Category Archives: MFT

miss you. mft sketch challenge.

Today I am visiting the design I used earlier this week, with a cat interacting with a greeting. This time I went with the latest color challenge at My Favorite Things.
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I used two stamp sets from MFT: Bold Statements and I Knead You. I didnt’ use their specific inks, but I did have coordinating colors from Stampin’ UP!: Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi,  and Marigold Morning. Again, my Misti played a key roll in getting everything to line-up.
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MissYouCatCard (2 of 2)Happy creating my friends,
SiggyCat

cats are cute.

Sometimes a card design is just sitting there in my brain, here’s an example of one that turned-out even better than my imagination predicted. I looked at the latest My Favorite Things Color Challenge, #271, and I knew I wanted to hang this cat on a greeting.HangingCatGratefulCard (1 of 3)
I created a mask of the letters TEF and then stamped this darling feline after I stamped the greeting. One last addition came as I looked over the stamp set, why not add FUR YOU. It created a nice balance to the card visually and made it even punn-i-er. HangingCatGratefulCard (3 of 3)Happy creating friends,
SiggyCat

Some Birdie Loves You.

I’ve been waiting for this little cutie, Some Birdie Loves You stamp set from Clearly Besotted, to come back in stock at Simon Says Stamp. Believe me, as soon as I saw it, I grabbed it and checked-out. Isn’t it the cutest little bird ever? and there are several more in the set.

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On a funnier note… I totally finished coloring this sweetie and I decided to add some blue to the eye. Big mistake. It made it look like a killer bird, super scary. So out came the googly-eye and I think it looks awesome. Sometimes mistakes make for the best cards, right?

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The little hearts were punched from white card stock scrap that I tossed a little coordinating watercolor onto. I layered them on the center of the “O” from Bold Statements by MFT and then pulled out that favorite of mine, Crackle Accents, applied and let dry.
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Happy creating my friends,

SiggyCat

XOXOXO. Duh.

This card started out as my first attempt at the My Favorite Things Color Challenge. As I finished and studied it for a moment, I knew something was wrongMFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_38. But what? DUH. I totally forgot one of the colors. How in the heck does that happen? — I’d like to say it was something other than old age, but I can’t. Regardless, I like the card, so I thought I’d share it foible and all.
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SiggyCat

I Adore You.

I seem to have love on the mind lately. Of Course Valentine’s Day is coming up, in addition to that I will be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary on February 9th. Before that my baby boy will be turning 16 on February 5th. Lot’s of love in my heart right now. Gratitude. Joy. Love.
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Today’s card is pulled from a color challenge that is right up my ally. Kinda odd. Just like me. 🙂
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It started with a kiss, stamp that is. lol. I picked up this little image from the local crafts store for $1.50. It is just the perfect lipstick kiss. For the card I stamped the “swishes” one at a time, then the lips. I used my Misti again to get tons of color saturation. The little heart and twine give the card a little “umph”. The twine was black and white originally, I ran it over a yellow stamp pad to color the white portion yellow.
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Next I placed the greeting, but before I stamped the image I matched the curve of the swish that It sits atop of. Again the Clear Wink of Stella is brushed across the lips to add some sparkle.
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Happy creating my friends!
SiggyCat

Celebrate Love.

oh the challenges… this sketch has so many possibilities. Once I stared at it for a while with a few of my MFT stamps close by the layers started to unfold. First came the woodgrain, next the word CELEBRATE. Of course I had to shadow it with some gray ink before stamping it in black. Then the greeting below. I actually sampled quite a few different choices, finally landing on a die cut word LOVE. The hearts mirror the tiny dots on the sketch, complimented by a swish or two with my Wink of Stella pen. Done. Happy with it? yes. 🙂 Well, almost. I cut around the letters of the word that came off the edges of the woodgrain before I mounded it on the card front with foam tape. Done now? Yes. For sure.

Celebrate Love

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Try your hand at the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #265, leave a link in my comments so I can come by and see what you made.

SiggyCat

Never too old.

Today’s card brings back that cute little elephant stamp & die set Unforgettable from WPlus9. I actually combined three different stamp sets here to create a card that isn’t gender specific. Making feminine cards with flowers and pretty things comes easily to most stampers, we often neglect to make cards for the men in our lives — at least the men who aren’t big fans of flowery stuff. My dad loves a good bouquet on a card with gooey talk oozing on the inside. 🙂
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The elephant was stamped, die cut and colored with SU! Blendabilities two times. I actually snipped the head off of the second and layered over the first to make his cute little noggin pop to life.
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My Misti came in quite handy with the three different images underneath the elephant. Celebrate comes from the set Celebrate Big from My Favorite Things. The stars and other greeting comes from Lil’ Inker’s You’re Invited stamp set.
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Happy stamping to you my friends, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!

SiggyCat