Tuesday, April 08, 2014

MFT April New Product Launch

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It’s time! Time to shop the April release, live right now in the MFT Boutique!! I have a few cards for you tonight using Blue Skies Ahead. Love this set!!


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For my first card I went with a graduation theme. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base then added Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics cut from Sno Cone card stock. I added a mortar board from LLD Graduation Accents Die-namics, and the sentiment, cut with Layered Label Die-namics, stamped on Black Licorice card stock with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I embellished it with some gold cord and enamel dots, along with a gold card stock tassel.

A sentiment from LLD Happy Graduation is on the inside, stamped with Black Licorice ink.


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For my second card, I was inspired by the Weather Channel, LOL! I often see graphics showing the progression of weather from rain to sun so I thought I’d play off of that to go with this sentiment.

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My rainy side was made by spreading modeling paste with Raindrops Stencil on Grout Gray card stock and adding clouds cut from Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics in Grout Gray card stock and Steel Gray card stock. The sun side has a blue sky using Sno Cone card stock and a Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics sun cut from Lemon Drop card stock, along with Sweet Tooth card stock clouds. The sentiment was stamped on Sweet Tooth card stock with Steel Gray ink, popped up on foam, and embellished with enamel dots. 

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink.

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My third card is a bright sunny scene outside a window.

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I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base and added another Sweet Tooth card stock panel. I stamped the sentiment in Steel Gray ink at the bottom, then built my window. To do this, I first stamped the woodgrain image from LJD Western Backgrounds on Kraft card stock with Kraft ink and cut a frame using two sizes of Square STAX Set 1 Die-namics. Then I cut two strips for the sashes and one size of the Chalkboard Frame Builder Die-namics for the sill. Working front to back, I added a Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics sun, cut from Lemon Drop card stock, the sky using Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics and Sno Cone card stock, and finally backed with a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock. After that was all assembled I popped it up on foam on the base.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink and Berrylicious ink.


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My final card also plays off the sentiment from Blue Skies Ahead.

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This card also starts with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I added a Grout Gray card stock layer on which I stenciled translucent embossing paste with Raindrops Stencil. Here’s a close up of the look the translucent embossing paste give the raindrops:

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After that I built a Layered Umbrella Die-namics using Grout Gray card stock, Steel Gray card stock, and Razzle Berry card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, and Berrylicious card stock on which I stamped a border from LLD Mod Borders with Steel Gray ink. I made storm clouds from Grout Gray card stock and Steel Gray card stock with Lemon Drop card stock lightning cut from BB You’re Super Die-namics. The sentiment was stamped on a strip of Sweet Tooth card stock with Steel Gray ink, popped up on foam, and embellished with enamel dots. Beginning to think I might need an intervention re: the enamel dots…nah, probably not ;-)

The inside has another sentiment from the set stamped with Steel Gray ink.


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And that’s it from me! Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! And don’t forget that MFT will be giving away TWO $100 vouchers—to have a chance to win one, be sure to comment on each of the designers’ blogs by end of the day on Thursday, April 10. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on the Release Rewind Day Two post on Friday.


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~Supplies~
Sky Card:
Stamps:
Blue Skies Ahead, LLD Happy Graduation (MFT)
Ink:
Sweet Tooth pigment ink, Black Licorice ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sno Cone card stock, Black Licorice card stock (MFT); metallic gold
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, LLD Graduation Accents Die-namics, Layered Label Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, embossing powder, heat tool, enamel dots, gold cord  

Rain or Shine Card:
Stamps:
Blue Skies Ahead (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Grout Gray card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Sno Cone card stock, Lemon Drop card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics, Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, Raindrops Stencil (MFT); foam tape, modeling paste, enamel dots

Sunshine Card:
Stamps:
Blue Skies Ahead, LJD Western Backgrounds (MFT)
Ink:
Kraft ink, Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sno Cone card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Kraft card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics, Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, Chalkboard Frame Builder Die-namics, Square STAX Set 1 Die-namics (MFT); foam tape

Storm Card:
Stamps:
Blue Skies Ahead, LLD Mod Borders (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Grout Gray card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Razzle Berry card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Berrylicious card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cloud Cover-Up Die-namics, Layered Umbrella Die-namics, Raindrops Stencil (MFT); foam tape, enamel dots, translucent embossing paste


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102 comments:

  1. All four cards are fabulous, Bar! I especially love the first card with the graduation hat in the air!

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  2. WOW! You have been busy!~ Love all the cards! What great die's! LOVE!!

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  3. You always amaze me.. your cards are always the ones make me smile

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  4. All of the cards are so good! I'm loving the Graduation card the most, I love how you used the clouds in the background and the sentiment works wonderfully!

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  5. Goodness, where do I begin! Such awesome use of the sets AND die-namics! Love that bold umbrella and lightning on the last one and the window is TOO cool!

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  6. I really like your umbrella card!!

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  7. Loving those rainy day cards!!!

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  8. Wow! Fantastic use of the cloud dies. Love all four cards.

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  9. These are fantastic. I especially like the graduation card with the clouds; very pretty.

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  10. All are so imaginative. I especially like the tossed grad cap!

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  11. Hhhmmmm...I never thought of using the Weather Channel as inspiration for card making! Great theme for these cards :D

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  12. Fabulous cards as always but the second one is my favourite!! :)

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  13. all of these are winners!! I love them all!

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  14. Your cards never cease to amaze me! Each one is a serious work oj art!

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  15. Amazing cards Barb! Love them all!

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  16. I love the cards and your blog.

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  17. Great cards using the rain theme.

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  18. what a great batch of cards! I might need to copy the graduation card.

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  19. Great cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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  20. Your work is a wonderful inspiration!

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  21. Fantastic cards! I love the rain or shine card the best! Such a neat card!

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  22. Beautiful cards!! i love the sky card.

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  23. Cute cards and so many terrific new products.

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  24. I love your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Wow how spoiled we are with all these beautiful cards so many neat stamps and dies yet again by MFT

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  26. Wow these are gorgeous - and all so different! I love the grad hat against the cloud background though, very cool!

    Love Beth xx

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  27. Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Amazing cards! I especially love the umbrella one :)

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  29. Such clever and creative ways to use the new dies. Fantastic -- as always.

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  30. Loving all the clouds! Super release!

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  31. Barbara you have such a fantastic eye for design and colour. I always love visiting your blog. I absolutely love your second card - what a totally clever design. I definitely think I'll have to CASE that one.

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  32. Wow really curious how you did the window on your last card! Tutorial????? please???

    Beautiful cards!!!! Love that you did 2 types of weather on one card!

    AMAZING!!!!

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  33. These cards are awesome, as all of your cards during this release...thank you for the inspiration!

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  34. Fantastic cards Barbara, I was ooooohhing and ahhhhing all the way through! Especially fond of the window card, and I think the Weather Channel inspired project is too cool!

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  35. Great inspiration! I love the window card!

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  36. Thank you for such great cards. I have loved them all and always look forward to seeing your cards.

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  37. Love the layers you have in the umbrella card, fantastic work!

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  38. Awesome cards, great grad card!

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  39. What a great variety. Love the grad card and the umbrella card is super fab.

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  40. LOVE all the clouds! Both stenciled and in cover up form, your cards are amazing! Absolutely love the 2nd one with the torn paper and opposite weather conditions! :)

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  41. Your cards are adorable! The new products are great!

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  42. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of your cards is FANTASTIC!!! WOW!

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  43. Great cards! It's hard to decide on a favorite.

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  44. Love the weather channel inspired one!

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  45. Barb, I always love your cards and these are no exception. The "weather channel" card is so stinking cute! You are really making me want that cloud cover up die. lol

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  46. MFT has done a marvelous job with the sentiments you worked with today. You have done an magnificent job of showcasing each of these and I know your cards are the ones that convinced me to buy several of these dies/stamps!

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  47. Your cards would brighten any overcast day. I love the umbrella die.

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  48. I love the clouds! What a fun item! It might have to come to my house to play!

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  49. WOW! (x4) One for each card! Such amazing creations!

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  50. You just worked up a storm with all of these cute cards :) Love your style.

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  51. Love all of your cards today! Great color combos!

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  52. Wonderful cards, Barbara, each and every one of them!

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  53. Omgosh! You went over the moon on these dear lady! These are just beautiful! When do you sleep? Hope to see you in Eustis at the end of May! YOU ARE DA BOMB!

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  54. Wow!! Love the 4 cards you did and so creative on each one in using the different dies and stamps, especially the rain and shine. So clever.

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  55. Love all your cards but the one with the lightening is awesome! Great clouds and layers.

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  56. The mix and match stormy weather themed cards are great inspiration for cards of encouragement. Thanks

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  57. love the variety of colors on the umbrella card nicely done.

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  58. Oh, I love those fun clouds Barb. So many different look!

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  60. You are an expert on all the cool techniques--die cutting, embossing, scene making and others. Thanks for the terrific cards.

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  61. Super cute cards - love the clouds and the umbrella.
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  62. All really great but I especially love the idea of the second card - brilliant!

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  63. Love the great ideas you have come up with for the new release.

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  64. Great cards,really love the storm one x

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  65. These are such great cards!! I love how clean they look.

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  66. WoW! these are awesome cards. I love all the layers with the clouds, umbrella, lightning, etc.. awesome!!! Pam

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  67. Love your weather related cards, so creative! TFS

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  68. Great projects & some really great ideas, thanks for sharing :)

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  69. More awesomeness; thanks for all the inspiration

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  70. Oh, my goodness! I thought each card was awesome and then, I saw the next card and it was awesome, and then, the next . . . I LOVE that rain or shine card. What a genius idea!

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  71. Oh I am loving these cards, you've done an amazing job with those clouds. I LOVE the split one with the cloudy and sunny day and that last one is so bold and modern!

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  72. Fabulous cards. Love how you used the clouds in each one of these.

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  73. Beautiful samples! Love the umbrella card the most! All that color!

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  74. Beautiful cards... thank you for great inspiration. :-)

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  75. Gorgeous cards! Am really loving those clouds! :)

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  76. gorgeous cards Barbara, love the new cloud die and stencil set

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  77. Love your various uses of the clouds - so creative!

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  78. Wow four cards, and they are all great too!!!

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  79. What fun ways to use the rain or shine dies and stamps :)

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  80. Love the colors. Great inspiration!

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  81. Love all your cards! The graduation one is perfect with the cloud die and the sentiment! Can't wait to get that stamp set!

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  82. Wonderful cards! I especially love the graduation one because my daughter is graduating from high school this year!

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  83. Fun Cards!
    Who knew cloudy weather could be so cute!
    Especially like the the two forecasts & window cards!

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  84. OMG - these are all adorable!!! Can't wait to get the supplies for all these beauties. Smiles!!

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