Have a Beary Good Birthday! - MFT Birthday Project Challenge

November 15, 2019

Hi everyone! It's time for a Birthday Project Challenge over at the MFT blog. This month's theme is "Shake, Move, and Groove!" - to incorporate a shaker or a slider element into your birthday project. 

I created a shaker card using the Polar Bear Pals stamp set & Die-namics. I also used the bundle of balloons image from the Happy Hippos stamp set to match with the birthday theme.


To create my background scene, I blended some Shaded Lilac, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper and spritzed it with some white ink. I cut it with the A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics after the inks dried, then added the die-cut icebergs. I added a piece of craft foam to the bottom portion of the inside piece so the sequins won't slip into behind the icy ground.
I sealed some sequins with an A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouch, covered the edges with the frame, and added the images and the sentiment panel.


Visit the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

There's No One Elf Like You - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 462

November 7, 2019

Hi everyone! A new sketch challenge is up on the MFT blog, and I'd like to share a holiday card that I made for it. 


I used the Polaroid Shaker Frame upside down for the heart element in the sketch. The elf image from the Christmas sELFies stamp set was stamped on No-Line Coloring CS with Natural Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils. 
After I heat embossed a sentiment on Razzle Berry card base, I added a patterned paper panel cut with the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2 Die-namics, then attached the frame as well as a sentiment banner cut out of Sour Apple CS with the Skinny Strips Die-namics.


I filmed the process of my coloring on this image. There are no special tips nor tricks, but I hope you enjoy watching it.

  

Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by.


My Favorite Snow Buddy - November 2019 MFT & Friends

November 6, 2019

Hi everyone! The MFT November Release is now available for purchase HERE!!


Today MFT DT and several fabulous guest designers are sharing projects using some of the new products for more inspiration for you. My card features the Simple Snowflakes Background Stamp and the Snow Buddies Stamp Set & Die-namics.


My background panel was stamped with the Simple Snowflakes Background using Natural Premium Dye Ink
The images from the Snow Buddies Stamp Set were colored with Copics and cut out with the matching dies. I die cut a Polaroid Shaker Frame out of Smooth White CS, then inked the inside piece with Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink and stamped several snowflakes in Berrylicious to create a background behind the characters. I die cut two more frames from Peach Bellini and Wild Wisteria CS and adhered to the background panel. I added the Smooth White frame with foam tape after I stamped the sentiment, inlaid the inked piece, and tucked the characters in. To finish off the card, I added several Clear Droplets.

Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see what the other DT members and the guest designers have come up with for today. You'll also find how to win 1 of 2 $100 gift vouchers!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Happy shopping!!

Spotlight Coloring & 3D Flower - Final Countdown to MFT's November Release

November 5, 2019

It's the final day of the MFT November Release Countdown. All the new products we've been showcasing these past five days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 am EST!

My card today features the Fantasy Florals Stamp Set & Die-namics and the Believe Die-namics.

The Fantasy Florals stamp set gives your card design a huge impact. It must be so beautiful and gorgeous when it is colored, no matter what medium is used. But, honestly, I was too lazy to color up the whole image, and I was afraid of wasting my time to mess up this beautiful image. So, I decided to go with an easy way to save my time and energy. LOL!

First, I stamped the image onto a panel of Natural CS to decide where my focal point should be. Then I added some faux ink splatters using the Distressed Patterns stamp set and Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. (Let me say it again. I was too lazy. So I didn't want to pull out my watercolors.) 
I stamped the flowers again, this time onto No-Line Coloring CS with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink. I cut it out with the matching die and adhered to the Natural panel. The panel was mounted to a card base along with thin strips of Gold Sparkle CS and patterned paper.


I stamped only the top right portion of the image three times, cut out a flower partially with scissors, and lightly colored with Copics. (It took me just a few minutes. Yay!) I curved the petals using a petal shaper and layered them as shown in the photo above. I also colored the leaves and buds beside the colored flower.
After adding a die-cut "Believe", I added shimmer to the petals with a shimmer pen to finish off the card.


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 on today's post on the MFT blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Pine Tree Forest Stencil - Only 2 Days until MFT November Release

November 4, 2019

Just two more days until the MFT November Release! All the new products will be available for purchase on November 5 at 10 am EST.

I have a simple holiday card to share with you today that features the Pine Tree Forest Stencil.


I used the stencil in a quite basic way. I simply stenciled the pattern using only Tropical Teal Premium Dye Ink, just intended to make an ombre look. I cut it with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and adhered to a Black Licorice card base.


I heat embossed a sentiment from the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set on Black Licorice CS with Princess Gold Embossing Powder, cut it with the Rectangle Word Window Frames Die-namics, and added to the stenciled panel with foam tape adding a strip of Gold Sparkle CS.


I added some glitter to the pattern using Champagne Stickles.


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

Thank you so much for visiting.

Heartfelt Thanks to Medical Staff - 3 Days Until the MFT November Release

November 2, 2019

We're halfway to the MFT November Release! We still have a lot of new products to share with you. :)

When the Bedside Manner and the Call the Shots stamp sets were released a few months ago, many people requested a girl doctor and a boy nurse. I totally understand their requests. So, we're releasing two more sets featuring medical staff - Doctor's Orders and Super Hero in Scrub.


I used both sets on my card today. And I also used the accessory images from the Bedside Manner and the Call the Shots to make my background pattern. (It may be hardly seen in the photo above. 😓)


I randomly stamped the accessory images on a Smooth White panel with Grout Gray ink, then cut the bottom portion of the panel diagonally using the Skinny Stripes - Horizontal Die-namics and adhered to the card base.

I stamped the characters on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I cut them out with the matching dies and added to the panel with foam tape.
The sentiment is from the Super Hero in Scrub set. I heat embossed it on Steel Gray CS and cut out with the Essential Slanted Sentiment Strips Die-namics. I adhered it to the background panel with thin foam squares, adding a panel of Tropical Teal CS.


All the new products will be available for purchase on November 5 at 10 am EST.
Head on over to the MFT blog for the product reveal and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

Serene Snowflakes - MFT November Release Countdown Continues!

November 1, 2019

Welcome to Day 4 of the MFT November Release Countdown. 

Today I'm showcasing the Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set, which I LOVE so much!!



First, I stamped and heat embossed the white snowflakes on Kraft CS, then stamped the other large snowflakes with Kraft Premium Dye Ink and the small snowflakes in Milk Chocolate to add depth to my design. I added "strings" to the white snowflakes with a gel pen to make them look like hanging ornaments. Some white spots were also added with a white gel pen. After I cut it with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namcis, I inked around the edges with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink for a frosty look.
The sentiment was added using the Filled with Joy stamp set and the Filled with Joy Die-namics.


All the new products will be available for purchase on November 5 at 10 EST.
Head on over to the MFT blog for the products reveals and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

Snow Much Fun - MFT November Release Countdown Begins!

October 31, 2019

MFT November Release Countdown has begun. The more fabulous winter-themed products are going to be released on November 5th! Make sure you visit the MFT blog every day for the next five days for the full reveal of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

This month three new stamp sets, as well as the coordinated Die-namics, are going to be released from my Birdie Brown line. My card today features one of them, the Snow Buddies stamp set.


The Snow Buddies stamp set is a set that follows the Fall Friends stamp set. It looks that the girls have grown up a little. :)

To create my background, I made the snowy ground using the Drifts & Hills Stencil and Sno Cone Premium Dye Ink, then blended Sno Cone and Wild Wisteria Premium Dye Inks on the top half of the panel. I also stamped the snowflakes over the sky using the same inks.



The images were stamped on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and were colored with Copic Markers and colored pencils. The Snow Buddies Die-namics includes two types of dies to make a slit to tuck in a character. I tucked in the dog, so he looks like he is rolling in the snow. 

After putting the images together, I stamped the sentiment and added some tiny spots to the sky with Nuvo Glitter Drops.


All the new products will be available for purchase on November 5 at 10 am EST
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and leave a comment on today's blog post for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sending Holiday Cheer - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 461

Hello! 
Today I'm going to share a clean and simple holiday card that I made for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.


The two circle elements in the sketch made me think of a snowman. So I pulled out the Frosty Friends stamp set to create this card.


I made a white-on-white background for my snowman with several die-cut snowflakes. I also added some glittery spots with Champagne Stickles.
I stamped the snowman on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out with the matching die. He was attached to the card base with foam tape.


The sentiment is from the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set. It was heat embossed on Wild Wisteria CS and cut out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics.


I rounded the bottom corners of the card base and added some Glossy Accents to the light bulbs to finish off the card.


Head on over to the MFT blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Hope you'll play along with us this week!

Thank you for stopping by!