Saturday, November 01, 2014

A Jolly Hello–C4C #260

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Hi, all, and welcome to this week’s Crazy 4 Challenges! Today’s challenge is to use a mustache on your card or project. The only mustaches I have are on Santa ;-)

My card started with a Berrylicious card stock base and the sentiment, from MSTN Christmas Cuteness, was stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink. I added Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock with the addition of Tree Lines Die-namics cut from Kraft card stock, Timber Green card stock, and Jellybean Green card stock. I cut MSTN Christmas Cuteness Die-namics from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped the coordinating images with Black Licorice hybrid ink, colored them with Copic markers, and popped them up on foam in the scene. Some hemp cord and some white sequins finished off the snowy scene.

Another sentiment from MSTN Christmas Cuteness was stamped on the inside.

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And that's it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has for you, including our November Guest Designer, Tanya Adams!

THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C260.

Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
MSTN Christmas Cuteness (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Paper:
Berrylicious card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Timber Green card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Kraft card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
MSTN Christmas Cuteness Die-namics, Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, Tree Lines Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); sequins, Copic markers, foam tape

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

May Your Holidays Sparkle–MFTWSC #200

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Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s
MFTWSC! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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As you can see, I flipped the sketch for my card today. I started with a Wild Cherry card stock base, then stamped up some Sheet Music Background on Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice dye ink, and spread some embossing paste on it through Small Brick Wall stencil. I *should* have used Black Licorice hybrid ink, and would have if I’d been thinking, because it’s waterproof. It turned out OK, but if my embossing paste has been any wetter I’m thinking I’d have gotten some bleeding. After it dried, I sponged some Wild Cherry dye ink through the stencil onto just the bricks. Then I matted it with Black Licorice card stock to ground it. Next I stamped the sentiment, from Seasonal Sentiments on a Vertical Greetings Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I adhered that to the brick panel, tied around some silver cord with a Wild Cherry button and popped it up on foam on the base. I finished off with some silver glittery enamel dots.

Another sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments was stamped on the inside with Wild Cherry dye ink.


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And that’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Sheet Music Background, Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:
Wild Cherry dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink (MFT); Versamark
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Wild Cherry card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Vertical Greetings Die-namics, Small Brick Wall Stencil, Wild Cherry button (MFT); foam tape, silver cord, embossing paste, silver embossing powder (Ranger)


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Happy Halloween–CTD #316

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Hey, there, everyone! It’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! Today’s colors are brought to us by Monika—I really love that bright blue!



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The inspiration piece is a Fall scene, but it said Halloween to me so that’s what I went with—my LAST Halloween card for this year, I promise :)

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next, I did a watercolor wash on some Ranger watercolor paper with a Pacific Point reinker from SU! I matted that with Black Licorice card stock and popped them both up on foam. Next I added a fence, cat, and tombstone, cut from Black Licorice card stock and Grout Gray card stock, using Spooky Scene Die-namics. Then I added a LJD Out on a Limb Die-namics tree, also cut from Black Licorice card stock and leaves cut from Lemon Drop card stock and Orange Fizz card stock. The sentiment is from LJD Primitive Pumpkins and was stamped with Black Licorice dye ink.

Another sentiment from LJD Primitive Pumpkins was stamped on the inside along with more leaves.


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And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD316 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Petra Swart and our Guest Star Stamper, Sue Rose!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Petra Swart – November Guest Designer
Sue Rose – Guest Star Stamper

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon.

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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Primitive Pumpkins (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice dye ink (MFT); Pacific Point reinker (SU!)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Grout Gray card stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Spooky Scene Die-namics, LJD Out on a Limb Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, water brush

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MFT October Creative Challenge–Cork Ideas Worth Pinning

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Hi, everyone! It’s time for this month’s MFT Design Team Creative Challenge. This month we’re challenged to create cards and projects that you’ll want to add to your Pinterest boards using the cork sheets MFT offers.

I have a couple of cards for you, both of them Christmas cards because that time is quickly approaching! For my first one, I used a cork sheets to create iced gingerbread “cookies” for the front of my card. I started with a Wild Cherry card stock base, then on a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock I applied some embossing paste using the Grid Stencil. I trimmed that down, added a Black Licorice mat and popped it up on the base. Then, from cork sheets I die cut the snowflakes from LJD Snowflake Splendor Die-namics. Next, using Sweet Tooth pigment ink, I stamped the snowflakes from LJD Snowflake Splendor and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I had never heat embossed on cork sheets before but I gave it a try and it did great! It doesn’t take as long as it does on paper and I made sure to have my heat tool good and hot before I started melting the powder so I could get it done quickly. I think they turned out looking so much like the real thing, how about you?


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Next, I stamped “Christmas” from Merry Messages with Black Licorice dye ink and, on a strip of Black Licorice card stock, stamped part of a sentiment from LLD Delicious Birthday and heat embossed it like the “cookies”. To finish it off I added a few glittery enamel dots.

Another sentiment from Merry Messages was stamped on the inside with Wild Cherry dye ink.


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My second card uses cork sheets for the die cut sentiment.

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I started with a Kraft card stock base, then on a piece of Berrylicious card stock, I stamped clusters of the three little snowflakes from LLD Holiday Subway Art over and over with Versamark and heat embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. I grounded it with some Black Licorice card stock and before popping it up on foam, tied around some hemp cord.

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I cut a “happy” from cork sheets with Happy Die-namics and adhered it to the card from. The sentiment was finished by stamping another image from LLD Holiday Subway Art on Primitive White card stock with Black Licorice dye ink and popping it up on foam. The card was finished off by tying on a Black Licorice button with hemp cord.

Another sentiment from LLD Holiday Subway Art was stamped on the inside on Primitive White card stock.

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And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you soon!



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~Supplies~
Cookie Card:
Stamps:
LJD Snowflake Splendor, LLD Delicious Birthday, Merry Messages (MFT)
Ink:
Sweet Tooth pigment ink, Wild Cherry dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Wild Cherry card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Snowflake Splendor Die-namics, Grid Stencil, cork sheets (MFT); embossing paste, embossing powder, enamel dots, foam tape

Happy Card:
Stamps:
LLD Holiday Subway Art (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice dye ink (MFT); Versamark
Paper:
Kraft card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Primitive White card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Happy Die-namics, Black Licorice button, cork sheets, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, Silver Pearl embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, foam tape

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