Hello and welcome! Hope your Saturday is off to a great start! I had a little time to play in the cave today with some goodies I got as gifts! It's always fun to get new product and then figure out what you want to make with it. I really need birthday cards for my stash, so that was my goal today.
This set I received as a gift is MFT's Beast Friends, one that has been on my wish list for a while now! So I decided to use it but combine it with a birthday sentiment from another MFT set.
I discovered a real time saving tip today with my Scan n Cut. Don't know why I never thought of this before. I stamped the images and cut them with my Scan n Cut at .4 edge and then cut a 2nd piece of blank white card stock so I would have some blank die cuts that I could stamp later. But here's what I decided to do today. I knew I wanted to mask off the images for my cards but I really hate fussy cutting the masks.....so I put masking paper through my scan and cut and I put the cutting edge right back to 0 and it cut beautifully. Now I have a mask for each of the images I had first stamped, without all the work fussy cutting them. I don't know why I've never done that before - that was the whole purpose of getting a Scan n Cut so I didn't have to fussy cut!
I stamped the beast right on the card front, then masked him and added trees and a gift. I masked all the images and then inked the background with Distress Inks lightly in cool blue colors. I used my Clarity Stencil Brushes to get it nice and light. While the masks were still on, I splattered Distress Ink on the background with a paint brush. Then I removed the masks and colored the images with Prismacolor pencils. Lastly I added a striped piece of paper from Papertrey Ink and a little shimmer on the trees (that you can't really see!) I made two of these cards, they didn't come out exactly the same but pretty close. Here's closer view of the 2nd card.
Here's both of them. I noticed I forgot to give rosy cheeks to one of them...oops!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!