Friday, June 18, 2021

Popcorn ~ MCT 111th Edition Release & Blog Hop + 11th Birthday

 Hi, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 111th Edition release, sale and blog hop has begun.  We are also celebrating the 11th anniversary of My Creative Time.  Hooray!
For the blog hop, you may have arrived from Emily's blog.


Sentiment:  Smile

For this mini slimline card, I used the cute popcorn die as the focus. (There is also a tall version of this popcorn die available for the tall or longer slimline card styles.) I wanted the colors to be yellow, white and red. By die-cutting most of the layers, the card base and the envelope, everything was ready to assemble. Using extra tacky tape and foam tape, the card was layered and assembled, to finish.

 *** BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY ***
Leave your comments on each blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to the My Creative Time store. One lucky winner will be chosen and noted on the MCT blog! GOOD LUCK my friends! (Please don't forget to leave a way/email for MCT to contact you, if you were to be one of the lucky winners.) 

Here is a peek at the 111th Edition MCT release items:



*** SALE ALERT ***
DON'T FORGET our sale starts RIGHT NOW HERE! Use the code: JUNE2021 to receive a 15% discount off of your entire purchase! This sale applies to "IN-STOCK" items ONLY. This sale will end on Friday, June 25, 2021, at midnight PST.
*** FREEBIE (ended)*** This is the freebie that Emma will be giving away to the first 25 shoppers on release day. And then, the More Sentiment Strip Dies will be available to purchase in the MCT store, but not part of the release bundle.
Here is another look at today's project.


Here are my sneak peek blog projects from this release.



Also, assorted patterned paper, MFT cardstock, flat and foam double-sided tape, score tape, Ranger multi medium matte glue.

Hop along with us.
Your next stop in the hop is Ginger's blog. The entire blog hop lineup is on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting and hopping along. Happy 11th Birthday to MCT!

Gaylynn

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Mouse tag card tutorial ~ very light stamping & watercolor shades

 Today, I am sharing a tag card featuring light stamping and watercolor.  The idea was a  vintage or storybook look for this tutorial.


Sentiment:  Sending hugs.

Helpful tips:

To create this look, begin by stamping with very light waterproof ink onto the smooth side of watercolor paper.  I used a stamp positioner to repeat the stamping a few times.  Next, add light watercolor to accent the stamping.  Once dry, die-cut the stamping to fit onto the card base.  To accent, add a sentiment, cording and Nuvo drops.  Finally, assemble the card layers, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Timerland Mouse and Here's A Hug {die}. 
Also, original Misti, Zig clean color real brush in 071, 045, 028, 036; paint brush, MFT natural hybrid ink pad and stitched traditional tag STAX die-namics; cording, Nuvo crystal drops in bright gold, Altenew palette mat, Ranger plastic craft mat & multi medium matte glue; Canson watercolor paper, stamp scrubbie, gold glitter cardstock, foam double-sided tape. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn

Popcorn Box ~ Day 4 MCT 111th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 111th Edition release and 11th anniversary celebration is coming up tomorrow.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 4 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:  You're invited to a movie night.  Admit one.

***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Let's start spreading the word!

Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Popcorn Treat Box Die, Another Date Night, Label Dies; score tape, foam double-sided tape, cardstock, DCWV black & white foil paper, MFT ink.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

BBQ Masculine Card + Copic markers & ink blending tutorial

 Masculine card making is easy with Unity stamps and color.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to add color to masculine stamping for a BBQ scene.


Sentiments:
King of the grill.  Happy birthday.
Wishing you a perfect day. 

For this card, I added Copics plus distress oxide ink blending to build color.  This complements the masculine card making process.



Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for this example of masculine card making.  To begin, stamp the grill items onto cardstock using Copic friendly ink.  Next, trim or die-cut the stamped panel to fit onto the card base.  Then, add ink blending in two colors around the edges of the stamped panel.  Next, add color to the grill stamping.  I used Copic markers for this example.  Optional, add a sentiment panel.  Finally, layer it all onto the card base, to finish.

Here is another card version.



I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Barbecue King and Perfect Day Hummingbird. 
Also, Ranger distress oxide ink peeled paint & broken china & plastic craft mat; ink blending brush, My Creative Time etched edge frame dies & heart label dies; Gelly Roll pen #10, Copic markers C6, N3, R24, E13, E33, E37, E18, Y26, R27, R02, YR23, Y11, C1, BG0000, YG13, G07, 0; heat tool, foam double-sided tape, cardstock.

 Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.

Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Popping Birthday ~ Day 3 MCT 111th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 111th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 3 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:
Hope your birthday is popping!

For this fun card, I die-cut the elements onto polka dot patterned paper.  This provided a colorful and easy assembly.  For depth, I added ink blending around all of the pieces prior to layering it all onto the card front.  Finally, I added twine and a button, to finish.


***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Cute Popcorn Die, Another Date Night, Label Dies and Rectangle Frame Die Layers; flat and foam double-sided tape, cardstock, Ranger distress oxide ink in walnut stain, MFT & BasicGrey patterned paper, MFT ink; button, twine.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Gaylynn

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Date night ~ Day 2 MCT 111th Edition Sneak Peeks

 Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 111th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 2 sneak peeks.


Sentiment:
You're booked for a date night.

This is a fun date night movie themed card. It features popcorn, drink and a movie icon along with the sentiment label. I used Copic friendly ink for the stamping along with Copic markers. Also, I added a bit of distress ink masking for the background.
***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time Another Date Night and Label Dies; foam double-sided tape, cardstock, Ranger distress ink in pumice stone, Post-It tape, MFT cardstock and ink; Copic markers R27, Y21, Y11, C1, C3.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Gaylynn

Monday, June 14, 2021

Cheers ~ Day 1 Sneak Peek MCT 111th Edition

Hello, it's Gaylynn.  The My Creative Time 111th Edition release is coming up on Friday.  But for today, the team is sharing Day 1 sneak peeks.



Sentiment:
Cheers.  You are simply the best.


This card was made for celebrations like graduation, good grades, promotion, birthday and so many other occasions. I added circles in the background with one of the new big word dies along with a coordinating sentiment strip and gold dots. This is a clean and simple design.
***Sneak Peek Giveaway!***
We will be giving away the sets we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! ALL winners will be announced on Emma’s blog on Friday during the blog hop! 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 OR even Instagram! #mycreativetime! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE. Let's start spreading the word!

Here is another look.


Supplies for today's project: My Creative Time More Big Word Dies, More Sentiment Strip Dies, Big Word Sentiments, Linked Circles Die; foam double-sided tape, cardstock, Nuvo crystal drops bright gold, multi medium matte glue, MFT cardstock and ink.

See more inspiration on the My Creative Time blog.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Watercolor pencils, stamping & sketching ~ frog card tutorial

 Stamping and sketching provide fun background scene building details.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to sketch a stage scene for this adorable stamped frog.  Intense watercolor pencils were used for color.


Sentiments:
You are pretty much amazing!
Hi there.  How are you?

For this card idea, I wanted the frog to have a stage.  So, I made two similar cards by stamping and sketching the stage background scene.  The stamped frog and sentiment are showcased right in the center.




Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for card stamping and sketching.  To begin, stamp the frog onto watercolor paper using waterproof ink.  Also, stamp and trim the sentiments.  Next, sketch lightly around the frog to create curtain creases and a stage floor.  Then, using watercolor pencils, lightly sketch the pencil colors then blend them out one color at a time for watercolor.  Next, trim or die-cut the dried frog scene panel to fit onto a card front.  Finally, assemble the layers to finish.

Here is another frog card version.




I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Salutation Toad. 
Also, Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils 2400, 1740, 1530, 2100, 0400; paint brushes, heat tool, black embossing powder, Wow embossing pad, Altenew palette mat, Fiskars paper trimmer, mini Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad, A2 stitched rectangle STAX & stitched modern rectangle die-namics; foam double-sided tape, Ranger plastic craft mat & watercolor paper; cardstock.

 Entered into:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ~ Create A Scene 


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

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Christmas gift box favor wrap ~ MCT 3-D Wednesday

 Hello.  The My Creative Time design team is sharing 3-D style projects for 3-D Wednesday on our blogs.  My project today features a little favor box, all dressed for the holidays.


Sentiment:  Merry Christmas

This little gift box was made using gold shimmer paper along with cardstock for the accents.  I used MCT die-cuts to easily assemble this sweet favor wrap.  This one is in a Christmas holiday theme, but can easily be for any occasion just by changing out the papers and the sentiment.


Also, foam double-sided tape, adhesive gem, mini Misti, cardstock, twine, gold shimmer paper, Ranger archival ink and multi-medium matte glue.

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

Thank you for visiting.

Gaylynn

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Scene building tutorial ~ nature card background

 Card scene building adds interest to stamping.  Today, on the Unity blog, I am sharing a way to make an outdoor nature background with mountains for this buffalo card.  This works as a masculine card or for anyone.


Sentiment:  Have a stompin' great birthday.

This buffalo stamp is amazing and so detailed.  I gave him a background using masking and ink blending to create card scene building.


Helpful tips:

Here are helpful tips for adding card scene building to stamping.  To begin, stamp the buffalo with Copic friendly ink and also, stamp the HB2U accent tag.  Then, stamp the sentiment near the bottom of the inside liner.  Next, make an A2 card base from color cardstock then trim away about one inch from the bottom of the top fold.  Also, trim a scene panel to fit the top portion of the card base.  Then, add color to the buffalo.  Fussy cut (cut out) the buffalo.  Next, trim or die-cut cardstock slopes or mountain pieces to use as masking for the background scene.  Place a mountain shaped mask piece in the center of the scene panel and add distress ink blending to the top and the bottom of that mask piece.  Aso, mask the top and bottom of the scene to blend color for the mountain section.  Finally, assemble the card pieces and the accents onto the inside and the front of the card, to finish.

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Unity Stamp Co. Aging Graze-Fully and Sentiment Tags. 
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, Copic markers E29, E37, E44, E13, C1; original Misti, MFT extreme black hybrid ink pad and mountain die-namics (retired); flat and foam double-sided tape, Ranger plastic craft mat, distress oxide ink in broken china, walnut stain and peeled paint, archival ink in potting soil and Viridian; cardstock, cording, hole punch, purple tape.

Be sure to visit the Unity blog for the entire article and tutorial.

Also, you can find my other features at Unity's
Technique Time and
Watercolor Wednesday.

    Thank you for visiting.
   Gaylynn
         

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Stamp, stencil & glitter peonies ~ Slimline card tutorial

Today, I am sharing coordinating stamps and stenciling for this slimline birthday card.


Sentiment:  Happy birthday


Helpful tips:

For this card, I used the peonies stamps set and the coordinating stencil to stamp and color the flowers.  To begin, stamp the flowers on smooth white cardstock.  Then, add color to them by using the stencil along with ink for blending.  Also, stencil the flower in order of the layering that you want, using different colors or mediums for each layer.  Next, once colored in, fussy cut (cut out) the flower.  Then, using the pre-cut slimline layers, assemble the slimline card with embellishments, to finish.

For this card, using MFT slimline die-cut layers:
Cut the card base 8 1/2" x 7", score at 3 1/2"

Here is another look.


I made a quick video tutorial showing the process for this project.
{{Please subscribe to my video channel and like this video.  Many thanks.}}
YouTube:  Gaylynn NeatThingsBtq


 Supplies:
Also, Fiskars paper trimmer, scissors, original Misti, ink blending brushes, distress oxide ink worn lipstick, distress ink speckled egg and scattered straw, Ranger archival ink magenta hue, Gina K. Designs glitz glitter in bubblegum, spatula, MFT extreme black hybrid ink, pad, poppin' pink premium dye inkcement gray and princess pink prestige cardstock, slimline slide-in and slimline starter die-namicsflat and foam double-sided tape. 
 
Thank you for visiting. 
Gaylynn