Thursday, February 28, 2019

Floral watercolor gift card holder ~ MCT Gift Card Giving

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing gift card projects for the theme "Gift Card Giving".


Sentiment:  Hurry open me!  The suspense is killing me!

This gift card wrap was die-cut and then splattered with pink and gray watercolor.  The sentiment and the flowers were heat embossed in silver.  Watercolor was added and then the flowers were die-cut for accents.  I wanted this to have a soft feminine look to it.  It shines so much better in person.  This could be for most any occasion and can contain a gift card, small flat treat, game tickets or just a note.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Pretty Gift Card Holder Die, Amazing and Signed Sealed and Delivered; Altenew watercolor half pans, silver, VersaMark, Ranger watercolor paper; silver embossing powder, heat tool, Original Misti.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Tea love watercolor tag + embossed mini gift box.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing an embossed gift box which includes a teacup watercolor tag.


Sentiment:  Tea love.  You are tea-riffic.

For this gift project, I created a background for the die-cut gift box pieces.  I used VersaMark stamping with white embossing powder.  Then, I added watercolor to the teacup stamping and fussy cut.  Stamping can also be done on an existing solid gift bag instead.  

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Tea Love Watercolor Tag + Embossed Mini Gift Box
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping die-cut gift box pieces.  Or stamp on an existing solid gift bag.  I also heat embossed in white.
On watercolor paper, stamp and emboss the tea cup and sentiment.  I used ColorBox ink and clear embossing powder.
Heat set.  Add watercolor in teal and brown shades.  I used Altenew watercolor half pans and a water brush.
Heat set.  Fussy cut the tea cup.  Assemble the gift box to include the sentiment and the cup as the gift tag.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Tea Love; Clearsnap ColorBox brown ink, VersaMark, clear and white embossing powder, Original Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, ribbon, mint cardstock, Ranger watercolor paper, My Creative Time Chalkboard Birthday dies, wonder tape and heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Monday, February 25, 2019

Birthday Celebration Card ~ MCT Manly Monday

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing masculine projects for the theme "Manly Monday". 


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday.  Hooray, it's your day.

For this card, I used stamping along with colored pencils and heat embossing.  The background was made with repeat stamping in VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed with white embossing powder on royal blue cardstock.  I like how festive that it turned out.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Chalkboard Birthday stamp and die set and More Stitched Rectangular dies; Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, VersaMark, Ranger ink, embossing powder, heat tool, Mini Misti and twine.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Coloring book style bear birthday card.

Hi there.  Today I am sharing a sweet bear birthday card for my niece.  The inside contains the same bear image for her to color.


Sentiment:  Happy bear-thday.  I love you so bear-y much.

This one includes cute pun sentiments.  I added a touch of colored pencils and then blended softly with Gamsol fluid.
The card itself was made by attaching two pink die-cut panels to form a foldable shape card.  For the colors, I used pinks and grays with added adhesive pearls and a glitter heart.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Baby Bear Hugs, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol, blender, adhesive pearls, glitter paper, twine and Wonder tape.  

I hope  you enjoyed this little coloring book pun card.
Have a great day.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Basket stamps and dies ~ MCT 88th Edition Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, Gaylynn here.  It is the My Creative Time 88th Edition release, sale and blog hop.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  No bunny is as great as you..

This basket card was created with the newest stamps, dies and sentiments.  I love the little basket, the basket background and the coordinating elements.  The eggs were die-cut from marbled patterned paper.  I heat embossed the basket pattern in copper color, then I layered cardstock.  Most of the trimmings were distressed.  I made this for Easter, but it can be used for any occasion, just by switching out the elements and sentiments.

*** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY *** For our blog hop giveaway, Emma is giving away a $25 gift card to the "My Creative Time" store to ONE LUCKY winner! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the MORE chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you w/your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner!



*** SALE ALERT ***
ALSO, DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE. Use the code: FEB2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, March 1, 2019 at midnight PST.

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***FREEBIE***
Starting today... Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "Peeking Bunny Die". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the first 25 shoppers it will automatically be added to your package at the time of packing/shipping. Once 25 shoppers come through, this stamp set will be available for purchase! So, if it's available in the store, you are not one of the 25. No exceptions will be made. This freebie is not part of the "Bundle" and will be sold separately!


Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.
Day 1

Day 2




Here is another look at today's card.


Supplies: My Creative Time Basket Tag Sentiments, Basket Tag Die and More Stitched Rectangular Dies; distress ink, archival ink, VersaMark, opaque ink, Pink Paislee patterned paper, adhesive gems, copper embossing powder.

Hop along with us.

Your next stop in the hop is Jessica's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on Emma's My Creative Time blog. Thanks for visiting. I always look forward to hearing from you. Gaylynn



Thursday, February 21, 2019

Peeking Bunny ~ Day 3 MCT 88th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 88th Edition release.


For this little peeking bunny, I decided to make a gift tag with it.  I layered tags and added the bunny and sentiment to coordinate.   I used kraft and white colors for the cardstock and the ink.  This is ready for an Easter goodie bag or gift.


***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Supplies: My Creative Time Peeking Bunny Die, Basket Tag Sentiments and Celebration Tags; MFT kraft ink pad, twine and Sizzix big shot.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Spring birdies card + Inktense watercolor pencils.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a little watercolor pencil color featuring the cutest little birdies.


Sentiment:  We are cheering you on.

For this card, I created a background by adding color and water from the watercolor pencil tips and then lightly blending in three colors.  I did the same for the birds and then fussy cut them out to make a little scene over the background.  As an added accent, I made a sentiment flag.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Spring Birdies Good Luck Card + Watercolor Pencils
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping onto watercolor paper.  I used Ranger archival ink in jet black.  Heat set.
Trim or punch a sentiment panel.  Add color by sketching one color at a time.
 With a damp brush, gently blend out the color sketches.  Dry.  Add darker sketches then blend again.
Smooth out the colors where they meet.  Add accent colors.  Heat set then fussy cut the birds.
Trim a watercolor paper panel.  Pick up color from the pencil tip using a wet brush, one color at a time.
Add a layer of water to the panel.  Using the background color palette, add dabs of color to the panel.
Heat set and then assemble the card.
Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Birdie Conversation; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, watercolor brushes, circle punches, Ranger watercolor paper and jet black archival ink; My Favorite Things Blueprints 23 dies, foam tape, adhesive gems, heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Easter Basket Peep ~ Day 2 MCT 88th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 88th Edition release.


Sentiment:  Happy Easter to my favorite peep!

Here is a sweet Easter card featuring a new basket with coordinating stamps, dies and sentiments.   I like that it has a basket stamp background, which I heat embossed.  This basket was accented with opaque white ink to give it a distressed look.  The peep, eggs and accents were also distressed a little.  The eggs were die-cut from patterned paper.  It is all so versatile.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Supplies: My Creative Time basket tag die, basket tag sentiments and more stitched rectangular dies; distress ink, opaque white ink, adhesive gems, patterned paper, VersaMark, embossing powder.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Bunny Lollipop Holder ~ Day 1 MCT 88th Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 88th Edition release.


This little bunny was made with the upcoming Bunny Lollipop Holder Die.    Isn't it the cutest little thing?  I decided to make this one for my niece.  But it works perfectly for a boy or a girl just by changing up the shading colors or by using solid cardstock only.  For this favor pop wrap, I shaded the edges with a distress ink pad.  I also added touches of Copic markers for the ears, bangs and whiskers.  I just want to pinch those cheeks.

***Sneak Peek giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Wednesday, Emma will announce the winner of that on Thursday and the sets we are showcasing on Thursday, Emma will announce that winner on Friday on my blog! ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the more chances you have for winning! VERY IMPORTANT, PLEASE leave a way for us to contact you with your comment just in case "YOU" are the lucky winner! For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even Instagram it! #mycreativetime GOOD LUCK EVERYONE and let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


And here is a peek into the process.


Supplies: My Creative Time Bunny Lollipop Holder Die, spun sugar distress ink pad, Copic markers V0000 and V01, twine and Sizzix big shot.

Please be sure to visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more sneak peeks, all week long.

Thanks for visiting.  Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Gaylynn




Friday, February 15, 2019

Separating card sentiments, paper edges & Copics.

Here is an uplifting floral card for thank you, encouragement or just because.


Sentiment:  You deserve all that's good in this world.

This is a quick and easy card with simple card borders along with colorful florals and hand cut sentiments.   I used Copics for the hanging florals, patterned paper for the trim and then decided to cut the sentiment to add dimension.  This was fun to do and turned out looking cheerful and ready for Spring.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hanging Botanicals; Copic markers G99, YG13, YR04, YR23, Y13, YR24, E33, E13; My Creative Time dies, Jen Hadfield patterned paper; gold glitter cardstock.

Enjoy your day.

Rainbow color stamping and foiling ~ paint brush card.

Here is a fun and colorful card for any celebration occasion or just because.


Sentiment:  Wishing you a colorful day.

For this card, I used a sheet of rainbow colored foil along with a laminator to pre-foil the swash and the sentiment.  To add even more color, I stamped feathers in different colors to border the top of the card.  Copics were used for the paint brush.  This was fun to do and a great card to have on hand for celebrations.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Colorful Day and Feather Flight; Copic markers E13, C3, C5, BG15, YR23, RV11; Prima foil; ink pads by My Favorite Things and Gina K. Designs; My Creative Time dies; Mini Misti.

Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Poppy flowers watercolor card with distress markers.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I have poppy flowers with distress marker watercolor.


Sentiment:  You're a whole lot of lovely.  Yes, you.

For this card, I created a background by heat embossing the flowers in white.  Then, I made another panel for the flowers with distress marker watercolor.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Poppy Flowers Watercolor Card with Distress Markers
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by stamping a background with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossing the flower stamping.
Then on watercolor paper, stamp the flowers again using waterproof ink like Ranger Archival ink.
For watercolor, I used distress markers for outlines.  Then I used a water brush to blend out the color on the flowers.
I prefer to pick up drops of water for the water brush rather than squeeze the tube.  It gives me more control.
Repeat the outlines and blending for each petal and flower.  Heat set.
Assemble the card layers and add embellishments to finish.
Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Border of Poppies and Whole Lot Of Lovely; Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink and distress markers; water brush, gray and white cardstock, My Favorite Things Blueprints 23 dies, MSC white embossing powder, VersaMark watermark ink, foam tape, adhesive gems, heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Celebration flower buds card.

Today, I get to share a card with little flower buds, perfect for any celebration occasion.  It is always nice to experiment with color combinations, just for fun.


Sentiment:  Today's a day to celebrate.

This is a beautiful floral stamp and die set by Altenew.  I have been experimenting with various ink colors and settled with this muted flower color against the bold leaves.  The background was made from a stencil along with heat embossing.  I tore the vellum edge for added texture.

Here is another look.


I am including this in a couple of challenges, just for the fun of it.


February 2019 Altenew Inspiration Challenge

The Daily Marker 30 Day ~ #thedailymarker30day on Instagram

Supplies:  Altenew Blissful Bud and Sketched Lines stencil; ink by MFT, Gina K. Designs and Ranger; vellum, embossing powder, VersaMark, adhesive gems and foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the inspiration.
For more of my creations, follow my Instagram @neatnook
and subscribe to my YouTube creative video channel Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Distress ink watercolor + glitter flower card.

For today's Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a glitter flower card using distress ink watercolor.


Sentiment:  Holding you in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.

For this card, I made a color palette from distress ink.  I used one reinker and four distress ink pads for distress ink watercolor.  I love how it turned out.  With the addition of the glitter, this card sparkles beautifully.

The full article and tutorial are up on the Unity blog.
I also made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq



Distress Ink Watercolor + Glitter Flower Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)
Begin by pre-stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.
Mist water onto a craft mat if you are mixing from reinker drops.
If using distress ink pads, add ink directly to a dry craft mat.  Then mix with water and a brush, one color at a time.
Pick up color by mixing a wet brush with ink to desired hue.  Apply color from light to dark.
Heat set between colors and layers.
I added two shades of each color for the flower and for the leaves.
For the darker layer, carefully apply color to the flower and the leaf creases, one color at a time.
Repeat the process for the leaves, drying between each color and layer.  Add a background color layer.
Dab tiny dots of glue for glitter.  Pour glitter over the glue areas and then tap away excess.  Dry and then assemble the card.
 



Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. My Sympathies; Ranger watercolor paper, archival ink, distress reinker in abandoned coral, distress ink pads in forest moss, bundled sage, spun sugar and tumbled glass; My Creative Time rectangular dies, MSC gold glitter, glue, heat tool.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.
Also, you can find my other watercolor features at Unity's Watercolor Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting.
Gaylynn

Dearest Valentine Treat Favor Bag ~ My Creative Time

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing projects for the theme "I need a favor".  With Valentine's Day coming up, I created a little favor bag with Hershey's kisses chocolates.


Sentiment: To my dearest Valentine.

The sentiment can easily be changed up for any occasion.  I included a heart along with red accent colors against mint and navy blue.

Supplies:  My Creative Time Pretty Treat Topper, Heart Doily Dies and Pretty Heart Roses; patterned paper, Ranger archival ink, Sizzix Big Shot, Mini Misti and Pop Dots.

Please visit Miss Emma's My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Sunday, February 3, 2019

A floral tag card for all occasions in teal and gray.

Today, I am sharing a clean and simple floral all occasion card.


Sentiment:  Just because I'm thinking of you.

For this card, I used layers of Copic markers for a monochromatic look to the flowers.  I decided to make a tag card to frame the pretty florals.  I used shades of teal and gray.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Just Because, Copic markers BG18, BG49, BG15, BG32, G0000, C3, C5; Simon Says Stamp intense black ink for alcohol markers, sequins, foam tape, ribbon, My Creative Time tag dies and Tag Die Layers; glitter paper.

Have a great day.

Just a little note birdies card with colored pencils.

Hi there.  I am sharing a a super cute and fun all occasion card featuring the cutest birds.  I decided to give this card lots of layers and extra music notes in the background.


Sentiment:  Just a little note for you.

For these little birds, all in a row, I gave them soft coloring using Prismacolor colored pencils along with Gamsol fluid for blending.  I used two colors for each bird.  These pencils are new to me but with a little practice, I think they are going to be something I use often.  The process of adding the Gamsol really does blend out the pencil marking quite nicely.

For the background, I stamping and then heat embossed music notes to go along with the theme.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Worn Music and Note This Birdie, foam tape, ribbon, My Creative Time Fun Stitched Edges, Prismacolor colored pencils, Gamsol fluid, embossing powder, VersaMark, Cricut, glitter paper.

Have a great day.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Celebration Card ~ MCT Flash Friday Sale and Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another "48 Hour Flash Sale!" This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, February 3, 2019 @ 7am PST.

We are showcasing an AMAZING new stamp and die set. It is called CELEBRATION TAGS This set is available now for purchase here: https://shop.my-creative-time.com/FLASH-FRIDAY-SPECIAL_c54.htm Don't forget to use the code FLASH at checkout to get 20% off of your entire "in-stock" only purchase! Sale applies to in-stock items only! You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment: Let's celebrate you.

For this card, I used the fun celebration tags stamps and dies in this flash sale kit.  I love it all, especially since birthday and celebration themes are the cards that I give out the most.
I began by heat embossing the tiny sprinkles and then adding color by blending distress ink over the sprinkles.  I did this for the background and for the cupcake icing.
I decided to layer the tag panel and use it as the card focus instead of as a gift tag alone.  The tag panel could easily be duplicated for use as a matching gift tag.

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GIVEAWAY!
Leave your comments for a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Card to the "My Creative Time" store! Don't forget to leave a way for us to contact you "just in case" YOU are the LUCKY winner! Good Luck!


Here is another look at today's card.


Link Ups:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

The Daily Marker 30 Day  Day 1 #thedailymarker30day on Instagram

Supplies:  My Creative Time Celebration Tags stamps and dies, More Stitched Rectangular Dies;  Ranger distress ink pad in tumbled glass and white embossing powder; VersaMark, adhesive gems, foam tape and cardstock.

Your next stop in the blog hop is Jessica's blog.
The entire hop lineup is on the My Creative Time blog.

I look forward to your comments.  Have a wonderful day.

Gaylynn