Thursday, May 10, 2018

Forget the Birthday Cake–MFT Tips & Tricks for May


Hello and welcome to another MFT Release Tips & Tricks post. Today I’m going to show you how I made the lime slice for my Margarita glass—because every Margarita needs a lime slice, amirite?


First, how I created the card itself. I’m using the new Margarita Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and Margarita Shaker Pouches for this. I wanted it on the surface of the card so I could add the lime slice easily--not inserted into the top layer—did that make sense? To do that I had to have a back so I simply traced around a pouch on some Sweet Tooth card stock and cut it out. Voila’! Perfectly sized! I filled it with 4mm & 6mm Lemon Meringue sequins, 4mm & 6mm Lime Sorbet sequins, and the new Frosty Ice Cubes, closed up the back and it was done—except or the salt! I remedied that by adding some Diamond Dust to the edge of the glass. The class was cut from Cool As a Cucumber card stock and the stem from Stone gray, then I added shading with Copic markers.


For the background I stamped Happy Birthday Background with Cement Gray hybrid ink on Ranger Watercolor Paper, did a watercolor wash on top of that, and splattered some watered down Delicata gold ink refill. I popped the glass up on foam tape for dimension with the lime slice in place, then heat embossed the sentiment with gold detail embossing powder. I popped that up too and finished off with some Gold Sprinkles.

Here’s a close up of the lime slice:


To create it, I cut Sweet Tooth card stock and Cool As a Cucumber card stock with Circle STAX—Sweet Tooth from the larger die.


To color the “rind”, first I went around the edge of the white circle with Copic YG03, using the side of the marker brush and extended a bit towards the center.


Next I added YG17 the same way but keeping it more to the edge so some YG03 still shows.


Cool As a Cucumber is a really nice very pale green but I needed it a bit more yellow so I simply colored it with Y11 and was quite happy with the result.


Next I marked my circle with a pencil to divide it into 8ths. A grid helps a lot to get this even but if you don’t have a grid do the best you can, it’ll be fine.


Next I wanted to add some highlights and texture to the actual lime so I added lots of squiggles with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen. 


Then I cut it out on the pencil lines and erased any marks that still showed. I snipped off all three “corners” of each piece to give it a more natural look. Sorry about the glare on this photo but I mainly wanted you to see how I snipped the corners.


The only thing left to do was to assemble my lime slice. I used Ranger Multi Media Matte and adhered each section. By moving the sections out to the edge just a bit, I was able to leave a little white showing between each section, in the center, and on the “rind”. Just play with it before adhering to get the feel for where they need to go.


And that’s it! Your Margarita now has a lime slice! I hope you give this a try for your Margarita Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics creation. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Spirited Sentiments, Happy Birthday Background
Die-namics: Margarita Shaker Window & Frame, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Circle STAX Set 1, Circle STAX Set 2
Hybrid Ink: Cement Gray
Specialty Inks: Versamark, Delicata Gold refill
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Cement Gray, Cool as a Cucumber, Stone Gray
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Margarita Shaker Pouches, Gold Glitter Sprinkles, 4mm & 6mm Lemon Meringue sequins, 4mm & 6mm Lime Sorbet sequins, Frosty Ice Cubes, Diamond Dust
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, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Copics
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool



  1. That was a great tip! Love it & plan to CASE when my goodies arrive. Tfs :)

  2. That was a great tip! Love it & plan to CASE when my goodies arrive. Tfs :)

  3. That is such a cute card. I love the lime slice!

  4. Thanks for sharing your tips on this Barbara! I have a pal who is constantly imbibing in margs and salsa and carriers! Her husband is a pilot! Cheers!!


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