Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MFT Camp Create - Delightful Die Cutting

I was very grateful to MFT because their Camp Create helped me to come up with an idea for a sympathy card that I needed to make.  It was an especially difficult one because it was for the loss of a child and I had no clue what to make.  After watching Stephanie's video on partial die cutting, I had an idea and if it worked,  I knew what I was going to do.

I used MFT's Sweet Forest Friends dies for the partial die cutting and then stamped the tree and the animals.  I used a black Sharpie to color them in so they would look like silhouettes against the sky.  I wasn't sure about the white edge but it looked like a moon glow around the objects so it worked really well.  Here is my card...

This is such a happy little stamp set, but in silhouette the animals worked very well to convey the tone that I was looking for.  

To make the sky, I used a piece of watercolor paper and reinkers.  The stars are made with white acrylic paint.  I used a small stylus and a toothpick to dot them on and then I painted the glow lines with a tiny round paintbrush.

I used a Hero Arts stamp and die set for the sentiment on the front of my card.  I die cut "prayers" out of black adhesive backed fun foam making sure that the adhesive would be on the front side of the word.  I removed the protective paper and then pressed some silver Deco Foil onto the adhesive.  When I lifted the foil sheet off, the foil had transferred and the word had a beautiful luster. The fun foam added a textural quality to the foil.  Here's a close-up so you can see for yourself. 

If you haven't watched any of the Camp Create videos, I think you would like them.  You can find them on the MFT Blog.  Just scroll down a bit and you will find them :)
Thanks for visiting!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  110# White Cougar Opaque, Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper
Stamps: MFT Sweet Forest Friends, Hero Arts Prayers
Dies:  MFT Sweet Forest Friends
Copic: YR17
Vivid Reinkers: Ultramarine, Inky Blue, Purple, Orchid
Miscellaneous: Americana white acrylic paint, black Sharpie, clear Wink of Stella

Friday, June 17, 2016

MFT Camp Create - Glitzy Glitter

I had some time to play along with MFT Camp Create today.  It's a summer camp for stampers and has 5 days of challenges!  It started on Monday so I am late, but it looked like so much fun that I'm going to try to complete the challenges before the deadline on June 23rd.

The first challenge is Glitzy Glitter.  I just got the Beautiful Girl stamp set from MFT and thought that would be a great image to add glitter to, so I used the sweet little girl to make some cards.  Here is the first card, I used an Action Wobble so she really dances...so cute!  

The scalloped circle behind her is Stitched Mini-Scallop Circle STAX from MFT.  I wanted a green edge so I die cut one in purple and one in green and then trimmed along the stitch line of the green one and glued it on!  I really like how this looks!  I also tried some really simple no-line coloring on this card.  I used it to make the flowery background.  It looks like patterned paper, doesn't it? The last layer was stamped with Versamark and the Simply Circles background stamp.  Here's a close-up...

Glitter is so difficult to photograph, but I got lucky with this shot.  Ohhh, ahhh...look at that glitz!!

I always color two of an image when I'm making a card.  That way, if I mess up on the first one, I can correct my mistakes on the second one and still end up with something that I can use.  This time I was lucky and they both were usable!  SO...here is the 2nd card.  I used MFT's new Blueprints 29 for this one...love it...a lot!  

I used a piece of MFT's Sweet Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pack as a background.  It coordinated perfectly with my color scheme!  I wasn't sure about the curly-cues on the top of her head.  On the first card I colored them like flower vines but on this one, I colored them like curls of her hair...I like them both!  Here's the close-up view...

While trying to come up with a way to show how sparkly the glitter looks, I took this photo.  It didn't really catch the glitter like I wanted it to, but I liked it so much that I needed to include it.  

I know time is short, but I hope my cards made you think about going to MFT's summer camp!  They've come up with some fun ideas...and the videos are great!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend :)

Products Used:
Stamps:  MFT Beautiful Girl, Simply Circles Background, Grid Background
Dies: Beautiful Girl, Blueprints, 20 & 29, Stitched Mini-Scallop Circle STAX and Oval STAX 2 
Cardstock: MFT Sweet Sunshine 6x6 Paper Pack
Copics: YR61 & 65, V01 &12, G21
Miscellaneous: Pretty Pink Posh 4 mm clear sequins