Wednesday, November 25, 2015

25 Days of Christmas Tags

 I'm entering Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags just under the wire
 with a tag using some older stamps from My Favorite Things.

I was inspired by Michelle Short's tag here, and the colors she used on her
tag's background. But I think I went a little heavy handed with the ink blending. 

For the tag, I die cut the small card element from Blueprints 14 from 
watercolor card stock and ink distressed with several colors of dye inks.

I spattered a little water over the surface and added the snowy bank.
After the surface was dried, I white embossed the sentiment. The bear 
was colored with Copics and fussy cut, then adhered to the card with 
dimensional tape and finished off with some licorice twine.

I'm off to peruse the gallery--there's so much tag-alicious inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by, and congrats to Tracey on another successful year!

Monday, November 23, 2015

MFT November Die-namics Design


Christmas is just around the corner and it's time to embellish your packages 
with tags accented with our extensive collection of holiday-appropriate Die-namics
My Favorite Things has the tools, and our team is bringing the imagination!

For my tags, I used the new Cement Gray card stock and die cut some
stitched edge tags. They were stamped with the Diagonal Stripes Background
in the same ink for a tone on tone look. The sentiment was heat embossed
with silver embossing powder and I kept the design simple by adding
a few snowflakes in different sizes.

The tags were finished off with some silver sequins and sheer silver ribbon.
These tags could be tied onto a gift or adhered to a card base for a quick,
last minute card. Tags are so versatile!

For even more tag inspiration, visit today's post at the MFT blog
for links to other participating designers!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 150

CAS(E) this Sketch 150 is brought to you by N@ Ali and it's a two weeker.
You'll have two weeks to enter instead of the usual one week, so we can all
enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday...and Black Friday shopping!

And here's my take on it.

I found these spare leaves in my stash of die cuts and adhered them
to a card base, stamped the sentiment, then added a few enamel dots.
I rounded off one corner for a bit of interest and the card was done.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammates interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Remember that you have two weeks to enter--
the deadline is Thursday, December 3rd.

Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in the gallery!

Monday, November 16, 2015

MFT November Creative Challenge

Red and green are beautiful and traditional colors but also, a bit predictable 
this time of year. This month, the design team was challenged to think outside 
the box by applying non-traditional color schemes to our Christmas crafting. 

For my card, I went in a contemporary direction and paired gold with brown.

Snowflakes and the sentiment were gold embossed on brown card stock
and a panel was die cut with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24.

The panel was adhered to a brown card base with dimensional foam and 
finished off with a sprinkling of shiny gold sequins.

Stop by the MFT blog for links to other designers who took on
this month's Creative Challenge. I hope that you're inspired to use
non traditional colors on your holiday cards and projects!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

MFT 2015 Retirement Sale

Now's your chance to grab selected stamps, stencils, and dies at 50% off during
My Favorite Things Retirement Sale. There are limited quantities so you
have to act fast because once they're gone, they're GONE!

Here's a Birdie Brown cutie that's on the retirement list--Sunflower Sweetheart.
The matching set of Die-namics (sold separately) is also being retired, but I chose
to create a one layered panel card.

(Edited to add: She is officially retired and out of stock. Check the MFT store 
for other great deals that are moving fast!) 

She and her two feathered friends were stamped on kraft card stock and colored
with Prismacolor pencils. I added some grass with Copic markers to ground her,
and the details on her dress and flowers with a white pigment pen.

And here are a couple more cards using soon-to-be-retired products.

Die-namics Hexagons                                            Die-namics Washi Tape
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Visit the Sale section in the MFT Store to see the complete list of retired products
and get a head start on some early Christmas shopping for yourself or as gifts!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy shopping!