Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy Birthday–My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #321


Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch 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.


Well, this was fun! I used lots of products on this card and I’m pretty happy with it. I stamped Happy Birthday Background on Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice hybrid ink and cut the circle element out with Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics. I embossed more card stock with Concentric Circle Grid Stencil, added it behind the circle with foam mounting tape, and popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock card base. I added Plaid Patterns Paper pack to the bottom, and added Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics cut from Gold Shine card stock to the circle edge.


I stamped BB Birthday Bears with Versamark on Pure Plum card stock and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, then popped it up on foam. The sentiment was completed with Cause for Celebration Die-namics cut from Black Licorice card stock. The balloons were stamped from BB Beary Special Birthday with Black Licorice hybrid ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper, colored with Peerless Watercolors, and popped up on foam. I finished off with some stars cut from Gold Shine card stock with Blueprints 25 Die-namics and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics.

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!


BB Birthday Bears, Happy Birthday Background, BB Beary Special Birthday (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Pure Plum card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Plaid Patterns Paper Pack, Gold Shine card stock, Ranger Watercolor Paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cause for Celebration Die-namics, BB Beary Special Birthday Die-namics, Blueprints 25 Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics, Stitched Circle Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics, Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, Concentric Circle Grid Stencil, Peerless Watercolors, waterbrush, MISTI, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, foam mounting tape, Quickie Glue Pen (MFT); heat tool


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Birthday–CTD #431


Hi, everyone, welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Amy Rysavy is our hostess and she has chosen a fun palette based on this luscious inspiration piece.


Obviously, I was inspired by the piece as well as the colors, as I chose to work with LLD Sweet Succulents and LLD Sweet Succulents Die-namics. I stamped the images with Black Licorice hybrid ink on X-Press It Blending Card, cut them out with the coordinating dies, colored them with Copic markers, and set them aside.


On Grout Gray card stock, I spread molding paste through English Brick Wall Stencil, allowed it to dry, put my stencil back, and sponged the bricks with Latte dye ink. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom of a Sweet Tooth card stock base, popped the card front up on foam mounting tape, and adhered the succulents, also with foam tape.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD431 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd431 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented February Guest Designer, Donna Mikasa!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Donna Mikasa – February Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


LLD Sweet Succulents (MFT)
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Latte dye ink (MFT)
Grout Gray card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
LLD Sweet Succulents Die-namics, English Brick Wall Stencil, foam mounting tape, palette knife, MISTI (MFT); molding paste, Copic markers


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MFT February Card Kit–Beautiful Butterflies Release


Hi, everyone, are you ready??!! Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit is now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique! You’ve seen some amazing samples over the last couple of days from the design team and that’s just the tip of the creative iceberg—so many things you can do with this kit. Be sure to check by the MFT Blog for more info and more samples, then go snag yours! Remember, we now have a new free with $60 die available for our customers with every kit release. It will be the free die (while supplies last) for the duration of the month until the next release. The new Free with $60 die for February is the Sentiment Label Strip Die-namics.


I decided to make a shaker card for this project using the larger butterfly from the set. I cut my shaker window with LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics, stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit with Black Licorice dye ink, and created the shaker element using Heat Resistant Acetate card stock and foam mounting tape. The back was stamped with Romantic Script Background, and I filled it with MFT Signature Sparkle Mix Sequins and Silver Shimmer seed beads.


I adhered my card front, complete with shaker element, to my card base and adhered the butterfly, stamped with Black Licorice dye ink, Cotton Candy dye ink, and Ripe Raspberry dye ink, with foam tape. I finished off by added some hearts cut from Ripe Raspberry card stock and Silver Sparkle card stock with Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics.

And there you have it! Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit is now available in the MFT online store so go get yours!!! You’ll be glad you did :) Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit, Romantic Script Background (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice dye ink, Cotton Candy dye ink, Ripe Raspberry dye ink (MFT)
Paper: Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit, Heat Resistant Acetate card stock, Silver Sparkle card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Beautiful Butterflies Card Kit, LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics,Tag Builder Blueprints 3 Die-namics, Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, MFT Signature Sparkle Mix Sequins, Silver Shimmer seed beads, MISTI (MFT)



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