Friday, April 01, 2016

LJD Fly-By Friends–MFT April Release Countdown, Day Five

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Hello and thanks for joining me for the first day of MFT’s April Release Countdown! We have another amazing line up this month--today we’re previewing Blueprints 28 Die-namics, LJD Fly-By Friends Stamp Set, LJD Fly-By Friends Die-namics, Scallop Background, Dainty Scallop Cover-Up Die-namics, and Cascading Scallop Stencil. Mark your calendars—release is on April 5th at 10pm and you can find out all the details at the MFT Blog.

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Well, Lisa Johnson has done it again! LJD Fly-By Friends is another darling set including a lot of images with which your imagination can run wild! I’m pairing it with the matching LJD Fly-By Friends Die-namics and also the new Blueprints 28 Die-namics for my card.

I started with a
Sweet Tooth card stock base, then I did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors on Ranger Watercolor paper and cut it out with the largest die in Blueprints 28 Die-namics, which has an interactive window flap!!! How awesome is that? Just THINK of the possibilities!!

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I decorated the flap with images from the set, cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink, and colored with Copic markers, then popped up on foam mounting tape.

Then I went to work on the inside by creating a shaker element. The element was made with
Heat Resistant Acetate, foam mounting tape, and Pretty Pink Posh sequins, with some colored bee images added to the mix

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The sentiment started on the front and continued into the shaker element for a fun transition. Once you lift the flap a couple of times, it won’t lay perfectly flat, but MFT thought of that and included two circles with which to create a string wrap closure. My shaker was pretty packed when upright, though, and I was afraid there would be too much strain on the adhesive if I used that method so I tied it down with some baker’s twine and allowed it to pop open just enough to get a hint that there is a surprise inside :)

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And that’s it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day Four of MFT’s April Release Countdown!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Fly-By Friends (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper, X-Press It Blending Card, Heat Resistant Acetate (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LJD Fly-By Friends Die-namics, Blueprints 28 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins (MFT); Copic markers, baker’s twine

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30 comments:

  1. Your card is beautiful - love the colors and design!

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  2. Your card is so pretty. Love the watercolor background.

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  3. Awesome card!! Didn't expect to see a shaker there inside!! What an awesome idea!

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  4. Love this card. Really like this blueprint!

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  5. How fun that your card has a shaker surprise!

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  6. Awesome card. I love every detail of it from the flap leading into the shaker part and the flowers on front, great job!!!!

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  7. Brilliant idea to create a shaker card out of the opening!! Love your card!

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  8. So cool! I love the surprise opening for the recipient and the combination of watercolor and copic coloring you did to get the look.

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  9. Love your card, especially the shaker element. TFS

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  10. I love shaker cards and the idea of using the flap is genius! Your card is lovely and springy! Really puts a smile on my face.

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  11. What a fabulous idea!!! Your shaker card is so gosh darn cute!!!

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  12. What a great idea to make it into a shaker card. Love it!

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  13. Stinkin' cute! Amazed me when the flap is opened with shaker elements! Great release!

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  14. Darling card. So colorful and I like that it's a shaker card.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the pretty scene on the front and the shaker bit is an unexpected delight!

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  16. A terrific surprise card. It was beautiful on the front and I couldn't understan why the second layer- you open it up and it's a bee hive with honey!

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  17. wonderful shaker card, is so beautiful!!!!

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  18. Such a fun shaker card - and so pretty too! I love the look of the soft blue behind your flowers and bee. And what a fun surprise inside too!

    PS I actually came from MFT hoping to read more about your sweet little cat card. It's adorable! Still, I'm glad I got the chance to see your fabulous bee card.

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  19. Barb, Barb, Barb ... I don't MEAN to curse you. Can you please just make a horrible card ONCE?

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  20. So cute, love the surprise inside.

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  21. Love the background and your pretty flowers and what fun to open it a see a shaker card. Love this.

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  22. This is a fantastic card! I love the shaker element.

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  23. Your card is like a breath of Spring and instantly brought a smile to my face. Love it!

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  24. I love the surprise elements in this card, and the colors you used, especially the bees.

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  25. Barbara,

    Clever use of the Blueprints 28. And I just love the bees, flowers and the Buzz-illion theme!

    Loved the subtle watercolors. I'm just now ordering the Peerless watercolors. Haven't tried them, yet.

    Michele

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  26. Love the inside shaker card and the clever sentiment. Fantabulous!

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