MFT Stamps – Happy Camper 2 Ways (Guest Post)

Hi everyone!

I hope your week is off to a good start! Today I wanted to drop in again and say hi to my blog readers and show them two cards I made featuring one of the last Stacey Yacula sets for MFT Stamps! It’s called “Happy Camper” and once again it is so cute!

I made both cards for The Foiled Fox and you’ll find more detailed info about them on their blog!

Here’s a short overview for my owl card:

I ink blended a panel with Oxide Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Pine Needles. I then cut it down to 2 7/8 by 4 1/8 and matted it with a slightly bigger black panel.

TIPPS & TRICKS: For the no line coloring I used a light grey dye ink, watercolour markers and added a few details to the owl with colored pencils.

The matching sentiment is heat embossed in white.

OWL CARD:

MFT Happy Camper - Clean CardMFT Happy Camper - Clean Card Detail

Main supplies:
  • MFT Stamps – SY Happy Camper stamps & dies, Blueprints 28 banner
  • Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
  • Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  • Neenah – Solar White 110 lb for the cardbase
  • Wow – White Embossing Powder

The second card was already made in September so if you follow me on Instagram you might have already seen it. 🙂 The Happy Campers enjoy themselves sitting by a bonfire, playing the guitar and roasting marshmallows! So cozy!

TIPPS & TRICKS: The main panel is cut from Bristol paper. For the sky, I faded out a pink watercolor marker in one direction and dark blue marker from the top (other direction).

BONFIRE SCENE CARD:

MFT Stamps Happy Camper - Scene CardMFT Stamps Happy Camper - Scene Card Detail

Main supplies:

  • MFT Stamps – SY Happy Camper stamps & dies, Grassy Fields and Stitched Snowdrifts Die-namics
  • Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
  • Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  • Versafine – Onyx Black Ink
  • Sakura – White Gel Pen (for coloring details)
  • Sakura – Black Glaze Pen (on the eyes)

I hope I have given you some inspiration!

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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MFT Stamps – Magical Friends Cards (Guest Post)

Hello!

Today I have two super cute cards for my blog readers featuring the new dragon set by Birdie Brown for MFT Stamps! It’s called “Magical Friends” and I am soo in love with it. Eep!

I made both cards for The Foiled Fox and you’ll find more detailed info about them on their blog!

Here’s a short overview:

The first card is a standard A2 size. It has a watercolored background, a white scallop background layered on top and the images are watercolored, too. I chose contrasting colors for the girl’s hair and dress to make her visually pop!

I wanted to stack up on birthday cards, so I took the sentiment from an older Birdie Brown stamp set which says “Here’s a birthday flyby”!

A2 SIZED BIRTHDAY CARD:

MFT Stamps Magical Friends CardMFT Stamps Magical Friends Card Detail

The little girl on the dragon is my favorite of all images, isn’t it adorable?!!
Supplies A2 sized card:

  • MFT Stamps – BB Magical Friends stamps & dies, BB Magical Dragons stamps, Dainty Scallop Cover-Up Die-namics
  • Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
  • Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  • Lawn Fawn – Everyday Sentiment Banner die
  • Versafine – Onyx Black Ink
  • Sakura – White Gel Pen (for coloring details)
  • Sakura – Black Glaze Pen (on the eyes)

 

For the second card, I wanted to make a large, slimline card that allows me to create a little story … The “Magical Friends” set has all these great Fairytale sentiments in it and book reading images! So I stamped up three different little scenes on die-cut squares. The first and third are supposed to be a made-up Fairytale story and the second one shows the little girl and her dragon as they are reading the book together. In their Fairytale they both have different looks and colors! 🙂

MAGICAL SLIMLINE CARD:

MFT Stamps Magical Friends Slimline CardMFT Stamps Magical Friends Slimline Card Part 1MFT Stamps Magical Friends Slimline Card Part 2 and 3

Supplies slimline card:

  • MFT Stamps – BB Magical Friends stamps
  • Lawn Fawn – Double Stitched Rectangle dies (2 1/4 Inch)
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock
  • Aqua/Mermaid Cardstock
  • Winsor & Newton – Watercolour Markers
  • Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Paper Pad
  • Versafine – Onyx Black Ink
  • Sakura – Pigma Micron Black Fine Line Pen 01 (to draw in the little crown on the book cover)
  • Sakura – White Gel Pen (for coloring details)
  • Sakura – Black Glaze Pen (on the eyes)
  • Iridescent Star Confetti
  • Cutter Bee – Craft Scissors

I hope I have given you some crafty inspiration today!

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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ALSO ENTERING THIS FOR:

I was very happy to read that Virginia is continuing to do her “Show & Share” challenge! 🙂 I spent quite some time finishing up my first storytelling card and so I want to share it on her blog. Hope you guys like it!

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Altering Stamp Images with Masking (Winnie & Walter Leading Lady #4)

Hi there and happy Saturday!

How are you today? February has flown by so far and I am excited to bring you my last post as Winnie & Walter’s Leading Lady and show you another masking technique! It’s kind of a bitter sweet moment as I had so much fun creating with their products but I feel very lucky to have gotten this opportunity!! 🙂

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So far, I have been telling you something about “masking backgrounds with stencils & with dies”, and about “building a scene with masking”. Today I am gonna focus on:

ALTERING STAMP IMAGES WITH MASKING

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I always like to come up with ways to use my supplies in a way they weren’t necessarily intended for and make the most out of them that way! This goes especially for Christmas stamps … I don’t know about you but mine don’t get used enough because I have a lot of them and they are all so cute! Therefore, I am gonna show you two ways of altering stamp images so you can use them the whole year round! I will try to explain everything as clearly as possibly – but if there are any questions left just leave me a comment under my post, okay?

LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE FIRST CARD:

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The cute Volkswagen Beetle stamp from “Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs” originally has a tree and Christmas presents on top of it. Here’s two ways to get rid of those so you end up with just the car:

  • Use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the tree and presents when inking up your stamp. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink if you have any left where you don’t want it.
  • I cheated a little bit and did it the lazy way: I stamped and watercolored the car image and then simple cut the tree and presents off with my scissors.

I still did some masking on the background: I used a strip of Post-It tape over my background panel and blended an aqua-colored ink sky over it. It’s the quickest way to create a background for a simple scene!

Since balloons are often translucent I just stamped those on top of the ink and colored them in with Copics. I took sentiments stamps from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” and heat embossed “love” in gold on Vellum. I also added a bit of gold to the headlights and gold rhinestones and sequins. I am happy with how the non-traditional wedding car(d) turned out! 😀

SECOND CARD: ALTERED YETI IMAGE

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I had this idea in my head of a yeti family on a baby card! So I took the “Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs” stamp set and combined two stamps into one.

HERE’S A MASKING HOW-TO:

1. Take the first stamp (yeti with baby yeti and sleigh) and use washi or painter’s tape to mask off the sleigh and the piece of rope in the yeti’s hand before inking it up. You can also use your finger to wipe off ink.
2. Stamp this yeti and baby yeti after you removed the washi tape. Stamp it again on a piece of masking paper, fussy cut it and put it over your stamped image.
3. Now take the second stamp (caroling yetis) and place the stamp over your masked image so that the left caroling yeti fits and the music book won’t show. Remove the mask when finished. Tadaaa!

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I adhered my yeti family using foam tape. I created a frame out of the biggest rectangles from “Tilda Cutaways”. For the background I repeatedly stamped circles from the “Scenery: Dotty” stamp set in my favorite shades of mint and blue. Then I used the “Baby Cutaway” and cut it right into my background and adhered the panel flat onto a teal cardbase. The “Welcome” sentiment stamp from “So Tweet with Evelin T Designs” made my baby card complete!

COPIC GUIDE & COLORING TIPS:

Card 1

Balloons: RV02, RV04

TIP 1: I used watercolors to color the red car. To get enough shading it’s best to add at least two layers of watercolor. Let the first layer dry completely, then add more pigment with a second layer.

TIP 2: After fussy cutting the beetle I went around the cutting borders with a black marker to get a finished look. I learned this from Kristina Werner when I started cardmaking and it makes a big difference! 🙂
Card 2

Yeti’s faces: YR30, E51, E21, R20
Yeti’s fur: W1, W3, W4, W5 & B00
Scarfs: BG15, BG09 & B14, B06, B37

TIP 3: For some texture and additional shading, add tiny dots with the tip of your marker like I did on the fur of all three yetis.


I’d like to thank all of my fellow crafters for leaving comments and reading my long posts! 😀 I hope to have inspired you a little bit. And a huge THANK YOU again to Shay for having me on their blog this month, it has been a crafty dream come true!! ♥

For today’s challenge over on Winnie & Walter’s blog, any type of masking and altering a stamp image will be fine! I am totally aware that my second example with the yetis might be a little complicated so that not everyone feels like it. 😉

And don’t forget to leave comments here on my blog for your chance to win a 30 $ gift certificate sponsored by Winnie & Walter. I will pick one random winner from all four Leading Lady blog posts by the end of February 24th.

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Thank you for stopping by!! ♥

Rosali
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CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-502-21st-of-february-fantasy.html
?https://papercraft-challenges.blogspot.com/2019/02/challenge-31-all-critters.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Winnie & Walter stamps, dies and stencils:

Essentials: Tilda Cutaways
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Snowy Holiday with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
LS Exclusives: So Tweet with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Stamp Set
Yetitide Greetings with Evelin T Designs Cutaways
Scenery: Dotty Stamp Set
In a Word: Baby Cutaway

Ink Pads:

docrafts – Artiste Pigment Ink Pad (Aqua)
Lawn Fawn – Dye Inks (Minty Fresh, Merman, Peacock, Fish Tank)
Tsukineko – Versamark Ink
Versafine Clair – Nocturne Black Ink

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Post-It Tape
Vellum
Teal Cardstock

Other Supplies:

Picket Fence Studios – Life Changing Blender Brush
Artist Grade Watercolor
EK Success – Cutter Bee Precision Scissors
Memento – Tuxedo Black Pen
Scotch 3M – Foam Tape
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
Gold Rhinestones and Sequins
Copic Markers
Uni-ball – White Gel Pen