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Card #50!



This is Card #50 for the year!!


I made this one for the basket swap I mentioned in my previous post.  I love these sweet daisies and the Country Garden papers from Bo Bunny were perfect for it.  I used the current sketch challenge at The Paper Players.


2016 Card 50 - Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic


I colored the image with copics and cut it out with my MFT Mini Scallop Stitched Circle Stax.  The base patterned paper was cut from MFT’s Blueprints 24 and I added a few Doodlebug sprinkles.


Here is the sketch~




Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Berrylicious, Xpress It Blending Card

PP: Bo Bunny Country Garden

Other: MFT Blueprints 24, MFT Mini Scallop Stitched Circle Stax, Doodlebug Bumblebee Glitter sprinkles

Tulips in a Basket



I needed to make a card for a Never Been Used Before stamp card swap. I chose Papertrey Ink’s Vintage Picnic and Vintage Picnic sentiments sets. I have had these sets for years and took them out for a basket swap but decided to make this card first.


2016 Card 49 - Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic


I colored up the tulips and basket with my copics and matted the image.  I paired the image with Authentique’s Be{you}tiful papers.   The yellow paper and the banner were cut with MFT’s Blueprints 24.  I added a few Doodlebug glitter sprinkles, my current favorite embellishments.


I used the current sketch from Sketch Saturday.





Stamps: PTI Vintage Picnic, Vintage Picnic Sentiments

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Persimmon, Xpress It Blending Card

PP: Authentique Be{you}tiful

Other: copics, MFT Blueprints 24, Doodlebug Bumblebee glitter sprinkles

Sweet Succulents



Today I made this card for a circle swap and the current color challenge at MFT Card Challenges.


2016 Card 48 - MFT Sweet Succulents Fly By Friends


I created the card base using the Mini Scalloped Stitched Circle Stax in Berrylicious and then cut a circle from the Circle Stax in Primitive White.   I then stamped a scene using my Mini Misti (which I am totally in love with now!!) with LLD Sweet Succulents and LJD Fly By Friends.  I colored all the images with copics and added Crystal stickles to the butterfly wings.   I felt like I needed a little more yellow so I added Bumblebee  glitter enamel dots from Doodlebug.


Here is the color palette~



Have a great night!


Supplies~  all MFT unless otherwise noted

Stamps: LLD Sweet Succulents, LJD Fly By Friends

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Primitive White, Berrylicious

Other: Mini Scalloped Stitched Circle Stax, Circle Stax, Mini Misti, Crystal Stickles, copics, Doodlebug Design Bumblebee glitter enamel dots

Sweet Birthday Wishes



I made this card today with a background I created last week.  I really had a good time getting inky and coloring the cupcakes.


2016 Card 47 - MFT BB Sweet Birthday Wishes


I used my mini Misti for the first time and was very pleased with it. I found it much easier to handle than the standard size Misti.  It was so easy to line up the stamp on the die cut!  I then colored the cupcakes with copics.


The background was stamped with the MFT BG Happy Birthday background stamp on Smooth White cardstock and heat embossed with SSS White pigment ink and Stampendous clear detail embossing powder.  Then I put some Blu Raspberry ink on my craft mat and spritzed it with my Tim Holtz distress sprayer.  I blended the ink on the background and then dried it with my heat gun.   The strip of paper is from the Painted Petals 6×6 paper pad.


Here is the sketch~




Have a great night!


Supplies~  all MFT unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Birdie Brown Sweet Birthday Wishes, BG Happy Birthday background

Ink: Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Coral Crush, Smooth White

PP: Painted Petals 6×6 pad

Other: Blueprints 21 & 24, BB Sweet Birthday Wishes coordinating die cuts, Stampendous clear detail embossing powder, SU subtles candy dots, copics