Wednesday, December 5, 2018

MCT Throwback Thursday


It's Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time!  Time to pull out those older MCT sets and make a fun project!  For my card today I used one of my favorite winter sets - last year's Chill Out, for the cute snowman, and the adorable The Adventure Begins set for the balloons.  I watercolored them on some Strathmore Watercolor paper. The sentiment is from Time to Celebrate.  Of course I used some MCT staples for my layers:  Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies & More and Stitched Postage Frame Dies.  I just love pulling together stamps and dies from old sets to make something new!

Be sure to stop by Emma's blog for more Throwback Thursday inspiration!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Birthday Shaker Card with Tulle!


I'm working my way through Online Card Classes' Clean & Simple Holiday, and I was so inspired by Jennifer McGuire's shaker cards made with tulle!  I thought it would be fun to try making a birthday card using this concept.

I started by trimming my light blue panel with one of My Creative Time's Stitched Rectangular Frame Dies.  After positioning this on top of my folded white card base, I ran it through my Vagabond with one of MCT's Stitched Circle Balloon Dies.  This cut through the blue piece and left an impression on the white card base, so I was able to remove the blue piece, nestle the die into that impression on the card base and run it through again.  This time it cut through the front of the card base and left an impression on the back part, so I opened up the card base, nestled the die into the impression on the back part, and ran it through a third time, with the card open.

Now I was ready to adhere a piece of tulle to the front of the card base, and another to the back of the blue piece.  I did this using 1/8" double sided tape, right around the edge of the balloon cut out.  Next I adhered the balloon string die cut and the "celebrate" die cut, which came from the MCT Let's Party Word Dies.

Now I was ready to put some sequins on top of the tule on the card base, add some liquid adhesive on the blue piece and put them together!  Such a fun card!