My Favorite Things No Place Like Home — Anniversary Card

Today I have a quick card for you created with My Favorite Things No Place Like Home stamp set. This stamp set is perfect for not only home related cards but also heart related. In fact if I was naming it, I would have called it “Heart & Home”!

Since my wedding anniversary is coming up I decided to pair one of the heart sentiments with the Stitched Heart die-namics and the Lock and Key die-namics. I used black, white, silver, and a pop of red to create a classic look that’s masculine enough to give my husband.

To make my card, I started with a 110# white A2 card base. Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment on a white rectangle which I cut with a MFT Stitched Rectangle Dienamic. I mounted this to a slightly larger black rectangle which I cut with the same die set.

To create the keyhole heart, I used a stitched heart dienamic to cut the heart from red cardstock and then ran the heart through the Big Shot again with the small keyhole die. The key is cut from silver foil cardstock giving it a nice metallic shine.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

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MFT No Place Like Home Clear Stamps

MFT No Place Like Home Clear Stamps

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MFT Lock and Key Die-Namics

MFT Lock and Key Die-Namics

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MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

MFT Stitched Heart Die-Namics

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MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Black Cardstock 100#

Black Cardstock 100#

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Red Cardstock 100#

Red Cardstock 100#

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Silver Foil Cardstock

Silver Foil Cardstock

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

Novus Plastic Cleaner (for Misti)

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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy

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Tombow Mono Glue Pen

Tombow Mono Glue Pen

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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Happy Crafting!
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Handmade Heart Card MFT Stamps

My Favorite Things Cupcake Day – CAS Challenges

Hey Guys! Today I made a clean and simple card with My Favorite Things Cupcake Day stamp set and die-namics. Clean and simple cards are uncluttered with plenty of white space and minimal embellishments. The focal point of your card definitely plays the starring role and this cute little cupcake girl is certainly enjoying the stage!

I am also playing along with the AAA Challenge and Less is More Challenge. These two challenge sites have teamed up for one Clean and Simple Challenge — Create a single layer CAS card on a colored card base.

For my card, I started with an A2 card base made of Neenah Desert Storm 100# cardstock. Using the MISTI stamping tool, I stamped my image and sentiment directly on the card base in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

TIP: Using a stamp positioning tool like the MISTI is very helpful when stamping directly on your card base. It allows you to position your stamps exactly where you want them and if any images don’t stamp perfectly clear the first time, you can re-stamp with no problem.

To add some interest to my stamped image, I added patterned paper to the dress and balloon. I simply stamped them on pattern paper, cut them out and glued them in place. I also added white gel pen to the shoes and cupcake.

SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

MFT Cupcake Day Stamp

MFT Cupcake Day Stamp

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MFT Cupcake Day Dienamic

MFT Cupcake Day Dienamic

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Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

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Neenah 100# Desert Storm Cardstock

Neenah 100# Desert Storm Cardstock

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Sakura White Gel Pen

Sakura White Gel Pen

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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Scor-Pal Scoring Board

Scor-Pal Scoring Board

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Sizzix Big Shot

Sizzix Big Shot

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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Happy Crafting!
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Distress Ink Blending with MFT Stamps Kind Words

 

Hi guys! Don’t you love a beautiful sunset? That’s what today’s card reminds me of — a beautiful summer sunset with gorgeous pink, yellow and orange hues. I think I’ll be sending this card to my sister since this sentiment from My Favorite Things Kind Words stamp set fits her so perfectly!

 

To make my card I started by stamping the sentiment and flowers in VersaInk on a 5″ x 3.75″ piece of white cardstock. Then sprinkled on some white embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.

Once the embossing was cooled, I used distress inks and a blending tool to make this vibrant, sunsetty background.

NOTE: The pictures above show the steps in creating a similar background.
On today’s card, I used a resist technique and stamped and embossed my images before creating the background.

I started by blending Picked Raspberry Distress Ink in several places. Next, I filled in some of the blank areas with Mustard Seed, followed by Spiced Marmalade. Once all of my colors were in place I went back over everything with a bit more of the Raspberry to smooth out the blending. Then I used a microfiber cloth to wipe any ink off of the embossed images.

TIPS:

  • To avoid crazy marks from the blending tool, start blending on a craft mat and work your way on to the paper.
  • If you have an area in the center of the paper where you want to add color make a couple of circular blends on your craft mat and then lightly start blending on the paper.
  • I like to blend in a circle motion to start but when it’s time to smooth everything out, I blend lightly following the contour of the areas I’m blending together.


Even though the flowers showed up beautifully with this resist technique I wanted them to stand out a little more. So I took a paint brush and lightly touched some of the areas inside the flowers with some water. Because I used distress inks, the areas that I touched with water “lightened up” and have a slight watercolor look to them.

TIP: One of the great properties of Distress Ink is that they are reactive with water allowing you to use a wide variety of techniques with them.

I added some coordinating sequins for a bit of bling and layered my finished background/sentiment layer onto a bright pink mat and attached this to an A2 white card base.

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SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:

Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used.  This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. Using these links costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!

MFT Stamps Kind Words Stamp Set

MFT Stamps Kind Words Stamp Set

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MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

MFT DOODLED BLOOMS Clear Stamps

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Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock

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MFT Stamps Razzle Berry 100# Cardstock

MFT Stamps Razzle Berry 100# Cardstock

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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

MISTI Precision Stamping Tool

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Ranger Distress Ink Mini Kit - One

Ranger Distress Ink Mini Kit – One

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Ranger Blending Tool

Ranger Blending Tool

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Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD

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WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

WOW Embossing Powder OPAQUE BRIGHT WHITE SUPER FINE

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Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Carnie)

Craftin Desert Divas Sequins (Carnie)

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Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

Darice 8MM IRIDESCENT WHITE Sequins

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Tonic 12x12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Tonic 12×12 Guillotine Paper Trimmer

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WOW! Heat Tool

WOW! Heat Tool

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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun

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MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

MICRO GLUE DOTS (325)

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Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

Teflon Craft Mat (3 Pack)

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Happy Crafting!
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