Sunday, September 1, 2019

MLC Sept

 Hello all! It's September, all ready... can you believe it?!!! I know I can't. I don't mind really, September is a great month and means fall is just around the corner... and it's my favorite season. It also means we are on a count down to Christmas and I still have plenty of cards to make to be ready for it! 
It also means it's the start of a new challenge over at Merry Little Christmas... which is as always ANYTHING GOES!!!  As long as it's Christmas of course. This month I used one stamp and created two cards. 

My first card I stamped and colored with copics before fussy cutting the image out and popping it up with some foam tape. I then stamped the sentiment under the image on the card panel and added it to a yellow card base. I know yellow isn't a Christmas color per say, but it did look good with the yellow color in the image.


Now for the second card, I stamped the image 3 times (once on the card base) and used a "light" hand with the coloring. I then fussy cut the layers and adhered them on top of the card base, for a slight raised look and a little more depth to the shadowy areas.


As always thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards ,  Can't wait to see what you create this month! Have a great day!!!

Monica

Monday, August 19, 2019

AUG SID- Noel

Today I'm sharing with you my card for our August Challenge, I can not believe we are already halfway through August and things have gotten busy for the family already.



For this months card I stuck pretty much with the sketch, my goal was to showcase some of the pretty bazzill cardstock with the gold accents... love how pretty this paper is. I created a tag and heat embossed the sentiment in gold. Before adhering the tag on my card I added some twine with gold in it and tied a bow. To finish the card I added some clear dropletz for a slight "flare".


Don't forget to check out the blog to play along and see what the card team did with the card for the sketch! Can't wait to see what you create. Thanks for stopping by, see you next time!

Monica

Thursday, August 1, 2019

MLC Aug- Winter Hats



Hello everyone! Can you believe it's August already!!! We are getting close to Christmas, I really need to get some more cards going. Speaking of I kept my card pretty clean and simple (one of my fave styles). I took an old set that I got at Michaels when I first start seriously stamping... (you know instead the occasional rendezvous) about 9 years ago, and stamped the hat image from it down the side of my card. I then colored them in using Copics. Once the coloring was done, I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts). I really love a CAS card especially to showcase coloring. 


Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check out the other projects and play along over at MLC blog! Hope you all have a wonderful day and month!

Monica

Monday, July 22, 2019

July SID- I'm a little DoorKey

Good morning everyone! I've been trying to get this post done for a few days and have a had a bit of technical difficulties, but finally got it to work!


So here is our sketch for Stick it Downs card challenge this month and my take on the card sketch is below. I love a good pun so had to use the new Photoplay collection when I saw it!


I used some of the paper from the collection for the banners. I stamped the image and colored it with copics, layered it on some vellum and added a bow. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom, before layering the card panel on my card base.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Monday, July 1, 2019

MLC #12- Jul

Hello everyone! Today is the first of July! We are halfway through the year and it's time for another card challenge with Merry Little Christmas! 


This month I used a stamp and die set from Hero Arts. I love that this set has a mix of sentiments with little images and the dies for both all in one. These are some of the best sets. For the card I die cut part of the sentiment and stamped the rest above it once it was adhered to the card. Then added the holly leaves to the side. Instead of using the berry stamp I added some bling, thought that felt a little more festive. Then to finish the card I adhered the cardstock, pattern paper and focal panel unto the card base.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great month! Hope to see you play along with us at MLC!!!
Monica

Monday, June 17, 2019

June SID- Thank you

Hello everyone! Here is the Stick It Down card sketch for June.

I turned the sketch so that the stripes were horizontal and the framed sentiment is at the top. I used the Everything is Rosy kit  that Stampin' Up had as a special back in May. To be honest I'm not in love with the way the card turned out, I feel its a little busy and I love the clean and simple look! Sometimes you have to try something out of your comfort zone right!?!




Don't forgot to play along and show us how you interpret the sketch, I can't wait to see what you come up with! Check out the blog here to see cards from the design team.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Saturday, June 1, 2019

MLC #11- season of Joy

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Hello all, I'm here with a card for the June Merry little Christmas challenge! As always it's anything goes! I decided to go clean and simple... with is one of  my favorite styles! I just use some distress oxide to create an area of color to layer my die cut on. I popped the die cut on the card base and added my sentiment just below. 


Be sure to check out what my teammates of created this month on the blog here and don't forget to play along with the challenge. We always love to see what you all create! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica