Monday, February 4, 2013

Springtime Wishes

It's finally time to shop for all the new products in the MFT Boutique. You'll find all the new goodies in the Brand Spankin' New section.

The design team has a little more inspiration for you with a recap of all the new stamp sets. Head over to the MFT blog for a list of participating designers, and don't forget to comment as you hop along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique!

I worked with the adorable Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes for tonight's post and I have a trio of cards to share.


My first card is one that's totally out of my comfort zone. I've been taking the Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2 class from Online Card Classes and this is one of the techniques I learned...clean and simple chalkboard.

I started with a card base of Black Licorice for this single layer card. The image and sentiment from Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I used my white gel pen to add the lines to each corner, which help frame her and direct the eye inward. For just a touch of colour I used a pink metallic Gelly Roll pen to colour in the tulips and added three doodle dots by the sentiment.

I used the same technique on the inside, stamping another sentiment from Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes, and the small flower cluster from Embellished Eggs. I added pink metallic dots to the flower centers. This technique looks easy, but it took me a couple of tries to get the lines nice and crisp, especially the finnicky white gel pen lines. But it was definitely worth the effort!

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My second card is a soft and feminine card and I used DS86 for the layout.


I started with a card base of Whip Cream then added layers of Pink Lemonade and Kraft cardstock. I stamped the small sentiment in the bottom right corner using MFT Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. and used my Circle 1 STAX Die-namics to cut out all the circular elements on this card, with the exception of the button.

I stamped the image from Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card and coloured her with copic markers. I gave her rosy cheeks with some pink chalk.

I used the Button Border Die-namics to cut out the polka dot button and tied it with Hemp Cord. The patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Memorable collection.

On the inside I stamped the image with MFT Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink then used one of the sentiments from You Make My Day.

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My third card is another one that's out of my comfort zone because I coloured her with pencils instead copics...eeks! I followed Inge's fabulous pencil tutorial for the MFT Academy, which you can find HERE.


I started with a card base of Sweet Tooth then added a layer of Sno Cone cardstock. I'm in the clean and simple frame of mind because of the class I'm taking so I went with a super simple layout to let the image shine. I wanted to try my hand at colouring her on Kraft, so I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black onto the Kraft panel and set to work with my pencils. I paper pieced her dress with one of the patterns from the Authentique Fresh collection.

The sentiment is from the new Embellished Eggs set. I used the Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics to cut out the Sweet Tooth strip and I ran the straight edge through the die a second time to create the double-ended fishtail. The sentiment was stamped with MFT Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

On the inside I used one of the sentiments from Doodle Garden Springtime Wishes, stamped again with MFT Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

Don't forget to hop over to the MFT blog for a list of participating designers. 

Here are the supplies I used on the Springtime Wishes card:




Here are the supplies I used on the Sending Smiles card:




Here are the supplies I used on the Easter card:



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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

47 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Fabulous cards! I love the colored versions, especially!!!!

Davi said...

Wow all three are beautiful CAS cards. The chalkboard technique one is really cool the other two so pretty and feminine ;)

scrappingnana said...

So pretty. Love the image stamped and colored on the Kraft. Great job.

Susan Hogan said...

Love the chalkboard one, but your colouring on the kraft is special. Love all of them really!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are so adorable, I love them.

Carol said...

All three cards are simple amazing, love the look on the first one! thank you for sharing.

Farley said...

Love seeing so many ways to use one stamp. Wonderful!

zehra said...

Lovely cards, she is adorable, love her coloring

Sue Lelli said...

Your coloring is so Wonderful, Karen! I especially Love the card with the different patterned paper circles! ALL are so CUTE!

Sandra Smith said...

I adore this sweet little girl and you have made her shine. The first card is stunning and I know I will be giving it a try! So creative and all your cards are creative.

Annie Rose said...

These are perfect and adorable!

Stacy said...

Gorgeous cards. Love that first one it is adorable!

Cindi Flass said...

Beautiful cards! Love how you showed the versatility of this stamp. She is so cute!

Carol said...

I love it when you color on kraft! Beautiful!

Lisa Page said...

Such FAB cards! Lovin' the second, papers and colours are pretty!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Adorable!

Cheryl First said...

Wow! Your shading and highlighting on your colored card are awe-inspiring, but that chalkboard card is simply jaw-dropping! How fantastic for a CAS!!!
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Lisa H. said...

for out of your comfort zone....YOU NAILED these cards. wow! love them all. That second one is beautiful (in love with that sketch) AND your kraft coloring card is WOW!!!! love it. can't wait for my pencils to get here.

wendy said...

WHAT!!!! what comfort zone girlie, you rocked these techniques...congrat's..fabulous job !!

Marisa said...

Love the different ways you used that image!! Love the one on the kraft.

Rosemary said...

really like how you showcased the doodle garden image in so many different ways... each one is just lovely!

Lena said...

these are just too stinkin cute! Love how you stamped her on kraft and your coloring is amazing. I love these new products!!!

Dana said...

Amazing cards Karen. Love your clean and simple look. I need to try that.

Tracy said...

Beautiful! Love your cards!

Tracy said...

Wonderful creations!

jan farnworth said...

how creative and it stands out so nicely.

Katherine said...

the interior banners with the sentiment is a great touch!

Gaby Durruti said...

I love your cards the combination coloring is amazing

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I'm loving the version with the chalkboard effect!

Lori said...

I think you totally rocked these CAS and new techniques!! WTG - they are awesome!

Monique1971 said...

Wow, three totally different cards. I very much like the idea of the first card. I wouldn't have thought of that, but it looks stunning. Also love the coloring of the ladies in the other cards, and I think the paper pieced light blue dress looks so pretty!

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful cards in the past few days, such great inspiration and fun.

Cyndi said...

Love the chalkboard and the layout you used in the second card and your coloring on kraft is awesome.

Debra Hensley said...

Such an adorable image looking so different in each card.. love the versatility!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

Eeeeek!! These are Super Fan-Tabulous! Love the Chalkboard looking stamp/drawings. Your coloring is mind blowing. Smooches...

Dana White said...

These are all absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Liz said...

Adorable cards - love all the different ways you showcased one stamp in different ways!

Tricia Barber said...

Thank you for sharing such a variety of cards and techniques! I love that you guys are really putting such fantastic ideas and examples for us to share!! I wanted to take the CAS class - may still do it!!!

Angel said...

love this sweet stamp and your cards are making me wish i had ordered it already! ah, soon! ;) Wonderful job, Karen!

PapierGirl said...

Wonderful techniques - thanks for sharing! :)

Good Kardma by Jules said...

I absolutely adore these cards! Your coloring is lovely, especially the one using pencils on kraft paper. Simply stunning projects using great products!

Liz said...

Love this month see u next month

Elicia P said...

These are adorable and unique cards. Can't wait to give this Doodle Garden girl stamp a try!

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork on all these beauties! Great job!

Greta said...

3 incredible cards--love them!

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! These are all Fabulous Karen!! Love yout chalkboard technique card!! I must give that a whirl one of these days!! And your coloring on the kraft looks Amazing!! And Of course I Adore your Fabulous Copic colored version as well! So many Fab techniques and they are all Awesome Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Janeen said...

clever clever the way you framed that first pic. love your coloring, Karen.

Leslie said...

Love all of these Karen! The chalkboard on the first is so striking with the black and white! Love the sweet softness and the hair ! on the second card but the third is my fav with your hair shading and the image stamped on kraft!! You used pencils and OMS or just pencils? Regardless, I love it! :)