Masculine Friendship Card - MFT Color Challenge 92

April 26, 2018

It's time for a new color challenge over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog


The color palette for the Challenge #92 looked very challenging for me. I rarely use Steel Blue and putting Lemon Chiffon in these colors looked tricky. Humm..... 

Here is my take.

To create my card, I made a card base with Blue Yonder card stock and stamped the front with the Transparent Triangles Background using Blue Yonder Premium Dye Ink. Then I made a rounded square opening using the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square Die-namics and added a Lemon Chiffon frame along with a border of grass. I stamped the sentiment onto a panel cut with the Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and adhered it with foam tape.

I stamped the bear image from the Wild Woodland stamp set with Tea Dye Distress Ink and colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils. I adhered it to the inside of the card as well as a couple of clouds cut with the Cloud 9 Die-namics. I also added another sentiment panel to the inside to make a continuous message.



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 participating in the challenge!

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Stitched Blooms Card Kit Release!

April 25, 2018

The new MFT Card Kit, Stitched Blooms is available for purchase now!!


I'd like to share one more card using the kit for more inspiration for you.
(NOTE: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)
I enjoyed trying an "unusual" (for me) color combination on this card and I'm so happy with how it turned out! Don't those Tickled Pink leaves look pretty? (They look paler than real in the photos though.) All the card stock used are included in the kit.
I added some texture to my Wild Wisteria card base using the Scattered Surface Background stamp. I just thought it would match well with the stitching details of the flowers and leaves. For the sentiment, I used the All About You stamp set and the You Trio Die-namics.

Here are a couple of close up pics of the flowers.

Head on over to the MFT blog for more inspiration from the DT. And grab a kit before they are sold out!
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Stitched Blooms Card Kit Countdown Day 2

April 24, 2018

Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT Stitched Blooms Card Kit Countdown! 

Today I'm sharing a sympathy card to show you another possibility of the kit.

(Note: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)
I chose the blue tone of card stock (Blueberry, Blue Breeze, Wild Wisteria) from the kit for the flowers to get a quiet look. And I thought yellow (Lemon Chiffon) would be better than green for the leaves to keep the quietness. All the flowers were slightly curved using a stylus.
For the background panel, I used Adhesive-Backed Fabric as I wanted to add texture. The sentiment, which is from the Deepest Sympathy stamp set, was stamped with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I also added a Linked Chain Oval Frame cut from Kraft card stock. A few Clear Droplets were added to finish off the card. 


The Stitched Blooms Card Kit will be available for purchase on April 24 at 9 PM EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT.
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Stitched Blooms Card Kit Countdown Day 1

April 23, 2018

It's time for MFT April Card Kit Countdown! This month's kit is called Stitched Blooms and it contains a set of pretty flower dies, cheerful colors of card stock and envelopes! Make sure you stop by the MFT blog for the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT.

(Note: The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)  
For Day 1 of the Countdown, I combined the Stitched Blooms Card Kit with the Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die-namics. I die-cut the collage frame two times from Kraft card stock and layered. I stamped and heat-embossed a sentiment from the Kind Words stamp set onto a cut-out piece and inlaid it to the center of the frame.

I die cut the flowers, curved each petal with a stylus to add a little dimension, and layered. (All the card stock used are included in the kit.) I accented the center of each flower with Crystal Drops (White, Carnation Pink, English Mustard).


The Stitched Blooms Card Kit will be available for purchase on April 24 at 9 PM EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see more inspirational cards that the other DT members have come up with for today! 

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I Fur-got Your Birthday - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 381

April 18, 2018

It's time for a new sketch challenge (WSC381) over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog!


I made a belated birthday card using the Puppy Kisses stamp set & Die-namics

I used the Single Stitch Line Circle Frames Die-namics for the large circle element in the sketch and added the three puppies and die-cut balloons. For the horizontal rectangle element, I added the sentiment panel cut with a die from the Herts in a Row - Horizontal Die-namics. The patterned papers are from the Sweer Celebration Paper Pack. I added a couple of Watermelon Jewels for the small circle elements, and I couldn't help adding two more jewels to the upper left of the frame for a good balance.


Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration 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 participating in the challenge! :)

Thank you for stopping by!
  

Have a Lovely Day - MFT Color Challenge 91

April 12, 2018

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for the MFT Color Challenge #91.


The color palette is so fresh and cute, and it inspired me to use the Fresh Squeezed stamp set. :D

I cut a panel from Smooth White card stock and stamped the flowers and circles from the Bold Blossoms stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment, then added a cross stitch line along the left side using the Basic Stitch Lines Die-namics.


The girl image was colored with Copic Markers and adhered to the panel with foam tape. I adhered the panel to the card adding a strip of patterned paper and a stitched scallop border of Lemon Chiffon card stock.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration 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 participating the challenge!

Thank you for stopping by!

3D Decoupage Technique - MFT Techniques & Tutorials

April 7, 2018


Another new monthly feature called Techniques and Tutorials starts at the MFT blog today. Some of the DT members make a project and share step by step tutorial of the project.

I made this card using the 3D Decoupage technique. 3D Decoupage technique is a good way to add an interesting 3D effect to your card by layering paper pieces partially. Look the photos below to see how the boy image looks from other angles.


It may hard to see in these photos, but I rounded his face, arms, and boots etc for a more natural dimensional look.


Here is a list of the supplies used. In addition to these, you'll need an embossing stylus (or something with a round point) and a dark brown water-based marker.

1. Cut navy card stock to 4-1/4" x 11" and create a top-fold card.

2. Die cut a rectangle panel from white card stock. Blend aqua distress inks over lower one-third portion of the panel and add some ink splotches by spattering. Stencil raindrops with distress inks. After inks dry, adhere the panel to card front. 

3. Die cut rectangle frame three times from tan card stock. Stack and adhere them to the stenciled panel.

4. Stamp boy image on thick card stock (mine is 110 lb.) four times with dark brown ink and color as shown in the photo below. Stamp and color accessory images, too.   
**You don't need to color the boots, the left hand and the ears of the bottom right boy image. Sorry for my mistake!

5. Cut out the colored parts of the images with scissors or a craft knife. (I used the matching die to cut out the fully colored boy image.)

6. Color the edges of each piece with a water-based marker from the back. Make sure you use a water-based marker to prevent ink bleeding through to the front side. I used a watercolor brush pen.

7. Add roundness to each piece using an embossing stylus. Put a piece on a soft mat face down and add pressure in a circular motion. Imagine how human's face, body, boots etc would look like in real life to add pressure to "right" place. 

I used a piece of foam sheet as a mat. A mousepad also would work.
For the umbrella, put the piece face up and add much pressure along the rib lines.

I hope you can see the roundness, especially on his cheeks.

8. Assemble the boy using thin foam adhesive. Apply thin foam pads only to around the center of the part that the next layer should be.


9. Attach the boy and the accessory images to the panel to create a scene.

10. Stamp sentiment on white card stock. Die cut and adhere to the frame. Add faux waterdrops around the images as you desire.


It may take a little longer than usual to make this card. But I'm sure this is worth it. And I think this is easier than watercoloring (at least for me. LOL!).
I hope you like this tutorial and you'll give it a try!

Head on over to the MFT blog for more techniques and tutorials that the DT have shared with you today.

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