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! :)

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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!

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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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Monochromatic Coloring with Watercolor Pencils - MFT Just Add Color

April 5, 2018


Today a new feature called Just Add Color starts on the MFT blog, where the DT members share some coloring inspiration with you using the new release products.

I used the Rain or Shine stamp set and tried monochromatic coloring with watercolor pencils.

I stamped the girl image on watercolor paper with Tea Dye Distress Ink and colored it in sepia tone as I wanted to get a nostalgic feel. I also drew some splashed water and added a few faux water drops around her with Glossy Accents. I added a little pink to her cheek and background so the card still has a warmness.


Make sure you visit the MFT blog to get more inspiration from the DT. :)

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MFT April New Product Launch!

April 4, 2018

It's time to shop! MFT Aprile Release is live now!


To celebrate the release, I'm sharing a shaker card with you that I made using the new Rain or Shine stamp set & Die-namics.

The process is simple. I made a window on the top panel using the Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX Die-namics, applied a piece of acetate to the window, and stamped the sentiment. After I adhered a piece of patterned paper to the card base, I attached the top panel with foam tape adding some sequins and diamonds as shaker filler. Then I adhered the colored images to create a scene.

I used the tiny hearts patterned paper and pink sequins to match with the sentiment.



Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today. Leave a comment on the DT blogs for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by today. Happy shopping! :)

Camouflage Mom Card - MFT April Release Countdown Day 1

April 3, 2018

It's final day of the MFT April Release Countdown. All the new products that we've been showcasing this past five days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 9:00 pm EDT!

I have a simple Mother's Day card to share with you that features the Mom Die-namics as well as the Bold Blossoms stamp set.

I die cut a scalloped rectangle panel from Smooth White CS with the Blueprints 27 Die-namics. Then I lightly penciled a heart shape using the Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics as a guide and filled in it with stamped flowers using the Bold Blossoms stamp set. After the inks dried, I erased the pencil line, die cut out the word "mom", and stamped a sentiment from the All About Mom stamp set with Gravel Gray Premium Dye Ink. Then I adhered the panel to the Grout Gray card base.

I die cut the "mom" four times from Razzle Berry CS and layered them under the stamped "mom". 

Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Leave a comment there for your chance to win a prize!

Thank you for stopping by! 

** The links to the new products won't work until the release day.

Cloud Shaker Card - MFT April Release Countdown Day 2

April 2, 2018

It's Day 2 of the MFT April Release Countdown! I have a simple shaker card to share with you today.

I got super excited when I saw the Cloud Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and the Cloud Shaker Pouches in my DT package. I LOVE that MFT makes unique shapes of shaker pouches!!

First I cut a panel of In the Buff CS using the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, then cut out a cloud window from it. I masked off around the edges of the panel and stenciled the Mini Raindrops with Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed Distress Inks. I stamped a sentiment from the Aim for the Clouds stamp set and added a little bird from the A Tweet Hello stamp set.

I chose tiny round stones from Queen & Co. for my shaker filler. They look pop and cute! And I thought they would match well with raindrops.


Only two more days until the release! All the new products will be available for purchase on April 3 at 9:00 pm EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Remember that you'll have a chance to win a prize by leaving a comment there.

Thank you for stopping by!

** The links to the new products won't work until the release day.