Wednesday, March 20, 2019

You Made My Day–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #429


Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


I had a ton of fun making this card! You know I LOVE these Triangle STAX Die-namics so this sketch was right up my alley! I started by cutting the triangles from Ranger Watercolor Paper and watercolored them with Peerless Watercolors and splattered them with gold acrylic ink once dry. Next I heat embossed Bundles of Blossoms Background with gold detail embossing powder on Sweet Tooth card stock, splattered it lightly with black acrylic ink and a small art brush and popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape.






















When the triangles were dry, I adhered them with foam tape, added You Trio Die-namics, cut from Gold Sparkle card stock and a sentiment from All About You Stamp set, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and adhered it with tape runner.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: All About You, Bundles of Blossoms Background
Die-namics: Yay Trio, Triangle STAX
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Gold Sparkle
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Ranger Watercolor Paper, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, gold detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, water brush, plastic eraser, gold and black acrylic ink, small art brush



Best Wishes–Color Throwdown Challenge #535

























Hello everyone and welcome to a brand new
Color Throwdown Challenge! Jodi is our hostess this week and she’s chosen a classic color combo based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.



I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, added a strip of Tiny Checks Paper Pack and a narrow strip of Black Licorice card stock to it, then popped up a Sweet Tooth card stock panel, that I’d dry embossed with Ray of Light Stencil, on foam tape. Next I stamped these images from LLD Sweet Succulents, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, colored them with Copic markers and popped them up on the card front.


To finish off, I heat embossed the sentiment on Black Licorice card stock and popped it up on foam as well.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD535 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd535 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Kelly Schirmer!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Schirmer – March Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!





All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: LLD Sweet Succulents
Die-namics: LL Sweet Succulents
Stencils: Ray of Light
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Tiny Check
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser







Saturday, March 16, 2019

I Miss Seaing You–Crazy 4 Challenges #475




































Hello and welcome back to another
Crazy 4 Challenges post! This week it’s sketch week and we have a classic design to play with,




Today I’m using a couple of products from
Picket Fence Studios that they so generously gifted to me—I love this
A Bottomless Sea Stamp Set that I used for my background and the adorable little I Am a Mermaid Stamp Set and coordinating dies. I began by heat embossing my background on Ranger Watercolor paper with white detail embossing powder then did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors. I cut the two panels and popped them up on a white stock base. Then I stamped the mermaid and fishes on Copic paper with Copic friendly ink, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and colored them with Copic markers.




 

The sentiment was heat embossed on heavyweight vellum and adhered with clear foam tape, then I popped the images up on foam tape to finish off.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see you playing along at the
Crazy 4 Challenges blog this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, too!

Amy Ottmers
Anja de Regt
Frances Byrne
Joanne Grzelak
Karen Aicken
Kathleen Adams
Maryann Einam
Raquel Mason
Rebecca Ednie








Stamps: A Bottomless Sea, I Am a Mermaid (Picket Fence Studios)
Dies: I Am a Mermaid (Picket Fence Studios)
Ink: Extreme Black Hybrid (MFT); Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Heavyweight Vellum (MFT)
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, tape runner, clear foam tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, Peerless Watercolors

Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad (MFT), Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, water brush, Mini Mister, Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Birthday Fishes–Stitched with Love, Cross-Stitch Rectangle



Our Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics die makes it so easy to marry cross stitch with paper crafting and with our newest Cross-Stitch Rectangle patterns, we’ve taken the guesswork out of pattern planning as well! We're challenging you to create a stitched project using any of the fun new patterns. You can find them at the
MFT Blog.  





Hello everyone! Today I created a card using Cross-Stitch Rectangle Die-namics using this adorable fish pattern. I’m stitching on Summer Splash card stock and I used these DMC embroidery floss colors: 871, 972, 310, 648, and blanc. I chose Summer Splash card stock because that eliminated the need to stitch the background. I actually like seeing the holes—I think it adds texture and dimension. Once I had everything stitched with 6 strands of floss, I outlined everything with 2 strands of floss—I think it gives cross-stitch work a finished look.


To complete my card, I covered a Sweet Tooth card stock base with Fun & Frolic Paper Pack and popped the stitched panel up on foam tape. I added some Fab Foliage Die-namics cut from Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, and Jellybean Green card stock and finished off with the sentiment from BB Gill Friends Stamp Set heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips.

And that’s it from me today—thank so much for stopping by! See you soon!







All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Gill Friends
Die-namics: Cross-Stitch Rectangle, Fab Foliage, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Patterned Paper: Fun & Frolic
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Summer Splash, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Jellybean Green
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, DMC floss, #26 tapestry needle, heat tool, Versamark



Tweeting You a Sweet Hello–MFT Color Challenge #113


Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Blueberry, Natural, Limelight, and Jellybean Green. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.



If this wasn’t a color challenge, I’d be using a blue sky and a yellow sun but since I couldn’t do that I needed to provide those elements some other way. For the sun, I dry embossed with Sunrise Radiating Rays Stencil and then spread molding paste through Cloudy Day Stencil. Then I cut Tree Branch Die-namics from Natural three times, trimmed to fit and added some Copic marker to the bottom edges. The leaves were cut from Jellybean Green and Limelight card stocks and popped it all up on bits of foam.


The little birdie was stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, cut with the coordinating Die-namics, colored with Copic markers, and popped up on foam. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics and also popped up on foam tape.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!



All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Cute Critters
Die-namics: Cute Critters, Tree Branch, Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Sunrise Radiating Rays, Cloudy Day
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring, Natural, Jellybean Green, Limelight
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, Die-namics Embossing Pad Combo

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, heat tool, enamel dots


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I Hope You Feel Better Soon–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #428



Hi, everyone, I'm back with this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here's this week's sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the
MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.




When I saw this sketch I immediately saw butterflies where those squares are. To begin. I did a watercolor wash on some Ranger Watercolor Paper for my background then popped it up on a Sweet Tooth Card Stock base with foam tape. The butterflies were stamped on Sweet Tooth card stock (colors listed below), shaped slightly, and adhered with foam tape for dimension.


The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock and also popped up on foam tape. I finished off with some enamel dots.

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, From Me to You
Die-namics: Beautiful Butterflies
Dye Ink: Orange Zest, Grapesicle, Lemon Drop, Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, white detail embossing powder, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister, water brush, plastic eraser, Peerless Watercolors, enamel dots





Let’s Celebrate You–Color Throwdown Challenge #534



Hey there! It’s time for a brand new
Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Amy Rohl is our hostess and she’s got a fun combo for us!





So, when in doubt, get out
MFT’s Happy Birthday Blend Stamp Set and Die-namics, LOL! You can use ANY colors together with this little gem! So, I stamped up the letters using Orange Zest, Chocolate Brown, and Blu Raspberry dye inks and cut it out with the coordinating Die-namics then set it aside. I wanted a background with a little interest but not one that would detract from these letters so I chose to heat emboss Musical Notes Background in white on Sweet Tooth card stock then popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Once I had that lined up I pulled out Tweethearts Stamp Set and Die-namics and colored up a couple of those adorable birdies to help me complete the theme.


I added Happy Birthday Blend to the card front with foam tape, added the birds, and heat embossed a sentiment from More Essential Sentiments on Milk Chocolate card stock, also popped up on foam. I finished off with some enamel dots and decided I like it a lot.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD534 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd534 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, along with our super talented Guest Designer, Kelly Schirmer!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kelly Schirmer – March Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!



All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Blend, Musical Notes Background, Tweethearts, More Essential Sentiments
Die-namics: Happy Birthday Blend, Tweethearts
Dye Ink: Orange Zest, Blu Raspberry, Milk Chocolate
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Milk Chocolate, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, white detail embossing powder, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, enamel dots





Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March MFT & Friends





















All of our March Release products are available in the MFT Online Boutique NOW! Today our team is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you so be sure to also stop by the MFT Blog to see who else is participating!



Today I’m using a couple of products I didn’t get around to using during the Countdown. My first card uses the Sweet Friend Stamp Set and Die-namics in a tunnel card.



The tunnel was created with watercolor wash panels cut with Elegant Rectangle STAX Die-namics and I added three tree canopies from Interactive Swing Die-namics to give the design more depth.



The images were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock, cut with the coordinating Die-namics, then colored with Copic markers before being added to the tunnel and finished off with a heat embossed sentiment.
*****


My second card highlights Rainy Circle Die-namics. I let this sentiment from and older set inspire my design.



I cut Rainy Circle Die-namics from a watercolor wash panel and Cement Gray card stock then backed the raindrop openings with Silver Sparkle card stock. End of the Rainbow Die-namics was cut from No Line Coloring card stock and colored with Copic markers.



The sun was cut with BB Magical Unicorns Die-namics from Lemon Drop card stock and positioned behind the rainbow. The sentiment is from LJD Cheerful Blessings Stamp set and was heat embossed on Heavyweight vellum and adhered with clear foam tape.




Thanks so much or stopping by today! See you soon!!











All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Tunnel Card:

Stamps: Sweet Friends
Die-namics: Sweet Friends, Interactive Swing, Elegant Rectangle STAX, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring, Jellybean Green, Sour Apple, Limelight
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Ranger Watercolor paper, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, plastic eraser, Peerless Watercolors, heat tool, Versamark

Rain Card:

Stamps: LJD Cheerful Blessings
Die-namics: Rainy Circle, Rainbow’s End, Slanted Sentiment Strips, Magical Unicorns
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Lemon Drop, No line Coloring, Cement Gray
Specialty Papers: Silver Sparkle, Heavyweight Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Ranger Watercolor paper, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister, water brush, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, Versamark, heat tool, Peerless Watercolors, clear foam tape


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