Butterfly Kisses - MFT Color Challenge 119

June 14, 2019

Hello! Today I'm sharing a card that I made for MFT Color Challenge 119

As I said before, I'm not so good at color challenges. I usually don't think of any other than flowers for color challenges. LOL! But, I wanted to do something different this time because I had made a flower themed card for yesterday. So I went to Pinterest to search for some inspiration and saw a handmade card featuring a butterfly. (I'm sorry that I didn't save it and can't find it now...) It reminded me of the Butterfly Kisses stamp set, and I decided to play with it.

I used Smooth White CS instead of Sweet Tooth as I don't have it even though I've been being a DT member for years. :P 
I made my background with the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil and Limelight Premium Dye Ink, and I framed it with a Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame cut from Limelight CS. I added a Razzle Berry panel under it and adhered to a card base.

I expanded the girl's wings by layering a butterfly cut with the Flutter of Butterflies - Lace Die-namics. I lightly inked the edges of the butterfly with Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink and heat embossed the whole die-cut with clear embossing powder for a shiny look. 

The sentiment was heat embossed on Steel Grey CS, cut out with the Fishtail Flag Trio Die-namics, and added to the bottom of the frame with foam tape.

Visit the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Remember that you'll have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by joining in the challenge!

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Pastel Tropical Flowers - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 441

June 13, 2019

Today I'm sharing a floral card with you that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC441).

I didn't play with the Tropical Flowers stamp set during the June Release Countdown week because I wasn't sure what colors should be used for tropical flowers. After seeing the gorgeous projects that other DT members created, I loved that they looked so pretty in pastel colors!
I stamped the flowers and leaves on Smooth White CS (The inks used are listed at the bottom of this blog post.), cut them out with the matching dies, and assembled on a Summer Splash panel cut with the Mini Scallop Square STAX Die-namics adding a Linked Chain Circle Frame. I also added a Whip Cream panel under the focal panel to follow the sketch.
I stamped only the bottom half of a Smooth White card base with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots Background using Lemon Drop Premium Dye Ink, then stamped a sentiment from the Greetings & Salutations stamp set. I drew two lines on both sides of the sentiment to highlight the sentiment a little more.
I adhered the panel to the card base and added a hemp bow and some Jewel Drops to finish off the card.

Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. I hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a prize.

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Impression with a Die - MFT Tips & Tricks

June 11, 2019

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a fun idea for using the newly released Sweet Hello Die-namics

Have you tried making an impression on your card using your dies? It's super easy and a good way to add some texture to your card design. I'm going to show you two ways to make an impression with the shadow die from the Sweet Hello Die-namics in a video.
First, let me show you my sample cards.

 1. Debossing

Can you see two thin debossed lines around the die-cut "hello"? It was hard to catch those lines clearly with my camera. But they look so nice in real. By using the Metal Adopter Plate and an embossing mat, the shadow die leaves those lines instead of cutting a shadow layer. You can see what sandwich I did in a video below.

After I made the impression on a Smooth White panel, I adhered the die-cut "hello". I added the dolphin and hearts from the Friends with Fins stamp set with foam tape, then added the pastel waves cut with the Ocean Waves Die-namics. I stamped a sentiment from the Well, Hello stamp set in Kraft and adhered the panel to a card base.

2. Embossing

I hope you can see the bold embossed line around the "hello". I placed the die on the back of card stock to make it.

I made the impression on a panel of Whip Cream card stock and layered three "hello"s inside of the embossed line. I added three skinny sentiment strips under the hello using the Well, Hello stamp set and the Skinny Strips Die-namics. The panel was added to a Kraft card base.

For my last card, I added a shadow layer on top of the embossed line. This makes a double shadow effect, and it makes the word pop up. 

First I cut a panel of Lush Lagoon CS using the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics, then made the impression on it. I recommend cutting a panel before making an impression if you'd like to use a die to cut a panel, so the impression won't be pressed again. 
After adding the shadow layer and the hello, I heat embossed "From me to you". I cut two more panels from Lemon Drop and Whip Cream CS, added them under the Lush Lagoon panel, and adhered to the Orange Zest card base. Three silver star sequins finished off the card.

I'm demonstrating how to make these impressions in the video below. Click HERE if you'd like to watch it on YouTube. 

This is part of this month's Tips & Tricks feature on the MFT blog. Make sure you stop by the MFT blog for more inspirational ideas!

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