It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away! I am not ready. I haven’t finished my shopping and I haven’t even felt like it’s the Christmas season this year. We’ve been watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music but it all just feels weird this year. I know it will all fall into place and we will have a nice Christmas, but this whole years has just been strange!
We decorated last week and this year we just put up a small tree. We are remodeling and things are a mess. When we go our our yearly RV trips, I buy ornaments from the places we visit. I love to add them to the tree and it always brings up fun memories from our trips.
So, on to card making! I’m pretty much done with making Christmas cards so I’ve been moving on and playing with a few new stamps sets that I haven’t been able to use yet. This set is from mft stamps and it’s been out for a while, but I just picked it up recently.
For the front panel, I used a bubble background stamp from Hero Arts. I then die cut out a circle and added a frame.
For the background I used some ocean themed paper that I had in my stash and then I die cut some white card stock with a die I have that looks like fish scales and I layered that on top. I then adhered that to the front panel.
I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers and then glued them into the circle.
For the sentiment I stamped “You are mermazing” and propped that up on some foam strips. I added a little heart and then matted everything in navy card stock. I adhered it to a white card base.
I think it turned out cute and it’s a nice change from Christmas cards!
We’ve had snow showers in and off all day. Thankfully it’s not sticking to the ground but it’s definitely a reminder that winter is just around the corner.
The card I’m going to share today fits in with the snow theme.
I got the semi circle stitched dies from Sunny Studio Stamos and I love it…I’m sure you will see lots of cards using this die in the future! I combined it with the Snow Buddies stamp set from MFT Stamps.
I used the die to cut some white paper. For the middle piece of the die I used distress oxide inks and then splattered it with some water and then some perfect pearls to give it some texture and a little bit of shimmer.
I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers. I then cut them with my scan n cut.
For the front of the card, I stamped some snowflakes with versamark ink Alan’s heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for a subtle effect. It’s hard to see in the pictures.
I added some foam tape to the back of the white panel and added it to some navy card-stock. I then adhered it to a white card base. I inserted the blue background and used some liquid glue to secure it and then used the same liquid glue to add the images. I then stamped the sentiment on navy card stock and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
I love this stamp set and and I love this die, so I’m thrilled with how the card came out.
It’s been a hard week. Just over a week ago we found out that one of my husbands brothers passed away so we’ve been dealing with that and having family in town. Then Utah had hurricane force winds that caused so much damage. Thankfully we didn’t have any damage but thousands of people are still without power. We even had to push the burial back a day as there were lots of downed trees in the cemetery.
Things are slowly getting back to normal so I’ve been back in my craft room creating again. Though my craft room is so messy right now, it’s hard to even find anything in there!! One of my daughters has offered to help me organize so hopefully this weekend it will start to look a lot better!
I made this Halloween card the other day.
I love owls and I love making Halloween cards, so this was fun.
I used the new stamp set from MFT called “Halloween Hoo” and also used their “Ghoulish Greetings” background stamp.
I chose some purple cardstock and stamped the background stamp in purple to give a tone on tone look. I then matted that in black cardstock.
For the main image, I cut a circle from white cardstock and used the MFT mini edge stencil with purple and black distress oxide inks to create the clouds. I framed the circle in black to help it stand out.
I stamped and colored the images and attached them to the circle, propping up the owls on some foam pads.
I then attached everything to a grey card base, added a sentiment strip and the card is done!
You can find the stamp set and background stamp at mftstamps.com . See you soon!
Its been a while! I didn’t realize how long it had been since I had posted on the blog. Life has been busy and I haven’t had a lot of time to make any cards. I did make a few yesterday and I’ve also started working on some wooden decor for Halloween!
Here’s one of the cards I made yesterday:
I used the stamp set “Space Explorer” from MFT. I stamped the images and colored them with copic markers.
For the background I used distress oxide inks and then I splattered it with water, then white paint and perfect pearls. I then adhered the images on to the background. I matted it with black cardstock and glued it to a white card base.
I then stamped the sentiment on some white paper and then added some distress ink to it to help it blend in more.
I hope those of you celebrating Fathers Day have a wonderful time. My husband is taking a well deserved break from work today and we will be having a barbecue tonight. I really appreciate how hard he works and looks after our family. I’m also thinking of my dad today. He has been gone for a long time. He was a good man and I still miss him.
Today I am sharing a card that I made using a new stamp set from MFT called “Best Fins”. There are so many cute images in this set that I decided to make a slimline card so I would have the room to use more of the images.
First of all I stamped my images and then colored them with copic markers. I then cut them out with the matching dies. I used a die from Trinity stamps for the front window and then I used distress oxide inks to color it. I splashed it with water and also some perfect pearls for some shine. I used foam tape behind the window panel to give it some dimension and then I framed it out in some navy cardstock.
For the background paper I used some from Mermaid tales by Echo Park. I framed it with navy cardstock. For the background of the “windows”, I used an embossing folder from Echo Park and shaded the edges with some faded jeans distress oxide ink.
I stamped the sentiment “Sending oceans of love” with Simon Says Stamp soft navy ink and then I glued all of the images onto the card.
Here are some links to some of the products I used for this card.
I have a birthday coming up, a big birthday! Its tomorrow. This morning there were some flowers delivered to me from one of my best friends who I don’t get to see much anymore since we moved away. All of my close friends live far away. Its hard at times. Anyway, the flowers are beautiful. My friend chose my favorite colors and it was a wonderful start to the day.
Then one of my brothers, who lives in Scotland, messaged me to set up a time to video chat tomorrow. So, I’m looking forward to that.
Every few days lately, people line our neighborhood streets with their children and a parade of cars goes by. The cars are decorated by the local teachers and they are able to wave to their students as they drive by. Its so heartwarming.
So, onto a card! This one took a while. Mostly because when I stamped the sentiment at the end, I smeared the ink. So I had to try to remove the stamped images to put onto another background. I did okay until I got the the house and then I ripped it. So I had to redo the house completely. It all turned out ok in the end and I love it.
For this card I used the stamp set “Hanging with my gnomies” from My Favorite Things. I love this stamp set, there are so many images and so many possiblities with it. So I chose the image of the house, the lady gnome and the gnome holding flowers. I also used a couple of the lady bug images. I stamped those images on to Neenah Classic Crest Solar white 80lb cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink. I then colored them with copic and spectrum noir alchohol markers.
For the background I used a stencil from Simon Says Stamp for the clouds and then die cut some green cardstock for the grass with Honey Bee grass edge die. I then stamped the sentiment “To gnome you is to love you”. I then glued everything onto the card using art glitter glue. I framed the panel with some light blue cardstock and adhered it to an A2 size card base.
Despite the trouble I had, it was worth the effort and I think it turned out so cute!
A quick update on our baby birds….they are growing SO fast! All three look very healthy.
I hope you are all well. See you next time!
Here is a list of some of the items I used in my card: