Monday, May 21, 2018

MFT Painted Prints Card Kit--Day 2



Today we're sharing more ideas and inspiration using the new Painted Prints
Card Kit. This colorful kit will go on sale tomorrow, May 22nd at 9PM EST
in the MFT Store!

I have a clean and simple card today featuring the Flower Vase, the mid-month
 "free with $60" Die-namics. All products from the kit are designated in bold type.


The leaves from the set were stamped with Sour Apple ink, then cut with the
matching Die-namics. Some details were added with a YG03 Copic marker to
add dimension on the leaves.

The vase was cut from Coral Crush card stock, and inked with Distress ink
to give it a more rounded look. A strip of striped paper was adhered to a
white card base, The vase and leaves were adhered to the card and finished
off with the stamped sentiment.

Visit today's Card Kit post for more inspiration from the Creative Team.
The Painted Prints Card Kit can be yours tomorrow, May 22nd at 9PM EST!
Thanks for stopping by. Please visit tomorrow for Card Kit Release Day!



Sunday, May 20, 2018

MFT Painted Prints Card Kit--Day 1



Are you ready to meet My Favorite Things June Card Kit? Painted Prints is a
gorgeous kit of layered flowers with sentiments in a beautiful, classic font.

Here's a peek at the kit. Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for a
detailed description of the kit's contents.


Here's today's card. All products from the kit are marked in bold type.


The blooms are so easy to layer and I decided to create a background print
using three colors of MFT dye inks on white card stock. I stamped the leaves
with Sour Apple ink. Originally I was planning a one layer card, but added
the white embossed sentiment on a Coral Crush banner. The bottom right
corner was rounded off and finished with clear sequins.


Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the
Creative Team and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 prize!
Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be sharing more Card Kit projects
in the next few days.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #272

Note: Please scroll down or click here for MFT's Birthday Project post.

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Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #272.


And here's my take on it--some party bears!


Two bears were stamped in dark gray ink on white card stock. The balloon
bear was stamped in black ink, colored with Copic markers, and cut with the
matching Die-namics. The sentiment was stamped on the card and used to
ground the bear. Rounded corners finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, May 24th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


MFT May Birthday Project--Delicious Birthday Delights


Birthdays are a perfect occasion for sweet-toothed boys and girls of all ages. 
Cakes and cupcakes lead the charge, of course, bedecked by a festive candle! Join our 
designers this month in creating birthday looks featuring cakes, cupcakes, and candles.

I tried to design a cupcake but didn't have the right dies so I resorted to....
(use your imagination!) a simple birthday cake--chocolate with pink frosting.


Do you see it? I trimmed a piece of Chocolate Brown card stock at an angle
and topped it with a scalloped fringe. Candles were cut from card stock and
shaded to give them some dimension.


The candles were tucked under the "frosting" and adhered to the card.
The flames were cut from yellow card stock and shaded on the bottom for
a bit of interest. You can't see it, but there's a subtle sheen from a shimmer pen
on the flames. A white embossed sentiment and enamel dots finished the card.



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge.
Hope to see you in the gallery!
 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

MFT and Friends--May 2018 Release



It's time for MFT and Friends--when the Creative Team shares more inspiration
and fresh ideas with the May Release. My project uses the new Mini Rolled Roses
 dies with MFT's gorgeous wool felt and as of yesterday, all colors are back in stock!

I wanted to share the felt roses earlier, but waited for my glue gun to arrive from
Amazon. (Thanks, Steph, for suggesting this one--I love the fine tip!)


Roses were cut from Daffodil, Orange Fizz, Ripe Raspberry, and Red Hot felt
and rolled into roses. You can watch Steph roll her felt roses here on MFTv.
A Scallop Cross-Stitch Tag was cut from Latté card stock and two felt leaves
were cut from Factory Green felt.


Before adhering the tag to an In the Buff card base, tone on tone stamping was
done with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots background. The roses and leaves were
adhered to the tag and natural jute was threaded through the tag slot. The card
was finished off with the white embossed sentiment.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the Creative
Team using the May 2018 Release!
 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Paper Garden 2018 Mother's Day Card Challenge


I'm entering Paper Garden's 2018 Mother's Day Card Challenge just under 
the wire. With all the traveling I've been doing, I almost forgot about this so 
I'm sharing it today--deadline day!


The letters for "mom" were cut from kraft card stock and I substituted a flower
for the "o". Stitched lines were embossed on a panel and the letters, flowers,
and leaves were adhered to the card. The second part of the sentiment was
stamped and the panel was adhered to a brown card base.

You can vote for your favorite entry and win prizes, too! Go here to see the
entries and vote!


CAS(E) this Sketch #271


CAS(E) this Sketch #271 is a little something from me, and it looks like this.


Here's my take on it.


Clouds were stenciled on a piece of watercolor card stock and a strip of grass
was adhered on the bottom. The stork was stamped, colored with Copics, cut
with the matching Die-namics, then popped up on the card. I finished off
the card with the stamped sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, May 17th
and as the winner, you could be guesting with us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

MFT Just Add Color




Each month I usually color the Pure Innocence image first. I always look forward
to seeing the design of the month and the images are simple to color and always cute.

I used a combination of Copic markers and Prismacolor pencils to color this month's
I Love You a Bunch. I'll admit to being a bit lazy and just "tapped" the bouquet with 
Copics, not coloring each flower individually.



With apologies to artist Heather Ellis, I added some "bangs" on her, because I mistakenly
 colored outside the line on her forehead. I've seen some stampers like Amy Young add a 
few wisps of hair on their Pure Innocence images and I've always wanted to try that. 
And now I did!




Here's the finished card using the little girl if you missed it earlier.


I can hardly wait to see next month's Pure Innocence image.
Thanks for stopping by today!

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #384


Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Here's Sketch #384.


And here's my festive take on it.


It's been a while since I've used an alcohol ink background and chose this one
that had a bit of gold on it from some Deco Foil. Jessica Frost Ballas shared the
transfer technique here if you'd like to see how it's done.

I trimmed the piece, adhered the two part sentiment and finished off the card
with gold stars.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a $50
MFT gift voucher as the weekly random winner!
 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

MFT May New Product Launch & Release



It's time! My Favorite Things May Release is now ready to purchase here in
the MFT Store. And comment on all team members' blogs for a chance to win
one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers.

Before you go, I have one more project to share with you to possibly add to your
shopping list.


The Scallop Cross Stitch Tag was cut from Cement Gray card stock. The tag
was dry embossed at an angle on Stone Gray card stock and the tag was
adhered at an angle over it.

Three flowers were cut from Persimmon, Coral Crush and Ripe Raspberry
card stock and formed into roses. Three leaves were cut from Limelight
card stock and inked for a bit of dimension.


The sentiment was white embossed on a Gravel Gray sentiment banner. The roses,
leaves, and sentiment strip were adhered to the tag. The card was finished off
with gray and white twine.



So there you have it--My Favorite Things May Release! Remember you have until
the end of the day on Thursday, May 10th to leave a comment on all team members'
blogs to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!

Thanks so much for stopping by during the countdown! Happy shopping!

(Note: Winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)