Hey everyone!

Thanks for joining me at the start of August release week for My Favorite Things!

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For Countdown Day 5, we’re showcasing the Lisa Johnson Designs’ Scribble Roses stamp set and Die-Namics, the Encouraging Words stamp set and finally, the Double Stitched Circle, Oval, Rectangle and Square STAX Die-namics. Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and inlaid die-cutting.

I had soooo much fun creating the inlaid die-cutting effect with the Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics! I trimmed a panel of white cardstock down to 4.25″ x 5.5″ using the largest frame die from Blueprints 25, and drew some guidelines to help with alignment and positioning the dies accurately.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and inlaid die-cutting.

I started by die-cutting the circles, beginning on the left hand side and working my way to the right – with each pass, I left the die-cut piece intact before cutting the next circle.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and inlaid die-cutting.

Also, I replaced the white die-cut circles with coloured die-cut circles as I ran the dies through my die-cutting machine – needless to say, I had a lot of crescent shaped paper scraps to piece back together for the inlaid effect.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics and inlaid die-cutting.

The sentiment was heat embossed on white onto a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted to the card front. Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Scribble Roses.

Again, another fun card to create, though not as complex as the first! I blended Mustard Seed and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks in the centre of a card base to act as a kind of holding area for the floral clusters.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Scribble Roses.

I then created coloured panels using a mixture of Distress Inks and water, and from these, I die-cut the base layers of the roses. I die-cut the overlays from some black cardstock and adhered them to the bases with small dots of Glossy Accents.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Scribble Roses.

The roses were foam mounted to the card front allowing the ink blended halo to peek through – to finish up, I stamped the leaf outline images with black ink onto green inky panels and die-cut them out before adhering them behind the roses.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT August Release Countdown Day 5. Scribble Roses.

Pop by the My Favorite Things Blog for today’s full product reveal, giveaways and links to lots of gorgeous projects from the rest of the MFT Design Team members!

Thanks for stopping by 😉

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