Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Seafaring Banner - MFT July New Product Tour

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Welcome to MFT’s July New Product Tour! We’ll be showing you lots of ideas for using your new MFT products. You have been shopping already, right? Good. No? Then you need to head on over to the MFT Boutique and get to shopping! If you’ve already shopped, I hope you’ll take a look at our projects—you’re bound to get some awesome ideas. And don’t forget ONE of the MFT designers is holding some blog candy—a $50 gift voucher to spend in the MFT store! To have a chance to win it, you’ll need to leave a comment on each of the designers’ New Product Tour posts because I’m not tellin’ who it is.

Tonight I’m showing you
Inspired By the Sea. As soon as I started thinking about what I was going to make with this set, I knew it would be a banner. Our home office has a kind of nautical décor theme going on and I thought a small banner to hang in the bay window would be perfect!

First of all I cut out all my base pennants using the just released
Die-namics Rounded Banner STAX and Kraft card stock. Then I made another layer with some sweet nautical themed patterned paper. The banner has five pennants: the two outer pennants have ship’s wheels, the next ones in have shells, and the center one uses the tall ship image.

Now, let me take you through them all. First of all I cut out some
Sno Cone card stock using one of the new Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX dies and stamped all over it randomly with a flourish from Finishing Flourishes. I used Soft Suede ink stamped off once, then I sponged the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Next I stamped the ship’s wheel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored lightly with Copic markers. Before I popped it up on foam, I added a Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX burlap strip topped off with a new Die-namics Vine Border die cut. I think it’s PERFECT to use for sea weed, LOL! The topper was done with a Die-namics Simply Scallops Medium strip with a sailor’s knot made from cotton yarn adhered to it. It’s also popped up to hide the eyelets I put in the base. (The eyelets are to keep the holes from tearing when you tie the pennants together.)

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Now on to the shell. The Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX layer got the same Finishing Flourishes treatment and then I added a Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon burlap strip and popped the shell up on it. Everything else is the same except I added a pearl flourish on top of the patterned paper.

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Here’s a close up of the shell element. I actually stamped and hand cut two shell images for each of these pennants. After I colored them with Copic markers, I gave them a quick spritz with water and molded them in my palm to give them some dimension. Then I adhered the hinges together to make them more realistic.

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BECAUSE…I wanted to put a pearl inside :) I know, I know, pearls come from oysters…mostly. Artistic license and all that, you know ;-)

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And, finally, the tall ship. This pennant has a larger Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX strip and another Die-namics Designer Labels 3 STAX layer cut from patterned paper. The ship was stamped on more Finishing Flourishes- enhanced Sno Cone card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, colored with Copic markers, and hand cut out. It’s also popped up on foam with one of the sweet Die-namics Flat-Bottom Clouds peeking out around the sails. It was cut from Whip Cream card stock and stamped with a flourish.

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I was having so much fun with this set that I decided to make a card while I had everything out. The ship and clouds were done in the exact same way as on the banner. I added another Die-namics Fishtail Flags STAX burlap strip and some cheesecloth “fish net” for texture, then I could not resist putting that ship down into some water made with my Die-namics Catch a Wave die cuts. A little whimsy along with the vintage. Love. I distressed some edges and added a twine-tied button with the anchor from the new Die-namics Sea Charms set to finish it off.

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Here’s a close up of the flourished cloud and the cheesecloth “net”.

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And a close up of the waves and anchor.

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Well, that’s it for my project. As always, I hope to inspire you to think outside of the box. If you can imagine it, you can do it.


Here are the Die-namics dies I used on this project:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you back tomorrow for this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

 

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~Supplies~
Banner:
Stamps:
Inspired By the Sea, Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Paper:
Sno Cone, Kraft, Whip Cream (MFT); Voyage (K & Co.)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Soft Suede (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Designer Labels 3 STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Simply Scallops Medium, First Place Award Ribbon, Flat-Bottom Clouds
Die-namics dies (MFT); cotton yarn, burlap, hemp cord, faux pearls, foam dots, eyelets, Cropadile, Copic markers

Card:
Stamps:
Inspired By the Sea, Finishing Flourishes (MFT)
Paper:
Sno Cone, Kraft, Whip Cream (MFT); Voyage (K & Co.)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Blue Bayou (SU!); Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Designer Labels 3 STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Flat-Bottom Clouds, Catch a Wave, Sea Charms
Die-namics dies (MFT); burlap, cheesecloth, button, twine,

 

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54 comments:

  1. Wow, your banner is so fabulous. Love the great design and the new images and dies. Your knots are so great!

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  2. That is a terrific banner! You put so many lovely details in it. Wow!!!

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  3. I absolutely love your banner. I love all the use of the dies and the extra little embellishments, like the knotted twine at the top of each of the banner pieces. Fantastic job.

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  4. stunning, colours design and all the dies are perfect...this is gonna cost me...

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  5. I totally went back at the last minute when I saw this on FB and ordered this set!!! LOVE IT!

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  6. AMAZING!, Colors, knots, that shell!! You are so creative!

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  7. Oh my, what wonderful colors and amazing designs with all of the images....Love the pearl in the shell...way too clever...

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful banner. All the details are amazing. Just love the soft sea colors.

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  9. This is gorgeous, I love all the layers and detail.

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  10. Wow, look at all the dimension, this is beyond gorgeous, love it

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  11. Love the nautical feel. Great choice of papers. Would look lovely hanging up in your bay window. Know the feeling as l live by the sea as well. Just beautiful.

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  12. WOW!! This is so GORGEOUS! Love it!

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  13. WOW! You're one creative artist! Love the banner with all it's textures and embellies and colors!

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  14. Oh Barbara - this is soooo beautiful! I love the "rope" borders and the incredible details of every panel! Wow! Wow! Wow! You definitely show us what is possible and truly inspiring!!!!

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  15. LOVE this! Such an amazing banner!

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  16. Oh my! Stunning!! The shell with a pearl in it is FABULOUS!!!!

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  17. Barbara, this is perfect, I love it! thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. This is the most awesome banner I have ever seen! Love all your details. The knots and shells with pearls were the ultimate finishing touches.

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  19. Love the banner, great way to show off the nautical theme.

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  20. We could use your talent in our office! The banner is fantastic :)

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  21. The banner and card are both gorgeous! Love the colors and all the details (burlap, pearls, etc). Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!

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  22. Totally awesome - I especially love the dimension in the shell.

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  23. What a gorgeous banner. I love the colors you used and that Knot! wow! Love the layers and the using burlap on each piece is a great tie together. I would love this in my house. Fabulous! ksh

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  24. Wow, this banner is exquisite.

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  25. Fab banner....love the pearl!

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  26. Super great....love everything about it!

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  27. Wow!!!! You have done an amazing job with these!!

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  28. This is so gorgeous. Very creative. Love all the little embellishments you added.

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  29. Wow, your banner and card are awesome. So many details. Love the colors. Great job. TFS

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  30. Fabulous banner and cards, Barbara. Love the soft seaside colors.

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  31. Wow! Your banner is gorgeous! I love the colors and the burlap is a great touch on both the card and the banner.

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  32. OMGoodness Barbara! This is fantastic! I bet this took quite some time to make. I love the colors and your knots are perfect. Great job! :)

    Hugs~

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  33. Wow, that banner is incredible. All of the layers a details are fantastic. I love the Fishtail dies cut out of burlap. Can't wait to try that.
    Ang

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  34. love the banner what a neat idea.

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  35. This is GORGEOUS! My goodness, what a fantastic piece of art. The sea green distressed look is perfection. That hidden pearl is adorable. hee hee :)

    Luvs,
    Annie Rose

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  36. Wow what a stunning banner, just beautiful and your gorgeous card that matches perfecly, such wonderful creations.

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  37. This is absolutely amazing! You are sooo talented. I love it!

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  38. Stunning banner and kicking myself that I didn't order this set too!!!!

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  39. Holy Cow! I love everything about this. That knot is genius. Had to Pin it!

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  40. Love the use of burlap in your banner!

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  41. Barbara, OMg! This banner rocks my heart and purse! Its magnificent! Love the papers and the new dies.

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  42. Amazing! Love all the detail and texture your pennant and card have. Perfect nautical colors too. :)

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  43. These are BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those soft ocean colors and all your textures!

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  44. love the different sizes of banners! This one is gorgeous!

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  45. WOW! Your banner and card are GORGEOUS!!! It is so beautifully detailed!

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  46. Your banner and cards are gorgeous. Love how you used such beautiful colors together.

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  47. WOW!!! I just love all the details to the card it is just gorgeous!!!

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  48. OMG, can this BE any more fabulous???????? :)

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  49. It is totally amazing decoration, for all sea-sons.

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