Thursday, December 12, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #351


This week's CAS(E) this Sketch is a retro one and I remember it well.




We collaborated with Runway Inspired Challenge and used not only the sketch by
Joni, but a photo of a runway model for inspiration. Go here to see the original post.

Here was my take on the sketch in 2014.



And here's my festive take in 2019.



A stitched curved edge was cut from a white panel and adhered over a card
base covered with red and white gingham. The reindeer and snowman were 
stamped, colored with Copic markers then cut with the matching dies. They were 
popped up on the card and finished off with the white embossed 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, Dec 19th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, December 11, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #467




And here's my super literal take on it.



Four stitched circles were cut from white card stock and inked in rainbow
colors. Pandas were stamped on each color and adhered to a kraft panel.
The panel was adhered to a white card base and two skinny strips of
striped patterned paper were adhered to the card. A stamped sentiment
finished off the card.



Visit the challenge post at MFT for all the details and deadlines on  how you
can be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher when you join us!
We hope to see you in the gallery!



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

MFT's December 2019 Release and MFT & Friends


It's time! MFT's December Release is now on sale in the MFT Store!
Be sure to visit all the Creative Team members' blogs by Thursday, December 12th
and leave a comment for your chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!



Today is also MFT & Friends when the Creative Team--and friends!--share more
ideas and inspiration with the December 2019 Release.



I made a shaped card, using the new A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics for the
base of the card, cut from white and Grout Gray card stock. Green ink was applied
to the white circle and spattered with watered down ink.



The Rose Garden image was stamped and colored with a combination of Copics
and Zig markers, then cut with the matching Die-namics. I popped it up on the
card base and added a few more leaves next to the rose to fill an empty spot.

I stamped the sentiment and cut it apart in segments then adhered it to
the card. Clear sequins finished off the card. And yes, the card can open
thanks to a hinged back piece. It will fit nicely in a 6"x6" envelope, or you
can present it in person, atop a gift.



All right, off you go to shop! Remember to visit and comment on all team members'
blogs by Thursday, December 12th. Winners will be announced on Friday, December
13th on the MFT blog. Happy shopping!



Monday, December 9, 2019

Final Countdown Day! One More Day Until the New Release!



It's the final countdown day of MFT's December Release!

Today my project features a new background stamp--Crosshatch Polka Dot--and it's
a fun one to add to your background stamp collection.



I white embossed the image, then ink distressed and spattered the panel with white paint.
After the paint was dried, it was cut with the wonky stitched die.This month's "free 
with $60" die is the smile Die-namics which was cut three times, layered, and
adhered to the panel.



The sentiment was white embossed on heavy vellum, trimmed, then adhered to the panel
with spray adhesive. The panel was then adhered to a white card base.

Visit today's Countdown post at the MFT blog for more peeks and inspiration and leave
a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by today, hope
you'll stop by tomorrow for the New Product Launch!



Sunday, December 8, 2019

Are You Ready? 2 More Days Until MFT's December Release!



Yes, it's just a couple more days until MFT's December Release!
All new products will go on sale Tuesday, December 10th at 10AM EST.

Today I'm paying homage to Bei Bei, the adorable panda that was recently
 returned to China (by private jet!) after being raised in the US. 



Panda Pals is an adorable set of pandas, with matching Die-namics sold
separately.  Their favorite food--bamboo--was constructed with the Birch
Trees Die-namics and some leaves from a stitched flowers set.

The grass was drawn in with several Copic markers, then topped with the
bamboo and pandas. I finished off the card with the sentiment that was cut
apart to fit. How sweet are those two pandas?

Visit today's Countdown post for more inspiration from the Creative Team
and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!
Thanks for stopping by today!



Saturday, December 7, 2019

We're Halfway There! 3 More Days Until MFT's December Release!




We're halfway through MFT's December Release Countdown--are you ready to
purchase new goodies on Tuesday, December 10th?


This month's Pure Innocence--You're My Person--is a cute one with two little 
girls on one image.


After stamping the image, I colored each girl slightly different for a bit
of interest. I used a circle die and cut out a template from card stock, then
inked two colors and spattered water for some texture.

I popped up the image over the circle after it was dried and stamped the
sentiment beneath them. I finished off the card by rounding the corners.

Visit today's Countdown post for more peeks at the December Release and
don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize.
Hope you'll stop by tomorrow!



Friday, December 6, 2019

Are You Counting? It's 4 More Days Until MFT's December Release!



It's Day 4 of MFT's December Release Countdown! All new goodies will go
on sale Tuesday, December 10th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store!

Today I've got a gender neutral birthday card using the new Smile Maker
Stamp Set, the Big Smile Die-namics--which is this month's "free with $60"
Die-namics--and the A2 Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics.



Before cutting them apart, I dry embossed the five smallest circles off center
to add a bit of interest to the card. The letters were cut three times from white
card stock and I inked each letter in rainbow colors before stacking them
together. I adhered them to the card and added the white embossed sentiment.



Black and white diagonal striped paper was adhered to a card base, then topped
 with the panel. Clear sequins finished off the card.

Visit today's Countdown post at MFT for more peeks at the December Release
and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!



Thursday, December 5, 2019

It's Time for MFT's December Release Countdown!



Welcome to Day 5 of MFT's December Release Countdown!

This month we've got everything from cute to classic to florals. Speaking of
florals, here's my project using the new Rose Garden Stamp and Die-namics



Now I'm typically not a floral gal, but I couldn't resist trying my hand at
coloring this gorgeous image. The image was stamped with Versafine ink 
and clear embossed on Bristol so I could watercolor with Zig markers.

After coloring the rose, it wasn't pink enough for me, so I added in some shading 
with Prismacolor pencils. There are still some  harsh lines but I went over
as best as I could with a blender pencil. 



After die-cutting the image, I adhered it to a panel that was cut with some
wonky stitching, then adhered the panel to a card base. The shadow portion
of the sentiment was cut from heavyweight vellum, then topped with the
sentiment cut from white card stock. The second part of the sentiment
was white embossed on dark gray card stock and adhered to to the card.

Visit today's Countdown post at MFT for more peeks at the December 
Release and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a
$75 prize. Thanks for stopping by today!
 

CAS(E) this Sketch #350


Welcome back to CAS(E) this Sketch
Sketch #350 is a little something from me, and it looks like this.




And here's my take on it.



I finally got a chance to use MFT's Mistletoe Cover Up and die cut a piece 
of glittery green card stock. Berries were cut from two shades of pink
glitter card stock and everything was adhered to a white card base.
A white embossed sentiment finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, Dec 12th.
Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in the gallery!



Wednesday, December 4, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #466




It's hard to believe that we're into December, and in a few week's we'll be
celebrating Christmas and the New Year! It's good to be back after taking the
month of November off for traveling, caregiving, and Thanksgiving.

Are you ready for this week's MFT Wed Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #466.



Here's a wedding card, and I stayed pretty close to the sketch.



Fantasy Florals was white embossed on a kraft card stock panel and a squarish
rectangle was cut from it. Two strips were also cut from kraft card stock and
white embossed with sentiments. All the pieces were adhered to a white card
base per the sketch.



Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you could be the random winner of
a $50 MFT gift voucher when you enter the challenge. We hope you'll join us!