MiC CAS Team: Background Technique Challenge

Hi, everybody! Did you see the announcement about Make It Crafty’s new CAS (Clean and Simple) team? I’m super excited to be part of this team of talented ladies, and we’re going to have tons of inspiration for you!

We’re kicking this term off with our first monthly challenge! (You may have seen a smaller version of my card on the post with the team announcement.)

The theme of our challenge is to create your own background on your entry. For my card, I chose MiC’s fabulous “Felicity” digi stamp. I made the neon part of the background by applying ink over a stencil that I made with my die cut machine.


I used a strip of striped paper to break up the bright background pattern. My only other additions to the card front were the sentiment and the main image!

Want even more inspiration with Make It Crafty stamps? Then, you’re in luck! The other members of the MiC CAS Team have some gorgeous cards to share with you:

Suzanne – You’re here!

For all of the details on this challenge, and to link up your entry, stop by the Make It Crafty blog! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope your week is off to a great start!

Clean and Simple with Make It Crafty!

Hi, everybody! I’m happy to be back today to share a card that I’m submitting for Make it Crafty’s Clean and Simple Design Team Call

I tend to make cards on the clean and simple side because I like to put the focus on the main image. I love patterned paper and embellishments, but I feel like if I spend time coloring and shading an image, that’s what I want you to notice first! And, if the image is colored well, then it seems that anything else I add other than a sentiment isn’t as important.

So, with that in mind, I chose “Zoe Celebrates,” one of Make It Crafty‘s many adorable digis, for my entry. I colored her with Copic markers to match the paper I selected for the card:
For embellishments, I attached Zoe to the card front with a wobble spring and added a sentiment sticker and punched foil heart to complete the card.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my creative process and were inspired by today’s card! You can also find more inspiration with Make It Crafty rubber and digital stamps at the MiC Photo Gallery and the MiC Blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

Flutter By Wednesday #195

Hi! Thanks for stopping by to look at my card for this week’s Flutter By Wednesday challenge! This week is an open challenge, and we don’t have a sponsor, so feel free to enter more than once! (Don’t forget your butterfly, fairy or angel!)
If you joined us last week for the Send A Smile 4 Kids card drive, thanks! Please consider sending your card in to Send A Smile 4 Kids…all the details can be found HERE.
Here’s my card for this week:
Supplies: sentiment stamp (Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Kimmie’s Fairy Sentiments), digital image stamp (Make It Crafty –  Fairy Dahlia), patterned papers (My Mind’s Eye), border punch (Martha Stewart Crafts), Spellbinders oval die, metal flower accent (Creative Imaginations), adhesive pearls (Prima E-Line), VersaMark watermark ink, Copic markers, sheer silver ribbon (May Arts), card base.

 Be sure to visit the other Flutter By Wednesday DT Members to see what they created for this week’s challenge: Danni, Anna, Harriet, Karen, Kristie, Leanne, Lynette, Mary, Michelle VP, Nancy, and Peggy!

We’ve had strange weather lately…rain, sunshine, snow…so I’ve been working ahead on my DT assignments!  I’m also looking forward to completing Basic Copic Certification next month in Seattle! I’m hoping to take the Intermediate Certification this fall! I don’t have any formal training in coloring with Copics, so it’ll be great to pick up some new techniques!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you soon at the Flutter By Wednesday blog! Hope you have a wonderful week!