Here we go! I’ve been MFT’d (pronounced “mifted”) as I have been saying to myself since I received these stamp sets. I discovered My Favorite Things via SCS posts/gallery. I have read all the comments. I have made the decision to give these stamp sets a try. All cards in todays post were created with stamp set Meet me at the Cafe.
This is my favorite. So dimensional and realistic from the poodle on the sidewalk to the glare/details of the window. I decided to split the main image to create a more cafe appearance.
The main image was stamped on Shimmery White CS. I added some details to the window: glare with Bashful Blue ink and a White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; “Cafe” and swirls done with Black EP and then restamped over with Whisper White Craft ink; Window edging created with strips of Confetti White CS stamped with Weathered BG stamp and edges sponged.
The awning was first stamped on Old Olive CS to create a base and the bottom edging. I then restamped once on the white Fall Flowers DSP, and again on the Soft Sky Fall Flowers DSP. I sponged some of the edges to create the shadowing then adhered to the base Old Olive piece. Added 3 small circles to the tag that coordinate with the awning pattern.
STAMP SETS: MFT – Meet me at the Cafe; SU! Weathered BG stamp.
CARDSTOCK USED: Soft Sky Textured CS; Fall Flowers DSP; Old Olive, Confetti White, Sahara Sand, and Shimmery White CS.
INKS USED: Stazon Jet Black; Whisper White Craft; Versamark Pad; Close to Cocoa, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Really Rust, Soft Sky, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose Classic Stampin’ Pads; Basic Black and Close to Cocoa Stampin’ Write Markers; Silver Marvy Gel Pen; White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen.
ACCESSORIES: Silver Elastic Cord; Black EP; Aqua-Painter; Sherbert Ribbon Originals; Stampin’ Sponges; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1/16″ & 1/4″ Circle Punches.
This next card turned out very elegant with a formal appearance.
This was the first card I made with this set. I wanted it to have dark rich colors and a “sexy look” to it. Let’s face it, while working with these images, I felt like I needed to go on a diet…LOL. I found the PP at my local Michael’s craft store. It is called Black French made by Paper Pizazz….It is a light blackish-gray paper with french script and I colored some of the wording in with the colors I used in the main image. Added scalloping to the bottom with ribbons to divide card and leave a space for sentiment at the bottom.
I dazzled up the awning by adding some black fringe to the bottom of it with Basic Black CS with VERY THIN cuts to it. I also paper-pierced the black edging that borders the main image.
STAMP SETS USED: MFT – Meet me at the Cafe.
CARDSTOCK USED: Black French PP by Paper Pizazz; Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Naturals White CS; Rose Red Prints DSP.
INKS USED: Stazon Jet Black; Silver Marvy Gel Pen; White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen; Creamy Caramel, Rose Red, Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgundy, and Blush Blossom Classic Stampin’ Pads.
ACCESSORIES USED: Black Brads from Vintage Assortment; Ticket Punch; Paper-Piercing Tool; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; Sherbert Ribbon Originals; Narrow Black Organdy Ribbon.
Lastly, can you say fun? How cute is this? I wanted to make a bright festive card that wasn’t wide with the whole image in it.
I love this card. It has the appearance of having a tag inside, but it doesn’t. The base is a piece of Real Red Textured CS measuring 3-1/4″ X 6-1/2″. A layer of Dashing DSP measuring 3-1/4″ x 5-1/4″ & a half circle punched out of top using 1-3/8″ Circle Punch was then adhered to the Real Red CS piece. Added a strip of ribbon with two buttons stacked on top of one another to the top. After creating this, I thought that it could be either an ornament or on some sort of garland (or just a card with wording written on the back). Can’t see in pic, but added a stamped swirl to bottom right of card from Priceless stamp set.
And the window, love it! It was created with a transparency sheet & panes created with a black Slick Writer. Added DecoArt Snow-Tex and Dazzling Diamonds for the snow. For this awning, I had to stamp several times the different sections so I could have the lines within the Dashing DSP to go the way I wanted them to go.
The sentiment was created with a Scallop Punch and Coluzzle. The first two layers are scallop punched Confetti Cream and Old Olive CS. I paper-pierced each scallop and added Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, and a button to balance with the top of the card. The sentiment created with Black EP.
STAMP SETS USED: MFT – Meet me at the Cafe; SU! It’s Snow Time & Priceless.
CARSTOCK USED: Real Red Textured CS; Dashing DSP; Confetti Cream and Old Olive CS.
INKS USED: Stazon Jet Black; Versamark Pad; Real Red, Old Olive, Blush Blossom, and River Rock Classic Stampin’ Pads; White Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen; Black Slick Writer.
ACCESSORIES USED: Transparency Sheet; Black EP; Black Gingham Ribbon; 5/8″ Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon; Bold Brights and Earth Elements & Neutrals Colored Buttons; Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue Pen; Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Stampin’ Sponges; Aqua-Painter; 3/16″ Corner Rounder Punch; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch; Paper-Piercing Tool; Red & White sewing threads; Coluzzle; Scallop Punch; DecoArt Snow-Tex.
TFL! Tomorrow is Think Pink stamp set day.