Sunday, September 16, 2018

My Favorite Things You Could Be a Card Design Superstar

Happy Sunday everyone!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. It has been beautiful here in Connecticut after a week of rain. Low humidity and sunny. I am looking forward to fall temperatures, though. It is my favorite time of year!!

I have been busy making cards but not having much time to actually post. I am hoping to do better this week.

Today I am posting 2 cards that I created for the My Favorite Things You Could Be a 2018 Card Design Superstar Challenge.

It is a TOTAL long shot because there are some FABULOUS designers that have posted but I figured I would give it a shot. You can't win if you don't play!!

My first card is for the Clean and Simple category.

I stamped the background on a Persimmon cardstock folded into a 4" by 5 1/2" card base using the MFT's Striped Background stamp (retired) in MFT Persimmon dye ink.

Next I die cut a Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics and heat embossed it using pearl embossing powder. I adhered it over the card base, with just a smidge overhanging the right side. I thought the Mandala looked like a snowflake so I figured on a Christmas theme for this card.

I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from MFT's Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and used foam adhesive to pop it off the mandala. I then used Tonic Rosewater Jewel Drops to adhere some sequins from the Princess Sequins Kit.

My second card is a long shot but I am entering it into the Coloring Virtuoso Category.

I originally tried to create a background using Copic markers but it didn't turn out so I used images from the MFT Birthday Chicks stamp and Die set to create the card.

I used Copic markers to color in the birds using a dot method. I wanted them to look like they had little feathers.

I adhered them over a white, MFT Single Stitch Line Tag Corner Square Frame Die-namic. I then adhered a cupcake from the same stamp set that I had colored in using Copics, covered the top with Glossy Accents and adhered some sprinkles on top.

My last step was to adhere the sentiment, also from the Birthday Chicks stamp set, onto the front of the card.

I thank you for taking the time to stop by. I hope you all have a fabulous day!!