Thursday, August 16, 2018

Cheers to Your Birthday

It's time for another Birthday Project Challenge, this month we are focusing on clean and simple birthday cards. I inked up the fabulous Martini Time stamp set in Lemon Drop, Limelight and Blu Raspberry.

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


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hello

We've got a fabulous new sketch for you this week. I decided to ink up one of the amazing new sets of Die-namics from the new release, Birds of a Feather. This set is full of fabulous dies! I die-cut the birds, flowers, and leaves in No-Line Coloring card stock and I colored them with Copics. To replicate the border in the sketch, I created a line of flowers and leaves. The birds were colored with Copics and Watercolor Pencils.



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


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Captivating Mandala

We're back with a few of our favourite friends to take another look at the latest MFT release. One of the products that I didn't have a chance to work with during the countdown was the fabulous Captivating Mandala Die-namics. This is such a pretty die!

For my first card, I inked up the background with Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Broken China, and Wilted Violet Oxide Ink. I spritzed it with a touch of water before adding the white mandala. The sentiment is from the new From Me to You stamp set.


For my second card, I created a fun shaker card. The mandala die is just perfect for shaker cards.  I inked up the mandala with a few Oxide Inks, and then I filled the shaker with a number of different sizes of clear sequins and crystals. They look amazing in person, just the right amount of sparkle behind the mandala.



Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fabulous creations our friends and design team created to share with you today.











Thursday, August 9, 2018

Miss You

I hope you enjoyed all the release projects the team has shared with you over the last week or so. I have another fun project to share with you today. I have received lots of questions about how I add foil to alcohol inked backgrounds. I thought I would share that technique today. I learned this technique at our recent MFT Retreat, Jody Morrow shared it with the group.


I gathered my supplies, Yupo card stock, alcohol inks, alcohol blending solution, and Deco Foil. I went for a blue, green, purple color combination.

To start out, I inked up a sheet of Yupo card stock. I layered about three layers of ink on this one piece. I dried each layer using an air compressor, before layering on the next layer. You want to get some dark, sticky spots where the ink meets.

Once I was happy with the way that the ink looked, I covered the Yupo paper with a sheet of Silver Foil. I rubbed the foil on top of the card stock. You don't want to scratch, just rub it with your fingertips. The next step was to pull up the foil. To add a little more silver,  I placed the foil down a couple of times in different places. You can use the foil sheet quite a few times.


My final step was to add the sentiment. I triple stacked the Miss You sentiment which is our Free with $60 Die-namics this month. To line up the words on my card, I use the negative die-cut. I secured it with Post It tape and then I add the die-cuts using the negative as a guide. Once the sentiment is secure, I carefully pull back the negative.

Here's one last picture of the card, you can probably see the silver foil a little better here.


Thank you so much for joining me again today. I hope you learned a tip or two. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 


Hoppy Halloween

Are you ready for a new Color Challenge? We have a challenging one for you this week, or at least I found it to be challenging! LOL After a few moments of stress, I decided on this sweet little image from the new Frightfully Sweet stamp set from Birdie Brown. I stamped the image on X-Press It card stock and I colored it with Copics.



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



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

With My Sincere Thanks

One of my favorite sets from this release is the Painted Poppies stamp set. I seriously love this set! For my card today, I decided to color the image with watercolors. I am definitely no expert on watercoloring, but I enjoyed coloring the poppy. I think the hardest thing for me about watercoloring is to let things go, to colour outside the lines and not try to be so precise. Ack!


I stamped the image on Canson Watercolor paper and embossed it with Wow White Embossing Powder. I then coloured the image and the background with Tropicals and the Classics Prima Watercolors.



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


You're a Superstar

We have another fabulous sketch for you this week. I couldn't resist inking up the adorable Friendship  Rocks stamp set. This set seriously rocks! I stamped the image on X-Press It card stock and I coloured it with Copics.  The background was created with one of the small star stamps in the set.

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

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Create

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' August New Product Launch posts on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 9 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. Ready? Set. Comment!   

I have a really fun project to share with you today, it features the fabulous Rolled Rose Die-namics. I created this rainbow floral wreath for my stamp room. I wrapped a chipboard wreath with Hemp Cord. Believe it or not, I actually wrapped it twice, the first time I kept the cord really tight. I then went over it again a second time, but I didn't keep the cords so close together.



I picked out eight fabulous colors of MFT felt to die-cut for the flowers and leaves. I used the Rolled Rose Die-namics, Mini Rolled Rose Die-namics, and Loopy Bloom Die-namics. The leaves were die-cut with the Layered Leaves Die-namics.

I placed a set of three or four flowers in the same color together on the wreath. Once I had them in an arrangement I liked, I slipped the leaves underneath and then glued the leaves and flowers down with a hot glue gun.

To create the banner I used the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner and Stitched Alphabet.


I am so happy with how this turned out, I will enjoy seeing all the gorgeous colors hanging in my stamp room.



Thank you so much for joining me all week. I hope we have inspired you to create something amazing! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift voucher.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hello, Hello, Hello

Thank you for joining me as we count down to the MFT release. We are just one day away from the big day! All the new Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils will be available on Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 pm EST. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts, YOU could win one of the five $75.00 gift vouchers. 

There is just something about the new Simply Hello & Love You Die-namics that I just LOVE! I die-cut the hello in a rainbow of colors of card stock, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Lemon Drop, Limelight, Blu Raspberry, and Boysenberry. I used the negative of the die-cut to line up the letters.


Thanks for joining me again today and thank you all so much for all of the sweet comments. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Thinking of You

Thank you for joining me as we count down to the MFT release. We are two days away from the big day! All the new Stamps and Die-namics will be available on Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 pm EDT. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts, YOU could win one of the five $75.00 gift vouchers.  

I have a sweet and simple card for you today featuring the new Fluttering Friends stamp set. I just love these little dragonflies. I coloured them with Copics and I added a touch of sparkle with the Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss pen.

For the background, I sponged Seedless Preserves, Broken China, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink on Smooth White card stock. I added some tiny little silver stars with a stamp from the Fireworks stamp set. 



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