Ideas for Perfect Poinsettia - MFT Tips & Tricks

October 11, 2018

It's time for a Tips & Tricks feature over at the MFT blog. Today I'd like to share a few ideas for using the Perfect Poinsettia Die-namics

I know that red poinsettia is the most popular in the winter holiday season. But I like white poinsettias and pink poinsettias, too. While red ones are gorgeous and have a huge impact, white ones look elegant and pink ones are so pretty. Right?

Here I used patterned paper to get a casual look. I also added a little bow and a sequin to the center. These could be a cute accent on a gift wrapping for children.

For the left one, I cut a couple of petal pieces out of Primitive Cream CS that I stamped the Christmas Background with Antique Linen Distress Ink. I distressed the edges of the petals with Tea Dye Distress Ink and added some Champagne Stickles to the center. After I assembled the poinsettia, I added Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents for a frosty effect.

For the right one, I die cut the petals out of Wild Cherry CS and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. It adds a more dimensional look to the flower.
The links to the other products used are below at the bottom of this blog post.

I made a short video showing how I shaped a poinsettia. Actually, I thought that I should have done valley folds on the petals for more realistic look after seeing all the fabulous creations by the DT. But I decided to share this anyway because I think this technique works for any other die cut flowers. (Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.)


Head on over to the MFT blog for more tips & tricks from the DT.

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Love You Furever - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 406

October 10, 2018

Hello! Today I popped in to share a card with you that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (MFT WSC406).

I twisted the original sketch a little - turned the rectangle elements into circles.

I used the Circle Trio Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics to make the openings. The little scenes behind the kitties were made by stenciling and ink blending, using the Grassy Edges Stencil. I also added the flowers from the Love You Furever stamp set.
The kitties were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, colored with Copics, and cut out with the matching dies. I put them into each cell after adhering the top panel with foam tape.
The sentiment was heat embossed on Coral Crush panel cut with a strip die from the Hearts in a Row - Vertical Die-namics.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. You'll have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by joining in the challenge! :)

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Peek-a-Boo Window + Inside Shadow Box Christmas Card - MFT New Product Launch

October 9, 2018

It's time to shop! The MFT October Release is live and available for purchase now!

I'd like to share another card using the Secret Santa stamp set & Die-namics for more inspiration for you. It'a Peek-a-Boo Window + Inside Shadow Box card.

When the card is closed, Santa is peeking out from a window.
I stamped the front of my card with the new Christmas Background and made a peek-a-boo window with the Stitched Square STAX Die-namics and the Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics. The sentiment was stamped on a Whip Cream panel cut with the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

When the card is opened, an adorable scene pops up! :)
All the images were stamped on X-Press It Blending Card with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and were colored with Copic Markers. For the background, I stamped a piece of Whip Cream CS with Pinstripe Background using Natural Premium Dye Ink. I also added a Kraft panel cut with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics to add another sentiment.

Make sure you visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. Leave a comment on each of their blogs for your chance to win a prize!

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