Saturday, July 4, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 3



Today is Day 3 of MFT's July Release Countdown and it's all about Pure Innocence.
This month there are two new images that have matching dies--gotta love that!

My first card uses Clowning Around--a cute little clown that was colored with Copics
and cut with the matching die. The background is the new Split Diagonal Background
that was inked with Orange Fizz dye ink and spritzed with water before stamping
on watercolor paper.


The piece was cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX and adhered to a smaller
4 Bar sized card base. The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Orange Fizz
card stock and both the clown and sentiment were adhered to the card.


The second card uses Be Mime--a cute little mime that was also colored with Copics
and die cut with its matching die. The background also uses the Split Diagonal Background
and I used the same technique to ink it up.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Cherry Crisp card stock
and the banner was simply stapled to the card.


Allow me to tell you a funny story on how I colored the mime's face. After I Googled
"mime" I was wondering how do I whiten her face? Do I use a white pigment pen?
White paint pen? I tried both with disastrous results.

Then the ol' light bulb went off. Don't color her face. Use the white card stock
as the base and just color in her ears and neck. Duhhhh!
You may laugh now.....

Please visit My Favorite Things to see the designers participating in
today's countdown and don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a  
$75 gift voucher to the MFT Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!




17 comments:

  1. Oh my, you really make these images come to life...love the colors! AWESOME work, Donna!

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  2. I love your cards. They are adorable. I wasn't sure I liked the new background stamp, but now that I see how much dimension you can create with it, it is on my wish list. Thanks!!

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  3. so cute on both cards, I love the background.

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  4. two cute cards....that mime is fantastic
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. Really cute cards, Donna! I love how you colored the images! I would have tried everything you did for the Mime's face too, so I will not laugh at you...I'll just smile and thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and tips with us :)

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  6. Fantastic and beautiful cards, both are amazing!

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  7. Love your cards--your story was funny !! That diagonal background is awesome -looks so dimensional.

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  8. Adorable! Who wouldn't love to get either card! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Both of your cards are just adorable Donna!! That is so funny about trying to figure out how to color her face!!

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  10. These images are just too darn cute! Love your cards.

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  11. Love these little images. Your colors are wonderful on both cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. OK...laughing now - cute cards!

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  13. Fun pure,you´re cards are great and beautiful made,yeah!

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  14. Makes me feel like bozo is coming to life.. Lol..
    very cool love what you did

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