Sunday, December 17, 2017

MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 1

Hello and welcome to MFT Card Kit Countdown Day 1. You're going to love this month's Furever Friends Card Kit that is centered around adorable cats and dogs with the sweetest sentiments! 

My card using the Furever Friends stamp set.

The new Furever Friends Card Kit.

***I added links to the products I used at the bottom of this post.***

To begin, I stamped the image with the Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and colored it with Copic markers. It was die-cut with the coordinating die. 

I trimmed In the Buff cardstock to an A2 sized panel and cut out the center with the largest heart from the Stitched Heart Stax Die-namics. I stamped the two paw prints in the set with the Biscotti Premium Dye Ink in random order as shown.

I stamped the sentiment with the Chocolate Brown Dye Ink on the In the Buff cardstock and trimmed it with a banner die from Blueprints 27. I die-cut it so that both ends would be the same with stitched detailing.

I adhered the front panel to a top folding white cardstock. To finish, I added the image with Foam Squares and the sentiment strip with Foam Mounting Tape to the card front.

Make sure to visit MFT Blog for more details on the Furever Friends Card Kit and to see amazing inspiration using this kit from the participating team members.

Please note: the Furever Friends Card Kit link will not work until Release Day

Friday, December 15, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Let it Snow

Hi there! Today, I'm sharing a winter scene card I made using Pretty Pink Posh stamp sets.

Please note- the PPP shop is closed until January 4th so I was not able to add direct links to the products used.

Pretty Pink Posh products used: 
Woodland Critters stamp set and coordinating dies
Holiday Greetings stamp set
Build a Bloom stamp set
Holiday Pals stamp set

To begin, I trimmed Bristol paper to an A2 sized panel. I inked blended the sky and the snow drifts using Distress Oxides. The sentiment from Holiday Greetings was heat embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped the foliages from Build a Bloom and Holiday Pals with Distress Oxides (I drew in the short brown foliage with Zig markers). I splattered Copic Opaque White to the entire front panel. I colored the bear from Woodland Critters with Copic markers and cut him out with the coordinating die. To finish, I adhered the bear to the front panel and added light shadows underneath him with Copic markers.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card. Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs, Amy

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MFT - Sketch Challenge 363

Hello everyone! It's time for another fun MFT weekly Sketch Challange.

Here's the card I made inspired by the new sketch #363. 

Here's the new sketch:

I started by stamping trimmed white cardstock using the beautiful More Rustic Wildflowers with Premium Dye Inks (see colors in the link below). These dye ink pads are great for stamping solid images and for ink blending with the blending tool.

I added the rectangle element from the sketch on the front panel by dry embossing a single stitch line rectangle frame to highlight the beehive and the sentiment.

I colored the adorable bees and the hive from the Meant To Bee stamp set with Copic markers. I cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment on green cardstock and used the stitched banner (I shortened the length to fit the sentiment) from Blueprints 28 Die-namics to cut it out. 

To finish I adhered the bees with foam squares and the sentiment with mounting tape. I added the front panel to an A2 sized top folding card base.  I hope I have inspired you to play along with the new sketch challenge and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the MFT store.

Visit  MFT Card Challenge Blog for all the details on the challenge.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

MFT - Color Challenge 83

Hi there! It's time for another fun MFT Color Challenge

Here's the card I made inspired by the new color challenge #83.

For today's challenge, my card features the adorable BB New Best Friend stamp set. I colored the images with Copic markers. To create my scene, I used the house from the new Town Bear stamp set, and the trees from the Modern Trees stamp set. I made the snow drifts using the Drifts and Hills Stencil with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I inked the sky to match the color challenge with Seedless Preserves and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide.

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to check out MFT Challenge Blog for more details and to see all the wonderful creations by the participating design team.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Mft - December Release Replay

Hello and welcome to MFT December Release Replay! Today, I'm sharing a card that features a few of the wonderful products that were released earlier this month. I created a fun winter scene card using the adorable Town Bear stamp set, Our Town Die-namics, and the Open Road Die-namics.

To begin, I colored the images from Town Bear and the trio of gifts (from BB Beary Special Birthday) on top of the car with Copic Markers. I cut them out with their coordinating dies. 

To create the front panel, I trimmed white cardstock to an A2 sized panel and ink blended the top with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide Ink and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I stamped the "Hello There" sentiment from Polar Pals with Versamark ink, and heat set white embossing powder. I kept the sentiment simple so that it could be used as a Birthday or Christmas card.

I die-cut white cardstock as shown using the Our Town Die-namics. It's hard to see in the photo, but I lightly added snow drifts to this panel with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

I die-cut gray cardstock using the Our Town die-namic, as well as the straight road using the Open Road Die-namics. I distressed the edges with white pigment ink. 

I die-cut cardstocks using the tree die from the Scenic Snow Globe Die-namics. I added snow to the trees and the stop sign with the Snow Marker to reinforce the winter scene.

To finish, I adhered the panels and the images to the card front and then adhered that to a top folding card base. 

Thanks for visiting today, and be sure to visit the MFT Stamps blog for more Release Replay inspirations from the participating design team members.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh - Christmas Cheer

Are you done making your Christmas cards yet? If not, I have a last minute inspiration for you using Pretty Pink Posh products. I made an acetate window card that features the adorable Reindeer Friends stamp set. Acetate window cards are great for adding depth without the bulk and I love the way it looks.

I stamped the reindeer with Rich Cocoa Momento ink and the trees with Bamboo Leaves Momento ink and colored them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. The tree image is from the Winter Friends stamp set.

I blended the trimmed background panel with green dye inks and add splatters of water and Copic Opague white to add the snow element. Yes, green! I wanted to try a new backgroud color.  What do you think?

I used one of the die from  Stitched Borders2  and die-cut three trimmed white cardstocks for the snow panels. On the shortest snow panel, I stamped the sentiment from Holiday Greetings with VersaMark ink and heat set silver embossing powder. 

I adhered the snow panels and the images to the acetate window (one deer on the background panel) and splattered Copic Opaque White again to add more snow element. To finish, I adhered the card to a top folding card base.
  Don't these reindeer look so cute frolicking in the snow?!

I hope you enjoyed today's project. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Amy

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge #362

Hello and welcome! Here's my take on the new MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #362

Here's the sketch:

Since we're getting close to Christmas, I decided to create a winter scene using the images from Harvest Buddies and Dashing Deer stamp sets. I stamped them with Antique Linen Distress Oxide and did no-line coloring with Copic markers. 

I trimmed Bristol paper to an A2 sized panel to create my card front. I blended the panel with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. After, I stamped it with the BG Whimsical Woodgrain using the Walnut Stain again. 

Once the inks dried, I die-cut the panel with the circle die from the Circle STAX Die-namics as shown. 

I diluted Copic Opaque White with water and splattered the panel with a paintbrush to add the snow element. 

I stamped the sentiment with VersaMark Ink on black cardstock, applied white embossing powder and heat set it. Then I die-cut the sentiment using the small fishtail sentiment banner from Blueprints 27 Die-namics. 

I made a top folding card base and inked the front with Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. I mounted the card front on top with two layers of mounting foam tape. Then, I mounted the squirrel and the raccoon with the foam squares. Lastly, I adhered the sentiment, the birds, and the foliage as shown.

I hope you'll play along with us for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher, visit the Card Challenges blog  for all the details