Friday, September 18, 2015

My Favorite Things: Heat Embossing + Watercolor

Hi everyone! I have a few cards to share with you today and I'm going to split it into two posts so they don't get overwhelming! I knew I wanted to try entering a couple more times for the My Favorite Things You Could be a Card Designer Superstar contest that ends tonight and I finally have a moment to pop them up on my blog! Be sure to check out the other post HERE.

Since time was of the essence to get cards made for the challenge, I decided to spark my inspiration by playing in this week's MFT Card Challenges as well! I am so glad I did because I have missed playing in these two challenges. This one follows the current color Challenge.

I started by embossing this gorgeous MFT Roses All Over BG stamp with Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder. I have acute glitter phobia but I had been seeing this in use a lot lately and since I already had it sitting on my shelf, I figured why not?! It is absolutely stunning in real life. I wish the photos could capture the shimmer and shine on this card! I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color the background in the colors of the challenge. To create my sentiment, I love all the large sentiments of the MFT Written In Watercolor stamps but it wouldn't quite fit on my banner…so, I cut it!! I never used to cut my stamps like this but finally realized it doesn't hurt the stamps and it can make them even more versatile. It is a lot easier to place than doing selective stamping or masking. I also used my MISTI to do all my stamping today and I have to wonder why I was so afraid of it - it made everything so much easier! Speaking of easy, hands down, one of my favorite tools in my craft room to make cards are the MFT Die-namics Blueprints. I love combining them like I've done here with Blueprints 20 and Blueprints 24.

My girls wanted to play along with me and I promised I would post their cards to my blog - they love crafting and stamping and coloring just as much as I do…in fact, probably more. I love how they just make to make and aren't concerned about anything else. They find true joy in the process and they color a TON! I find stamped images all over the house as much as legos around here. LOL My younger daughter used the MFT BB You Gnome Me set. I LOVE her clean and simple style here! 

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Supply List:
My Favorite Things stamps (Roses All Over, Written In Watercolor)
My Favorite Things Dienamics (Blueprints 20 & 24)
Paper Source Embossing Powder (White)
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Papertrey Ink Cardstock (Aquamist)
WPlus9 Cardstock (Coal Mine)
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (Summer Mix)