Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Can't Say Thanks Enough

While I still love MFT products, I must admit that I am enjoying the freedom of designing with products from other companies that I had been eye balling, but just didn't have time the time to play while on was on the MFT DT.    My purse, on the other hand, is unhappy with these new shopping sprees of mine.  :)

Tonight I am playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week's challenge is embossing.  I am also combining it with The Card Concept's Challenge # 15.  It's a color challenge.

I LOVE this cool Simon Says Stamp Circle Card Border craft die.  I sponged on some Tim Holtz mowed lawn, peeled paint, tumbled glass, and peacock feathers Distress Ink and then spritzed with water.  I rounded the bottom corners of my card base with my corner chomper,  

I stamped the flowers from the MFT Peaceful Wildflowers stamp set with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added little pearls to the centers of the flowers to embellisg and then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Thanks Clear Stamp Set in MFT black licorice ink.  

I definitely went the CAS route with this card. 

SPD07 - I'm Soy Sorry!

Welcome to the latest and greatest SugarPea Design Challenge #07
The theme this week is "You're So Punny!"  This challenge is right up my alley! 

I played along with SugarPea Design's Rice Rice Baby

I started with a black licorice CS panel and I rounded the cormers with a corner chomper.  I added a pierced circular panel in natural CS. Using the inlaid technique, I added that cool striped panel created with the Reverse Confetti Diagonal Stripes Pretty Panel Confetti Cuts and some orange fizz CS. 

I stamped the sentiment and image in MFT black licorice hybrid ink and colored the image with copics.  I fussy cut hi out and popped him up with foam dimensionals.  

We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD07 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs blog


I you would like to make Rice Rice Baby your own, you can find it HERE!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fall Wedding Invitations

I am not a fan of mass producing anything, but for a select group of people, I will do it.  My brother and my future sister-in-law of two of those people.   They are getting married this fall and I had the honor of designing and creating their wedding invitations.  I just finished them (whew!) and so I thought I would share them here on my blog.

I downloaded some free fonts called Great Vibes and Linux Biolinum Capitals for the wording and printed them on some PTI vintage cream CS.    

 After lots of searching for the perfect stamp set, I settled on this one Impression Obsession "Branches of a Tree."   I used MFT hot fudge, red hot, orange fizz, and lemon drop ink.

I matted the the invitations with MFT hot fudge CS.  

Now, I just need to line the envelopes and and we're good to go! 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spots and Dots and Thanks a Lots

This week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge theme is "Spots and Dots" so I played with my new Distress Inks again tonight to play along! 

I stated with an MFT smooth white CS panel and I inked up some of the dots from the MFT Bokeh Builder stamp set in VersaMark ink and then did some heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  I sponged on some Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed Distress Inks.  I spritz with water and then heat set it.  I then used the MFT Die-namics pierced circle STAX to die cut the circles.  

I die cut the sentiment using the Simon Says Stamp Thanks On a Line die.  

There's a $50 Simon Says Gift Certificate up for grabs for playing along so it is worth the time and effort!  Get your dots and spots on and link up on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 

I am also entering this in the 7 Kids College Fund's Anything Goes Challenge #104.