Sunday, July 5, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 2



It's TWO DAYS until My Favorite Things July Release! All products will go on sale
at 10pm EST on Tuesday, July 7th. Is your wish list growing longer?

Today's card features one of my favorite backgrounds in this release--
the Balloon Strings Background. After gold embossing the design, I ink distressed
with several colors of Distress inks for a multicolored ombré effect.


Die-namics Brushstroke Birthday Greetings and small flowers from Die-namics Hip Clips
were cut from Gold Foil Card Stock and adhered to the panel which was then
adhered to a kraft card base.

Be sure to visit My Favorite Things to see who's participating in today's countdown
and leave a comment there for your chance to win a $75 gift voucher.
Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you tomorrow!





Saturday, July 4, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 3



Today is Day 3 of MFT's July Release Countdown and it's all about Pure Innocence.
This month there are two new images that have matching dies--gotta love that!

My first card uses Clowning Around--a cute little clown that was colored with Copics
and cut with the matching die. The background is the new Split Diagonal Background
that was inked with Orange Fizz dye ink and spritzed with water before stamping
on watercolor paper.


The piece was cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle STAX and adhered to a smaller
4 Bar sized card base. The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Orange Fizz
card stock and both the clown and sentiment were adhered to the card.


The second card uses Be Mime--a cute little mime that was also colored with Copics
and die cut with its matching die. The background also uses the Split Diagonal Background
and I used the same technique to ink it up.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of Cherry Crisp card stock
and the banner was simply stapled to the card.


Allow me to tell you a funny story on how I colored the mime's face. After I Googled
"mime" I was wondering how do I whiten her face? Do I use a white pigment pen?
White paint pen? I tried both with disastrous results.

Then the ol' light bulb went off. Don't color her face. Use the white card stock
as the base and just color in her ears and neck. Duhhhh!
You may laugh now.....

Please visit My Favorite Things to see the designers participating in
today's countdown and don't forget to leave a comment there for your chance to win a  
$75 gift voucher to the MFT Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!




Friday, July 3, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 4



It's Day 4 of MFT's July Release Countdown and today I'm sharing some
Birdie Brown cuteness with you.


The new Star Celebration Background was clear embossed, and I masked off a
portion of the card and ink distressed with dye inks to make the stars pop.
 

I chose the sitting bear from the Birthday Bears set and kept him a polar bear
with just minimal coloring and shading with Copics. I added a balloon and festive
birthday cake, and finished off the card with the sentiment that comes with the set.

Leave a comment on today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for a chance
to win a $75 gift voucher, and be sure to visit the participating designers
for more inspiration.



Thursday, July 2, 2015

MFT July Release Countdown Day 5



There's tons of birthday goodness in the July Release at My Favorite Things,
and for a good reason: it's MFT's 9th Birthday and we hope you'll celebrate with us!
 

My card features Blueprints #26 which has a birthday theme and I couldn't resist
inking up the large balloon with MFT's premium dye inks. The balloons were adhered
to the new Balloon Strings Background and mounted on a Grout Gray card base.
 

The sentiment on the balloon is from Piece of Cake, a set with fun sentiments, and
although I usually leave the inside of my cards blank, I stamped another sentiment
on the inside of the card. Fun, huh? Now who can I give this card to?


Visit My Favorite Things for links to all designers participating today and leave a comment
there for your chance to win a $75 gift voucher to the MFT Store!

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you tomorrow!