#798 – Bunny Thanks

Hello and welcome!

In a previous post, I mentioned using a cardstock for watercoloring, which gave out results pretty different from the traditional watercolor paper. The colors were dulled, and softened by a great deal. But thankfully, since the cardstock was holding up pretty well against a medium amount of water, I didn’t want to give up. And with the encouragement I received from my sis and everyone’s comments then, I decided to give it another go.

I had tried distress inks then, so I thought of giving Zig brush pens, which hold some nice and bright colors, a try this time. And here’s what I made –

Bunny Thanks

I used stamps from My Favorite Some Bunny and Geometric Greenery, stamped the bunnies in Vintage Linen distress ink and the Greenery in Shabby Shutters distress ink. I then proceeded with no line coloring using the Zig brush pens. And, just as expected, the colors did lose a lot of brightness, and ended up softer than what would have been on watercolor paper – or any other cardstock.

Bunny Thanks (closeup 1)

I did add another coat of color on the bunnies – they were so faded after they dried, I thought they might become invisible by the time I took the photos!! Once everything was dry, I used a handmade stencil to add the clouds. I also colored in the ground.

Bunny Thanks (closeup 2)

I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch challenge #403 (the diagonal in the background is using the leaves)

My Favorite Things Color challenge #101 (sorry, the colors are only on the bunnies dresses and the clouds.. but the colors are mostly masked by the abundance of browns)

Just Us Girls challenge #459

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 🙂

 

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#796 – The Hedgehogs Say…

Hello and welcome to listen to what the hedgehogs want to say!! 😀 😀

I had these cute lil hedgehogs from MFT for quite some time now, and it felt like using autumn colors on them was the perfect idea. So, I made two cards, with the exact same arrangement, but with little changes.

Hedgehogs Say...

I used MFT Happy Hedgehogs and Verve Stamps Bountiful Harvest stamps. I actually wanted to test one of the cardstocks that I own, on which I usually do misted stamping for superb effects, with watercoloring. The results weren’t exactly what I expected, but my sis said she liked the soft tones, so I thought of using the piece (or rather, keeping the card I made) than not. And that’s the one you see on the right.

Hedgehogs Say...(card 1)

I made this other one as I wasn’t satisfied with the first one. The one on the right is made by watercoloring using distress inks – and even bright colors were significantly toned down by this card stock. And the one on the left using stamping with MFT Black hybrid ink, then coloring using Zig Brush pens.

Hedgehogs Say...(card 2)

Coming back to the card on the right. Once the cardstock had dried, I die cut it using MFT Stitched Mini Rectangles die, added a base of dark brown cardstock, then adhered it to a kraft cardbase that I had already stamped in plaid tones of orange, red and brown using the MFT Plaid Background Builders. The sentiment is heat embossed on the same dark brown cardstock, die cut using MFT Slanted Sentiment Strips, foam mounted on the panel.

Hedgehogs Say...(2)

For the card with the brighter tones, the sentiment comes from Ranger Letter It – Thank You stamp set. I used distress oxide inks to create the blend of colors in the background, on which I splattered some water. I fussy cut the hedgehogs and pumpkins and mounted them at different levels of dimension.

With these cards, I am joining the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #402

Happy Little Stampers: September Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes (not using the optional Butterflies)

Color Throwdown challenge #510

Timeout Challenge #118: Photo Inspiration

Paru’s Card Making challenge: September challenge: Anything Goes

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Thank you so much for listening to the hedgehogs and for stopping by! 🙂

#761 – Smile!

Hello and welcome! Ok…so I got a lil too motivated with the MFT challenges. I made another card. A third card was on its way, but I thought that would be one too many and that it might be better to save it for another challenge! 😉 So anyway, here is the second card I made –

Smile

I started with making fringes out of a few thin sheets I had. These sheets came in between OHP sheets/transparent plastic sheets that we generally use to make those shaker cards. I had saved those hoping to put those thin translucent sheets to use. Came in handy! 🙂

So anyway, I used some distress and other water reactive inks to color these, applying the ink, then the paper on top and then misting it with water to get the color on. They dried fairly quickly, and I die cut them in layers, since they were thin enough. I then layered and adhered them on a white card piece of cardstock, then die cut the piece using MFT Pinking Edge Rectangle.

Smile (closeup)

I also cut out a few flowers, which I misted, stamped and fuzzy using the images from MFT Pretty Posies, and adhered them on the fringed panel using glue. I then added foam tape below, and adhered it on the card base, on which I had already adhered another panel with trimmed edges and one rounded corner.

The sentiment is die cut using MFT Emmitt Alphabet and the stamped portion is from MFT Things with Wings.

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #388

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #94

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Summer Inspired Projects

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#760 – Spring Butterflies

Hello and welcome! Since it has been quite some time, I wanted to play along the MFT challenges. My card here combines the two challenges from MFT – the sketch and color challenges –

Bright Spot

I started with the butterflies. I first picked a light yellow cardstock, blended in a peach color on the bottom and die cut the butterflies. I did the same with a few pieces of vellum. I used MFT Flutter of Butterflies, both the Lace and solid dies. I then adhered the pieces using double sided tape in the center.

For the background, I used MFT Bold Blooms, trimmed the card panel and rounded of two corners. I foam mounted this on the card base. The sentiment comes from MFT Cup of Tea. I stamped this on a white strip, cut off one side at an angle, added two black lines and foam mounted it, along with the butterflies, on the card. I also embellished the card with a few white pearls.

Bright Spot (closeup)

With this card, I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #388

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #94

Happy Little Stampers June Anything Goes with Dies challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: All Things Bright & Beautiful

SSS - Monday Challenge

Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday: Summer Inspired Projects

SSS - Work It Wednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#722 – Ewe Have My Heart

Hello! For it is the season of love, I have the perfect stamp to create a card –

Ewe Have My Heart

Trying to continue my efforts to make cards using critters, I though this would be the easiest and best choice – My Favorite Things Ewe Are th Best stamp. The sheep here are just too cute, and there are also some extra stamps to create scenes easily – one of the reasons I bought the stamp set!

Ewe Have My Heart

Anyway, I first stamped the Etched Tribal stamp on my kraft card base. I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the Pinking Edge Square die cut, stamped the scene and watercolored it using distress inks. The same for the small flowers and the cute little sheep. After fussy cutting the sheep and flowers, I assembled the card by foam mounting the scene, sentiment an sheep, mounting the whole thing on a white card base.

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #370

AAA Card Challenge #108: All You Need is Love

CAS Watercolor February Challenge: Love

Happy Little Stampers: February CAS Challenge: Hearts

Thank you so much for stopping by!

#721 – Seize the Birthday – Candles

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! We have an optional topping of ‘Candles’ this time. You can also choose to go without the topping and join us with any birthday project.

Seize The Birthday - The Toppings

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes

Here’s the card I made for your inspiration –

Celebrate

I used Lil Inker Designs Geometric Snow for dry embossing the background, then used candles from Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes. The sentiment comes from Winnie & Walter Wish Big with Evelin T Designs. I added a few gold sequins as embellishment.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

SSS - Wednesday Challenge

My Favorite Things: The Birthday Project: Celebrate

My Favorite Things - Birthday Project

My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch challenge #370

Do hop over to the Seize the Birthday blog for more inspiration from our amazing DT and our very talented Surprise Party Guest, Kristie Goulet!

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂

#713 – Hugs

Hello! Presenting a clean and simple card with a somewhat rare color combination… at least for me. 😉

Hugs

I used a pale yellow cardstock along with gray and black on this card – its actually inspired by the colors of Color Throwdown challenge #474, but since pale yellow is not ivory exactly, I didn’t join the party.

I think the pale yellow actually makes it look like I’ve used wood veneer paper (at least it does IRL), so in retrospect, I might have used a wooden stamp there.. that’s the only thing I want to really change. Otherwise, I quite like the solids in the card.

Products I’ve used –
My Favorite Things Pretty Poisies stamp
My Favorite Things Stitched Interactive Window Trio die
Winnie & Walter Typecase: Cary Letters die – I’ve used black foam below the pale yellow die cuts.

I am joining the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #366

Happy Little Stampers: Anything Goes with Dies January challenge

Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes With Dies Badge

Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂