Tuesday, October 16, 2018

MFT & Friends--October 2018 Release



It's time for this month's MFT & Friends when the Creative Team
(and friends!) share fresh ideas and more inspiration with the October Release.

Here's my card using the Christmas Background stamp as patterned paper for
a "paper pieced" look.


I began by white embossing the background stamp three times on white card stock.
The first panel was ink distressed with blue and green inks to resemble ground and
sky. The next piece was inked with yellow and orange ink, and the third piece was
inked in browns.


The blue and green distressed panel was trimmed and adhered to a kraft card base,
the yellow was cut with a circle die, and the brown was used for the deer. The circle was
adhered to the card base and the deer were popped up over the circle, making sure to
line up all of the sentiments running horizontally as best as I could.


I thought about leaving the card without a sentiment because of the busy 
background. But at the last minute, I decided to white emboss "Season' Greetings" 
and ink distressed with green inks then added it to the bottom of the card.

This almost has a camouflage look to it and I'll have to admit that it made my
eyes a little wonky but I ended up liking how it turned out. It combines one of my 
favorite techniques--ink distressing--with a favorite Die-namics from the Release.

Visit today's MFT & Friends post for more inspiration from team members 
and friends, using the October release!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #293


This week's CAS(E) this Sketch #293 is a little something from me and it looks like this.


Here's what I came up with.


I strayed a little from the layering of the elements but stayed pretty true
to the sketch. I trimmed a scrap of stamped woodgrain and adhered it to a
white card base. The owl and cloud were clear embossed, then colored with
Zig markers. They were adhered to the card and finished off with the sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, October 18th. As the
weekly winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, October 10, 2018

MFT October Just Add Color


For the last Just Add Color series, I'm sharing a closer look at how I colored
this month's Pure Innocence Holiday Cheer and my finished card using the image.



The Fa-La-La Die-namics was dry embossed on a white card stock panel.
A sheet of patterned paper was trimmed to A2 card size and adhered to a
white card base, then the embossed panel was centered over it.



The little shopper was stamped with Extreme Black ink, colored with Copics and
cut with the matching Die-namics. I added dots and stripes on the packages and
presents with a white Gelly roll pen, and her eyes were enhanced with a black pen.
I popped her up on the card and added the sentiment on a fishtail banner.

Visit today's Just Add Color post and be inspired by my team members' coloring skills!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

MFT October New Product Launch and Release




Oh deer--it's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things October Release in
the MFT Store. All spankin' new goodies can be found right here.

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project with you and possibly add to your cart!


There's a slew of Die-namics released this month, and I was happy to use as many as I
could on my projects. Delightful Deer was cut from Neenah Desert Storm card stock and
I added some shading with Distress inks and daubers to give them a bit of dimension.

A summer sky was inked on a dome shape, then spattered with water and white paint.
The deer were grounded with a piece of brown card stock with a white embossed sentiment.
The dome shaped piece was adhered to a kraft card base, then sprinkled with stars.



I'd like to share a little boo boo that I made with these dies. I was so excited about
making a card with them that I didn't notice the "holes" in their bodies which I 
thought were highlights.


After I took a closer look at the dies, I realized that I left in the nose and tail tip
for each deer which should have been snipped off before die cutting.
(Insert embarrassed face here)

So, if you purchase these Delightful Deer, remember to snip off the dies BEFORE
you run them through your machine 😉


https://www.mftstamps.com/brand-spankin-new

And there you have it--My Favorite Things October Release! Don't forget to visit all
participating Team members' blogs and leave comments for your chance to win
one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!

Thanks so much for stopping by during the Countdown. Happy shopping!

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(Note: Winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)
 


Monday, October 8, 2018

MFT October Release Countdown Day 1



It's the final Countdown Day until tomorrow's My Favorite Things October Release!
All new products will go on sale at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.


This month, MFT is releasing the Filled with Joy stamp set and Die-namics, that
were part of the Filled with Joy Card Kit, which quickly sold out. Today I'm sharing
a clean and simple card using the JOY Die-namics and Tweet Holidays.



When I saw how round the adorable birds in Tweet Holiday were, I thought about
replacing it for the "O" in the JOY sentiment. I chose one of the single birds, colored
him with Copics, then cut him out with the matching Die-namics. I also cut out
two more bird shapes, then glued them together to form a thick, chipboard piece.

The letters J and Y were cut three times each from white card stock and glued
together so they were the same thickness as the bird. I adhered them to a white
card base, substituting the bird for the letter "O".



The first part of the sentiment was stamped above the JOY, and a strip of black
and white diagonal striped paper was adhered to the bottom of the card.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the new
Release and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize! Please stop by
tomorrow for the New Product Launch!


Sunday, October 7, 2018

MFT October Release Countdown Day 2


It's just two days until My Favorite Things October Release! Are your  wish lists
getting longer as we get closer to the release?

Today I'm sharing a card with a festive llama from Happy Llamadays.


A stitched dome die was cut from watercolor card stock and ink distressed with
several colors of Distress inks, then spattered with water. When the piece was
completely dried, I white embossed the two part sentiment, then added a
sprinkling of stars with a white pigment pen.


The llama was stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching Die-namics.
A large star was cut from silver glitter card stock and adhered to the dome. The llama
was popped up on the panel, then adhered to a white card base.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the new
Release and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!
Hope to see you tomorrow for the final Countdown day!



Saturday, October 6, 2018

MFT October Release Countdown Day 3



We're halfway to My Favorite Things October Release!
All new products will go on sale Tuesday, October 9th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.

Today I'm sharing a project using the new Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics. These
dies create a big, bold, beautiful poinsettia that takes center stage on your card.


I die cut two smaller floral petals and one large one from red card stock then adhered
them together to form a perfect poinsettia. The center stamen was cut twice from light
green card stock and adhered to the center of the flower. The flower was topped off
with a green center that was colored with Copics for a bit of dimension.



Three leaves were cut from green card stock and inked lightly with Distress inks.
Black and white striped paper was cut to fit the front of a white card base and a
4" by 5.25" panel was adhered over it. I stamped the sentiment on the panel and
adhered the poinsettia and leaves on the card.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks and inspiration
from participating Team members, and don't forget to leave a comment there for a
chance to win a $75 prize!


Friday, October 5, 2018

MFT October Release Countdown Day 4



Welcome back to My Favorite Things October Countdown Release!

Today I'm featuring this month's Birdie Brown stamp set called Secret Santa and
I've created a Christmas scene with most of the stamp images in the set..



Pinstripe Background was stamped on Neenah Desert Storm card stock with white
pigment ink. A strip of red dotted paper was adhered on the bottom. All the images were
stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics



All the pieces were adhered to the card base, some popped up with dimensional foam
adhesive. I added a thin frame on the card, and finished it off with the white embossed
sentiment on a strip of red card stock.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the October
Release and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!



Thursday, October 4, 2018

World Space Week Blog Hop


(Note: This is my second post of the day. Please scroll down or click here to see
My Favorite Things Day 5 Countdown Release post. Thank you!)


Blogging friend Milka invited me to celebrate the kickoff of World Space Week,
which runs from October 4-10th, by hosting an official blog hop event with prizes
donated from generous sponsors

World Space Week is the largest space event on Earth. This U.N.-declared event is held
October 4-10, annually, to celebrate the contribution of space science and technology to
the betterment of the human condition.

You should have arrived here via Amy Tsuruta's blog. If not, start at Milka's blog for
all the details of the hop, list of prizes, and the complete blog hop list.

To be eligible for prizes, start at Milka's blog and visit every blog and leave a comment
at each stop. You will end the hop at Milka's blog and enter your name into InLinkz and
be sure to read the Giveaway terms, rules, and privacy policy.

Here are the generous prize sponsors for the hop:


In addition, Milka will be giving away a Jane's Doodles To the Moon stamp set.

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Here's my space themed card designed especially for the hop.


The astronaut was stamped and colored with Copic markers, then cut with the matching
dies. I added Nuvo Crystal Glaze to his face shield and perched him up on a silvery moon.
Stars were added to the galaxy and a silver embossed sentiment finished off the card.



Your next stop on the hop is Kaja's blog. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget
to leave comments to be eligible for a prize. InLinkz will close on Wed, October 10th
and the winners will be announced on October 14th on Milka's blog.
 Good luck and happy hopping!



MFT October Release Countdown Day 5



This month's release is full of Christmas goodness to give you a head start on
your holiday card making. 

Today I'm sharing a card using a fun Die-namics called Ho Ho Ho. There are several 
ways to use this die. The negative space could be used for a shaker card, or to inlay 
your choice of patterned papers or card stock.


I chose to die cut the sentiment twice and ink up the letters in ombré fashion in reds
and greens, then spattered them with water. I cut a 5" square card base then covered
it with striped patterned paper. I'm becoming a fan of a striped border peeking out
from the edge of the card.



A 4.75" square of white card stock was centered over it, then the letters were 
adhered on top. I finished off the card with a white embossed sentiment on a strip
of black card stock.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from
participating Creative Team members and leave a comment there for a chance to win
a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you tomorrow!