MFT August Release Countdown | Day 4

Hello and welcome to day four of the My Favorite Things August release countdown! The Polynesian Paradise stamp set being revealed today is one of my favourites from the August release. I love all of the great images that are included and the sentiments can be used on all kinds of different card designs!

To create my card I stamped the girl, bird and flower images on smooth white cardstock and coloured them in with Copic markers. I decided to cut them out with my scissors rather than using the coordinating dies so I wouldn't have a white border around them... sometimes I prefer to cut them out right on the stamped line.
 
I also stamped a second girl, coloured in the flower in her hair and cut it out so I could adhere it on the original girl with some foam adhesive for dimension.

I created the background scene by cutting out a Double Stitched Oval twice from smooth white cardstock. I cut out the sand (Stitched Snow Drifts die-namics) and water (wave doe-namics) pieces from each end of one of the ovals so they would both have the stitched detail on them. I added ink to both pieces to colour them in and then adhered them to the second oval that I had already covered with Summer Splash ink.
 
I adhered the oval onto my card base and then added all of the images on top. Before adding the girl and flowers, I stamped a greeting onto a black strip of cardstock, white heat embossed it and adhered it to the sand.

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 4 of the MFT August Release countdown! The new release products will officially be available on the My Favorite Things website on August 4th at 10pm EST! 

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal, giveaways and links to lot's of amazing projects from the other MFT creative team designers! ;)

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! ;)
 
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MFT August Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to day 5 of the My Favorite Things August release countdown! This months release has a lot of great stamp images and dies with everything from a tropical paradise, to roses, to robots! ;)

For today's post I have a card that uses the new Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay die-namics. I love that these dies work together and that there is also a coordinating stamp set!

I used ink to create a watercolour wash with blue and purple inks and then I diecut them using the solid Scribble Roses die-namics. Once I had them cut out, I cut out the coordinating Scribble Roses Overlays from white cardstock and adhered them on top of the solid flowers.

I also created a green watercolour wash and diecut some of the leaves from that. I used the coordinating stamp set to add the outside detail and then adhered both the leaves and the flowers onto a new Double Stitched Circle STAX that I cut from white cardstock.

I added some Summer Splash ink with water to a watercolour cardstock panel and once it was dry I diecut it with a stitched rectangle and adhered the circle on top. I then adhered the entire panel onto a white top-folding card base.

I didn't want to have a really large sentiment that would take away from the watercoloured roses, so I used a small 'Smile' sentiment from a new stamp set coming later this week. I completed the card by adding some clear sequins around the roses.

Thanks so much for stopping by for day 5 of the MFT August Release countdown! The new release products will officially be available on the My Favorite Things website on August 4th at 10pm EST! 

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal, giveaways and links to lot's of amazing projects from the other MFT creative team designers! ;)

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! ;)

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Video Blog Hop

Hello! Today I am excited to be a part of a video hop to help Laura Sterckx celebrate 7K YouTube subscribers! I love being able to help fellow crafters celebrate fun milestones... we have such a great community that is so supportive! Love that! ;)

For my card in the video hop I used the Wplus 9 Unforgettable stamp set to create a cute scene featuring two elephant friends. I love how cute these images are and was excited to finally get a chance to use this stamp set.

I stamped and  coloured my elephants in with copic markers using cool greys with a bit of pink to give them a little character. I love how the shading with the markers makes them look so dimensional and realistic.


I stamped the balloon so the balloon string went through the elephants tail and made it look like he's floating from it. I thought it worked perfectly with the sentiment... like he's floating down to say hi! ;)

To see how I created the video you can watch the video below. And make sure to hop along the videos to see all of the amazing designers taking part!



You can visit Laura's blog here for all of the details including the hop info, discount codes and giveaways!!

Ellen Hutson has a discount code for 10% off orders from now until July 26th. Just use coupon code videomania when you check out!

Huge congrats to Laura on this awesome milestone! Have fun hopping!! ;)

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Birthday Balloon Shaker Card | MFT July Die-namics Design

Hello and welcome to the July My Favorite Things Die-namics Design challenge. This month we are using balloon dies as the focus of our cards and I decided to step it up and create a fun balloon shaker card.

To create my shaker on the balloon, I first diecut the balloon from white cardstock and then added the colour with a foam blending tool and Summer Splash dye ink. I started off the balloon and added the ink in a circular motion leaving it darker around the outside edges.

Once I had the balloon fully coloured, I diecut the word happy from the top area and stamped the word birthday underneath with black ink. I then adhered a piece of acetate behind the word and covered the back of the balloon with foam adhesive.

I filled the word area with sequins and seed beads and then I added another balloon cut from white cardstock to the back to seal everything in. I adhered the balloon to the cardstock panel and matted it on green cardstock before adhering it to the card base.

To complete the card I added silver string to the balloon and scattered sequins around the card front.

To see how I created this card you can watch the video below:



Make sure to head over to the MFT blog to see what the other creative team members have created for the July Die-namics Design challenge. ;)

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