MFT Happy Haunting Card/Halloween Card Series 2017

Welcome to my blog!  It’s Halloween card crafting time for me.  I don’t usually send out Halloween cards, but there are so many cute Halloween stamp sets out this season that I couldn’t resist.  I’m working with a set called Happy Haunting from MFT.  This image of Frankenstein’s monster and the sentiment that goes with it is my favorite from this set.

I stamped him onto some Neenah Solar White 110 pound cardstock with some Memento black ink.  His hair was the most challenging and fun bit to color.  I wanted to leave a highlight in his hair so I started with my light cool gray Copic markers and worked my way up to the darkest parts of his hair. His green skin was a lot of fun to color too–first time I’ve colored green skin.  For his shirt, pants and shoes, I just used two markers of each color–a dark one for the shadow and a lighter one to blend it out.


I’m using a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock for a background for my little figure.  I stamped out the clouds first, masked them and then stamped out this darling sleeping moon.


I heat embossed the stars using VersaMark ink and Hero Arts white embossing powder. You can’t see them until I blended on some Black Soot Distress Ink–then the stars popped out.  I also used Dusty Concord and Wilted Violet.  For the moon I used Scattered Straw. You have to remember to use a tissue or paper towel to buff the Distress ink from the embossed images to brighten them.


I cut out my background panel with a stitched scallop die.  I wanted the frame to be a little bit darker, so I added more Black Soot.  I popped up the black frame around my background panel with some black craft foam.  I also used foam tape behind my character to pop him us as well.


I used the same die to cut out some white cardstock to adhere inside my card base.  I could have used a white gel pen to write my message, but I thought this die cut was cute.


I wanted the sentiment to be prominent on my card, so I stamped it onto some more Neenah Solar White cardstock, cut it out and placed it in the corner of my card.

There are more Halloween cards to come!  Stay tuned!  Thanks for visiting my blog!!


Below is the video of how I created this card.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.


Here’s a list of the supplies I used to create this card:

MFT Happy Haunting Stamp Set –
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink –
Neenah Solar White Cardstock 110# –
Black Licorice Cardstock –
EK Success Cutter Bee Precision-Cut Scissors –
Recollections Halloween Book Pattern Paper Pad 12×12 –
Bristol Smooth Cardstock –
VersaMark Ink –
Hero Arts White Embossing powder –
Heat tool –
Scattered Straw Distress Ink –
Black Soot Distress Ink –
Dusty Concord Distress Ink –
Wilted Violet Distress Ink –
Foam Blending Tool –
Copic Markers –
Sizzix Big Shot –
Multi Medium Matte Glue –
Kokuyo Dotliner strong adhesive Tape Glue –
Scotch Foam Tape –
Darice Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottle –

Copic Markers VS Prismacolor Pencils using MFT’s Fall Friends

Here is my first fall themed card of the year!  I’m getting started a bit early.  The last few days of summer are quickly waning, and I’m trying to console myself by focusing on the fabulous things that fall time has to offer, like cards with scarecrows and pumpkins!  (Apple cider donuts!!  Lol!!)  I created another “same cards, different mediums” video to show you today.

I stamped out two of each image onto some Neenah Solar White Cardstock.  I colored my favorite image first–the scarecrow–with some Copic markers.


Then, using similar colors, I used some Prismacolor pencils on the same image.


After I finished all of my coloring, I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I also cut out my panels and frames and started adhering them onto my card bases using some dry adhesive.


Before adhering my images, I stamped out my sentiment using my Mini Misti.


I used foam squares to pop up my scarecrows and my birds.  As a finishing touch at tied some tiny twine bows around the stems of the pumpkins.


I don’t know which card I like the best.  Copics and Prismacolors each give off their own distinct looks, and now I have two cards to send off in the mail to brightens someone’s fall day!

Thanks for visiting my blog!! Wishing you all a very happy fall this year!!

Here is the video of how these cards came together. You can watch them here below or on my YouTube channel.

Supply List:
MFT’s Fall Friends Stamps
Copic Markers –
Prismacolors –
Mini Misti –
Sizzix Big Shot –
May Arts Twine –
Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames –
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Dies –

Chalkboard Card using Pigment Inks

I’m trying out some new pigment inks called VersaMagic Dew Drop inks.  Their write-up says their opaqueness is perfect for stamping on dark colored paper, including black.  I love the look of chalkboard cards, so I thought I’d give them a try.


I started out with some thick black cardstock and heat embossed my jar image onto it with some white embossing powder.


I finally gave my husband back his industrial heating tool that I’ve been using for years. While I was on vacation, I picked up a small folding embossing tool at Hobby Lobby.  It’s from Paper Studio, and it works really great!

Stamping out these flowers is what took up the majority of my time for this card.  I stamped each one at least three times to make it dark enough to see on the black cardstock.


I drew in the stems with a white colored pencil and then colored over them with green.  I had to use the white colored pencil first, or the green pencil wouldn’t show up on my card.


After the ink was dry, I went over my flower images with Prismacolor pencils to add even more color.  I could have stamped out my images with white pigment ink first and then added the colored ink, but I wanted to see how these inks would look on their own.  I like these VersaMagic inks, but I think they perform better on white cardstock.  They are really bright pretty colors when stamped on white.


Below is the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel in HD.


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!!

Supply List:

Wplus9 Summer Blooms stamp set

Watercolors vs Copics using MFT’s Farm Friends

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog!  I have two cards for you today.  I thought it would be fun to create basically the same card but use two different mediums to color in my stamped images.  I chose Prima watercolors and Copic markers.  The card on the left is my watercolor card, and I stamped my images onto Canson XL Watercolor paper using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.  The card on the right is my Copic marker card, and I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White cardstock using Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink.


I used my Mini Misti to stamp my images onto the paper.  Even though the paper was longer than the Misti, it stamped up just fine.  I used a mask over the cow, so I could stamp the tree behind him.


When an image is suppose to appear white, like my little cow, I have to remind myself to paint with a light touch, so it doesn’t end up looking gray.  My watercolor technique was wet brush on dry paper–I feel it gives me a little more control.  When I color in flowers, I do like to wet the images with clean water and then drop the color onto the paper.


Below is the Copic version of this card.  I really couldn’t say which version of this card I like better.  I feel the same way about the mediums I used–I don’t know if I like watercolors or Copics better.  I love them both!


Here is the video I created for this card.  You can watch it here of on my YouTube Channel.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Supply list:

Farm Friends Stamps from MFT

Stitched Banner Dies from Simon Says Stamp (Neenah Solar White 110# Cardstock)

Farm Friends Card using Copic Markers & Distress Ink

I’ve finally inked up these stamps from MFT called Farm Friends; they were released in February of 2017.  I’m going to be creating more cards with this set, but for today I’m using the tractor and the cart full of animals.


It was very fun and fast to color in these images with Copic Markers.  I used Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink to stamp these images because it is a Copic friendly ink.


I used Distress Inks to create the background for my images.  I lightly blended on Distress Inks to provide a soft impression of sky, sun and grass.  The mask I used was just a piece of scrap paper that I cut out using the same rectangle die that I used on my card panel, and then I taped it in place with some micropore tape.


When I was about to tape my images onto my card panel, I noticed that something didn’t look quite right–No one was driving the tractor!  Lol!  I stamped the little chick image from this set into the driver’s seat and colored it in with more Copic markers.


Once I adhered all my images, I used Glossy Accents on the wheels and left it to dry on my craft table overnight.


Below is the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for visiting!!

Supply List

Copic Markers:

Tractor and cart: YG09, G02, G12 and B000 for the window

Tires: Blick – 029, C4, C2

Pig: E11, E51, R00

Chick: Y13, Y35

Lamb: W3, W1

Mouse: C4, C2, C00

Animal Cheeks and Ears: R21
Neenah Solar White Cardstock:
Micropore Tape:

One Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 3 of 3

This third one layer card in my series is my favorite.  I used the entirety of my card front to create a scene.  It’s a lot of fun to use more than one critter or character and build a scene around them and have them interact.  Again I used Prismacolor pencils, Distress Ink and a lot of masks.


I didn’t have a hillside die or stencil, so I created my own.  I also didn’t have a speech bubble stamp, so I stamped my sentiment and drew one around it.  It was easy enough, as you’ll see in my card video below.  You can watch it here on on my YouTube channel in HD.  Thank you for stopping by!!

Supply List:

Prismacolor Pencils: Yellowed Orange, Yellow Ochre, Parma Violet, Lilac, Lavender, Hot Pink, Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Orange, Sunburst Yellow

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

MFT’s Stencil Cloud

MFT’s Mermaizing Stamp Set

One Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 2 of 3

I love framing up my images–it helps bring the focus on them.  For my second one layer card, I used a large mask to create a frame.  I used Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper for this.  I cut out an oval and placed negative mask onto my card front.  I was then able to ink blend in the oval.  Once I pulled up my mask, I had beautiful, crisp lines creating a frame.

But before I did my ink blending, I stamped all my images and used masks for them as well.


For my images I used Post-It Super Sticky Full Adhesive paper.  Masks can help you add dimension to your card.  For instance, I stamped the larger cloud first, masked it, and stamped the smaller cloud overlapping it a little bit.  This gave the illusion that my second cloud was behind the first cloud and further off in the distance.

I decided to use Prismacolor pencils to color in my images.  They are one layer card friendly–they don’t bleed through to the other side, unlike Copic Markers.

To add a little more interest to the card, I colored in the tips of the bird’s wings with hot pink.  I thought this complimented the sentiment.  Lol!

Below is my card video.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.  Thanks for visiting!

Supply List:

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Neenah Solar White 110# Card stock

Prismacolor Pencils: Cool Grey 70%, Cool Grey 50%, Cool Grey 20%, Hot Pink, Orange, Sunburst Yellow, Greyed Lavender

One-Layer Cards using MFT’s Seaside Seagulls/Card 1 of 3

This is the first card I created in my one layer card miniseries using the adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Seaside Seagulls.  I love creating one layer cards.  They are only one layer, so they should be simple, right?  Not really.  Lol!


It can be difficult coming up with a layout for a one layer card.  Your card has to have enough visual interest so people will enjoy looking at it.  The images and inks can all be fabulous, but you have to pull it all together on a single piece of paper.

One of the things I like to do with one layer cards is to leave a lot of white space.  The white of the card base adds to its simplicity and appeal and makes everything pop.

Once I figured out my layout for this card, my stamping and coloring didn’t take very long at all.

Here’s my video of how I created this card.  I hope you enjoy it!  Thanks for visiting my craft table!  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD.

Supply List:

MFT’s Seaside Seagulls

Neenah Solar White 110# Card Stock

Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink

Copic Markers: C4, C2, C1, Y08, Y02, BV000, E35, E31

Mermaid Shaker Card using MFT Mermazing Stamps

I believe that teachers are a lot like mermaids–unbelievably amazing!  My kids had awesome teachers this year.  I made this card for my son’s preschool teacher, and I’m going to make another for my daughter’s teacher.

I started out with the stamping and coloring of these cute images.  I used 110 pound Neenah Solar White card stock, Simon Says Stamp Intense Black Ink, and my Copic markers.


Coloring mermaids is a lot of fun–anything goes.  I was going for bright and magical.  I played around with different colors of Copic markers for her hair and tail until I found the combination I liked.  For her skin I used E51 for the base color, E30 for shadows, E11 for the darkest shadows and RV10 for blush.  For her hair I used Y21 for the base, E11 for the shadows and R43 for the darkest shadows.  For her tail I used RV10, RV21 and RV34.   I used several different colors of inks from Memento Dew Drops assortment to stamp out the coral and seaweed.  Image3

I got the coordinating dies for this set–it saves a lot of time and I’m not overly fond of fussy cutting images.  I always use micropore tape to keep them in place so they don’t shift when I run them through the die cutting machine.


Because it’s an underwater scene, I had to use distress inks and flick water onto it to distress it.  This technique made the panel look bubbly and cute.  The colors of Distress Ink I used are Twisted Critron, Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers.  I blended them onto some Bristol Smooth card stock.  Distress Inks blend so much easier on this paper than on Neenah Solar White.


I wanted to use the shells and seaweed and all the smaller images from this set to frame my shaker panel.  I glued them onto my card base with a strong adhesive–Multi Medium Matte–just a tiny dab will do.  You could also just stamp the images around the card base, but I didn’t know exactly where I was going with this card at first.  Also the Copic markers would bleed through the paper and be visible on the inside of your card base.  However, you could use colored pencils on your card base with no problems.


Next, I built my shaker element.  I used frame dies from MFT called Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames.  I cut out a piece of aqua colored fun foam to make the well for my sequins.  I used three different kinds of sequins–all Pretty Pink Posh: Peacock Feathers, Strawberry Burst and Sparkling Clear Confetti Mix.  Then I glued on my acetate and card stock frame.  That completed my card.  A big thanks to all of the teachers out there!!  You are all simply amazing!!


Here’s the video of how I made this card.  You can watch it here on on my YouTube channel in HD.  Thank you for visiting my craft table!

Mother’s Day Card 2017 using Prismacolor Pencils

Happy Mother’s Day!  I think cards for our moms are the most important cards we send out.  I wanted to make my mom a card with flowers on it–perfect for any mom, but my mom is a major flower enthusiast.  Lol!  When I came across this stamp from Penny Black, it immediately reminded me of her.  She loves to bring fresh cut flowers from her garden into her house.  Her garden in chock full of a huge variety of flowers.  When you see her heading toward the door with her scissors, you know the house will soon be graced with the beauty and scent of flowers.


Before I got started on the actual coloring of this card, I wanted to try out this new stencil from MFT.  I love this stencil!  Creating clouds for the background of the card was so fast and effortless.  It added a lot of interest, and it was just fun to use.


I lived a long time with only owning about 50 Prismacolor pencils, so when my husband bought me the complete 150 set for our anniversary last year, I was in colored pencil heaven!!  Lol!  However, more choices of colors means more time spent in figuring out which ones I want to use.  Oh well, I still prefer owning them all.


I used some word dies to create my sentiment.  I was able to get a slight hombre effect using two Copic markers–leaving them in the card stock helped me to color them without them shifting.  I glued them onto my card front with some Multi Medium Matte glue.


I finished up the card by adding some Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen over the tulips.  It’s difficult to keep myself from brushing this glitter over everything.  Lol!  (Love this pen.)


Here’s my video for this card.  Thanks for visiting!  You can watch it here or in HD on my YouTube channel.

Supply List: