Monday, July 30, 2018

Travel: Follow Your Heart

A self-propelled method of travel!
This is my best vintage/shabby chic card yet!

I'm entering this card into two challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Blog's Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
and Frilly and Funkie: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Challenge.

Molly & Rex Enjoy the Ride Stamps
Bo Bunny Love & Lace Buttons
Ranger Distress Oxide Inks in: Blueprint Sketch, Bundled Sage, Candied Apple, Faded Jeans, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Frayed Burlap, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tools
Fran Wilson Nail Tees
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive: 159723
Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles: 352854

Other Materials
card: white, A2 size; Bo Bunny Provence Collection paper; Memento Black Dye Ink; paper cutter; water mister; and a MISTI or similar tool

Starting with the blank card, use Frayed Burlap around the edges with a blending tool. Mist gently with water and pat dry. Using the paper cutter, trim your chosen patterned paper to slightly less than the size of the card front. Center and glue to the front of your card. Repeat the use of the Frayed Burlap, misting, and patting dry.

Stamp the bicycle with the black ink in your MISTI or equivalent stamp positioner, and color in using nail tees and distress oxide inks. (Nail tees are like Q-tips with a sharp pointed end.) Use the stamp positioner also for the sentiment in Candied Apple. In retrospect I should have used a darker color; I was trying for a match to the roses on the button and didn't make it. Before adhering the button to the card, add some Frayed Burlap around the edge and mist lightly. Pat dry and stick to card.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Enjoy the little things!


Luckily Lawn Fawn has a ton of stamps with peeps! (Chicks.) This made mixing and matching easy for this card! Not pictured: chicks in party hats, chicks in wedding garb, chicks in scarves, etc.

I'm entering these cards into three challenges:
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 394,
MFT Color Challenge 97, and
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use A Die and/or Punch.
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Critters on the Savana
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Village Shops
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Yay, Kites!
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Critters on the Farm
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Critters in the Forest
Lawn Fawn Dies: Mini Picture Frames
Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink
Distress Oxide in Abandoned Coral
Distress Oxide in Squeezed Lemonade
Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Darice Embossing Folder: Scroll Background
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Materials
white card base; four various patterned papers: paper cutter; detail sponge tool; MISTI-type stamping aid or stamp blocks; and die cutting machine (Example: the Big Shot)

Start by embossing the front of your card base. Using the yellow first, blend distress oxide from the top down to about 2/3s of the way down the card. Start with orange and work your way up from the bottom to about halfway. Add a bit of coral to the orange, and blend in more yellow as needed.

Cut each of the four patterned papers using the Mini Picture Frames die. To save time, use the printed side of the frame and flip the inside over to use the white side. Stamp each of the peeps with black ink and color in using the yellow distress oxide and your detail sponge tool. Put a tiny bit of orange on each beak. Stamp out a sentiment from the Village Shops stamp set in coral on white paper; trim appropriately. Assemble and glue as seen. Peep!

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 394.

MFT Color Challenge 97.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red, White, and Blue Mini Milk Carton

Tiny milk carton!
These little milk cartons are so cute! I love miniatures and these little guys are all of about 3 inches tall. They're fun to fold too! If I could just figure out how to get them to work with magnets for a closure they'd be perfect.

I'm entering this papercrafting project into one challenge:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Red, White, and/or Blue.
Spellbinders "More Than Milk Carton" Dies
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Other Materials
assorted papers; 1 small clothespin; and a die-cutting machine: for example a Big Shot

Use the Spellbinders dies to cut out the various papers and assemble as per the picture.

What the opening looks like.