Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Exciting News!!!!

I have some very exciting news to share!!!!
I have been invited to join the design team at

Yay!!! I am so excited!!!
And...they have a fabulous store to shop from!
7 Kids College Fund Store

So please visit the store!
 I will post links at the end of my blog of any supplies that I use, that are available in the store!

Now onto my card.

I used many different techniques for this card and it was so much fun!
I started with some watercolor paper. I stamped it with a text stamp in Versamark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder, so I could do some fun resist techniques.
 I took the Old Paper Distress ink pad and tapped it directly on a stamping block. I misted the block with water and then placed it directly over the embossed paper. This gives you an awesome watercolor effect. See how it resisted the embossed text?

Next I inked & stamped the entire panel with a background splatter dotted stamp in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.. Cool, huh?
Then the prettiness starts! I applied Worn Lipstick, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap and Peeled Paint  to my craft mat. Then I misted my MFT Blooming Roses stamp with water and ran the stamp directly onto the inks on the craft mat. Again, you get this cool watercolor effect.
I stenciled the MFT Rose Builder rose on top of the stamped image.  
I made that pretty flower with my Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Garden die. Added a Tim Holtz metal flower & brad to the center of the flower. Stamped the sentiment from the Stamper's Anonymous -Simple Sayings stamp set. Attached this with some twine underneath tied in a big loopy bow. I hope you can see I adhered some torn vellum paper behind the sentiment and flower.

And this was my card!

I hope I was able to explain the techniques clearly.
 I learned about this from watching You Tube! 
 (I love You Tube!!!)

I hope you are able to join us at 7Kids College Fund Challenge blog!
I f you make an entry you might win a gift certificate to the 7Kids College Fund store!
It is always fun to go shopping! Good luck and I hope to see you there!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Paper:Tim Holtz Water Color Paper
Stamps: MPD Blooming Roses(My Favorite Things);  Simple Sayings(Stampers Anonymous); Text It(Waltzingmouse); Splattered Dotted Background stamp( I think Impression Obsession??)


Lisa Elton said...

Yippee so happy for you Mackie!! Beautiful card too, love the soft vintage look!

shirley-bee said...

Congratulations on the DT gig, Mackie! Love this card - the background is so pretty.

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Mackie! They are so, so fortunate to have you on the team!! Your card is chic and stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

Kelly said...

Gorgeous card Mackie, I love the bit of mixed media that you incorporated into it! Beautiful colors and I knew you belonged to our team!
Hugs Kelly

Maria said...

Huge congrats on your new DT assignment! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Fab techniques you used on this lovely card! Thanks for much for the tutorial!

Vickie Z said...

Congrats my friend!! Fabulous cards as always!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Whoo! Hoo! to YOU, Mackie! So well Deserved! LOVE your card! LOVE the techniques! Just Gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Congratulations Mackie! So well deserved! I love your gorgeous card! The stenciled background looks fab and I love the layered flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jana said...

beautiful card, Mackie! I really like the effect of the vellum behind the sentiment -- so pretty. Congrats on your new gig!

Karen said...

Gorgeous, Card! Love, Love the colors you chose to create you design.


Unknown said...

Wow... I love this one! So tender & romantic. :) Perfect colors and great flower embellishment.
Have an awesome day, Mackie!

Jill Norwood said...

Mackie congratulations my dear! So well deserved as shown by this GORGEOUS card! I love the techniques you used! I love watching them on YouTube too! I need to put them into practice now! :)

Shirley said...

Congrats on your DT! Not surprised after seeing this gorgeous card! Was looking for some inspiration for the stencil and WOW!! I love this. Love how you used it with a resist technique! The colors are warm and wonderful and the whole card is such a keeper! Taking the online stencil class and you have really inspired me, Mackie!!