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.

Thankful for you

There’s no secret that turquoise is my favourite colour. For my birthday this year I got a gift certificate for stamps at Power Poppy and I bought loads! These sunflowers in a vase is one of them. Isn’t it pretty? I layered it on the side of the panel and printed on a part of it. I think it looks pretty good on the side like this. I used a sentiment stamp from a collaboration set made by Hero Arts and Gina K Design and inked it up with ink from Altenew. The enamel dots are also from Altenew, whereas the cardstock is by MFT Stamps.

Uptown party

This stamp must be one of the stamps I have used the most. It is by Stamping Bella. I’ve used washi tape to make the background behind the girls. It is by Altenew. The stamp is coloured up with Copic Marker and I added the glitter effect to the white dress, but went without the white gelly roll for the red dress for a bit of a different effect. I then cut the panel to the right size and drew in a border around the edge.

The sentiment is in Norwegian and means “to a wonderful friend like you” and is by Mathia Design.

Birthday poppy

I don’t often play with panel dies, but when I saw this Trellis one from Altenew I knew I had to have it. It’s been die cut as white card stock and then I used my Distress Ink (one of the few I have that’s not Oxide) in the colour Peeled Paint and deliberately avoided getting it even. As the background behind it, I used one of the new watercolour background panels from Lili of the Valley. Then I cut the Trellis die cut apart so that I only kept about 2/3 of it. The Paint-a-Flower Poppy has been coloured with my Copic markers and then cut out by hand. After I glued it onto the background and trellis, I used one of my other Copic marker colours to draw in some dots in a colour to match the distress. The Happy Birthday sentiment is a part of the Paint-a-Flower Poppy set, whereas “dearest friend” is off the Statement Flowers set and I used two different colours from the Zesty Limes ink cubes set. A few transparent drops and voila, card done!

Friendship card

Today I am showing you a card I’ve made for Copic Marker Norge as an inspirational post. I’ve used an image as well as chipboard from Make it Crafty along with a die from Pretty Pink Posh and a sentiment from Altenew.

Here is another photo of the card. This time it is laying down flat so you can see how I decorated the inside in a matching blue so that it is visible behind the border.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E11, E04, R20, (hair) E30, E34, E25, E27, (white) W0, W1, W2, W3, (blue) B000, B00, B02, B05, B28 (I think.. it was a while ago!), (flowers) RV52, RV55, YR23, YG67