Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Merry & Bright - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #559

 


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 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.




As I often do when I'm looking for an idea for a card, I just flipped through my product and as soon as I saw Christmas Lights Die-namics I knew I had a winner!




To begin, I cut the strings and socket from Jalapeño Popper card stock and the bulbs from No Line Coloring card stock because I wanted to color them instead of cutting from card stock. Next I cut the words from Gold Sparkle card stock using In Stitches Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabets and In Stitches Numbers.




Using Slimline Starter Die-namics, I cut Black Licorice card stock for the card front and sponged it first with white then gold pigment ink around the edges for just a little interest then adhered it directly to a Sweet Tooth card stock base.

The rest was easy--simply pop all the elements up on the card front with foam tape and finish off with a few gold glitter enamel dots!




And there you have it! Now it’s YOUR turn to play! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!





All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Die-namics: Christmas Lights, In Stitches Alphabet, In Stitches Lowercase Alphabet, In Stitches Numbers, Slimline Starter
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Jalapeño Popper, Gold Sparkle, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, gold glitter enamel dots



Joy to the World - Color Throwdown Challenge #660

 


Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! Wanda is our hostess this week and she has a gorgeous color combo for us based on her equally gorgeous inspiration piece!






I had not had a chance to use the recently released Stitched Tall Triangles STAX Die-namics nor the super fun Keep Me in Stitches Patterned Paper so I got them both out for this card. It went together pretty quickly and once one was done, I think it would be a great design for mass production. 





To begin, I cut the triangles--or in this case, trees--from three colors of patterned paper then I spattered them an some Blue Beyond card stock with diluted white craft paint and set them aside. While they were drying I cut Sweet Tooth card stock with Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and Joy, Peace, & Love Die-namics from Gold Sparkle card stock. 





The blue background was adhered on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape, then I added the back snow drifts, directly to the background and the "trees" were popped up on foam. Before I adhered the front drift with foam, I heat embossed a partial sentiment from Bitty Holiday Wishes Stamp Set with gold detail embossing powder then popped it, the Joy die cut letters, and the star on top up on foam for the finish!

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 #CTD660 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd660 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!






All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Bitty Holiday Wishes
Die-namics: Stitched Tall Triangles STAX, Stitched Snow Drifts, Joy, Peace, Love
Patterned Paper: Keep Me in Stitches
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Blue Beyond, Gold Sparkle
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, tape runner, gold detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Versamark, heat tool



Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Hello, Bootiful - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #558

 


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 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 a tricky one--I sure was wishing we had a Cover-Up Die-namics for it, LOL! But, alas, I had to resort to making my own, which I did by using Stitched Square STAX Die-namics.





To begin, I sponged an A2 panel of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with 
Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot Distress Inks and stenciled the grass using Grassy Edges Stencil and Jalapeño Popper dye ink then spattered diluted white craft paint for the stars. Once dry, I carefully measured and cut out my squares and popped the "frame" up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base. The die cuts were adhered into the openings, directly to the card base for some dimension.





Next I stamped the images from BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends Stamp Set on No Line Coloring card stock, colored them with Copic markers, fussy cut them out, and popped them up both inside the squares and on the frame. The sentiment was heat embossed with white detail embossing powder on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics and also adhered with foam tape.




And there you have it! Now it’s YOUR turn to play! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Fab-BOO-lous Friends
Die-namics: Stitched Square STAX, Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Grassy Edges
Dye Ink: Jalapeño Popper
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Versamark, heat tool, white craft paint, small art brush



I'm Bats About You - Color Throwdown Challenge #659

 


Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Vickie is our hostess with a bright nod to Fall!






Those flowers are gorgeous but I was in a spooky mood so I used them for my batty background! To begin, I sponged Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Grape Jelly, Red Hot, and Orange Zest dye inks. 





Next I added the moon, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock with A2 Circle STAX Die-namics and stamped with Distressed Patterns Stamp Set and Cement Gray dye ink, then and stamped the little bats from Ghostly Greetings Stamp set with Extreme Black hybrid ink and popped it up on a Black Licorice card stock base with foam tape.





The bat from BB Witch Way Is the Candy? Stamp Set was stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. The sentiment, from the same set, was stamped on Grape Jelly card stock cut with Stitched Sentiment Strips Die-namics and both were popped up on foam. To finish off, I added some matching enamel dots.

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 #CTD659 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd659 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!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Witch Way is the Candy?, Ghostly Greetings, Distressed Patterns
Die-namics: Stitched Sentiment Strips, A2 Circle STAX
Dye Ink: Grape Jelly, Red Hot, Orange Zest, Cement Gray
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Grape Jelly, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, enamel dots



Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Silent Night - September MFT & Friends Feature

 


Hello! It's time for the September MFT and Friends Feature! The new release is available now for purchase so be sure to head on over to the MFT Online Boutique and shop! And don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details, more inspiration, and a chance to win a prize!






I love to create an aperture opening to frame a scene and the new Watercolor Wash Free Form Die-namics works a charm!! I used to love Oval STAX but since they were retired I've been without--I might just love this new product even better!!





To begin, I stamped the images on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers. Next, I cut the aperture from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped the sentiment at the bottom. The background was sponged on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper using Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot Distress Inks, then adhered to a Sweet Tooth card stock base. 






Diluted white craft ink was spattered on the background and images before assembly. The aperture was popped up on foam, then the images were added, also on foam. To finish off I scattered some music notes around, stamped with Extreme Black hybrid ink.






Visit each of the designer posts linked on the MFT Blog today and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, September 9th, for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 MFT Shopping Sprees. The winners with be chosen at random and announced September 10th. Start now because you don't want to miss a single post!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!





All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: SY Christmas Carols
Die-namics: SY Christmas Carols, Watercolor Wash Free Form, Stitched Snow Drifts
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black 
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot Distress Inks, white craft paint, small art brush



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