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Hoppy Birthday

I can’t believe I have never used this Argyle stamp set from Lawn Fawn. It is so much fun to stamp, and it’s so cute!

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The inks I used are Simon Says Stamp in Fog and Audrey Blue. Then I took that blue ink and splattered some ink splotches on the background, making sure I covered that argyle border first so it stayed clean! I also used another darker blue for the background splotches (Gansai Tambi watercolor).

The kangaroo is colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Entering the Simon Says Stamp Make For the Border challenge.

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Also entering the Lawnscaping Challenge: Punny Time

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Have a beary amazing day

Nearly every time I make a card for my Dad, I use a different bear image. Today, I’m using the Lawn Fawn Dad set for the first time.

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I used my Akayashi Sai watercolor markers to color the bear, and some mustard seed distress ink to give a little color to the background. I love that Lawn Fawn paper I used on the bottom of the card.

This will be for my Dad for his birthday. Shhh! Don’t tell.

Entering the Lawnscaping Challenge: Punny Time.

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I like you more than I like bananas

Today I saw this little monkey on my desk and I knew he needed to be made into a card.

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A shaker card with lots of bananas! I heat embossed the bananas on some watercolor cardstock. Then I watercolored with Akayashi Sai watercolor markers and used the MFT Cheeky Monkey stamp set. Finished it off with some Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

I think my granddaughter will love that little monkey.

Joining in with the Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday-Peridot challenge.

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You are Fabulous

Yes, I think you’re fabulous. And I also thing card-making is fabulous. Put the two together and you have a whole lot of fabulous-ness!

Today, my card is inspired by the Ellen Hutson August Pin-Sights Challenge

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I combined watercolored stamping, a beautiful die, glitter paper, and Nuvo drops to create this Fabulous card.

I think I’ll give this technique another try soon!

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Thinking of Ewe

Here’s my last card entry for the MFT Camp Create Bonfire challenge.

It’s a single layer card. These cards take patience, and lots of masking. I now think I might officially be crazy because I cut that fencing out of masking paper in order to get that white effect when I sponged on the distress ink!

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I love this stamp set from MFT. It always makes me smile.

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Also entering the MFT color challenge number 51.

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Hey, Friend

This little kitty and bird together are the most unlikely friends…but it works. The kitty has to hang on to the giant balloon in order to say hello to his flying friend.

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I used multiple sets for this. By Paper Smooches: Chubby Chums, My Peeps, and Happy Camper (for the friend sentiment).

Entering the Paper Smooches August Challenge: Friendship.

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Go Wild

I love these stamps by WPlus9, and I was delighted to use them again for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let’s Go Wild.

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These cute Wplus9 critters are having a wild party with cupcakes. (That’s about as wild as it gets around here, peeps!)

I used distress inks and a MFT stencil for the background. The grassy die cut from Lawn Fawn, the fence die from Pretty Pink Posh, and the hay and sentiment from the MFT The Whole Herd stamp set. The cupcakes are from the birthday set from Simon Says Stamp.

I love that these guys have lots of cupcakes at their wild party! Lol.

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You brighten my cloudy days

This card is inspired by the Neat & Tangled challenge: Little Tangles: Shakers/Sequins

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I thought I was going to do a shaker card, but when it all started coming together, it turned into this:

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I used a variety of inks from Simon Says Stamp, matching sequins from  Pretty Pink Posh and the Clouds stamps are from Neat and Tangled! I have always loved those clouds and I thought they would look great in color. :)

I added some gray pencil beneath each cloud (to make them pop off the page) and some glitter dots with my Sakura glitter gelly roll pen. The sentiment is heat embossed with Ranger embossing powder. I framed it with a very dark grey cardstock.

Enjoy!

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Shadow Stamping

The final MFT Camp Create is Stunning Shadow Stamping.

This was a fun challenge…and new to me. First I stamped with Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink, then offset on top of that I used Hero Arts Cornflower ink. I think it looks nice on the blue cardstock.

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I used a few light blue sequins and put some silver Stickles in the center of them. I also used silver Stickles on the shadow stamped dots and on the base of the flowers.

The hello die is from My Favorite Things. I used some striped paper (from my scrap stock) and popped it up with foam sheet.

To finish it off, silver glitter paper serves as the base. Enjoy!

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Dry Embossed Background

So I struggled with this MFT Camp Create – Divine Dry Embossing.

I don’t have many dies, but I did find one that might work…these daisies. I ran the card through my Big Shot machine multiple times with a rubber mat in order to emboss these flowers onto the shimmery yellow paper (from Bazzill).

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Then I die cut the white daisy out of the same die and layered it up on the black panel. The “Thanks a bunch” sentiment came from MFT’s Cheeky Monkey set. I thought it worked perfectly on this card!

I added white dots with a gel pen and green leaves from a patterned paper (found in my scraps stash). The center of the flower is Nuvo drops…I’m beginning to like these Nuvo drops! Enjoy.

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