Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MFT - Camp Create - Sensational Sliders - Hey You

Hi All!
 
Another fun day at camp ... today we learned about sensational sliders. My card is interactive ... the tag pulls out of the 'jeans' pocket. Faded Denim Distress Ink was used to create a bleached/stonewashed look. A couple of 'rivets' and the 'yay' pocket tag were added. This could be a congratulatory themed card for a male teen/young adult ... the theme continues inside the card.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Blueprints 1 or 2*; Pierced Tag Stax; Pretty Pocket (retired die/stamp set)
Stamps - MFT - Essential Sentiments; More Essential Sentiments; Pretty Pocket (retired); Distressed Patterns
Inks - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress - Faded Denim
 
*sometimes I mix up the large panel dies in these collections ... so am crediting both

Monday, June 19, 2017

MFT Summer Camp - Glitzy Glitter - You're the Best

Hello Everyone!
 
Another fun summer camp activity at MFT - Glitzy Glitter.  My card includes a butterfly die cut from four colors of glitter paper.  The dry embossed 'quilted' panel was achieved by using the Stripes CU (two passes through the Big Shot ... the second time with the CU turned 90 degrees) then cut with a pierced rectangle die.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Glitter Paper - from stash
Dies - MFT - Striped CU; Pierced Square STAX; Fancy Butterflies
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Stamp - from stash
Enamel Dots - from stash

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MFT - Divine Dry Embossing - You Make My Heart Melt

Hello Everyone!
 
Another fun camp activity at MFT Summer Camp ... dry embossing using a die cut
 
My inspiration for this card came from Inge who makes the most fascinating layered cards.  Since this is camp week, I decided to try one to include a dry embossed feature. The embossed heart was created using the Hugs and Kisses CU plate die and cut with a pierced heart die-cut. The penguin's swim trunks were altered by drawing white lines with a Gelly Roll pen. Patterned paper with small hearts adds to the card's theme. The white tip of the Creamsicle was painted with a few coats of clear WOS.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT - Hugs and Kisses CU; Pierced Rectangle Dies; Pierced Heart Stax; Penquins in Paradise
Stamps - MFT  - Penguins in Paradise
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Other - Clear WOS

Thursday, June 15, 2017

MFT Camp Create - Spectacular Shakers - Awesome

Hello Everyone,
 
Playing in summer camp at MFT ... today we are learning about/making a shaker card.  My card is clean and layered. On a piece of DP the sentiment was heat embossed in silver. Pink, silver and clear sequins were added for the shaker components. A small die-cut heart was added for interest. The stitched framed die and a piece of acetate were used to create the shaker enclosure.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Card Stock - Recollections
DP and Acetate - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Versamark
EP - Recollections
Sequins from stash
Foam Tape - Scotch

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MFT Camp Create 2 - Warm Wishes

Greetings!
 
Day 2 of MFT Camp is Remarkable Resist
 
For my card I was inspired by a card included on the insert for the Doodle Blooms Card Kit with a few changes ... colors, splatters, sentiment, different leaves. I began by white ink stamping/white heat embossing flowers and leaves onto card stock. Then, I blended dye ink to achieve the sherbet colors for the flowers and leaves. Corresponding die cuts were used to cut the flowers and leaves. Colored pencils were used for some shading/depth on the flowers. Splatters in the flower colors were added for interest. Sequins were added for sparkle.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
 
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Pigment; Hybrid; Dye
Markers - Prismacolor Pencils
Clear sequins

Monday, June 12, 2017

Camp Create 1 - Watercolor - Thank You

Greetings!
Today, I'm participating in Day 1 of MFT Camp Create - Wonderful Watercolor. For my panel I was inspired by a Jennifer McGuire video - Wrapped Watercolor.  I wanted to see the outcome using different products (inexpensive 110 lb. cardstock, distress inks, small amount of water). Using the ink cubes I smeared various colors of Distress Inks on card stock; spritzed with water and covered with plastic wrap ...  dabbing the plastic wrap made the pattern in the background. In her video the recommendation was to leave the plastic wrap on until the card stock had dried (she used water color paper, water colors, generous amount of water). I chose to remove the plastic wrap and let the panel air dry. The sentiment was stamped/heat embossed in white.  A few clear sequins add sparkle.
 
This was a very quick card to make.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Die - MFT
Stamp - Stampendous
Inks - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
EP - Stampendous
Clear sequins

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Muse - Happiest of Birthdays

Hi Everyone,
 
Another fun challenge at Muse ... Anita, this week's designer, provided a stunner in corals (my fav) and black. My rendition includes colors and black flora. The coral panel was achieved by ink blending Candied Apple Distress Ink. The mottled look was achieved by blotting a wipe over a stencil. For the flower ... a stamp from the MFT Distressed Pattern collection was used repeatedly/randomly to stamp the stripes then the pattern was stamped/die-cut with the flower. The centers of the petals were colored with a Copic marker. A few paintings of clear WOS were added to the flower for shimmer. For interest a patterned embellishment was added to the flower center, and a few clear rhinestones add sparkle.
 
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; ArtC
Inks - MFT; Ranger - Distress
Marker - Copic
Embellishments from stash
 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Muse - You Were Meant to Shine

Greetings Everyone!

Muse Challenge #218 ... How fun ... a birthday celebration for Ardyth  ... 50 birthday wishes in this post!!!

This celebration includes using one of her cards as our muse ... and we have chances for presents!! I scanned many, many of her cards (getting inspiration galore) and found one created in 2012 that I chose to use.  My rendition includes layout, sun, red embellishment.

For the sun, I used the negative of a die-cut for a stencil and blended three yellow colors of Distress Inks. The center of the sun is a daisy die-cut colored with the same yellow Distress inks ... only inked deeper in color. Then, the die-cut was painted with a few coats of clear WOS to give it shine/shimmer. A ladybug embellishment was added for interest.

Wish everyone a fun day.
Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - Precious Remembrance
Ink - MFT; Ranger
Embellishments - WOS; ladybug from stash

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Muse - Have a Tweet Birthday

Greetings!

Time to play cards at Muse Card Challenge #217Kim Heggins, the newest DT member (a big congats, Kim) provided a fun box card for our inspirations.  My rendition includes critters, plaid, flag banner.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - Pebbles, MME
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT
Markers - Copics

Thursday, May 25, 2017

MCV - Merry and Bright

Hello Card Making Friends!

Hope this day finds you well. 

Time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions 80 ... Kimberly provided us a beautiful wreath inspiration.  My rendition includes colors, bird, berries, ribbon, sentiment. The wreath and ribbon were die-cut from three alcohol ink blended panels - green and blue for the wreath and light red tone for the ribbon. A few custom colored gem 'berries' were added for sparkle.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - Pebbles; Kodak photo paper
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT; Unknown from stash
Inks - MFT; Studio G
Markers - Copics
Other - Alcohol; gemstones


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time Out - Hello There

Greetings!

Time Out Challenges #83 features Hannelie as the CASE designer. We are provided the privilege of CASEing her card ... With Our Own Twist. Her cards are so inspiring and swoon-worthy. I've included the color hues, die-cuts, black and white flower. My rendition includes a water-color/smoosh panel laid beneath a snow slopes die cut, then die-cut again using a stitched frame die. Three of the frame pieces were stacked to provide additional dimension. The flower was stamped in black, and the sentiment stamped/heat embossed in white on black. A sparkly yellow enamel dot was added to the flower center, and a few randomly placed clear sequins complete the card. 

Hope your day is enjoyable ... thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
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Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
Other - enamel dot; sequins

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Feel Better Soon

Hello Everyone,

Again, playing in The Flower Challenge #8 - CASE a DT Member.  The card I created is a CASE of the card designed by Ruth Andrews.  The grey rectangle was die-cut three times from grey cardstock, glued/stacked and adhered at a slight tilt. The flowers were die-cut from card stock that had been smooshed with various yellow colors of Distress Inks. Some grey splatters were added to the flowers (I have a stamp that makes "splatters" ... no mess!!). For added interest a few sequins were randomly adhered.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT; Ranger
Other - sequins


Monday, May 8, 2017

The Flower Challenge - Stay Awesome

Hello!

Playing cards in The Flower Challenge #8 - CASE a DT Member. I chose to CASE Karen Dunbrook.  My card rendition includes a panel of Washi tape with a white stamped/heat embossed image. The frame was created using a rectangle die-cut then dry embossing with a larger pierced rectangle die-cut. A sentiment stamped in black completes the card.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Inkadinkadoo
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Hybrid
EP - Stampendous

Friday, May 5, 2017

Muse - hello

Hello!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge #214 ... Anita provided a gorgeous stenciled inspiration.  My rendition includes colors, black sentiment, purple mat panel. My image was achieved by stamping with white pigment ink and heat embossing with white EP to create a resist. Then four colors of Distress Ink were blended - Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon. Purple mat panel, black die-cut sentiment and one purple bling complete the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate hearing from you. Wish you a fun day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Pigment; Ranger - Distress
EP - Stampendous
Other - gem

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time Out - So Sorry ...

Hi Everyone!
 
It's flowers and "kissing" at Time Out Challenge #82... my rendition includes one flower that was kissed for a very CAS card. Periwinkle (main flower color) and red hot (background print color) were used. Just happened to have a piece of DP that matched.
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Although I hear that the "kissing" technique is an oldie, this was my first time trying it.
 
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Hope you're having a great day.
Marilyn
 
Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid and Dye
Other - WOS; enamel dot

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Card Concept - Forever Friends

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in the CC#72 - April Showers - challenge.  Inspiration for my clean and layered card ... blue polka dot boots, pink sole/trim, florals. The blue polka dot patterned paper was used for the high top with pink trimmed edge/sole ... with similar colored flowers (as the inspiration photo) bursting from the top of the shoe.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Hope you're having a great day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT
Other - WOS

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Muse - smile

Greetings!

Playing cards at Muse Challenge 213 ... Kay Miller who designs the most inspiring cards is the Muse this week.  My rendition includes flowers, grey city skyline, general design.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Hope you're having a wonderful day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT; Ranger
Markers - Copics
Other - WOS; sequins

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Muse - Santa Has Some Favorites ...

Greetings!

No playing golf today along with completing a number of tasks ... that means time to play at Muse: ChristmasVisions  ... an adorable scene card is presented by Natasha Kara for our inspirations.  My rendition includes colors, snow slopes, blue sky, three images.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your comments. 

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT and Ranger
Markers - Copics and Gelly Roll
Other - Sequins

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Muse - Hello There

Hello Everyone!

Time to play cards at Muse ... Jenni, the designer this week, provided us a beautiful card in blue and white for our inspirations.  My card includes the blue and white theme and flowers. A couple colors of blue distress inks were used to create a panel using the smooshing method. Then, the flowers were stamped and die cut from the smooshed ink panel.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your comments.  Hope you're having a pleasant day.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Pigment
EP - Stampendous


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Muse - fabulous

Greetings everyone!

Playing in the Muse Challenge #211Tracey, the muse designer this week, provided a fun card for our inspirations  ... my card includes rainbow-hued circles, black sentiment, sequins.

The first step on the panel was stamping using Versamark ink and the Scattered Dots background stamp then heat embossing with clear EP. Secondly, a "stencil" was created from different sized circle die-cuts. Then, the "stencil" was used to create the colored circles. A die-cut sentiment painted with a coat of clear WOS and a few clear sequins complete the card.

Wish you a wonderful day.  Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye; Ranger - Distress
Embellishments - sequins; WOS


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

LIM - CASology -TPP - Send you Strength

Hi Everyone,

Today, playing in three challenges ...
- Less is More #323 - Curve - curves in the cloud and his little tummy. (I stretched the one-layer definition a little by inlaying the die-cut cloud).
- CASology #244 - Strong - very strong to hold up the cloud!!
- The Paper Players - Color Challenge #339 (sand, mint, purple)

My card is a cute little mouse working so hard to hold up a huge cloud!! There are touches of blue sky showing through on the cloud (may be hard to see in the photo). 

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TIME OUT - GD - smile


Greetings!

Another card for my GD gig at TIME OUT Challenges ... when it rains, look for rainbows; when it's dark, look for stars.

This card focuses on the colors of the rainbow. I repeatedly stamped the flowers and colored them in rainbow colors using Copic markers. A coordinating custom-colored gem that matches each flower's color provides sparkle. A die-cut/inlaid sentiment completes the card.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Wish you a great day!

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamp - Hero Arts (it may be retired)
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - rhinestone gems

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Muse - CASology - Hello There - Celebrate

Hello Everyone!

Today, it's two challenges and two cards ... Muse and CASology:

Muse Challenge #209

SonjaK provided a gorgeous card for our inspirations. My rendition for the Muse Challenge includes Kraft, splatter/dot background, blue flower, colors. A painting of clear WOS adds sparkle to the flower. Vellum was adhered behind the Kraft. I liked the way a new stamp made the spots ... although a little too many ... used the panel anyway!!

CASology 242 - Text

The text is a birthday background stamp die-cut as a flower with a 'celebrate' die-cut used as the stem.

Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback. Wish you a good day.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT; Penny Black
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Dye
Markers - Copics
Other - Vellum; sequins; enamel dot; WOS

Thursday, March 30, 2017

TIME OUT - GD - Unwrap a Special Day

Greetings!

So honored to have a GD gig at TIME OUT Challenges. Thank you DT for selecting my card a couple of weeks ago and including me. Our inspiration is the following quote:

'When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark, look for stars.'

My card focuses on rainbow colors and stars. The candles are inked using dye and distress inks and heat embossed. Each candle represents one of the colors in the rainbow. Instead of using flames I chose to use star-shaped sequins. Each sequin has a gem in the middle that matches its respective candle color. The sentiment is inked and heat embossed in white on a strip of black card stock.

Hope you're having a wonderful day. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT; Stampendous
Ink - MFT - Dye and Pigment; Ranger - Distress;
EP - Hampton Art; MFT
Embellishments - sequins and gems

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MCV - A Special Delivery ...

Good Afternoon!

Time to play cards at Muse: ChristmasVisions 78Cornelia, the host designer, has provided a couple of very fun cards for our inspirations ... the cats are too cute ... one looking over the wall and the other from the box. My rendition includes animal friend, hat and 'lights'. My moose all dressed in his holiday best tucked inside the Kraft envelope is special delivering Christmoose Wishes!!

Wish you the best. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always enjoy your feedback.

Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll
Embellishments - gem stones