Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sparkle

Our theme for this month's Die-namics Design challenge is ABC 123! While we have lots of fabulous alphabet and number Die-namics, I couldn't resist using one of the amazing new Decor & More Alphabet dies on my card. These large dies are perfect for home decor projects and scrapbook pages, but they are also great on cards.
I paired the Decor & More S die with this sparkling gold card stock. The sentiments are from the You Were Meant to Sparkle stamp set. I used the amazing MISTI and I stamped the sentiments in Nightshift Blue Premium Dye Ink.

A few 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins and 4mm and 6mm Aquamarine Sequins were the finishing touches.


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

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supplies
Stamps: You Were Meant to Sparkle
Dies: Decor & More S Die-namics, Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Inks: Nightshift Blue Premium Dye Ink
Paper: Nightshift Blue, Smooth White, Sparkling Gold, Doodlebug Design Textured
Accessories: MISTI, 4mm Aquamarine Sequins, 6 mm Aquamarine Sequins, 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins, Glue Dots, Scor Tape, 3D Creative Sheets

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Introducing the Decor & More Alphabet Die-namics

We have a fabulous new line of dies to share with you! The Decor & More Alphabet Die-namics are available now. These letters are are HUGE! They are 5 1/4" in height, which makes then perfect for creating home decor. They also fit perfectly on the front of a card. The letters are available individually, so you can pick just the ones you want, or you can be like me and pick up the entire alphabet, cause you just know that you will need them all. :)


My piece started out as a burlap canvas that I covered in a thick layer of Gesso. I added a little texture with some Texture Paste and the Fishnet stencil. I then created an Ombre effect using Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paints.

I die-cut the letters in Watercolor card stock and I covered them with Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Paints. Once the paint dried, I added a light layer of shimmer with a Wink of Stella Pen. The letters then received two thick layers of Crystal Effects.


I created a few clusters of flowers using the Winter Rose, Flower Medley Die-namics, and Layered Leaves Die-namics.

I finished off the canvas with some 4mm and 6mm Aquamarine Sequins, 4mm Marshmallow Sequins, and a few large Teresa Collins sequins.

Be sure to head on over to the MFT Blog to see all the fabulous creations the team has to share with you today.

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supplies
Dies: Decor & More - J Die-namics, Decor & More - O Die-namics, Decor & More - Y Die-namics, Winter Rose Die-namics, Flower Medley Die-namics, Layered Leaves Die-namics
Paper: X-Press It, Watercolor Paper, Glitter Paper
Accessories: Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, Peacock Feathers Distress Paint, Mermaid Feathers Distress Paint, 4 mm Aquamarine Sequins, 6mm Aquamarine Sequins, 4mm Marshmallow Sequins, Gesso, Texture Paste, 3D Creative Sheets, Fishnet Stencil

Friday, April 17, 2015

Peek-a-Boo Shaker Card

Welcome back for our final day of shaker cards! Today's shaker card is a fun peek-a-boo style, you get a glimpse at the inside of the card through the shaker window.

For my card today I used the fabulous Mason Jar Mug Die-namics. I die-cut the mug our of a panel created with the Blueprints 24 Die-namics. I adhered the acetate to that panel and created the shaker box. For this shaker I was careful not to add too many sequins and beads. While I usually like to be generous with those, it was important here to keep the amount low so the inside of the card could be seen.



On the inside of the card, I stamped a simple sentiment from the Mason Jar Labels stamp set and added a pile of sparkling ice cubes and a slice of lemon. I carefully lined the sentiment up with the shaker window to make sure it would show in just the right spot on the front of the card.


On a card like this, I think the little details are really important. One of the things I always do when making this style of card is to add another piece of card stock to the inside cover of the card. I don't want the recipient to see any of the adhesive or card stock from the inside of the shaker.


Thanks so much for joining us all week! I hope you have enjoyed all of the different shaker cards, and more importantly, I hope you will try one yourself! Don't forget to share your shaker cards with us on Social Media. We can't wait to see what you create!

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all of the shaker cards the team has to share with you.

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supplies
Stamps: Mason Jar Labels, Simply Circles Background
Dies: Mason Jar Mug Die-namics, Blueprints 24 Die-namics, Blueprints 2 Die-namics, Stitched Horizontal Strips Die-namics, Square STAX Die-namics
Inks: Black Licorice Hybrid, Limelight Premium Dye Ink
Paper: Daffodil, Lemon Chiffon, Limelight, Smooth White, Summer Splash, Acetate
Accessories: MISTI, Scor Tape, Foam Tape, Crystal Effect, Blending Tools, Micro Beads, 4mm Marshmallow Sequins, 4mm Aquamarine Sequins, 4mm Lime Sorber Sequins