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Jul 5, 2014

Happy To Be with You

Hello there and thank you for stopping by today. There are only 4 days left of the MFT July Release Countdown. The new releases can be yours on July 8 at 10 PM EST. Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog for full set and die reveals for the day.

ETA: I am adding this card to the Moxie Fab Wonderful Words Challenge. Click HERE to see all the entries.

My card today uses the new Square Grid Cover-Up, paired with the Happy Everything stamp set, Happy Die-namics, and Happy Birthday Background. Initially, I planned to make this a birthday card, but I wanted a longer sentiment for the fishtail flag. Although the background stamp is birthday-themed, with all the color wash and Sheer Shimmer Mist, it's not legible, but still provides a nice text in the background.
 There were lots of steps to create the background:

  1. Stamp Happy Birthday Background in Banana Split Hybrid Ink
  2. Create a color wash with Sheer Shimmer Mist and Premium Dye Ink Refills
  3. Paint a pattern over the background stamp
  4. Mix up more color wash because you didn't make enough the first time
  5. Dip a paintbrush in the color wash and splatter sparingly 
  6. Dry with your heat gun - it will take longer than you expect it to
  7. Adhere the finished background to a piece of heavy card stock to help straighten it out - color wash and heat-drying cause it to warp

The "Happy" die cut is actually layered with 4 different colors of card stock. It uses all the colors included in the card, which happen to be this month's Color Challenge Palette. Read below how to participate and get colorful.  :)

These products and many more will be available for purchase in just FOUR days, on July 8 at 10 PM EST.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with today.

This card uses this month's Color Palette Challenge. You have an ENTIRE MONTH to play along, and will have the chance to win a $20 prize voucher. I hope to see your card in the linkup on the MFT Blog.

Stamps: Happy Everything
Die-namics: Happy, Square Grid Cover-Up, Fishtail Flag STAX
Card Stock: Smooth White, Banana Split, Sno Cone, Tangy Orange, Blu Raspberry
Ink: Banana Split Hybrid Ink, Tangy Orange Premium Dye Ink, Banana Split Premium Dye Ink Refill, Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink Refill, Tangy Orange Premium Dye Ink Refill, Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink Refill
Supplies: Sheer Shimmer Mist


  1. Great scene behind the grid die cut. Thanks for inspiration on the color challenge.

  2. This is amazing! I really want to pick it up to see it shimmer. Awesome! :)

    Annie Rose

  3. Gorgeous, loving your technique work, so eye catching, hugs

  4. LOVE your background technique - gorgeous!!!! Awesome card!

  5. Love the shimmer!! This is gorgeous!!

  6. so pretty cool techniques

  7. Cool technique, Jody, and fun card!!

  8. You are always so creative honey, I love that!

  9. Gorgeous card. Love the colors.

  10. This card is gorgeous! Love the colors, the shimmer, the window, the splatters...

  11. Love the color wash and colors on this. Soooo pretty Jody.

  12. what a great way to make a card. that color mist really gives it a fun texture. thanks for the idea !!

  13. This is Freakin' Awesome...You Go Girl! That scenic background is to die for...Love Love Love!

  14. I love this colorful and HAPPY card. Fabulous background!

  15. super creative and cleaver card, I love it!

  16. word...GORGEOUS! You kill me (in a good way - and it is possible!) with the level of detail!

  17. Yeah. I TOTALLY dig this!


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