Thursday, June 2, 2016

MFT June Release Countdown--Day 5

It's time for My Favorite Things June Release Countdown! There's tons of
cuteness this month and we're starting off with Sweet Forest Friends--
a stamp set with adorable forest critters and sweet sentiments.

I love this set so much that I created two cards colored in different ways.
My first card was inspired by Suzy Plantamura's card that I saw on Instagram
and I tried to replicate her "messy" watercoloring technique.!

Mostly all of the images were white embossed on watercolor card stock
and the panel was cut with the rectangle element from Blueprints 25.
I used Distress inks and lots of water, letting it pool in certain places.

The sentiment was white embossed on kraft card stock and cut twice
with the banner element from Blueprints 27 because the banner was longer
than the sentiment. The panel was adhered to a Primitive White card base
and finished off with clear sequins.

My second card features a forest scene using the new Birch Trees Die-namics
and Stitched Valley Die-namics.

The sky is a panel of Watercolor Wash patterned paper that did all the work
for me to create the background. The hills were cut from Sour Apple card stock
and ink distressed on the edges for a bit of dimension.

I die cut the birch trees from watercolor card stock because of the texture
that gives the trees a realistic look. A few leaves were colored with Copics 
and adhered to the branches. The deer, bunny, and butterfly were stamped,
colored, and die cut with the coordinating dies and adhered to the panel
with dimensional adhesive.

The flowers are "extras" from a set that will make its debut soon,
and I finished off the card with the sentiment.

Visit today's countdown post at MFT for more inspiration from the
participating Creative Team members. Don't forget to leave a comment there
for a chance to win prizes. Thanks for stopping by!

Second card:


  1. The bunny and deer are adorable. Love both of your cards.

  2. Love the brilliant abstract look of your first card! How fabulous! The second is adorable but I'm blown away by the fresh modern look of your first one!

  3. super cute! Love all the delish colors!

  4. I love your first card, the colors are so pretty and it just catches your eye. The 2nd is good to, love the tree die

  5. I love the colours in your watercolour background and the little deer and bunny are so adorable. Love how soft the colouring on the animals is .

  6. Someone should make a 'glow in the dark' embossing powder - wouldn't THAT be fun? I LOve your random stamped cuties, and the tree dies - well let's just say they need to be seen in my forest. xx

    1. To "I Card Everyone", You should be pleased to know that WOW make a "Glow in the Dark" powder :-)

  7. Yikes Donna, these two cards are wonderful and absolutely adorable :-)

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  9. Oh wow! They are both so different, but yet so beautiful! Love the bright colors and the watercoloring on the first and the little scene on the second is darling!!

  10. Both the cards are wonderful! Love the bright colors and the sentiment stamped on kraft in the first card. The second cards looks so peaceful!

  11. Two awesome cards Donna, I am so glad you had fun colouring the first one. I love ink blending and watercolouring over embossed images! Your scene is super cute, a lot like what is it like around here.

  12. The first card is very clever. The second scene is well done. Thanks!

  13. The first card is very clever. The second scene is well done. Thanks!

  14. wooow beautiful cards.. wonderful watercolor- ing

  15. Love the cards, especially the birch trees.

  16. Any friend would love getting this card. Great layout, coloring and, it put a smile on my face. I want to be your friend! :-)

  17. Cute , lovely and adorable scence card