Friday, February 05, 2016

Every Year I Appreciate You More and More



Hi, everyone, today I’m sharing a project I designed for the MFT February Release Class. This card was a ton of fun to create using mixed media techniques on the just released County Fair Plaid Paper Pack. You can find the PDF file for this and the other classes created by my incredibly talented MFT teammates HERE on the MFT Blog.

Thanks for stopping by today—see you soon!


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Thursday, February 04, 2016

When It Rains, Look for Rainbows–MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #266

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Hello, all, thanks for joining me for this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! This week’s sketch is very simple so the sky’s the limit!

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I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then cut some Ranger Watercolor paper with Blueprints 20 Die-namics, did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors, and stenciled on some transparent embossing paste through Raindrops Stencil. After it dried I popped it up on foam mounting tape, added a Sunny Skies Die-namics, cut from Sunshine card stock and Puffy Clouds Die-namics, cut from Cement Gray card stock and popped them up on foam as well.

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Next I cut Black Licorice card stock with Blueprints 20 Die-namics and stamped the sentiment from Rainbow of Happiness with Versamark and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. Then, from Sweet Tooth card stock I cut the word “Rainbows” from Color the Rainbow Die-namics and colored it in a rainbow pattern with Copic markers. I added it to the sentiment strip, popped that up on foam, and it was done!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you playing along with this week’s
MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Rainbow of Happiness (MFT)
Ink:
Versamark (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Sunshine card stock, Gravel Gray card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Ranger Watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Color the Rainbow Die-namics, Puffy Clouds Die-namics, Sunny Skies Die-namics, Raindrops Stencil, Peerless Watercolors, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder (MFT); Copic markers, transparent embossing paste

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

I Love You To Pieces–CTD #378

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Hi, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge!! Lori is our hostess this week and she has chosen a sweet color combo inspired by an equally sweet Valentine-theme inspiration piece.


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I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added a strip of Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack to the right side. Next I trimmed a piece of Ranger Watercolor paper and got to work on it. I did a watercolor wash with Peerless Watercolors, stamped Grid Background with Steel Gray dye ink, and added some Distressed Patterns with Wild Cherry dye ink and Pink Lemonade dye ink. Then I cut out Candy Jar Die-namics and set about to make a shaker element. I used heat resistant acetate for the window and used Silver Shine card stock for the lid and the base.

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I filled it with Pretty Pink Posh sequins and popped it up on the base with foam mounting tape after tying around some baker’s twine. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark on Steel Gray card stock cut with Blueprints 20 Die-namics, and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder. I popped that up as well and finished off with some enamel dots.

And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD378 so we can see your beauty all in one place, and use #ctd378 and #colorthrowdown on social media. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented February Guest Designer, Kay Miller!

You might notice an addition to the team ;-) We enjoyed having Amy Rysavy playing along as guest designer so much last month that we simply couldn’t let her go, so she’s joining the team as of today!! Woohoo—we are so excited to have her!! Welcome to the team, Amy!!

Amy Rysavy
Barbara Anders
(<—You are here!)
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lisa Henke
Lori Tecler
Lynn Put
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Kay Miller – February Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Candy Jar Companions, Distressed Patterns, Grid Background (MFT)
Ink:
Wild Cherry dye ink, Pink Lemonade dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack, heat resistant acetate, Ranger Watercolor paper, Silver Shine card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Candy Jar Die-namics, Blueprints 20 Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (MFT); baker’s twine, enamel dots

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

MFT February New Product Release!

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Hello, and thanks for joining me for MFT’s February New Product Release!! All of the products we’ve been teasing you with for the last five days are now available for purchase in the MFT Boutique!

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I have a couple of cards to share with you focusing on Rainbow of Happiness Stamp Set. SO many wonderful and heartlelt sentiments in that set—you’ll be using it all the time! But first, I have to tell you that I am thrilled to be a contributor to this month’s FREE mini classes—there are five tutorials in one PDF file that can be found in the Resources Section of the MFT Blog.

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For my first card, I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Then, on some Ranger Watercolor paper, I did a wash with Peerless Watercolors and then added some rain with Raindrops Stencil and translucent embossing paste and set it aside to dry. Next I cut Stitched Rainbow Die-namics and Sunny Skies Die-namics from Ranger Watercolor paper and colored them, also with Peerless Watercolors

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I assembled the rainbow, stamped the sentiment from Rainbow of Happiness on the “sky” panel with Black Licorice hybrid ink, and popped that up on foam mounting tape on the card base. I adhered the sun, popped the rainbow up on foam, and added the clouds, cut from Puffy Clouds Die-namicsCement Gray card stock clouds over the raindrops and Sweet Tooth card stock clouds over the rainbow, pushing the storm clouds out of the way :)
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For my second card I added a rainbow in another way.

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This card also started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. I added some Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack down the right side, then cut Ranger Water color paper to cover the rest of the card front. On this I stamped Lots of Dots Background with Versamark, heat embossed with white detail embossing powder, and using the emboss resist technique, did a watercolor wash all over with Peerless Watercolors. I popped that up on foam, added Sunny Skies Die-namics cut from Sunshine card stock and Puffy Clouds Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth card stock.

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The sentiment was partially stamped on Black Licorice card stock cut with Blueprints 22 Die-namics and then I added “Color” cut Color the Rainbow Die-namics from Sweet Tooth card stock and colored with Copic markers. I popped that up on foam and was done!

And that’s it! I hope I’ve given you some ideas for using YOUR
Rainbow of Happiness stamp set in some fun ways. Thanks so much for stopping by…and happy shopping!! And don’t forget that MFT will be giving away TWO $100 vouchers—to have a chance to win one, be sure to comment on each of the designers’ blogs by end of the day on Thursday, February 4th. The winners will be announced on the MFT Blog on Friday, February 5th. Good luck!!


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~Supplies~
Rainbow Card:
Stamps:
Rainbow of Happiness (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Gravel Gray card stock, Ranger Watercolor paper (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Puffy Clouds Die-namics, Stitched Rainbow Die-namics, Sunny Skies Die-namics, Raindrops Stencil, foam mounting tape, Peerless Watercolors (MFT); translucent embossing paste

Color Card:
Stamps:
Rainbow of Happiness, Lots of Dots Background (MFT)
Ink:
Versamark (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Black Licorice card stock, Sunshine card stock, Ranger watercolor paper, Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Blueprints 22 Die-namics, Color the Rainbow Die-namics, Puffy Clouds Die-namics, Sunny Skies Die-namics, foam mounting tape, white detail embossing powder, Peerless Watercolors (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers

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