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hats off to the graduate

Hi!  Well, this is like a record these days, posting 3 days in a row!  Time to share my third and final entry for MFT's Superstar Card Design contest . This card let me play around with MFT's Blueprints 30.  I wanted a different way to present gift cards which is why I purchased this set.  The first thing I did was stencil on some stars using MFT's horizontal starry sky stencil.  Yup, I have both the horizontal and vertical stencils.  I like them a lot for creating night time sky lines but they're also great just to create a star pattern.  Then I cut out my first piece on the left above.  I also wanted to cut out a bottom layer exactly the same but I didn't want the opened flap part so I did partial die cuts on all the edges (cut, rotate, cut, rotate) until I got the piece on the right. This set comes with a die that cuts the openings to hold a gift card.  The one on the left I didn't like because if you see closely you can see the imprint of the entir

go with all your heart

Hi again!  I was able to finish up another card last night to enter into MFT's Superstar Card Contest .  My second entry also features a cute piggy from Birdie Brown's Hog Heaven stamp set. Love this sweet image of him squeezing the heart.  There is a sentiment at the top which is very soft and subtle since I heat embossed it in white but I thought it was fitting for this image. The sentiment reads Wherever you go, go with all your heart.  It is also from MFT's Happy Graduation stamp set. I used distress inks to blend in a pink cloud background using the clouds from the End of the Rainbow die set.  Then I added in a shimmery cardstock rainbow and couple more clouds from the die set too. A close up photo of the piggy that I fussy cut out to adhere onto the cloud. I'm working on my 3rd card but not sure if it will work out.  Thanks for stopping by!

reach for the stars

Hello!  Well, it's been a gazillion years since I entered any kind of card making challenge or contest.  And when I actually first saw the announcement for MFT's Superstar Card Contest I was not going to participate.  But something clicked last night and all of a sudden I felt kind of competitive!  And did you see the prize they are giving out?  Wow, very generous!  So why not?  I'm gonna enter.  And I might even enter the max 3 times.  Who knows? So here is entry number 1. I love the Birdie Brown sets over at MFT.  So stinkin' cute!  And for a while I couldn't color up these cute piggies from the Hog Heaven set because I had run out of ink in a couple of my pink Copics.  But finally got the refills over the weekend so this all kind of worked out.  The little piggy with the angel wing, so adorable! The Reach for the Stars sentiment is from MFT's Happy Graduation set which I got when they had their huge retirement sale.  Piggies can have dreams too, yo

zodiac cards

Hello!  Happy September!  The year is going by really fast.  And I still have not started my fall or Christmas cards or calendars.  I know I really have to get on things and start completing my goals. Today I have a couple of birthday cards using Mama Elephant's Cosmic Stars set.  These images are so cute!  The first one is a Libra card.  The sentiments are from Mama Elephant's Starry Night set.  I blended the background with blue, purple & yellow distress inks and then used a star stencil and rubbed on those stars.  I added some glitter to the stars too. Here is a close up.  Yes, I fussy cut most of my images.  On this image I left the scales whole and just colored in the areas yellow to match the background.  The sentiment is heat embossed in a gold color.  Here is a Virgo card.  I used the same steps to create this card. I love how cute these images are.  I have to make all the other signs too!  That is on my to do list.  Plus I'm thinking these wou