Saturday, October 3, 2015

MFT October Release Countdown Day 3


It's a day of THREES today. It happens to be October 3rd, it's the third day of 
My Favorite Things October Release Countdown, and I have THREE cards to share!

The first and second feature Winter Wonderland--a homespun set for you to
create your own village or winterscape, with buildings, trees, and deer.

On my first card, I white embossed the images on kraft card stock for a
"gingerbread" look. The new Die-namics Snow Drifts Cover Up provides
the perfect hillside terrain. Houses and deer were popped up over the hills.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of red card stock and
trimmed to a banner shape. Using a mini stapler, I stapled the straight edge
of the banner, then popped it up on the edge of the cover plate--faux stapling!

I can't stop playing with that little house! On my second card, I white embossed
the house image on white card stock and ink distressed with several colors of
dye ink. The trees and deer were also white embossed and ink distressed.

Grout Gray card stock (my absolute favorite neutral color!) was stamped
with the Pinstripe Background in the same ink color, and the panel was cut
with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24.

After adhering the panel to the card base, all the pieces were added
with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment was white embossed on 
black card stock, trimmed into a banner, and adhered to the panel.
Two very different looks from the same stamp set!

Pure Innocence fans will love Dashing By--a little cutie on her sled.
For the card base, I white embossed the Snowfall Background on Smooth White
card stock. It's hard to see by the photo, but in real life, it's snowy cool!

In my very first time using embossing paste, I used the new Snowfall Stencil
and clear embossing paste on white card stock. After it was dry, I ink distressed
with some dye ink, and trimmed it out with the Stitched Rectangle STAX.

The little sled girl was colored with Copics and die cut with the
matching Die-namics. I used the stitched edge of the STAX die to cut 
her snowy slope and mounted everything to the card base.
The sentiment is from Santa's Elves.

If you're still here, thanks for sticking through till the end of a super long post!
And be sure to visit the MFT blog for links to the designers participating
in today's countdown release and leave a comment there for a chance
to win a $75 gift prize! 

First card:

Second card:

Third card:


  1. Awesome cards!! I love the colorful houses.

  2. Gorgeous cards Donna. Love the Pure Innocence card - it's really cute.

  3. These are wonderful! That first card is so striking, I love the monochromatic look with the pop of red!

  4. I'm moving into the neighbourhood, Donna! Blue house, please! Such an inviting place to be: pretty houses, cute trees and darling deer! Your little girl, enjoying her toboggan in the winter wonderland, is totally precious! Another fabulous showcase!

  5. Hi sweet-cheeks! OH my you've pushed all the right buttons again! You know I cannot resist a neighborhood where we could all live and craft ALL the time! Plus, that could be me on that little sled ... my favorite fun-time as a kid on the dunes of Lake Michigan!

  6. Yummy gingerbread houses can also be cheerfully colored! Great job!

  7. Love your cards! I can't wait for this release

  8. How beautiful! You have showcased these products so fabulously!! Love the inking and all, Donna!

  9. LOL, Donna - I post a triple comment on your IG post about an hour ago, before reading your blog post! - how bizarre, the "threes"!

    These are all fabulous, love the varied villages and the sled girl is utterly adorable :-)

  10. You just are so creative when it comes to working with these stamp sets! I always love to see what you'll come up with! These are beyond fabulous!

  11. The first two cards are so unusual! The coloring on the third is gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful design. Love the monochromatic browns.

  13. beautiful cards, my favorite was the monochromatic card!

  14. Stunning cards, Donna! I love the Gingerbread look, and of course your amazing ink blending on the other cards...WOW! I'm really looking forward to this release!

  15. Both are cute but I really like this background die the best!

  16. What adorable house layouts! And I'm definitely a Pure Innocence fan! Great coloring.