Sunday, December 3, 2017

MFT December Release Countdown - Day 2


Hello, and welcome to the MFT December Countdown Day 2! I hope you've been enjoying this month's sneak peeks so far. All of the wonderful new products will be available in two days, so I hope you've got your wish list ready! 

Today, I'm sharing two cards. The first one features the Friendly Forest stamp set along with the coordinating die-namics. To house all the adorable critters, I made an accordion shadow box card that fits into an A-7 envelope. It's my favorite type of card to make these days. 



At the bottom of this post, I added links to the products I used for the two cards. Please note: the links to the new release items will not work until Release Day, which is December 5th at 9pm EST.

To begin, I stamped the images from Friendly Forest with various Distress Oxide inks on white cardstock. I added small lines and dots on the critters with colored pencils and a white pen to add more interest. I cut out the critters and the mushrooms with the Friendly Forest coordinating dies.  

Then, I die-cut Bristol paper using the Birch Trees and Grassy Hills Die-namics. I blended the die-cut papers using Distress Inks and Distress Oxides as shown in the photo below. I stamped the sentiment on the shortest grass panel with Gathered Twig Distress Ink.


 To build the shadow box, I trimmed kraft cardstock to 4 3/4" x 12" and scored lines at 1/2, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3, 9, 9 1/2, 10, 10 1/2, 11, 11 1/2. I folded both ends in an accordion style (see photo below). Then, I trimmed two kraft cardstocks to 4 3/4" x 5 3/4 (adhered to the inside of the folds), one to 4 3/4" x 6 (adhered to the front), and cut out the center with a die that measures 3 11/16" x 4 15/16 from the Rectangle Stax Set 2. 


For the sky panel, I trimmed white cardstock to 4 3/4" X 6". I created the sky using a cloud stencil and Peacock Feather Distress Oxide. Then, I adhered the panel as shown.



To finish, I arranged and adhered the grass panels, birch trees and the images to the three die-cut panels as shown. I adhered two of the panels to the inside of the folds, and the one with the sentiment to the front.

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My second card features the new Royal Friend stamp set with the coordinating dies. Isn't the bear so cute? I love that you can use this set to make cards for both genders. 


To begin, I colored the image with Copic markers and cut it out with the coordinating die. I used a white pen to add accents.

To create the front panel, I mixed the Ranger Texture Paste with Stardust Stickles (for shine) and about two drops of Squeezed Lemonade using the Distress Re-Inker (for color). I applied the paste using a palette knife on white cardstock with the Star Celebration Stencil on top. 


While that was drying, I die-cut red cardstocks with the Party Banner. I used the die again to die-cut white cardstock. I inked the three white triangles with Lush Lagoon Dye ink and added it to the red banner as shown. 

I stamped the sentiment on a trimmed cardstock that was blended with the Lush Lagoon Dye Ink.


To finish, I adhered the sentiment panel, party banner and the bear in the chair with foam squares for dimension. 

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Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!

Hugs, Amy 

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6 comments:

  1. I love your accordion shadow box, it's adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  2. Love the shadow box card!Very cute!tfs

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  3. Awesome cards, I especially love the shadow box forest scene!

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  4. That shadow box design is BRILLIANT!!! My mind is spinning with ideas for this technique. Thanks, Amy, for the inspiration. :)

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