Lots happening on my site this week, so you will see many posts and lots of fun happenings..
Now before I get into sharing today’s release cards with you all, don’t forget if you are looking for the MFT Creative Construction Blueprints Challenge, please see the post below..
Right, well today is day 2 of Lil’Inker Designs release for July and what super fun projects I have to share with you all, I have another 2 cards…but first you should have arrived from Stephanie’s wonderful blog, if not there is a list of blog hop participants at the base of this post..
So my first card, I really wanted it to be a stand out, using lots of my go to colour, white…I decided to add a background feature which would be the Center Point Chevron Cover Up, then I wanted to add that pop of colour, so I took out the new stamp Doodled Daisies and stamped out the flowers with Coral Reef ink and so to tone down that colour I stamped white pigment ink outline over the top, creating a soft muted colour, did the same process with the leaves, but the leaves I used were from The Little Things stamp set, die cutting each of these out and putting together a collage in one corner of the card..once I was happy with the placement, I went about adding a Everyday Word Tag die sentiment, die cutting several layers to add dimensions…all the card needed was some additional enamel dots and pearls to complete..
This next card, I have to admit I decided to use The Little Things stamp and die set, but create the card with just flowers instead of using the bird, I knew a lot of the other design team members would be using the bird, but I wanted to show that you could use the smaller elements in this stamp set to create a sweet little focal point on the card…so stamping out the flowers and leaves then die cutting them out, I set those aside and worked on the background, die cutting the Dotted Scallops Cover Up, I knew I did not want the whole card covered with this, so decided to free hand cut through some of the scallops, creating a piece that would hang down from the top of the card base…I then adhered the collage of flowers and finished off the card by adding a stamped, embossed sentiment and pearls..
I hope you find inspiration in today’s shares and I will certainly be back tomorrow for our last day of release..
Be sure to comment along with the way to have a chance at winning a $15 in store credit..
Now it is time to head on over to our newest teamie, Jessica..
If you have lost your way, just see this list below..
Jessica Frost Ballas
Today is my first Creative Construction with Blueprints challenge for MFT and seeing as this is a birthday month for MFT, the design team are sharing birthday tags using Tag Builder Blueprints..
There are 5 different Tag Builder Blueprints out there and here is my take on this months challenge..
I adore those sweet Happy Pandas, I think this set as been one that I have used so many times and am always happy with the results..
So I chose to stamp out 3 of the pandas, coloured them in with my Copics to add just a little colour and seeing as it is birthday related, I chose to stamp out 3 balloons for them to carry, also colouring these in with my Copics, die cutting them out and then it was time to work on the tags themselves..
So I chose to use Tag Builder Blueprints 5 this month, die cutting 2 different types of tags, one to be the backing and one to be the front position..so hence this had to be die cut 6 times in total…the one that had the insert stitched piece, I blended distress inks, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn, once I was happy with the blended look, I stamped out Bamboo onto the panel, using Jellybean Green Hybrid Ink..
I adhered the two tags together with foam tape giving dimension in between and then used my tape runner on the blended panels and placed them into each die cut section..
Next, was to add the pandas and balloons and finish off with a stamped sentiment, ribbon and twine..
Super fun and I cannot wait to add these to a gift for someone..
Now it is time to head on over the the MFT blog to see the other participants and what they have come up with using the Tag Builder Blueprints..
Thanks for stopping by!
I have a super fun post for you today, or should I say at least for me, the early hours of this morning, whilst I am hopefully sleeping, this post will have gone live and sharing with you all around the world..
Today, the design team at MFT are sharing their top 10 creations of MFT projects with you all, in honour of the 10 year Birthday Celebration of MFT…
It has been a wonderful month of Birthday creations and celebrations and what better then sharing a bit more with all you readers..
So you will see the first 5 creations were ones that were pre MFT design team, ones I created with fun product and shared with you all, the next 5 you would have seen recently, which are my design team projects..
So lets get started as this will be a long post :) under each card, I will share my inlinkz for each card, so you can click on each of the product pictures that will be linked to MFT site for your shopping :)
I have to say it was incredibly hard to narrow down all the MFT projects I have created along the way of my crafting years, but I think why these made the cut, was because I just found myself when I created with all of these products for each and every card, I just found they came together so easily and that has a lot to do with the quality of the MFT product and the fun designs and elements that this company offers, I seem to gravitate to their product long before joining the team and now, what a huge privilege and honour it is to be apart of this team and family..
Congrats to all the people that work for MFT and a big Happy Birthday to you all!
I am sure this post along with my teamies posts will be loads of fun inspiration, for you to pull out your MFT or even go shopping and purchase some more fun products that you would like to play with..
Thanks for joining me here today with this rather long but fun and happy post..
Have a great day!
So it has come around again and more great goodies to create and purchase with, the new release from Lil’Inker Designs..
You should have arrived from Angel’s blog, if not there is a list at the base of this post for you to check out and hop along the right path..
I have 2 shares for you today..
This first card, I share with you, I used the new dies called Alphabet Gems dies, these now match the Alphabet Gems stamp set, how fun is that..
I chose to stamp out the word Gem and emboss with Liquid Platinum and die cut the letters out, setting this aside and working on the rest of the card, whilst the embossing was happening, I stamped and embossed the large gem image from the Girl’s Best Friend stamp set onto water colour paper and coloured the image in with my Zig Markers, trimming around the image…
Using the stars from this stamp set, I also embossed several of these stamped images onto a piece of white card stock that was trimmed slightly smaller then the card front and adding splatters of pink and yellow Zig colour to form a background for the gem to sit upon…so to finish the card, I added some sewing thread under the large gem and then masked off a sentiment that would match the word gem, stamped and embossed this onto black card stock, adding this to the card front along with word gem and scattering of sequins to complete..
My next card, I chose to have several dies used on this card as the feature, starting out with the Quilted Stitched Cover Up as the background on white card stock, next I die cut the Fringe Scalloped Circle out of Kraft card stock and adhered this to the card front…Knowing the card really needed a pop of something, so I took out the Bunnies and Bows die set and die cut a bunny, adding this to the circle feature…this for me is when this card, really turned into what I felt could be used as a baby card all I needed was to die cut the word Hello from the Everyday Word Tags several times to add dimension and add some twine and enamel dots to complete this cute card..
I hope you will hop along with us for the next couple of day and find loads of inspiration, be sure to comment along the way for a chance to win a $15 in store voucher..
So you next stop is Amy’s blog and I just know she has amazing inspiration for you over there..
Remember, if you loose your way, just see this list below to follow along again..
Jessica Frost Ballas
I will be back tomorrow for more shares with you all..
So nice to be at the end of the week and know I have the weekend off…loads of crafting to be done this weekend, plus visiting family, what are all your plans?
Decided to share a quick card with you all before the weekend, one that I created earlier on in the year and never got around to sharing here on my blog..
I still adore those sweet little elephants from Wplus9 and so this was a pretty simple birthday card, I stamped out the little elephant, embossed with white embossing powder, then coloured in with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, set aside to dry and worked on the card front…die cutting some Spring Moss card stock to form a frame using Mama Elephant, Madison Avenue die, adhering this to the card base, then die cutting a Simon Says Stamp Balloon from Blush card stock, stamping and embossing a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set onto it and adhering that on the inside of the frame, adding a piece of twine and my little elephant, so it looked like the balloon was carrying her away..
Super quick and easy card and a great birthday or everyday card…
Well that is me for Friday..
I will be back hopefully over the weekend to share more with you all..
Wednesday and that means MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge, we are up to number 290 and it was super fun to create with this sketch this week..
I chose to use Birdie Brown, You Make My Tail Wag stamp and die set as my main feature on the card, stamping out the images that I wanted to use and colouring in with my Copics, setting these aside to work on the rest of the card..
I die cut a piece of white card stock, using the Stitched Rectangle Stax and using the English Brick Wall stencil, I blended some distress ink, Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso over the stencil, to create a wall feature…I needed the wall to have some grounding, so I die cut a piece of Gumdrop card stock, using the Fresh Cut Grass die and whilst I was die cutting I die cut some Nightshift Blue and Electric Red card stock tabs from Blueprints 16..
It was time to put the card together, I die cut a piece of Kraft card stock, using the stitch rectangle from Blueprints 24, adhering all the images down to match the sketch and adding to a white card base…
I hope you will all have some time to play along with this weeks sketch, for more information on how to play along and loads of inspiration to view, check out the MFT Challenge Blog..
Have a great crafty day!