My Favorite Things

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 347

Hello there! It’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at the MFT Card Challenges blog! If you’ve been following the main MFT Stamps blog this week, you may be aware of the re-release of BB Witch Way Is the Candy?, that is now available in store. This set is so, so adorable and I was so happy to see this released again!

Back to our main focus of this post, we are now at WSC 347! I love this layout. It’s clean, it sets a center stage, and very open to creativity. I just had to reach for the BB Witch Way set, as Halloween is approaching, and I bet many of you are itching to play with this as well!

I always start by stamping my images and coloring them up. I used the Black Licorice Hybrid Ink (copic-friendly), colored them up with copic markers, and then die cut them with coordinating dies.

Next, I worked on the background. I blended Black Soot and Dusty Concord distress inks, and used the Black Soot to add some additional splatter. I then die cut the second to largest Stitched Done Frames out of the background, and another time out of black cardstock. I did a switch-a-roo with the inside piece and frame piece of the two die cuts.

I trimmed a piece of black striped pattern paper from the Black & White Basics Paper Pack, and adhered it directly to my background. Then I layered my black frame and blended piece on top of it.

Now that the stage is set, I can adhere all my images to my card with foam tape. I needed a place for my sentiment so I heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock and then die cut out speech bubbles. I also did do a little partial die cutting so that the bubble was the perfect length for the sentiment.

And there you have it! Hope you join us in this week’s sketch challenge over at the Card Challenges blog for opportunities to win $50 in MFT Cash to spent in the MFT boutique and get spotted on the blog!

Cheers,

Supplies
Stamps: BB Witch Way Is the Candy?
Dies: BB Witch Way Is the Candy?, Die-namics Stitched Dome Frames, Die-namics Essential Speech Bubbles
Ink: Black Licorice Hyrbid Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Kit #3, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Mini Kit #8
Paper: Black Licorice, Black & White Basics Paper Pack

Guest Design,Krumspring

Krumspring Stamps 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Hey there! Welcome to my stop for the Krumspring Stamps 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Mayline’s blog, but if you started here or got a little lost, there’s a full list of the blog hop participants at the bottom of the post.

 

Congratulations Maria on your 1 Year Anniversary! The first year flew by so fast, and I still remember the day I followed Maria’s instagram, in awe of her bright colors and use of triangles in all her cards before she even started her stamp shop. The triangles started it all, and look at how much it has grown. So incredible. And I’m so excited to be celebrating this milestone with her!

As part of this anniversary release, there are 8 new stamp sets available right now in the Krumpsring shop. There are cute koalas, more triangle designs, coffee, flowers, and so much more! The full release is amazing, but one stamp set especially caught my attention and it’s the one I used  in my card today, called Bloom. This giant branch with flowers is a coloring dream!

It most definitely deserves the certain of attention of the card, so I knew I had to pour my time into coloring it beautifully. I love opting for watercolor when it comes to flowers. I first heat embossed the floral image in gold. Then, I took out my Schmincke watercolor set and worked my way through each petal of the flower. If you look closely, I layered it with hues of pink, orange, and yellow.

After that was done, I did something I never personally done before and that is, fussy cut a negative. I’ve done this with coordinating dies before, but I realized I never fussy cut one before! I first cut out a panel of Natural card stock. Then I stamped the floral image onto the card so I knew where to fussy cut out the flower. Once that was done, I heat embossed my sentiment in gold along the edge.

Finally, I adhered the cut panel aligned against the flower and card edge with foam tape to finish the card.

Giveaway

Before you head on over to the next stop, I have giveaway details for you! Win a 10$ gift certificate to www.krumspringshop.com! Leave a comment on each step on the way of the hop for 16 chances to win a 10 $ gift certificate OR the grand prize – which is a Prize Packet containing lots of Krumspring Stamps! Giveaway ends August 23 at 12 pm Central European Time. Winners will be announced on Krumspring Blog on August 23.

Hope you enjoy my stop and head on over to Amy’s blog next!

Cheers,

Blog Hop List

Krumspring
Vera Rhuhay
Michelle Short
Amy Yang
Tina Krauer
Niki Bee
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Anna Kossakovskaya
Kathy Racoosin
Amy Lee
Natalie Elphinstone
Mayline Jung
Keeway Tsao <— You are here!
Amy Kolling
Birka Reinitz
Dana Gong

giveaway & winners

Altenew New Day Blog Hop Winner

Hi everyone! Just dropping in today to announce the winner from the Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop. Thank you all for leaving all the lovely comments. I enjoy reading every one of them!

Our random winner from my post is…

Congratulations Becca! You are the winner for a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew. Be sure to contact us at winner@altenew.com by 9/30/2017 with the subject line Altenew New Day Card Kit Blog Hop Winner from Keeway’s Blog to claim your award!

Again, thanks all for dropping by!

Cheers,

Papertrey Ink

PTI Feature: Beautiful Berries Autumn & Sunflower Harvest

Hello! I’m so excited to begin sharing my Papertrey Ink August release cards with you. As you may already know, the full August Release is now live and available in store. I have couple cards to share with you, one featuring this month’s Beautiful Berries: Autumn set and also Sunflower Harvest set. Both incredibly beautiful!

The Beautiful Berries set features this gorgeous branch. It is a multi-step stamp set so all the various pieces is another layer stamp. I took advantage of how it was designed to add ombre stamping. I personally like to use a sponge dauber to add the darker shades into my stamped images to avoid harsh lines. I’ve also seen great results with inking it up with the stamp pad and gently dabbing off some of the ink either with your finger or a paper towel. Multiple ways!

Give how beautiful this image is, I don’t want to take too much at tention away with it, so I created this warm soft blended background with watercolors. I gave it movement in the direction the branches were going to hang over my sentiment, which I stamped with True Black ink as soon as the paint dried.

Lastly, I used some foam squares to help me assemble the branches and some extra pieces onto my card right above my sentiment.

Supplies:

 

Next up, I featured the stamp set Sunflower Harvest. It is also a multi-step stamp set with each individual portion of the flower another layer. I used the same technique to ink up my images and a sponge dauber to add some additional shades and interest to the colors.

I die cut one large sunflower and 2 medium sunflowers, and a few leaves. There are 3 sizes in the set. Then I stamped all the images. Once that was done, I heat embossed my sentiment right in the middle of my large flower with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

With images this large, I’ve already covered majority of my card, so I did not want to add too much to the background. So ink blended Ocean Tides from bottom up and Hawaiian Shores from top to bottom, and then added a touch of Hawaiian Shores splatter. I chose not to die cut my stems, but rather stamp directly onto the background with Prairie Grass Ink.

And finally, the most fun part (to me at least), is the final assembly. With an idea in mind, I adhered all the pieces to the background in order of back to front. I used thin foam squares for those that laid in the back, and thicker foam squares for the ones in the front, to vary to depth and avoid any bumpy overlapping.

Hope you enjoy today’s projects and see you tomorrow for Papertrey Ink August Release projects!

Cheers,

Supplies


 

My Favorite Things

MFT August Release Replay

It’s time for the My Favorite Things August Release Replay! Since every release each month is so big, I like to reach for some sets that I have shared a project on, so today I will be showcasing the In Bloom and Big Birthday Wishes stamp sets!

The In Bloom set create these cute, whimsical looking florals that are just so fun to play with. I stamped these up easily with various inks including Bubblegum, Coral Crush, Peach Bellini, Poppy, Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, and Cactus. I then die cut them out of Die-namics In Bloom. I love the new Smart Align system that MFT invented to help me align my die cuts easily! You should definitely check out the video if you haven’t seen it already.

Once I had all my images ready and cut, I played around with them to get the arrangement I liked best. I decided on using them to frame my sentiment. So, I heat embossed this beautiful sentiment from Big Birthday Wishes in silver on to smooth white card stock. Then, I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to add some light shading around the sentiment. That way, I hint of light blue will show under the flowers.

I wanted to add a touch of gingham pattern behind the flowers as well so I die cut curved stitched edges with Die-namics Stitched Basic Edges out of a pink colored pattern from  Tiny Check Paper Pack. Once that was set, I assembled the everything together with lots of foam tape and foam squares to get the extra dimensions in my bouquet.

It’s such a sweet card, don’t you think? I really love this sentiment and it’s great to send for any occasion!

Thanks for joining me today! For more inspirational works from participating design team members, be sure to check out the MFT Blog.

Cheers,