2/03/2016

My Favorite Things Challenge Guest Designer

Hey everybody! I am immensely thrilled to be the Guest Designer for the My Favorite Things Challenge this month (or as Susan calls it: Miss February :))! The new release is amazing again and I have enjoyed playing with the supplies and the fun sketches very much. Here comes the MFT Sketch #266:


A wonderful sketch that makes it easy, isn't it? This is my take:


I started with a panel of watercolor paper that I trimmed slightly smaller than my red card base. Then I masked the edges with masking tape and applied various blue inks with an ink blending tool. I added ink splatters and water droplets and let everything dry. Now I stamped and heat-embossed the tiny stars from Starry Night Background Builder using white embossing powder and adhered the panel to the card. I stamped and die-cut the little spaceship from Out of This World and colored it with pencils. Then I adhered it to the card with foam tape. Now I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of watercolor paper, rounded the left corners, trimmed it and adhered it with foam tape, too. Finally, I die-cut little stars using Stars in the Sky Die-namics and adhered them to my Milky Way, together with wood veneer stars and clear sequins to finish the card off.


I hope you like it and that you'll join us for the challenge! Find all the details and the samples of the MFT Design Team here on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Vanessa
   

2/01/2016

Winnie & Walter Belated 2nd Birthday Bash Rainbow Challenge

Hello everyone! Today we are starting the month long Belated 2nd Birthday Bash on the Winnie & Walter blog! To celebrate, there will be a gigantic giveaway, special guest stars, the February release and to start off, month long challenges! I am hosting a challenge and I hope you'll join me! My challenge is:

RAINBOW

Here are my two sample cards:







Please go to the Winnie & Walter Blog to find out how I created the cards and for detailed information on the challenges. I hope you'll join me, can't wait to see you take!

Vanessa

1/29/2016

Another Valentine's Day Card

Hey everyone! I have another Valentine's Day card to share with you today. I used products from the Richard Garay Celebra'tions Collection for this:


My card base was made from Captivating Coral cardstock. I trimmed a panel from FSJ Whip Cream cardstock slightly smaller than the card base and embossed the hearts from the Sweet Treats set using white embossing powder to create that fun border. Now I used an ink blending tool and applied Spun Sugar ink onto the bottom area of the heart border and Captivating Coral ink to the top area of the border to create an ombre effect. Then I stamped the "you" from the My Friend stamp set with FSJ Black Licorice ink and adhered the panel to the card. I stamped and heat-embossed the word LOVE from the Many Words set onto a strip of FSJ Black Licorice cardstock, notched one end and adhered it with small foam squares. To finish everything off, I adhered matching sequins.
Voilà, a Valentine's Day card without a Valentine's Day themed collection!



I hope I have inspired you to stretch your stamps/supplies. Thank you so much for visiting and please check out the new Richard Garay collections here!

Vanessa