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Aug 31, 2014

Smooth Sailing

Hello all and thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day Weekend! We're taking a trip to the beach tomorrow, so I thought this watercolored sailboat card would be quite fitting for today. :)  

I started with a piece of watercolor paper and hand drew a backdrop using Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink Refill mixed with water. The sentiment, from Go Overboard, was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white. The sailboat was assembled using different colors of card stock. The sails were created by cutting from Smooth White, painting Orange Fizz Premium Dye Ink Refill mixed with water, and dropping flake kosher salt on top. It created the fun texture on the sails.


I added a couple clouds from the Cloud Cover-Up to finish off the scene.


Thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and I'll see you soon!

Jody


Aug 14, 2014

August Release Rewind Card Duo (plus a video tutorial)

Hi all and thanks for stopping by today.  Have you filled your shopping cart with MFT goodness? The Brand Spankin' New Release is available NOW, right HERE.  :)

I have a couple cards to share with you today using more of the brand new products from My Favorite Things. I couldn't get enough of the Spooky Sentiments, so I whipped up this not-so-scary card in bright fall colors. I chose 3 sentiments with solid areas and then trimmed around each one with scissors. I adhered them together in a sort of mini collage and popped up the cluster on a Stitched Circle



That was adhered over a Smooth White panel that was stamped with a Striped Background strip in Lemon Drop and then splattered with Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink Refill mixed with water. The card base is Lemon Drop.


Stamps: Spooky Sentiments, Striped Backgrounds
Die-namics: Stitched Circle STAX
Card Stock: Smooth White, Lemon Drop
Ink: Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange

Up next is this muted thank you card that uses the new Spotlight Sentiments and Blueprints 18. The sentiment strip was stamped in Versamark and embossed in white. Then I spritzed over it with a mixture of Sheer Shimmer Mist and Banana Split Premium Dye Ink Refill. The open-line THANK YOU was colored with a SU Blender Pen dipped in Banana Split Ink.




Want to see me create this card? Click HERE to watch the video, or press play, below.


Stamps: Spotlight Sentiments
Die-namics: Blueprints 18
Card Stock: Smooth White, Nightshift Blue, Banana Split,Kraft
Ink: Banana Split, Versamark
Supplies: Hemp Cord, Sheer Shimmer Mist


Thanks for stopping by.  Please head over to the MFT Blog for a full list of participating designers.  You'll find plenty of inspiration.  :)


Have you done all your shopping yet? If not, head over to MFT and pick up YOUR favorites. :) The new MFT products are available NOW, right HERE.




Aug 12, 2014

Make a {Spooky} Scene (plus two video tutorials)

Hello all and thank you for stopping by. Today the MFT Design Team is showing you all the new products available NOW, right HERE. It's time for the New Release Launch! Go SHOP SHOP SHOP for all the amazing new products. :)

Be sure to comment on all the designers' blog posts tonight for YOUR chance to win one of 2, $100 Gift Vouchers as part of tonight’s New Product Launch celebration!

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My cards today feature the Brand Spankin' New Spooky Scene Die-namics. I love that there are so many pieces that allow for a variety of looks.



My first card uses many elements from the Spooky Scene Die-namics, along with a few clouds cut from the Cloud Cover-Up Die-namicsMost of the die-cut elements were sponged with Premium Dye Ink.



The background was sponged with Sno Cone, Berrylicoius, Blu Raspberry, Grapesicle, and Grape Jelly. The ground strip, moon, tree, and headstone were also sponged to colorize them.


Want to see how I put together my card? Click HERE to watch the video, or press play, below.



Die-namics: Spooky Scene, Coud Cover-Up
Card Stock: Smooth White, Black Licorice
Premium Dye Inks: Sno Cone, Berrylicious, Blu Raspberry, Grapesicle, Grape Jelly, Grout Gray, Banana Split, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Natural, Kraft, Chocolate Brown, Hot Fudge

Up next is this card that uses a sponged backdrop with the tree die-cut from it. The gradient colors go from Natural, to Kraft, to Chocolate Brown, to Hot Fudge. The sentiment, from Spooky Sentiments, was stamped in Orange Fizz and cut out. I popped it up over the trunk of the tree.



I stamped some Halloween text along the bottom of the smooth white panel in Orange Fizz.


Along the top, I added a half circle that was stamped with the Cheesecloth Background in Sweet Tooth. I added a small ghost accent over that.


Want to see how I created the sponged panel of this card? Click HERE to watch the video or click play, below.


Stamps: Spooky Sentiments, Trick or Sweet, Cheesecloth Background
Die-namics: Circle STAX Set 1, Spooky Scene
Card Stock: Kraft, Smooth White, Orange Fizz
Ink: Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Natural, Kraft, Chocolate Brown, Hot Fudge, Orange Fizz

Up last is this card using a cute sentiment from Spooky Sentiments. The background layer was stamped with the Cheesecloth Background in Sweet Tooth Ink.


I stamped some Halloween text in Versamark on the Grout Gray Fishtail Flag. Over that, I layered a piece of Washi Tape that had been stamped with the Washi Patterns stamp in Orange Fizz Ink. I accented it with a ghost from Spooky Scene Die-namics and added three small sequins.



Stamps: Cheesecloth Background, Spooky Sentiments, Washi Patterns, Trick or Sweet
Die-namics: Sequins, Spooky Scene, Washi Tape, Circle STAX Set 1, Blueprints 16, Fishtail Flags
Card Stock: Smooth White, Kraft, Black Licorice, Orange Fizz, Tangy Orange, Grout Gray
Ink: Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Orange Fizz, Versamark



Be sure to head back over to the MFT Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with using the Brand Spankin' New products! There is plenty of eye candy!



All the new stamps and Die-namics are available right HERE, right NOW.  (you can also click the banner above to be directed to everything NEW).



White you're shopping, be sure to check out the Retirement Sale. There are lots of great deals to be found, and it's easy to toss them in your cart as you're shopping for new release goodies.  :) Find them here: 


Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you SOON!







 
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