Friday, September 18, 2015

My Favorite Things: Ink Blending + Copic Coloring

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.

Like I mentioned in the other post, the contest ends tonight and to spark my creativity, I turned to the MFT Card Challenges
For this card, I am following the Sketch Challenge. This sketch caught my eye right away because it features my absolute FAVORITE MFT stencil that I am a teensy bit obsessive with - but it might be because it's my ONLY MFT stencil. I definitely need to fix that! I kept my overall card design very clean and simple (something I am working on - it's so hard to leave the white space alone without thinking it needs just one.more.thing. LOL) 

I started by using the Jumbo Peek A Boo dies to create my circle stencil. Then I placed the Abstract Stencil over that to do my ink blending. The way I blended and the colors I chose it turned into a little sunset scene which I think is just adorable. 

I asked my girls to go through my MFT stamp stash and each pick out a set they wanted me to use…they BOTH wanted me to use MFT BB You Have My Heart! haha That was easy! This stamp was one of the first MFT stamps I purchased and I absolutely still adore her. These images are so fun and simple to color - another bonus! I also love that their is a companion die set to make fussy cutting so much easier. My little tip since they are a closed die, die cut it first and then stamp it. I was SOOOOO nervous trying to cut her out after I had colored the stamp but luckily it worked out.

Again, my oldest played with me and created this PAWsitively AWESOME card! She is my Washi Tape girl. LOL She uses it on everything and I think she did an awesome job layering them to make her own pattern paper background. Yeah, I'm a teensy bit biased. And dang, I just saw how she gave her pup a cute pink ear - I should have done that!!! haha

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Supply List:
My Favorite Things stamps (BB-11 You Have My Heart)
My Favorite Things Dienamics (Blueprints 20 & Blueprints 24, Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Window)
My Favorite Things Abstract Stencil
Copics: Skin - E000, E00, E11, R22, R20, BV20
Hair - BV04, BV08, B26, BV29
Dress - Y21, YR31, W5, E41, E42
Grass - YG17, G46, BG96
Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black 
3M Scotch Double Sided Foam Adhesive


CraftyTime4U said...

It looks like we'll have hard competition from Tolla, she did an awesome job, her card look a lot better than many cards that I had made! I love it! BTW, I love the design of your card!

Unknown said...

You're entry is fabulous! And what a wonderful card from Tolla! Good luck with the MFT contest!

kim said...

I love your card entry!!! You did an amazing job!!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fantastic card, Carisa. Love your coloring. And, looks like your girls have some fun pplaying with stamp as well!