Saturday, March 17, 2018

Twofer - Get Well - Thinking of You

Greetings!

Another fun challenge at Darnell's Twofer Card Challenge #3.  This episode's opportunity is Blossom.

The sentiment on Card 1 (on the right in the picture) falls within the Get Well category.  Card 2 (on the left) is Thinking of You.  From MFT Doodle Blooms stamp and dies I used a stamp and die to create a trio of flowers in Card 1.  Card 2 uses the same stamp and die for the middle of the large flower.  Bold and bright colors with glittery flower centers were used in Card 1.  Card 2 was created using softer colors with a flower printed enamel dot for the center.

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Card Stock - Recollections
DP - DCWV; heidi swapp
Stamps - MFT; Fiskars
Dies - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Embellishments - sequins; glitter dots; enamel dot



Sunday, February 25, 2018

Muse - Best Friends

Greetings!

Time for Muse Challenge 254 where Kim has provided a playful card for our inspirations. My rendition includes general theme, animal friends, grass, upper left-placed sentiment.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - Big Red; Stamplorations; Fiskars
Ink - MFT - Hybrid
Markers - Copics
Other - gems; clear WOS

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

CAS Mix Up - sending get well wishes

Greetings!

Today, playing in the February CAS Mix Up card challenge.  Our inspiration is to use Felt, Cork or Canvas plus stamping plus a choice.

My card includes cork, water color, die-cut, dry embossing, stamping.  I die-cut the detailed butterfly from cork.  The water color panel beneath was cut using a solid butterfly die.  The butterfly is mounted on a "quilted" round panel.  The quilting was achieved by using a striped cutting plate to dry emboss ... ran it through Big Shot twice ... the second time at a 90 degree angle.  A few gray-toned gems  and sentiment complete the card.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - Cork - DCWV; gemstones


Monday, February 19, 2018

CAS Watercolor - Make a Wish or Two

Hi Everyone!

Today, playing in the February CAS Watercolor challenge.  This time the inspiration is Heart.

My card includes a smooshed Distress Ink water color die-cut heart. A stencil was used to make a flower outline both on the heart and white panel. Black glitter embellishments were added for interest.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Stencil - ARTc
Marker - Micron
Ink - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid
Other - glitter gems

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Muse - Happy Birthday My Friend

Greetings!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #253 where Tracey has provided a fun card for our inspirations. For my card I used same colored background, bear, heart, white sentiment on black.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Pigment; Ranger - Distress Oxides; 
Markers - Copics; Gelly Roll

Friday, February 16, 2018

Twofer - Hearts - Joy and Hugs

Greetings!

Today, I'm playing in the Twofer Card Challenge #2 - Hearts... a new and very creative opportunity for card making developed by Darnell and her design team.  How fun to design two different cards with different themes using the same stamp and/or die.

My two cards use one of the MFT Stitched Heart Stax Die-namics as the common element.

Card 1 - a very CAS creation - an alcohol ink blended panel was used to die-cut a heart.  The sentiment was die-cut three times using MFT Slate Grey cardstock and the MFT Joy die.  The sentiment layers were glued together and painted with a couple coats of clear WOS.  A few clear sequins complete the card.

Card 2 - the same MFT Stitched Heart Die-namic was used to cut a heart from MFT Electric Red card stock. The heart was embellished with Distress Ink die-cuts using Sizzix (Tim Holtz) Gear Head dies. A die-cut arrow and a stamped Hugs sentiment complete the card.

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Marilyn

Card Stock - MFT; Recollections
Dies - MFT; Sizzix
Stamp - MFT
Ink - MFT - Hybrid; Ranger - Distress; Copic - Alcohol Refills
Other - clear sequins



Sunday, October 22, 2017

Muse - Itsy bitsy SPIDER

Hi Everyone!

Time to play at Muse Challenge #238. Kim, this week's designer, provided a fun Halloween card filled with corn candy for our inspirations. My card features colors, Halloween theme, orange matting, black and white harlequin pattern strip at bottom of panel. The stripes were created using a couple of stamps in different widths and randomly stamping using thee colors (two oranges and one yellow) of dye ink. (I got this background idea from Shari Carroll on the Simon Says blog on October 20, 2017.) The spider that was part of the cobweb is small and seemed lost with the stripes, so I attached a sparkly spider embellishment from my stash. One web didn't seem like enough so a couple more were lightly stamped. 

Hope everyone is having a pleasant fall day. Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.

Card Stock - Recollections; MFT
DP - from stash
Dies - MFT
Stamps - MFT
Inks - MFT - Dye and Hybrid
Other - spider embellishment