samedi 30 mai 2015

MFT June Release Countdown Day 4

Hi everyone! Today is the second day of the My Favorite Things June release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products and I hope you’ll have fun with our preview projects!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on June 2nd at 10pm EST (= Europe: June 3rd at 4:00 CET).

Here is my card showcasing the newest Birdie Brown stamp set called Penguins in Paradise







There is also a coordinating Die-namics set that you can get with this stamp set but I didn’t use it for this card. I decided to make a scene using only the stamps from this fun set. I created the sea and the sand with Copic markers.




For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):


TAWS June Peek Day 3

Hi everyone! It’s sneak peek time at The Alley Way Stamps and we are featuring the new June release.

Today, we are showcasing the Twinkle Toes stamp set and here is my take on this set:






These mushrooms are SO beautiful. I colored them with Copic markes and made a watercolor background using Distress inks.

Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration and info on how you can win this stamp set. Don’t miss our blog hop on May 31th and the release day on June 1st!

Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge:

vendredi 29 mai 2015

MFT June Release Countdown Day 5

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of the My Favorite Things June release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products! You’ll love them!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on June 2nd at 10pm EST (= Europe: June 3rd at 4:00 CET).

Here is my card showcasing the newest Written in Watercolor stamp set called: 







For this card, I wanted to make a bokeh background. First, I sponged the background with rainbow colors then I made circles with a finger dauber using white pigment ink. Once I added a few circles, I was happy with the result. So I’m not sure there is a real bokeh effect but I like it. I went ahead and stamped the "Happy Birthday" from the Written in Watercolor stamp set with black dye ink. I used my MISTI tool to stamp it 5-6 times to get a dark and black print. To finish off my card, I added some sequins and glued my panel to black card base.    




For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):


jeudi 28 mai 2015

OCC Mask-erade – Day 1

Hi everyone! Today, I want to share my homework for day one of the new Online Card Class – Mask-erade. I LOOOOOOOOOVE Laura Bassen’s technique and I had to give it a try! Here is my card using the "Ink Blending with Masks" technique. 





I chose a banner shape to make my background. The word "Wishing" is a die from Simon Says Stamp as well as the tiny sentiment. To finish off my card, I added some sequins. I’ll do another card with this technique then I’m a big fan!




Have a wonderful day and see you soon with a new OCC homework card…

Francine 

Challenge I'm entering:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

mercredi 27 mai 2015

1001 CARTES ON AIR – Iridescent watercolor background

Hi! Today, I’m back with a new card and video tutorial featuring the Create A Smile stamp sets called Botanical Love and Ausflippen (German sentiment set).

In this video, I want to share another way to create a self-made background using silver embossing powder instead of the black or white we usually choose. I also used Distress inks combined with iridescent watercolors to create a metallic and shiny look. Here is my card: 




Sadly, the pictures don’t do justice to the card! In real life, the background is vibrant and shiny!






You can see how I did my card in the video below!






CLICK THE HD ICON TO SEE THE VIDEO IN BETTER QUALITY


***SUPPLIES I USED***

Stamps: Botanical Love & Ausflippen (Create A Smile)
Inks & Co.: Peacock Feathers Distress Ink (Ranger), Finetec MICA Watercolor Iridescent Paint, Versamark
Paper: watercolor paper, black and white cardstock
Dies: Stitched Rectangles (Lil’Inker Designs)
Various: silver embossing powder, 3D foam pads, tape runner, heat gun, paint brushes, etc.


   




Don’t forget that you can share your Create A Smile creations with us! Upload them on the Create A Smile blog, right in the sidebar.

I hope you had fun with this tutorial!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

mardi 26 mai 2015

MFT May Ingenious Inking Challenge – Watercolor Wash

Hi everyone! Today I’m back with a card for the My Favorite Things May Ingenious Inking Challenge! The theme this month is *Watercolor Wash*! 


For the design, I got inspired by the MFT Blueprint 25 sketch that you can see HERE. Here is my project: 






The white heat embossed sentiment is from the newest For the Boys stamp set. I used watercolor paper to create a watercolor background. To get such a vibrant and bright background like mine, you can use the MFT ink refill bundles




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

Thanks for stopping by…

Francine


Supplies:

TAWS DT - Happy Birthday Mom

Hi everyone! Here is my latest project for The Alley Way Stamps design team. Today, I’m sharing a card with the focal point on the sentiment. The "Happy Brithday" is from the Rock Solid set. I heat embossed it with Liquid Platinum.





TAWS stamps I used:



Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine 

dimanche 24 mai 2015

My Favorite Things – Let’s party ‘til the cows come home

Hi everyone! Today I’m back with a card using My Favorite Things stamps and dies! Here is my newest project:  





The cute cow and the fun sentiment are from the Birdie Brown The Whole Herd stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies to cut out the cow. I made the background with the Cow Print stencil. The grass is from the Grassy Fields Die-namics set. I colored the cow with Copic markers.



Be sure to check the MFT blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by…

Francine

Supplies:

samedi 23 mai 2015

TAWS DT - Love you a ton

Hi everyone! Here is my latest project for The Alley Way Stamps design team. For this card, I used bright and happy colors! I made the background with the True Colors set. I stamped the paint brushes with dye inks. The orca is from Little Fellas and the sentiment is from All Washed Up.







TAWS stamps I used:


    






Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine

I am entering this card into the following challenge: 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes

jeudi 21 mai 2015

DT Little Miss Muffet – Dudley’s Ballon

Today is a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The theme is *Anything goes* and here is my card:




I used the Dudley's Balloon digi stamp! I colored the dino with Copic markers and made a background using purple Distress ink. The sentiment is from Avery Elle. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by…

Francine

Make it Crafty CAS DT - Hugs

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card for the Make it Crafty CAS design teamHere is my card using the Doodle Hugs word chipboard set:





These chipboard words are just perfect to add a special touch to a project. I decided to use the word "Hugs" without any colored image. I heat embossed the chipboard with silver embossing powder to give a metallic look. For the background, I made a homemade stencil and sponged dye inks over it to create a rainbow. 

Don’t forget our CAS May challenge! It’s all about backgrounds. You can enter your projects HERE!

Have a wonderful day…

Francine


mardi 19 mai 2015

TAWS DT - Jawsome

Hi everyone! Here is my latest card for The Alley Way Stamps using the set Something's Fishy. I colored the shark with Copic markers and I created the "Jawsome" sentiment with the Alphabet Soup set.




TAWS stamps I used:


   




Be sure to check the TAWS blog for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day…

Francine


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