Birthday Box Slider Card - MFT Birthday Project

Hello everyone!  For this month's MFT Birthday Project Challenge,  it's all about making cards with and interactive element!  So, that can be anything from a shaker card,  a slider card or to a card with a lot of interactive folds etc.


For my card today, I created a box card that has both a hidden slider panel as well as a shaker window in the front (short video showing how the card works is posted below).  I used the Party Animals Stamp Set to create this fun card.



I stamped all of my images with black ink onto smooth white card stock, colored with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I used the Square Shaker Window & Frame for the front shaker portion of my card, combined with the Square Shaker Pouches and a mix of silver and blue stars from Pretty Pink Posh.


I added some grass using the Grassy Fields Die-namics and blended the sky using some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink with the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil.



I stamped my sentiment onto one of the side panels using some black ink.



Here's a short video of the card in action.


Make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see what the rest of the participating team members have created!


 
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Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

You're a Superstar - MFT Hits & Highlights

Hello friends!  For today's MFT Hits & Highlights post, the designers were challenged to create a project around the idea *of* stars.


For my project today, I created a fun card using the BB You're Super Stamp Set.  I went with the idea of a Superhero Superstar standing bravely in front of a starry city backdrop.  I first stamped my image onto smooth white card stock, colored her with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut her out.


For the background, I blended some distress inks (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot) onto a smooth piece of white card stock.  Once blended, I spritzed this lightly with water, blotted it with  a paper towel and then splattered some "stars" with some opaque white paint.  Once this was dry, I then used some white ink and the Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil to blend some rays of light beaming up into the night sky.


After my background sky was finished, I added a few layers of a city skyline using the Our Town Die-namics with some Black Licorice Card Stock.  I added some pieces of Lemon Chiffon Prestige Card Stock behind each window section to resemble lights.  Lastly, I heat embossed my sentiment from the Friendship Rocks Set with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder and attached my Superhero with a few 3D Foam Squares for added dimenion.


Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see the amazing designs the rest of the team has come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

You HOG My Heart - MFT Stamps Color Challenge 101

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far!  It's time for the latest Color Challenge from MFT Stamps.  It's such a pretty color scheme!


The colors for Challenge 101 are Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Wild Cherry and Coral Crush.


For my card today, I went with a fun but simple design.  I used one of the sweet little pigs from the BB Hog Heaven Stamp Set to utilize both the Wild Cherry and Coral Crush colors in my design.  I stamped my pig with Copic friendly Black Ink onto some smooth white card stock, colored him with Copics and then used the coordinating dies to cut him out.


For my background, I heat embossed the BG Radiating Halftone Background Stamp onto a smooth piece of white card stock with some Clear Embossing Powder.  I then blended a portion of this piece with some Summer Splash and Tropical Teal Premium Dye Inks.  Once dry, I used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 2 to trim this piece down.


I lightly colored the ground with some Warm Grey Copics and then stamped my sentiment in Black Ink using my Misti Tool for placement.  I layered this piece with a piece of Tropical Teal Card Stock and then placed my entire panel onto a white, top folding A2 card base.  Lastly, I adhered my pig with a few 3D Foam Squares for some added dimension.


I challenge you to come play along with us!  One winner will be chosen randomly to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!

Make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog for more challenge details and also to see the amazing designs done by the rest of the participating team members.

Thank you all so much for dropping by!  I hope you enjoyed my card today!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all the most wonderful day!

♥ Rachel

Troll Wizard Bundle - Craftin Desert Divas

Hello friends!  I have a second and super fun post to share with you today!  Craftin Desert Divas just came out with a new release bundle this morning featuring some familiar looking Troll Wizards!  It's called the Troll Wizard Bundle and it's available today only at a special introductory price. (Don't worry though, if you happen to miss out, you can order each item separately once this deal is over).


This set is perfect for creating cards for all of those Harry Potter fans that you know!  For my card today, I created a fun moonlit background for Harry to fly in.


To create my background, I masked off a moon with a circular masking piece and placed it onto a 4.25" x 5.5 piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock. I then blended this piece with some Distress Inks (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot).  I spritzed this with some water and blotted it dry with a paper towel.  Once dry, I used the 6"x6" Magic Castle Stencil to add my Hogwarts Castle with some more Black Soot Distress Ink.


Once dry, I gently laid a piece of paper over the castle and then splattered some Opaque White Paint over the rest of my background panel to resemble stars.  I then removed the mask for my moon and colored it with some Cool Grey Copic Sketch Markers.  Once all of this was dry, I then used the Magic Castle Stencil again to add in some clouds with white ink and a sponge dauber.


I heat embossed my sentiment with Detail White Embossing Powder.  For my image of Harry Potter, I first stamped him onto smooth white card stock, colored him with copics and then cut him out.  I adhered him to the card with some 3D Foam Adhesive Squares for some added dimension.  Lastly, I drew in a few more details in my night sky with a white gel pen.

Troll Wizard Bundle

Isn't this set so adorable?  Click on the image above for a closer look or HERE for more details about what's included.

http://craftindesertdivas.com/


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Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Hello Love Bug - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 402

Hello!  It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  The Wednesday Sketch Challenges are the perfect time to push your creativity and play along for a chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!


For my take on this week's Sketch Challenge, I created a fun little outdoor scene with ladybugs.  My ladybugs came from both the Love Bugs and Sending a Smile Stamp Sets.  The leaves came from the Painted Poppies and Wildflowers Stamp Sets.


I first stamped all of my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110 lb Card Stock, colored them with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I then created a bright blue sky background by blending some Salty Ocean Distress Ink onto a sheet of Smooth White Card Stock.  I spritzed this blend lightly with water and patted it dry with a paper towel.


I attached my leaves and ladybugs to this piece and trimmed off any excess.  I then added a white scalloped rectangle frame using the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics.  I glued this entire rectangular panel to the base of my card which I had layered with a sheet of patterned paper from the Black & White Dots Paper Pack.


Lastly, I added my sentiment by stamping it with black ink onto some white card stock and diecutting it with one of the rectangular dies from the Hearts in a Row Vertical Die-namics Set.



Here's a look at this week's sketch layout.  What will you create?


Come play along and head over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see the designs from the rest of your team and to add the link to your project when it's completed.


Thank you for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel


Fill the Season with Warm Memories - MFT & Friends

Hello friends!  I love the MFT & Friends Feature every month.  This is where the MFT Design Team and a number of Guest Designers are challenged to look at the latest release with a fresh set of eyes and come up with more crafty inspiration!


For my card today, I paired two of the newest Stamp Sets together to create my fun Fall scene.  I used both the BB Fall Friends and PI Sending Blessings Sets.  I first stamped my images onto some Smooth White Card Stock and colored with Copics.  I used the coordinating die to diecut my images and then set them aside to work on the background.


I created a simple background by blending a small area with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink (for the sky) onto some Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock.  I then used a mixture of gold Copic tones to color in my ground area.  Once dry, I cut this piece out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies from the Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics Set 1.  I then glued this panel to a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of yellow patterned paper from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Paper Pack.


I love the small branchy tree from the PI Sending Blessings Set.  In my card today, I simply rotated it 90 degrees to make it look like a tree branch with falling leaves.  I used 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to attach my images for some added dimension.



Make sure you stop by the MFT Blog to see the amazing designs created by the rest of the Design Team and Guest Designers!


 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

MFT Stamps - Just Add Color

Hello friends!  For today's MFT Stamps Just Add Color Feature, I have three colored stamp sets to share with you from the latest release.  And as I like to mention every time, I am not a coloring expert but I love to share the colors that I used so that it may help give people an idea of where to start or what color combinations they may or may not like.  Everybody is different and has different coloring preferences.



The first is the "BB Fall Friends" Stamp Set.  This set is perfect for Fall or Winter depending on what images you choose...and those cute little squirrels can be used pretty much any time of the year.  For all of the images, I stamped them onto Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored them with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


Copic Colors Used:

  • Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Grey Scarf: C0, C2, C4, C5
  • Gloves & Boots: W5, W7, W9, 100
  • Hair (Girl on Pumpkin): E07, R39
  • Greens: G20, YG07, YG17, YG67, G29
  • Squirrels: E31, E23, E25, E29
  • Pumpkins: 0, YR65, YR04, YR07, YR18, R08, E35
  • Grey Jacket and Green Polka Dot Hat: Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Patterned Paper


The next set is the newest Pure Innocence Stamp Set called "Sending Blessings". 


Copic Colors Used:

  • Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E21, E11, E04
  • Hair: R02, E08, E19, E29
  • Boots: E30, E33, E34, E08, E18
  • Jacket: YG91, YG95, YG97, YG99
  • Tights: W2, W4, W5, W7, W9
  • Tree: E31,  E23, E25, E29
  • Grass: YG07, YG67
  • Gingham Dress: Tiny Check Paper Pack


Lastly, I would like to share the colors that I used for the "Woodland Friend" Stamp Set.


Copic Color Used:
  • Fox Light Colors: E0000, E50, E51, E31, E33
  • Fox Dark Colors: YR04, E31, E33, E23, E08, E18
  • Hedgehog Dark Colors: E31, E23, E25, E27, E29
  • Hedgehog Light Colors: E0000, E51, E51, E30, E33
  • Squirrels: E30, E31, E25, E27, E49
  • Rabbit: 0, C0, C2, C4, C7



I hope you've enjoyed these stamp sets today!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has created!

Thanks so much for dropping by!  If you liked these sets and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

♥ Rachel