Thursday, February 14, 2019

Sending You All the Love in My Heart–MFT Color Challenge #111



Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray, Red Hot, and Electric Red. 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.




Well, I *had* to do one more Valentine for Valentine’s DAY, didn’t I? I decided to make a shaker card using Entwined Hearts Die-namics and I started by stamping Romantic Script Background on my Sweet Tooth card stock card base with Gravel Gray dye ink. Next I cut my Sweet Tooth card stock card front with Entwined Hearts Die-namics and also a piece of Red Hot card stock. I removed the white and inserted the red in place and backed it with some clear acetate which held in in place and became my shaker window at the same time.


Then I created the shaker using foam tape, 6mm and 4mm Raspberry sequins—they fulfill the Electric Red requirement—Silver Shimmer seed beads, and some Pewter seed beads that are no longer available. I backed that with more clear acetate. This is the best way I’ve found to add an element to a card base and make sure it’s straight. Otherwise you have to put the upside down card base on top of the back of the shaker element and it’s impossible for me to get it straight! After that was done I heat embossed a sentiment from I Heart Celebrating Stamp set on Heavyweight Translucent Vellum cut with Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics to finish.

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: I Heart Celebrating, Romantic Script Background
Die-namics: Entwined Hearts, Slanted Sentiment Strips
Dye Ink: Gravel Gray
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Red Hot
Specialty Papers: Heavyweight Translucent Vellum
Supplies: foam mounting tape, 6mm & 4mm Raspberry sequins, Silver Shimmer Seed Beads
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, craft tweezers, 1/8” Scor-Tape

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Pewter seed beads, clear acetate card stock, 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, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, clear foam, heat tool





Wednesday, February 13, 2019

I Bee-lieve in You–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #424


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 decided to give Meant to Bee Stamp Set and Die-namics a little love for this card so to begin, I created my background by stamping Ranger Watercolor paper with Honeycomb Background and Gravel Gray Hybrid ink in a distressed manner then applied a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors and a water brush. When that was dry, I stamped the sentiment with Extreme Black hybrid ink, adhered the Black & White Striped Paper Pack element, and popped it up on the Sweet Tooth card stock base.



Then I stamped the images with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, colored them with Copic markers, added a bit of clear Wink of Stella to the bees’ wings for a bit of shimmer, and popped them up with foam tape for the finish!

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: Meant to Bee, Honeycomb Background
Die-namics: Meant to Bee
Hybrid Ink: Gravel Gray, Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Black & White Stripes
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, 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, Copic markers, Ranger Watercolor paper, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Mini Mister, water brush, Peerless Watercolors, plastic eraser



Be Mine–Color Throwdown Challenge #530


Hi everyone and welcome to a new
Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Wanda is our hostess and she’s challenge up to use a color combo based on her stunning inspiration piece.




I wasn’t going to make any more Valentines but I guess I had to with this inspiration piece ;-) The negative heart reminded me of the Be Mine Banner so I got it out for this card. To begin, I lightly stamped Romantic Script Background on Ranger Watercolor Paper with Cement Gray hybrid ink, then did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors and when it was dry, I stamped the XOXO sentiment from Valentine Wishes with Black Licorice hybrid ink, embossed the stitch line, and popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base.


While the card front was drying, I cut Be Mine Banner Die-namics from Ripe Raspberry card stock and backed the letters with Black Licorice card stock. I popped the banner up on foam tape and finished off with some hearts cut with Tag Builder Blueprints 5.

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 CTD530 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd530 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 for February, Leigh O’Brien!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Leigh O’Brien – February Guest Designer

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




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Valentine Wishes, Romantic Script Background
Die-namics: Be Mine Banner, Tag Builder Blueprints 5
Hybrid Ink: Cement Gray, Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Ripe Raspberry, Black Licorice
Specialty Papers: Silver 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, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Mini Mister, water brush, Ranger Watercolor Paper




Wednesday, February 06, 2019

I’m Here for You Always–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #423


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.


OK, I know I say this sometimes but this sketch REALLY stumped me. I had to let go of the circles before I came up with an idea and ended up with a Spring scene. I started by sponging the background with Blue Breeze dye ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, then I stamped the sentiments, from Beautiful Blessings Stamp Set across the center. 


Then I added Stitched Valley Die-namics, cut from Sour Apple and Gumdrop Green card stocks. Next I stamped Modern Trees Stamp Set, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and popped them up on foam tape. I finished off with some Puffy Clouds and a sun cut from Lemon Drop card stock with Beach Scene Builder Die-namics.

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: Modern Trees, Beautiful Blessings
Die-namics: Modern Trees, Stitched Valley, Puffy Clouds, Beach Scene Builder
Dye Ink: Blue Breeze, Milk Chocolate
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green, Lemon Drop
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, Mini Ink Blending Tool

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser


















Make Today Beautiful–Color Throwdown Challenge #529



Hey, everyone! It’s time for a brand new
Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Wanda is our hostess and she’s challenging us to a warm color palette based on her gorgeous inspiration piece.




I decided the best way I could use these colors was to do an ombre’ sponged panel and cut it—and some Black Licorice card stock, with Bold Beautiful Die-namics. I sponged on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and then inserted the pieces into the black die cut, taped the entire back, and popped it up on foam tape on a Sweet Tooth card stock base.



Then I heat embossed the sentiment from Hello, Beautiful Stamp Set and popped it up on foam tape as well. To finish off I added some matching enamel dots.

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 provide a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD529 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd529 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, Leigh O’Brien!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders (<--You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Leigh O’Brien – February Guest Designer

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




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Hello, Beautiful
Die-namics: Bold Beautiful
Dye Ink: Lemon Drop, Orange Zest, Electric Red
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, Mini Ink Blending Tool

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, white detail embossing powder, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Embossing Magic, plastic eraser, heat tool, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper





Tuesday, February 05, 2019

February MFT & Friends



All of our February 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!





I just love every.single.product in this release! It’s been so much fun playing working with them and I couldn’t stop! Today I have a couple more cards with a couple of products I didn’t get to use over the last five days: Super Dog Stamp Set and
Die-namics and Oh, My Gostrich Stamp Set. For my first card, I started by sponging my background, then cut City Block Die-namics from Black Licorice card stock and adhered Lemon Chiffon card stock on the back to simulate lights on at night, then I popped that and the sidewalk up on foam tape.


Then I stamped images from Super Dog Stamp Set, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, colored them with Copic markers, and popped them up on foam tape. The sentiment was heat embossed on Translucent Vellum and adhered with vellum tape runner.
*****

For my next card I used just the stamp set for a CAS card. I think this could pass muster as a masculine card.


I started by stamping the ostrich image and then the sentiment with Extreme Black hybrid ink on No Line Coloring card stock. Next I added colored it with Copic markers and added the ground detail. To get a smooth background, I taped off the ground and masked the image then airbrushed with a Copic marker.


To finish off, I adhered a piece of Coral Crush card stock to the Sweet Tooth card stock base, tied some baker’s twine around the front panel, and popped it up on foam tape.

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









All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Super Dog Card:

Stamps: Super Dog
Die-namics: Super Dog, City Block
Dye Ink: Lemon Chiffon, After Midnight
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring, Lemon Chiffon
Specialty Papers: Translucent 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, Mini Ink Blending Tool

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth 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, plastic eraser, Copic opaque white, small art brush, vellum tape runner


Ostrich Card:

Stamps: Oh, My Gostrich
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Coral Crush, 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, Copic markers, Copic Air Brush System, air compressor, baker’s twine, tape runner





Card Set using French Kiss Collection from Doodlebug Design

 


Hello, I’m back again with a couple more cards using the French Kiss Collection from Doodlebug Design. One card is definitely a Valentine’s Day card and the second shows how this collection can be used for so many more occasions.

For these cards I used the Icon Stickers—I found that they are perfect in scale for an A2 sized card! For the first card I started with a white card base and added the background using 12 x 12 City of Love card stock and added some “grass” across the bottom using Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints.



Then I chose the Icon Stickers that I wanted to use to build a little scene. These are pretty thick as stickers go but I needed them to be stronger so I could adhere them with foam tape for dimension. To do this I added some scrap pieces of white cardstock on the back of each piece then adhered them with the foam tape.
The adorable little boy character is holding a bouquet for his sweetie—for that I used a French Kiss Shape Sprinkle. The bird on the street lamp is another one and I added several Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles, as well. The sentiment strip is from the French Kiss Chit Chat collection.
*****

Did I mention how excited I was to discover how well Icon Stickers work on cards? I just love them! I used them again for my second card, which is a “thinking of you” sort of card showing this collection’s versatility.



Again, I started with a white card base. Then I added three strips of pattern from the Passion for Plaid double-sided card stock. Next I added a circle frame cut from more white paper with circle dies and popped up on foam tape. Then I created a mini-scene with more icons, also backed with card stock for strength. Also again, the sentiment is from French Kiss Chit Chat and I finished off with some Love Assortment Matte Sprinkles.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you got a little inspiration and will give these stickers and this collection a try! Happy crafting!







Doodlebug Supply List:
French Kiss Passion for Plaid 12 x 12 card stock
City of Love 12 x 12 card stock
French Kiss Icon Stickers
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints.
French Kiss Shape Sprinkles
Baby Hearts Shape Sprinkles
French Kiss Chit Chat
Love Assortment Matte Sprinkles

Other Supplies:
White card stock
Circle dies
Foam Tape
Liquid glue


Monday, February 04, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown, Day One!



Hey everyone, welcome to Day One of
MFT’s February Release Countdown!! It’s the last day—release is tomorrow at 10am, Eastern so set your clocks! Today we’re previewing Mini Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics, Heart Trio Shaker Pouches, Spectacular Birthday Stamp Set, Spectacular Birthday Die-namics, Party Penguins Stamp Set, Party Penguins Die-namics, and Straight from the Heart Die-namics. Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details. 


For my first card today I’m using Spectacular Birthday Stamp Set & Die-namics to create a sweet little scene. The image was stamped with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers—except the tiny umbrella which I paper pieced. Then I added the clouds, using Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, some patterned paper from Fun & Frolic Paper Pack, and a wooden sheet Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Frames Die-namics, popped up on foam.


Then I popped the image up on foam in the scene, added some Puffy Clouds, and the sentiment stamped on Cement Gray card stock and cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips.
*****

For my second card I’m using Party Penguins Stamp Set & Die-namics. This sit is SUPER fun to play with!


I started my sponging my background using Berrylicious dye ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper and stamping the sentiment at the bottom. Next I stamped up a bunch of elements including all the penguins, balloons, party hats, and the streamers in three colors of dye ink: Tangy Orange, Lush Lagoon, and Tropical Teal.



Then I set the scene by arranging the streamers and adhering them—some directly and some popped up on foam, then the other elements, also popped up on foam for dimension.

And there you have it for Day One—and the last day—of MFT’s February Release Countdown! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for the MFT & Friends Feature!







All products from
My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

On the Ball Card:

Stamps: Spectacular Birthday
Die-namics: Spectacular Birthday, Puffy Clouds, Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle Frames, Slanted Sentiment Strips, Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Dye Ink: Berrylicious
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Patterned Paper: Fun & Frolic
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray, 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, Copic markers, tape runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle,  Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, detail scissors, enamel dots


Penguin Card:

Stamps: Party Penguins
Die-namics: Party Penguins
Dye Ink: Tangy Orange, Lush Lagoon, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, Black Licorice
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, 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, Mini Ink Blending Tool

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, Multi Medium Matte Glue, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, plastic eraser




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