Monday, May 20, 2013

May Flowers

April showers bring May flowers and that's the theme of this month's My Favorite Things design team creative challenge.

This is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month is all about flowers. Look for an assortment of flower filled creations from today's participating designers. Hop over to the MFT Blog for a complete list of participating designers.

I created two cards for today's challenge. My first card is a clean and simple birthday card. The layout is from the Seize the Birthday blog sketch 16.

I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added another layer of Sweet Tooth (mounted on foam tape) and a layer of Kraft. I used the Plentiful Petals Die-namics to cut out the two Orange Fizz flowers then layered them with a Sweet Tooth button in the center.

I used the Flower Border Die-namics to cut out the strip Sweet Tooth flowers then stamped the sentiment, from Just My Type, with Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink.

I made this card with one of my sisters-in-law in mind because she'll be joining the 40+ club this year. I'm older than her so I'm allowed to tease about it, so I added another fun sentiment from Just My Type.

My next card came about after I watched a video on YouTube about colouring over micro fine glitter with copic markers.

I have to tell you, the photo does not do justice to how pretty and sparkly this card is in real life. Love the effect!!!

I started with a Sweet Tooth card base then added a layer of Black Licorice and a layer of Kraft. I used the Circle 1 STAX and Circle 2 STAX Die-namics to cut out the Sweet Tooth and Black Licorice circles for the image. Following the steps in the video, I covered the Sweet Tooth circle with double sided tape then coated it with micro fine glitter and burnished it well. I stamped the rose from Inspired by Flowers 2 with Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto the glitter and set it aside for a while to dry. Then I coloured the image with copic markers, taking care not to saturate any of it very much so the glitter wouldn't lift.

Along the bottom I added a piece of Pink Lemonade card stock which I stamped using the Darling Dots stamp set and Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink. I used the Faux Crochet Border Die-namics to cut out the Factory Green border then added a Sweet Tooth grosgrain ribbon bow.

On the inside I stamped the circles again with Pink Lemonade Premium Dye Ink onto the soft look of the pink! Then I adde a sentiment from Inspired by Flowers 2.

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

Here are the supplies I used on the Happy Birthday card:

Here are the supplies I used on the Glitter Rose card:

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Larissa Heskett said...

BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! I LOVE that you shared such different looks!! I just shared a video on coloring over Micro Fine Glitter using Faber-Castell Stamper's Big Brush Pens or gelatos and water coloring technique on the Design Memory Craft Blog last week!! If you want to try this similar technique but get a totally different look you should give it a try!! THANKS for sharing and Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Tracey said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards!! The first one is simple yet fabulous and the second one is awesome with the glitter!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful cards. LOVE the orange and kraft combo on that first one AND sequins!!! love it. gorgeous card on the second one. what a cool technique.

wendy said...

just gorgeous what a great technique thanks for sharing

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are FANTASTIC my friend! LOVE the first card...that layout is fantastic and I am swooning over the sequins! I ADORE how you stamped on the glitter...that is SUCH a gorgeous look!!!

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Marcie Lovett said...

I love how you do the inside of the card, too. Thanks for sharing the details.