Monday, October 24, 2016

MFT October Creative Construction with Blueprints--Getting Wordy

A simple die-cut word can serve as a stand-alone sentiment or accent, or be integrated into
 a full on greeting when paired with the perfect stamps. Many of our Blueprints include
simple word elements that speak volumes and this month, we’re sharing ideas for
integrating them into your own crafting.

For my card, I chose to work with the HELLO from Blueprints 7. I like the partial die cut
technique and this die does all the guesswork for you!

A watercolor panel was white embossed and ink distressed with the Bundles of Blossoms
 Background, then adhered to a card base. The sentiment was cut from white card stock,
and I had to lengthen it to fit the width of the card. After adhering it to the bottom
with dimensional adhesive, I balanced out the card with a few stitched flowers.

For more inspiration, visit the MFT blog to see how participating members got wordy
with their projects! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 195

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 195 brought to you by Chrissy.
Isn't it an awesome sketch?

Truthfully, I semi freaked out when I first saw it. I thought about watercoloring
with big splats of color. But I didn't. Here's what I came up with.

I remembered the ginormous Mondo Hydrangea and finally inked it up
with Distress inks. I did some messy watercoloring, die cut the bloom,
and adhered it to a Stone Gray card base. I added the frame and finished
off the card with the pink label sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammies interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday,  
October 27th and as a winner, you could be joining us as a guest designer!


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

MFT October Card Kit--Release Day

It's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things October Card Kit--Cooler With You--
in the MFT Store! I'm sharing one more card with you, and can you tell that I'm totally
smitten with those snowmen? Truthfully, I cut and colored a ton of them and used
them on all my cards, and I believe I still have a few more to use!

I cut a rectangle panel from Sno Cone card stock with Blueprints 24, and lightly ink
distressed with the same color ink to give the sky some dimension. Two snowbanks
were cut and adhered to the bottom of the panel and I added four snowmen on and
between the hills. Lastly, the sentiment was white embossed and I dotted some "snow"
in the sky with white Nuvo Drops.

Okay, off you go to get your kit! We hope you'll share your projects with us and use
the hashtag #mftstamps on social media whenever you do.
Happy shopping!

Monday, October 17, 2016

MFT October Card Kit--Day 2

Are you ready for more inspiration with My Favorite Things October
Card Kit? Today we're sharing "out of the box" projects using the card kit
together with other MFT products that you may already own.

I stamped and die cut some snowmen from watercolor card stock and quickly
colored them with Zig markers and a waterbrush. When they were dry, I added
some patterns to their clothing with a white pigment pen.

I cut a panel with the rectangle element from Blueprints 24, and cut out the
openings with the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows Die-namics. The panel
was popped up on a Sno Cone card base, and I tucked three snowmen in
each of the openings. I white embossed the sentiment and trimmed it
into a banner, and finished off the card with some clear sequins.

Visit today's Card Kit countdown post at My Favorite Things to
see more "out of the box" projects from the rest of the design team and
get ready to purchase your kit tomorrow, October 18th at 10PM EST!