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Niagara Inspired cards

This week's MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge is Niagara Falls - one of my favorite places! Here are the awesome inspiration pics:

I chose the first picture and went with the fun fall colors. My Mom is giving this to a friend of hers battling cancer so I put a sentiment that I knew she would love. I used MFP's Fall Apples set.

I also tried the fireworks picture too. This one is rather like a science fair experiment. I stenciled some water color on my watercolor paper and then dabbed on some distress ink. I sprayed that with goose bumps and heated it (to dry it faster). My paper started bubbling at this stage - super fun! Then I water colored the MFP Medallion stamp and stamped it on the paper. It didn't look as good as I wanted so I covered the wet paint with gold ep and heated it. Then my image started really bubbling. I then stamped a sentiment from the set. IRL this is so glittery. My Mom wanted this one too so it is on its way to one of her many friends.


  1. Nancy, these are two great cards. I love this first one and your sentiment - I would have never thought of that, but I will now, thanks. Your second card did sound like a science experiment, lots of fun. It came out so different and lovely. I'm sorry for your Mom's friend. Hope she can will this fight. It's a real tough one. Have a good day yourself. It's actually cold here right now it's only 47 degrees. This is crazy.

  2. Both cards are great, Nancy, perfect sentiment on your first card. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Both of these are wonderful. Love the distressed edges and that great background of the first one and the 2nd one just looks so cool. It's always fun to just see what you get when you do xxxx.

  4. Both cards are beautiful. I like how you did your backgrounds. I love the apple card with the distressed edges and the twine. Great job.

  5. Both of these cards are beautiful. Love the warm Fall colors and apples and your sentiment label is perfect. The gold against the blues and reds on your second card is gorgeous too.

  6. Absolutely love the first cad. excellent craftsmanship. the colors are spot on. The second card I like also. Experimenting sometimes pays off.

  7. Fabulous background on the apple card and wonderfully coloured too. Adore the burlap in the BG as well. The second reminds me of the foam and turbulence at the bottom of Niagara Falls..

  8. Two fabulous cards, I just love the apple image and wonderful vintage feel.

  9. Nancy, two lovely cards - I really like your layout and colors on the first card - awesome!

  10. Your apple card looks terrific and the sentiment is perfect! Love the results you got from the science experiment, lots of textures!


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