October 17, 2017

Snowflake Splendor Card Kit Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things October card kit countdown. For my card today I used the Layered Snowflake Die-namics to create a multi-coloured snowflakes that I adhered to a vellum window.


To create the window I diecut the white panel using the Square Peek-A-Boo Window Die-namics and then I die cut the panel with the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 Die-namics to give it a stitched edge. Once I completed the die cutting, I added foam adhesive to the back of the panel, added vellum directly behind the window and adhered it to a Grout Gray card base.


I created a layered snowflake with blue card stock and adhered it onto the vellum in the window using liquid adhesive. I added an aqua jewel to the center and stamped a sentiment directly under the window with Black Licorice Dye ink from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set.

Make sure to visit the MFT Blog for more ideas using this months kit. I'll be back tonight with another card for the release party.

October 16, 2017

Snowflake Splendor Card Kit Countdown

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the countdown to the MFT October card kit, Snowflake Splendor! This months kit is all about winter and snowflakes with lots of layers.

For my project today I created a trio of cards with the Layered Snowflake Die-namics from the kit and the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics and created ornaments on my cards.


The Layered Snowflakes are so fun to create with because you can layer them in so many ways. I just cut out a bunch with 3 shades of blue card stock, and then I layered them together until I was happy with them.


I created ornaments with the tag die cut from Grout Gray card stock and then added the layered snowflakes on top. I added sequins and Nuvo Drops to the centers and added a die cut bow to the top. I layered the panels onto coloured card stock and added them to white card base.

You can see how I created these cards in today's episode of MFTv.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. See you tomorrow for more countdown fun. :)

October 10, 2017

My Favorite Things October Release Replay

Hello and welcome back. Today the My Favorite Things design team is revisting the October release and sharing some new projects using the newest release. I decided to create another winter scene using Copic markers, a stamped image and the techniques I've been learning in online classes.

I love experimenting and creating scenes but I really want to start incorporating the scenes into card designs with stamped images. For today's card I stamped the deer image and then I created the scene around it.


I stamped the deer with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and then I left it uncoloured while I worked on the scene. I created a wintery scene with birch trees and snow and when I was done I coloured in the deer imges to complete the scene.


Once I had everything coloured I cut die cut the scene with the largest A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 2 die and I added a sentiment that I had stamped on an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip banner.


Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using the October reease. Thanks for stopping by!

October 07, 2017

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello and welcome back! Today is one of the best days of the year - World Card Making Day! It's a day where we get to come together as card makers and celebrate this hobby, create cards and just spend the day getting crafty! Who doesn't love that!

We are celebrating the day over at the My Favorite Things blog with challenges and giveaways all day long so make sure to head over there so you can play along!

I created cards for all 4 of the challenges that we'll be posting today to share my take on them. So let's jump right in to the first challenge of the day: 

ROYBGIV


I used Distress inks, the Big Thanks Die-namics and the Grateful for You Stamp Set to complete my cards for this first challenge.


I can't wait to see what all of you create! 
Happy World Card Making Day! :)

October 04, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge #353

Hello and welcome to this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I always love using an MFT sketch as a starting point on my projects... it takes a lot of the guess work out of the overall design and just let's me create.

I have been taking a lot of online Copic classes and really trying to learn how to use my markers to their full potential so I decided to create a card with a background scene created entirely with my markers. I was inspired by a card that Sandy Allnock created with an icy lake and decided to try and re-create the look on my card with the new Polar Pals stamp set.


I stamped my images onto a white piece of card stock and when I stamped the seal in the water, I removed some of the ink from the bottom of him before I stamped him so it looks like the lower half of his body is in the water. Once I had them stamped, I created the scene around them with my Copic markers and then I coloured in the seals last.


I don't love the blue colour that I used for the sky but I really like how the water in the icy lake turned out so I'm glad I tried it out. Next time I think I'll use deeper blues for the sky and make the water a little brighter.

Thanks for joining me for this week's sketch. Make sure to link up your card at the MFT challenge blog here for a chance to win a $50 GC to My Favorite Things!

October 03, 2017

My Favorite Things October Release Party!

Hello and welcome to the My Favorite Things October release party! Tonight we're celebrating the release of the new holiday products that we've been sharing all week - all of the new products are in the store and available for purchase! Yay!

For my card tonight I used the new Lip Balm Window & Frame Die-namics along with the previously released Essential Sentiment Rip Strip Die-namics to share how you can create a lip balm project and not have to completely take it apart to get the lip balm out.


I created a winter scene on the front of my card with the Polar Pals stamp set, the Icebergs Die-namics and a sentiment from the Sending Smooches stamp set, stamped onto a Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strip banner. 

I diecut the Lip Balm Window from the snow area and adhered my Lip Balm pouch inside to hold my coordinating lip balm that I made with patterned paper.


To be able top easily get the lip balm out, I used the Essential Sentiment Rip Strips Die-namics and die cut it into the front of the card base before adhering my panel. Just make sure to die cut it directly under where the lip balm window is. I created a video sharing how I created this card and you can watch it HERE if you want to see how I put the card together.


This is a great way to use the new Lip Balm products on tags and cards and ensure that the project doesn't get wrecked when you're trying to remove the lip balm. :)

I really hope you enjoyed the release projects shared this week and are excited to start holiday crafting! I would love to know what your favourite products from the release are. Happy shopping! :)

My Favorite Things October Release Countdown - Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the My Favorite Things October release countdown. All of the new products we've been sharing this week will be available tonight at 9pm EST!

For my card today I used the Christmas Cocktails mini stamp set, which is actually a free with purchase set. It has some really fun cocktail glass images and I couldn't wait to ink it up!


I wanted to make the martini glass the focus of the card, so I stamped it onto white card stock with black ink and added a bit of colour to it with some watercolour. I stamped the sentiment from an older stamp set called Hand Lettered Holiday above the glass - I love how it looks like it's coming out of the glass with the jewel bubbles that I added.

I added the panel to some silver sparkle card stock and some Steel Grey card stock and then I added the finished panel to a Sno Cone card base. For some added interest on the card base, I stamped the same martini glass with the same ink colour for a tone-on-tone look.

Thanks so much for joining me for day 1 of the countdown. I'll see you tonight for the release party.