05 October 2016

MFT October Product Launch

Hi everyone!Yay!It’s time for the My Favorite Things October product launch! Today, you can see all new products and they are available right now on the MFT online store!

Here is my card featuring the newest Hand-Lettered Christmas sentiment set: 





You’ve probably noticed that calligraphy has made a colossal comeback. Hand lettering is the actual DIY trend. It gives a crafted and a perfectly imperfect charm to any creation. The use of clean lines, watercolors as well as the use of black & white with a subtle touch of silver or gold, are the basics to create any type of logo and elegant layout. This is what I wanted to achieve with this stamp set. I first stamped the sentiment onto watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I then created the Christmas bauble using a pencil. I used a Circle STAX Die-namics to draw a circle around the text. I also drew a cap and a hanger. I first colored the ornament with Wild Cherry and Lush Lagoon dye inks and left it air dry. Once it was dry, I added a layer of black watercolor (Newton & Winston). As the black is not opaque, it kept the underneath layer still visible. I mixed the black with Wink of Stella clear pen glitter to add a lot of shimmer to the bauble (sadly, you can’t see it on the picture above). To finish off my card, I added tiny black splatters all over the panel and I adhered the watercolored panel to a top-folded card base. The design looks like a selfmade hand-lettered old stylish Christmas card. I hope you like the idea! But the Hand-Lettered Christmas set is super versatile and you can create tons of fabulous designs with these sentiments.    


Don’t forget to check out the MFT October release 2016 FREE class where you can find a lot of inspiration and step-by-steps. I made a tutorial on how to create a snowy background using texture paste!




Be sure to check out the MFT blog to see what my amazing teamies made with all the fantastic new release! And don't forget to comment to win one of two $100 gift vouchers!



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

See you soon and have a wonderful day!

Francine


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86 comments:

Rowena Miniaci said...

What a beautiful card!!!!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Francine! LOVE the colors in your ornament! xoxoxo

blaze said...

Thanks for your inspiration!

Patt H. said...

Great card, Francine! I love the simplicity & those gorgeous Hand Lettered sentiments!

DonnaB said...

I like your use of the sentiment. I should have bought that too!

yesenia herrera said...

Very nice card!

Preety said...

love the clean and simple approach to your card! the splatter of color in the background adds a lil somethin somethin... very nice

Stacy said...

I really love this card for it's simplicity and the water colouring of course!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Outstanding work!

Linda Carson said...

Wow! Love this creative ornament! Beautiful color, beautiful drawings and background!!

Lia Jessica said...

What a sweet card! You really make these new products a must have item!

Annette Snyder said...

Fabulous! I love the handwritten lettering!

Colleen Howell said...

Awesome

Peg in CR said...

Love how you highlighted the sentiment! And your nontraditional colors are great!

JAVAGIRL said...

So cute love the look

loulou said...

Totally gorgeous. Definitely looks like it is totally handmade. Love your colours.

Cindy said...

Lovely card!

Evelyn vasquez said...

Nice boldness to your ornament.

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Fabulous ornament that does it all!

Cheryl B. said...

Clean and simple and mass producible! Good job!

Suzanne said...

Great card..

House Chef said...

Francine, That ornament is gorgeous! I always appreciate your painting techniques! I love how you create! The black over the color has an amazing effect! I would never have conceived the idea! I love it! And hope to someday try this.

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh I love when card makers give instructions on how they made their cards! Thanks for that! I've pinned this to my Christmas cards board on Pinterest because I love the clean and simple look of it!

Patty said...

Beautiful card!! I do LOVE any large hand lettered sentiments, they just look awesome on cards, I also like to combine them with the other more typed looking sentiments!

Kendra Hernandez said...

I always look seeing what you create - you have such a great eye and that coloring is fab! :)

Suzanne said...

Great card..

Sue McW said...

What a great card. Love the color.

Maureen Jones said...

What a lovely card! 😍

Suzanne said...

Such a great card, thanks for the ideas.

Rosemary said...

you are a genius!!! this card is beyond amazing!!

Nana Griffin said...

A wonderful CAS card idea.

Karen Weingartner said...

I love this! That sentiment set is awesome!

Angel said...

So bold and pretty! I love it!

Kari V. said...

This is so creative!! I first saw your card on Instagram and I shrieked with delight...it's fabulous!!!

Natasha said...

Oh Wow! This is stunning!!

Tess Hackett said...

Stunning clean and simple card! Very beautiful colors.

Jayell said...

Simple and just perfect!

Suzanne said...

Such a great card, clean and simple but very effective. Love it..

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow this card is visually so eye-popping gorgeous in its simplicity - love it:)

Abby said...

I like the look of this sentiment.

Chitra Nair said...

Brilliant idea..Love it!!!

SabineV said...

So pretty!

karenb said...

Very pretty!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card! I love your hand-lettered sentiment!

astarr said...

Love love love the hand lettered stamp set!

Suzanne said...

Great card, simple but effective.

Karen B. said...

This is so cool! Great CAS design!

Becky Carafa said...

Absolutely stunning!

Helen Gullett said...

FANTASTIC ornament card! WOW!

Yvonne Kadinger said...

Great use of the hand lettered stamp set, very creative 😊

Marianne said...

Gorgeous! Such a great way to showcase the sentiment, and I LOVE those colours!

Kim Faucher said...

Oooo one of my favorite cards from this release!

Craftyfield said...

Simple but effective!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Such a pretty card! So clean and simple as well as those colors are fabulous!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous watercoloring on your ornament, Francine! I love the variation in the colors...so pretty, and perfect for this hand lettered sentiment!
Thanks so much for your step by step tutorial here, and for creating a snowy background...I'll be trying both ♥

Cindy Jorquez said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

joy said...

Fabulous card design! I love the hand lettered set and the colors you used for the bauble are so rich and lush.

Iris Esther Lopez said...

Very nice card.

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the rich colors.

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous huge sentiment!

Miriam Prantner said...

So wonderfully CAS! Love the color of the ornament!

Marilyn said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing your process.

Patty said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card.

JessicaK said...

Very cool water coloring effect. I'm loving all the script form dies and stamps!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

So many things I love from this months release. My wallet is hiding!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! So festive!!! Love it!

cincyem said...

Your use of colors always impresses me.

Tammy H said...

I truly love these sentiment fonts. They are FABULOUS!! Love your color combo as well.

MulticrafterAmy said...


Nice card. I will have to check out the Release day class. :)

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
The color of the ornament really pops.
thanks for sharing.

Amy C. said...

Pretty and festive for the holidays!

Judie said...

Superb CAS card! Love it!

byAnnette said...

Really like the design, colors & black flecks!
Font is perfect!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your ornament card!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the New Release and your SWEET Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Such a creative card! Love this! Tfs xx

maria f. said...

A perfect boutique card - so trendy. Love that sentiment set!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous card!

jan metcalf said...

Nice holiday ornament card!

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your pretty card and this new release!!!

Linsey R said...

Fabulous!!! I love your card!! thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!!

KirstenNB said...

So creative! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the bold sentiment

Kay said...

Great idea for the sentiment on an ornament!

Kate B said...

I love your card - the watercoloring & design, and the hand lettered sentiment is gorgeous!

pam said...

Spectacular !

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