vendredi 29 avril 2016

MFT May Release Countdown Day 5

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of the My Favorite Things May 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 May 3rd at 10pm EST (= Europe: May 4th at 4:00 CET).

Today, I’m showcasing the newest LJD Make Yourself at Home set: 




This set is so fabulous and unique! I had tons of ideas for layouts but I decided to go with a black and white design. I stamped all images with Versamark on Black Licorice cardstock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I die cut the panel with an Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX die and fixed it on a white card base with foam pads. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and colored the pillow in rainbow colors. It really pops against the background and I think it works perfectly with the sentiment.

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):

jeudi 28 avril 2016

Gardening scene

Hi everyone! Today, I have a gardening scene to share with you. 




I’m a HUGE fan of "Wimmel" books (Wimmelbücher / Wimmelbilder) who are very popular here in Switzerland and Germany. These images are full of details and I tried to achieve the same result on my card.  

I used several stamps from different companies: Helz Cuppleditch / Trimcraft, Darcie’s, Penny Black, Art Impressions, Whipper Snapper Designs, Magnolia, Bildmalarna, Kaleidoskop, etc. I colored the scene with watercolors, Distress inks and Tombow markers.

Have a wonderful day…

Francine

mardi 26 avril 2016

My Favorite Things – Nuts… for you!

Hi everyone! Welcome to this month’s Creative Construction with Blueprints!

This time it’s all about strips, tags and flags! Here is what I came up with:





I chose to make a little scene with the Forest Friends stamps. I kept the design simple. This helps focusing on the image. I first die cut a stitched card panel from white cardstock using Blueprints 25. Next, I created a mountain of acorns with a squirrel on top. I used masking paper to achieve this result. I then colored the images with Copic markers and cut them out with scissors. I blended the background with Distress inks. I die cut a banner strip from Blueprints 25 and heat embossed the "for you" sentiment from the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears set with white embossing powder. I attached all elements to the panel using foam pads. I made a flag with the banner and used a toothpick that I fixed with glue. I fixed a strip from the Dots & Stripes Neutral Paper Pack to the bottom of the card base and the panel to the card base.


Head over to the MFT blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created!



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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


Supplies: 

vendredi 22 avril 2016

Reverse Confetti – Just for you

Hi everyone! I’m back with a card I’ve made for Reverse Confetti using products from the newest April release!

Here is my project: 







I used the super cute koala from the Bear Hugs stamp set that I colored with Copic markers. I die cut the image with the coordinating die. I then die cut the pocket die from the Tie-rific die set. I also used the newest Edge Essentials to add stitches to my card base. To finish off my card, I fixed all elements to the card base and I stamped the sentiment (also from the Bear Hugs set) in black ink. Finally, I decorated the card with enamel dots. 







  



  




Don’t forget to check the Reverse Confetti blog for more inspiration!

This was my last post as a ̍Fetti Friend! Thanks so much Jen for having me as a guest! I had so much fun using your products! Big hugs!

Francine

mercredi 20 avril 2016

My Favorite Things – April Card Kit Launch

Hi everyone! Yay! The Jungle Friends April card kit will be available NOW in the MFT boutique.

Here is another card I made with this fun kit: 




To create this scene, I used several elements from the kit (elephant and branch die, the grass / hill border, as well as the sentiment). I first created the background. I used masking paper that I die cut with a Circle STAX Die-namics to mask the sun. I sponged the background and the grassy border with Distress inks. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany for the sunset sky. For the grassy hill, I used Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint. I colored the elephant and the branch with Copic markers and I sponged the borders with ink. I fixed the elements with foam pads for more dimension and attached the panel on a black card base.


Be sure to check the MFT blog for a full list of kit contents and more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!



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

Thanks for visiting my blog…

Francine


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