Peek-a-Boo Shaker Card - MFT Birthday Project Challenge

June 21, 2019

Hello everyone! It's time for a new Birthday Project Challenge over at the MFT blog. This month's theme is to make a card that features a peek-a-boo element.

I created a peek-a-boo shaker card using the Friends with Fins stamp set and a Circle Shaker Pouch. The Circle Shaker Pouches make it pretty easy creating a peek-a-boo shaker card!

I stamped the front of a Smooth White card with the Watercolor Stripes Background using Blue Breeze Premium Dye Ink, then made a circle opening using the Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics. I cut an Ocean View Porthole from Whip Cream CS and added it to the opening as a frame. I applied a Circle Shaker Pouch from the back, put in some sequins, and covered with a piece of acetate cut with a circle die. I also added a circle frame to the back of the shaker so the adhesives won't be seen. (See the photo below.)


I die cut the Happy Birthday Script twice, from Whip Cream and Persimmon CS, and added them to the front making a shadow effect. The stars were cut with a die from the Circle Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics.

For the inside, I made an underwater scene by ink blending (Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks) and stenciling using the Card-Sized Confetti Stencil Set. The ground elements were cut with the Under the Sea Die-namics. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Bundle of Balloons stamp set and added the shark from the Friends with Fins stamp set.


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 by joining in the challenge!

Thank you for stopping by!

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!

Thank you for stopping by!

Pastel Tropical Flowers - MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge 441

June 13, 2019

Hello!
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.

Thank you for stopping by!

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!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Under the Sea Shaker Card - June 2019 MFT & Friends

June 4, 2019

It's time to shop! The MFT June Release products are available for purchase now!


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'm sharing a shaker card that uses the Friends with Fins stamp set & Die-namics and the Under the Sea Die-namics.


I made my undersea scene on a panel of watercolor paper by ink blending (Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks), stenciling (Ray of Light and Basic Shapes - Circles), and spattering some white ink. I also stamped some schools of fish from the Friends with Fins stamp set and added the ground, coral, and seaweed using the Under the Sea Die-namics. I'm so pleased with how it turned out!!


After heat embossing the sentiment, I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Rectangle Frames Die-namics. I adhered the inside piece to a card base, then added the dolphin, orca, and hearts with craft foam. I put the sequins and gems, covered them with an A2 Rectangle Shaker Pouch, and added the frame.


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

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Swing + Shaker Fairy Card - MFT June Release Countdown Day 1

June 3, 2019

It is the final day of the MFT June Release Countdown. The new products we've been showcasing this past five days will be available for purchase tomorrow at 10am EDT!! 

I have another interactive card to share with you today. (It's no secret that I LOVE making interactive cards. LOL) It features the new Fairy Good Friends stamp set & Die-namics.


The cute fairy swings and the sequins move around when the card is shaken. You can see the movement in a video below.


I blended Shaded Lilac and Picked Rasberry Distress Oxide inks and spattered some white ink over them to create my background panel and frame. The twinkling stars on the background panel are from the Fireworks stamp set. I used the Falling from the Clouds Frame Die-namics to cut my shaker frame and expanded the opening with the partial die cutting technique. I made a swing mechanism under the top of the frame using the Interactive Swing Die-namics and a Spin & Slide Disc. I added a couple of small pieces of magnet sheet behind the fairy to add some weight so she swings smoothly. After adding some sequins, I adhered the frame, along with a piece of acetate and a white cloud panel, with double layers of foam tape. I added a sentiment panel cut with the Fishtail Flag Trio Die-namics 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 the MFT blog.

I hope you enjoyed my countdown projects. I will be back with a card using the Friends with Fins stamp set tomorrow at 10am EDT to celebrate the release.
Thank you for stopping by!

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

Well, Hello! - MFT June Release Countdown Day 2

June 2, 2019

It's Day 2 of the MFT June Release Countdown. We're so close to the release day! But, we still have a lot of fabulous products to share with you.

My card today features the Well, Hello stamp set and the Sweet Hello Die-namics. I combined them with the Cute Cloud Outlines Die-namics (This month's Free with $60 Die-namics, revealed on Day 5) and the Sea Life stamp set, which you'll get with orders of over $75! 

First I made my background pattern on the front of a Summer Splash card base by stamping the whimsical wave and fish images from the Sea Life stamp set
I die cut the "hello" three times from Persimmon card stock with the Sweet Hello Die-namics and stacked them up on a shadow mat cut from Whip Cream card stock. I added some tiny white dots with a gel pen for a little fun. I adhered it to the card base, then stamped a sentiment from the Well, Hello stamp set.

I stamped and colored the sun and gull, and cut them out with scissors. They were added to the card base with foam tape along with the clouds. I couldn't help adding a little Glossy Accents to the cheeks of the sun. :D

All the new products will be available for purchase on June 4 at 10am EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT.

Thank you for stopping by!

Floating PI Girl - MFT June Release Countdown Day 3

June 1, 2019

Welcome to Day 3 of the MFT June Release Countdown!

Today I'm going to share an interactive card that features the new Hey, Sunshine stamp set & Die-namics from Pure Innocence line.  

On this card, the girl and the beach ball move around when you shake the card. (See a video below.) I had been wanting to try this technique since I saw a video tutorial by Jennifer McGuire, and I thought this stamp set would be perfect for it. 
I just followed her tutorial, but used the Spin & Slide Discs instead of foam dots to pop up the stamped images. 



I made my background with watercolor, and I cut out the sentiment with scissors to match with the loose edges of the watercolor background. 

We're halfway to the release day! All the new products will be available for purchase on June 4 at 10am EDT.
Head on over to the MFT blog to see all the products revealed today and for more inspiration from the DT. 

Thank you for stopping by!

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