Hello crafty friends! Welcome to My Favorite Things July Release Countdown! Today is Day 1, also the last countdown day. All products will be available tomorrow at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST!! I am so excited!
For my first card, I am featuring the Chevron Fringe Die-namics. I used it as whip cream on top of my cake for a baby shower card. Here is my card 🙂
- For the background, blend Antique Linen distress ink onto watercolor paper. Add watercolor splatters in baby blue and pink colors
- For the cake, I have pink heat embossed the Polka Dot Background on Insulation Pink card stock. For the frosting, I have used Chevron Fringe Die-namics
- Die cut “girl” with LLD – Stitched Banner Alphabet Die-namics and color with Copic markers. Die cut the bows with Die-namics Blueprints 26. I have stacked 5 layers for each of them for dimension. Add a “hi” die cut from Happy Hello Die-namics
- Adhere everything in place with glue and foam tape to finish
For my second card, I am focusing on WTG – Time for the Bubbly Stamp Set and Die-namics. I usually daydream when I take bubble bath. So I wanted to make a whimsical scene where the bubbles take away all your worries and stress!
Here is how I made my card:
- Partially stamp the image from WTG – Time for the Bubbly stamp set with Black Licorice hybrid ink. I masked off the lines before I stamped the image. Stamp the sentiment on top of the mirror
- White heat emboss the bubbles from Pretty Posies stamp set. Watercolor the whole scene with Gansai Tambi watercolor and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I also added in a bottle of wine on the floor and added shadow
- Frame the scene with Die-namics Pierced Rectangle Frames
- Embellish with PPP Clear Sparkling sequins to finish
That’s it for today. Don’t forget to head to MFT blog for a full reveal of today’s products along with more creations by other amazing designers. Tomorrow will be the New Release. I will be back with my New Product Launch Post! See you tomorrow 🙂
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Supplies (Second Card):
Hello my friends! Today I want to share something exciting and cute! I have recently purchased some stamps from Love Cynthia, which is all the way from France.
My card is inspired by the first movie I ever saw – Snow White. I think maybe the little girl’s bow reminds me of Snow White. Anyhow, I love Snow White because I love all the classic Disney movies. I like her hair to be brown though. Just my personal preference… So, she’s like my own version of Snow White, maybe when she was a little girl.
When thinking of Snow White, forest and flowers come to my mind. So, I pulled out my Avery Elle Canopy stamp set. This is my second time using it. It’s so pretty and versatile!
My card was painted with a combination of Gansai Tambi, Windsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and Zig markers. I put my Windsor & Newton and Daniel Smith in a palette so they are handy. My palette also has mixing wells so I can take my paints and mix them up before putting them on paper. I mainly used the Zig pens for little Snow White’s skin and blush, and also the grass.
That’s it for today. I may come up with something else next time, but for now, I think I will mainly use my Love Cynthia stamps on my planner. We will see 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by today!! Happy crafting!
- Avery Elle Canopy Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- MFT Die-namics Blueprints 25 : Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Gansai Tambi Watercolor Palette: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- MISTI Stamping Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
- Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
Hello friends! I am SO HAPPY to share with you that I am officially joining My Favorite Things design team! Dreams do come true! You just have to work really hard at it :)))))))))
I am sharing a watercolor card as my debut card today. I love this card! It has everything I love – bunny, watercolor, reflection, music and Paris! You can head to MFT blog to see all the details.
Again, I am SO SO EXCITED about this amazing opportunity!! Thank you so much for your support! I will see you at MFT April Release Countdown 🙂
Hello crafty friends! I’m back today to share some more MFT cardmaking inspirations.
For my first card, I was inspired by the sentiment from Out of the World stamp set so I wanted to create an unbelievable scene. I made a calm village scene with grassy hills and Farm Fence. Everything is nice and peaceful, except there is an UFO suddenly appearing. Simple but to the point.
- Create a cloud stencil with Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics. Blend with Tumbled Glass distress ink to create a cloudy sky
- Die cut with Grassy Hills Die-namics and blend with Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Mowed Lawn
- Die cut with Farm Fence Die-namics and distress with Vintage Photo
- Stamp the sentiment with black pigment ink
- Stamp, die cut and color the UFO with Copic markers
- Adhere everything as shown with foam tape and glue
Next, I used the super cute chef stamp by Birdie Brown. I don’t know how Birdie Brown does it but every single time I ended up handing out my wallet… This time, I made a restaurant with chalk board menu. I also used elements from Boutique Window Die-namics to build a big roof to cover the whole card.
- Blend MFT Grout Gray ink over English Brick Wall stencil to create a soft background
- For the chalk board, die cut black cardstock with Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX. Stamp with white chalk ink, let dry, then rub some corn starch on it
- Stamp, die cut and color the chef with Copic markers. I have used BG colors for the chef’s scarf, buttons and shoes
- Build the roof with Boutique Windown Die-namics. Blend Peacock Feathers the roof pieces to match the chef’s uniform
I save the best for the last! This is my favorite card today featuring Color the Rainbow die and the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set. I love these two sets because I can make the card really colorful and have a super relevant sentiment to tie everything together! You know how much I like to tell story in my cards. I try not to make cards where the sentiment has a different meaning to my scene.
The Snow Drifts Cover-Up die allows me to orderly pack a lot of colors into one card. I think this die is truly a must have! Here is a closer look at my card.
- Die cut a panel with Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics
- Blend all the compartments with MFT dye inks in rainbow colors and add water for bleaching. In lay all the pieces back into the die
- Stamp “my world” with black pigment ink. The “color” sentiment is die cutted out of white cardstock for 4 times and then adhered together with glue
- Stamp the sheep from Ewe are the Best set with black pigment ink, die cut and color with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and waterbrush. Mount with foam tape
- Finally, embellish with some PPP clear sparkling sequins
That were a lot of cards from me today. I hope you like them! Let me know which one you like the most! Thank you for reading!
Happy weekend sweet friends! Today I am building a greenhouse on paper using My Favorite Things’ March release set called Sweet Succulents. I used to work in a greenhouse in college for my experiments. So I was super excited to build a greenhouse from scratch! It brings back all the memories. I used the Square Grid Cover-Up as greenhouse windows and guess what?! They can be opened!!
Here’s how the greenhouse is built.
- Stamp all the images on watercolor paper with black pigment ink. The bench is from Knead You and the spade fork is from Farm-tastic. Color them with Zig markers and water brush and die cut them out
- On the background panel, blend Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive and Shabby Shutters and add water droplets
- Adhere the plants as shown with glue and foam tape
- Die cut a panel with Square Grid Cover-Up and adhere to a piece of acetate as window glass. Use a hinge to adhere the glass panel and the background together so they can move but still be adhered together, just like a flap in a mini album
- Embellish the outside of the greenhouse with some butterflies from Adorable Elephants
- I decided to put the sentiment inside the card. I first blended some Crushed Olive and stamped the sentiment with black ink
So there you have it! My greenhouse is finished 🙂 Thank you for reading! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!