21 July 2016

Penny Black Simplicity – Dream…

Hello everyone! Today, I have a card up on the Penny Black Simplicity at its best blog. This time, I’m showcasing the newest Around Town creative dies set. Here is a sneak peek of my project:






If you would like to see the whole card and read the step-by-step instructions, head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog.




Thanks for visiting today!

Francine

15 July 2016

MFT Camp Create | Session 2 | Day 5

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 5 of the second session of MFT Camp Create! We are so excited to share five crafts with you this week! There are also wonderful prizes to win!!! Yay! I hope you’ll join in and share your creations on the MFT blog.  

Today’s lesson is about creating a background using (smaller) stamps! I made this card for you:






I had so much fun going through my stamps to fin smaller stamps for my card. I chose stamps from several sets: All Heart, Cheeky Monkey, Class Act, Get Down to Business, Hog Heaven, I Knead You, Lucky Dog, Polynesian Paradise, Recipe for Happiness, Somebunny and You Gnome Me! I stamped the images with Black Licorice hybrid ink onto kraft paper and I colored the images with pencils (Polychromos, Prismacolor Premier and Luminance). I outlined the stamps with a white gel pen to make them stand out against the kraft paper. I die cut the panel with Blueprints 29 and glued it on a top-folded card base made with Smooth White cardstock. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Birdie Brown Recipe for Happiness onto Black Licorice cardstock with white embossing powder and I fixed it to the panel with foam pad for more dimension. 



***VIDEO TUTORIAL***

If you want to find out how I did this card, head over to the MFT blog to watch the video tutorial I’ve made for you or click HERE!








***PRIZE ALERT***

You can win a $15 gift certificate if you leave a comment bellow the video in YouTube. And if you participate in each "craft" with a project for the five days in session 2, you will be eligible for a grand prize of a $150 gift certificate. So head over to the MFT blog for all details on how to participate!





Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more MFT card inspirations!

Thanks for visiting and happy camping!

Francine


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Neat & Tangled – A little break…

Hi everyone! I’m back with my latest card for Neat & Tangled! Today, I decided to feature the Origami Map stamp set: 




This stamp set is fabulous! I only used a part of the stamp. I stamped it with Versamark onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I colored the image with Zig Real Brush Pens. The colors are so bright and beautiful! I sponged the background with Distress ink. The label is from the Everyday Labels set.

Here are the sets I used:





I hope you like my creation! Don't forget to check the Neat & Tangled blog for more inspiration every day! 




This is also my last card for Neat & Tangled! I decided to make a little break but maybe I’ll be back at the end of the year! Thanks so much Danielle for your kindness and letting me work with your fabulous stamps!!! <3

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

14 July 2016

Penny Black Simplicity – Portrait

Hello everyone! Here is a card I designed for Penny Black as a Penny Black Simplicity Sister design team member. This time, I decided to feature the brand new Portrait (#40-471) stamp set: 





Oh WOW! This stamp is absolutely fabulous and so BIG!!! I stamped the face with a very light ink and drew a new haircut. I colored the girl with Copic markers and added details around the eye and eyebrow with pencils and a black gel pen. I created a background with watercolors, fussy cut the face and glued it on the panel. The sentiment – from the A Sweet Day stamp set (#30-280) – was stamped in black ink. I then adhered the panel onto a top-folded card base. To finish off my card, I added stickles to the iris and Glossy Accents to the lips.


For more clean and simple designs and inspirations using Penny Black stamps, head over to the Penny Black Simplicity blog




That’s all for me today! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Francine

12 July 2016

My Favorite Things – July Release Replay

Hi everyone! It’s time for the July My Favorite Things release replay! Today, the MFT design team is taking a fresh look at the most recent release.

My project is a card featuring the newest Bearly Special Birthday set as well as the Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics




I colored the cute Birdie Brown bear with Copic markers and cut him out with scissors. I replaced the smaller balloon that was above the bear with another one. To create the big balloon I used the Big Birthday Balloons Die-namics. I first die cut the balloon from cardstock and used the negative space as a mask. I sponged it with yellow and green Distress inks and drew the outlines with a black pen. I then cut it out with scissors and fixed it to the bear image. For the background scene, I created a mask with Post-it tape and I sponged the panel with Limelight dye ink from MFT and Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I grounded the card with patterned paper from the Dots & Stripes Fresh paper pack. The "Make a Wish" sentiment is from the newest Celebrate with Cake stamp set.


Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration from the design team!   



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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