MFT August Release Countdown | Day 4

Hello and welcome to day 4 of the My Favorite Things August release countdown. For the next 5 days, we're counting down to the August release, sharing cards and ideas using the new products. ;)

For my card today, I used the new Magical Dragons stamp set and coordinating die-namics to create a cute framed scene up in the clouds.


I created the background panel with soft blue and mint inks and the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics to create colourful clouds in the sky. I created masks with the cloud dies and then I continually moved them up the panel, adding ink, until it was completely covered.

I stamped, coloured and diecut one of the large and the small dragons and I added them to the scene with clouds from the End of the Rainbow Die-namics and Puffy Clouds Die-namics. I framed the scene with the Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics (adhered with foam tape) and added the panel to a top-folding Insulation Pink card base.

To complete the card I stamped the sentiment from the new Essential Sentiments stamp set onto the bottom left corner of the scene and then I added some clear sequins scattered around the card front.

Thanks so much for joining me for day 4 of the August release countdown. All of the new products that we're sharing all week will officially be available in the MFT online store at 10pm EST on August 2, 2016.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas from the creative team and giveaways! ;)

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MFT August Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things August release countdown. For the next 5 days, we're counting down to the August release, sharing cards and ideas using the new products. ;)

For my first card today, I used the new Spooky Sweets stamp set to create a colourful watercolour scene perfect for Halloween!

I created my watercolour panel first with purples, blues and greens. Once I was done the watercolour, I added flicks of white paint over the whole panel and then I set it aside to dry.

While it was drying, I cut, scored and folded a Grout Gray card base and stamped it with the new Triple Stripe Background stamp with Grout Gray ink for a tone on tone look. I love the subtle detail it adds to the background of the card.

Once the panel was dry, I stamped on the sentiment and the bats with black ink and then I adhered the panel to a Black Licorice cardstock mat and then added it to the card base.

For my second card today, I created a circle shaped card for a different look. I love shaped cards but never think to create them so this one was a lot of fun to make! ;)


I diecut the circle shape twice from white cardstock and trimmed down one of the circles with the Stitched Snowdrifts Die-namics to create the grass area. I used an ink blending tool and Distress Inks and added colour to both of the pieces before adhering them together.

I stamped and diecut the pumpkin images from the Spooky Sweets stamp set and adhered them directly onto the card front. I stamped a face on the front pumpkin and I covered it with Glossy Accents for a shiny look.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment in the grass area underneath the pumpkins and then I added some clear sequins for some added dimension.

Thanks so much for joining me for day 5 of the August release countdown. All of the new products that we're sharing all week will officially be available in the MFT online store at 10pm EST on August 2, 2016.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas from the creative team and giveaways! ;)

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Celebrating Kindness Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by Julia Altermann. Not only are we celebrating her reaching 10K YouTube subscribers, but today also happens to be her birthday, so happy birthday Julia!!
For my card I created a floral card and tried to give it a vintage look with shadow colouring and black embossing that kind of looks textured.


I stamped the large floral background from Hero Arts onto a Bristol cardstock panel with Versafine Onyx black ink and then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Bristol paper doesn't stamp as well as regular cardstock so the flowers look textured and uneven which is how I wanted them to look.

Once it was all embossed, I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to colour in all of the flower and leaf images by starting with a darker colour and then blending it out with a lighter colour. I love how vibrant these colours look on this cardstock and they blend so easily.

I created the sentiment by embossing the outline smile onto the diecut word that I had cut from silver sparkle cardstock and then I adhered it over top of a piece of vellum with the rest of the sentiment stamped on a black strip of cardstock.

I added a striped piece of patterned paper to the left side with a strip of silver sparkle cardstock as well and then finished the card with some clear sequins.

You can see how I created my card in the video below:



Giveaway

Anyone can be a winner! Everyone who leaves a  comment by July 31 midnight enters into the drawing, and the winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card blog. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs!

- A $15 gift card to Altenew
- A $100 gift card to CAS-ual Fridays
- A $25 gift card to Concord & 9th
- A $20 gift card to Gerda Steiner Designs
- A $30 gift card to Kit & Clowder
- A $25 gift card to My Favorite Things
- A $25 gift card to Purple Onion Designs
- A $30 gift card to Pretty Pink Posh
- A custom prize package from Seven Hills Crafts
- A $40 gift card to Simon Says Stamp
- Three custom prize packages from Stabilo

Here is the full hop list so you can keep hopping along!
 Thanks for hopping along and good luck!

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MFT Top Ten Creations

Hello! My Favorite Things is celebrating their 10th birthday this month and the creative team is celebrating by sharing our top 10 favourite creations that we've designed using MFT products. I joined the MFT team at the end of 2014 so even though I haven't been a team member for super long, I still had a lot to choose from and it was hard to narrow it down to 10!

So, in no particular order, here are 10 of my most favourite projects that I've created with MFT. 

When the Sweet Succulents stamp set came out, I was so excited. I love the images and sentiments in this set and love creating with it! They are so fun to colour with lot's of different colouring mediums but my favourite is Copic markers.

The Diagonal Sentiment Strip Cover-up is such a great die and I loved turning it into a rainbow shaker card. There are so many fun things that can be created with this die!

I am in love with the Surf and Turf die-namics and love how this slider card turned out that I created using the dies with the Fun in the Sun Pure Innocence girl. Interactive cards are so fun to make!

These felt mittens created with the Cozy Mittens die-namics were one of my first projects as a creative team member and I still love them! ;)

I created this fun shaker card before I was a member of the creative team. Laina reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to create with the new Lightbulb die-namics and Watt's Up stamp set and I of course said yes! ;)

I love the images in the Polynesian Paradise stamp set and just have so much fun creating with it. This car dis one of my all-time favourite creations using MFT products.

The pop-up letters in the Pop-Up Holiday Greetings die-namics paired perfectly with the elf from the Santa's Elves stamp set on this fun holiday card. I love the reds and aquas together on this design.

I love how the Wood Plank background stamp looks stamped onto Steel Grey cardstock. The pop of pink and the shaker with the Love Centerpieces die-namics just added to this design and I fell in love with the overall look. ;)


Another card I created before I became part of the team. The Lily die-namics are so gorgeous when assembled and look so realistic! The shading with the Copic colouring took these flowers to another level!

And last but not least, this fun gift card holder I created specifically for an Apple gift card using the Keep on Rockin' stamp set. I love how the 'Apple' logo peeks through the center opening. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today for my favourite top ten creations post! Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what everyone else on the creative team picked for their top ten creations! Happy 10th birthday MFT!! ;)


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