But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!
Our Design Team has been busy creating jaw-dropping and inspiring projects for you, and we've saved the best for last.
And while we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on March 11 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on March 11 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- If you'd like to see all the designers' posts for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on March 11 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
If you’ve been visiting my blog this past week, you know I LOVE this new Lisa Johnson set, LJD Pretty Poppies. OMWord, they are so much FUN!
I wanted to keep this card kind of CAS to show off these gorgeous blooms, but also I wanted to accent them a little more than simply stamping. So, first of all I laid out my stamps in an arrangement that pleased me, then die cut two of the poppy shapes with my Die-namics Poppies and Leaves set from Sweet Tooth card stock. Then I stamped the stems with the new Gumdrop Green ink and the sentiment with Black Licorice ink. Next I stamped the poppies with the new Electric Red ink on some large scraps of some also new card stock in the MFT Boutique, Smooth White. Along with MFT ink, this paper is ideal for stamping solid images and is available now for purchase.
After I colored the center with Copic markers, I adhered the blooms and bud behind the die cut opening with bits of foam. This technique provides lots of dimension while preserving the clean and simple design. I also added foam strips to the rest of the die cut layer so the whole layer is popped up nicely.
I thought a sweet little basket gift card holder would be a perfect accompaniment for a thank you card. I used the Die-namics Trapezoid Treat Box, which was released last month, cut from more Sweet Tooth card stock for the base, then added the new Die-namics Flower Box for the front and back.
To finish it off, I made a Die-namics Poppy Builder poppy from Electric Red card stock with Black Licorice card stock centers. For the very center I used a Gumdrop Green button, and added some leaves from Die-namics Poppies and Leaves stamped with images from LJD Pretty Poppies and Gumdrop Green ink.
And that’s all from me! Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you tonight at the release party and New Product Tour!
Stamps: LJD Pretty Poppies (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Smooth White card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Electric Red card stock (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice ink, Gumdrop Green ink, Electric Red ink (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; Die-namics Trapezoid Treat Box, Die-namics Flower Box, Die-namics Poppy Builder, Die-namics Poppies and Leaves, Gumdrop Green button (MFT); foam tape, black gems, Copic markers