Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MFT AND FRIENDS / AUGUST RELEASE

Hello there! I'm back with the My Favorite Things monthly feature called MFT & Friends, where the design team is joined by friends with projects showcasing the awesome August release.

Today my card features the Tuto Trio stamp set.  The adorable bunnies and the bear are dancing on top of puffy clouds to wish the card's recipient a Happy Birthday. 

 The stamped images from Tutu Trio were colored with Copic markers and die-cut with the coordinating dies. 

The A2 sized front panel was inked with Picked Raspberry. To add texture, I spritzed it with the water sprayer. Once it dried, I heat embossed the sentiment in white.

The clouds were die-cut with the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics. I lightly inked the clouds with Peacock Feathers and spritzed it with water.

To finish, I adhered the cloud panels onto the front panel and foam mounted the images on top as shown. For some sparkle, I glued on a few sequins from the Sparkling Clear Mix.


Visit the MFT blog to see more inspiration from the design team and the talented designers joining us this month. Thank you so much for visiting me today! Have a wonderful day!!



Friday, August 10, 2018

MFT AUGUST/ TECHNIQUES AND TUTORIALS

Hello there! I'm back with the MFT Techniques & Tutorial feature, where the design team shares cards accompanied by detailed instructions and step-by-step photos using the products from the newest release.


I have a simple A2 sized (when folded flat) interactive shadow box-card to share with you today, and it features the Friendships Rocks stamp set along with the Take the Stage Die-namics.


To make the box, trim Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock to 8 3/4" x 5 1/2". Then, scores lines at 3 3/4", 4 1/4", 8 1/2", 8 3/4".  Fold at the lines. After, die-cut the front of the box with a die that measures approximately 4 3/4" X 3 1/2" from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 to create the opening. Add 1/4" Scor-tape to the 1/4" folded tab.


Create a tab to insert into the box so you can attach the girl with an invisible string. Attach the string going up her back to the top of the tab. Attach the string to the tab with regular tape. This allows the girl to sway back and forth if you move the box card. To make the tab, trim Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock to 1/4" x 4 1/4" and score lines at 1/4" and 4". Add Scor-tape to the folded ends.


To make the stage curtains, use the dies from Take the Stage Die-namics and die-cut the Tropical Teal Prestige cardstock. From the same set, use the wavy die to die-cut Heavyweight Blu Raspberry Cardstock for the back of the stage curtains, making it a little shorter than the stage.


To make the stars for the back of the stage curtain, die-cut Silver Sparkle Card Stock using the star dies from Friendship Rocks Die-namics. Glue them on to the die-cut Blu Raspberry Card Stock. 


Apply a Powder Tool Applicator on Black Licorice Prestige Card Stock. Stamp the sentiment from Friendship rocks with Versmark Ink and heat emboss it white. Then, die-cut it with a die from Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics.


To finish, glue the Blu Raspberry curtain to the back of the box. Then, add the insert with the girl and adhere the box close. To finish, adhere the curtains to the front of the box ( I used 1/8" and 1/4" Scor-tapes) and the die-cut sentiment.

That's it; I hope you found my tutorial helpful! :)


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MFT AUGUST RELEASE / PRODUCT RELEASE

Yay!! The MFT August release is now available for purchase HERE.  

I have one more project to share with you for the release, and it features the super cute BB Frightfully Sweet stamp set. 



These five adorable woodland creatures are from the BB Frightfully Sweet stamp set. I colored them with Copics and cut them out with the coordinating dies. 

To make the sunset sky panel, I added a circle mask that I cut out with a die from Beach Scene Die-namics. Then, I ink blended it with Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, and Fired Brick Distress Oxides on smooth Bristol paper. After, I removed the circle mask and colored in the yellow moon with Copics. 


For the row of houses, I die-cut black cardstock with the Our Town Die-namics. I trimmed Lemon Chiffon Prestige Card Stock and added it behind the windows of the houses.

I die-cut Cactus Prestige Card Stock with a die from Snow Drifts Die-namics to make the hill panel and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide to make it darker. On this panel, I heat embossed the sentiment in white.


Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see the amazing projects made by the design team using the new release! And don't forget to leave a comment on each members' blog for a chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers

Monday, August 6, 2018

MFT AUGUST RELEASE COUNTDOWN DAY 1

Hello and welcome to the August Release Countdown Day 1! The awesome new release will be available tomorrow, August 7th, at 9PM EDT.

Today, my card features a combination of a few of the adorable new stamp sets: Cute Cats, Dog-gone Awesome, and Tutu Trio along with the Simply Hello & Love you Die-namics.

To begin, I Copic colored the cat from Cute Cats, the dog from Dog-gone Awesome, and the flowers and butterfly from Tutu Trio and cut them out with their coordinating die-namics. I added details and highlights with a white gel pen.

To create my scene on the front panel, I blended the clouds with the Cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and the grass with the Grassy Edges Stencil and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide. I spritzed it with water using a sprayer to add texture.


I also foam mounted die-cut clouds I made using the Puffy Clouds Die-namics and glued on the sentiment "Hello" that I die-cut from Simply Hello and Love You Die-namics.

To finish, I glued on or foam mounted the colored images to the front panel.

 Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see today's full reveal. Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I'll see you again tomorrow for release day project!

Sunday, August 5, 2018

MFT AUGUST RELEASE COUNTDOWN DAY 2

Hello and welcome to the August Release Countdown Day 2! 

Today, my card features a stamp set called the Tutu Trio. You're going to love this really sweet set!


To begin, I stamped the smaller images from the Tutu Trio stamp set with Chocolate Brown Hybrid Ink on Desert Storm Neenah 100 paper in order to create a patterned background. Then, I used a die from A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Set 1 Die-namics to cut it out. After, I stamped the bunnies on the same card stock with the same ink, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and colored all the images with Prismacolor Pencils. I kept the coloring of the background really simple and added shading to the adorable bunnies.


 I heat embossed the sentiment in white on Chocolate Brown Heavyweight card stock and cut it out with a die from Blueprints 27. I used the same cardstock behind the front panel.

To finish, I glued on some Ivory Jewels to the front panel for sparkle. 

 Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see today's full reveal. Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I'll see you again tomorrow for Countdown Day 1! 


Saturday, August 4, 2018

MFT AUGUST RELEASE COUNTDOWN DAY 3

Hello and welcome to the MFT August Release Countdown Day 3! We're halfway to the big day! All of the amazing new products will be available Tuesday, August 7th at 9PM EDT. 

Today, my card features the adorable and new Pure Innocence Tu-Tu Sweet stamp set and the must-have In the Spotlight stencil.


I Copic colored the image from Pure Innocence Tu-Tu Sweet and cut her out with the coordinating die. 

To create the front scallop panel, I die-cut Tropical Teal Prestige card stock with a die from Blueprints 27 Die-namics. To create the three spotlights, I used Sweet Tooth Pigment ink with the In the Spotlight stencil. I also added tiny dots with a white gel pen. 


To finish, I foam mounted the colored image and the sentiment that was heat embossed in white (it was cut with a die from Hearts in a Row Die-namics).


 Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see today's full reveal. Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I'll see you again tomorrow for Countdown Day 2! 

Friday, August 3, 2018

MFT AUGUST RELEASE COUNTDOWN DAY 4


Hello and welcome to the MFT August Release Countdown Day 4! All of the amazing new products will be available Tuesday, August 7th at 9PM EDT. 

Today I'm sharing a one-layer Halloween card that features the new and super cute BB Frightfully Sweet stamp set.


I used the masking technique to create my one-layer card on Neenah 110 paper. Masking is a technique where you cover a stamped image so that the other images may be placed over it. This created depth and allowed me to stamp the adorable critters close to each other.

I created the masks for the critters, the moon ( I used a die from Beach Scene Die-namics), and the hill (I used a die from Stitched Basic Edges) with stamping mask paper. 


Once I had the critters stamped, I covered them with the masks again along with a mask for the moon and the hill. After, I inked the sky with Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxides. Then, I cover the sky with a mask and inked the ground with Forest Moss and Black Soot Distress Oxides. I removed the mask for the sky and added splatters of Sweet tooth Pigment Ink diluted with water to add the stars.

Once I removed all of the masks, I Copic colored the images. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment in white.  


 Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see today's full reveal. Thank you for visiting me today. I hope I'll see you again tomorrow for Countdown Day 3!