Stenciled Background & Spotlight Scene - MFT WSC 359

November 15, 2017

Today I'm sharing a card I made for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC 359).

To create my card, I was inspired by two cards - HERE (by Nichol Spohr) and HERE (by Michelle Short), both use stencils to create a background scene and pop up a part of the scene. It's a fun way to make a focal point without adding too many elements on your card.

I realized that this looked like a twin with a card I had shared HERE after I finished this card. Sorry for my poor creativity. But it's OK. You can see how today's technique works. Ha ha!

I created the snow hill and the ice on a piece of watercolor paper using the Drifts & Hills Stencil, Scattered Straw Distress Ink, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, and Mini Ink Blending Tools. The Drifts & Hills Stencil is really versatile! I also stamped some snowflakes to the sky with Scattered Straw Distress Ink and added more falling snow with a white gel pen.

After inks dried, I cut out a part of the scene using the Inside & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics. Those double stitching lines work as a frame in this weeks sketch. I die cut three more stitched rounded squares from Blue Breeze CS, stacked them up, and adhered the inked piece on top.

I stamped, colored, and die cut the images, adhered them to the panel, and added the sentiment panel. I matted the inked panel with a panel of Biscotti CS and adhered to the card front. I added some Diamond Stickles to the hills and Glossy Accents to the hearts to finish off the card.

Head on over to the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog for the challenge details and for more inspiration from the DT. Remember that you will have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher by participating the challenge!

Thank you for stopping by!

Linked Chain Wreaths

November 14, 2017

It's time for MFT Release Replay DT Challenge. Today the MFT DT is taking a fresh look at our most recent release with inspiring ideas and innovative takes on the complete collection. We love the opportunity to look at our products with fresh eyes, envisioning entirely new ways to showcase the possibilities they present!

I created Christmas wreaths using the Linked Chain Circle Frames Die-namics. I heard that this Die-namics had sold out so quickly and so many people were still waiting for it to arrive. I don't intend to make you envious. I just had gotten these projects ready before the release day.

To create my wreath, I die cut out two frames from Green-Eyed Monster CS and one from Sour Apple CS. I layered the Green-Eyed Monster frames and inlaid the interior pieces from the Sour Apple frame. I embellished it with a bow and some sequins.
I put the die-cut trees into the inside of my frame and added faux snow with Gloss White Crystal Drops.
As I wanted to hang my wreath on a wooden door, I stamped a piece of Kraft CS with the Wood Plank Background stamp, cut it with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics, and added the stitching lines using the Inside & Out Stitched Square STAX and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics to create a faux door molding (trim?) look.
The sentiment is from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set and it was stamped on a banner cut with the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics.

I also created a coordinated tag using the Tag Builder Blueprints 5 Die-namics.

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

Thank you for stopping by!

New Best Friend - MFT November New Product Launch

November 8, 2017

It's time to shop! MFT November Release is available for purchase now.

I have one more card to share with you today, which uses the New Best Friend stamp set & Die-namics, Linked Chain Circle Frames Die-namics, and Let It Snowflake Too Die-namics from the release.

I started my card with a piece of watercolor paper. I made a loose watercolor wash background using Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Inks and added some ink spatters. After inks dried, I cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, stamped the sentiment with Hot Fudge Premium Dye ink, and matted it with a panel of Tickled Pink CS.

The frame and the snowflakes were die cut out from Smooth White CS. After I adhered them to the background panel, I adhered the images with Thin 3D Foam Squares. I also added several sequins to finish off the card.

I'd like you to check out this month's Release Class in PDF or on YouTube channel, too. I already shared a card that I made for the class HERE

Head on over to the MFT blog to see the other DT members have come up with for today. Don't forget to leave comments on the DT blogs for your chance to win a prize! (Check out the MFT blog for more details!)

Happy shopping! :)

Ink: Premium Dye - Hot Fudge / Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron
Others: On Point Glue, Thin 3D Foam Squares, Sequins (Classic Christams Mix 6 mm, 4 mm)