Thursday, June 22, 2017

Have A Ball!



I've had this gumball machine stamped and colored for a couple of months now, and finally was inspired to use it!  I created this card for MFT Camp Create Bonus: Gather 'Round the Campfire - Divine Dry Embossing.  I used one of my Spellbinders dies and embossing mat to create the white area behind the gumball machine.  It looks a little like a doily!  The other fun thing that I added was Stampin' Up Crystal Effects to the globe part of the machine to give it the look of gumballs inside the glass.  And you can't tell in the photo, but the pattern paper has some sparkle to it as well.  Can't wait to decide who to send this card to!

Besides entering this card in Camp Create, I also am submitting this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper.


Katie


Nature's Masterpiece


Day 5 of MFT Camp Create was Glitzy Glitter.  I love sparkle on my projects so I was thrilled!  This card is so simple, but it's probably now one of my favorites that I've created.  It's just calm and relaxing.  And I love when I start out on a card with no real ideas or designs in mind, and it just suddenly all comes together perfectly.  Have a great day!


Katie



Fore You Dad


Day 4 of MFT Camp Create was Sensational Sliders.  I created this Father's Day card (but really could be a birthday card, too) using the smartphone die from Lawn Fawn's Seflie Frames.  I was trying to give the illusion of swiping through photos on a phone.

After I took and uploaded the pictures of this card, I noticed the striped string shifted upwards a bit.  Grr... Oh well.


I am participating in My Favorite Things Camp Create Day 4, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Let's Take a Vacation, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Use Patterned Paper.



Katie



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Jawsome Dad


For day 2 of MFT Camp Create: Remarkable Resist I made 4 mini background squares.  I embossed using a stencil and Nuvo Glimmer Paste, then colored over the embossed areas with shimmer watercolors in blue and green to give it an ocean look.  I think it looks a little like ocean waves!  I then tilted the images as I adhered them to my card.  I stamped and colored the shark, and then stamped and colored two baby sharks (got this wonderful idea of creating baby sharks from Lawn Fawn's Yainea here: http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2017/06/lawn-fawn-video-6617-fathers-day-card.html).  Finally I put the finishing touches on the card by stamping the sentiments, adhering the sharks with adhesive foam squares, and adding a few iridescent sequins to look like bubbles.  I am so excited how this card turned out!  Can't wait for my kids to present it to my husband on Father's Day.



I am also entering this card in both the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely and Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It.
  
Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn Duh-nuh stamp set
Lawn Fawn Dad + Me stamp set
Recollections Stamp & Stencil Enchanted set (stencil)
Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone
Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Up Pacific Point ink
Copic Markers: C1, C3, and C5
white cardstock
adhesive foam squares
iridescent sequins

Katie :) 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Watercolor Night Sky



Yesterday I played around with watercolors joining in on the fun with My Favorite Things Camp Create.  I used shimmery watercolors to create a night sky background for this Father's Day card. I painted streaks of different shades of blue, green, and purple, then added some black in various spots and then lightly washed over the entire card with black.  Then I painted over each color again to pull a little more of the color through the black.  To me, it gave the effect of the moon shining over the lake.

After the watercolors dried, I stamped my images in black, then colored in the bears with colored pencil and traced over the outlines with black colored pencil to make the images pop a little more. Added some gold Stickles to the stamped stars and a few shiny adhesive stars.  Then finished it off with black sparkly chipboard letters and attached it to a black cardstock base.  I am happy with how it turned out!


I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week: Touchy Feely.
Supplies Used:
Lawn Fawn Dad + Me stamp set
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stickles in gold
colored pencils
Niji Pearlescent Watercolors
sparkly black chipboard adhesive letters (from my stash)
silver adhesive stars (from my stash)
Stampin' Up basic black cardstock
Strathmore Watercolor cold press paper


Thanks for looking!
Katie


Thursday, June 8, 2017

'Reel'y Awesome Grandpa



Hi!  It's been awhile since my last post!  Life has been a bit crazy over the past month or so between warm weather activities, kindergarten orientation, and a trip to Disney World.  I did manage to make five Mother's Day cards and an anniversary card for my husband, but didn't have time to post them here on my blog (you can check them out on my Instagram @i.dream.in.purple).

Anyways, now I'm back and working on Father's Day, graduation, and birthday cards.  Here's my first creation, a card for my father-in-law that will be from my kids.  He LOVES to fish and has gotten my son interested as well.  It's their buddy time activity.  I created this for the Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #65, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Masculine) and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (Make It Masculine).


Supplies Used:
YNS Keepin It Reel stamp set
Lawn Fawn Dad + Me stamp set
Copic markers
white cardstock
Stampin' Up confetti white cardstock
SU pacific point cardstock
SU cool caribbean cardstock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
SU ink pads: close to cocoa, garden green, really rust, going gray, pacific point
SU Crystal Effects (to make fish glossy)
oval punch

Katie

Have A Ball!

I've had this gumball machine stamped and colored for a couple of months now, and finally was inspired to use it!  I created this ...