Saturday, September 14, 2019

Thankful for you

I learned something new and wanted to try it. Pearl alcohol inks and then heat embossed some leaves from the stitched leaves stamp set. I had the heat tool a little too hot and it did melt some of the yupo paper so I had to cut the panel down a bit. I don't think it hurt the outcome though. I popped up the thankful using several layers. Lots of embossing and lots fun to make. I will be making another one. 

Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sparkly Birthday Card



I love this Brutus Monroe toner sheet - makes the best background especially for my grand-sons. I foiled using gold foil and added a happy birthday sentiment that I doubled up and slightly off-set for dimension. I also added a little shaker balloon just cuz it was cute! 

Thank you for looking,

Miesje

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Baby Girl


A friend became a grandma of a little girl so I took that opportunity to make a baby girl card. I played around with this for quite a while until I got the look I wanted for the sketch challenge this week. I think it turned out really cute with some very light pinks. 

Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Saturday, September 7, 2019

50th Wedding


I  had to make a 50th wedding anniversary card for my sister and bother in law. So I pulled out the glitter gel and a sentiment from one of GKD foilable elements. I found a SSS stencil that looked a bit like intertwined rings and a couple of red hearts on the sentiment from Altenew. I love it when I can pull a few things together from multiple companies and make it work! 

Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Birthday Panda

Absolutely love these pandas! I have 27 grandkids - I always need birthday cards so finding this adorable set was wonderful - so many different cards aI can make with this. I love how this turned out - such fun with the inked background using shimmer powders. I colored using Copics.

Thanks for looking and keep the great stamps coming SSS! 

Miesje

Sweet Tulip


Sweet Tulip! I am Dutch and tulips are my all time favorite flowers so I was first in line to get this die when it was released. I really like the way this turned out. I love this die and the inlaid pieces of alcohol ink pieces was just perfect! This was a lot of fun to make. 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Camp Create - Awesome Ombre


Yeah - I did it! I completed the camp with not a day to spare! This was the fun card kit earlier this year. I think it is "Beautiful"! I stamped the image several times with versa-mark and heat embossed with white. I used Distress Oxide to create the ombre effect. The "you are" words came from another stamps set and another company but I needed those words and knew I had them somewhere. Found and score - done card! 

Thanks for looking and wish me luck!

Camp Create - Monochromatic Magic

This was one of those cards that when something can go wrong it does! This concept was in my mind from the start. I had to use what I had so even though this was not the background I wanted I didn't have too many other MFT stencils other than my precious hills and clouds and grass. So then I found out I was all out of my glue!!! Horror of horrors! I had to use some back up glue that seemed to stick onto everything from my hands to to between all of the cracks of the Moroccan Mosaic die. ugh! Then after cutting and attempting to glue together 3 layers of the Thank You die I discovered (after the fact) that my embossing powder in vanilla probably was too old to not bubble - OR - there was glue on the top side of it. Anyway - I had to go for it because I still have one card to make for the Camp Create! Onward......

Miesje

   

Monday, August 19, 2019

Camp Create - Background Bonanza


Yeah - I liked how this came out! It did take me several days to come up with a cool background. This was done with foil and tape. I used the little vase die, it was a freebie last year sometime. The flower was water-colored. The hello is also from MFT. I am crossing my fingers and hoping for a win - I need more stuff so I need some free $. 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Camp Create - Magnificent Masking


Gosh - I am really struggling with my creative MoJo this time around. The last week the ideas just flowed, this time I am having a much harder time. Anyway, here is the masking technique. I stamped the background stamp twice, the first time with Distress Oxide light pink, then I embossed and used a clear embossing powder before using 4 different distress inks to go over the unmasked portion of the panel. Then I created my own stem and leaves for the sentiment and popped up the poppy in the middle. 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Camp Create - Inlaid made easy


These were some tiny pieces to inlay! But I did it with some alcohol ink scraps I had laying around. I used just brown card stock for the trunk of the tree. I do hope that this card qualifies - it is a fun technique and I hope to make a another card. 

Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Retirement


Masculine cards are a challenge all the time! I made this card for our pastor on his retirement - I dug out an old GKD stamp set called Enjoy the Journey. I do not think it is still available. But it was exactly what I needed for our pastor and friend. 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Birthday Flowers


I am not much of a water-colorist but I think that these flowers made it so much easier for me. I used Zig markers to color the Flowers in Bloom that I had embossed with a rose gold embossing powder. I then took the Beautiful die and also embossed that along with a little panel for behind the happy birthday. 

Thanks MFT for helping me feel like a success with water-coloring! 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje

Joined the Army


This sketch challenge was just what I needed to get the creative juices flowing for this card for my granddaughter who joined the Army. Her 18th birthday party and official family send off is this weekend so I had to make a card. I used many MFT products for this card: a freebie balloon, the Yay for You stamp set - card sized confetti stencil and the black stripe patterned paper pack. On the inside of the card I had a present and a happy birthday sentiment. 

Thanks for looking!

Miesje

Monday, July 22, 2019

Baby Shower


I used another of my wonderful pre-created alcohol ink backgrounds and made it work for this baby card and sketch challenge for MFT. I had to fussy cut the images from Hello Little One because I did not have the dies (yet). I colored with Copics and used a scrap from an MFT paper pack that came with a Christmas Kit featuring the Christmas Flamingos. I also used vellum for the sentiment. It was a fun card to make and not that difficult once I figured out what I wanted do. 

Thanks for looking,

Miesje

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Camp Create - Glitzy Glitter


This one was fun to make - I love these angels and decided to make her wear a glitzy glittery dress. The background is vellum and I used the cloud stencil and some light blue ink to create the clouds. I decided to layout the elements a little wonky just for a change. The stamp set is Little Angels - the frame is the A2 Frames set. The entire card is on a vanilla card base. 

This completes the Camp Create challenge - loved doing all of these challenges. 



Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Camp Create - Sensational Sliders



Well I did it, and it was a challenge for me. I have not purchased any of the slider elements so I had to improvise - thank goodness for Jennifer McGuire videos on YouTube and several others as well. I watched many slider card videos and finally came up with this card - and it worked! This is for my youngest son (32 years old) - love the play on words our last name is Flach - pronounced "flock". 

So I used the Toucan do it stamp set, colored the images using Copics. The background was one of many I created one rainy day when I was totally blocked on ideas for a challenge. Worked out well with this card. 


Thanks for looking,
Miesje

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Camp Create - Spectacular Shaker


Day 3 of Camp Create on MFT. I love that this "camp day" had an option to make a Christmas Card - my first for a holiday quickly approaching! I made this card using the incredible foil called Rainbow Shattered Glass behind the letters and the ornament shaker. I added a gold cord and bottom border and a few gold sequence. Simple and done and I think kind of elegant. 

Thanks for looking! 

Miesje

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Camp Create - Remarkable Resist




Day 2 of Camp Create - I used the Radiating Halftone background stamp, I clear embossed it on kraft colored card stock then used distress inks sponge and add color. The sentiment is the amazing large Happy Birthday Die and the cuteness critters are the Birth-Yah stamp set - I do have the dies for those but I didn't want the white to show so I fuzzy cut around the images. I also used glossy accents on the balloons. This one really did take me a while to make but it is done and I like it! 

Thanks for looking. 
Miesje


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Camp Create Wonderful Watercolor


Today is day 1 of Camp Create on MFT. The challenge was water-coloring. I used Distress Oxide to paint 2 background panels. One in blues and the other in greens. I used the Ray of Light stencil and the cute Splendid Swans stamp set to make a card for my niece and her husband who are expecting their 3rd child (another boy). I love the size of the swans to create the 3rd child. I colored the swans using Copics. The picture did not turn out great but the card is really pretty.

Thank you so much for looking,
Miesje