Saturday, December 17, 2011

Card 36 - Warm Winter Wishes

When I saw this stamp during MFT's December Release, I thought this stamp was so fitting for a friend of mine. She loves hot chocolate and each time we went out, she'll have a cup or she'll order one. So I thought it would make a lovely Christmas card for her.

Tried my hands at Copic coloring again. I paper pieced the mug and added white enamel for the marshmellows. I added Diamond Stickles to the snowflakes to give it some glitter and top the snowflakes with a gem brad and some pearls.

Supplies Used:
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Dark Chocolate
Pattern Papers - Holly Jolly by Echo ParkInks - Momento Tuxedo Black, JBS Brown Sugar, Archival Jet Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Stamps - MFT ALM Hot Cocoa Girl, PI Holly Girl, PTI Tag-Its 10
Others - MFT Let It Snowflake Die, Tab Die, Ranger Diamond Stickles, Maraschino Twine by The Twinery, HA Mixed Accents, AC Mixed Gem Brads, Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Punch, 1/16" Pop Dots, Ranger White Enamel

Friday, December 16, 2011

Card 35 - Merry Christmas (MFTWSC50)

This is my first try participating in this week's MFT sketch challenge.

I don't have a lot of their stuffs yet but will be collecting slowly but surely. Made do with the stuffs I had on hand to create this Christmas card.

The doily die I bought had not arrived yet so I cut this doily using my Silhouette. The girl's dress was paper pieced and so was the trimming on the dress. Glossy accents was added to the holly berries and hair clip.

Die cut the sentiment frame and holly for the inside of the card. Added red gems for the berries.

Supplies Used:
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist
Pattern Paper - 12 Days of Christmas by My Mind's Eye
Inks - Distress Ink Antique Linen, Archival Jet Black
Stamps - MFT Holly Girl (PI)

Others - Silhouette, Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Punch, PTI Fillable Frames #10, Holly Die,  Banner Die, Hero Arts Mix Accents, 1/8" Pop Dots, Copics

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Card 34 - I Love Dancing Through Life With You

This is my first MFT stamps haul. This stamp set and skyline border die caught my eye as they were doing their November release. My anniversary was coming up in December and I thought the sentiments were so fitting I just had to get it. Of coz this image is just so romantic as well although my hubby and I do not know any of such dances :P

I've also got a penchant for sentiments and I do find myself buying a stamp set just because of the sentiments. Ha...

In view that I was going to use the skyline border, I wanted to create a night scene with stars and thought to use white embossing and dig in my distress inks. I meant to wipe off some parts of the background stamp before I actually stamp on it but confident me was multi-tasking between card making and tv watching that I forgot about that and only remembered when I was almost done with my distress inking. Anyhow I figured that this card is gonna be for my husband who won't have the eye for such detail, I left it as that.

I'm also officially on Copics. I've heard and tried a little bit of Copics a year ago but held off buying them as I thought I could do away with it. However, the coloring with Copics is just so vibrant and fun that I finally succumbed. This is officially my first Copics coloring image using the markers I have on hand. I also want to take this opportunity to say that I really appreciate all the techniques and tips on using Copics that I've found online. There are so many crafters who are sharing information willingly and freely. I'm truly appreciative. Kudos to them!

Wanted to paper piece the tuxedo and the dress but couldn't figure out how to do it well that I decided to just color with my copics. Added rock candy stickles to the dress to give it some glittery effect.

I did this sentiment using selective stamping with the stamps from the set. Wanted to do more on the inside but I'm also someone who has a ton of things to write so I decided to leave it plain for my own message.

I also decided to enter this for the Young Crafters Unite Challenge #4. It's been a while since I participated in their challenges. I had used a couple of dies here.

Supplies Used:
Paper - PTI Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
Pattern Paper - Darling Dear by My Mind's Eye
Inks - Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, JBS Spiced Tin, Versamark
Stamps - MFT May I Have This Dance (WTG), HA Tiny Flakes

Others - MFT Skyline Border Die, PTI Fillable Frames #1 Die, Zing White Embossing Powder, Copics, Rock Candy Stickles,