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Jun 3, 2012


Hi all and thanks for stopping by today.  It's day 5 of MFT Teaser Time and today it's all about the à la modes!  

Today, I'm using the adorable Firecracker stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped on the File Tab Die-namics.  I added a strip of stars using the Star Border Die-namics.

I just love this adorable stamp set!  I actually cut apart the à la modes character from the firecracker so I could stamp her solo on a panel and use the firecracker as an accent.  I ended up cutting her out anyway, but I like having more options and versatility so I cut my clear stamps apart all the time.  I colored her skin with Copic markers and the rest of the image with Prismacolor pencils.  

To achieve the darker shadows on her dress, I added in some black colored pencil and blended it in.  I added some detail to her shoes to make the soles look like cork.  She was "fussy cut" out and adhered to a stitched panel.  

On this card, I left lots of white space around her and added lots of stitching.

I used Tiara Stickles on the exploding fuse on the firecracker.  It's super shiny!  

She is colored with Copic markers.  Her dress was paper-pieced with a denim patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped on the File Tab Die-namics.

Confession: my stitching was messy along the top of this blue panel and I could NOT let it go... so I covered it up with a cute multicolored banner.  I cut the Banner Strip Die-namics in all three sizes and then layered them over one another, cutting off the banners I wanted to skip.  I added a couple silver brads to anchor it on the card.

Here are the Die-namics I used on my cards today:

Here are the details about the upcoming release on June 5 at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on June 5 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on June 5 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on June 5 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

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  1. Wow these are fabulous, love the jean dress, too cute.

  2. Both so brilliant, love this new gal!

  3. I love how you have stamped her solo and attached her to your card.

  4. love how you turned a "mistake" into a great creative opportunity. Both cards are lovely

  5. Both are absolutely STUNNING Jody!! LOVE your coloring and the sparkles are gorgeous!!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  6. great cards. Love how you put the firecracker up in the air!

  7. Love these cards. I really like you do something different to give us new ideas-Like cutting the firecracker from the image. I really like how you colored the images and the sparkle to the fuse! I really like these papers you used. ksh

  8. both cards are super!...great coloring and added details, love the sparkle and added touch to her wedgies!

  9. Lovely cards, love the coloring, I think the banner is an awesome addition, sometimes mistakes leads to wonderful additions.

  10. Must try the stickles you mentioned and what cute cards. Love that you cut stamps apart!

  11. Fabulous cards!!!! I love "confessions" they are always so helpful to see how other crafters work out a problem! Your cards are stunning as always!!!!

  12. Gorgeous cards! Love both your coloring and your paper piecing.

  13. Jody, excellent stitching and shadows on the firecracker - wow! mad skills!

  14. Love ala modes. Your cards are so cute.

  15. I love the way you designed your cards and the colors that you used. Nice work!

  16. Adorable the colouring on the image.

  17. Beautiful cards! I love that you cut the image apart and used the firework as an embellishment. And the banner was great for hiding your sewing problem. My husband got me the same sewing machine you had linked for Christmas and I am starting to use it on my cards slowly. I always have crooked lines to cover up...or I just add more "wonky" sewing to make it look like I did it on purpose. LOL!!!!!

  18. Super cute! Both cards are fabulous!


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