Hey everyone!

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

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For Countdown Day 5, we’re showcasing the Lisa Johnson Designs’ Trim the Tree Stamp Set and Die-Namics, the Gift Tag Greetings Stamp Set and finally, the Tag Builder 4 Blueprints Die-namics! Here’s my first card:

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I love a good old, one layer card once in a while, especially when you can create the illusion of dimension with embossing paste! I began by stamping the tree image from Trim the Tree first with Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and then with a range of rainbow coloured Distress Inks along the bottom of the card base.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I quite like the mottled, uneven look to the stamping – adds to the feeling of something that’s been hand made 😉 I stamped a sentiment from the same set with black ink and set the card aside to dry. I then reached for the Snowfall Stencil (being showcased tomorrow), laid it on top of the card and masked off the sentiment area before swiping through some embossing paste.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I removed the stencil, gave it a quick wash and while the paste on the card was still a little wet, I sprinkled some iridescent embossing powder all over, tapping off the excess. After about an hour, I heat set the powder, and the card was complete!

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

Here’s my second card:

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

This one is pretty quick, clean and simple. Oh and that background? That’s created using the new Basic Stitch Lines Die-Namics, being showcased on Tuesday!

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I ran those dies several times across a card base to create a bit of interest. For the christmas tree, I wanted to go for non-traditional colours, and ran the tree die from Trim the Tree Die-Namics out of some pink, purple and grey cardstocks, scoring the pieces down the middle to make them easier to fold in half slightly.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I then adhered all the tree pieces together, applying glue only in the centre and popping the sides up for a little dimension.

©Candles in the Garden. MFT October Release Countdown Day 5. Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-Namics.

I foam mounted the tree to the card base and stamped a sentiment from Trim the Tree beneath it with black dye ink.

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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