Thursday, September 18, 2014

MCT Thrifty Thursday


It's Thrifty Thursday with My Creative Time, a day to use up your scraps!  I needed to make a birthday card for a student, and her favorite colors are pink and orange.  I pulled out lots of pink and orange cardstock scraps and die cut a bunch of the chevron strips from the Tag Die Layers die set.  Then I covered a square of cardstock complete with adhesive and lay the chevron strips across the square.  After trimming the edges, I adhered this square to a larger black square and then that one to a 3" square orange card base.

I made the "wish" speech bubble with a Stitched Message Bubble Die and cut the orange layer in back with one of the Fun Speech Bubbles Dies.  "BIG!" was also cut with dies from Stitched Message Bubble.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Missing You


I had some fun trying out a new technique that I learned from a Jennifer McGuire video for the background on this card.  First I used embossing paste with the Simon Says Stamp Chevron Pattern Stencil on watercolor paper to create the cool texture.  Once it dried, I watercolored over it.  Isn't it a fun look?


For my sentiment, I used one of the My Creative Time Stitched Decorative Banner Dies, playing with it a little bit to extend its length.  Then I used letters from MCT's Alpha Pack to spell out "MISSING."  The "you" die cut was made with a die from MCT's Picture Perfect.  A few enamel dots finished it off!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

MCT Designer Challenge


There's a new Designer Challenge with My Creative Time:  to use the elements or color palette in this photo as your inspiration for a project!  I was inspired by the colors for my project today.


I made a card base using Soft Stone cardstock and added a strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock along the bottom.  To pull in the two lighter mint green colors, I found some patterned paper in the Echo Park This & That Charming collection and layered a strip of that on top.  Then I cut a daisy with the Stitched Daisy Die and a darker mint green paper, also from the Charming collection and added that with some dimensional adhesive.  The sentiment was made by taking "a note of" from Happy Thoughts and "Thanks" from Bloom Where You are Planted.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MCT Try Me Tuesday


It's Try Me Tuesday with My Creative Time and we're trying a fun technique today that was new to me:  faux embossing!  To start off, I made a 4 1/4" x 5 1/4"  black card base and then added a patterned layer using a little sneak from our upcoming release and My Mind's Eye Wicked 6x6 stack.  Then I made a tag using paper from this same stack and the Tag Dies.  To get the little stitched circle on the tag, I used the one that comes with the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die, and then topped it with a brad from My Mind's Eye Mischievous collection.


Here's where the fun technique comes in.  I cut a circle with Papertrey Ink ripe avocado cardstock, using a die from Bunches of Fun Circles.  Then, following the technique I learned in this video, I stamped this cute witch image from Fright Night with white ink.  After it dried, I stamped it again, a little offset, with ripe avocado ink.  I adhered this circle onto a larger circle made of vellum and then attached the whole thing to my card with dimensional adhesive.


Lastly, I added a spooky sentiment, also from Fright Night.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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Monday, September 8, 2014

MCT Made in Minutes Monday


I'm back!  Last week I moved my baby into his college dorm room, and now I'm an empty nester.  How crazy is that?  The good news is that he LOVES his school, has already made some great friends, and couldn't be happier.    

This weekend I put all of my students' birthdays into my plan book and discovered that I have one per week for the next two months!  Good thing today is Made in Minutes with My Creative Time!  I whipped up this cute little card for one of my girls whose birthday is this week.  Since I wanted it to fit in the little polka-dotted envelope that I made with the Scallop Stitched Envelope Die, I made this a 3" x 4" card.  I cut a patterned layer using the Simple Stories SN@P Color Vibe collection, and then added a white layer that I had embossed with the Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing Folder.

The sentiment, from It's All About You, is heat embossed with black embossing powder.  For an extra touch, I added a little felt heart made with one of the Stitched Heart Layering Dies.

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team have to share with you today!

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