- You can attend the New Release Party on February 7th 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 February 7th at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The guest designer contest is ON! 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.
We have two à la modes for you today:
- Girl Talk
- Rock Star
I’m showing your Girl Talk. First of all, I stamped her and did some Copic coloring, then I paper pieced her outfit. I don’t know about you, but these girls are so skinny it’s hard to find patterned paper with a small enough scale to suit me, soooo… I was looking through my paper stash and came across something that worked perfectly. Like most paper pads, Fancy Pants has some samples on the cover. But UNLIKE most paper pads, Fancy Pants is smaller in scale than the real thing. So, I proceeded to use some strips from the cover for my girlie and I love how it turned out.
OK, so after I colored her and got her dressed, I cut her out and popped her up on a new Die-namics die. This month you’ll be seeing Oval Decorative Doily Duo. I used the largest die from the Duo stacked on the original Oval Decorative Doily Die-namics for a nice little back drop. I used some corrugated cardboard for the top layer--it adds lots of texture.
I also used the corrugated cardboard for the center of my Botanical Bloom Die-namics flower. Yep, used it again—I love it! I love how the die cuts those little “stamens” out of the corrugated cardboard perfectly even though it’s thick!
I used the new Chat Bubbles Die-namics for my outside sentiment but altered it a little bit. I wanted to use that shorter sentiment but if I did, there’d be some blank space. So, let me show you how I shortened the Chat Bubble die cut to fit.
First of all, I cut out the one I wanted, which was the narrower one for this card. Then I lightly stamped the sentiment I’d chosen on the BACK of the die cut. This was a guide so I wouldn’t have to guess at how long to leave it.
Then I replaced the die cut back into the die and let the excess hang over the end. I secured it in the die with a bit of removable tape.
Then I ran it through my die cutting machine, placing the cutting plate over the area needing to be cut, but leaving the other end exposed.
And here’s what it looked like after it was cut.
Here’s my altered Chat Bubble die cut compared to the original size.
And here’s the inside of the card with another sentiment on the full sized Chat Bubble die cut.
Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this card:
Thanks SO much for stopping by! I’ll be back tomorrow with another teaser—it’s PI time! Just sayin’ ;-)
Stamps: à la modes in Girl Talk (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Black Licorice; Neenah Solar White 130#; It's the Little Things 6 x 6 (Fancy Pants Designs)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Chat Bubble, Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Botanical Beauty Die-namics dies (MFT); twine, sewing machine, Copic markers