Quick and Easy Masculine Card feat My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness - Video Tutorial


Hello everyone! Today I am back with a quick and easy card I made for the current sketch challenge over at the My Favorite Things blog. This one was really fun to make, and I loved how smoothly it came together: I rarely have a precise idea of what my cards are going to look like when I sit at my craft table, but this time, because I was following a sketch, the whole card making process was much more structured and ordered than what I am used to! And I must admit that it made the video editing much easier! :)
For this card I decided to use one of the stamps from the My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness set. I really love this little chef: besides card making, in fact, my other passion is cooking, so I could not pass on this one - I had to have it in my stash! :)
I stamped it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I colored it in using my Spectrum Noir markers. If you want to know which markers I used, they are all listed in the video and at the end of this post. Also, because Spectrum Noir markers are not sold individually, I will also link to the specific bundle they come in - I hope this will be useful for those who are interested in these markers. :) 
After having colored my fun little chef, I cut it using the dies that coordinate with the set. I used my beloved Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer to cut my card base from some Core'dinations Smooth black cardstock. I also cut some wine red cardstock to 3 3/4" by 5", and I rounded the corners using my WeR Memory Keepers corner chomper. I have a little tip in my video on how to always get perfectly symmetrical corners using the corner chomper, for those who, like me, obsess over small details! :P 
To follow the sketch I also cut a stripe and a circle out of some white cardstock. For the circle I use one of the dies from the Tonic Studios Layering Circles set: this was actually one of the first die sets I ever purchased :) It was not very expensive and it comes with a lot of dies, so I thought it would be a good starting point :)
At this point I decided to add some heat embossed detail to my card: I stamped some of the smaller images in the set on my black card base using Versamark ink in a random patter, I coated them with my Ranger white embossing powder, and I heat set everything using my heat gun. I repeated the same steps to heat emboss the sentiment on the wine red cardstock.
At this point I could go ahead and assemble my card: I used some fun foam to adhere the front panel to my card base, so that I would compensate for some of the warping that had occurred during the heat embossing process. I used my Tonic Studios Funky Tape Runner to adhere the white strip and the circle, and some Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere my chef in place. For some finishing touches I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Simply White to the top right of my front panel, and the little salt dispenser just above my sentiment.
If I haven't bored you yet with all this blabbering :P  you can watch the whole card making process in the video below. And don't forget to let me know what you think about it!



And here is the full list of supplies I used

My Favorite Things Clear Stamp - BB Recipe for Happiness
My Favorite Things Die-Namics - BB Recipe for Happiness
Spectrum Noir markers: CG11, CG21, CG32, CG42, FS93, FS43, FS24, DR72, DR52, DR62, DR45, BGR16, BGR23 , BGR36, EB32, EB57, EB87
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Tonic Studios Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tsukineko Memento, Tuxedo Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, Clear
Crelando Heat Gun
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
Ranger Embossing Powder, White
Tonic Studios Funky Tape Runner
Core'dinations Smooth Black Cardstock, 8.5"X11" 
Generic wine red cardstock 
Color Copy 300 gsm white cardstock 
Knor Prandell Acrylic block
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper Tool
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Simply White
White fun foam

1 from Spectrum Noir 24-pack - Lights
2 from Spectrum Noir 24-pack - Darks
3 from Spectrum Noir 24-pack - Pastels
4 from Spectrum Noir 6-pack - Pale Hues
5 from Spectrum Noir 24-pack - Brights
6 from Spectrum Noir 6-pack - Essentials
7 from Spectrum Noir 6-pack - Browns

And that's it for today's post! I really hope you liked this card and enjoyed the video, and I will be back soon with another fun project! In the meantime I wish you all a great day! Ciaooo!


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3 comments:

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card thanks for sharing!!!

Laura said...

Thank you!

Kellie 0:) said...

Love your cute chef. Nice clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing