MFT July Release Countdown Day 5

July 3, 2015

The MFT July Release Countdown starts today!! Since it's MFT's 9th birthday month, this month's release is packed with BIRTHDAY themed products. I know that most of you always need birthday cards to celebrate someone's special day. The new stamp sets, Die-namics, and stencils will make it easy to create a fabulous birthday card, and I'm sure it will make someone's birthday extra special!

Today I'm sharing a shaker card I made using the new Blueprints 26 and Split Diagonal Stencil.

To create the top panel I daubed Orange Fizz and Banana Split ink on a piece of Smooth White CS, then stenciled the Split Diagonal pattern using the same inks. After I cut it with a stitched die from Blueprints 26, I cut out a balloon shaped window and the word "BIRTHDAY". "HAPPY" is from Totally Happy stamp set.

For the balloon I blended Wild Cherry and Paver Red  dye inks. The thin bow and string were also die cut using Blueprints 26.

Make sure that all of the new products will be available for purchase on July 7 at 10:00 pm EST.

Head over to the MFT blog for today's full product reveal and more inspiration from the other DT members!

Thank you for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow to introduce you the new stamp set and Die-namics from my stamp line, Birdie Brown!;)

NON 17 : Seeing Stars

July 1, 2015

It's the first day of the month, and it means that a new challenge starts at the Naughty or Nice Challenge!
This month's theme is "Seeing Stars" - create a card/project using something featuring stars!
I took this opportunity to ink up a new stamp I recently purchased from Stamping Bella.

This aged superwoman crack me up! Her costume is truly GORGEOUS!! LOL!

I combined her with a sentiment from You're Super stamp set (MFT). It was heat embossed with some Black Sparkle embossing Powder.

Head over to the Naughty or Nice Challenge blog for the challenge details and more inspiration from the other Troublemakers. I hope you will play along with us this month!

Thank you for stopping by!

MFT June Ingenious Inking DT Challenge - Compatible with Copics

June 23, 2015

Chances are, you loved coloring as a child. Chances are even greater, that you still love coloring as an adult. You may not make time for it anymore but we hope this month’s challenge changes that. Coloring is a relaxing and beautifully effective way of enhancing your stamped images. Not all inks are a great match for coloring but the MFT Hybrid Inks are a perfect companion to this technique.
It's NO secret that I LOVE coloring with Copics. My first choice of coloring medium is always Copics. LOL. So this month's challenge is pretty easy for me.;)

As some of you may already know, I usually use dark brown ink when I stamp an image to color, because I tend to choose soft colors for my coloring. It may not be a big difference, but I believe that this makes the colored image look softer and lighter.

For today's card I stamped the image, which is from Perfect Harmony set, with Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink. If I wanted to color her hair in grays and black, I would use Black Licorice Hybrid ink to stamp it. But this time I knew I would color it with light browns (as usual) to match her well with the other colors, Lemon Chiffon and Wild Wisteria.
I love that the MFT Hybrid inks dry fast and never cause bleeding when they are used with Copics. The colors are slightly less brilliant compared with the MFT Premium Dye inks, but I think there isn't a big difference. (See the photo above. I stamped the background patterns with Lemon Chiffon Hybrid ink and Grape Jelly Hybrid ink.)

Visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today!

Thank you for stopping by!