Monday, May 18, 2015

In the Background

It's time for the background to be the star of the show! Today, we are highlighting some of our favourite backgrounds. Just in case you are looking to add a few additional backgrounds to your collection, we are having a one day sale on our Rubber Backgrounds. You can find all the details on the sale HERE.

Before we get to the details of the card, I want to tell you about one of my favourite tools that I use every time I emboss, the Embossing Magic. I rub this all over my card stock before I stamp the image in Versamark. It helps to keep all of those little extra bits of embossing powder from settling on your card stock. It really is magic!

On to the card. I stamped a piece of Smooth White card stock with the Happy Birthday Background in Versamark. I embossed the background with Clear Embossing Powder. I used a few Blending Tools and four colours of pink Premium Dye Inks to create an ombre effect. The happy birthday was die-cut in Kraft card stock and given a thin coat of Crystal Effects.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Greetings stamp set in Ripe Raspberry.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the rest of the MFT team has to share with you. You might also find a fabulous sale on the blog. :)


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supplies
Stamps: Happy Birthday Background, Birthday Greetings
Dies: Happy Birthday Die-namics, Blueprints 3 Die-namics, Blueprints 18 Die-namics
Inks: Cotton Candy Premium Dye, Razzle Berry Premium Dye, Ripe Raspberry Premium Dye, Tickled Pink Premium Dye, Versamark
Paper: Kraft, Smooth White
Accessories: MISTI, Clear Embossing Powder, Blending Tool, Crystal Effects, 3D Creative Sheets, Scor Tape

Friday, May 15, 2015

Poppies



We are bringing our week long inspiration celebration to an end by creating projects inspired by a famous piece of art. For my piece, I picked Vincent van Gogh's Vase with Poppies. I love the vibrant colors in this piece and I LOVE the way he captures the delicate way poppies wilt to the side.


To create my card today, I reached for one of my all time favourite stamp sets, Pretty Poppies.

I stamped the poppies in Electric Red Premium Dye Ink, and the stems in Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink. The centre of the flowers were created by using a Black Copic  Multiliner marker. 


The sentiment is from the Grand Greetings stamp set, I stamped it on a piece of Kraft card stock that was die-cut with the fabulous Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics. The background was stamped with the Burlap Background stamp in Kraft Premium Dye Ink on Kraft card stock

On the inside of the card, I stamped a single poppy and a I added a hint of burlap. I left lots of room for a special message.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the creations the design team has to share with you today. Don't forget to enter to win one of our prize packs this week.

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supplies
Stamps: Pretty Poppies, Grand Greetings, Burlap Background
Dies: Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Electric Red Premium Dye Ink, Kraft Premium Dye Ink, Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink
Paper: Kraft, Smooth White
Accessories: MISTI, Scor Tape, 3D Creative Sheets, Blending Tool, Precision Scissors

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Inspired by



We are celebrating inspiration over on the MFT Blog this week and today we are sharing some of our favourite inspirational quotes. It was hard to choose just one quote as there are many that I love. I picked the following quote by Martin Luther King Jr. as it is something that I feel very passionately about.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the quotes the team chose and find out how you can be entered to win a prize pack.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Product Launch

It's time for the New Product Launch! All the Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils can be found HERE. Please remember to visit each of the MFT Designers' May New Product Launch posts on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, May 7 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. Ready? Set. Comment! 

I have two fun cards to share with you today. The first one features a few of Lisa Johnson's new stamps and Die-namics. I stamped the Horizontal Stitched Strips with some of the smaller sentiments from the For the Boys stamp set.


The ties were stamped in Sour Apple, Lavender Fields, and After Midnight Premium Dye Ink. They were then die-cut with the Terrific Ties Die-namics. The three ties were placed on a Cross-Stitch Rectangle. I seriously love these Cross-Stitch dies!


On the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment from the For the Boys stamp set. 



My second card features the fabulous new Flamingos Die-namics, Tickled Pink stamp set, Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics and the Myriad Dot Background. That's a whole lot of yummy goodness!


The fabulous flamingos were die-cut in Tickled Pink card stock. I applied adhesive to the back of the card stock before I cut the legs, this is so much easier than struggling to get adhesive on those skinny bits of card stock. The flamingo on the left was coated with a little shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen. Her fabulous flowers are from the Spring Flower Sequin Mix.


I kept the inside of the card very simple. I stamped a sentiment from the Tickled Pink stamp set on a Cross-Stitiched Circle Die-namics. The background was stamped with the Myriad Dot Background and Tickled Pink Premium Dye Ink.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the design team has to share with you today.



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supplies
Stamps: For the Boys, Terrific Ties
Dies: Terrific Ties Die-namics, Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics
Inks: After Midnight Premium Dye Ink, Lavender Fields Premium Dye Ink, Sour Apple Premium Dye Ink
Paper: Smooth White, After Midnight, Lavender Fields, Sour Apple
Accessories: MISTI, Scor Tape, 3D Creative Sheets


Stamps: Tickled Pink, Myriad Dot Background
Dies: Flamingos Die-namics, Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics, Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Blueprints 1 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics
Inks: Tickled Pink Premium Dye Ink, Kraft Hybrid Ink, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
Paper: Smooth White, Kraft, Tickled Pink
Accessories: MISTI, Scor Tape, 3D Creative Sheets