part was adding foam adhesive to each die cut. If I was to do this again, I would have cut the die from craft foam as well!!!

I adhered each piece onto a scrap a panel of white cardstock. I used the negative portion (the piece I die cut the heart from) as a jig to align the pieces perfectly. I then trimmed the excess white cardstock. This resulted in one solid piece.

The sentiment comes from the Heart Smile Stamp Set. I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder. I used a scrap of grey cardstock from my stash. I die cut the small heart from the Heartstring Dies out of the same cardstock and heat embossed that little detail image.

Now that all the pieces were complete, it was just a matter of putting everything together! I used tape runner adhesive for both the grey, sentiment strip and the heart.

I used a few grey embellishments from my stash and called the card done!

Thanks so much for stopping in today! Both the Heartstrings Dies and the Heart Smile Stamp Set are in stock!

Laurie

Clean and Simple MFT Happy Birthday

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Hello Everyone! Nancy E here with another Clean and Simple card for you using the MFT Impact Alphabet dies. I hope that some of you will feel inspired to try to put together a clean and simple card after seeing some of my creations….

MFT Impact Alphabet

There’s not much to say about this card.  I think it’s pretty straight forward how I put it all together.  The only piece you can’t quite see in the photo is that I used black fun foam as a layer behind the word “birthday” to create some extra dimension.  I have been known to glue 3 or 4 layers of cardstock together to create a similar look, but the foam was quicker and easier since it was only one more cut of the die.

Another fun thing I could have done with this card was inlaid the “HAPPY” letters in to the top panel of the card.

Items Used:

  • *Cardstock:  assorted from my stash
  • Tools:  Big Shot; Perfect Layers Tool
  • Dies:  MFT Impact Alphabet; Create A Smile Birthday
  • Etc: GinaK Connect Glue; black fun foam