Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You Are My Anchor—MFT June Creative Construction with Blueprints: Make It Masculine

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Hi everyone, it’s time for a the June MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge! This month we’re challenged to “Make it Masculine” and I thought using the recently released You Float My Boat stamp set and You Float My Boat Die-namics along with Blueprints 28 Die-namics to create a slider card would be perfect for this.


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I used Sweet Tooth card stock for the card base and the slider mechanism, and on which to stamp the boat with Kraft dye ink, Cornflower dye ink, and Red Hot dye ink. I cut Kraft card stock with Blueprints 22 Die-namics for the tab and stamped it with Interactive Labels, punched a hole, and threaded some heavy cotton yarn through it.

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My card front was cut from Blue Breeze card stock then I masked off the border area all around with Post-It Tape and stamped with Whimsical Waves Background and Versamark then heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped before I added the slider element, then the boat was popped up on foam when it was all assembled. I added the anchor, cut with You Float My Boat Die-namics from Brushed Silver card stock to finish off.

And that’s it for today!Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
You Float My Boat, Whimsical Waves Background, Interactive Labels (MFT)
Ink:
Kraft dye ink, Cornflower dye ink, Red Hot dye ink, Black Licorice dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Blue Breeze card stock, Kraft card stock, Brushed Silver card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
You Float My Boat Die-namics, Blueprints 28 Die-namics, Blueprints 22 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle (MFT); heat tool, cotton yarn

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Design a Life You Love

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This is the mixed media journal cover and tag that I taught at the recent MFT Retreat using BB Mermazing Stamp Set and BB Mermazing Die-namics among other projects. I love how it turned out and I think the attendees had fun creating their version of it.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Strike up the Band–MFT Color Challenge #72

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Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Blueberry, Blue Yonder, Cement Gray, and Cherry Crisp. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


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Well, these colors screamed patriotic project to me! And since I’d recently used BB Strike up the Band for another card, a little parade banner occurred to me :) I started by stamping Sheet Music Background on Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice hybrid ink and cutting it out with Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics. I created my “bunting” by using Tiny Check Paper Pack for the bottom, Sweet Tooth card stock for the middle, and Blueberry card stock stamped with Tiny Stars Background and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder for the top layer. They were all cut with Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics and adhered to the banner with foam mounting tape, then I added LLD Stitched Alphabet Die-namics for the “USA” letters, also popped up on foam.

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The images were stamped on my new FAVORITE Copic paper, No-Line Coloring card stock. I’ve been using it for regular Copic stamping and, although the MFT store says there might be some bleeding with black and other dark inks I’ve seen NONE. I heat set my Black Licorice hybrid ink the first couple of times to be safe but have stopped doing that and it’s perfect. I love it because it is not *quite* as stark white as X-Press It Blending Card (some think it has a purplish cast but that never has bothered me once images are colored). My only real complaint about it is the weight—it’s too thin to pop up on foam well. The No-Line Coloring card stock is 100lb and perfect for that. I am officially in LOVE with it!!

OK, so I stamped the images, cut them out with the coordinating dies, colored with Copic markers, and popped them up on the banners with foam tape. Then I strung the banners together with baker’s twine and it was done!

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
BB Strike up the Band, Sheet Music Background, Tiny Stars Background (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, After Midnight card stock, Tiny Check Paper Pack, Silver Sparkle card stock, No-Line Coloring card stock (MFT
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
BB Strike up the Band Die-namics, Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, LLD Stitched Alphabet Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, waterbrush, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers

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