Thursday, March 1, 2018

MFT March Release Countdown--Day 5

Welcome to My Favorite Things March Release Countdown! The month of March
swooped in so quickly--mainly because February is always a short month.  
Have you met our newest Creative Team member? Say hello to Rachel Alvarado
who has mad coloring skills and I'm hoping to pick up some design tips from her 😉.

Now on to Day 5 of the Release Countdown. If you liked last month's Anything-but-Basic 
Birthday Greetings, you'll love this month's Anything-but-Basic Friendship Sentiments
  that I paired with the Friend Duo Die-namics.

I reached for an alcohol ink background that I thought would work for the sky. It was cut
with a rectangle die and adhered to a white card base. A small heart was cut into one of
the Our Town houses, and adhered to the card with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment
was white embossed above the row of houses.

The "friend" sentiment was cut from white card stock and spray adhesive was used
to adhere it above the embossed sentiment.

(Note: I've heard that Yupo paper should not be heat embossed because of its synthetic
properties but I've done so with no problem. Make sure your heat tool is preheated and
constantly move the heat tool over the embossing--that seems to work for me.)

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration and peeks
at the new release. And don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win
a $75 prize!


  1. I totally need this sentiment for 2 of my closest friends who both live in a different state :-P Thanks for the Yupo heat embossing tip too!

  2. Beautiful alcohol inking. You always select such nice colors that go so well together for your backgrounds no matter which technique you use (watercoloring, sponging, alcohol ink, etc).

  3. Beautiful to move in with you, Donna! :)

  4. This is a delightful card, Donna. Love the friend've illustrated it so well. tfs

  5. Your little town works perfectly with your gorgeous background, Donna! LOVE this card!

  6. Alcohol inks are so cool. Love the card!

  7. Gorgeous alcohol ink sky, Donna! All the white elements pop against the beautiful shades of blue! The cut-out heart is a nice touch too! Hideko xx

  8. Gorgeous sky and the sentiment is lovely too. Xxx 💜 xxx