Now that we've teased and tempted you all week long, it's almost time for you to shop for your favorite Brand Spankin' New products from MFT. But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally! Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last. We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique. And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list. Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:
- You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- You have just a few more hours to submit your entry for this month's guest designer contest. Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
- If you'd like to see all the designers' posts for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
I'm using the soon-to-be-released Christmas Ornaments Die-namics and Stamp Set for my projects.today. First of all, I created a wall hanging using the ornaments in the traditional way.
I die-cut the shapes first, then stamped the snowflake and star burst with silver pigment ink and heat embossed with fine detail embossing powder. I cut the caps from silver metallic card stock and added silver cord from which to "hang" them. I added some silver holly leaves (love this die!!) and some blue gems for highlights before putting it in the frame.
Here you see it hanging on my wall. The light isn't strong but you can see the embossed layer under the ornaments better in this shot. I love this--it really looks good hanging on my wall.
For this project, I created a card, using the long ornament shape in a different way. This shape reminded me of a C7 light bulb, so I was inspired to created a light string with it.
First of all, I die cut the shape from colored card stock then coated them with Crystal Effects. Then I die cut the caps from black card stock and attached them to the bulbs. Next, I drew my "wire" with a pencil. I tried doing it freehand and wasted two sheets of card stock before the light bulb (sorry!) came on. So, I laid out my bulbs in the arrangement I wanted and then drew the wire in, then stitched over it with black thread and attached my bulbs. I added a black flat-back pearl to the hole area. I love how this turned out, too! Oh, yeah, I'm going to be using this set a lot :)
Here's the inside, where I created a sentiment from several of the words in the set.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget, you can get your hands on this set tonight at 10pm! Hope to see you stopping by for the New Release Product Tour, also starting at 10pm!
Stamps: Christmas Ornaments Die-namics and Stamp Set (MFT)
Paper: Assorted card stock colors
Ink: Encore Silver pigment ink, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Christmas Ornaments Die-namics dies, silver cord, gems, Snowflake embossing folder, ScorPal, Crystal Effects, sewing machine, flat back black pearls