Sunday, October 4, 2015

MFT October Release Countdown Day 2

It's just two more days till My Favorite Things October Release!
Today I'm sharing some fun products from Laina Lamb--Stay Cool and
a Die-namics Cool Cup so you can create tons of cool beverage cards!

And because this is such a fun set, I made two cards to share with you.
First up is a melon bubble tea drink--my favorite!

The cup was die cut from watercolor card stock and colored with a Zig marker
and some water. The "bubbles"--tapioca pearls--were made with the dot stamp
from Snowflake Flurry which happens to be the perfect size.

I freehand cut a thicker straw and stamped the sentiment choices on
the side of the cup. Both cards have backgrounds created with the
new Stencil Crosshatch, stenciled with kraft ink.

The second card happens to be a regular iced coffee with a touch
of whipped cream--yum! The cup was die cut from watercolor card stock
and colored with a brown Zig marker and water.

The whipped cream and straw were cut from white card stock and
I colored the straw with a green Copic marker. Can you see the domed lid?
I die cut it from acetate, and assembled everything on the card base.
The sentiment was white embossed and adhered to the cup.

My big adhesive secret for gluing acetate? This. Tombow Mono Aqua.
It's a clear glue so it makes sense using it on clear acetate, right?
It's quite awesome.

Visit the MFT blog for more inspiration from the designers participating in today's
countdown release, and don't forget to leave a comment there to win prizes!
Hope to see you tomorrow, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

MFT October Release Countdown Day 3


It's a day of THREES today. It happens to be October 3rd, it's the third day of 
My Favorite Things October Release Countdown, and I have THREE cards to share!

The first and second feature Winter Wonderland--a homespun set for you to
create your own village or winterscape, with buildings, trees, and deer.

On my first card, I white embossed the images on kraft card stock for a
"gingerbread" look. The new Die-namics Snow Drifts Cover Up provides
the perfect hillside terrain. Houses and deer were popped up over the hills.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of red card stock and
trimmed to a banner shape. Using a mini stapler, I stapled the straight edge
of the banner, then popped it up on the edge of the cover plate--faux stapling!

I can't stop playing with that little house! On my second card, I white embossed
the house image on white card stock and ink distressed with several colors of
dye ink. The trees and deer were also white embossed and ink distressed.

Grout Gray card stock (my absolute favorite neutral color!) was stamped
with the Pinstripe Background in the same ink color, and the panel was cut
with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24.

After adhering the panel to the card base, all the pieces were added
with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was white embossed on 
black card stock, trimmed into a banner, and adhered to the panel.
Two very different looks from the same stamp set!

Pure Innocence fans will love Dashing By--a little cutie on her sled.
For the card base, I white embossed the Snowfall Background on Smooth White
card stock. It's hard to see by the photo, but in real life, it's snowy cool!

In my very first time using embossing paste, I used the new Snowfall Stencil
and clear embossing paste on white card stock. After it was dry, I ink distressed
with some dye ink, and trimmed it out with the Stitched Rectangle STAX.

The little sled girl was colored with Copics and die cut with the
matching Die-namics. I used the stitched edge of the STAX die to cut 
her snowy slope and mounted everything to the card base.
The sentiment is from Santa's Elves.

If you're still here, thanks for sticking through till the end of a super long post!
And be sure to visit the MFT blog for links to the designers participating
in today's countdown release and leave a comment there for a chance
to win a $75 gift prize! 

First card:

Second card:

Third card: