MFT January Card Kit Countdown Day 1

January 23, 2017

It's time to begin the countdown to the MFT January Card Kit Release! This month's kit is called No Place Like Home. It includes one sentiment stamp set and two Die-namics sets, as well as coordinated colors of card stocks, that are perfect for creating love and/or home themed handmade cards! 

(NOTE : The products written in boldface are included in the kit.)
My card for today uses the Home Sweet Home stamp set and the Lock & Key Die-namics from the kit. 

I was inspired by a sentiment included in the No Place Like Home stamp set, "YOU HOLD THE Key to My Heart", for this design. I replaced the words, "Key" and "Heart" with the die-cut pieces, and framed them with a scalloped rectangle frame.

The key was cut with the Lock & Key Die-namics and the heart was cut with the Stitched Heart STAX Die-namics. As you see in the photo above, I layered three die-cut pieces for each shape to add a little dimension. The key was embellished with a hemp bow and a small pearl.

The No Place Like Home Card Kit will be available for purchase on January 24 at 9:00 pm EST
Make sure you stop by the MFT blog to see the full reveal of the kit and for more inspiration from the DT!

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You're a Real Gem - WSC 316

January 18, 2017

It's time for a new sketch challenge (WSC 316) over at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog
Here is this weeks sketch.

I can hardly believe it, but I had never used the Bling It On stamp set and the Diamonds Die-namics since they were released last year and I almost forgot about them! (LOL!) The newly released Abstract Heart Die-namics reminded me of them, and I thought I'd use them for this weeks sketch challenge.

I used the Abstract Stencil for the circular element in the sketch and added some gold ink spatters. 

To create my gems, I blended some Distress Inks (Purple : Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet, Pink : Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick) on watercolor paper and cut it out with the solid dies from the Diamond Die-namics. Then two layers of the outlined diamonds were added for a dimensional look.
The sentiment was white embossed on a Black Licorice panel cut with a die from the Blueprints 27 Die-namics, and I adhered it to the background panel with foam tape along with a strip of gold paper. A few gold sequins were added 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. I hope you'll play along with us this week! :)

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Otters Shaker Card - MFT Release Replay

January 17, 2017

Today the MFT Creative Team 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 combined the newly released Otterly Love You stamp set with the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics to create a shaker card. And also, I had the otters hold a cupcake which is from the Hog Heaven stamp set.

First I stamped a cupcake and masked it off, then stamped an otter. I colored them with Copics and cut out with scissors.

The Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics can be used to make a wavy background for sea creatures. For my background, I blended some Distress Inks (Scattered Straw, Cracked Pistachio, and Salty Ocean) on a watercolor paper panel and spritzed it with some water. I used the matching colors of sequins (Sparkling Clear, Lime Sorbet, Sea Breeze) for my shaker.

Head on over to the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today! I'm sure you'll be inspired a lot with their fabulous projects. :)

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