Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall Card Design 2

Hola...


This is the second card I created for my Card Group Exchange - "Fall Theme".
I used watercolor paper this time!

Background:
To create the background I started with a 5"x7" Watercolor paper.
I used watercolor markers and scribbled the markers on plastic paper
Spritzed it with water.
And brought my watercolor paper to it.
I squished my paper to ensure proper transfer  of the watercolor.

I realized I loved it so decided to split the background in half and create two cards!
Card 2 for today, same colors but slightly different. This one has less yellow, almost none.

This is the second card I made of this design. Very similar.

The Front of the card:
I am working on some wedding invitations, 
and had to ensure the paper I purchased was 8.5" x 11"
So I trimmed the papers to ensure the proper dimensions.
The little papers I had left over looked like sprigs, 
so I decided to use them here.
Tied them with hem and voila!

I also stamped the inside of the card!

Other goodies used:

Stamp Set: SU Truly Grateful
NUVO Drops: 
Dandelion Yellow 
Strawberry Coulis
Black
Paper: SU Calypso Coral
Ink: SU Crumb Cake



I hope you like it!
Adiós,

~~Yar








Sunday, September 17, 2017

Fall Card design 1

Hola...

I am in Maine, USA...the weather is still nice,
but nights are getting cooler.
To celebrate the new season...my card making groups will trade fall cards with each other.

I am trying to learn watercolors so I thought I would give it a try.
Here are my first set of cards.
I hope you enjoy them!!


Goodies used:
Stamp: Kraftin Kimmie
Watercolor markers
NUVO drops
Wink of Stella
SU Calypso Coral paper
Stamps set SU Truly Grateful


Stamp inside of the card! 
 Have a great day! 
Enjoy!
~~Yar






Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MFT Camp Create Day 5: Delightful Die-Cutting & Bonus Awesome OMBRE background

Hola!!
I can't believe this is day 5 of the MFT Camp Create already!
Today I am making a card to lift my spirits...
we just came from dropping off our oldest daughter at College!!!
Sigh!!!
My heart is filled with pride, love, happiness 
and a bit of sadness to see my baby girl leave.
She is not far away and I know she will be fine.
Still I cried and cried and then got crafting!
So here I am sharing my creation with you.
I do hope you like it!


What did I do?
I am so excited to show you my Delightful Die-Cutting Technique card.
For todays's technique I chose to use my die cut to frame my main image all while
incorporating the Bonus Camp day: Awesome OMBRE technique.
Go mama!!!


Goodies used:
MFT Stitched Circle Scallop Frames
Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamp set
Brother Scan N Cut 2 cutting machine
Distress Ink Peacock Feather for the OMBRE background
SU Calypso Coral paper and Embossing Powder
NUVO Drops Black Onyx
NUVO Glitter Drops Aquatic Mist
Wink of Stella in Black

I really hoped you enjoy following me on this journey!

Goodies used! 
NUVO drops galore!!

Wink of Stella in Black!

Todays card earned me two badges!!
Wooohooo!!
I just completed all five days of the MFT Camp Create August 2017!!

Had a blast!
 


Adiós,
~~Yar




Monday, August 21, 2017

MFT Camp Create Day 4: Monochromatic Magic

Hola!

Today I am here to share my Monochromatic Card for MFT Camp Create.
I chose shades of purples!




I would have chosen Shades of Gray - but I wanted to keep this PG-13 :)

I used the following goodies:
MFT FRIEND die-namics
MFT Rectangular Stax 2 die-namics 
(I used the largest one to cut the background)
SU Woodgrain Background stamp
SU Wisteria Wonder ink & paper
SU Elegant Eggplant ink & paper
NUVO drops Wisteria
Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents 

First I chose the inks & papers:

Die-namics used:



I love the detail on the letters: Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents!!!
I alos aded the Nuvo Drops and Glossy Accent drops on a diagonal - this guides the eye move throughout the card!
By completing this card
I earned the following badge:

I hope you liked my monochromatic card!

Adiós,
~~ Yar



Thursday, August 17, 2017

MFT Camp Create Day 3: Backgrounds

Hola!

This is my creation for Day 3 - the technique was to create a background!


For the background I heat embossed the rainbow image using white embossing powder
and added some color with distress Inks.
Pretty quick and easy!




Background closeup - you can really see the rainbows now!
Check out the sentiment die - I added foam tape to the actual banner, but not to the frame!!
I like the dimension it created!
Other Goodies:
MFT Magical Unicorns Stamp Set
Stitched Cloud die set 
Banner die set with outline
Dotted Rectangle Background
Distress Inks
Versafine ink black
Versamark ink
White Embossing powder
Water Brush
Happy Birthday die -  for inside the card!
Wink of Stella!




This is the inside of the card!
A sparkly unicorn!

I hope you enjoyed card 3 of the MFT Camp Create 2017!
I sure did!
This card will be given to my friend Avi 
whose birthday we are to celebrate tomorrow!
Happy Birthday Avi!
I hope your birthday is magical!

I earned the following badge with this card!





Adiós,
~~Yar

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MFT Camp Create Day 2: Magnificent Masking

Hola!!


Here I am with a card for day 2 of MFT Camp Create 2017.


The technique we had to use was: Masking
 I used a sticky note and masked the sky while I used my Clarity Stamp Brushes and brushed some green distress ink on the bottom of the rectangle, and vice versa.
You can see the paper moved a bit, but I don't mind.


My masking technique! 
 Goodies used:

MFT Adorable Elephants stamp set
rectangular Flip flop Die set
Blue distress ink
Green Distress ink
Wink of Stella - cause you know!
SEI paper for background
SU punch for the little flowers
ink: Versafine Black
Clarity Stamp Brushes

Die used
The inside of my card!
Check out their blog post for more information!
Link to the MFT Blog

I hope you liked todays card!
With this card I earned the following badge!
Adiós,
~~Yar

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlay made easy!

Hola!

Have you ever tried to make a card and every time you touched it you wrecked it?
Yeap..that was me today!


I was watching YouTube and found the
MFT Camp Create 2017 Week video. 

AMAZING!

Each day this week they share a technique and 
if you take part in the challenge you could win a gift card!!!

Anyway...I love MFT so I said...why not?

The video I watched today was for day 1 of the Summer Camp. 
The technique was "Inlay"
I have seen Jennifer Macguire do 
a million of them, but alas I had never tried them.


So this is my first attempt at doing the INLAY technique!
I really liked it, I mail all my cards so I try not to add too much bulk,
 so this technique is great for me!!


After the inlay...I added Wink of Stella...it went downhill from there!!!

I thought I was doing well until....wink of stella just blobbed all over my card, and the white gel pen reacted with the wink of stella, then the black NUVO drops weren't dry....and apparently at some point I had black Versafine ink on my fingers!

This is the inside of the card!

Goodies used:
MFT Snuggle Bunnies Stamp set
DIE: Flop Card die
Washi
LOTS and LOTS of Wink of Stella
NUVO drops - Black 
White Gel Pen Signo Broad Uni-Ball

I tried to fix it the best I could.
I am very proud of myself for trying a new technique.
I am sending this card to a new friend/customer.
Char -I hope you like it!
She is very nice and I really hope she likes it!

Please join me on this short Summer Camp adventure!!! 
The deadline to upload images for the 7 day event is Thursday, August 24, 2017.
For more details visit the MFT Blog

It is what it is...a card made with love
and inky fingers!!

With this card I earned the following badge!
I hope you enjoyed it :)

Adiós,
~~Yar