Saturday, February 6, 2016

Couture Inspiration

I decided to participate along with a fun challenge today. PTI is celebrating its 9th anniversary and the challenge is to create a card inspired by your clothing collection or an clothing catalog.

I chose this picture as it reminded me of a dress I once wore.

These pretty dresses are from Elizabeth Anne designs. Give credit where credit is due! How pretty and romantic are they!

Here is my take on the inspiration:

I kept with the color theme and added gold stars. I am truly enjoying the gold trend this season and love incorporating the color on my cards.

The Stamp set and cardstock is from PTI.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

MFT Challenge Card #2

 I'm back again for My Favorite Things' Card Designer Contest.
No surprise here, but I decided again to focus on the use of Die-namics and wanted to make a coffee card for a friend who is a coffee aficionado!

This card uses the Perk Up Stamp Set and the Coffee Cup Die. Again, I like to keep things simple, so I cut out the coffee cup and assembled. I embossed the sentiment with white powder and watercolored a whimisical background using the MFT inks. The MFT Premium  inks are waterbased, and are perfect for using in background coloring!

I actually had a little bit of a hard time photographing this card for some reason. I photographed it the same time as the shaker cards from yesterday, but the ink colors is very saturated here..
Here is the unedited pitcure, which is missing some of it's real vibrance. Sometimes I'm unsure if it is worth editing a photo or not. I guess it depends on if you know what you are doing... right?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

MFT Card Design Contest

Hello! I decided to pop in and share with you a set of cards I made today for My Favorite Things' Card Designer Contest.

Sometimes I wonder if I'm good enough at this card making thing, and other days I think I am pretty darn good. So what the heck why not give it a shot. When you use products you love and are excited about sharing something your truly enjoy, why worry right? Plus, I already know who the recipients of these cards are going to be and I can't wait to see their faces!

I have to say, at this point in this hobby, I am very much into dies. MFT offers such great die concepts, that I think I end up buying more dies than the actual stamps. Mostly it has to do with my style. I prefer to mainly stamp, die and assemble. I'm not into coloring too much. I also like to make simple cards that are cute and easy to mass produce. It takes a lot of energy and time to come up with an idea. When I do come up with it I make a bunch of cards at a time!

So this is what I came up with.... I decided to go with different color combinations. I have made a bunch of shaker cards in the past, but never as a multi assorted card set!

I used MFT's dies ( Inside & Out Diagonal Stitch Rectangle &  Hello Transformable Dies ) and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, which MFT also carries!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find these cheery!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer School continues

I have another card for you today for MFT's Summer School challenges.
I am submitting this for the Focal Point class as well as the Movement/Flow.

These butterfly dies are my absolute favorite and I have used them quite a bit. They are large and perfect to make it the focal point of any project you create. I added a trail of sequences to give the card some movement.

Butterly dies
Sun Ray Cover Plate

Monday, June 22, 2015

Quiet. White Space

I'm back with another card for Summer School. There's still time if you wish to play along. You can find this Summer School challenge here.
Ice Cream just screams summer!

I created the card below with the ice cream as the focal point, and lots of white space surrounding it.
I added a spritz of light blue behind the ice cream as well as some gold string, and puffy sticky hearts from my daughter's stash of stickers.

Here is a close-up

I think this is one of my favorite stamp sets at the present time along with the coordinating dies.
What do you think?

Sweet Treats - dies


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