Sunday, July 22, 2018

MFT July Card Kit–Bundle of Balloons, Countdown Day One

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Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT’s July Card Kit, Bundle of Balloons. Release is on Tuesday, July 24 at 9pm Eastern so mark your calendars now. And be sure to check by the MFT Blog for all the details.


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I went very CAS with this card. I stamped the balloons on Sweet Tooth card stock with the colors represented by card stock in the kit: Razzle Berry, Red Hot, Tangy Orange, Lemon Drop, Field Day, Blu Raspberry, Cornflower, and Boysenberry and stamped the strings with Cement Gray because I wanted them to be subtle.

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The sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice dye ink, the card front was popped up on the base with foam tape, and I finished off with some Sparkling Clear Mix Sequins. I love these colors! They’re so cheerful!

And that’s it from me for Day One of MFT’s July Card Kit, Bundle of Balloons. Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tomorrow night for Day Two!



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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Bundle of Balloons Card Kit
Die-namics: A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1
Dye Ink: Cement Gray, Razzle Berry, Red Hot, Tangy Orange, Lemon Drop, Field Day, Blu Raspberry, Cornflower, Boysenberry, Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

MFT Birthday Project Challenge–Throw Confetti Like It’s Your Birthday

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Sure, it’s messy and you might be running across remnants long past the big day but you can’t deny the fact that confetti is FUN. Add it to a shaker, precisely place it on your card front, or tuck some into a pocket or envelope - there are so many ways to incorporate this birthday essential into your card making. Let’s see how you sprinkle it into your next birthday card design!


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It IS messy but it sure IS fun! I created a shaker card to contain the confetti a bit but I was still finding it on my desk for days afterwards, LOL! I decided to do a full front shaker element using Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames Die-namics for my shaker frame. To add a little more fun, I stenciled Mini Cloud Edges on the background and filled it with Peacock Feathers Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti and Golden Years Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti, from which I drew my color palette.

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I placed Celebrate Die-namics across the bottom, cut from Gold Sparkle card stock, Celebratory Banner Die-namics cut from Razzle Berry, Pure Plum, Lush Lagoon, and Green Room card stocks, attached to gold cord, and a two layer Flutter of Butterflies – Lace Die-namics for an accent. Love all the color movement when this bad boy gets shaken up!

And there you have it for the July Birthday Project Challenge! Be sure to stop by the
MFT Challenge Blog and check it out--we’d love to have you play along for a chance to win the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT Boutique. Winner are chosen at random so everyone has a chance!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Celebrate, Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frame, Celebratory Banner, Flutter of Butterflies – Lace
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Razzle Berry, Pure Plum, Lush Lagoon, Green Room
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Peacock Feathers Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti, Golden Years Nuvo Pure Sheen Confetti
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Thinking of You–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #394

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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.


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As promised, I have another card using alcohol inks. This time I went with orange and purple—no reason, I just thought the two ink colors would play nicely together and they did. Again, I just started playing and working the ink and alcohol, with a small art brush and air brush system until I was done. So. Much, Fun! For the card itself I stamped a sentiment from Brushstroke Expressions Stamp Set with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder on some Sweet Tooth card stock. I matted that with Gold Shine card stock and popped it up on foam on a card base covered with Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Patterned Paper.

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I cut my inked panel with Mod Square STAX Die-namics, which I popped up on foam on the card front. To finish off, I added some Sprinkles to match.

To add some shimmer to this card, I used gold deco foil and burnished with a bone folder. Hopefully you can see it a little better in this view.

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And there you have it—my second alcohol ink project. I am jazzed!!! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Brushstroke Expressions
Die-namics: Mod Square STAX, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2
Specialty Inks: Versamark, Purple Twilight, Peach Bellini, and Sunset View alcohol inks
Patterned Paper: Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Yupo paper, Gold Shine
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Sprinkles: Lilac, Tangerine, Gold Deco Foil
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Alcohol Ink Tool Set, Alcohol Ink Palette
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, 91% alcohol, heat tool, air brush system


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You So Rock the Crown–Color Throwdown Challenge #502

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Hello all, it’s time for a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge. I’m the hostess this week so I hope to see lots of you in the gallery. The Greek Isles are on my bucket list but this gorgeous inspiration piece will have to suffice for now ;-)


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I’m using the recently-release Queen for the Day Stamp Set and Crown Die-namics (again) for my card today. I knew I was going to add some silver to my background so it just fit. The sentiment was heat embossed with silver detail embossing powder and the crown cut from Silver Sparkle card stock and popped up on foam tape.

Now to my background. First, I LOVE IT!! It’s my first attempt with alcohol inks and everyone is right, it was so much fun!! I had some inks and had never gotten around to playing with them and while I was at the
MFT Retreat I picked up the rest. Fun times are a-coming! I can’t tell you how I did it. I just jumped in with both feet. I used Sailboat Blue ink from the Lakeshore collection and Aqua ink from the Dockside Picnic collection and just dropped some on my Yupo paper. I used my Copic airbrush system with no marker, 91% alcohol in a Mini Mister and a dropper bottle and a small art brush and just PLAYED! I added color here and alcohol there, then switched it up, LOL! I love the pieces I’ve seen with the smaller detail so that was what I was going for—it looks like marble. It takes more time to work it out than just dropping ink but I LOVE the look of texture you get. You will be seeing MUCH more of this from me, I promise—in fact later today so be on the lookout. I’ll try to do a video to show you my process—you’ll have to play to get your own designs, no two will every be alike. And I’ve found that when you work it out a lot like I’ve done some colors end up being completely different than what you started with. I’ll show you what I mean another time.

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Once I was happy I poured on some Nuvo silver gilding flakes and rubbed them on the still slightly damp places. Those flakes are an unholy MESS, but I love the organic look you get with them. Then I splattered some Liquitex black acrylic ink, matted it with Black Licorice card stock and popped it up on a Stone Gray card stock base. I added the crown and the sentiment and it was done!

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 CTD502 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd502 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, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Kathy Schweinfurth!

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

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


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All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Queen for the Day
Die-namics: Crown, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1, A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2
Specialty Inks: Versamark, Sailboat Blue and Aqua alcohol inks
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Stone Gray
Specialty Papers: Yupo paper, Silver Sparkle card stock
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, silver detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Alcohol Ink Tool Set, Silver Bullion Nuvo Gilding Flakes
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Alcohol Ink Palette
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, airbrush system, Liquitex black acrylic ink, 91% alcohol

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A Bunch of Love from a Bunch of Us–July MFT & Friends

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Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you!


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I love this feature as it gives me a chance to use products I didn’t get around to during release. Today I’m using I Heart Celebrating Stamp Set and Heart Balloons Die-namics for a sweet watercolored card. I did a watercolor wash for the background then splattered with some clean water and set it aside to dry, then popped it up on foam tape on the Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then I cut a bunch of Heart Balloons Die-namics from more watercolor paper and colored them with Peerless watercolors in rainbow colors. When they were dry I splattered them with Liquitex black acrylic ink.

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I adhered the hearts on foam tape, as well and hand drew the strings with a Copic black Multiliner. The sentiment was stamped on translucent vellum with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger black embossing powder then popped up on clear foam tape for the finish. I am really loving the new Heavyweight vellum but I used the regular for this since I wanted the hearts to really show through.

And that’s it for this month’s
MFT and Friends. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for more inspiration.Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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Stamps: I Heart Celebrating
Die-namics: Heart Balloons, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper, translucent vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, Ranger black embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, clear foam tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Liquitex Black acrylic ink, Copic black Multiliner


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