Wednesday, May 20, 2015

mft modern blooms

The MFT Modern Blooms stamp set has so many lovely flowers with multiple stamps to build each little bloom. There are also matching dies to cut out the flowers and leaves. I created a birthday card using two of the blooms along with some washi and twine and a stenciled background.

The background was created with tattered rose distress ink and the MFT jumbo polka dot stencil. I tied on a stitched tag with the sentiment over a strip of washi tape and layered my flowers and leaves on top. 

I'm linking up with the Simon Wednesday Challenge where the theme this week is stencils. Check it out for lots of gorgeous inspiration!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

mft flamingos

I was asked to guest for My Favorite Things recently and was given some products from their May release to work with including these fun flamingo dies! 

I cut out the flamingos on watercolor paper and then used four different shades of pink and orange distress inks to color them in. I painted the stripes on the background with the same colors using washi tape as a mask. The sentiment is from the Tickled Pink stamp set which has a big variety of sentiments perfectly suited for flamingo cards.

I used my sewing machine for a stitched border around the edge of the watercolor paper. The flamingos and heart were placed on a cross-stitch oval cut out of patterned paper from the Dots and Stripes Pad from Studio Calico.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

mother's day card

I took a little break from crafting for a few weeks, but now I'm back to loving my stamps and making cards. I had to make a card for my mom because she appreciates my handmade cards more than anyone else I know. And that got me back in the mood to get back into it! I was excited to use the lovely MFT rolled scalloped rose die. It's such a pretty little flower on a card!

Here are the details on how my card came together. I used papers from the Echo Park For the Record 2 collection. I've had it for a few years, but I still love these papers. I cut a tag out of green cardstock with a Studio Calico tags die. I stamped the sentiment  and red flower with Lawn Fawn freshly cut grass ink and Studio Calico well red ink using the Lawn Fawn Mother's Day stamp set. The flowers are cut from the rolled scalloped rose and rolled flower dies from MFT Stamps. The flower centers are from the Dear Lizzy serendipity die set and the vines are from MFT blueprints 14.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I've made a few more cards that I want to share... just need to take the time to photograph them and write the posts. Making them is more fun. :)

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Monday, April 13, 2015

watercolor flowers with mft scribbles dies

My focus with card making has been all about flowers lately, and I've especially enjoyed using My Favorite Things Circle Scribble Flower stamps and dies and the coordinating Scribbles dies. They are so pretty and so versatile! Today I'm sharing a card using only the die cut scribbles along with some watercoloring.

Making this card was quite simple. I started with a piece of watercolor paper cut to about 5x7". I don't remember the exact size I started with, but I planned to cut it down to fit a card front once I finished the painting. I cut several shapes from the MFT scribbles dies out of white cardstock and arranged them on my paper.

I removed the flower scribble shapes and used my watercolor papers to roughly paint circles in place of each one. I used my heat tool to dry the paint each time I added a new color to prevent bleeding.

I used a stitched rectangle die to cut out the watercolor panel of painted flowers, and I decided at this point to paint each scribble shape to match the circles.

I cut out an extra piece of watercolor paper with the stitched rectangle die and adhered the two pieces together so it would be extra thick. I cut out a larger stitched rectangle from patterned paper and adhered the watercolor panel with foam tape. The scribble shapes were adhered with liquid glue. The finished card is the standard A2 size.

For the sentiment, I cut a banner shape out of vellum and stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Favorite Flowers stamp set with Color Theory Clean Slate ink. I attached the vellum piece with my tiny attacher.

That's it for today's card, and I must say it was a lot of fun to make! I really should use my watercolors more often. I'm joining the Simon Monday Challenge today where the theme is middle. Check it out for lots of wonderful inspiration!

To see more cards I've made with the MFT Circle Scribble stamps and dies, check out my blog posts here and here.