Thursday, February 28, 2019

Twelve Kits of Occasions - February

Nancy Penir is our host this month over at the 12 Kits of Occasions.  She gave us everything we needed to have a party in the park including balloons, pinatas, carousels, and flowers!
I made eight cards for this party:

As you can see, there is such a variety of styles in my cards, as Nancy provided such a rich array of elements.  I had so much fun with this kit, Nancy!  Please head on over to the Twelve Kits of Occasions blog to see how creatively the team used this wonderful kit.

All of the supplies from the kit are listed on the 12 Kits blog.
Here's a list of items I used from my own craft room:
Stamps:  "Have a" from LF Toadally Awesome, Inkadinkado Happy Birthday (on swan card)
Dies:  N&T Box, ME Stitched Hill Borders (otter water), LF Tag You're It, MFT Single Stitched Line Rectangle Frame, Small Scallop Rectangle Frame, Fringed Scallop Border,"love" and "d" from "friend", PTI Scene it Basic Backer, Scene It Doily Tag Base, Paper Clippings Thank You, Sizzix circle and scalloped circles
Other:  Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Ranger Princess Gold embossing powder, Copic Markers

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

No Line Coloring a Rainbow Unicorn with a Video

I put together a bit of sparkle today and a video showing a no-line coloring technique to create a rainbow mane and tail blending red, yellow, and blue.

Here's the video of how I colored him:
I didn't have a plan for this little guy before I colored him, but afterward I remembered the Lawnfawnatics What's the Weather challenge and the sketch and photo over at the Fusion Card Challenge and decided to just cut him out, add some Wink of Stella to his hair, and set him in the air with some sparkly clouds in the sky.  This is one magical unicorn as he's flying and he doesn't even need wings!  The inside sentiment says, "Hope your day sparkles!"
This card is going over to play in the following challenges:
Fusion Card Challenge: Rainbow Cupcake
Lawnfawnatics:  What's the Weather
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn A Little Sparkle
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle from Scallop Pop-Up Box, Clouds from Pivot Pop-Up
Paper:  Georgia Pacific 110#, Recollections Glitter Paper Pad
Copics:  0, C00,0,1,2, Y13,15,17, B00,12,14, R22,35
Ink:  Memento Summer Sky, VersaMark
Other: Ranger Holographic embossing Powder (on the clouds)

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Rainbow Pivot Pop-Up Card

I'm popping in today with a pivot pop-up!   As with many of you in the northern part of the Northern Hemisphere, I am ready for spring!  Since that is still a long way off (we're talking May here), I  needed to create a little spring weather of my own:

Besides Lawn Fawn's Pivot Pop-up die, this card features Lawn Fawn's Really Rainbow 6x6 petite paper pack.  The rainbow on the front of the card is cut out of one of the patterned papers.  Those trees on the inside remind me of Fruit Stripe gum from the 70s 😜  The sentiment is from Dad+Me "Have a beary amazing day".  I just cut out the "beary" and drew in an "n" with a Copic multi-liner .3

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:

Lawnfawnatics #47 What's the Weather?

Fusion - Rainbow Cupcake Isn't that the coolest cupcake?!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  No Stamps Allowed (no stamps on the front of this card).


Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Dad+Me (inside sentiment)
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop-up, Scalloped Treat Box Spring House Add-on (flowers)
Paper:  Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 petite paper pack
Other:  Signo white gel pen, Copic multi-liner .3, Copic N2, BV00 (shading on mts. and tree trunks)

Thank you so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you have an amazing "rainbow-sort-of" day!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cocoa Slider Card and a Video

Lawn Fawn has a unique pull tab add-on die designed for their Let's Toast stamp and die set.  It's such a great design, and is versatile enough to use with many images.  I decided to use it to pour a cup of hot cocoa.
 Full Cup:
 Empty Cup:

I made a video to show you how I assembled this card:

Stamps:  LF Thanks A Latte
Dies:  LF Let's Toast Pull Tab Add-On, LF stitched rectangle from Scalloped Box Card Pop-up, SSS Stitched Rectangle
Paper:  LF Knit Picky 6x6 patterned paper, Georgia Pacific 100# white cardstock, PTI white cardstock for card base
Ink:  VersaMark
Copics:  E23,25,27, W0,1, BG10,11,13,15
Other:  SSS fine detail white embossing powder

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Bubbles, Bunnies and a Video

When I saw the MFT sketch challenge this week, the design reminded me of bubbles, which got me thinking about MFT's Bubble Over with Joy, which led to this card:
Typically, I would color bubbles using the no-line technique, but I was curious to see if I could keep the solid black lines, and still make them look enough like bubbles.  It is pretty much the same coloring process, but I made sure the colors were bright enough to stand up to the black outlines.

I made a VIDEO of the process, if you're interested in seeing how it was made.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel:

This card is going to play over at the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #424

Stamps:  MFT Bubble Over with Joy, Ewe Are the Best, Happy Hippos
Dies:  MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Paper:  MFT Pure Plum
Copics:  B0000,000,60, BG10,13, V01,05, R000,00, RV000,02,10, E40,41,42,43,49, W00,0,1,3
Other: Signo white gel pen, Prismacolor black brush tip marker, SSS white fine detail EP, Copic Multiliner 0.3

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Tag, You're It! #81: Pantone 2019

It's great to have the Tag, You're It! challenge back up and running!  The challenge theme will vary, and this time we have a color challenge to use the 2019 Pantone color of the year:  Living Coral.

I had a bit of a Pantone predicament, a coral conundrum, if you will.  I pulled out every coral coloring medium, ink, embellishment, and paper I could find, and quickly became overwhelmed.  I didn't realize I had so much coral in my midst.  I dibbled and dabbled with every bit of it, to the point where one would think I was decorating a room rather than making a tiny tag.  Slowly, I eliminated element by element and this little shaker tag came together.

Dies:  MFT Tag Builder Blueprint #4, PTI Wet Paint Cuts, LF Quilted Backdrop
Stamps: HA Dot Moire, HA Damask Background (background tag)
Ink: Lindy's Magicals Cosmopolitan Pink, Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral, Catherine Pooler Coral Cabana
Other:  Glossy Accents, Crayola coral/gold glitter glue, large flower sequins - brand unknown, Making Memories Funky Fibers
Are you up for the Pantone challenge?  Click on over to the Tag, You're It! challenge blog for all the details, check out the design team's tags, and come play along!

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Twofer Card Challenge #13: Stars

Oh my stars!  Look what the latest Twofer Card Challenge is all about - STARS, of course!  My star of choice comes from the MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes die set.
I showed this twofer to my family, and they couldn't see the connection.  I think they were looking for how I hid that big star from my patriotic card on the baby card.  I had to point to the little stars on the top that are also on the little overalls.
I was excited to use up scraps to make these darling clothes, but it really didn't use up very much.
This card I'll keep on hand for an occasion of someone joining the service.


I hope you will join us on this stellar journey!  There are so many ways to use stars on our cards.  Over at the Twofer Challenge blog, The Twofer design team and our guests, Barb Ghig and Cat Craig have some fantastic inspiration to get you started.

Stamps:  SSS Tilted Banner Sayings, MFT Welcome, Baby
Dies:  MFT Bundle of Baby Clothes, SSS Tilted Banners, Altenew 3D star die, LF Scalloped Treat Box Spring Add-on (little flowers)
Paper:  MME My Girl, MFT Dots and Stripes Confection, silver mirror cardstock and other cs scraps
Other:  VersaMark, SSS Fine Detail Silver EP, Ranger Princess Gold EP, Wink of Stella - clear, silver thread - Hobby Lobby

Thanks for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, February 8, 2019

My First YouTube Video!

I finally took the plunge and Bright Hope Creations is now on YouTube!  I hope you will visit me there.  My first video is a card similar to my last post here on the blog.  If you like it, please hit the like button and subscribe.  I'd love to hear what you think of the video, and if there is anything you would like see in future videos.

Thank you so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Anniversary Ice Cream

Nothing says Happy Anniversary like an ice cream cone, right?  Okay, no, but put two cones together and they make the shape of a heart - aww...
I rummaged through my box of snippets and found that I had two red and one pink Dazzle die cuts that just happened to go together perfectly for the background.
I finished off the inside of the card to tie in the ice cream theme a little more.

Stamps:  Lawn Fawn Sweetest Flavor, Happy Happy Happy, Bannertastic
Dies:  Lawn Fawn Cole's ABCs, Speech Bubbles (for the tiny "A"), You're Sweet Line Border, Birch Press Design Dazzle A, B, and C, SSS Stacking Hearts
Copics:  RV00,02,04, R81,83,85, E11,13,15,17,19
Other: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Paper Studio cardbase and kraft cs.

This card is going over to play in the following challenges:
TIME OUT Challenge #128, Just Us Girls #473 "LOVE"  Thank You, Di bloghop (because any friend of Darnell's is a friend of mine, and thanks for reminding me to use snippets!)

Thanks so much for coming over to visit!  I hope you are having a wonderful day!