But first... it's time for our Die-namics Feature and Pre-Release Pep Rally!
We've taken an in-depth look at this month's Die-namics, while re-visiting the amazing sets being released tonight at 10 PM EST RIGHT HERE in the MFT Boutique.
While we are at it, how about we make your life even easier with a "cheat sheet" of all that's new? Head over to the MFT Blog to print out a shopping list.
I went with bold and bright colors for my two projects today.
First up, I used the ADORABLE new Woven Basket, Trapezoid Treat Box, Easter Elements, and Embellished Eggs. These products pair beautifully! I can't wait to go buy Easter treats to put in this basket.
The basket was brayered with brown ink to draw out the embossed features. I also brayered the bow. I used Embellished Eggs stamp set to add cute decorative accents to the front of the basket, and as a tag.
All the components were stamped on the coordinating die set for Embellished Eggs, Easter Elements.
I hung the flower tag with an eyelet and some hemp cord.
The basket filler is handmade using Kraft Card Stock, an old-school crimper, and some Martha Stewart fringe scissors.
Here is a look at the back of the Easter Basket treat box.
Here is a little "how-to" for you!
Cut the Woven Basket twice, and the Trapezoid Treat Box twice, all in Kraft Card Stock. Then, brayer over them with brown ink to draw out the embossed features.
Look at that cool basket-weave embossing. LOVE it. :)
Pre-fold along all the score lines. This will help you assemble your box more easily (and with more precise placement).
Add strong adhesive to all the areas shown below.
Adhere the base of one Trapezoid Treat Box die-cut to the base of the other as shown here:
Assemble box like this:
Lay in it's side and adhere the decorated Woven Basket to the side. I used a string adhesive (not liquid glue).
Flip it over and adhere the other Woven Basket. This is what your basket will look like when assembled:
***Tip: Brayer color over die-cuts with embossing features to draw out the embossed detail and make it more prominent. You cannot achieve the same effect by sponging it. Use a firm, rubber brayer attachment.
Next up, I wanted to show a use for the new Button Border Die-namics. For this card, I used only the smallest stitched button and created a "gradient" effect with some colors of the rainbow. Happy Birthday (from this month's Triple Scoop stamp set, Western Sentiments) was stamped in Wild Cherry, Lemon Drop, Sour Apple, Sno Cone, and Grape Jelly. Then I added a Fishtail Flag in the matching color Card Stock to the left of the word "Birthday". Over that, I layered a matching stitched button and stitched it on with a double layer of thick, white thread.
I really like the simple, clean effect. I did add a matted, double-white layer that was popped off the card base and stitched to add some dimension to the otherwise simple card.
I was inspired by an on-line class I am taking right now: Clean and Simple Cardmaking 2.
I love the stitched detail on the buttons!
Here is a look at the dimension on the card.
Here is a look at the Brand Spankin' New products I used on my projects today:
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on February 4 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on February 4 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- If you'd like to see all the designers' posts 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 February 4 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.