04 December 2016

MFT December Release Countdown Day 3

Hi everyone! Today is the third day of the My Favorite Things December release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products and it was so fun to play with all the new stuff! 

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on December 6th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: December 7th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Pure Innocence Bookworm stamp set: 





Did you see the little worm? Awww…. He is SOOO cute. You shoud get the stamp just for him LOL! I colored the girl with Copic markers and added jeans texture to the pants. If you want to read more about this technique, I made a tutorial a few months ago. You can find it HERE (check page 2). I used the paper piecing technique for the sweater. The patterned paper is from the Trail Mix paper pack. I created the sentiment with stamp from the Our Story set and the fabulous Bottlecap Letters Die-namics. I die cut them and colored them with Copic markers. I used the same colors that are on the sweater. The colors match perfectly. The background paper is from the Off the Grid paper pack and the card base was made from Chocolate Brown cardstock.


For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


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03 December 2016

MFT December Release Countdown Day 4

Hi everyone! Today is the second day of the My Favorite Things December release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products and I hope you’ll have fun with our preview projects!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on December 6th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: December 7th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Our Story stamp set from Birdie Brown: 





I created a little scene and I made a lot of masking. I didn’t add a sentiment so I can use the card for any occasion. This could be me with my cats ūüėä! For more details about this technique, check the Free MFT December 2016 PDF release class (coming soon – December 6th). I have a tutorial for you!  


For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

02 December 2016

MFT December Release Countdown Day 5

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of the My Favorite Things December release countdown. This release is packed with amazing new products! You’ll love them!

The new products will officially be available on the MFT online store on December 6th at 9:00 pm EST (= Europe: December 7th at 3:00 am CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest Stars Above stamp set: 





Wow ūüėć, these stars are so beautiful and versatile! I created a background using teal and green shimmer sprays (homemade mixture)! I added some black splatters for more interest. I die cut the background with the stitched die from Blueprints 20. I heat embossed the stars with silver embossing powder, as well as the sentiment. I fixed all elements with foam for more dimension.


For today’s full product reveal, links to other fabulous projects from the MFT design team and AWESOME GIVEAWAYS, be sure to check out the MFT blog



For more inspiration, you can also check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more countdown fun!

Francine


Supplies (some links will not work until the products are released):

26 November 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps – Christmas Cards

Hi everyone!  Today, I’m guesting for Sunny Studio and I have two Christmas cards for you!

For my first project, I’m featuring the Blissful Baking stamp set. 




This set is the cutest!!! Look at all those baking tools and ingredients . I decided to create a little scene in non-traditional Christmas colors. I colored all images with Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. I created the tablecloth with a gingham paper and sponged the background with blue ink. I adhered the images with foam pads to the table to create this sweet baking scene. The sentiment is from the Blissful Baking stamp set too and was stamped in black ink. To finish off my card, I fixed the scene with foam pads to a soft blue card base.


For my second project, I’m featuring the fabulous Holiday Style layering stamp set.




The bell looks so real, it's amazing! I decided to create a monochromatic card with a touch of red. I stamped the pine branch in light grey directly onto the card base, as well as the sentiment in black ink. I then stamped the bell, from the darkest to the lightest, onto a white panel and cut it out with scissors. I adhered the bell to the card base with foam pads for more dimension. To finish off my card, I made a cute little bow with a red and white gingham ribbon that I glued over the bell. I really like the elegant look of that color scheme. That red stands out so beautifully! 

EDIT: I got many mails, messages or questions about the inks I used for the bell. The two darker layers were stamped with Hero Arts Black Hues Dye Ink and Hero Arts Charcoal Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. For the lighter layer, I used second generation stamping and I had great results with 2 inks: London Fog from Memento and Soft Granite from Hero Arts. As I did the card a long time ago (I always work ahead and post my cards many weeks/months later on my blog), I'm not sure which of both I used but they are very similar if stamped with the second generation technique. The Memento ink is a little bit more bluish so probably, I used Soft Granite. The kind of paper seems to be very important too: the second generation stamping didn't work well on all papers (I used paper from the local stationery for that one). I played a while with the bell and stamped it more than 20 times til I found what works best for me. Try to do the same with different inks and papers from your stash til you're happy with the result. Hope this helps!

Here are the two sets I used: 

      



Don’t forget to check the Sunny Studio blog for more inspiration each day!  

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Francine


23 November 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #308

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge! Here is what I came up with: 





This sketch is super versatile! First, I decided to go for a colored image but I then changed my mind and went for a non-cute card using a sentiment as my focal point. I first created a top-folded card base from Smooth Withe cardstock. I then cut out a circular shape using the Circle STAX Die-namics that I blended with Distress inks to create a rich and colorful background for a tropical theme. I also spritzed water mixed with shimmer over it and I stamped some leaves from the Large Desert Bouquet set to give more texture and interest. I then adhered the shape to the card base and trimmed the right edge to fit the sketch. Next, I stamped the "Best wishes" from the All Occasion Sentiments on Smooth White cardstock and cut it out with scissors. I heat embossed the "Enjoy your day" from the Sweet Sloths set on Black Licorice Prestige cardstock with white embossing powder and cut it out too. I fixed the sentiments to the card with foam pads for more dimension. To complete my card, I added 3 sequins.  


Here is the sketch #308 for this week’s challenge:





Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch! 



Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


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