Hello and welcome to a super fun collaboration between MFT and Pear Blossom Press! We’re using their EZ Lights today and let me tell you, they ARE easy! Be sure to get all the details HERE at the MFT Blog.
If you’ve been frustrated with other lights like I have you will find these to be AMAZINGLY easy to use—all the connections have been done for you—all you need to do is decide on placement and go from there! I am in LOVE with them!
So, on to my card. I knew I wanted to use the lights for the headlights in Carpool Die-namics and thought a nighttime scene would be fun so I started looking through stamp sets for images that would fit the windshield area. I ran across BB Old Friends and immediately a theme came together in my head—Grandma and Grandpa heading to see the kids for Christmas!!! Bingo!!!
First I constructed the car then stamped the images on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut them out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored them with Copic markers. I adhered them to the car and added a Gravel Gray card stock back, as if it was nighttime in the car. Fa-la-la which is part of a sentiment from Bitty Holiday Wishes was stamped on the license plate.
Next I created the background—After Midnight card stock with Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and On the Road Die-namics cut from Gravel Gray card stock with Pineapple card stock for the line. Then I had to decide where the lights would go—I positioned the car on the card front and, using the die itself marked where the holes need to be punched. After that was done I could add my lights to a Sweet Tooth card stock base—I taped the lights and the battery holder down with clear tape and popped the card front up on top with two layers of foam tape.
I added the finished car and trees from ‘Tis the Season Stamp Set and Die-namics along with gifts from Sun Lovin’ Santa Stamp Set and Die-namics. One gift is flying off the stack—the old folks are in a hurry to get to those grandkids—and that was used as the “Push” element. Once all that was done, I splattered it all over with white craft paint for a lovely snow storm. I finished off with a heat embossed sentiment from ‘Tis the Season Stamp Set.
And there you have it! I had so much fun creating this card for the MFT/Pear Blossom Press Collaboration! Be sure to check by the MFT Blog to see more amazing inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!
Stamps: BB Old Friends, 'Tis the Season, Sun-Lovin' Santa, Bitty Holiday Wishes, Interactive Labels
Die-namics: BB Old Friends, 'Tis the Season, Sun-Lovin' Santa, Stitched Snow Drifts, On the Road, Car Pool, Stitched Sentiment Strips
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, After Midnight, Black Licorice, Gravel Gray, Red Hot, Pineapple, Heavy Weight Translucent Vellum, Silver Shine
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, Smart Grid Paper Pad