Posts Tagged ‘MFT’

UP, UP AND AWAY!

Sunday, April 12th, 2020

Good Morning and HAPPY EASTER!

It’s Susan here today sharing some fun cards – you’d think since it’s Easter that I would’ve made some Easter themed or bunny cards but I didn’t. I forgot it was Easter when I made these.

I recently received the Penny Black Birthday Balloons stamp set and I couldn’t wait to play with it. I grabbed my Copics and Prismacolor Pencils and set out to play.

The card above on the left is colored with copics. I didn’t do anything fancy – mostly because I don’t have a lot of colors and I’m still learning how to use them. I used a white paint pen to add some fun patterns to each of them.  The one on the right is colored with Prismacolor pencils. Here too I kept the coloring really simple using two shades of each color and the same white paint pen to add the highlight on each balloon. You could use a white gel pen for this as well.  I chose not to color the girl in bright colors because I wanted the balloons to be the focus.

 

This next card is a little more detailed. I used a 4 1/4 x 11″ piece of card stock and scored it on the 4 1/4″ side 2 3/4″ in from both ends.

The image on the right side of the card is stamped directly onto the card base but the balloons on the left were stamped onto scrap card stock, fussy cut out and added to the left side of the card base. The balloons furthers to the left were added with some craft foam. Here again the coloring was kept really simple. I used Pismacolor Pencils – 2 shades of each color and the white paint pen for highlight.

For my last card today I wanted to do something that would be considered a little more formal. Something for a 21st or 50th birthday or any special occasion. You could change out the sentiment to make it an Anniversary or Retirement card.

I used gold and silver Prismacolor Pencils for the balloons and then used a clear sparkle pen to add some shine to them. This time I colored the girl in using gold and black to coordinate with the balloons. A little fun strip of paper along the side and these cards are done.

I have an idea for another card with this set. I’ll get it made and share it over on the Scrap’n Stamp Facebook PageHave you seen the Random Acts of Cardness Challenge on the Facebook page yet? Be sure to check it out – there are all kinds of ideas to inspire you.

 

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. 


Making Mountains out of Stencils

Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Hi Everyone! It’s Susan.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well during this Corona outbreak.

In keeping with the stencil theme from this months hop I’ve decided to use my stencils instead of stamps to create a scene on my card. Triangles for mountains and a circle for the sun – pretty basic – it reminded me of working with kids in the primary grades and making pictures using shapes. It was fun.

I used the MFT’s Basic Triangle Shapes stencil and some distress oxide inks to make the mountains. I started with Peeled Paint and blended the ink over one of the triangles onto a piece of white card stock.

Next I made a mask to cover up the first triangle and then using Iced Spruce and a larger triangle I added another mountain. When I peeled off the mask the larger mountain is in the background.

I decided I wanted a sun shining on those mountains so I used MFT’s Basic Circles Shapes Stencil with Fossilized Amber and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I did this on a scrap piece of card stock and fussy cut it out.

I have a little trick I want to share.  You may already know this trick and I did too but sometimes I forget about it and get frustrated lining my stamps up and then I remember to do this and it’s like a new trick again. (I’m easily amused haha).

Place your sentiment on the line of  a grid paper or along the edge of a ruler. This ensures that it’s straight. Pick up the sentiment with your block. If you’re block doesn’t have lines on it then line the edge of your block to the line on the grid paper just above your sentiment.  Simple right, yet I often forget about it. It’s great for when you don’t have a stamp positioning tool.

Back to the card. I made another mountain on scrap paper using Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink and a smaller triangle. I cut it out and added it the card panel with craft foam for some dimension. I adhered the sun and cut the whole panel down.

The sentiment on this card is actually one stamp. It’s from MFT as well and is I cut it apart because I wanted part of it under the mountains and part of it above them.  If I want to use the sentiment as one then I can easily line them back up. It’s a great way to stretch your stamps.

To finish the card I layered it onto grey, green and kraft card stock to coordinate with the mountains and then onto a white card base.

This was a very simple but satisfying card to make. As I’m looking at the picture above and typing this up I have the urge to doodle on those mountains. Hmmmm time to make another card 😉

Thanks so much for visiting me here today.

Stay safe and well.

Hugs,

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. 


Strong and Beautiful

Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Yes You Are!

My card today is in honor of International Women’s Day and all the Strong and Beautiful women in my life.

 

I chose to use the Picket Fence Studios Jill  stamp and MFT’s Beautiful Blessings 2 for the sentiment.

I’ll be honest with you. I didn’t know it was International Women’s Day until I woke up this morning and saw it on a post. I was instantly inspired to make a card to celebrate. What I had originally planned for today I’ll share later in the month.

I stamped the image using my stamp positioning tool. Not because it didn’t stamp well but because I knew I was going to use my Prismacolor pencils and they tend to dull the stamped lines. I stamp the image, leave the stamp in place, color the image, put it back into the stamp positioning tool and re stamp the image. It sharpens the image up. I should’ve taken a pic to show you the before and after.

I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a panel and then stamped the sentiment using Versafine Nocturne ink.  I adhered the panel to a white card base using craft foam.

 

 

Happy Stampin’
and thanks so much for visiting!!
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.