Thursday, September 1, 2016

MFT September Release Countdown Day 5



Welcome to My Favorite Things September Release Countdown!
This month, there's something for everyone, from cute to trendy and
everything in between. Let's get started with the countdown!

 Day 5 starts off with Geometric Greenery, a trendy set of leaves by
Lisa Johnson Designs, with matching dies sold separately.


I started off by stamping Etched Tribal Background with white pigment ink
on Biscotti card stock. I chose one leaf and white embossed it several times
on watercolor card stock, then used ink daubers to add color to them with
Distress inks.


They were die cut with the matching dies and adhered to the card base,
popping up the center leaf for a bit of interest. The sentiment was white
embossed on a strip of brown card stock and popped up beneath the leaves.
I finished off with "faux enamel dots" courtesy of Nuvo Crystal Drops.


My Favorite Things now carries Nuvo Crystal Drops in the MFT store
and I love that I can make my own enamel dots in assorted colors and
sizes. I still haven't found the perfect storage system for them yet,
because they tend to stick together once they're dried.
 
Be sure to visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for
more inspiration from the design team, and leave a comment there
for a chance to win a prize!


30 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card. Love the colors. Why don't you make the enamel dots on small pieces of plastic sheet and then store them in parchment paper envelopes? I use this trick to store quilled flowers and it works very well.

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    1. Thank you, Nandini, I'll give that a try! :)

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  2. Love this card, and the colors are so pretty on the kraft card base. I just bought some nuvo in white and black have not been able to use them yet but yours look awesome

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  3. Such a beautiful card Donna! I'll be curious to find out if the parchment paper envelopes work for you! Such pretty enamel dots.

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    1. Thanks so much, Amy! I'm going to try that soon, and see if parchment envelopes work.

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  4. Pretty card! I love Autumn! The Earthy background and the colored leaves really makes it Vibrant!

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  5. Pretty card! I love Autumn! The Earthy background and the colored leaves really makes it Vibrant!

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  6. Love this, the background, the colors and that it is CAS.

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  7. OH my gosh I love leaves ... these might just have to jump into the pile I have =] LOve your 'pills!' Still haven't found the time to try - but watch out, they're coming!!! xoxo
    =]

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  8. The background stamp is a great choice to go with the leaves.

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  9. Wonderful card Donna! Such pretty colors and love your choice for the background too!

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  10. Wonderful card Donna! Such pretty colors and love your choice for the background too!

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  11. whee...enamel dots. i love the simplicity of your card and the duo pattern that looks great and i would be skeptical to try. thank you.

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  12. Such a lovely design, and so 'You', Donna! Love how you inked the leaves, and your enamel dots are fabulous!
    I was thinking of storing mine flat in a box with waxed paper in between. If that doesn't work, I'll just make them for each card as I go along..it is quite a dilemma for us enamel dot fans :)

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  13. Very pretty! Love the colorful enamel dots you can make with the drops.

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  14. Very pretty! Love the colorful enamel dots you can make with the drops.

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  15. I like the simplicity of this card. The dots are very cool.

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  16. Donna, this is such a fab card! The background sets off the geometric leaves perfectly and the whole effect is so striking. Great inspiration, thank you! Esther

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  17. Your card is simple and beautiful. I am so drawn to clean and simple cards. I think I will start collecting those Nuvo drops, and if I were making them, I would use acetate strips and store them on the strips that way. I just love enamel dots, they add so much to a card.

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  18. Your card is simple and beautiful. I am so drawn to clean and simple cards. I think I will start collecting those Nuvo drops, and if I were making them, I would use acetate strips and store them on the strips that way. I just love enamel dots, they add so much to a card.

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  19. Ahhhh, Donna- stunning card - LOVE every detail :-) Good luck with the suggested storage system for your "dots" :-)

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  20. Oh I LOVE how you paired that background with those leaves!! It looks amazing!!

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  21. Beautiful leaves on the perfect background! Thanks for showing off the Nuvo dots- they really add!

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