Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - November


Whooo's excited for another edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things? See what I did there? Lol. The November release is one of my favorite yet, but these sweet owls from Warm & Feathered Hugs by Stacey Yacula were flapping their wings at me, enticing me to play!

I stamped two of these guys out and colored them with Copic markers, then die cut them with the matching dies.


For my background, I trimmed down a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock with the Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics and sponged on Distress ink in Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot to create a night sky. I stamped the black trees in the background and layered on a snowdrift from Hit the Slopes.


I trimmed down two pieces of Candy Land patterned paper with the  A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2, and the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and adhered those to a Grout Gray card base. Then I popped up my focal panel in the center with foam tape.


To finish off the card I added a white heat embossed sentiment on Black Licorice cardstock cut out with a banner from Blueprints 29. I dotted on some snow with a white gel pen, then adhered a sprinkle of Sparkling Clear Sequins. On the inside I stamped the third owl and an additional sentiment.

The video is now live on the MFT YouTube Channel, so you can watch it there or click below. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Fawn Holiday Week - 2018 Holiday Card Series #8


Hello friends! Today I'm so excited to be participating in Fawn Holiday Week with Lawn Fawn! There is so much holiday inspiration happening over there -- you're definitely going to want to check it out.

For my card, I wanted to create a fun scene with a polar bear surprising his tree decorating friends combining Beary Happy HolidaysJump for JoyCheery ChristmasBaaah Humbug, and Trim the Tree. I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


I used the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames to trim the outside frame from red cardstock and the inside with the snowfall print from the Really Rainbow Christmas 6x6 pad. I added a snowdrift overtop with Stitched Hillside Borders.

My images were adhered with the Glue Tube and popped the focal panel up with foam tape over another piece of patterned paper trimmed down with the Stitched Rectangle Stackables. Then I stamped my Tiny Tags Sayings sentiment with Manatee ink and trimmed it down with a Stitched Scalloped Circle and stuck it at the top to resemble the moon. 


To finish off the card I added some Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen to the ornaments and light bulbs, and covered those with Glossy Accents, and dabbed a little Crystal Stickles on the scarf, ribbons, and santa hat.

I also did some fun stamping on the inside with Hippo ink, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! I really appreciate it!


And now please head over to the Lawn Fawn blog and check out all the other amazing and inspiring samples that so many designers have for you today! You'll be glad you did!

Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 Holiday Card Series #7


Hello! Welcome to Day 8 of my Holiday Card Series! Today I'm featuring the sweet penguins from Hello Bluebird Snow Play. Aren't they darling? I just love them! I colored them up with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

For my focal panel, I die cut some MFT Cement Gray Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Stackables and added a snowdrift using the MFT Hit the Slopes and Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics.


I stamped my sentiment on the snowdrift and the snowflakes on my focal panel with Lawn Fawn Hippo Ink, then arranged my penguins to look like they're having a snowball fight.

I trimmed down my My Mind's Eye Winterberry patterned papers with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Stitched Scalloped Borders, and layered them on my card base with Tombow Mono Multi Glue. Them I popped up my focal panel with Scotch 3M Foam Tape.



To finish off the card I added Crystal Stickles to the snowball and the top edge of the snowdrift. Then a sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins, and filled in the holes with Christmas Red Stickles for an extra pop of color. I also stamped a few more images and a greeting on the inside of the card, which you can check out in the video tutorial. 

Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It helps my channel a ton, and I sure do appreciate it! Thanks so much for watching!


Friday, November 9, 2018

2018 Holiday Card Series #6


Hello and welcome to Day 6 of my 2018 Holiday Card Series! Today I'm bringing you a card so cool, you'll feel like bundling up! Lol. My arctic setting centers around the gorgeous background image from Avery Elle's Starry Scene.

But before I get to that, I stamped out all my images, including the polar bear from Winter Woodland Wonders, colored them with Copic markers, and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


I inked up the background image with Lawn Fawn MermanPeacock, and Blue Jay ink. Then I die cut the Starry Scene opening out of some plain white cardstock, added foam tape to the back, and popped it up over the stamped background to create a little window and give the scene some depth.

I stamped my sentiment with Lobster ink onto a snow bank die cut with Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders and adhered that to the bottom of my scene. I tucked my mountain range inside the window and arranged the trees and polar bear on the outside.


And because I simply don't seem capable of making a holiday card without at least a little bit of glitter, I finished things off by adding Crystal Stickles to the snow caps and trees, and Christmas Red Stickles to the polar bear's scarf.


And now for the video! Click the YouTube icon at the bottom right to watch it there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! Consider it my Christmas gift. ;) I hope you enjoy the video! Thank you so much for watching!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Holiday Card Series #5 - Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #40



Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #40! This round we've got a gorgeous rainbow of color to inspire you. I created an entire collage of Lawn Fawn critters -- perfect for those of you who love to color as much as I do!


I pulled in images from Beary Happy Holidays, Cheery Christmas, Toboggan Together, Winter Otter, Sealed with a Kiss, and stamped a sentiment from Merry Messages in the center. Then I colored them all in with Copic markers.


I stamped snowflakes all around in LobsterWild RosePlastic FlamingoCarrot, SunflowerFreshly Cut GrassMerman, and Fresh Lavender ink. Then I trimmed the edges with the Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables and adhered it to a light purple card base. 

As a finishing touch, I added a sprinkle of Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm Marshmallow Sequins. I also used my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay Pen on the ornaments, and coated them with Glossy Accents.



This is also Day 5 of my 2018 Holiday Card Series! Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! I still have lots more videos to go!


And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples. And don't forget to link up your color inspired projects to play along!

Friday, November 2, 2018

2018 Holiday Card Series #4


Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 4 of my 2018 Holiday Card Series! Today's card, or should I say cards, features ten of the cutest little snowmen you ever did see! 

I started by stamping out my images from Mama Elephant's Little Snowman Agenda, coloring them with Copics and trimming them out with the matching dies. And they were so quick and easy to color, I decided to do two sheets and get two cards made in the time it usually takes me to make one!


To showcase all my little guys, I die cut the MFT Horizontal Collage Cover Up out of Black Licorice cardstock, and popped that up with a thin layer of foam tape over patterned paper from the Echo Park Celebrate Christmas 6x6. I framed this with another sheet of patterned paper and adhered it all to a Chili Pepper card base, reversing the color scheme for each card.

Then I popped my snowmen into each of the little squares. I white heat embossed a Scripty Xmas sentiment onto the center panel and added a sprinkle of Sparkling Clear Sequins and filled in the holes with Stickles in Christmas RedGreen, and Crystal.


I also did some stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video. Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! It truly means the world. :) Thanks so much for watching!

Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Holiday Card Series #3


Welcome to Day 3 of my 2018 Holiday Card Series! Today I'm featuring the adorable Hello Bluebird Fall Buddies, except I'm turning it into a Christmas card! These critters were just too cute in their little scarves. 

I wanted to pull in a pop of red, so I added in the two cardinals from Snow Play, colored all my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies.


For my background I sponged Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink onto Bristol Smooth Surface Cardstock, and trimmed it down with the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2I heat embossed a sentiment and some snowflakes on the background, then added two snowdrifts using the MFT Hit the Slopes Die-namics edged with Tumbled Glass.

I layered this over top of my patterned papers from the Echo Park Merry & Bright 6x6 pad, and adhered my images with liquid glue. Before I added the squirrel, I drew in a shadow beneath him so it would look like he's making a snow angel.


To finish things off, I added a few Studio Katia Iridescent Crystals to the larger snowflakes and a bit of Crystal Stickles for some extra sparkle and shine. I also stamped on the inside with Lawn Fawn Plastic Flamingo ink which you can check out in the video.

Click the YouTube icon to watch there in HD, and don't forget to like and subscribe! You can also ring the notification bell if you want to be sure not to miss any videos in the series. Thanks so much for watching!

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