Tuesday, April 28, 2020

You’re One of a Kind–MFT April Hits & Highlights

The purrfect pets in the Caticorn collection are already pretty magical. Beyond your typical coloring however, their horns, tails, and cute little bodies present an excellent opportunity for you to play with other techniques as well. Up the fairy-tale factor by choosing a whimsical palette of colors (our pick is rainbow, obviously!), adding glitter or sparkles, or even imparting a dainty pattern! Our designers are up to the task and we can’t wait to share what they’ve created this month.

As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I was going to paper piece one of the kitties! I chose Spring Whimsy paper pack for this thinking to make a play on words with this “calico” kitty! So, that’s the first thing I did, coloring the horn—and the rainbow--with Copic markers and covering the both images with clear Wink of Stella for some light shimmer. To present them, I sponged a background on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper with Broken China Distress Ink, added grounding grass cut from more Spring Whimsy paper with Grassy Fields Die-namics. I created a little scene, surrounding it with Gold Sparkle card stock cut with A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics using foam tape for dimension.

To finish off I added the sentiment, heat embossed on Translucent Vellum card stock cut with Skinny Strip Die-namics, adhered with clear foam tape.

And there you have it from me—thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!

All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Caticorn
Die-namics: Caticorn, A2 Rectangle Frames, Grassy Fields, Skinny Strips
Patterned Paper: Spring Whimsy
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Gold Sparkle, Translucent Vellum
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, heat tool, vellum tape runner, clear Wink of Stella, Broken China Distress Ink

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