Hello and welcome. I'm excited to share these three new cards that I have entered in My Favorite Things 2017 Card Design Superstar contest. What a fun and awesome challenge it is too!
There are three categories: Clean and Simple, Coloring Virtuoso and Innovation Master. I have entered one for each.
I couldn't wait to play with these new and fun sets that I recently purchased from My Favorite Things, featuring the cute critters and a wonderful Kind Words sentiments set. I have a special closeness for these sets and imagery, as I wanted to make a card to send a message of love and compassion that all animals should be treated equally and be completely free. The same love should be shown for all animals - if you truly love animals, then take them off your plate. Why love one and not the other? We can live and thrive on a plant based diet without any animals products at all, which in turn helping us, the environment and most of all the animals. Going Vegan is the best thing you can do, it's a compassionate way to live and no animal had to suffer and die senselessly. Take pity and show compassion for the innocents, we're in the 21st century and no need to live in the dark ages. The sentiment in these cards "Kindness - It starts with us all", is in the hope that people will change for the greater good and stand up for love.
1. Clean and Simple category.
"Kindness - I see Kindness in you". Clean and simple layout with raised and in laid die cut sentiment over the image to give a seamless design.
Masking of the cute piggies and hill to create the one layered scene using ink blending with Ranger distress inks. Prismacolor pencils with gamsol to help blend out the colors smoothly.
Sow Much Cuteness stamp and dies, Kind Words stamps and die, large and mini clouds stencil and Rolling Hills die.
2. Coloring Virtuoso catergory.
White heat embossed sentiment with embossed resist ink blending for a bold and fun design.
Cute piggies coloured in Copics die cut and mounted with foam adhesive to give them a raise.
White heat embossed Sentiment on vellum and wrapped around card panel to tuck in flaps and conceal the adhesive. Such a beautiful quote and sentiment. :)
3. Innovation Master category.
Card in a box pop up is my specialty card fold and the cute farm animals from 'The Whole Herd' was perfect to have them on display and fits so well. The Rolling Hills and Grassy fields dies help to create the scene as well as the flowers from So Much Cuteness. I have also used the Mesh background stamp for the background that has been stamped in SU Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock.
This card was lots of fun to create and have used Prismacolor pencils with gamsol blending. The grass/fields have been ink blended with Ranger distress inks, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn.
Kindness sentiment has been die cut and mounted onto black fun foam to give an even raise and truly pops! The great thing with the card in a box is it folds flat for easy mailing and a great surprise inside for the recipient. Love this sentiment and hope the message will be heard and embraced.
Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed and have been inspired. These sets are so much fun to play with and the creativity is endless. I also hope that you'll take the message to change to a Vegan diet if you haven't already to help save the animals and our planet as well as yourself for a truly compassionate and cruelty free living. 'Til next time Happy Crafting! :)