Friday, May 17, 2019

Happy Birthday ~ MCT 91st Edition Release and Blog Hop

Hi, it's Gaylynn here.  The My Creative Time 91st Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.



Sentiment:
Best day ever!  Happy birthday.

For this card, I used distress oxide ink blending for most of the pieces.  For the sentiments, I wanted them to pop in black.  The background edges were die-cut along with most of the other elements.  This week, I decided to use a similar color combo and ink blending.

 *** 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 MAY2019 to receive a 15% discount off your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, May 24, 2019 at midnight PST.



***FREEBIE***
Starting today, Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8am PST we will be giving away this ADORABLE new "HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIE". This new die will be given to the FIRST 25 shoppers! If you are one of the 1st 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 is a closer look:



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

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

And here are all of this week's MCT projects grouped together.


Supplies: My Creative Time Cake Lollipop Holder + Add-Ons, Happy Birthday Die, Best Day Ever and Fun Stitched Edges; Archival ink in jet black, distress oxide ink in fossilized amber, vintage photo and broken china.

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 look forward to your comments. Gaylynn



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Favor Tag ~ Day 4 MCT 8th Birthday (91st Edition) Sneak Peeks

Hello again.  The MCT team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks of the 91st Edition release.



For this favor tag, I created the birthday sentiment using distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending onto a piece of cardstock.  I also splattered a little water over the piece to create a look of watercolor.  Then, onto that blended paper, I die-cut the sentiment.  I also added a little distress oxide ink onto the die-cut bag front but left the rest white.
To finish, I added tape and twine to close the wrap and then added the die-cut happy birthday sentiment.

This little bag cuts out in just one piece which folds in to create a little favor box container.  This finished bag measures approximately 2" x 2.5" x 1".  For this example, I did add box adhesive.  Score tape or extra tacky tape is recommended.  It makes quick and easy treat or gift wraps for any occasion.
***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 the MCT 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 w/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 Stitched Mini Bag Die and Happy Birthday Die; distress oxide ink in broken china and fossilized amber; makeup brushes and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Nuvo masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I share an inspirational card with a way to use masking fluid with stamping and watercolor.




Sentiment:  
The next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to include yourself.

For this card, I wanted a mixed media style, yet leaving the floral area uncolored.  Using a liquid style mask, like Nuvo masking fluid, you can easily temporarily cover the portion you want to preserve.  Adding masking fluid with watercolor and stamping using this masking technique creates a unique look for card making and paper crafts.

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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Nuvo Masking Fluid with Stamping and Watercolor
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Begin by stamping onto watercolor paper with waterproof ink.  I used the Misti stamping tool to stamp 2 or 3 times in black.
Once dry, I added a light layer of Nuvo masking fluid using an inexpensive paint brush.
(The masking fluid dries on the brush making the brush unusable after use.)  So use an old one or try a Q-Tip.
Dry completely before adding watercolor.  The masking fluid leaves an ivory color and a rubbery texture.
Once dry, add layers of watercolor around and over the stamping.  I blotted puddles for a softer look.
Allow the watercolor to move.  Then splatter additional accents.  Heat set completely before removing the mask.
Rub the masking away.  It will look similar to eraser debris, leaving the area relatively ink free.
Keep your hands are ink free.  I accidentally left marks from my fingers in the stamped area.  It works for this style, so I left them in.
Assemble and embellish to finish.


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Include Yourself In Beauty; Nuvo masking fluid, Ranger watercolor paper, multi medium matte glue and archival ink; Mini Misti, Altenew watercolor half pans, inexpensive paint brush, watercolor brush, heat tool, My Creative Time dies, Pretty Pink Posh sequins and foam tape.

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

Mini Bag ~ Day 3 MCT 91st Edition Sneak Peeks

Hello again.  The MCT team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks of the 91st Edition release.



For this mini favor bag, I used distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending.  I also splattered a little water over the pieces to create a look of watercolor.  
To finish, I added twine to close the wrap and added a thank you sentiment.

This little bag cuts out in just one piece which folds in to create a little favor box container.  This finished bag measures approximately 2" x 2.5" x 1".  For this example, I did not add box adhesive, except for the sentiment.  But if you want to adhere the sides, that works as well.  It makes quick and easy treat or gift wraps for any occasion.
***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 the MCT 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 w/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 Stitched Mini Bag Die and Best Day Ever; distress oxide ink in broken china and fossilized amber; Ranger archival ink in jet black, makeup brushes and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Cake Lollipop Holder ~ Day 2 MCT 91st Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks of the 91st Edition release.




Here is a lollipop holder favor wrap.  It is filled with die-cut cake layers.  It would be perfect for birthday or other celebration occasions like bridal shower, wedding, anniversary, congratulations, etc.  
For the background and for all of the cake die-cuts, I used distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending.  I also splattered a little water over the pieces to create a look of watercolor.  
To finish, I added tiny hole punches over the trim and then tied twine to close the wrap.
***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 the MCT 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 w/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.


Supplies: My Creative Time Cake Lollipop Holder Die + Add-Ons, distress oxide ink in broken china, fossilized amber and vintage photo; makeup brushes and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn




Monday, May 13, 2019

Cupcake Tag ~ Day 1 MCT 91st Edition Sneak Peeks

Hi.  The MCT team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks of the 91st Edition release.



  For the background and for all of the cupcake die-cuts, I used distress oxide inks along with makeup brushes for blending.  I also splattered a little water over the pieces to create a look of watercolor.  The cuts were popped up with a little bit of foam tape.

***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 the MCT 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 w/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 Cupcake Tag Dies, distress oxide ink in broken china, fossilized amber and vintage photo; makeup brushes, foam tape and twine.

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

Remember to comment all week for prize chances.
Have a great day.
Gaylynn



Friday, May 10, 2019

Sending a little sunshine tropical hibiscus card.

Here is a bright and cheerful tropical card for today.

This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. 11th birthday celebration.
To celebrate further, we have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the birthday graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  Sending a little sunshine.

For this card, I added multiples of the hibiscus flowers and tropical leaves.  I used Copic markers along with some fussy cutting.  For a 3-D look and feel, I used foam tape to prop up the florals in layers, along with the sentiment tab.  I chose layers of yellow and gold for the flowers and greens for the leaves.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Don't forget to hop along with us through 5.15.19 on the Instagram hop @neatnook and look for the post which begins with this Unity birthday graphic.


Here is another look at today's project.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Time To Hit Refresh, foam tape, Copic markers Y21, Y11, Y06, YR23, YR14, G21, YG13, G07; adhesive gems.

Happy Summer time.
Gaylynn


A Sunny Hello My Creative Time stamp kit inspiration.

Today, I am sharing a cheerful sunny themed card.  It is one that I shared in the past.  But, My Creative Time has a small amount of these kits still available.  So if you want to grab it before it is gone, do so soon.


For today's card, I used Ranger distress oxide ink pads to cover the layers.  They ink colors are fossilized amber and spiced marmalade.  Then, I added modeling paste with the included dotted stencil.  Once it all dried, I spritzed it all with water.  Everything was layered for a happy and sunny greeting card.

MCT kits used:
A Sunny Hello KIT (stamps, stencil and dies)
Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

To view the remaining special kit packs, click Limited Kits for a great deal before they are gone for good.

Here is a closer look at today's card.


Be sure to visit the My Creative Time blog for more inspiration.

Have a sunny day.
Gaylynn

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Congrats on your new home housewarming card.

Today, the My Creative Time team is sharing card projects.


Sentiment:  Congrats on your new home.

This card was made using floral stamping for the background.  The focal stamps and dies are with the new home theme.  For added color accents, I used distress oxide to blend the background edges.

Here is another look.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Happy For You and Amazing;  Ranger archival ink in cobalt and distress oxide ink in vintage photo; makeup brush, adhesive gems and Misti.

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

Have a great day.
Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Brusho watercolor emboss resist thank you card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a vibrant watercolor card background using Brusho Crystal Colors along with heat embossing.



Sentiment:  
We may not remember everything you said.  But, we will remember how special you made us feel.  Thank you.

This card was first heat embossed in black and then in white.  Watercolor was added using Brusho Crystal Colors and water.  This process provides a marbled look to the card layer which will differ with each application.  It is often vibrant.  However, it can be muted with added water and with less color powder.

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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Brusho Watercolor Emboss Resist Thank You Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Add powder to watercolor paper prior to stamping.  Stamp with VersaMark or watermark ink.
Add embossing powder and then brush stray powder away.  Heat set.  Repeat for different embossing colors.
I embossed the sentiment in black and the flowers in white.
Mist the panel with water.  Carefully shake Brusho crystal color over the water.  Mist again to move color.
I used the leaf green color bottle.  Dab away puddles and then heat set.  Assemble and embellish the card.
P.S.  Each crystal color bottle has bits of other colors in it, leaving a marbled look which will vary each time.


Here is another look:


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Remembering You Blooms; Ranger watercolor paper, Brusho Crystal Colors in leaf green, VersaMark, powder tool, mini mister.

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

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Inspirational girl and flowers watercolor card.

This is an uplifting inspirational card.  It is great for support and encouragement for any time.
This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. 11th birthday celebration.
To celebrate further, we have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the birthday graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:
You get to grow.  You get to change.  It's a really beautiful thing.

For this card, I used watercolor pencil blending for the girl and flowers.  Then, I made a die-cut frame to accent the stamping.  And, I used simple adhesive pearls for embellishment.

I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.


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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Grow & Change, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, watercolor paper, foam tape, decorative paper, My Favorite Things dies.

Have a beautiful day.
Gaylynn


Personalized birthday balloons bunny watercolor card.

Here is a sweet birthday card featuring a bunny and balloons.  It is personalized and includes a bit of watercolor.
This is part of the Unity Stamp Co. 11th birthday celebration.
To celebrate further, we have an Insta Hop over on Instagram @neatnook so go take a look and hop along with us there.  Look for the birthday graphic for the hop details.


Sentiment:  Happy Birthday.  Yay.

This card was made for a special little girl.  For watercolor, I used watercolor pencils with the stamping.  This was die-cut with frame and letter dies, to personalize.  I used patterned paper for the background.  For an added accent, I made a small sentiment flag.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.

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Here is another look.


Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Hoppy & HedgieCake Time; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, vellum and watercolor paper, foam tape, decorative paper, My Favorite Things dies.

Until next time,
Gaylynn


Friday, May 3, 2019

Graduation ~ MCT Flash Sale and Blog Hop

Hello, it's Gaylynn here. Welcome to another My Creative Time "48 Hour Flash Sale" and blog hop. This sale is for 48 hours ONLY that is going on right NOW and will end on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7am PST.
You may have arrived from Emily's blog.


I am sharing a graduation card with this new stamp and die set.
My niece is graduating. So instead of making a pop holder, I decided it would be perfect timing for a grad card. I added a bit of ink blending to the background and then added the cap and sentiment die-cuts.

We are showcasing this AMAZING new stamp and die set called “BEST DAY EVER” and “GRAD HAT LOLLIPOP HOLDER DIE” These 2 sets are 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!


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.


Supplies:  My Creative Time Best Day Ever and Grad Hat Lollipop Holder Die, glitter paper, distress oxide ink in worn lipstick, makeup brush, Simon Says Stamp ink, adhesive gems and foam tape.

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

Remember to leave comments along the way on the blog hop for prize chances.
Wishing  you a terrific day.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pink and gold color block watercolor Congrats card.

For Watercolor Wednesday, I am sharing a wedding card using pink and gold color block watercolor with foil accents.




Sentiment:  Congrats.  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

For the color block watercolor background, I used pink and gold color.  The sentiments were stamped onto vellum.  I added gold foil to the congrats panel for a bit of shine.
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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Pink and Gold Color Block Watercolor Congrats Card
By Gaylynn Martling for Unity’s Watercolor Wednesday
(See also the video tutorial for this project.)

Stamp the sentiment panels.  I stamped onto vellum, trimmed and die-cut.
Optional:  Heat emboss or foil the Congrats sentiment.
Onto watercolor paper, add watercolor in alternating strips between pink and gold.
I used watercolor by Altenew and also Gansai Tambi.
Lightly blend with water where color meets.  Heat set.  Then add small splatters over the background.
Layer the background and the sentiment layers onto the card base, to finish.




Supplies:  Unity Stamp Co. Say It Big, Altenew watercolor half pans, Gansai Tambi starry colors watercolor, Ranger watercolor paper, Therm-0-Web Deco Foil, My Creative Time dies, laminator, gold cording, watercolor brush.

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