Thursday, July 18, 2019

MFT July Birthday Project Challenge--Birthday Flowers


This month's MFT Birthday Project is all about flowers. They're a welcome gift
 for a multitude of occasions and a birthday card featuring florals is a gift that can
be treasured forever.

With an expansive selection of floral imagery and Die-namics available, from
elegant to whimsical, we know you’ll WOW us with your submissions this month.



For my project, I used the single Beautiful Bloom and gold embossed it on
watercolor card stock. The bloom was colored in with Zig markers and a water
brush, cut with the matching Die-namics, and then fussy cut.

A square was cut slightly off center from a panel and the bloom was adhered 
behind it. The panel was then adhered to a Limelight card base and the card was
finished off with the gold embossed sentiment.


Create a birthday card with a floral theme and join the challenge. Add as many
flowers as you like and you could be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher!
Visit the MFT blog for all the details and deadlines. We hope to see you in the gallery!



CAS(E) this Sketch #331


Teammie Brian brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #331.


And here's my take on it.




Can you tell that i'm obsessed with Altenew's Painted Fantasy washi tape?
I added a strip of it on the bottom and two ink distressed strips on the side,
then finished off with the sentiment and shadow and sparkling pink sequins.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch for more inspiration from the rest of the team and 
join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, July 25th and as the 
weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #330


Here's this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #330.




And here's my take on it.


The mandala was cut from a scrap piece of alcohol inking, then adhered to
a white card base. The sentiment was gold embossed to a banner strip and
the card was finished off with sequins.

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, July 18th
and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #445




Here's this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #445.


And here's my take on it.



Three aquatic critters were white embossed and ink distressed, then cut with
the matching Die-namics. A panel was ink distressed with Distress Oxide inks and
spattered with water. The sentiment was silver embossed on navy card stock then
adhered to the card. The three animals were adhered per the sketch and the card
was finished off with clear sequins.




Come and join this week's Challenge and you could be the random winner of a
$50 MFT store voucher! Get all the details and deadlines at the MFT blog and we
hope to see you in the gallery!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MFT July 2019 Release and MFT & Friends




It's time! My Favorite Things July Release is waiting for you in the MFT Store!
All spankin' new goodies can be found right here.



It's also time for MFT & Friends when the Creative Team and guests share more ideas
and inspiration with the July Release.

I made a slider card, pairing the new  Swimming Pool Die-namics and the cutie from
Drink Up the Sunshine and it turned out exactly as I had planned.



There are many video tutorials out there, but this one from MFT teammate Stephanie
was the one that I used. I inked the brick pattern with white pigment ink for the pool deck
and popped in the pool that was ink distressed and spattered with water.



I stamped the sentiment, then added the little bird and finished assembling the slider
following the video. I'll admit to pausing the video and rewinding it numerous times but
it was so worth it--I love how this card turned out!

And during the month of July, MFT will donate 10% of retail sales of Drink Up the Sunshine
stamp and Die-namics to Children Incorporated. How generous is that?


Here's a bonus card that I made and I wish that you could see her wobble.


I followed a tutorial by Jennifer McGuire on having a floating element on your 
card. It was easy to construct on an alcohol ink background that I made to
resemble the ocean. Isn't she the cutest with her sassy shades?




All right, off you go! And today's the day to visit all team members' blogs and leave
a comment by Thursday, July 11th for a chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift 
vouchers. Thanks so much for stopping by during the Countdown, and happy shopping!

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


Monday, July 8, 2019

MFT July 2019 Release Countdown Day 1



It's the final Countdown Day of My Favorite Things July Release!
All new goodies will go on sale tomorrow, July 9th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.

Today's card features another unicorn from Fairy-Tale Friends, paired with a new rainbow
Die-namics and Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics, which was the previous "free with $60" die.



Once again I stamped the rainbow and cloud image with Grout Gray ink on a white
card panel and adhered it to a Grout Gray card base. The unicorn was stamped and
colored with Copics, then cut with the matching Die-namics. Three more unicorn shapes
were cut and layered to form a thick piece and the colored image was adhered on top.



The rainbow was die cut and inked with three colors that matched the unicorn.
The clouds, rainbow and unicorn were popped up on the card and finished off with
the stamped sentiment.
 
Visit today's Countdown post for more peeks and inspiration and leave a comment
for a chance to win a $75 prize, then get ready for the New Product Launch tomorrow!



Sunday, July 7, 2019

MFT July 2019 Release Countdown Day 2



It's two more sleeps until My Favorite Things July Release!

Today I'm sharing a card using Fairy-Tale Friends, because don't we all love
a cute unicorn?


The unicorn was stamped and colored with Copics, then three more diecuts
were adhered together with the colored image on top.



The rainbow and clouds image was stamped with Grout Gray ink on a white
panel then topped with the unicorn. I adhered the panel to a Grout Gray card
base, stamped the sentiment, and added a few silver sparkle stars.

Stop by today's Countdown post for more peeks at the new release and leave
a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize! Hope to see you tomorrow!

 

Saturday, July 6, 2019

MFT July 2019 Release Countdown Day 3





We're halfway to MFT's July Release! All new products will go on sale
Tuesday, July 9th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store!


This month's Pure Innocence cutie--Happy You Day--is all dressed up for a party.
Check out her fur collar and cute little boots!



I colored her with Copics and cut her with the matching Die-namics.  She was
grounded with woodgrain "flooring" and polka dots were added to her balloon.
The stamped sentiment finished off the card.

My second card features a new Celebrate With Cake Die-namics, topped with a
cute turtle from Stacey Yacula's Sending Sweet Celebratory Wishes.



The cake and cake stand were inked and spattered with water then adhered
to a card. The turtle was stamped and colored with Copics, then popped up on
the cake. I added the sentiment banner and finished off with sequins.

Visit today's Countdown post for more inspiration and peeks at the new
Release and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize!





 Second card:

Friday, July 5, 2019

MFT July 2019 Release Countdown Day 4



Welcome back to Day 4 of My Favorite Things July Release Countdown!

Today we're featuring Impact Alphabet and Impact Numbers Die-namics--
big, bold letters and numbers that will make a statement on your projects.

I have two projects to share with you today. For the first, I die cut three sets of
the acronym and stacked them together to form thick, chipboard-like letters.



They were die cut once more from watercolor card stock and inked with
Distress inks, then spattered with water. When they were dried, they were
adhered on the respective letters, then adhered to a white card base.

The second part of the sentiment was stamped beneath the letters and a strip
of patterned paper was added underneath. Clear sequins finished off the card.



I decided to deboss the entire alphabet on a panel of watercolor card stock since
I didn't cut the letters apart. The panel was adhered to a white card base, then
stamped with some spatters.



The letters and number were cut three times and layered like in the previous card.
I ink distressed the sentiment letters in rainbow order and adhered them to the
respective letters. 



I adhered them slightly crooked over the panel, then finished off the card with the
white embossed sentiment on a fishtail banner.

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