Monday, November 02, 2015

MFT November Release Countdown, Day Two = a Video

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Hi, everyone, thanks for joining me today for Day Two of MFT’s November Release Countdown! It won’t be long now! Release is on November 3rd at 10pm—be sure to check out the MFT Blog for all the details. Today we’re previewing LLD Hug in a Mug, LLD Hot Cocoa Cups Die-namics, Bold Diagonal Stripes Background, Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics, Stitched Star STAX Die-namics, and Stitched Cover-Up Companion Horizontal Die-namics.


I have a card and a couple of home décor projects for you today, along with a short video. First up, the card. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then, on a piece of Ranger watercolor paper, I did a watercolor wash with Daffodil dye ink, Tangy Orange dye ink, and the new Chili Powder dye ink. Chili Powder is fast becoming a favorite of mine. Then I splattered some clean water and stamped the sentiment, from Hand Lettered Holiday, with Versamark and heat embossed with gold detail embossing powder. I must say, this is the first time I’ve used the gold embossing powder that MFT carries and!!! Total smooth coverage, I’m sayin’!

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Then I cut some Stitched Star STAX Die-namics from gold foil card stock, arranged and popped them up on foam mounting tape. I finished off with some gold Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Next a couple of Christmas décor items.


I made a little video to show you how I achieved the dimensional look with Stitched Star STAX Die-namics and you can view it HERE in HD or click on the button below.

Once I got my ornament base made, I added some clear chunky glitter, punched a small hole at the end of a point, and tied on some silver baker’s twine for a hanger.

I also made a banner with a smaller die, using the same technique to create dimension. For this, I added some Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter and strung the stars on the same silver baker’s twine. Here’s a close up of how I did that, using hot glue.


And here’s the finished banner. I used nine stars and it’s about four feet long.


This photo shows the dimension you get.


And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for the last day of MFT’s November Release Countdown!




Merry & Bright Card:
Hand Lettered Holiday (MFT)
Daffodil dye ink, Tangy Orange dye ink, Chili Powder dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock, Ranger watercolor paper, gold foil card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Stitched Star STAX Die-namics, medium water brush, gold detail embossing powder, foam mounting tape, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); heat tool

Dimensional Stars:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Kraft card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Stitched Star STAX Die-namics, clear chunky glitter, Warm Diamond Microfine Glitter (MFT); baker’s twine, hot glue/gun, ScorPal




  1. Such fun colors
    This release fluvby

  2. I love your card it is stunning, the colors with the gold just so pretty.

  3. Hello, Barbara! I really love this stitched star die with so many possibilities! Love your card, it's stunning in gold with watercolor effect! And my fave one is that star ornament! Really a wonderful idea and I appreciate it! Thanks for sharing the video how to do! I will definitely give it a try! As Christmas Festival is popular in the whole world, we Hindus celebrate Diwali Festival in the month of November! So you gave me an idea to decorate my house, I have a star die but not stitched! Thanks again!

  4. Gorgeous card and love the ornament and banner! Thank you so much for the video!

  5. I love the card and the ornament and garland is fabulous!

  6. Oh my, the star in gold is stunning and your other projects are simply AMAZING.

  7. I'm seeing beautiful stars! Thanks for the ornament directions and inspiration!

  8. your watercolored card is gorgeous - i'm pinning it for sure!

  9. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!! I have been wanting to do these stars, and was not sure how to go about it, you showed me how!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Love, love, love all of your work, you are awesome!! Joleen

  10. Your star garland is beautiful and I love the stitched stars in the gold foil card stock. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  11. Barbara, your star card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the non-traditional color scheme.

  12. Wow, girlfriend! I'm loving all those stars and that gold embossing powder looks scrumptious!!

  13. Thanks for the great video.Love your ornament,

  14. I love that watercolored look on the card! Those gold stars add such glitz and glam to the card too! What a great way to make your own embellishments!! Thank you very much for adding the home decor items. What's better is that they also use the new products from the release!!

  15. Great ideas, and a great tutorial!!

  16. I love, love your card! I love how the background showcases the stars and makes them pop. The card and banner are both incredible. Thanks for sharing!!!


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