April 18, 2017

My Favorite Things A-maze-ing Card Kit!

Hello! I'm so excited to share that the newest MFT card kit called A-maze-ing is now available in the MFT online store! This kit is jam packed full of awesome products that can be used with a ton of different design ideas to create fun and interactive cards! ;)

For my card today I decided to use the awesome maze shape that comes in the kit and combine it with the Gumball Machine Die-namics to create a fun, bubble gum themed card with the maze game featured in the gumball machine.

I diecut the gumball machine parts from white cardstock and I used distress inks to add colour to them. I also added some water spritzes to them to give them a distressed and textured look. Once I the machine created, I assembled it onto a piece of light aqua paper from the Watercolor Wash paper pad and added the maze piece with the Circle SHaker pouch.

I added one of the aqua dimensional circles from the Gumball Mix to the center of the maze and then I added some aqua prills throughout the rest of the maze to look like gumballs in the machine.

Once I had the focal part of the card done, I stamped a sentiment underneath from the Gumball Greetings stamp set using Black Licorice Dye ink and then I adhered the panel to a card base with a strip of black and white patterned paper on the side and a small strip of silver sparkle cardstock.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more great ideas using this months kit! It is so fun and I can't wait to see what everyone creates with it! Thanks so much for stopping by!


My Favorite Things April Card Kit Countdown | Day 1

Hello and welcome to day 1 of the countdown to the MFT April card kit A-maze-ing! This kit is so much fun and there are endless design possibilities with it!

For my card today I decided to use the kit and add some other favorite MFT stamp sets to create a fun card design. The Uncorked stamp set has a sentiment that works perfectly with the maze and who wouldn't love a card with a maze game that leads you to a glass of wine!?! ;) ;)

I stamped the glass of wine on a white piece of cardstock and coloured it in with Copic markers and then I trimmed it down small enough to fit behind the circle opening for the maze. I cut the circle from a Grout Gray card base, added some splatter stamping with Grout Gray and Cement Gray ink and then I stamped the sentiment under the circle with black ink.

I assembled the maze by adding the Circle Shaker Pouch, the maze shape and little ball and then I adhered the cardstock piece with the wine glass directly behind it making sure to line up the wine glass with the center of the maze.

I finished the card by adding the wine bottle to the maze (I put foam adhesive on the part of the bottle that hangs off the dimensional shaker window) and then I added some clear sequins.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this months kit. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you tonight for the official release at 9pm EST!


April 17, 2017

My Favorite Things April Card Kit Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the My Favorite Things April card kit countdown. Today and tomorrow the MFT design team is sharing fun peeks at the newest card kit, sharing card and project ideas!

The April kit is called A-maze-ing and it is so awesome! It is PACKED full of products to create fun, interactive maze cards with endless design possibilities.

For my card today I kept the overall design pretty simple and let the fun maze design be the focus of the card. I love that all of the elements in the kit are sized perfectly to work together so all you have to do is have fun and create!

I created a square card design with an Orange Fizz card base and cut out a square scallop panel from white cardstock and a circle scallop frame from the Subtle Plaid paper pad. I love that the finished card is interactive and actually features a maze game that the recipient can play. ;)

You can see how I created this card from start to finish in today's episode of MFTv on the MFT Stamps YouTube channel.

And make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more fun ideas using this months kit!


April 13, 2017

Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew 3rd Anniversary blog hop! I am excited to be sharing in the celebration! Make sure to check out the Altenew blog for links to all of the hoppers today - and all of the rest of the days this week! You should have arrived here from Vera's blog.

For my card today I used one of my favourite Altenew stamp sets: Peony Bouquet. I love the large florals in this set and really enjoy colouring them using various colouring mediums.

When I stamped my flowers I knew I wanted to manipulate the stamped lines and make them a lot bolder and darker so I completely covered each of the stamped images with Distress Oxide inks, not worrying that I was really muting the lines.

Once I had the ink down, I used a water spritzer and added water to all of the images to give them a distressed look. I love the added texture and dimension that you get when you add water to these inks. Once I had them all inked and they were dry, I used a 0.5 black Copic Multiliner and traced over all of the flower and leaf lines added thicker lines in various places to really make the black inking the focus of the flowers.

I added a black and white striped paper piece to the side with a strip of sparkle silver cardstock and then I adhered the flowers and leaves to the card base. I stamped and adhered the label sentiment over top with foam adhesive and finished it off with some sparkly gems that I picked up from my local craft store.

Special Offer at Altenew for their 3rd anniversary: 
FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

The next stop on the hop is: My Sweet Petunia

Happy Hopping!! ;)