Hello, crafty friends! Today I am sharing a quick card that I made for the latest MFT Color Challenge. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done a color challenge, but I just had to do this one – these are my colors!

Supplies

MFT – City Block Background Stamp

  MFT – Adventure is Calling Stamp and Die (Retired)

MFT – Skinny Strips Die-namics

Tonic Studios – Shimmer Powder – Cherry Bomb

Tim Holtz – Watercolor Cardstock

 Ranger – Clear Embossing Powder

VersaMark Ink

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

MISTI

Making the Card

I find color challenges to be a really good way to get your crafty juices flowing. Since I use pink and green ALL of the time, it was just a matter of narrowing down my choices of what to do. I decided to play with my Nuvo Shimmer Powders and one of my favorite MFT background stamps.

I grabbed some watercolor paper, my VersaMark ink and some clear embossing powder (white also works). I stamped the City Block Background stamp and heat embossed it. While I had my supplies out, I also stamped some other background stamps. I usually do a bunch of backgrounds at once when I pull my shimmer powders out, so stay tuned for more of those backgrounds on future cards.

I typically use more than one color of shimmer powder on my backgrounds, but I’m always amazed at the color variation you can get even when you use just one color. For this card, I only used Cherry Bomb. Gorgeous, right? After sprinkling the powder onto my panel and spritzing it with water, I let it do its thing. Once it was dry, I sprayed some sealer on it (I use Krylon Kamar Varnish).

 

While my panel was airing out on the front porch, I stamped, colored and die cut my cute little girl. This Adventure Is Calling set from My Favorite Things is retired, but you can probably still find it at some online retailers. The matching die is currently still on the MFT site in the retirement sale section. I stamped the sentiment on black card stock, separating it into two sections. I cut each part using the Skinny Strips Die-namics. I glued the panel to a white A2 card base and adhered my stamped elements on top with liquid glue.

That’s it for my card today. Shimmer powders are definitely one of my all-time favorite techniques, and pairing that with my pink and green obsession was just icing on the cake.  Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite technique is! Thank you so much for joining me today.

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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