Present Time * Sketch Challenge 521

Hello and welcome to a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge inspiration. We have new ideas and sketches for your every week to get inspired and play along! :-)


 Idea: 
  • Before I will put away my Christmas stamps, I wanted to make one more (kind of) last minute card. The triangles from the sketch looked like fir trees to me, so I went through my stash of Christmas sets looking for them. I fount the adorable Present Time set illustrated by Birdie Brown and immediately knew that I wanted to use it. 



 Instructions: 
  • stamp the trees and the snowman unto watercolor paper using a black waterresistant ink
  • color the images using watercolor markers and a water brush
  • die cut or fussy cut the images 
  • do some simple ink blending for the snowy hill using Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass), a stencil and a blending tool
  • glue the trees in place and add the snowman with a bit of foam tape
  • stamp the greeting and some snowflakes with the same Distress Oxide Ink you had used for the hills
  • cut a stripe of patterned paper to size and glue it in place
  • add some Stickles (Frosted Lace) to the project for some sparkle


 Tip: 
  • A simple stripe of patterned paper can add a fun but easy twist to your card. It is a great way to use up those leftover pieces of paper.



Join the fun and meet us on the My Favorite Things Blog for more information about how you can play along and to get inspired by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,
Nicole

Winter Birds * MFT Birthday Project

Hello and welcome to this months Birthday Project by My Favorite Things. The Design Team got challenged to make birthday cards using the topic Winter Wonderland as our inspiration. 


 Idea: 

  • The Winter Songbirds stamp set is one of my current favorites. As my last name, Vögeli, means birdie or little bird, I absolutely love stamps with cute birds. I knew, I wanted them to be the focal point of my winter birthday card.



 Instructions: 
  • stamp the birds and twigs onto watercolor paper
  • color the images with watercolor markers
  • die cut or fussy cut all your images
  • arrange them on your card base and glue them down. I glued down the twigs and added the birds with foam tape.
  • stamp your sentiment 
  • add some sequins, gemstones or (as I did here) some snowflake sequins
  • to add even more frosty winter feeling, add Stickles or glitter glue to your image. I put some on the birds hats and on the twigs.



Feel free to check out the MFT Blog for more inspiration by the Design Team :-)

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a colorful day,
Nicole

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Tiny Stamps Christmas Tree * MFT Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome to a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge inspiration. We have weekly sketch challenges for you to play along, so get inspired and join the fun!


 Idea: 
  • When I first saw this weeks sketch, it looked like a Christmas tree to me. I wanted to create a tree shape using tiny stamps, ink blending and masking tape. But the tiny stamps I chose made the tree look more like a hill or mountain and I liked that too. I love when companies add tiny stamps to their stamp sets, they are fun, versatile and cute.



 Instructions: 
  • take your favorite masking tape and create a triangle on your card base. 
  • pick tiny stamps from your collection and stamp them in different color (or you can use just one) to fill the triangle. Start with the larger images and add the smallest ones in the gaps.
  • keep the masking tape in place and do some ink blending. I used regular Distress Ink because it is kind of transparent if applied with a light hand. Distress Oxide ink are more opaque and would cover the small stamped images.
  • remove the masking tape carefully
  • stamp, color and die cut your focal images like I did with the bear and the two clouds
  • stamp your greeting onto colored card stock. I used a sticky clear ink and white heat embossing powder.
  • die cut the sentiment
  • adhere the sentiment and the images with foam tape
  • decorate your triangle with gemstones or sequins to add a little glitter

 Tip: 
  • creating simple shapes with masking tape or masking paper and filling them with tiny stamped images is a fun way to create a background for any occasion. I'm sure you'll find some small stamps in your stash that are just perfect for that.



Join the fun and meet us on the My Favorite Things Blog for more information about how you can play along and to get inspired by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a cozy day,
Nicole


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