Thursday, April 15, 2021

You Were Born to Bloom - MFT April Slimline Challenge: Spring

 


Spring has sprung on the calendar, and in the MFT shop, with a bounty of products that celebrate the season. Slimline cards provide a unique opportunity to expand your scene. With the abundance of spring, there are so many joyful ways to utilize that bonus space! This month, we’re challenging our designers, and we’re challenging *you* to showcase your best spring scenes as a slimline design.





Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods for sure. I love watching the trees leaf out in the Spring so decided to incorporate some in this design. To begin, I cut Slimline Starter Die-namics from Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper and sponged my background: Mini Cloud Edges Stencil with Lazy Day dye ink and Drifts & Hills Stencil with Sour Apple and Jalapeño Popper Dye ink. Then I stamped the tree from Wonderful Woods with Vintage Timber, Limelight, and Sour Apple dye inks.



The card front was matted with Sour Apple card stock and popped up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape. The images were stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut with the coordinating Die-namics, and also popped up with foam tape.




To finish, the sentiment was heat embossed on Vintage Timber card stock cut with Fishtail Foundations Die-namics and adhered with foam tape. To complete the scene a Lemon Chiffon card stock sun, cut with A2 Circle STAX Die-namics was adhered directly, and several Petite Cloud Die-namics, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock were added.

And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!





All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: PI Grow Together, Wonderful Woods
Die-namics: PI Grow Together, Fishtail Foundations, A2 Circle STAX, Petite Clouds, Slimline Starter
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges, Drifts & Hills
Dye Ink: Limelight, Sour Apple, Jalapeño Popper, Lazy Day, Vintage Timber
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, Lemon Chiffon, Vintage Timber, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, 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, Smart Grid Paper Pad, heat tool, Versamark



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Good Times are Ahead - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #537

 

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 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.



What a fun sketch! Since we don't have any oval Die-namics now I decided Balloon STAX Die-namics would work as a great substitute for this card. To begin, I created my cloud background using Micro Cloud Edges and Broken China Distress ink, then cut it with the largest balloon die. For the horizontal element, I cut three colors from Strip Splash Paper Pack and lined them up together on a Sweet Tooth card stock base. 



Next I stamped the image from RAM Sweet Celebration Stamp Set, cut it with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored it with Copic markers. I adhered the balloon with foam tape then popped up the colored image on the balloon with foam tape as well.



The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Skinny Strips Die-namics and adhered with foam tape and I finished off with a few glitter enamel dots.

And there you have it! Now it’s YOUR turn to play! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: RAM Sweet Celebration
Die-namics: RAM Sweet Celebration, Balloon STAX, Skinny Strips
Stencils: Micro Cloud Edges
Patterned Paper: Stripe Splash
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Black Licorice
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, heat tool, Versamark, glitter enamel dots, hemp cord


You are My Happy Place - Color Throwdown Challenge #638

 

Hello and welcome to a brand new Color Throwdown Challenge!! This week's hostess is Lynn and she has a Spring-has-sprung color palette for us to play with! Hope to see you joining us this week!



I used the photo for inspiration as well as the colors for my card today. I'm using MFT's just-released BB Sittin' Pretty Stamp Set and Die-namics and was further inspired by sentiment from More Essential Sentiments.




To begin, I stenciled molding paste through English Brick Wall Stencil on Sweet Tooth card stock and adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base when dry. I went back later and added Cement Gray dye ink to give it just a little more definition.

Next I stamped the images with Extreme Black hybrid ink on No Line Coloring card stock and colored them with Copic markers.



The sentiment was stamped on Sour Apple card stock cut with Grassy Fields Die-namics. The door image was sandwiched between the two pieces and foam tape was used for dimension. The remaining images were popped up on foam for the finish.

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 #CTD636 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd636 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!

Amy Rohl
Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
 (<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Susie Moore
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen

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




All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: BB Sittin' Pretty, More Essential Sentiments
Die-namics: BB Sittin' Pretty, Grassy Fields
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Cement Gray
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Sour Apple, No Line Coloring
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

We Make the Perfect Pair - April MFT and Friends Feature

 


Hello! It's time for the April MFT and Friends Feature! The new release is available now for purchase so be sure to head on over to the MFT Online Boutique and shop! And don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for all the details, more inspiration, and a chance to win a prize!





For today's card I'm using Tweet Memories Stamp Set and Die-namics from the April release. To begin, I stenciled Micro Cloud Edges Stencil on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper through Oval Extraordinaire Stencil using Broken China Distress ink. Then I used the negative from Oval Extraordinaire Stencil and sponged the "frame" with Kraft dye ink and Hickory Smoke Distress Ink around the edges. Leaving the negative in place, I spattered some clean water and then black acrylic ink for some interest, then adhered it directly to a Sweet Tooth card stock base.




The image was stamped on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers, then popped up within the oval with foam tape.




The sentiment from the set was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips and also popped up on foam. To finish off I added some Petite Clouds Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and adhered with foam tape, as well.

And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon, now go SHOP!








All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Tweet Memories
Die-namics: Tweet Memories, Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Micro Cloud Edges, Oval Extraordinaire 
Dye Ink: Kraft
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Black Licorice
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Mini Mister, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, black acrylic ink, small art brush, Broken China and Hickory Smoke Distress inks



Monday, April 12, 2021

Final Countdown - One Day Until MFT's April Release!!

 


Hello and welcome to Day One of MFT's April Release Countdown! Release is tomorrow, April 13th, at 10am Eastern so set your clocks! And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for ALL the details! Today we're previewing Read Me like a Book Stamp Set, Read Me like a Book Die-namics, Bright Future Stamp Set, Bright Future Die-namics, Sprinkling You with Love Stamp Set, and Sprinkling You with Love Die-namics.







How sweet is this image??? VERY sweet, amiright?? I couldn't wait to paper piece her shirt so I stamped the image three times with Extreme Black hybrid ink, twice on No Line Coloring card stock and once on Birthday Brights Paper Pad. The patterned paper and one of the others were stamped partially: only the area I needed :) The image was cut with the coordinating Die-namics and colored with Copic markers. The shirt was cut out and the book image also colored with Copics and cut out. Once all that was done I adhered the shirt first and then the books. IRL there's a lot of dimension which is what I was going for.




Next I added a panel of Black & White Stripes Paper Pad, then a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock on which I'd spread molding paste through English Brick Wall Stencil and when dry, went over it with Moroccan Spice dye ink. I popped it up at a wonky angle with foam tape and tied with baker's twine. 




I added two strips of patterned paper across the bottom along with the sentiment, heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips and also popped up on foam. The image was adhered with foam, as well, for the finish.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for the December MFT and Friends Feature!






All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: PI Read Me Like a Book, PI Bright Future
Die-namics: PI Read Me Like a Book, Essential Stitched Sentiment Strips, Fishtail Foundations
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Patterned Paper: Poppin' Polka Dots, Black & White Stripes, Woodgrain Whimsy, Birthday Brights
Dye Ink: Moroccan Spice
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Black Licorice
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, 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, Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen, Mini Mister, water brush, sponge daubers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, baker's twine, molding paste, palette knife, heat tool, Versamark



Sunday, April 11, 2021

Are You Ready??? Two Days Until MFT's April Release!!

 



Hello and welcome to Day Two of MFT's April Release Countdown! Release is in two days, April 13th, at 10am Eastern so make a note! And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for ALL the details! Today we're previewing Spring Songbird Stamp Set, Spring Songbird Die-namics, Spring Wreath Stamp Set, Spring Wreath Die-namics, Tweet Memories Stamp Set, Tweet Memories Die-namics, and Cat & Plant Perches Die-namics (previous Free with $60).






If you love MFT's Winter Wreath Stamp Set and Die-namics be prepared to love Spring Wreath just as much!! What a cheerful collection of tiny flowers to color in any combination you want! And you can go CAS as I've done or up you design as much as you desire. Funfunfun!!





For my card today, I started by stamping the image on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut it out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored it in a variety of Spring shades. Next I covered a Sweet Tooth card stock base with Poppin' Polka Dots Paper Pack and added a panel of Translucent Vellum on which I heat embossed the sentiment in gold detail embossing powder.




The colored image was popped up on foam tape and I finished off with some iridescent bubbles, which picked up the wreath colors very nicely.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day One of MFT's April Release Countdown!






All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Spring Wreath
Die-namics: Spring Wreath
Patterned Paper: Poppin' Polka Dots
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, No Line Coloring, Translucent Vellum
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, gold detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, iridescent bubbles



Saturday, April 10, 2021

Halfway to the Big Day--Three Days Until MFT's April Release!!

 


Hello and welcome to Day Three of MFT's April Release Countdown! Release is in three days, April 13th, at 10am Eastern so make a note! And be sure to stop by the MFT Blog for ALL the details! Today we're previewing Firefly Friends Stamp Set Firefly Friends Die-namics, Bunny Wishes Stamp Set, Bunny Wishes Die-namics, Wheelie Great Friend Stamp Set, Wheelie Great Friend Die-namics, and Banner Flags Die-namics (previous Free with $60).




I just *had* to create a scene with the adorable new Wheelie Great Friends Stamp Set and Die-namics! To begin, I 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.



Next I created my sky using Broken China Distress Ink and Mini Cloud Edges Stencil, then adhered it to a Sweet Tooth card stock base with foam tape after stamping the sentiment. Next I added several layers of Grassy Hills Die-namics cut from Prickly Pear card stock and a strip of Kraft card stock to simulate a bike trail.



To finish off I added a sun, cut with A2 Circle STAX from Butterscotch card stock and several Petite Clouds Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

And that’s it from me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you back tomorrow for Day Two of MFT's April Release Countdown!




All products from
My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: Wheelie Great Friend
Die-namics: Wheelie Great Friend, Petite Clouds, A2 Circle STAX, Grassy Hills
Stencils: Mini Cloud Edges
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
MFT Card Stock/Specialty Papers: Sweet Tooth, Butterscotch, Prickly Pear, Kraft
Supplies/Tools: foam mounting tape, MISTI, Steel Snips, Large Metal Adapter Plate for Die-namics, On-Point Precision Glue

Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Copic markers, tape runner, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, Mini Ink Blending Foam Pads, Scor-Buddy, Smart Grid Paper Pad, Broken China Distress Ink


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