Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MFT Hits & Highlights—Magical May


There’s something magical about May…the transition from spring into summer and the explosion of color…seems like the perfect time to bring some magic into our crafting as well. We’ve opened it up to our team this month, challenging them to feature magical creatures or, simply integrate the colors those magical creatures conjure in our imaginations. My ability to predict the future isn’t magical but I *do* predict lots of mermaids and unicorns in the very near future!


I can’t think of anything more magical than unicorns, and since it’s been a while since I showed my BB Magical Unicorns Stamp Set and Die-namics some love, I got them out for this card. The images were stamped on No Line Coloring Card Stock and colored with Copic markers. I love this stuff for regular stamped images in addition to no line coloring. It’s not as “blue/purple white” as X-Press It Blending Card plus it’s heavier (more usable for card fronts for me) and it colors beautifully. One caution: black ink *might* smudge a little when you start with the Copics so if you do use this be sure to heat set it first if you’re concerned about that. I’ve found it happens rarely but it has happened, thus the caution. 


The background was created with Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink, and a sponge dauber. I added End of the Rainbow Die-namics, Sunny Skies Die-namics, and Stitched Cloud Edges on which I stamped the sentiment. Foam tape was used for dimension. Tip: if you don’t want to waste a lot of card stock cutting the rainbow in different colors, simply cut it all from white card stock and color each section with a Copic marker!

And that’s it from me for Magical May Hits & Highlights! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Magical Unicorns
Die-namics: BB Magical Unicorns, End of the Rainbow, Stitched Cloud Edges, Sunny Skies
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Lemon Chiffon, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue
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, Copics, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, sponge dauber
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter



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