Monday 27 August 2018

MFT Summer School Inspiration, 5 cards

I decided that since I did the first session I should do the second session as well. I watched the videos earlier this week and had ideas going in my head. I planned to make my cards Friday/Saturday and was convinced I had plenty of time as I was thinking the link closed on Monday, thats overseas Monday so Tuesday for me.

Well I ruined my plans by playing with my alcohol inks and isopropyl which is a thinning agent and has a very strong smell. You are warned and I warn people all the time to make sure the area is well ventilated etc but I sat there mixing leaning over the workbench no fan going thinking I'm fine, I'm fine then leant back and wowwww.

I then had a shocking headache for two days - don't do what I did - how to ruin your weekend.

Anyway now I have just over an hour before the links close because I was also out by two days, don't ask me how just be amazed that I cooked dinner looked it up to confirm what time the link closed on Monday and wahhhhhhh it was 4 and 1/2 hours.

I did it, now my cards are here, I learnt a lot from the videos and love how they all turned out. The photos aren't the best as its now 12.30 in the morning and light is certainly gone.

My first card is Ombre. Distress Ink Antique Linen, you can see the difference better IRL. A bronze glitter paper behind. Love this lace background stamp from MFT.

Can you see the glitter, I think the reflection is stopping it showing properly but this really works well and will make an amazing wedding card.

The darker side is on the right and it really lightens to the left. After blending remember to wipe down your white embossed image so it shows up properly.

I had a different idea for Monochromatic but because of the shortness of time I went with the same design as we were shown on the video as I had this amazing die that cut the rectangle stitched pattern. Mine was thinner so I was able to add an extra tone in there starting with white.

I have then cut the MFT 'Celebrate' out twice, glued them together then attached to the card, using the negative from the die to help line the letters up properly.

rather than glue and glitter I used a new to me Nuvo glitter pen to add colour to the bottom letters. I also added to my card my adding a layer of yellow fun foam to lift my panel up.

Visual triangle is a new to me idea so I am hoping I interpreted it correctly.

the Hippo's are a MFT stamp set I had already coloured my hippo's. when designing my scene I couldn't find the stamp set, time was running out, you know how it goes!! So I used a sentiment from another MFT set. the balloons are ring ins as I didn't have any left. I had used elsewhere.

I used MFT stencils for the background added the balloons, made a banner for the sentiment then drew in the strings and hoped for the best.

I cant think of the brand for the stitched die cut. the critters are coloured with copics and everything is attached with dimensional foam.

I think this one speaks for itself - Rainbow. Lots of cardstock cut into strips, added double sided tape sheet to a piece of cardstock then added the strips in a colour run that worked well. I ended up making this yesterday along with 5 other fronts so I used up all the pieces. great way to use up pieces of cardstock.

Used the wonky stitches die for card outline. Cut the MFT Wishes word out from the rainbow panel and again in white glitter paper.

Added the glitter pieces then attached the stamped and white embossed sentiment.

Love how this turned out.

Last card - Focal Point and again I am hoping I got the right idea. To draw the eye to a particular spot of the card.

I used the Wish die cut which I also cut out twice in orange fun foam, stuck the letters together then again used the negative to help line the letters up properly.

Added shimmer to the letters for some sparkle - looks cool hey!!!

Added a stamped and white embossed sentiment, the little bird and balloons from the MFT
Hippo stamp set - yep thats where the balloons went.

Well thats it its all added, now time to link them up. thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again.

Editing to add some Challenges:

'Make a Wish' Hippo Birthday card.

I tried to find a badge to put here for Kitty Bee Designs
as I have linked to the challenge but couldn't find one.

Birthday Card 'Wish you another year of
joy and laughter.

'Celebrate' card - all lace and glitter

mmm which one???
Its Bright and Sparkly too
Wish you a Happy Birthday and Many More to come

'Make A Wish' Hippo Party

'Make A Wish' Hippo Birthday

Wish you another year of joy and laughter.


Vicki Dutcher said...

Great cards! Sorry to read you over did the rubbing alcohol. That is potent stuff! ☺

Aileen said...

still not sending to me rrrrr

Karren said...

Well done you, for completing the second session! With being sick for 2 weeks, I only got one card made. You did amazingly well in such a short time-frame - all gorgeous cards!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! So many stunning makes for the Summer School challenge my friend! I just love them all and you've done a brilliant job with them! I really love the softness of your lacey background design! So pretty in the monochrome color! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday Challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

Brenda said...

All such wonderful cards! I looks to me as if you totally understand the new concept you learned. I love the varied ways you used your spate strips of paper. The birthday card is just perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Little Red Wagon!

lostinpaper said...

These are all so amazing, you got your homework sussed!

Jill V said...

All your cards are so fun - it looks like you are really enjoying your "homework" :) I think that quite a few of your cards work with our bright challenge but the rainbow background one you chose is so fun! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

stampwithsandy said...

What a great gallery of cards, and I love those adorable hippos! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday, Aileen!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such a gorgeous set of cards! Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

Ruth said...

Oh Aileen!! I'm amazed you managed to do it! It's like when I'm cleaning my Copics and suddenly you feel a bit woozy - nothing compared to isopropyl though. I'm glad you're OK and you managed to get in at the last minute. Somehow I feel it focuses you more! I adore the bronze lace card. Perfect for a wedding card I feel, but it's your rainbow paper cards that I love, if mostly because you must have the patience of a Saint to get them done!! xx

Anna-Karin said...

Great work! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT