MFT Stamps Wednesday Sketch Challenge #415

Welcome!  It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  For my take on the sketch, I used one of the cute little Yetis from the BB Beast Friends Set.


To start, I first stamped my Yeti with Black Ink onto Smooth White Card Stock.  I then colored him with some Cool Grey Copics (0, C00, C1, C2, C4, C5) and highlighted his fur with a white colored pencil and Gel Pen.


I masked off a rectangular area and then blended some purple Distress Inks (Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, and Dusty Concord) to create the background sky.  I framed this whole rectangle with a piece of Kraft Card Stock Frame that I had die-cut between two of the A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies.


I added a small snowy hill using the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and then heat embossed my sentiment onto a piece of Black Licorice Card Stock. I then diecut my sentiment with one of the Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips Die-namics and trimmed both edges with some scissors.  Lastly, I added a few black dots for some added interest.


Here's a look at this week's sketch layout.  It's fun to try to think of something that will work with the sketch.  I invite you to come play along with us this week!  One random winner will be chosen to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!


Make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog to see what designs the rest of the participating team members have come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

MFT & Friends - December Product Launch

Hello friends!  It's finally time to shop the newest MFT Stamps product release!  And as always, the latest release is packed full of so many cute stamps and die sets!



I have another card to share with you today featuring the newly released Over the Moon for Ewe Stamp Set.  I created a little box card filled with a pasture full of fluffy white sheep.  For the base of my box, I used this tutorial HERE for an A2-sized horizontal box card.


After creating my base, I added some panels using some Field Day Prestige Card Stock and the Tiny Checks Patterned Paper Pack.  I then added some grass by diecutting some Smooth White Card Stock with the Grassy Hills Die-namics and then blending each piece with some Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint).


I stamped my sheep onto another sheet of Smooth White Card Stock with Black Ink, colored them with some Cool Grey (0, C00, C1, C2, C4) and Brown (E30, E31, E25, E27, E47) Copic Sketch Markers.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


I adhered all of my sheep to the inside shelves of the box base and one to the front of the box.  For my sentiment, I heat embossed it with Fine Detail Black Embossing Powder.  Lastly, in order to make the one sheep look like he is jumping over the fence, I attached him with a small clear piece of acetate.


Would you like to win one of two $100 MFT Gift Vouchers?  Head on over to the MFT Blog to find links to the rest of the Design Team and leave a comment on each of the DT Member's Product Launch Post to be entered into the drawing!



Thanks so much for stopping by!  Here are some other projects (above) that I made with this month's release.  If you liked my card today and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!  Happy shopping!

♥ Rachel

 

Beautiful Bloom - MFT December Release Countdown - Day 1

Hello everyone!  It's almost time for the MFT December Release to go live!  My card today is special to me because I made it for a family member who is very dear to me that was recently diagnosed with cancer.


I combined both the new Beautiful Bloom and Beautiful Blessings 2 Stamp Sets because I feel that they go so perfectly with each other.  I love the sentiments on the Beautiful Blessings 2 Set because they're so inspiring and versatile.


I was recently inspired by a card posted by Yana Smakula that showed how she colored on dark card stock with Prismacolor Pencils.  I decided to give this technique a try since I really liked how her card turned out.  You can find her video tutorial HERE.


I first started with a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Gravel Gray Prestige Card Stock and heat embossed my flowers and leaves with Fine Detail White Embossing Powder.  I then used my Prismacolor Pencils to color in both the flowers and the leaves.

Colors Used:

  • PC 1090 - Kelp Green
  • PC 912 - Apple Green
  • PC 913 -Spring Green
  • PC 989 - Charteuse
  • PC 1100 - China Blue
  • PC 1101 - Blue Denim
  • PC 1102 - Blue Lake
  • PC 1024 - Blue Slate
  • PC 1087 - Powder Blue


Once finished with the coloring, I added a strip of Vellum Paper on which I had heat embossed my sentiment with White Embossing Powder.


Lastly, I stamped the sentiment "Praying for You" on the inside panel of my card.


Only 24 hours left until this newest release becomes available!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, don't forget to check out the gorgeous designs from the rest of the team!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovey day!

♥ Rachel

Forever and Owlways - MFT Release Countdown - Day 2

Welcome back!  I hope you all have been enjoying the new release previews so far!  There are only 2 days left until this latest release becomes available!


I have a sweet stamp set to share with you today called Forever and Owlways.  Those two owls are just too cute snuggling up on each other!  I went with a clean and simple look today, allowing the main focus to be on the owls.


I first stamped my images onto a sheet of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.  I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


For the background of my card, I used a sheet of the Tiny Hearts Pastel Patterned Paper Pad and attached a small stitched rectangle that I had lightly splattered with some blue and gold paint.  I stamped my sentiment on the lower right corner of this panel with Black Ink.


Lastly, I attached my images with some 3D Foam squares for added dimension.  I later decided to add the trio of hearts from the In Paris Stamp Set.  I like how the small hint of red contrasts with the rest of the card.


Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, don't forget to check out the creations from the rest of the participating DT Members!


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Two-Directional Slider Loop Card - MFT Release Countdown - Day 3

Hello again!  We're now halfway through our MFT Stamps December Countdown Release!  I have a really fun card to share with you today.  This one took a little bit of trial and error for me but I finally was able to get my idea to work!  I created a Two-Directional Slider Loop Card.


My card features the new and super cute Fox & Friend Set.  I love how much fun these animals look like they're having!  I wanted to have a card that moved in both directions but that had only one slider to pull.  I'm sure that there are other cards out there with this concept but since I was unable to find anything and link the video, I figured out a way that worked for me and took some step by step pictures to hopefully help you re-create this fun type of card.


The final effect is that the images slide TOWARD each other when you pull on the tab.  So much fun! (Believe me, I was happy enough to dance when I finally got this to work and to work smoothly, lol).


Here's a quick video of this card in action.


To start, I first blended a background sky onto a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Smooth White Card Stock with some Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, and Blueprint Sketch).  I lightly spritzed it with water and blotted it dry with a paper towel.  Once dry, I then blended in some opaque white clouds using the  Cloudy Day Stencil and some White Ink.  I then used the larger of the Double Slider Loop Die-namics to evenly cut two slots near the bottom of my panel.


All you need to do next is simply cut a small rectangular slot along both the top and bottom sides of the slider loop path (as shown in the photo above).  I used my craft knife and a ruler to get them as straight as possible.  The cuts are not perfect but they work perfectly!


I then cut a slider pull panel using the Pull Panel Die from the Volcano Die-namics Set.  I stamped the word "PULL" on the edge of this piece using the Interactive Labels Stamp Set.  I then cut a long strip from a Ziploc Freezer Bag and looped it through the slots from the front sides and stapled them together in the back.  Once my loop was attached, I then stapled my Pull Piece to the back of the loop.  Here's where the magic happens.  I then attached a strip of 100lb White Card Stock to the front of this plastic strip using some Scor Tape.


This is the view from the back.  After I stapled my Pull Piece to one edge of the plastic slider loop, I then glued another piece of 100lb Card Stock to the back of the Pull Piece and then pulled both the bottom and top of this strip through the slots that I cut so that it would be attached to the back but seen in the front of the card (as shown in previous photo).


Once that was complete, I adhered some Birch Trees that I had blended with Distress Inks (Tea Dye, Aged Mahogany, and Gathered Twigs) with some liquid adhesive.  I then added some 3D Foam Tape to the bottom base of my card to hold my grass (which would hide the slider loop) but still allowed my card to move freely.  I did not need to add any foam tape to the back of my card.  I simply used some tape runner to attach this panel directly to a top folding A2 sized card base.  I did not add any adhesive to the back of my loop so that it could still move easily once this panel was attached to a card base.


For my grass, I blended some Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, and Peeled Paint) onto a strip of Smooth White Card Stock.  I used the Grassy Fields Die-namics to cut it and then trimmed it down to fit my card.  Before attaching it, I splattered it with some of those same Distress Inks as listed above and also some Opaque White Paint.  I used the extra pieces that I trimmed off to diecut some leaves from the Birch Trees Die-namics.


Lastly, I attached my images with a double layer of 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to the strips of card stock that were sticking out.  I colored these images with Copic Sketch Markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

** Here's an excellent video tutorial by Karolyn Loncon on how to use the MFT Double Slider Loop Slot Die-namics. **


Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I hope you found this post helpful!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!  Also, don't forget to check out the other creations posted by the Design Team for some more sneak peeks and inspiration.


If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a wonderful day and happy card making!

♥ Rachel

Friends at First Sip - MFT Release Countdown - Day 4

Hello crafty friends!  It's time to show you the latest Birdie Brown Stamp Set!  I can't tell you how much I love this set.  I totally love the theme and the images and can easily think of a few friends or family members of mine that this type of card would be perfect for.


For my card today, I combined the Friends at First Sip Stamp Set with the Boutique Die-namics Set.  This boutique set is super versatile in that you can pretty much create whatever type of boutique that you want but I went with a Coffee-themed boutique today.


For my images, I stamped them in Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.



For the boutique wall, I simply blended some Gray Inks (Premium Dye Grout Gray, Cement Gray, and Gravel Gray) on top of the English Brick Wall Stencil and then used the wall section of the die-namics set to cut it out.  I die-cut the other pieces from Smooth White Card Stock and colored them with Copics.


I added a clear covering for the Boutique window using some acetate and I added a low-hanging light behind the window from the BB Our Story Stamp Set.


For my background, I blended some Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks and spritzed the panel lightly with water before blotting it dry with a paper towel.  I stamped my sentiment with Black Ink and added a streetlight in the background using the Streelights Die-namics.


Stay tuned!  There are only 4 more days until this release becomes available!  Make sure to stop by the MFT Blog to see what amazing creations the rest of the team has created and to leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!


Thank you so much for taking the time to drop by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you a lovely day and Happy Cardmaking!

♥ Rachel

Over the Moon for Ewe - MFT December Release Countdown - Day 5

Can you believe that it's time for another MFT Stamps Product Release?  We have so many new and amazing stamp and die sets to show you over the next few days, so get ready!


My card today features the new Over the Moon for Ewe Stamp Set.  It's packed with so many adorable sheep and fun accessories.  I went with a galactic-dream themed card today.  


I started by creating the galaxy sky background by watercoloring a piece of Ranger Watercolor Paper.  I loosely blended some Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors (50 Pale Aqua, 10 White blended with 34 DarkPink, 139 Purple, 63 Persian Blue, and 20 Black).  Once Dry, I spritzed this panel with some Perfect Pearls mixed with water and then splattered it with both Gold and White Paint.


 I then attached this panel to a top-folding A2 sized card base.  I stamped my sentiment in Black Ink onto some puffy white clouds from the Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics.  I also added a moon that I simply die-cut from White Card Stock using the coordinating dies.


For the sheep, I stamped them onto a sheet of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Card Stock, colored with some Warm Grey Copics (W00, W1, W2, W4, W5, W7, W9) and attached them to  my card with some 3D Adhesive Foam Squares for some added dimension.


Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 MFT Gift Voucher!  From there, you can check out some more sneak peeks and amazing designs from the rest of the team.


Thanks so much for dropping by!  If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel