Birthday Card with Sparkle - MFT Hits & Highlights

December 31, 2019

Hi everyone!
It's the last day of 2019! I'd like to wrap up my blogging for 2019 with a card that I made for this month's MFT Hits & Highlights DT challenge. 

This month we're challenged to add shimmer & shine to our projects by using glittered cardstock, metallic cardstock, and foil dies, etc. For my card, I chose Gold Sparkle CS and combined it with the Happy Birthday Script Die-namics.

I made a Smooth White card and inked the lower half of the front with Grapesicle Premium Dye Ink. Once the ink dry, I spattered some purple watercolor paint and gold shimmer spray. 
I stamped the images, that are from the Birthday Chicks stamp set, on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink. I colored them with Copic Markers and cut them out with the matching dies. I added them to the card with foam craft, then stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Chicks stamp set with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink.

I die cut the Happy Birthday Script three times, two are from Smooth White CS and one is from Gold Sparkle CS. I glued them together, the gold one on top, and adhered to the card.

Visit the MFT blog to see the other DT members have come up with for today!

Thank you so much to you all for visiting my blog and taking your time to leave lovely comments this year. And I truly appreciate your love and support to my Birdie Brown stamps!!

Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and crafty new year! :)

Winter Hugs - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 469

December 26, 2019

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

I have a winter card to share with you today that I made for the latest MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

I used the Serene Snowflakes for the cloud shape elements in the original sketch. I heat embossed the snowflakes on watercolor paper and blended some Shaded Lilac and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks over them. I spritzed it with some water, then cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics

I die cut the "HUGS" three times - one from Smooth White CS and two from Grape Jelly CS, and layered them the Smooth White one on top and slightly offset. After adhering the background panel to a Smooth White card base, I added the "HUGS". The sentiment "Sending some love" is from the From the Heart stamp set. I heat embossed it on Smooth White CS, cut out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics, then inked with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink to match with my background. Several clear sequins finished off the card.

Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. You'll have a chance to win a prize by participating in the challenge.

Thank you for stopping by!

Peek-a-Boo Pandas - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 467

December 12, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm going to share a card with you that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC 467).

I used the newly released Panda Pals stamp set & Die-namics to create my card today. First, I cut Smooth White CS and cut four circle windows out of it using the Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics. I added zig-zag stitch lines along the top and bottom edges using the Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics
I stamped the pandas on No-Line Coloring CS with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, did a little coloring with Copic Markers, and cut them out with the matching dies. I added them to the windows from the back.

I blended some Distress Inks on the front of a Smooth White card base and added patterned paper to the top and bottom portion. I adhered the top panel to the card base with foam tape and added the sentiment strip. 

*Distress Inks used - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Scattered Straw, Carved Pumpkin

Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!