Tuesday, January 4, 2011

TGF cards & some Ramblings

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to share a few cards I made today for some of my scrappy friends! :-) I had a bunch of fun breakin' out with my TGF stamps, which I haven't done in a while. hehe! I'm just loving all the MFT goodness I've been working on. :-) In fact, I'll be back later on this evening for more MFT fun in celebration of tonight's MFT release party and blog hop. Whoot whoot! Can't wait! :-)

I created my first card using TGF's "Cherry Cheeky Pie." OMG this little gal is so adorable! I had a ton of fun coloring her in with my Copic markers & At You Spica Glitter pens. I'm so excited to take my first Copic class with Bona later this month. I've been dying to get into one to simply learn the basics! What you see now is what I've learned through trial n' error, YouTube and from my fellow MFT design team gals (Whoa they all ROCK their Copics!!) :-)

I used my circle Spellbinder die to cut her out and layered her onto MFT's Decorative Doily die, love that die!! The sentiment is from MFT's "Clearly Sentimental About Food" stamp set. LOVE it! And so appropriate with this image! hehe! :-) The roses are from iamroses.com, the black ruffle lace from my local LSS and the beaded trim is from A Treasure Nest. Oh, and the stitching... yes ladies... I did it my hand!!! Paper pierced using my Tim Holtz ruler and stitched with embroidery floss. Impressed yet? hehehe!!! OMG, I seriously impressed myself! LOL!

For my second card, I used another image set from TGF, but I totally forgot the name of it and it's no longer available on their website that I can see (sorry!) But OMG, is she not super cute?! I love her! hehe! Love the sentiment "Pamper Yourself" from the same stamp collection. :-) I colored her in with my Copic markers and cut her out using one of my Spellbinders dies (layered) and I distress around the edges using a technique I show on one of my videos HERE. I created another MFT rolled rose in grungeboard using Lindy Stamp Gang Starburst Sprays. I have a tutorial on how to create this flower HERE. The floral die cut along the left side of the card is cut out using MFT's Die-namics Flower Border die. I also incorporated a couple of small Prima rose buds & Prima leaves colored up with Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays. On the inside of the card, I just cut out the designer paper (Prima Fairy Flora) using MFT's Jumbo Scallop die and layered a piece of brown cardstock that I punched using one of my scallop SU! punches. I colored the candle with my Copic markers and adhered that to the inside along with a sentiment from the TGF stamp set.

So those are my cards for today! Pretty OK for someone who doesn't create cards that often eh? Hehe!! Soon, ladies soon... I have 2 mini albums and an altered project in the works and can't wait to share them with you!! But seriously, my ultimate goal is to figure out at least 1 of my 3 sewing machines! I "SEW" want to learn how to stitch on my cards, mini albums and other projects! hehe! :-)

Anywho, thanks for stopping by and check back later for more MFT release fun! :-)



~* steph :) *~ said...

ohmygosh ar, you have so much crafty mojo! loving all your new projects! your cards are gorgeous!!! love your stitching and wonderful details. i SEW want to learn how to stitch on my projects too! thanks for sharing your beautiful creations. have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Mary Brockway said...

Cute cards! The tub Anya is Me Time Anya :) Can't wait to see your stitched projects!!! I'm soooo adicted to my sewing machine, lol.

Anita said...

These are gorgeous Arlene.

Kim C said...

Hey Arlene, your cards are soooo gorgeous and yummy! And you had a tutorial spot on. I wanted to learn how to ink around the image like you did but sadly, that video was one of the ones banned in my country due to the Sony songs. Do you think it's possible for you to in some way, show me how? Either via youtube or just a short description on your blog? I would greatly appreciate it!!

Jody Morrow said...

Adorable card. I love all the beautiful embellishments you used.