Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Unicorns & Rainbows - BRI Feature

Hello friends! Today I'm so happy to be featured over on the Butterfly Reflections Ink Blog with this happy and cheerful Unicorns & Rainbows card using MFT stamps! I'll have all the details over there, so I hope you'll hop over and check it out! 

If you'd like to see how this card came together, you can watch it here or there. And stay tuned to the end of the video where I share two extra cards made with these sets! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics July Feature

Hey friends! Today I'm so happy to be featured over on the Lawn Fawnatics Blog with another card for our Little Things Challenge. For my card, I combined small images from four different stamp sets, Seahorsin' AroundKeep On SwimmingParty Animal, and Mermaid for You, creating bubble windows to keep them from getting lost on the card. I'll have all the information over there, so I hope you'll hop over and check it out!

If you'd like to see how this card came together, click the YouTube icon or watch below! And don't forget to hit that thumbs up button if you like it! Thanks so much for visiting today!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things - July

Hey friends! I'm so happy to share with you the July edition of Christy Gets Crafty with My Favorite Things! Today I'm playing with the fun new Birdie Brown set Sunshine & Friendship. These tubing jungle critters are so cute!

I chose three of the critters and some leaves, stamped them out in Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, and colored them with Copic markers. Then I trimmed them all out with the matching dies

To create my background, I took a piece of Bristol Smooth Surface cardstock and divided it in half with the Hit the Slopes Die-namics. I used Distress ink to watercolor the bottom half to look like a river, and the top half a jungle.

I used the Icebergs Die-namics to cut some rocks out of Gravel Gray cardstock and made them look "wet" at the bottom with a warm gray Copic marker. Then I glued them to the center of my river so I could have my orangutan jumping off the top. I added my tiger and sloth to look like they were lazily floating down stream, and my leaves and flowers to the top to help give off that jungle vibe. 

To finish it off, I added a sentiment, and used a white gel pen to give all the inner tubes some shine marks. I also did some stamping on the inside, which you can check out in the video.

You can watch below or click on the YouTube icon to view it there in HD! I would love it if you would hit that thumbs up button and leave me a comment! I always love to hear what you guys think. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, July 22, 2019

1 Set 4 Ways Episode 5 - MFT Meow Mix

Hey friends! Today I'm bringing back my 1 Set 4 Ways Series, where I create four different cards featuring one stamp set. This will be Episode 5, not including a bonus Christmas edition that I did late last year. This series usually follows The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge, when I've got lots of colored images that I need to use up. This one features MFT's Meow Mix.

All of the images were pre-colored and cut out with the matching dies during the challenge, so my first step was to separate the images into four piles. Then I made a large sheet of sky background using the Cloud Stencil and trimmed out four focal panels using Wonky Stitched RectangleStitched Mini Scallop CircleStitched Mini Scallop Square, and Stitched Arch STAX Die-namics.

On the bottom of each focal panel I adhered a Noble Fir green strip trimmed down with the Grassy Hills Die-namics. That's also where I stamped my sentiment on all four cards using Lawn Fawn's Noble Fir ink. Then I arranged all my images, adhering them with liquid glue.

I made four card bases using MFT's Sno ConeLemon Chiffon, Pink Lemonade (which has been discontinued but Tickled Pink is similar), and Grapecicle cardstock. To finish off the insides, I stamped additional images and sentiments in coordinating inks. Then I layered my Pebbles Tealightful patterned paper over top.
I popped up my focal panels with foam tape and added a little Crystal Stickles as a final embellishment.

So all four cards definitely have a unifying theme, but could stand alone as individuals as well. If you'd like to see how the set came together, click the YouTube icon or watch below. And don't forget to like and subscribe! Thanks so much for watching. Have an amazing day!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Waving Hello - Lawn Fawnatics #57

Hey friends! Welcome to Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #57! This round we are focusing on the little things, those smaller images that   are often added as an afterthought to fill in scenes -- well now it's their turn to shine!

For my card, I combined four different sets, Smooth SailingRub-A-Dub-DubMermaid For You, and A Birdie Told Me. I decided to alter the left sail on both sailboats, giving them some stripes to kind of match the lighthouse. Then I colored the images with Copic markers and trimmed them out with the matching dies.

I made waves using the Stitched Simple Wavy Borders creating an ombre effect buy going gradually darker with each ascending wave. I stamped a sentiment on the second wave using Blue Jay ink and adhered them directly to my card base using the Glue Tube. Then I staggered my images to give the scene some perspective.

I finished off the scene with two distant seagulls and used a sentiment and a couple images from Fintastic Friends on the inside.

To see how this card came together, watch the video below or over on YouTube. And I would love it if you would like and subscribe! It means a lot!

And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and check out the other amazing design team samples! I can't wait to see what they've come up with using their "little things." I know you're sure to be inspired to come up with your own creations for our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Party Fox

Hello there! I thought I'd pop in to share a colorful birthday card using Avery Elle Party Fox. This set has been sitting on my desk for the longest time, just waiting to be inked up! I'm so glad I finally got the chance to play with it.

I colored my images with Copics and trimmed them out with the matching dies. Then I created a background for them using an MFT Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics and blended on Distress ink.

The Echo Park Happy Birthday Boy 6x6 patterned paper pad has so many great, fun patterns. I chose a couple that I thought would go well together and layered them onto my card base. The star print was trimmed down with the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables to give it that nice, stitching detail, and the navy blue pattern was trimmed on one end with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banners die

I adhered my images with foam tape and popped up the focal panel for some added dimension. As always, I did some stamping on the inside as well to finish up the card.

Click the video below to see how this card came together, or watch on YouTube! Don't forget to like and subscribe while you're at it. I'm so close to 20k and every bit of support helps! :) Have an amazing day!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Smooth Sailing - Lawn Fawnatics #56

Hello friends! Welcome to another Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! #56 is all about beautiful beaches and we've also got another pretty color inspiration for you to try. 

For my card, I combined Smooth Sailing with On the Beach for a masculine card with a cool, nautical theme. I colored my images with Copic markers and die cut them with the matching dies.

I created my background with Zigs, then allowed it to try, and trimmed it down with a Stitched Rectangle Stackable. To create the look of my sailboats actually being in the water, I used the Ocean Waves Accents to cut waves into the scene. Then I added a beach using Vanilla Malt cardstock trimmed with a Stitched Hillside Border.

I added my images with the Glue Tube, then popped the focal panel up with foam tape over a piece of patterned paper from the Really Rainbow Scallops 6x6 pad. I flipped the pattern upside down so the scallops would mimic waves.

To see how this card came together click below or watch on YouTube. I'm so close to 20K, I would love to have you subscribe!

And now it's time to head over to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the design team has created for you. Hopefully you'll be inspired to play along!


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