Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Favorite Things – Creative Construction With Blueprints Challenge!

Hello again!

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It’s definitely been busy around here on the ol’ bloggo again!  I hope you all don’t mind – the creative juices are just a flowin’ like crazy these days!  I’m popping in today to share a project inspired by the Creative Construction With Blueprints Challenge, which is to use the “peek-a-book” elements contained in any of the Blueprints Die-Namics.  I thought that the “eye” from the Blueprints 31 Die-Namics fit the category of “peek-a-boo” elements.  It provides a “peek” into the ghostly scene that I created using the new Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set.

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How stinkin’ cute is that little ghosty witch?  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim a 4.25” x 11” card base from Smooth White Card StockScore at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim a 4.25” x 5.5” panel from Smooth White Card Stock, and die cut the outside edge using the rectangle die from Blueprints 1 Die-Namics.  Repeat this step using a piece of black and white polka dot patterned paper from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6 x 6 Paper Pack.  Adhere the two panels together with a tape runner.
  3. Die cut an image panel from Smooth White Card Stock using the scalloped rectangle from Blueprints 1 Die-Namics.
  4. Die cut the “eye” from Black Licorice Card Stock using the stitched circle strip from the Blueprints 31 Die-Namics. Temporarily position the stitched circle strip onto the scalloped rectangle panel and mark the outside edges with a pencil.  Mask off the area outside the circle with pieces of post-it tape.
  5. Lightly blend some Twisted Citron and Wilted Violet Distress Inks inside the masked off circle using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Carefully remove the masking tape.
  6. Stamp the witch/ghost and spider from the Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set onto a scrap of Copic-friendly white card stock using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Die cut the images using the coordinating Fab-BOO-lous Friends Die-Namics.
  7. Stamp the spider web and sentiment from the Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set onto the image panel using Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  Draw a line from the spider web down to the sentiment using a black marker and a ruler.
  8. Adhere the scalloped image panel to the polka dot panel using foam squares.  Adhere the stitched circle strip, witch/ghost and the spider to the scalloped panel using foam squares.
  9. Adhere the assembled image panel to the card base using foam squares.

And that’s a wrap!  I’m madly in love with all of the adorable ghosts from the Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set, and hope to get more chances to play with them before Halloween!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.

Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other creative team interpretations of this month’s Creative Construction With Blueprints Challenge.  While you’re there, link up your own take on the challenge for your chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’ll be hanging out in my craft room all day today finishing up a few more deadlines before some out-of-town guests arrive for the weekend!  I hope you have some awesome plans in store for your Thursday and your weekend!  Thanks for spending a little bit of it here with me!  I’ll be back soon with more crafty goodies for you!

PRODUCTS USED:

Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Twisted Citron Distress Ink
Twisted Citron Distress Ink

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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads
Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Post-It Masking Tape
Post-It Masking Tape

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Black Licorice Card Stock
Black Licorice Card Stock

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Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Itsy Bitsy Poka Dot 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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Wilted Violet Distress Ink
Wilted Violet Distress Ink

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Copic Markers Earth Tones
Copic Markers Earth Tones

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Smart Grid Paper Pad
Smart Grid Paper Pad

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Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set
Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set

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Fab-BOO-lous Friends Die-Namics
Fab-BOO-lous Friends Die-Namics

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Blueprints 1 Die-Namics
Blueprints 1 Die-Namics

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Blueprints 31 Die-Namics
Blueprints 31 Die-Namics

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Copic Neutral Grays
Copic Neutral Grays

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Favorite Things–WSC346!

Hola friends!

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Happy Wednesday!!  If it’s Wednesday, it must mean that it’s time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge over at the MFT Challenge Blog!  Today’s sketch is a good one – lots of versatility!

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And here’s my interpretation of the sketch:

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Okay, so I was still playing with my masking stuff for my Camp Create project (have you joined in on all the fun of Camp Create Session Two? You can find all of the deets HERE!), and felt inspired by the sketch to create another flamingo card using the Flamazing Stamp Set.  Ohhhh how I love those delicious flamingos!  And, of course, I had to flip the sketch to suit my purposes – because I’m a rule breaker like that.  LOL  Here’s how I created my project:

  1. Trim a 4.25” x 11” card base from Smooth White Card Stock. Score at 5.5”, fold in half and perfect the crease with a Teflon Bone Folder.
  2. Trim a 4.25” x 5.5” panel of Smooth White Card Stock.  Mask off the bottom of the panel with some post-it tape.  Blend some Tumbled Glass and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Inks with a Mini Ink Blending Tool, to create an ombre water line. Carefully remove the post-it tape, place another piece of post-it tape over the top of the previously inked area.  Blend some Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to create the ombre sunset. Remove the post-it tape.
  3. Add stitched detail to the outside of the image panel by die cutting the stitched rectangle from the Blueprints 24 Die-Namics.
  4. Stamp the sentiment from the Tickled Pink Stamp Set using Black Licorice Dye Ink.
  5. Stamp the flamingo image from the Flamazing Stamp Set onto some Smooth White Card Stock using Bubblegum Dye, Cotton Candy Dye, Insulation Pink Dye, and Black Licorice Dye Ink. Die cut the image using the coordinating Flamazing Die-Namics.
  6. Die cut a circle frame using the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-Namics from Smooth White Card Stock.  Adhere it to the image panel using foam tape.
  7. Adhere the flamingo to the image panel using foam squares.
  8. Adhere some Sparkling Clear Sequins to the image panel using Multi Medium Matte adhesive.
  9. Adhere the image panel to the card base using foam squares.

Fun, right?!  This sketch is so incredibly versatile and I had a blast playing with it!  I’ve listed and linked all of the products that I used below.  Please click on through to the MFT Challenge Blog to be linked to the other sketch projects that my teammates have created for your inspiration!  And while you’re there, be sure and link up your OWN design inspired by this week’s sketch for a chance to win a $50 Gift Voucher from My Favorite Things!

That’s it for me today, friends!  I’m spending the day lunching and wine tasting with my girlies today – fun times!  I hope you have some fun plans in store for your day – thanks for spending part of it here with me!  I’ll be back again tomorrow with another crafty project.  I hope  you’ll come back again, soon!

PRODUCTS USED:

Smooth White Card Stock
Smooth White Card Stock

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Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

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Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tumbled Glass Distress Ink

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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool

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Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads
Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads

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Scor-Buddy
Scor-Buddy

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Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

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Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI

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Mini MISTI Mouse Pad
Mini MISTI Mouse Pad

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MISTI Creative Corners
MISTI Creative Corners

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Mini MISTI Grid Pad
Mini MISTI Grid Pad

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Foam Squares
Foam Squares

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Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte

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Fineline Glue Bottle
Fineline Glue Bottle

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Post-It Masking Tape
Post-It Masking Tape

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Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink
Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink

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Foam Tape
Foam Tape

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Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix
Sparkling Clear Sequins Mix

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Tanto Jewel Picker
Tanto Jewel Picker

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Picked Raspberry
Picked Raspberry

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Blueprints 24
Blueprints 24

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Mustard Seed Distress Ink
Mustard Seed Distress Ink

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Flamazing Stamp Set
Flamazing Stamp Set

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Flamazing Die-Namics
Flamazing Die-Namics

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Bubblegum Dye
Bubblegum Dye

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Cotton Candy Dye
Cotton Candy Dye

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Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-Namics
Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-Namics

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Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Tickled Pink Stamp Set

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Insulation Pink Dye
Insulation Pink Dye

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