Saturday, July 21, 2018

Two Cards One Post!




Happy Saturday!  I am popping in with two cards to share today.  I am playing along with a few blog challenges.


My first card is for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge and The Color Throwdown.



I started with some Strathmore watercolor paper.  I used the smooshing technique using Ranger Distressed Oxide Blueprint Sketch and Distressed Oxide Broken China inks.  I used my heat tool to dry in between to create more depth.  


For the focal panel and to follow the sketch, I used my MFT Inside and Out Stitched Square Stax.  One for the larger square and one to cut out smaller squares.  I used the MFT Adorable Elephants to stamp using versamark ink and clear embossed.  I colored using my Arteza Real Brush Markers.


I used Blueprints 20 for the sentiment strip. I die cut a piece of PTI weathervane card stock.  I stamped with versamark and white embossed one of the sentiments from the Adorable Elephants stamp set.  


I used some foam tape to add my background panel, windows, elephant squares, and sentiment to the card.  I added a bunch of clear sequins inside the opposite windows to create the illusion of bubbles or water or a faux shaker card.


For my second card, I am playing along with CASE this Sketch, SSS Wednesday Challengeand MFT The Birthday Project.  



I started with some kraft card stock top folding card base.  I used some white pigment ink to stamp the MFT Birthday background stamp.   Next, I die cut the stitched rectangle from Blueprints 20.  I used MFT Distressed Patterns stamp set to stamp a very subtle splattered background using Sno Cone ink.    


Next, I die cut the Donut and Sprinkles stamp set in kraft and used the coordinating dies to stamp the icing and sprinkles.  I used ripe raspberry, lemon chiffon, and summer splash card stocks.  I added some glossy accents to the top of each donut to create a sugary glaze.  To make it look textured, I spread it around with the Spellbinder's Tool-n-One plastic spatula so it dripped off of the sides.


For my sentiment, I used the medium sized happy die from the past that was free.  I layered some ripe raspberry with PTI select white card stock.  For the sentiment, I used a Pure Innocence Happy Happy Birthday set.  


I just used the birthday and stamped with versamark and white embossed onto true black card stock.  I die cut it with one of the dies from Blueprint 13.  I popped up the PTI select white panel with some foam tape before adding it to the kraft base.  I finished my card with a few clear sequins.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!








4 comments

  1. Two fabulous projects. Came for your donuts (what a great idea for that sketch) but I love your take on a shaker with those adorable ellies too.

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  2. These are both so sweet and fun!

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  3. Your cards are both WONDERFUL! LOVE your designs! Great use of dies too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin

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  4. Oh my gosh, that donut card is delicious! I LOVE the "glaze"! I predict a winner!

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