Monday, August 03, 2015

MFT August Release Countdown, Day Two

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to Day Two of MFT’s August Release Countdown! Today we’re previewing Tiki Party, Tiki Party Die-namics, Birds of Paradise, Birds of Paradise Die-namics, Blissful Blooms Stamp Set, Blissful Blooms Die-namics, Wonky Chevron Background, Wonky Chevron Stencil. Remember that release is tomorrow night, August 4th at 10pm! Get all the details at the MFT Blog.


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I am having a ball playing with these new tropical themed products this month! They are SO much fun and I love all the bright colors that you pretty much have to use with them :) For this card, I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I cut a Double Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics from Ranger watercolor paper and “painted” my background using Kraft dye ink, Summer Splash dye ink, and Blue Breeze dye ink, popped it up on foam mounting tape, then I built my sweet little scene using Tiki Party and Tiki Party Die-namics. I stamped the individual images with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored them with Copic markers, then added them to the oval, some popped up on foam mounting tape. I added a Blueprints 21 Die-namics and Daffodil card stock sun and a Sweet Tooth card stock and Cloud Cover-Up Cloud to round it out.

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And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you back tomorrow for the last day of August Release Countdown!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Tiki Party (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Blue Breeze dye ink, Summer Splash dye ink, Kraft dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Daffodil card stock, Ranger watercolor paper (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 21 Die-namics, Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, Double Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics, Tiki Party Die-namics, foam mounting tape (MFT); Copic markers

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Sunday, August 02, 2015

Week In Review, July 27–August 2, 2015

Here’s a recap of what I posted this past week…you know, in case there was something you missed ;-)

May You Find Peace This Day–MFT Color Challenge #26

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July Ingenious Inking DT Challenge––Resistance is Futile
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Hello You–CTD #353

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 Shine On - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 


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  MFT Release Countdown, Day Five


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 MFT August Release Countdown, Day Two


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MFT August Release Countdown, Day Three










































And that’s it for the past week at Paper Pursuits—remember, it’s all about the art! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!

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MFT August Release Countdown, Day Three

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Hello, and welcome to Day Three of MFT’s August Release Countdown!! Some pretty awesome stuff so far, am I right? Well there’s lots more to come, starting with today’s previews: PI Mummy, PI Mummy Die-namics, Frightfully Fun Halloween, Frightfully Fun Halloween Die-namics, Interactive Window STAX Die-namics, and Fringe Die-namics. Don’t forget, release is on August 4th at 10pm—get all the details at the MFT Blog.


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I have a couple of cards for you today, both of them full of Halloween fun. First up is a card using the new Interactive Window STAX Die-namics—what an innovative concept! I love it and here’s how I made this card: I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then, on a piece of Ranger watercolor paper and using, top to bottom, Grape Jelly dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, and Limelight dye ink, I painted an eerie looking sky using my window die to set my ink boundaries. Then I cut my Interactive Window STAX Die-namics and built my scene using an also new Die-namics set, Spooky House Die-namics. I tied around some black twine and set it aside.

I made my card doubly interactive by including a shaker element behind the flap.

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For the shaker element back panel, I stamped some images from Frightfully Fun Halloween and added a Halloween sequin mix from Pretty Pink Posh. To finish it off, I added some enamel dots in coordinating colors. This card was so much fun to design and make—I will be using the interactive window again and again, I’m sure!

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My second card uses PI Mummy.

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This card started with a Grout Gray card stock base. Then, on some Sweet Tooth card stock, I sponged a night sky using, top to bottom, Blueberry dye ink, Banana Split dye ink, and Orange Zest dye ink. The moon was cut from Banana Split card stock with Blueprints 21 Die-namics and I scattered silver glitter stars, cut with Scattered Stars Die-namics and Blueprints 25 Die-namics. I added another new product in the Frightful Fence Die-namics, cut from Black Licorice card stock and added some Grassy Fields Die-namics cut from Jellybean Green card stock. The sentiment was stamped on a Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics cut and stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. PI Mummy Die-namics was cut from Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb paper and stamped with PI Mummy using Black Licorice hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and popped up on foam mounting tape. How cute it she????? I love her stiff-legged walk—it’s cracking me up!! This card is also for this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

And that’s it from me for Day Three of the Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you soon!


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~Supplies~
Interactive Window Card:
Stamps:
Frightfully Fun Halloween (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice dye ink, Grape Jelly dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Limelight dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Banana Split card stock, Ranger watercolor paper, heat resistant acetate (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Interactive Window STAX Die-namics, Spooky House Die-namics, Pretty Pink Posh sequins, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); black hemp, enamel dots

Mummy Card:
Stamps:
PI Mummy (MFT)
Ink:
Blueberry dye ink, Banana Split dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper:
Grout Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Banana Split card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Silver Sparkle card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 21 Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Frightful Fence Die-namics, Grassy Fields Die-namics, PI Mummy Die-namics , foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers

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