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Mar 8, 2013

Happy Friday!

Hello all and thanks for stopping by today.  It's day 4 of MFT Teaser Time! 


My first card uses the Brand Spankin' New Inspired by the Front Porch - Spring.  I adore this beautiful image.  It was stamped in brown ink on a piece of muted patterned paper.  



The sentiment was stamped on a die-cut from Howdy Frames.  I distressed all the edges with Kraft ink.


I added a simple Natural button, threaded with Hemp Cord.  Some Whip Cream Ribbon was used on the back layer of the card.


The background was stamped with the woodgrain stamp from Western Backgrounds in Versamark, and embossed with cream embossing powder.


I used the new Big Birthday Numbers stamp set to create a card for my daughter, Madeline.  She will be turning 13 in less than a month.  My baby is going to be a teenager in a few short weeks.  *sniff sniff*  

I love that I can customize birthday cards for ANY age using this stamp set.  The "line image" numbers allow for paper-piecing or coloring.  A girl's gotta have options!  



I combined several different patterned papers and then whipped out my Claudine Hellmuth Gesso, mixed it with some light brown paint (to make it a cream color), and added some paint to the front of my card, which was already stitched. I wanted to "mute" the patterns a bit.  I sprayed Goosebumps texture spray after the card was assembled, but before I added the sentiment and numbers.  



I added a Fishtail Flag STAX and stitched the perimeter.  I wrapped some Hemp Cord around the card layer and tied a simple bow.  The numbers were placed on a Circle STAX and layered with the Award Seal.


The "13" was stamped and paper-pieced using patterned paper.  Then I distressed (and painted) all the edges of the patterned paper and card stock.

Here is my sweet girl's most recent FB pic.  :)  Look at that sweet little dimple!  She is turning into a little lady right before my eyes.  Happy 13th, sweetness.  XOXO 





Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 11th 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 March 11th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The Guest Designer Contest is going on now!  Check out the forum HERE for details on how you can win over $200 in stamps and Die-namics.
  • If you'd like to see teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for your chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on March 11th just before the release party, on the MFT Blog.



38 comments:

  1. your cards re beautiful, i love the image on the first card and the second card is gorgeous, hb to Madeline, lovely picture

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  2. Fabulous cards! Your daughter is a lovely young lady!

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  3. I LOVE the techniques you used, both cards are very pretty.

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  4. simply beautiful to both and your daughter is adorable!!

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  5. Both of these are lovely. I just love that porch.

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  6. A beautiful young lady!
    Great cards that show case your style perfectly Jody.

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  7. Happy birthday to your daughter! Such a pretty girl!!

    Love both of your cards Jody! Gorgeous work!!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I love the soft, muted colors in the porch card...super cute!

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  9. Love that porch image. Great cards.

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  10. Great cards! I love your distressing.

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  11. Beautiful! Love the neutral color palettes on these, and all that distressing on the second card....Love it!

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  12. Your daughter is just beautiful and your cards are awesome! I love the rustic feel of both of them.

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  13. Beautiful cards, especially that first one is stunning. Happy b-day to your lovely young lady. Mine will be turning 13 this year too.

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  14. Porch card...Stunning and elegant! Love it.

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  15. Great cards-especially love the diagonal ribbon on the first one!

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  16. love the simplicity of the first card and the shabby/vintage look to the second one!

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  17. Great cards! I agree loving the numbers!

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  18. Love the distressing and stamping on patterned paper!

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  19. Jody, both cards are wonderful! Love the new big #'s and the distressed look on your card is awesome~your daughter will love it.

    Hugs;
    Shari

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  20. What an elegant..card.
    Another fun release.

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  21. WOW! Love both cards! Love the paint and texture...very cool!

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  22. they are gorgeous, Jody, I love how you play with different stamp sets!

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  23. Wowza! I love these vintagey looking cards. You nailed them perfectly. Your daughter is absolutely Beautiful. Happy Birthday!!!

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  24. Color palette is awesome! So darling, thanks for sharing!

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  25. Your cards are very pretty. It's going to be tough to whittle down my shopping list!

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  26. these are awesome cards Jody! i LOVE the detailed images in the inspired by line & your birthday/number gesso/painted card ROCKS! Your daughter is just lovely too- it's crazy how the time flies- my Mimi is 8.5 this month!!

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  27. Beautiful cards. Love the peaceful look of the first one and great colors on the 2nd one.
    Great photo of your daughter. Happy Birthday to her.

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  28. These are both fabulous and your daughter is so cute!

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  29. Oh so beautiful...and the card too! My daughter is going to turn 13 in June. Amazing isn't it! Little ladies! Both cards are beautiful! Love the porch and how it really doesn't require coloring! Love the gesso! I keep seeing that popping up lately....need to try it out!

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  30. Fabulous cards! I really need that number set. Your daughter is so cute!

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  31. Loving your creation for today!! All of the added details really make it shine!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!! ;)

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  32. Some great techniques. The cards look awesome!

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  33. Love the softness of both cards. Your daughter is beautiful! My son is 13 also, they grow too darn fast. :)

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  35. What happened to my comment??? hahaha
    Hey, love your cards, especially the 13 one!
    GF, your girl is gorgeous and watch out!

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  36. Both cards are STUNNING, Jody! I love the distressing you did on your daughter's card with the Gesso it looks fabulous! Beautiful pic of your daughter too!
    Hugs,t

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  37. Lovely cards. Pretty girl. Great release.

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  38. Gorgeous cards Jody! Your daughter is beautiful! The apple did not fall far from the tree! You must be so proud :)

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