Friday, November 03, 2017

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown, Day Five


Hi everyone, and welcome to Day Five of MFT’s November Release Countdown!! November!!!! How can that BE????? We have another awesome lineup for you this month and today we’re previewing You Make My Heart Melt Stamp Set, You Make My Heart Melt Die-namics, You Make My Heart Spin Stamp Set, You Make My Heart Spin Die-namics, Mesmerizing Mandala Background, Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics, and Ornamental Medallion Trio Die-namics. Mark your calendars: Release is on November 7th at 9pm Eastern. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details, to see more samples from the design team, and for a change to win prizes :)


I have a couple of cards for you today and they couldn’t be more different from each other. This month’s products include a wide range of styles so there’s something for everybody! My first card uses the chalkboard technique in an updated way. I really love this technique and hated when it went “off trend”—is that the opposite of “on trend”? To begin, I stamped Mesmerizing Mandala Background on a Black Licorice card stock base with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. 


I did the chalkboard smudges with Sweet Tooth Pigment ink (found under specialty inks in the MFT Store) and a sponge, and then cut Peace Die-namics from Cornflower Sparkle card stock. I popped it up on foam mounting tape and it was done. So simple but so dramatic!

Next up is an adorable ice skating cat and penguin from You Make My Heart Melt.


I used a watercolor wash sky and Gravel Gray card stock for the “ice”. I stamped the cuts with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. The scenery was created using Snow Drifts, Scenic Snow Globe, Beach Scene Builder, and Puffy Clouds Die-namics (card stock colors listed below) with the sentiment stamped on a Snow Drift die cut.


The two images were stamped on No-Line Coloring card stock (heat set) with Black Licorice hybrid ink, colored with Copic markers, and popped up on the ice with foam mounting tape. How cute are those two????

And that’s it from me for Day Five of MFT’s November Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you back tomorrow for Day Four!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Peace Card:
Stamps: Mesmerizing Mandala Background
Die-namics: Peace
Specialty Inks: Sweet Tooth Pigment, Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Cornflower Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic
Other: heat tool

Ice Day Card:
Stamps: You Make My Heart Melt
Die-namics: You Make My Heart Melt, Snow Drifts, Beach Scene Builder, Scenic Snow Globe, Puffy Clouds
Hybrid Ink: Black Licorice
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sunshine, Jellybean Green, Gumdrop Green, Cement Gray, No-Line Coloring
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor, Cherry Wood Adhesive Backed Sheet
Supplies: foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Copics, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush
Other: heat tool



  1. I love what you did with the mandala - very elegant.

  2. What a peaceful Mandala card in deep blue. The ice skaters are wonderful especially in showing a message!

  3. These are two very different cards and yet, equally beautiful !!

  4. Cool cards. Yes, I think “off trend” would be correct!😊 But I agree with you, I like the chalkboard technique and it does give a dramatic vibe to your card. TFS.

  5. They are different but equally beautiful!

  6. Both your cards are lovely. I adore your colouring on the second card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I love that chalkboard effect. Especially with that medallion. Skating card is really cute. I love the message in the ice. Nicely done....

  8. Great cards!Love the mandala background!

  9. I Love these cards Barbara you went from a focal point to a scenery card. They are both Fabulous!


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