July 26, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch | #343

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I love having a sketch to give me creative jump in a card design. It takes all the guesswork out of it and just lets me create!

For my card this week. I kept the general design of the sketch but rather than featuring an oval shape, I created a rainbow rectangle panel instead.

 
I created the inked panel with Distress inks and then I trimmed it down into a panel strip that I could position on the left of card front.

I die cut the large Hugs word and let the white of the card base show though. I completed the sentiment by stamping the secondary sentiment onto a black piece of card stock and white heat embossing it.
 

I finished the card by adding a strip of Black & White patterned paper and a strip of silver glitter card stock to the left of the rainbow panel. I also added some clear sequins for some added dimension.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to share your card based on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 25, 2017

All Smiles Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I have another card to share using the new All Smiles card kit from My Favorite Things that is officially available now in the MFT Stamps online store! This kit includes two full size stamp sets, 2 Die-namics sets,  and 13 sheets of card stock.

And in case you missed it, we also introduced an innovative way to line up flower stamps and dies. It's called Smart Align and its genius! You can see a video explaining how it works here: https://youtu.be/CC4tU4LeM74

For my card tonight, I decided to put down the flower stamps and focus on the All Smiles stamp set. I decided to create a really soft colour palette of greys and pinks and stamp the entire background with the scripty Smile word.


Once I had the entire background stamped, I added a strip of Insulation Pink card stock to the bottom left area of the card and added my sentiment on top. I stamped the top part and used the Smile dies to create the rest of the sentiment.


I love the soft colours but they are definitely out of my comfort zone. I find it much easier to create with bold, bright colours LOL! ;-)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Blog for more ideas using the All Smiles card kit and don't forget that it's now available while supplies last.

And if that's not all exciting enough, the annual MFT Retirement sale has officially started! You can find a ton of products that are officially retiring for a great price!! Happy shopping! ;-)

My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit Countdown

Hello and welcome back! Today we are sharing more cards using the new All Smiles card kit from My Favorite Things that will officially be available tonight at 9pm EST at mftstamps.com! :-)

I went super colourful with my card again and created a bright and cheerful stamped background. I love how great all of the flowers and leaves work together to fill an entire card panel.


I went with super bright colours and started my stamping in one corner of the panel and worked my way towards the other one. The key to stamping an entire background is to make sure that you don't end up with trapped white space, so starting from the corner helps with that.


When I was doing the stamping of the grey dots to fill up the space between the flowers, I accidentally added a line of ink to the panel with the side of my acrylic block that some of the ink had transferred onto. And I didn't realize it until it had happened like three times. So to make it look like it was intended, I added a bunch more ink lines to the entire background. :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. The new card kit will be available tonight at 9pm EST! See you then for the release! :-)

July 24, 2017

My Favorite Things All Smiles Card Kit!

Hello and welcome back! Today were kicking off the two day countdown to the release of the July card kit from My Favorite Things called All Smiles! This kit is so much fun and includes two stamp sets, two Die-namics sets and a bunch of beautiful card stock! :-)

For my card today I created a colourful stamped background with the sentiment in the middle. I was actually attempting to create a masked area in the center of the panel, but it didn't quite work out as planned. You can watch this week's MFTv video to see what happened with it. ;-)


I used a bunch of green and orange/coral inks to do all of the stamping and then I added the sentiment into the center. The sentiment was both stamped and die cut. 


I layered the white sentiment panel onto a piece of Cement Gray card stock cut slightly larger and then adhered it direct to the stamped panel to complete the card.

You can see all of the details for this month's kit at the MFT Stamps blog here. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :-)

July 20, 2017

My Favorite Things July Blueprints Challenge

Hello and welcome back. Today we're sharing our projects for the newest Blueprints challenge and starting this month, we'd love it if you played along! The Blueprints challenge can now be found on the MFT challenge blog, and you could win a GC to the MFT online store for taking part. :-)

This months challenge is to use the Blueprints dies in creative ways to present a gift card to the recipient. I love making cards that have a hidden gift card element, so I was definitely up for the challenge!


I used the Blueprints 24 set and created the main panel on my card using the stitched rectangle die. I then created a hidden slot under the top panel with the waves, that I could slide the gift card into. The gift card is adhered on the smaller rectangle from the Blueprints set along with one of the mermaids to pull it up. :-)


I used the Interactive Labels stamp set to stamp the word pull on the tab so that the recipient knows to pull it up for a fun surprise. I decorated the rest of the front of the panel with more mermaids from the Mermazing stamp set.


I love creating interactive cards like this! :-)

Make sure to head over to the challenge blog so you can play along with this month's challenge! I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Thanks for stopping by!

July 19, 2017

My Favorite Things | Sketch Challenge #342

Hello and welcome back. Today I have a card to share for the newest sketch challenge at the MFT challenge blog. I love having a sketch as a starting point to create a card - it makes it easy to grab some supplies and create! :-)

For my card I used the Seaside Seagulls stamp set to create a fun water/sky scene that follows the basic design of the sketch.


Once I had the background scene created, I was easily able to add my cute littel birds and the rock and seaweed from the Mermazing stamp set. 

I cut the stitched panel diagonally to recreate the design of the sketch and then I inked the top with the Mini Cloud Edges stencil to create the sky and I added Peacock Feathers Distress ink to the bottom to create the water. 


I stamped the sentiment in the water with black ink and then I adhered all of the images to complete the panel. I finished to card by adhering the panel to a top foldng Grout Gray card base.

Make sure to head over to the challenge blog here to join in and create a card based on this weeks sketch. There is a weekly giveaway of $50 for those who take part! :-)

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 18, 2017

My Favorite Things July Release Replay

Hi everyone and welcome back. Today we are sharing more ideas using the new July release products from My Favorite Things. I love seeing what everyone is creating with the new stamps and dies and seeing what everyone is getting from the new release is so fun! :-)

I love mixing the new products with older stamps, so for today's card I used the new Happy Hippos stamp set and paired it with the Up in the Air stamp set to create a fun scene.


I stamped, coloured and die cut all of the differnet images for my scene from the two stamp sets, and then I created a background using the Stitched Basic Edges Die-namics and the new Mini Cloud Edges stencil.

Once I had the background created, I adhered all of the different elements. I wanted the hippo and bird to look like they were closer in the scene so I used smaller accent images for perspective.


Once I had everything adhered, I stamped the sentiment in the grass with black ink and added some clear sequins to the clouds. I also added some string detail to the hippo with a black pen to make it look like the balloons were tied around him.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas and cards using the new July release products. Thanks so much for stopping by today! :-)