Sunday, February 7, 2016

Seeing Gold Embossed Background

This card is using MFTSC266 sketch and part of the AI Challenge - Friendship.
I tend to favor silver and white gold hues over yellow gold, but like how this gold embossing turned out against the subtle pink background. I used the Large Dot Stencil and dabbed Versamark pad over to get the outline for embossing.

Card with MFTSC266 sketch, gold embossed background and Avery Elle Oh Happy Day sentiment
Supplies:
  • Stamps: Avery Elle Oh Happy Day
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder
  • Tools:MFT Stencil Large Polka Dots, Die-namics Blueprints 21 
~Olga

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flower Soft Bouquet

I'm playing along with Mojo Monday this week using MOJO433 sketch. I made these little flower branches probably a year ago and they've been sitting in my "find ways to use this later" stash until now. They're very easy to make - just cut a piece of wire to desired length, cover in tacky glue, roll in Flower Soft and let dry.
Mother's day spring card using Paper Smooches Crystal Clear set, flower soft, MOJO433 sketch
Supplies:
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Crystal Clear + die, Mother's Day sentiment from PTI Delightful Dahlia
  • Accessories: Flower Soft
  • Tools: Martha Stewart butterfly punch
~Olga

Thursday, February 4, 2016

How Do You Spell Love?

For the Bellarific Challenge - Love Is In the Air I went with a not-traditional colors and combined it with the Simon Says Monday Challenge - Ray of Sunshine. Thanks for looking.


Valentine Card using Bella Petunia stamp and MFT Sunny Skies

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Stampingbella Especially For You Petunia, How Do You Spell Love
  • Tools: MFT Stitched Speech Bubble, Sunny Skies
~Olga

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Spinner Card

Love how easy the AI Spinner stamps make creating perfect font and back cards. I colored the Fairy Spinner image with Copics and used paper piercing technique for her dress for the AI Challenge. A shimmering cord is affixed to the top and bottom of the card and allows the image to spin around. 

Birthday Spinner Card Art Impressions Fairy

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Art Impressions Fairy Spinner + Die
  • Tools: MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX, Darice Chevron embossing folder
~Olga

Monday, February 1, 2016

MFT Frosty

This weekend was unseasonably warm here - sunny with temperature in the mid 80's. It was the perfect weather to be outside and I enjoyed every bit of it, but for some reason when I sat down to make a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge #265, the first stamp I reached for was the Frosty & Fabulous.  Maybe it's just to remind myself that it's still winter.


Snowman winter Christmas card using MFT Sketch 265


Supplies:
  • Stamps: MFT Frosty Fabulous
  • Tools: MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX Die, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, MFT Stitched Rectangle, Wink of Stella clear pen.
~Olga

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CAS Congratulations Card

This week I've made a CAS (clean and simple) card using CAS(e) This Sketch 157, colors from Color Throwdown #377 - yellow, kraft and grey and the Simon Says Congratulations set that I've been wanting to ink up for some time for Simon Says Anything Goes ChallengeTo make the card a little more fancy I used fine silver embossing powder instead of grey ink in the color scheme. 


Wedding anniversary celebration card with embossed Congratulations sentiment CTD377

Thanks for looking.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Simon Says Congratulations
  • Accessories: Silver embossing powder, silver cord from SU
~Olga

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mojo Bella Oodles of Love

I loved the MojoBella sketch challenge this week! I used the Uptown Girl Lucille Sends Her Love stamp. The color combo is from Color Throwdown challenge. It ended Monday, but I liked the combo and used it again for this card.

Stampingbella oodles of love card for mojobella challenge

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Lucille Sends Her Love
  • Tools: Mama Elephant Femme Frames, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag, pink Gelly Roll pen, Copics
~Olga

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

MFT Color Challenge 37- Start Every Day with Whee

I made another quick card this weekend. The color combo is from the MFT Color Challenge 37. I struggled a bit with this one, but the Pure Innocence Start Every Day with Whee stamp always lightens up a card.

Card using MFT sketch 37 and Pure Innocence Start Every Day with Whee stamp

It's a quick card colored with Copics and background is embossed in chunky clear powder.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: MFT Start Every Day with Whee
  • Tools: MFT Stencil Stripes, Dienamics inside & out diagonal stitched rectangle STAX
~Olga

Monday, January 25, 2016

Cute Critter Cards

I was able to make a couple of cards for challenges this weekend. The first card combines MFT Sketch 264, adorable color combo from Color Throwdown 376 and the dog from one of my favorite MFT stamps, You Make My Tail Wag, for the Simon Says Create with Critters Challenge. The inside of the card is stamped with sentiment "In dog years you're still a pup!" from Inky Antics.

Card with You Make My Tail Wag dog stamp with Kraft, Berryllicious and Pink Lemonade colors

Since I love animal stamps, I couldn't resist making another critter card for the Simon Says Create with Critters Challenge. This one is a simple hamster shaker card using the Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You set.

Handmade shaker card with hamster in the wheel Lawn Fawn stamp
Supplies:
  • Stamps: MFT You Make My Tail Wag , Lawn Fawn Wheelie Like You, PTI Wreath for All Seasons (birthday sentiment)
  • Tools: MFT Fishtail Banner and Happy DieNamics
~Olga

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Using Mini Prills on Cards

I recently bough a jar of Mini Prills because they reminded me of cupcake pearls, but haven't used them on a project until now. I've made cards with micorbeads before and prills are sort of similar. They're a little bigger and I think made of styrofoam.


Simon Says Stylish Simon Boston Terrier Card with Mimi Prills

The first card was for Simon Says Stamp Best Friends Challenge using Mojo430 sketch. I made a card with the cute Boston Terrier - Stylish Simon stamp and added a heart embellishment covered in Mini Prills. To do this, I liberally covered a die cut in Aleene's Tacky Glue, covered in prills, hand pressed and then let it dry under the weight of acrylic block to keep the cardstock from warping under the wet glue. It turned out pretty well without empty spots on the paper. 


PTI Cupcake card with mini prills sprinkles

For the second card I put drops of Crystal Effects on a cupcake and used prills as sprinkles. Because they're so small, they clumped up a bit instead of looking like individual sprinkles. They seem to be holding pretty well when I'm just holding the card, but I think these are more likely to fall off in the mail.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: Simon Says Stylish Simon, PTI Cupcake Collection
  • Paper: BasicGrey Blush
  • Accessories: Mini Prills
  • Tools: MFT and Stitched Fishtail Stax
~Olga

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Flora and Her Bicycle Bella Card

I'm playing along in the Bellarific Friday this week. It's a photo inspiration and I used the colors in my card. The sketch is Viva la Verve January Sketch 2.

Flora and Her Bicycle Stampingbella Card based on Verve Sketch

I've used this stamp a lot since I cycle and have a lot of friends who do too. Our bikes are sans the flower basket, but close enough. The sentiment is a quote by Albert Einstein: "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving."

Supplies :
  • Stamps: Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Flora and Her Bicycle
  • Paper: Basic Grey Blush
~Olga

Monday, January 18, 2016

Warm Winter Wishes

This card is for the MFTWSC263, My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stencil It.

Winter card with MFT Warm and Fuzzy mittens die and snowflake

I used the MFT Snowfall Stencil and sponging technique to create subtle background on the card and just love these cute little mitten die cuts. I added twine and foam to add some extra dimension.

Supplies:
  • Stamps: MFT Let's Get Cozy
  • Tools: MFT Warm & Fuzzy Die, MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag, MFT Let It Snowflake, Mama Elephant Femme Frames, MFT Snowfall Stencil
~Olga