Shine Bright - MFT September Card Kit Release

September 17, 2019

The MFT September Card Kit, Starry Night is now available for purchase!


I'm sharing one more card featuring the Starry Night Card Kit for more inspiration for you.


I created my watercolor background on watercolor paper using Grape Jelly and Blueberry Color Bursts. I tried Color Bursts for the first time. So I'm not so sure if this is a good result to showcase them, but I had so much fun playing with them. :)


I cut it with the second large die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, then cut out the tiny stars and the stripes using the Starry Night - Vertical Die-namics and the Skinny Stripes - Vertical Die-namics, which is the mid-month Free with $60 die.
I added a panel of Smooth White cut with the largest die from the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics and adhered them to a Blueberry card base.


I die-cut three stars out of Silver Sparkle, Boysenberry, and Grapesicle CS using the Star Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics and adhered them to the panel with foam tape. I then stamped the "Bright" from the Starry Night Sentiments Stamp Set and cut out with the matching die. I added it beside the die-cut stars along with a small panel which I stamped the "Shine." Thanks to the matching dies, I can easily pop up the words written in a thin script font with foam tape. Love it!

Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT have come up with for today!

Thank you for stopping by, and Happy crafting!

Starry Night Card Kit Will be Available for Purchase Tomorrow!

September 16, 2019

The MFT September Card Kit, Starry Night will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10 am EDT. We're sharing more projects using the kit with you today.

This month a few new products are going to be released at the same time as the card kit. The Starry Night - Horizontal Die-namics is one of them, and my card today features it.

I made a colorful starry sky background panel using the Starry Night - Horizontal Die-namics, I used it vertically on my design though. (I'm sorry if this makes you confused.) I blended some Distress Inks (Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Broken China) diagonally on watercolor paper and spritzed it with water. Once it dried, I cut it with the Starry Night - Horizontal Die-namics. 
I stamped the front of a Blueberry card base with the Pinstripe Background using Versa Mark Ink, then adhered the background panel adding a Smooth White panel.


I stamped and colored an astronaut boy from the Space Explorer Stamp Set on No-Line Coloring card stock. I cut him out with the matching die and added to the card with foam tape. I added a little shimmer to the balloons with a Wink of Stella pen and covered his face with Glossy Accents.


I heat embossed the "Wish" from the Starry Night Sentiments Stamp Set on Blueberry CS and cut it with the matching die. I die-cut two more shadows out of Blueberry CS and layered them under the heat embossed one to make a fun dimensional look.
Several silver star sequins were added to finish off the card. 


Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see the full reveal of the kit, as well as the other new products. You'll have a chance to win a prize by commenting on today's post on the MFT blog.

Thank you for visiting!

Kicking Off the Countdown to MFT Starry Night Card Kit Release

September 15, 2019

It's time to begin the countdown to MFT September Card Kit Release! The new kit is called Starry Night, and it will be available for purchase on September 17 at 10:00 am EDT.


I combined the Starry Night Card Kit with a yeti from the Beast Friends Stamp Set for my card today. The Starry Night -Vertical Die-namics contained in the kit is perfect for creating a star-filled sky quickly! (The Starry Night - Horizontal Die-namics will also be available for purchase at the same time with the kit!)


I blended some Grape Jelly and Blueberry Premium Dye Inks on Smooth White CS and cut it with the Starry Night - Vertical Die-namics once the inks dry. Then I cut the bottom edge of the panel with a die from the Snow Drifts Die-namics to create a snowy hill to ground the yeti. I applied craft foam under the panel, adhered it to a Smooth White card base, and added the yeti.
After lightly inking the bottom portion of the card base with Grape Jelly Premium Dye Ink, I stamped a sentiment from the Starry Night Sentiments Stamp Set in Steel Grey. I added Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accents to the hill to cover a messy edge of the craft foam (lol!), but I'm not so sure about the result. I think the glitter accents made the hill look unnatural. :(



Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see the full reveal of the new kit and for more inspiration from the DT!

Thank you for visiting!

You're a Spooktacular Friend - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 454

September 12, 2019

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


First, I made my night sky background on a panel of No-Line Coloring CS by masking and ink blending. Then I added a hill to the scene using the Drifts & Hills Stencil and Black Licorice Premium Dye Ink. I stamped the haunted house and trees from the Spooktacular Friends Stamp Set with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink, and I colored the house with Copic Markers. I also used a white gel pen to color the ghosts hanging from the trees.

I cut some strips of cardstock (Persimmon, Gumdrop Green, and Purple Rain) and adhered them to the lower half of the panel to create a stripe pattern. I then cut it with a rounded rectangle die from the Blueprints 31 Die-namics and adhered to a Grout Gray card base. I heat embossed a sentiment on Purple Rain CS, cut it with a die from the Blueprints 31 Die-namics, and added to the panel. Several sequins finished off the card.


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

Thank you for stopping by!

Let's Cozy Up - Sep 2019 MFT & Friends

September 3, 2019

It's time! The MFT September Release products are available for purchase!


Today all the DT members and several fabulous guest designers are sharing projects using some of the new products for more inspiration for you.


I played with the Sweater Weather on Safari Stamp Set again and combined it with the Fireplace Die-namics to create a cozy scene.

To create my background panel, I blended Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose, and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks on watercolor paper and spritzed it with some water. I cut it with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and heat embossed a sentiment from the new Cup of Love Stamp Set.


I stenciled the English Brick Wall on Primitive Cream CS using Natural Premium Dye Ink and Tea Dye Distress Ink. Then I die cut a fireplace out of it. I also die cut the other elements and assembled them on the background panel.
I stamped, colored, and die cut out the giraffe and the elephant and adhered them to the panel with foam tape. I heat embossed "Let's Cozy Up" on Milk Chocolate CS, cut out with the Fishtail Flag Trio Die-namics, and added to the panel.


Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members and the guest designers have come up with for today!

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

All the Stars Cover-Up - Final Countdown to the MFT September Release

September 2, 2019

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

I have a pair of cards to share with you today that features the All the Stars Cover-Up Die-namics, the Little Hello Die-namics (previous Free with $60 die), and the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set


To create my first card, I blended rainbow colors of Distress Inks on a Smooth White panel and cut it with the All the Stars Cover-Up Die-namics. (Distress Inks used -  Abandoned Coral, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet) I adhered the panel to a Smooth White card base using craft foam and added the Little Hello and a sentiment from the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set

The cut-out stars in rainbow colors looked too pretty to throw away. So I decided to make another card using them.


I simply adhered the stars to the front of a Smooth White card base with foam tape and added a sentiment panel. 



Visit the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Don't forget to leave a comment on today's blog post for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by!

Favorite Teachers - 2 Days Until the MFT September Release!

September 1, 2019

Welcome to Day 2 of the MFT September Release Countdown! 

Today I'm sharing a card that uses two more new stamp sets from Birdie Brown line, Favorite Teacher and Lessons in Love. Both of these sets feature teachers and school theme.


I combined the two sets to create my card. The teachers were stamped onto No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink, colored with Copic Markers, and cut out with the matching dies. The Copic Markers used are listed below.





I made my chalkboard using the A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics, Black Licorice CS, and Kraft CS. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Lessons in Love Stamp Set and some accessory images on the black panel and added some details with a white colored pencil. Then I dabbed Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink here and there to get a chalkboard look.


We're so close to the release day!! All the new products will be available for purchase on September 3 at 10 am EDT.
Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Leave a comment on today's blog post on the MFT blog for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for visiting today!

Monochromatic Flowers - We're Half Way to the MFT September Release Day!

August 31, 2019

Welcome to Day 3 of the MFT September Release Countdown!

Today I'm sharing a card that uses the beautiful Floral Focus Stamp Set and the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set.

I went with a monochromatic design. I stamped the image onto Natural CS with Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. (E41, E43, E44) Then I added random dots with a Copic Marker (E44) and a white gel pen for faux ink spattering. I trimmed it down and adhered to a Milk Chocolate card base adding a thin strip of Gold Sparkle CS along the right edge of the panel.

 I gold embossed a sentiment from the Bitty Thanks & Gratitude Stamp Set on Steel Grey CS, cut it out with the Skinny Strips Die-namics, and added to the panel with foam tape.



All the new products will be available for purchase on September 3 at 10 am EDT.
Make sure you visit the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. Some of the DT members are sharing their GORGEOUS coloring on this image! Those look totally different than mine. You'll get inspired by their fabulous cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sweater Weather - MFT September Release Countdown Day 5

August 29, 2019

The MFT September Release Countdown has begun! We will be showcasing the new fabulous stamps and Die-namics for the next five days. So make sure you stop by the MFT blog every day to see the full reveal of the new products and for more inspiration from the DT.

It's still been hot and humid here in Japan. But it's already time to think about winter in our stamping world. Right? Well, I'm sweating as I'm trying to shift my gears. LOL.
So, I have two cards to share with you today that feature the new stamp sets from my Birdie Brown line, the Sweater Weather on Safari and the Sweater Weather in the Wood



The Sweater Weather on Safari Stamp Set includes four safari animals wearing sweaters. I stamped them on No-Line Coloring CS with Milk Chocolate Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers. (BTW, I used No-line Coloring CS for the first time, and I LOVE it!! The surface is so smooth, Copics blend nicely without bleeding, and it is thick enough for layering Copics. I haven't tried yet, but I think it works so well with colored pencils, too!)

 To create my background panel, I stamped the Knitted Sweater Background onto Natural CS using Natural Premium Dye Ink. I cut it with the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics and inked around the edges with Natural and Kraft Premium Dye Inks for a vignette effect. Once it dried, I spattered some white ink to add more texture.


I created a winter scene on a Smooth White panel using the Drifts & Hills Stencil and the Trio of Trees Stamp Set. I stamped, colored, and cut out all the critters from the set and added to the scene.


I put a tiny cap on the moose and the beaver. This cap fits almost all the animals in the Sweater Weather on Safari and the Sweater Weather in the Woods Stamp Sets. ;)

The new products will be available for purchase on September 3 at 10 am EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today! Leave a comment on today's blog post on the MFT blog for your chance to win a prize.

Thank you for stopping by!