Daily Archives: June 6, 2012

Thanks Bunches

Hi everyone!  It’s time to get sketchy once again with My Favorite Things.  Can you believe we’re up to Week 75?

For this week’s card I used our cute new Blessed Mouse from last night’s release, Circle STAX, Hearts a Plenty and File Tab Die-namics.

I stamped my image onto X-Press It Blending Card (my favorite paper for coloring with Copics), colored my image then die-cut the circle using Circle STAX. I then stamped the butterfly twice…once hanging off the edge of the paper and a second time for coloring the wings and adhering over the body, hanging off the edge of the circle.

I used a 0.3 Copic multiliner to doodle in the butterfly’s flight pattern.

The heart was die-cut from My Favorite Cork using Hearts a Plenty Die-namics.  Card base is MFT Red Hot cardstock.

On the inside, I used more Circle STAX, stamping the sentiment along the curve.  To do this, I placed my sentiment stamp onto the die, fitting the circle.  I then placed my acrylic block on top to pick up the stamp, double-checked the curve by placing the mounted stamp over the die again (or the die-cut circle), adjusted (if necessary) and then stamped.  (Clear as mud?)

<—Here’s the sketch if you’d like to play along. Remember, if you upload your card to the SCS gallery using the keyword MFTWSC75, you will have the chance to win up to $20 in MFT money!  One winner is chosen at random each week.  More info can be found in the MFT Forum in SCS.

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!  :)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Blessed Mouse” (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Summer Sky   Paper:  MFT Red Hot Replenishments, X-Press It Blending Card, Lilly Bee Design “Homemade” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (C00, C1, C3, R20, B00, B02, B05, G14, G09, G28, R22, R24, R27, BG70), 0.3 black Copic multiliner, MFT Circle STAX, Hearts a Plenty and File Tab Die-namics, button, string.  Finished size 5″ x 5″.

Taylored Expressions Preview Day 3

June Release At a Glance

  • We have sneak peeks to share Monday through Wednesday.  All of the new products will be available for purchase on Thursday, June 7th at 8 am PST. You’ll find it all in the Fresh out of the Oven Department at the Taylored Expressions Store.
  • Join us as a fan on Facebook for an early peek at the stamp sets, as well as a SPECIAL Facebook GIVEAWAY, on Wednesday night beginning at approximately 6 pm PST.

Today I’ve used  Forever in Bloom illustrated by Nancy McKinney for the Whimsical Wishes collection at Taylored Expressions.

I kept my card fairly simple (but I did airbrush around my image for the very first time ever.  I think this could become addictive.)

I used Simple Stories “Summer Fresh” paper, and along the bottom I placed a strip of scallops die-cut using Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die.

I used the tip-to-tip method with my Copics, pulling color from the darker blue marker onto a lighter one to shade each flower.  Then I added a bit of yellow to each bloom.

Be sure to check out what the Baker’s Dozen and guests have created today!

I’ll be back tomorrow for Taylor’s release! Thanks so much for visiting!

Stamps:  TE “Forever in Bloom”  (Whimsical Wishes)   Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black   Paper:  Papertrey Ink Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card, Simple Stories “Summer Fresh” (6×6)   Accessories:  Copic markers (B21, B28, Y21, W1, YG03, YG06, YG17, E33, E35, B0000), Copic airbrush, TE Medium Scallop Border Taylored Die, ribbon, string.  Finished size 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.