Crushing on Cardstock Day 4 backgrounds

I have been using Day 4 background ideas for a few cards.

Happy Birthday

For this card I used a My Favorite Things background stamp, a die from The Stamps of Life, and the butterfly using my Spellbinders Hot Foil machine.

Floral Hi

I used a SU 3D embossing folder on this card along with a stamp set from Unity Stamps. The die is from The Stamps of Life.

I enjoyed the different kinds of backgrounds created by Keisha Charles on Day 4. This is a small look at the kind she created.

Sunray Slimline

One of the techniques Yana showed in Crushing on Cardstock involved using Sunrays with dies. I do not own the dies, so off to Google I go searching for a template. The one I found is one I have used several times from Kristina Werner in 2012. Here is her blog post link with the template to download: https://www.kwernerdesign.com/blog/sunshine-rays-card/

Sunray Slimline

My cardstock is SU Regal collection colors. When all of the rays were completed, I used a die cut from Pink Fresh Studio to cut the entire set of rays. I loved the card Yana created in the mini-slimline size, but my rays seemed to need a larger size. This particular die set was gifted to me from someone who doesn’t like the slimline size, so I said I would give the die set a try. It is a fun set with two sizes of the pattern I used here and a few dies with no pattern, which I used for the black piece. The card base is Ivory by Gina K Designs along with the butterflies and greeting.

I added the butterflies from a My Favorite Things set called Spread your Wings. I added color with markers close or the same as the cardstock. I added Nuvo drops rather than sequins. There is also the same shimmer added to the butterfly bodies and a lot of shimmer on the wings.

I enjoyed making this card. I am enjoying what I am learning in the class and will hopefully have time to create more cards with techniques and ideas from the class.

August Birthdays

For the buddies who remember, August is birthday month in my world. This means I generally try to create cards specific for the person receiving it and that it looks different than last years cards. Here are the ones for this year.

Birdy card front
Bird card inside

This particular daughter is not really a bird lover, but these birds are colorful and fun. I hope she likes the color and enjoys the quirkiness of the birds.

Sparkly Unicorn

This daughter loved her card. She is all into sparkly, pink, and unicorns. I saw the idea on Pinterest then found there was video. It took a while to make as there are clouds, blended with Bonnie cloud die, and lot of sparkle on those clouds that had to dry. It was fun to create.

Thanks for sharing the birthday congratulations and allowing me to share my cards.

Wonderful Friend

Day 5 of Camp Create is all about die cutting. I chose to use the MFT stamp set, Sending Sunshine with matching dies for my card.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/camp-create-august-4-2021

I searched Pinterest for ideas with this stamp set. I saw so many ideas and after a while they jumbled together in my mind, so I can’t give credit to any one designer for using her work. I paper pieced the girl’s clothing. I used a Carta Bella paper pad from a prior year. The background paper came from the same pack. I enjoyed coloring today. All images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Following is the final badge for participating in each challenge.

Thank you for spending time with me this week. Now I will take a few days off and figure out what I will choose for my Faith based card which I really should have ready to post on the 7th. Following I need to get into birthday mode as birthdays are quickly coming in my household and I have done nothing to prepare much less make gift suggestions.

Beautiful Day

Day 4 at Camp Create is all about making the background. The assignment is to use stamps, stencils, dies, any way you choose to create a background.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/camp-create-august-3-2021

I looked at a die and drew my own design on MFT Summer Dots Patterned Paper. I used the stamp and matching dies Spread Your Wings, embossing with Taylored Expressions Diamond EP. It is basically sparkly glitter in a clear powder. I added sequins to complete the card.

I chose to use this card for the Crafters of Faith challenge with Splitcoast Stampers. The verse if Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us Rejoice and be glad in it. I think the sentiment fits this verse as it is all about a beautiful day.

Emboss Resist with Fruit

Day 3 of MFT Camp Create is Emboss Resist. Mindy Eggen was the camp counselor and she showed how to use emboss resist with small images as usually she uses it with a background. I gave her idea a try.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/camp-create-august-2-2021

I used the MFT stamp set Bunch of Happiness and the Scripty Birthday die for this card. I followed Mindy’s idea with stamping each image and embossing with white embossing powder. Then I used dye inks as opposed to Distress Oxide inks like Mindy used. I fussy cut each image and glued them to my background. I am not sure if I will ever ink blend small images like this, but it was nice to learn and give her idea a try.

Watercolor Blooms

Day 2 of MFT Camp Create mixed with Just Add Ink is what I have been working on with this card.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/camp-create-august-1-2021
http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2021/07/just-add-ink-565colour.html

I used the MFT Flower in Bloom stamp and matching die for this card. I stamped in Versamark and Gina K Designs Black ink and embossed in clear. I like to emboss in clear when watercoloring to keep the water where I want it. I used Ranger WC paper. The colors used are Pale Payaya and Polished Pink from SU 2021 – 2023 in colors. I like Pale Payaya as it is a light peach color and lovely to color. The Polished Pink is a bright pink.

Smile Shaker Card

Today is Day 1 of My Favorite Things Camp Create 2021. Each day there will be a new technique or card idea shown with a video and participants can win a shopping spree.

https://www.mftstamps.com/blogs/news/camp-create-july-31-2021

I used MFT Smile Maker stamp set and the Big Smile die for this card. I used Altenew watercolor paints on the card front trying to go in a rainbow of colors. I saw this idea on Pinterest from a Smile Kit from MFT. I added shaker bits using sequins and gems. The background paper is MFT. The foam used is SU foam strips made for shakers. I will see what tomorrow brings and hopefully continue with the card ideas.

CAS Butterfly Mini

I love color challenges and knew I had the colors for the current CAS Colors & Sketches challenge. The colors are Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze all Stampin Up Regal Colors.

http://cascoloursandsketches.blogspot.com/2021/07/challenge-427-color.html

I used stamps and dies from My Favorite Things for the butterflies and greeting, Spread Your Wings. As I looked I found we had very old inks for each of these colors and two of the markers, one of which is almost worn out. I used matching cardstock to cut the butterfly base. I inked the butterflies with Versamark ink and either the SU ink pad, marker, or a substitute color. I substituted Faded Brick by Gina K Designs for Cajun Craze. It is not an exact match but worked well inked on vellum and placed over the cardstock. The patterned paper is a retired set in the pumpkin pie color. I added a few gems from my stash and called the card complete.