MFT Superstar – Clean & Simple

Here is my second card for the annual Superstar Challenge at My Favorite Things. This time I’ve taken a massive leap out of my comfort zone and made a simple card without a coloured image. I spent some time carefully stamping up snowflakes in various sizes and colours and then I used only a small portion of what I’d stamped up for this card. I’ll probably use another part of the panel (and show you the other colour I stamped up at the same time) at a later date. But for now, let’s take a look at my entry in the Clean and Simple Genius category.

I have used one of the Stitched Rectangle dies for the panel and then the inner frame is cut out using the Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles. Merry is made using the Impact Alphabet dies and Christmas is from a die set called Merry Christmas. I decided to go for white on white with the bigger letters and then I used RV99 (Copic) to colour Christmas in a matching colour to the snowflakes.

I’ve used foam tape and vellum to raise the letters off the homemade background. I made the background using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set and stamped the snowflakes at random with 4 different shades of dusty pink and then embossed some white snowflakes on top. It’s a bit of an unusual colour for Christmas cards and snowflakes, but I think it works well, actually.

MFT Superstar coloring virtuoso

Apparently it’s that time of year again. The time when MFT Stamps are having their annual contest. So I spent some time masking and colouring and squinting trying to see where to colour the various bits. Here it is, my entry for the colouring part of the Superstar contest.

I have used five different stamp sets to make this. The girl, the cupcake stand and the biggest present is from the Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set, the 3 smaller presents and the balloons are from Beary Special Birthday, the banner is from Up in the Air, the birds are from the Happy Hippos set and the clouds are from Scene Builder.

I’ve used one of the STAX rectangles for the panel itself, the cardstock is After Midnight and the embossed sentiment is off the Bitty Bears set.

Copics used: (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (turquoise) BG11, BG15, BG18, BG78, (blue) B24, B26, B39, (pink) RV10, RV63, RV66, RV69, RV99, (yellow) Y32, Y35, Y38, YR27, (grey) C0, C1, C3, C5, (white) W0, W1, W3, (dark cupcake) E71, E74, E77, E79, (light cupcake) E41, E42, E43, (grass) YG13, YG17, YG67, YG99, (sky) BG10, B00, B01, B12

RAM boy with dragon

I’m back with another card made for Rachelle Anne Miller’s Creative Studios today. For some reason I seem to enjoy colouring up these detailed stamps as small as possible and this card is no exception. I used boy and stuffed dragon for this card and kept it very simple. The photo doesn’t show it well, but I used a stencil to emboss the white panel. A simple “happy birthday” written in Norwegian on matching cardstock with a few enamel dots is all I needed for this card.

Copics used: BG70, BG10, BG11, BG15, BG18, BG78, B91, B93, B95, B97, BV23, BV25, BV29, Y32, Y35, Y38, E97, E08, E19, YR23, YR27, E00, E02, E13, E15,

Crafty Meraki using MFT’s birdie brown

I’m here today to share my first project as part of the Crafty Meraki design team.

I have made a card using products from various companies where the stamped image is by MFT Stamps and is called Bring out the Sunshine. I have coloured it up with Copic Marker and then cut out the girl and the flower basket by hand. The card itself is a regular A2 card and I’ve used dark blue card stock for the card base.

The background on the card is made using Pinkfresh’s Pop Out Diagonal Stripes stamp set and I inked it up using 4 different shades of blue going from light at the top to dark at the bottom. A bit less than half of the panel is covered with stripes. The sentiment is a hello die by Altenew with an embossed sentiment go with. It’s always handy to have dies of this kind and and there are a few other options in the shop, too, such as Pinkfresh, and MFT Stamps (Sweet Hello, and Little Hello). The embossed “my friend” is one of the text stamps on Altenew’s Leaf Clusters stamp set.

Anemones

I’ve used the Paint-a-flower Anemone by ALTENEW. Very curious what the new paint-a-flower will be, but for now I will admire the new release they have out today. (You can view it here.) It is stamped twice onto the card stock, at different angles, and then coloured up with Copic Marker as usual. I’ve used one of the stitched rectangle dies by MFT Stamps, a birthday die by Pinkfresh as well as an embossed sentiment from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set by Whimsy Stamps. The enamel dots are off this set at Altenew.

The purples are V000, V12, V15, V17 and V09