Friday, September 1, 2017

MHKDesigns: September Challenge


Hi, friends! Happy September! I'm here to share some cards I made using the inspiration from this month's challenge at MHKDesigns! Take a peek at the inspiration...


I LOVE the autumnal feel of this photo--and that gorgeous mum! It led me to use the Mum's the Word set to create a trio of cards. All of the cards use the same layout but I did some "digital magic" to create different color schemes. Here's the set...


I used brushes in Photoshop to create a watercolor background and a faux emboss resist. I made a video on how to create this effect and shared it yesterday, but hop over to my YouTube channel if you'd like to recreate it! I started with a red tone...


Then I decided to try a more mellow magenta. I love the way the image and sentiment from the Mum's the Word set POP with these colors!


Last up was blue tones! The greens in this color scheme turned out a bit more brown, but I think that just adds to the charm of the card.


I used coordinating ribbons to finish off each card. I really adore the way this set turned out, and I hope you like them, too! Please leave me a comment below to let me know your thoughts!


Thanks for stopping by, friends! Come join in the fun on the MHKDesigns blog for your chance to win some digi goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

MHKDesigns: Digital Emboss Resist


Hi, friends! I hope your August went well! I've got another creation to share with you today that uses products from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop--and it's completely ONE LAYER! I have a video tutorial on my YouTube station on how to create this card and the digital emboss resist effect, so head over there to check that, too! Here's my completed card...


This card uses an image and sentiment from the beautiful Mum's the Word digital stamp set. I used Photoshop to create the watercolor/emboss resist feel and to layer the elements. The colors are inspired by the upcoming autumn season here in the Northern Hemisphere. :)



After printing the card, all I did was round the corners for a finishing touch. I really adore the way this turned out and hope you like it, too! I would love for you to leave me your thoughts in the comments below!


That's all I have for you today, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love to hear from you, so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to head over to the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration and join in our *NEW* challenge tomorrow for your chance at winning some digital goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!



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Friday, August 25, 2017

MHKDesigns: August 2017 Release - Sassy Sayings


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the August 2017 Release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  We have 5 fabulous  new sets to share this month and they cover MANY occasions!  I just know you will LOVE all the creations that my team and I have to share, as well!  Today's set is called...


And here is my card~

I used Photoshop to create a warm and summery background before adding an image and sentiment from the Sassy Sayings set on top in white. 



I decided to add black stitching and embellishments to match the matting. A little more POP of color was added with a few buttons. I really love this creation! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! 


And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment here on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
I'll be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica
Julie | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  We will be back tomorrow with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


MHKDesigns August 2017 Release + Suggested Papers:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

MHKDesigns: August 2017 Release: Pet Puns


Hello, friends!  Welcome to the August 2017 Release for the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  We have 5 fabulous  new sets to share this month and they cover MANY occasions!  I just know you will LOVE all the creations that my team and I have to share, as well!  Today's set is called...


And here is my card~

This fun image/sentiment pairing is from this fabulous *NEW* Pet Puns set! I printed the image out and then did some water coloring on the image. 


I added some metal embellishments and faux stitching for added shine and texture. The focal panel was matted with paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Little Stripes digital paper pack before adding it to the kraft card base. I think this turned out to be so fun! What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below! 


And now, let's talk about how to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE!  Here's what you'll need to do...
  1. Comment here on the MHKDesigns blog.
  2. Comment on each DT member's blog.
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and comment there.
I'll be choosing comments randomly from all these places after the release is over, and the authors of those comments will be our winners!  So, the best way to win is to comment every day!  We LOVE the feedback you give us! :)  Here's the list of blogs for you to visit today...

Asha | Asmah | Dawn | Judy | Jessica
Julie | Mynn | Rocky | Shawna

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!  We will be back tomorrow with another *NEW* set to share from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop!  Don't forget to get all your commenting in for your chance to WIN, and please do join our monthly challenge, as well!  Until next time, HUGS and happy stamping! :)


MHKDesigns August 2017 Release + Suggested Papers: