Friday, January 30, 2015

MFT February Release Countdown, Day Five

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Hi, everyone, are you ready to start seeing what MFT has in store for you in February? Release Countdown starts today with these products being previewed: Blueprints 22 Die-namics, LJD Spring Tulips Stamp Set, LJD Spring Tulips Die-namics, Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Square STAX Die-namics, and Houndstooth Background. Release is on February 3rd at 10pm, and you can get all the details at the MFT Blog.


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I have a couple of cards for you today. My first card started with a Black Licorice card stock base. Then, on some Neenah paper and using the masking technique, I stamped the images from LJD Spring Tulips Stamp Set with Black Licorice hybrid ink and colored them with Copic markers. I stamped part of the sentiment on the card front with Black Licorice hybrid ink and the rest on a strip of Black Licorice card stock, stamped with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder and set it aside. I matted the card front with a new color for this month, Coral Crush card stock, cut with the new Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I love the interest this die gives the edges of the layer!! I popped it up on foam mounting tape and and added the black sentiment strip, also popped up on foam.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside on Sweet Tooth card stock, also cut with Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics.

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My second card has a row of stamped tulips—an alternative to masking and coloring the line drawings.

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I also started this card with a Black Licorice card stock base. I used another new color, In the Buff hybrid ink, to stamp some Sweet Tooth card stock with the new and awesome Houndstooth Background stamp. I’m thinking In the Buff is going to be my new fave warm neutral—I love it! I matted it with In the Buff card stock and popped it up on foam mounting tape on the base after tying some hemp cord around. Then, on a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock, I stamped several tulips, in five of the new colors: Orange Zest hybrid ink, Pure Plum hybrid ink, In the Buff hybrid ink, Daffodil hybrid ink, and Coral Crush hybrid ink. The leaves were stamped with Green Room dye ink and Gumdrop Green dye ink. The sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink and the panel popped up on foam. I tied on a Black Licorice button with more hemp cord and it was done.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside.

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And there you have it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tomorrow for Day Four of MFT’s February Release Countdown!


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~Supplies~
Birthday Card:
Stamps:
LJD Spring Tulips (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper:
Black Licorice card stock, Coral Crush card stock (MFT); Neenah Classic Crest Cover, Solar White Smooth, 110lb
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, foam mounting tape, clear detail embossing powder (MFT); Copic markers, heat tool

Thinking of You Card:
Stamps:
LJD Spring Tulips, Houndstooth Background (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Orange Zest hybrid ink, Pure Plum hybrid ink, In the Buff hybrid ink, Daffodil hybrid ink, Coral Crush hybrid ink, Green Room dye ink, Gumdrop Green dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Black Licorice card stock, In the Buff card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools:
hemp cord, Black Licorice button, foam mounting tape (MFT)


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18 comments:

  1. I love the job you did of the coloring on your first card: just beautiful!!

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  2. I love both of your cards....love tulips!

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  3. Serious gorgeousness!! Love the first card.

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  4. Beautiful cards, I love tulips. Brings the hope that spring is around the corner.

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  5. Gorgeous cards! Simply love the colors ♥

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  6. These are STUNNING my friend! Absolute perfection!!

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  7. Love, love, love your cards!!! I especially love the first one and how you added the blue in the background. LOVE CAS style cards!

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  8. Hi Barb - long time follower, terrible commenter! I'm always so impressed by the beautiful, crisp stamping that you share. I'm going to order some MFT ink today to use with my Copics. I've never used a hybrid ink, and am just wondering if I need to do anything differently than I do with Memento? Feel free to email me at mamagilliam@gmail dot com. Thank you!!! Beautiful cards today, as always!!!

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  9. Oooh, I LOVE the solid/silhouette-style tulips! Pretty cards!

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  10. Fabulous designs. The tulips are so pretty.

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  11. Such pretty cards Barb!! Love these tulips

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  12. Two great cards- the new border dye is fantastic!

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  13. I like the way you masked the tulips

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Thank you for your kind comments--they make my day and I appreciate every one!

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