Hello there! Today is Day Five of MFT’s August Release Countdown! Can you believe it’s August? Me either, but we have another amazing line up for you this month. Today we’re previewing LJD Spooky Sweets Stamp Set, LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics, Essential Sentiments Stamp Set, Essential Cover-Up Horizontal Die-namics, Essential Cover-Up Vertical Die-namics, and Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Paper Pack. Release is on August 2nd at 10pm EDT so mark your calendars. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details.
I have a couple of cards for you today so let’s check them out. My first card is a Halloween card. I started with a Stone Gray card stock base. Then, on Smooth White card stock, I sponged an eerie background using, top to bottom, Grape Jelly dye ink, After Midnight dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, and Lemon Drop dye ink. I masked off the moon before I started sponging, and splattered it with clean water and watered down white craft paint after I was done.
Next I stamped and cut my tree branch and bats from LJD Spooky Sweets and LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics—Hot Fudge dye ink for the branch and Black Licorice dye ink for the bats—and popped them up on foam mounting tape. I stamped part of the sentiment with Versamark on Black Licorice card stock, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and popped it up on foam after stamping the rest directly on the sponged panel. I popped the whole thing up on foam on the base and added hearts, cut from Wild Cherry card stock with Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics.
My second card is not scary at all :)
This card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I cut Essential Cover-Up Horizontal Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor Paper, stamped a sentiment from Essential Sentiments on the top cut-out with Natural dye ink, another on the cross piece with Chocolate Brown dye ink, and applied a little watercolor to the upper left corner with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush.
I created a shaker element in the bottom section using Heat Resistant Acetate Card Stock, foam mounting tape, and Pretty Pink Posh Sequins. I finished off with a Sunflower Die-namics and Layered Leaves Die-namics, cut from Ranger Watercolor Paper and colored with Peerless Watercolors and a waterbrush.
Stamps: LJD Spooky Sweets (MFT)
Ink: Grape Jelly dye ink, After Midnight dye ink, Orange Zest dye ink, Lemon Drop dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Hot Fudge dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Stone Gray card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Wild Cherry card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; LJD Spooky Sweets Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, Mini Ink Blending Tool (MFT); white craft paint
Stamps: Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink: Chocolate Brown dye ink, Natural dye ink (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper, Heat Resistant Acetate Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Essential Cover-Up Horizontal Die-namics, Sunflower Die-namics, Layered Leaves Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush (MFT)