Thursday, July 6, 2017

My Favorite Things Guest Designer

Hello there, crafty friends!  
Today I'm happy to be sharing cards I created for my second post as a My Favorite Things Guest Designer.
For my first card, I used the adorable new stamp set, Fairy Happy to create a birthday shaker card.  I started out by stamping one of the sweet fairies from the set along with several of the little accent images like the flowers, butterflies and bees and colored them with Copic markers.  Next I did my die cutting using the Fairy Happy Die-namics.  After that, I used just the bee and the loopy trail stamps to stamp a piece of lime green cardstock for my background and die cut a square from the top portion of my card.  Then I used the Stitched Mini Scallop Square Die-namics to create a frame to go around my die cut window.  I used a piece of acetate and craft foam to create my shaker and filled the inside with the flowers, butterflies, hearts and bee images along with some sequins, beads and glitter.  To finish off my card, I added the fairy with foam tape, the tall flowers in the lower right corner and I stamped my sentiment onto a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip and adhered it to the lower left of my card.  I also used a Wink of Stella glitter pen and went over the flowers and the fairies wings and dress.
For my second card, I used the Color Drops stamp set and Color Drops Die-namics to create what I think looks like a mod looking thank you card.  I used a white piece of cardstock, cut to card front size, and used the Stitched Star Grid Die-namics just along the left side.  Then I die cut several of the Color Drops in pink, orange and dark purple along with three die cut thanks from the Thanks & Hello Die-namics which I layered and glued together.  I adhered my die cut Color Drops along the stitched lines and then used the Color Drops stamp set and stamped dots in between each drop.  Toward the bottom of my card, I added a horizontal strip of dark purple cardstock with a thin strip of pink and glued on my die cut thanks.  As a finishing touch, I added matching sequins on a few of the stamped circles.
For my third and final card, I used the fun stamp set, Beary Big Adventure.  The first thing I did was to stamp some of the images from the set and color them with Copic markers, then die cut them using the coordinating Beary Big Adventure Die-namics.  Next I created my own designer paper look for my background by using the Chevron Grid Stencil onto pale blue cardstock and stormy sky distress ink. Then I stamped the two different sized flowers from the stamp set, coloring in the centers with white gel pen.  I used one of my favorite dies, the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics and die cut my stenciled piece.  Then using a separate piece of white cardstock, cut smaller than my card front, I die cut a square opening toward the top and adhered my stenciled piece over top of it to create a window.  I also added a strip of dark blue cardstock along the bottom and a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip with my stamped sentiment.  I backed the die cut window with dark blue cardstock and adhered the panel with foam tape then added all of my stamped images, popping up the bear.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


Lyn said...

Oh my goodness this post if full of beautiful cards <3 what a treat they all are

Happy Little Crafter said...

You made my day with your paper crafting talents! I left a comment on your MFT post and hope you do more delightful creations for them!