Friday, February 1, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown Day 4

It's four more days until My Favorite Things February Release!
This month we're welcoming a second critter to the Die-namics family-- 
Raccoon Cutie. And what a cutie he is!

When my (teacher) daughter saw the raccoon she shared with me the story of  
"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn which became the inspiration for my project.
Chester the Raccoon is afraid to go to school so his mother shares a family secret 
called the Kissing Hand to reassure him of her love whenever he felt sad or lonely.

All the pieces were cut from shades of gray and black card stock and ink distressed
before being assembled. Highlights were added to the eyes and nose with a pigment pen.
A strip of grassy border was adhered to the card to ground the raccoon.

The speech bubble with the heart was a good substitute for a sentiment as I wasn't
sure what I was planning to use. A tiny heart on the paw finished off the card..

And this month's Release from Birdie Brown is Birth-Yay--a menagerie of critters
celebrating birthdays in style.

The images were stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching Die-namics.
A card base was prepared with patterned paper and  a scalloped border panel.
The toucan, cake, monkey and turtle were adhered to the card and the white
embossed sentiment was adhered below them. Clear sequins finished off the card.

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


  1. Awesome new stamps and dies! Awesome creations! I especially love pretty striped critter card!

  2. Adorable!! Love this little raccoon!

  3. Very sweet and cute cards. Love the adorable raccoon.

  4. Both cards are so sweet, Donna! Thanks for sharing the story of the Kissing Hand. I need it! :-) The raccoon is so adorable with the added highlights and shading.
    Love the colorful coloring of the second card. The sequins add fun movement and the striped pattern paper is perfect for the occasion.
    Hideko xx

  5. The raccoon makes a perfect Valentine ! The animals are totally wonderful in a row!

  6. Love your Kissing Hand story and your perfect Raccoon card! The little critters celebrating a birthday are so adorable too!