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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Patriotic Thank You For Your Hospitality with MFT Stamps No Place Like Home

Hey guys! I’m playing with both the My Favorite Things sketch and color challenges with this patriotic thank you card. Perfect way to thank your hosts if you are visiting for the Fourth of July Holiday!

I used a variety of supplies from My Favorite Things to create my card — stamps, dies, cardstock & ink. I LOVE all of MFT stitched die-namics! For this card I used the stitched rectangles and the stitched heart die-namics as well as the Home Sweet Home die-namics to create the sweet little house.

TIP:  Use a fine tip glue pen to assemble the house — some of the elements are so small that just a couple of dots of glue did the trick.


Using my MISTI, I stamped the sentiment directly on the white stitched rectangle before attaching the heart and house. As a finishing touch I added some fun silver, red and blue sequins.

TIP:  To avoid adding to much “bulk” to your card, turn the blue rectangle into a frame and nestle the white sentiment piece inside of it. 

Create the frame by cutting out the center of the blue rectangle with the same die used to cut out the white rectangle. Then replace the blue center with the white sentiment piece…it fits perfectly!

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!

Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110LB Solar White Cardstock
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MISTI Precision Stamping Tool
MISTI Precision Stamping Tool
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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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MFT No Place Like Home Clear Stamps
MFT No Place Like Home Clear Stamps
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Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
Scotch ATG Adhesive Applicator Gun
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Darice 8MM SILVER Sequins
Darice 8MM SILVER Sequins
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MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX Die-Namics
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MFT Stamps Home Sweet Home Die-namics
MFT Stamps Home Sweet Home Die-namics
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Darice 5MM MULTI Sequins
Darice 5MM MULTI Sequins
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Darice 8MM MULTI Sequin
Darice 8MM MULTI Sequin
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Tombow Mono GLUE PEN Permanent
Tombow Mono GLUE PEN Permanent
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MFT Stamps Cherry Crisp Prestige Cardstock
MFT Stamps Cherry Crisp Prestige Cardstock
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MFT Stamps Blueberry Prestige Cardstock
MFT Stamps Blueberry Prestige Cardstock
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MFT Stamps Lush Lagoon Prestige Cardstock
MFT Stamps Lush Lagoon Prestige Cardstock
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MFT Stamps Cement Gray Prestige Cardstock
MFT Stamps Cement Gray Prestige Cardstock
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My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad
My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad
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Happy Crafting!
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